Though Luca Shea the Salon is small and tucked away from the bustling streets of Dana Point, the sophistication, creativity, and skill of the stylists within know no bounds. The husband-and-wife styling team of Ben and Farra Shea Coury have gone out of their way to make their boutique space welcoming and cozy, crafting a menu of salon and spa services for men and women. They strive to complement faces of all shapes and tones with precise cuts, bold hues, hair extensions, and products from Moroccanoil and Aquage. They also highlight tresses with Scruples, a bleach-free system that damages hair less than traditional techniques, such as mailing strands to the sun. When they aren't primping coiffures, they daub visages with facials and embellish features with Fenix Cosmetics products.
Leading a staff that includes stylists, hair-color and extensions specialists, aestheticians, and physicians, Meno Michael and Kim Letter—master stylists and co-owners of Meno Michael Salon & Spa—pamper customers with aesthetic and medical-grade services. In the comfortable salon, which features lounge benches in the shampoo area, 12 styling stations, one spa room, and a nail area, stylists create classic and trendy looks and aestheticians perform soothing facials, waxing, and complimentary makeup applications. Professional products range from the sea-botanical-based Aquage to eco-friendly Privé to innovative thickening technologies by Nioxin.
The beauty artists at Ibiza Nails & Skin Care and The Finest Nails pamper bodies with a range of spa treatments and embellish hands with luxurious European manicures and pedicures. During shellac manicures, skilled techs trim cuticles and shape nails before curing long-lasting shellac gel under a UV light. Body waxing, facials, and skin care services leave skin looking smooth and clean, while neck and shoulder massages soothe tense muscles.
A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology since 1989, Lorrie Klein specializes in the artistic application of cosmetic dermatology. She and her experienced visage-refiners emphasize the individual appearance and needs of each patient while ensuring that each treatment is as comfortable as possible. Botox treatments, de-quirk asymmetrical eyebrows back into place ($25-$300,) retouch corners of the mouth ($80-$130,) and smooth contemplative forehead lines ($160-$260.) Dr Klein's laser hair removal services, employ Gentlease and GentleYAG lasers, which minimize black and brown hair while utilizing a cool spray to alleviate discomfort. The lasers zap underarms smooth for $99, and a lip/chin double defoliation is available for $150. Crystal microdermabrasion targets discolored or irregular patches of skin for $175 per treatment, forcing them to conform with the rest of your well-behaved skin cells. Sterile aluminum oxide crystals non-invasively reduce freckles, acne scars, and sun damage with no downtime later.
With more than 25 years of styling experience, Kelly has cut more hair than a low-hanging ceiling fan and can venture into endless hairstyling possibilities. During consultations, she whittles down those possibilities into a single option, based on the client’s facial shape, lifestyle, and personal taste. She then sets to work rinsing locks with Unite professional salon products, smoothing flyaways with keratin treatments, and adding pizzazz with highlights and color services.
18/8 Fine Men's Salon (formerly Converge Salon) offers a wide slate of barbering services for men. The executive barber cut—a classic way to get dapper and feel pampered—includes a neck and shoulder massage, a hot towel finish, and an optional sleeper hold from a retired wrestler. The grey blending treatments help conceal pesky grey hairs. Clients can enjoy complimentary beverages as they await their turn in the chair, too.