As recounted in the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch, it was a hot day in July when JoAnn Buday's daughter ran into the house, breathlessly gushing about a newly discovered frozen treat called a "sno-ball." JoAnn was intrigued. She spent the day on the computer, her face illuminated in the glow of hundreds of shining reviews of sno-ball shops in New Orleans, where the dish originated. JoAnn had often dreamt of opening a frozen treat shop that would stand out among all the other yogurt and ice cream joints in southern California. Now, at last, she had a plan.
Today, JoAnn captains her own shop, whipping up the frosty snacks lauded by reporters from The Orange County Register. Beneath shelves of colorful syrups, JoAnn and her staff top fluffy shaved ice with more than 30 different types of syrups—including root beer, wine cooler, and coconut. They blend flavors and add layers of creamy ice cream to create imaginative combinations such as peach cobbler and caramel apple pop. Guests snack on frozen treats, hot dogs, and fresh baked goods on the tabletops that speckle the seating area. A colorful mural sweeps across the wall, depicting typical scenes from famous cities around the world, including diners lingering at a cafe in Paris and employed citizens paying their U.S. federal taxes in Seattle.
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Wood accents and lush green plants surround clients at OK Salon. Amid these cozy surroundings, stylists make locks look resplendent using a variety of hair services. They can perform basic cuts and conditioning treatments or add new hues with partial highlights or single-process color. Glamour photography is also available, and new male clients can take advantage of a $10 haircut.
As a licensed cosmetologist for 39 years and owner of Indulgence, The Salon for nearly half that time, Beverly Brunkhurst manages her staff of a dozen or so talented hairstylists with confidence. The crew calls upon Redken products as they cut and color locks amid the space’s sand-colored walls and rustic tile floors. They tame frizz with the Keratin Complex Smoothing treatment or a chair and whip and transform bobs and pixie cuts into long and flowing styles with four types of hair extensions. The resident nail technician, Lola, contributes to makeovers with gel overlays and pink and white fills, while makeup artists ready clients for a night on the town with applications and lessons. Styling clients, however, is only part of the Indulgence team’s job; they also contribute to various local organizations, including Seal Beach Animal Care Shelter, Project Shepherd, and Locks of Love.
The seasoned instructors at Riverside Bartending School help students perfect over-the-counter techniques to become a certified bartender with a full curriculum of classes. During eight hours of training, budding mixologists can demystify the formulation of popular shooters, or discover how to mix traditional martinis without starting a fire. Students who opt for full bartender certification attend to 80–100 hours of class time required for certification in as little as three weeks or at their own pace.
To flip through Rockin Locks Salon's portfolio is to feast one's eyes on a kaleidoscopic parade of looks. The stylists’ vivid creations include neon indigo waves, teal ombre locks, cotton-candy curls, V-shaped crimson bangs, aquamarine dreadlocks, and platinum rockabilly victory rolls. Here, punk meets classic beauty, as the stylists also fashion tamer cuts, such as glossy layers, honey-hued ombre highlights, and slick pompadours that evoke the days of sock hops and bomb shelters full of Spam.
The style transformations take place between hot pink walls, accented by zebra-print cushions and crisp, black-and-white stripes that are just as bold as their clients’ new ‘dos.