Best Hair Salons In Orange County

November 7, 2016 6:18 AM

(Credit: Matt Petranovic)

(Credit: Matt Petranovic)


A trip to the hair salon is so much more than a simple hair cut. There’s no greater feeling than having your hair washed, cut, dyed and expertly styled. But, many salons provide additional beauty services and blend an enchanting atmosphere with winsome décor, providing an experience that makes you feel pretty and pampered no matter what your appointment was for. With the popularity of everything luxurious in Orange County, it’s no surprise that some of the best salons around are right here.

(Credit: Blanc Noir Hairdressing)

(Credit: Blanc Noir Hairdressing)


Blanc Noir Hairdressing
750 St Clair Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 617-4768
www.blancnoirhairdressing.com

The chic setting at Blanc Noir pairs well with the quality of hairdressing offered. Founders Jonathan and Abel each had experience in a professional salon before coming together to create Blanc Noir Hairdressing, a beauty parlor that blends superb styling with expert customer service. Perfect hair is achieved by departmentalizing their services, hiring individuals with specializations to ensure that their customers get only the best results. Rather than see one stylist to get your hair cut and colored, Blanc Noir have professionals who focus on one or the other. As such, each service is separate and has its own price, but customers leave raving about the outcome. The salon offers haircuts, blowouts, styling, up-dos, extensions, coloring, gloss and various kinds of highlights. In addition, they specialize in balayage techniques which is extremely popular. Blanc Noir also offers men’s cuts, colors and highlights as well as children’s haircuts.

(Credit: Shear Bliss)

(Credit: Shear Bliss)


Shear Bliss
290 South Prospect Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 486-1820
www.shearblissoc.com

With vintage mirrors and chandeliers, old-fashioned chairs and pieces of art adorning the walls, Shear Bliss is an adorable place to spend an afternoon. The wooden floors and black-and-white color palette combine antique décor with a modern vibe that is perfect for primping. While the salon offers haircuts for men, women and children, their menu features plenty of other services as well. In addition to styling and bridal services, they offer both thermal and deep conditioning. Chemical services include coloring, full or partial weaves, root touch ups, perms and glosses, Brazilian blowouts and chemical straightening. Aside from hair, Shear Bliss can wax everything from eyebrows to chins and arms. Overall, the environment just enhances the gorgeous results that the entire staff provides as they try to make you look and feel your best.

(Credit: Jack Martin Salon)

(Credit: Jack Martin Salon)


Jack Martin Salon
13762 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 760-4657
www.jackmartinsalon.com

The Jack Martin Salon, located in Tustin, focuses on bringing out the true beauty of each and every client, but also on their clients’ overall wellbeing. In an effort to keep their customers safe and healthy, none of the products or dyes they use contain or create formaldehyde — an element that makes Jack Martin Salon pretty unique. This Tustin full-service salon offers wash and blow dry services, haircuts, coloring, highlights, styling and color correction. The salon also offers perms, conditioning treatments, chemical straightening and a Brazilian keratin treatment. As a popular company for weddings as well, Jack Martin Salon creates various soft waves, up-dos and formal bridal hairstyles that are perfect for the big day, the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner and more. Don’t forget to check out their unique extensions; Halocouture extensions provide a halo of hair to slip over your own rather than using glue or clip-ins.

(Credit: Nicole Daniels Photography)

(Credit: Nicole Daniels Photography)


Modest Spot Salon
106 West Mariposa
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 388-6222
www.modestspotsalon.com

Founded only a few years ago by San Clemente native Stephanie Carrillo, Modest Spot Salon embraces nature, incorporating it both in the salon’s design and in the products they use. The décor combines wooden elements on the walls and in the furniture with flowers, greenery and antlers. In an effort to keep clients safe, Modest Spot Salon uses two specific lines: R&Co and 7 Luxury Hair Care. In addition to the paraben-free, sulfate-free products, R&Co is also a gluten-free, vegetarian product that protects against UV rays. The salon is popular for haircuts, styling, highlights, conditioning treatments and balayage techniques, but they also offer both traditional and airbrush makeup, keratin treatments, extensions and wedding styling. Each of the stylists at Modest Spot Salon take the time to really find out what you want before cutting or coloring your hair, resulting in a positive experience every time.

(credit: Tribeca Salon

(credit: Tribeca Salon


Tribeca Salon
6 Journey
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 916-2400
www.tribecahairsalon.com

With bright wooden floors and dark accents in the décor and styling chairs, Tribeca Salon has a trendy, hip vibe that is mirrored by their styling. The owners are a married couple who pride themselves on offering fantastic service, complete with specialty coffees, wine and sometimes even mimosas. They refer to it as a destination salon, stressing that enjoying the experience is just as important as how your hair looks when it’s over. Aside from haircuts and coloring, Tribeca Salon specializes in highlights, extensions, the ombre technique, keratin treatments, Brazilian blowouts, hair loss treatments and makeup. They also host events like their Saturday Trunk Shows, where clothing and accessory vendors showcase their products. In addition to the salon in Aliso Viejo, Tribeca has a four-chair salon in Tustin at Village of Hope, the Orange County Rescue Mission. Along with other volunteer stylists, owners Tim and Treeny Telles offer free haircuts, color and styling for homeless men and women.

(Credit: Kristi Sutton Elias Photography)

(Credit: Kristi Sutton Elias Photography)


Medusa Hair Salon
22311 Brookhurst Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 968-2424
www.medusasalonnew.squarespace.com

Operating in Surf City U.S.A. for more than a decade, Medusa Hair Salon knows just how to cut hair with California style. The salon’s vibe relies heavily on the local culture, working to beautify the overall spirit in addition to the hair. Whatever hair trends appeal to you are sure to be offered at Medusa. Hair artists complete everything from haircuts and bang trips to coloring, highlights, straightening, perms, bleaching, gloss and keratin treatments. Various styles of blow-drying are also available along with styling, waxing, makeup application and eyelash extensions. A unique aspect of Medusa Hair Salon’s menu is the facial section, which lists Jessner peels and microdermabrasions that are ideal for anti-aging and acne. The salon’s color bar is located near televisions so clients can keep entertained while it sets. Don’t forget to request complimentary wine, beer or champagne and on Saturday mornings they even serve breakfast.

(credit: Synergy Salon and Spa)

(credit: Synergy Salon and Spa)


Synergy Salon & Spa
1232 North Tustin Street
Tustin, CA 92867
(714) 633-8520
www.synergysalonandspa.co

Although Synergy Salon & Spa has a casual atmosphere, stylists use luxury products and offer high-quality hair, nail and spa services. The salon’s hair services focus on precision haircuts, conditioning treatments, coloring, highlights, chemical waves and straightening, extensions and styling—pretty standard for OC salons. However, they also offer some fantastic nail services, including acrylic and gel nails as well as standard luxury manicures and pedicures. Plus, Synergy doubles as a spa, providing waxing and tanning services as well as European, back, mini and microdermabrasion facials. They also offer a special facial designed for teens who are dealing with acne, hormones and oil on the skin. Products both used and sold at Synergy include Kenra, Tec Italy, Moroccanoil, Colure, Brocato, Enjoy and Dermalogica.

Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine.

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