The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Social Beauty Lounge isn't your typical spa and salon. For one thing, the stylists here don't carry scissors. Wielding only blow dryers, they style strands into long, loose curls, sleek blowouts, and intricate updos. The diverse selection of spa services includes everything from lash extensions to threading and waxing. But instead of performing treatments in dark, closed-off rooms, the staff beautifies guests behind privacy curtains on an open-air sun deck.
Even without the promise of spa services, SBL would be a beautiful place to relax. The all-white salon is lit by chandeliers and sunlight that pours in from the sun deck. The deck extends into a lounge space with cushy banquettes and a small wine bar where stylists from less beautiful salons can come to drown their sorrows.
Quilted stools standing before curved mirrors, plush curtains cordoning off treatment rooms, all lend an air of 1940s glam to Lashfully's eyelash salon. The lash artists ? at this highly praised salon ? work to lend their clients the same glamorous air, with lush synthetic mink eyelash extensions to enhance their eyes. Co-owner and head artist Liv Contreras trains each artist herself to artfully customize each client's lash extensions from a selection of 100 styles, differing in length, thickness, or curvature. Just like a middle school couple, natural lash and extension stay together for two to four weeks, until the native lash grows out naturally. Because of this, touchups are recommended every few weeks.
When James Albert opened his own salon, he wasn't content to rest on his laurels as a proven platform artist and artistic director. Instead, he enlisted a team of chemists to help him create his own product line. The results are impressive. James Albert shampoos and conditioners infuse strands with vitamins, sunscreens, and moisturizers without stripping the hair's natural oils.
Fortunately, these products are available both to clients and to students enrolled in the salon's advanced cutting program. These students learn how to create modern styles that break all kinds of rules, such as Newport Beach's outdated city ordinance banning bangs. James also shows his aspiring stylists how to adapt edgy looks to suit clients looking for an everyday 'do.
Oliva Tran, stylist and owner of Olivia's Expert Touch Salon, refers to herself as "a perfectionist." Passionate about helping her clients achieve beautiful skin and hair, Olivia and her team of licensed stylists and aestheticians offer salon services, facials, and waxing, along with permanent makeup and spa treatments. Olivia herself boasts a decade of experience, which helps her render exquisite haircuts and highlights. She and the staff also welcome guests into cushy chairs for eyelash extensions that make faces more expressive than a mime who can talk like Abe Lincoln. Beyond hair-related work, Olivia's salon performs aromatherapy salt glow exfoliations and foot reflexology treatments.
Our salon is dedicated to service and value. All of our licensed specialists sincerely enjoy what we do and it is reflected in the loyalty of our clients. We promise individual attention and great value for all of our customers.