Orange County Back-To-School Guide

August 12, 2013 6:00 AM

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School season is almost here and it’s time to begin preparing your kids for success. Granted that they will be the best and brightest of their class, but it never hurts to boost their confidence with a little style. Your ultimate back-to-school guide boasts the best hair salons, supply stores and clothing boutiques Orange County has to offer.

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Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
635 E. First St
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 665-4297

Half the fun of going to school is looking the part. Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is the one-stop shop for all hair styles and special cuts that your kids need to thrive. From simple trims to full-fledged cuts, Sharkey’s offers the best services to visitors. No worries mom and dad, Sharkey’s car-like barber chairs will keep that little one entertained long enough to look his best come the first day of school.

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California Kids Hairstyling
3310 East Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 628-9906

California Kids is a children’s hair salon that is dedicated to providing your child with the utmost attention, courtesy, and level of service possible. They have balloons, lollipops, toys and movies for their enjoyment.

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Crush Clothing
1835 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 631-3313

Style comes at a reasonable price at Crush Clothing, with the latest in name-brand clothing at a price that will not put parents in a financial bind. The boutique is perfect for teens and tweens hoping to impress classmates on the first day of school. Crush Clothing specializes in customer service, even providing tutorials for wearing scarves in unique ways to help your kids set themselves apart in style this year.


1500 Adams Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-1968

There’s no better way to send your kids back to school this year than in vintage wear. Dee-Lux vintage clothing is the premier spot for all clothing needs, offering everything from dresses to T-shirts at a reasonable price. Boys and girls can even trade in their old clothes for upgraded wear. Dee-Lux is the perfect way to recycle and buy a new wardrobe.

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Learning Trails
4840 Irvine Blvd. #102
Irvine, CA 92620
(714) 734-8780

Established in 1996, Learning Trails is the one-stop location for all school supplies at wholesale prices. From art supplies to paper, Learning Trails gives kids everything they need to succeed. Previous customers have complimented the business for its ability to offer the best goods at low prices, and this place really does. Unlike most chains, Learning Trails offers individualized help to each customer that walks through the door.

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CM School Supply
1025 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 680-6681

Created for children of all ages, CM School Supply offers the best products at low prices. CM caters to students and teachers, offering an array of products including building blocks and early childhood education gadgets for home study. Expect to come back throughout the year for great books on child-rearing, early childhood education and tutoring in your kid’s toughest subjects.

Sarie Robertson is a California native living in Los Angeles County. She is a freelance writer and graduate from Loyola Marymount University who has contributed to various media outlets. Her work can be found