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5 O.C. Beauty Spots to Know

Allison Mitchell and Michelle Pulfrey | March 9, 2018 | Feature Features

Need an about-face on your glam game? These primping palaces and pros have you covered—from your well-coiffed cut right down to your fingers and toes.
Get glowing in Dana Point or Costa Mesa with founder Jeni Castro and her team of tanning aces at Bronzed Bunny.

1. Best Barbershop: Logan Bros Shaving Co.
When a Saudi prince staying at The Resort at Pelican Hill needed a haircut, he called on Marquis Colvin, one of the top stylists here. The Aliso Viejo shop draws fellas for hot towel shaves, beard trims and cuts. But book ahead: The spots fill up fast—though if you have to wait, you’ll be offered a brew. Memberships from $175, VIP packages from $1,375

2. Best Facial: Minoo’s Aesthetic
For sensitive matters of the skin, Minoo Mazhabi takes an all-natural approach—one she’s honed for 20-plus years, first at her salon in Northern California and now at her Newport Beach digs. You’ll find no lasers or needles here: She uses pressure points to release blockages and applies light layers of her custom products; they’re filled with replenishing antioxidants. From $175

3. Best Makeup Artist: MAC’s Jyll Burak
For nearly two decades, the talented Jyll Burak has been enhancing the features of local and famous ladies alike at the South Coast Plaza store. Burak’s approach (backed by her MAC Pro status, the brand’s most elite level of artistry) is rooted in the belief that “a beautiful face starts with the skin!” Complimentary makeup application with $60 purchase

4. Best Nails: Polished Perfect by Twila True
Keep your tips in top shape at one of Twila True’s three bespoke salons, in Brea, Costa Mesa and Irvine. Medical-grade sanitation practices ensure your mani-pedi is safe while Twila True Beauty nail lacquers mean you’ll walk out with a look that’s utterly one of a kind. Oh, did we mention there’s bubbly and wine too? Services from $25

5. Best Spray Tan: Bronzed Bunny
Head down the rabbit hole with founder Jeni Castro, who will get you glowing at her Dana Point or Costa Mesa studio with an organic spray tan using her signature solution, which has a “pretty deep-brown” tint. There’s also her new Bronze Me Tan aerosol product that allows clients to extend their sun-kissed style for up to five days at home. Single tan from $45



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