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.
Katie Raber's Face & Body is a full-service spa geared towards beauty and wellness, and Jordan does her part with luxury nail care services. In addition to nail art and gelish mani-pedis, she offers indulging treatments such as a shea butter pedicure. This treatment includes a foot soak and an exfoliation with crushed walnut, sugar, and shea butter, which renders the skin smooth and radiant. Jordan caps off the service with a foot and leg massage using warmed shea butter, which helps loosen muscles that may be tense from sitting at a desk or being somebody else's desk. This is just one example of the lengths Jordan goes to during her treatments to keep her clients pampered and well-groomed. She favors polishes from respected makers such as Essie and CND.
Passion Hair Spa serves as a one-stop salon and spa in Huntington Beach where clients can enjoy hair, nail, and skincare treatments in the same location. Stylist Monique streaks sun-kissed highlights into hair and cuts strands into chic new looks with assistance from Redken, Goldwell, and Colure products. Nail technician Mimi pampers clients with luxurious spa mani-pedis, buffing and glossing natural and artificial nails to perfection. The staff also performs soothing facials and permanent eyeliner applications, which can help save time normally spent applying makeup before work or before running into the background of a live news report.
Conveniently located near the surfing mecca of Huntington Beach Pier, Main St. Day Spa never takes a day off from pampering. Open seven days a week, the spa offers beauty treatments and soothing massage therapy treatments. Spa guests can zero in on a specific area to beautify, with a gel manicure, haircut, or eyelash extensions, for example. Full-body wraps and masks leave skin feeling refreshed from head to toe, and spa packages are also available.
Signature Service: Full color or weave haircut and blow dry
Brands Used: TIGI, Redken, Kenra, Goldwell
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Friendly and welcoming environment