The lifespan of a strand of hair is roughly five years. Stylist Melinda Douglas makes the most of this time with a wide array of hair services. Drawing on 18 years of experience, the color specialist creates modern looks with voluminous layers, alters hues with single-process color, and adds dimension with eye-catching highlights. In addition to cutting and coloring hair, she also performs texturizing services, including spiral perms, Japanese thermal straightening, and Brazilian Blowouts.
Signature Service: Cut, color and more
Brands Used: Joico, Redken, Matrix, Iden, Moroccan Oil, Kenra, Brazilian
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Relaxed and courteous atmosphere catering to all hairtypes
On the sun-dappled streets of Long Beach, the broad glass windows of 2nd Street Beauty’s pristine flagship store sparkle just as brightly as the cosmetics that rest behind them. Inside each 2nd Street Beauty location, sleek white beauty displays showcase Stila blushes and Smashbox cosmetics that stand in perfectly straight lines. With a vast selection of professional hair, skin, cosmetic, and nail products, the staff members at 2nd Street Beauty guide guests through dozens of elegant high-end products, and even performs luxurious facials and hair services just steps away in the adjacent salon.
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