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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.
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NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
Earlier this month, "Wedding Day Makeover" premiered on TLC. The show, which follows brides-to-be as they decide on their pre-wedding beauty regimen, will feature a local salon. Design Visage, a Newport Beach business near John Wayne Airport, was selected to style 21 of the 50 brides featured in the series. Owner Caren Lazarus is a pioneer in the bridal industry. In 1991, the Los Angeles Times published a story on her as the first to market specifically to brides. Now her salon, an Orange County institution since 1986, styles 500 weddings a year.
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,...
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | June 25, 2010
Doing good for others is getting a style update this Sunday at a Newport Beach salon. Hampton Salon is teaming up with the Christian nonprofit Containers of Hope to organize "Cuts for Change," a fundraiser to benefit children in need of food and school supplies. "Our goal is to provide people with a great haircut and send them out not only looking good, but feeling good about doing something to help others," said Condren Hampton, who has owned the Bayside Circle salon for "two decades of style."
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | May 7, 2010
A hair salon in Newport Beach is helping to clean up the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, one haircut at a time. All of the clippings that stylists sweep from the floor at Hair West Salon, 2817 Villa Way, in Cannery Village, are shipped to a nonprofit group that uses the hair to make sausage-shaped booms and square pads that sop up oil from industrial spills. Oil clings to human and animal hair because of their porous texture, but the oil is not absorbed. This makes hair an ideal material to clean up oil spills.
LOCAL
February 5, 2010
A Newport Beach woman was sentenced to two years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to bilking a local salon out of $245,000 when she acted as its accountant. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, an emotional, red-faced Bethany Jane Brady, 44, pleaded guilty at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach to identity theft and grand theft, among other charges. Between October 2006 and August 2009, Brady doctored the books at Newport Beach’s Hampton Salon, where she was the company’s accountant.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | February 5, 2010
A Newport Beach woman was sentenced to two years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to bilking a local salon out of $245,000 when she acted as its accountant. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, an emotional, red-faced Bethany Jane Brady, 44, pleaded guilty at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach Friday to identity theft and grand theft, among other charges. Between October 2006 and August 2009, Brady doctored the books at Newport Beach’s Hampton Salon, where she was the company’s accountant.
LOCAL
November 20, 2009
A Newport Beach woman pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing nearly a quarter-million dollars from a local hair salon. Bethany Jane Brady, 43, faces charges of grand theft, computer fraud and money laundering, among others, after police said she stole more than $245,000 from Hampton Salon in Newport Beach. Prosecutors said Brady was the salon’s bookkeeper for more than 15 years, and in the last three, began siphoning money for her personal expenses. Brady worked for an accounting firm and oversaw the Hampton Salon account.
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.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | October 30, 2009
A Newport Beach woman will appear in court Monday on charges of embezzling more than $245,000 from a local hair salon, with which she was associated as a bookkeeper for at least 15 years. Bethany Jane Brady, 43, is charged with felony counts of grand theft, identity theft, computer fraud and money laundering with enhancements for causing losses in excess of $200,000. Prosecutors said that between October 2006 and August of this year, Brady skewed the books at Hampton Salon, 301 Bayview Circle in Newport Beach.
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