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December 27, 2010
Drybar, the Los Angeles-based salon, will open its first Orange County location in Fashion Island in late spring. Opened in 2010, Drybar provides blowouts for a flat fee of $35 while customers watch movies, snack on light foods, or make use of docking stations for iPhones and other personal electronics, according to a press release. "We are so thrilled by the incredible response we're seeing from woman all over Los Angeles for our concept," co-founder Alli Webb said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
June 22, 2005
Marisa O'Neil A car crashed through a busy, strip-mall nail salon Tuesday afternoon, injuring eight people and leaving behind broken glass, twisted metal and gaping holes in the walls of two other businesses. The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. when a white Mercedes convertible was trying to pull into a parking spot inside a shopping center at the corner of Bristol Street and Jamboree Road, Newport Beach police Sgt. Bill Hartford said. The car lurched forward, hopped a curb, clipped a cement pillar, smashed through the front window of an empty business at an angle, crashed through a wall into the Lovely Nails salon and came to a rest with its nose just inside an adjacent beauty supply shop, fire department spokeswoman Katie Freeman said.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | April 9, 2012
Super-powered female icons Wonder Woman and Supergirl are inspiring for more than their ability to fly and fight crime. They also have fantastic hair. SAS Shampoo & Style owner Monica Ruggieri knows that a great hairstyle is more than an expression of vanity. Great hair has the ability to transform a woman's attitude and sense of confidence. "When you've had your hair done, it makes you feel better all day long," Ruggieri said Monday while standing in the all-new blow-dry salon on East 17th Street.
NEWS
April 24, 2003
Paul Clinton Little Max Kelly rocked back in the orange barber chair and screamed until his face turned red. Max, 2, was one of the first customers at First Cut, Fashion Island's newest shop. Once store owner Leora Fogel slipped Max's favorite DVD, "Baby Mozart," into one of the 11-inch TV screens, the screaming stopped. That allowed a First Cut stylist to start clipping off Max's locks. "Having the TV is a great idea," said Natasha Rodwell, Max's nanny.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2009
A Newport Beach hair salon owner is offering cancer patients the chance to win a makeover and custom wig valued at $750 to $2,500. The event, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Newport Beach Hair Loss Cente, 240 Newport Center Drive, Suite 107, will include refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Hair loss specialist and master stylist Nazy Curtis will answer questions about hair loss and hair systems at the event. Guests can also sign up for a chance to win a complimentary makeover and custom hair system.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2008
A leading Bay Area head lice removal salon is opening an office in Costa Mesa to address what they call Orange County’s “dire need” for lice removal services. Lice Control’s new branch will open March 1 with a special offer for a free head lice treatment. Owner Raymond Ruiz encourages parents who are frustrated by having their kids constantly sent home from school to bring them in to get a treatment that is guaranteed to last. The office is at 2001 Harbor Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2008
Cheerleaders from Estancia High School will flaunt some of the hottest styles today and Sunday during a fashion show at Gods & Heroes salon and boutique in Costa Mesa. The magazine Flaunt OC incorporates four Orange County high school cheerleading squads, including Estancia, as models. The show features a new line designed by Linkin Park?s front man, Chester Bennington. The event raises money for the schools, as well as for THINK Together, a charity program that helps needy children in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | March 12, 2008
There’s no escaping death and taxes. But if customers of Hair Studio 409 in Newport Beach feel like pulling their hair out around April 15, at least they can afford to have it cut and colored first. In an effort to help locals weather a tough economic climate, salon owner Robert Curtis has been sponsoring a program since January in which clients can name their own prices. That may not seem like a sound business decision to some, but there’s a method to his madness.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | January 4, 2008
Robert Curtis may not turn a profit in the first three months of 2008, but for the time being, money isn’t the top thing on the hair salon owner’s mind. Curtis’ salon, Hair Studio 409 in Newport Beach, plans to let customers name their own price for haircuts and other services through April 1. The owner realized in recent months that many of his clients were feeling the brunt of the sluggish economy, and he created the limited-edition offer to give them a boost — and also to send a message to the local and state governments, who he wishes would lower taxes.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
Paul Johnson, a longtime traffic reporter for KNBC-4 TV News in Burbank, died Tuesday night of a brain tumor, family members said. He was 75. Johnson, who reported on traffic conditions and the weather since August 1988, was popular among thousands of viewers, not just because of the topic but because he was "a genuine man" whose personality came across "loud and clear" on the television, said his wife Nancy Johnson, 54, who owns a hair salon,...
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 12, 2014
Orange County officials this week unveiled the winning design for a monument to crime victims planned for Mason Regional Park in Irvine. On Saturday morning, dozens of victims or families of victims affected by violent or sexual crimes gathered at the site of the planned memorial. "This monument will serve as a place of contemplation and peace for crime victims and their families," Irvine Mayor Steven Choi said. The design reveal was the culmination of a year-long contest.
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NEWS
October 18, 2013
Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that a man wearing a light-colored baseball cap and dark sunglasses entered the salon, pointed a handgun at her and demanded cash. When the owner did not immediately provide the money, the suspect fled on foot heading northbound, police said.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | March 26, 2013
A woman whose estranged husband set himself ablaze in her Costa Mesa nail salon filed a restraining order against him last year after he threatened her with a hammer, court records allege. Nam Thieu, 46, of Westminster, doused himself in a flammable liquid and lit himself on fire Sunday at Creative Nail & Spa at 3033 Bristol St., the Costa Mesa Police Department said. He was the only one reported injured at the scene. Thieu suffered burns on more than 70% of his body and was not expected to survive.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 7, 2012
As Tala Teaupa got his haircut at the Matador Alcove, he was not only donating to Locks of Love to commemorate family members, but he was also kick-starting an upcoming fundraiser for his high school. Patty Zimmerman, owner of Matador Alcove and Shanghai Hair Salon, and her staff will host its first "cut-a-thon" Sept. 16. All proceeds will go toward the Newport Harbor High School Associated Student Body. "My family is third generation from Newport Harbor," Zimmerman said. "They have been great to us. " Zimmerman, who has done hair in the Newport-Mesa area for 30 years, said the salons' staffs chose to donate to Harbor because of their close connection with the students.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | April 9, 2012
Super-powered female icons Wonder Woman and Supergirl are inspiring for more than their ability to fly and fight crime. They also have fantastic hair. SAS Shampoo & Style owner Monica Ruggieri knows that a great hairstyle is more than an expression of vanity. Great hair has the ability to transform a woman's attitude and sense of confidence. "When you've had your hair done, it makes you feel better all day long," Ruggieri said Monday while standing in the all-new blow-dry salon on East 17th Street.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | February 13, 2012
Military wives of Newport Beach's adopted 1st Battalion 1st Marines were treated Monday to a day of R&R - including manicures, brow shaping and haircuts - in the spirit of Valentine's Day. "It means more to me than I can say," Mary Ann Everingham said as her voice cracked with emotion. "He works so hard, and to me, he's just so brave. " Everingham spoke of her husband of 12 years, Marine Lt. Spencer Everingham. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated that the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary organizes the annual mess night.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | November 29, 2011
COSTA MESA - Newport Harbor High School students Samantha Small and Olivia Taddeo have always dreamed of meeting an "Angel. " The two fans got their chance Tuesday at the official debut of South Coast Plaza's remolded Victoria's Secret, which featured an appearance by Angel model Miranda Kerr. "We have watched the fashion show every year and even dreamed of being in the show one day," said Samantha, 17. "Everything they make is so beautiful. " As much as the two admire all the models, they agreed that Kerr is their favorite.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams and the Los Angeles Times | October 12, 2011
SEAL BEACH - A gunman opened fire in a hair salon Wednesday afternoon, killing eight people in what authorities are calling the deadliest rampage in modern Orange County history. The shooting about 1:30 p.m. in the normally placid O.C. beach town near the Los Angeles County line eclipsed even the 1976 mass murder of seven people at Cal State Fullerton. It was immediately unclear whether any of the victims were from Newport Beach or Costa Mesa, but the shooting reverberated in the Newport-Mesa community.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
Newport Beach boutique salon and spa Ergonique on Tuesday night will celebrate the grand opening of a new "CosMed" concept in the Corona del Mar Plaza, according to a news release. The spa, at 978 Avocado Ave., offers both cosmetic and medical treatments, including Botox, liposuction, body treatments, massage and manicure. "Our goal was to create a chic, luxurious retreat where discriminating people can come to relax and socialize, while receiving the most advanced spa treatments custom tailored to address their particular needs," said DeAnn Mix, the company's chief executive.
NEWS
By B.W. Cook | January 21, 2011
Newport Bach Restaurant Week kicked off Friday and runs through Jan. 27. The previous week, Peggy Fort , president and CEO of California Marketing Concepts Inc., welcomed local VIP guests to a preview of the fifth annual event. She threw an incredible "tasting" party prepared and served by the culinary team at the grand Resort at Pelican Hill around its drop-dead spectacular pool and grill. Grilled scallops, seared ahi tuna, steak tar tar, sirloin beef sliders and a tantalizing pasta station had the crowd raving even before they discovered the gelato bar featuring an amazing array of choices, such as a caramel and sea salt, chocolate, pistachio and French vanilla.
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