After cutting, coloring, and straightening hair across the Long Beach area for more than 12 years, Dennis Skeen finally decided it was time to set down roots in his own salon. And that's how Haven Hair Design was born. Alongside fellow stylist Ruby LeMond, he works to ensure clients walk out of the salon's sky-blue door looking and feeling their best, whether they're just in for a simple trim or a color touchup, or if they opt for a whole new look with hair extensions.
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.
The highly trained beautifiers at D’Aversa Salons' locations patiently listen to each client's aesthetic concerns before sprucing up exteriors with hair, skin, and nail treatments infused with products by Aveda, Aquage, Moroccanoil, Opi, and Zoya. The team restores lackluster 'dos to healthier states with custom haircuts, coloring services, and nutrient-rich Brazilian blowouts that smooth flyaways and unwanted frizz with a nourishing protein shield. They also imbue visages with a revitalized glow, using an arsenal of exfoliating AHA's and vitamin-rich masks during custom facials. After skin is fully rejuvenated, waxing services whisk away unwanted hair from the face and body so that clients can confidently strut onto a beach or out swim a yeti.
Featured on the Bravo television show Tabatha's Salon Takeover, the staff at The Loft consults with clients to provide face-flattering precision cuts and coloring, as well as rejuvenating spa services. Amicably part with split ends with a customized haircut (women's $45–$55, men's $25–$35), put muscles back in their proper appendages with a muscle-moving massage ($45 for 30 minutes), or allow their waxologists to preen and primp brow mustaches ($15) by purchasing up to three of today's beautifying Groupon.
Flaunt houses its knowledgeable squad of beauty defenders in a modern, upscale habitat, where they impart a variety of compliment-corralling hair services. Entrust your threads to passionate, expert hair sculptors who carefully shape and snip women's locks ($50+) or men's manes ($30+) to match a desired style, highlight facial features, and compliment trouser cut. The full menu of color services bathes hair in new hues ($55+) or tone and glazes ($25+) coiffures with a shine rivaled only by breakfast pastries. Textural-restructuring techniques iron out frizz with above-shoulder straightening ($95+) and aluminum support girders, and allow you to reinvent a bygone decade on your head with a classic permanent wave ($85+). Flaunt Salon's creative stylists continually expand their mop-top moxie through continuing education that plugs them into the latest trends without sculpting pairs of scissors out of Play-Doh.
Dean Anthony Salon + Spa provides man-centric salon services to both men and women. A gray-covering color ($45+) and a problem-spot-removing Zone Zapper facial ($25) can reduce signs of aging, and a 60-minute full-body bamboo massage ($90) or a classic Swedish massage (30 minutes for $50) melt stress away like a stick of butter lodged in a car engine.