On the sun-dappled streets of Long Beach, the broad glass windows of 2nd Street Beauty Boutique’s flagship store sparkle just as brightly as the rows of cosmetics that rest behind them. Inside each 2nd Street Beauty outpost, sleek white beauty stations hoist Stila blushes and rows of Smashbox lipsticks that stand in perfectly straight lines like soldiers at attention or British people queuing for the bus. With an elixir, serum, or solution for every hair, skin, and nail concern imaginable, the staff at 2nd Street Beauty guides guests through dozens of high-end products, and even performs facials and hair services in the adjacent salon.
Hairstylist Lindsay Berman is as honest as she is perfectionist. The Sassoon Academy grad has no problem being frank with her clients, letting them know if a particular style might not be the best for their look, their budget, or their relationship with mirrors. That said, she does whatever it takes to ensure that everyone leaves her chair happy, whether they came in for a Brazilian blowout or a makeup application. Along with haircuts for men, women, and kids, her services include highlights, extensions, bridal makeup.
Complexions Day Spa whisks clients into relaxation within its luxurious environs. Catering to private parties, showers, and girls' nights out as well as individuals, the intimate, full-service day spa offers most types of beauty treatments under the sun. The service menu catalogs diverse options; aestheticians and therapists not only treat guests with standard spa fair such as facials, massages, and waxing but they also cut hair, apply makeup, and polish nails with other well-polished nails. During the summer, the team moves over to the upscale Atrium Hotel in Irvine. This allows the staff to take advantage of the property's various amenities, including cabanas, pool-side massages, and space for couples treatments.
Mattie Gordon's beauty career stretches more than 32 years. In that time, he's done much more than just make his hair clients happy. A master stylist, Mattie's eye for trends and his passionate creativity have earned him the attention of Vogue and Cosmo Girl magazines, not to mention personal-stylist work with Goldie Hawn and Stevie Nicks. At his salon, sun-drenched windows let in a bit of nature, lending soothing views as hair undergoes coloring, extensions, or corrective treatments if it's going through its ornary teenage years. Mattie's talents don't just stop at hair, either. His eye for detail extends into wardrobe design and makeup application, which he's done for theater, TV, and films.
Most Popular Service: Ombre, multi-color highlights, haircuts
Brands Used: Logics, Goldwell, Matrix, Redken
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Hairstylist Yvonne Morales transforms hair with cuts, colors, and conditioning treatments. Boasting more than 15 years of experience, Yvonne expertly handles curling irons as she twists strands into elegant ?dos and creates permanent curls. Along with offering services at affordable prices, Yvonne also caters to clients by keeping a flexible schedule.