Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Holland to Huntington Beach—that's the journey many of the stylists at Passion Hair and Nail Salon have taken, studying specialized beauty techniques such as coloring, updos, and makeup application in the Netherlands before coming to America. But the trip must have been worth the effort, as Passion has been in business for nearly 30 years and its stylists have won awards at local hair shows.
The stylists pass on their knowledge through the salon's beauty school, Supervisor Passion. Here, students learn advanced haircut techniques and skills such as coloring hair blond, as well as business methods that include how to satisfy customers, how to retain clients, and how to set goals.
Upon studying a client's bone structure and overall look, Javan Salon & Supply's stylists reshape their hair with a personalized design and let their combined 20 years of experience do the talking. The salon’s services outfit customers with the perfect splash of hair color, unlike a paint-filled balloon fight. Along with their styling smarts, the Javan Salon & Supply team enriches each customer's appearance with a stock of haircare products from brand names such as Paul Mitchell and Sebastian.
Salon Caché owner Erika believes hairstyling should be fun. That's why her stylists are hand-selected based on two key criteria: their skill with scissors and their upbeat and positive attitude. This energy exemplifies itself not only in the salon's signature cuts, Schwarzkopf coloring services, and Japanese straightening treatments, but also through their involvement in the community. Recently, the team collected the ponytails of 31 students from Harbor View Elementary for donation to Locks of Love, a charity that crafts wigs for children undergoing long-term medical care.
Part salon, part beauty-supply store, HB Beauty Salon and Supply serves as a beauty oasis. Clients journey to HB to stock up on beauty products and styling tools or for hair and nail services, facials, and massages—or all of the above. After sinking into one of the plush couches in the reception area, clients take their turn in sleek black chairs as the stylists beautify them in the open area accented by exposed beams.
Legacy's inviting barber shop design represents the ideal male destination. Its old world charm of rich mahogany wood is blended with a modern chocolate brown to create a comfortable environment where clients can enjoy a menu of services including straight razor shaves and hairstyling, while listening to '40's music.