Hair Gallery's team of hairstylists and technicians uses its keen aesthetic eye, professional skill, and products from brands such as Schwarzkopf and L'Anza during hair and nail services. As clients recline in shampoo chairs, stylists work Redken Color Extend shampoos into sudsy lathers before moving the action to the styling chair, where the professionals design haircuts to complement clients' features and daily styling routines. Clients with difficult hair can seek relief with a retexturizing treatment such as Keratin Complex by Coppola, or they can slow hair loss with Bosley regrowth systems. Meanwhile, nail technicians can put the finishing touches on a new look with manicures that buff and sculpt nails before lacquering them with gel or Shellac polishes that won't chip easily during back-scratching marathons.
Master stylist Janine Hamilton draws from her 26 years of experience to update hairstyles with cuts, colors, and up-dos. She also places weaves and creates longer, thicker hair with hair extensions. At Beyond The Fringe OC, she works alongside other beauty professionals who cut hair into classic bobs and asymmetrical layers, color hair with natural-looking highlights or bright blues and reds, and deep condition damaged strands.
MGM Hair Salon?s stylists keep hair healthy with precise, contemporary cuts along with color and styling services using products from brands such as Bumble and bumble, Enjoy, Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Bosley. The salon's colorists add dimension and vibrancy to hair with single- or double-process color alongside fortifying conditioning treatments. The salon?s hair wizards can also thread eyebrows with twisted pieces of string leftover from unsuccessful sessions of cat?s cradle.
From the moment clients are handed a frosty microbrew, it's clear that 18|8 Fine Men's Salons aren't average. Wielding stainless-steel tools, stylists trained specifically to tackle men's manes make guests feel at home while sharpening their looks. Executive cuts are finished with five-minute neck and shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels. Crisp, close shaves are accomplished with the same old-fashioned straight razors they used to use to groom zeppelins, and other services include man-friendly skincare and coloring treatments.
Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.