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.
Shampoo Salon founder Kelly Ripley brings nearly four decades of expertise to her styling chair. With help from products by companies such as Alfaparf Milano and Moroccanoil, Kelly and her staff trim, color, and tint strands on men and women and enhance hair with feather extensions and weaves. Silk wraps and acrylic tips lengthen nails without heavy steel reinforcements, and the salon also adorns complexions with permanent makeup for eyes and lips.
The nail technicians at Broadmoor Nail Spa pamper nails, hands, and feet with an array of manicures and pedicures. Their acrylic and silk nails beautify hands while maintaining a classic, clean look. Along with nail care, the staff also beautifies clients with facials, waxing, and threading.
Inside KE Salon, nail technician Gabby Barrese meticulously grooms fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures. She begins each treatment by trimming cuticles and plying skin with hydrating lotions. From there, Gabby files nails into an oval, square, or hexagonal shape and brushes on traditional or long-lasting gel polish.