O.C.’s Best Holiday Beauty Hotspots

O.C.’s Best Holiday Beauty Hotspots

We know how hectic the holidays can get and all the parties and events that come with it. And ladies, who has the time and energy after a long day at the office to rush home to get your hair and face party perfect? Well, luckily you’re surrounded by plenty of beauty and pampering options. Let’s start with Fashion Island.


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We can’t say enough good things about Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge, a jewel box of a salon space where you can get your makeup professionally applied at affordable prices. From eyes only to camera ready, Blushington offers makeup application options ranging from $20 to $55. The salon also offers brow maintenance, eye lash extensions, and more. Book an appointment today! Visit blushington.com or call the salon at (949) 640-8800.


Just a few doors down from Blushington is Drybar, a blow dry bar offering blowouts for only $40 (updos are $80). If you have 10 extra minutes, add a “floater” to your service for a fab scalp massage! Insider tip: this always packed and bustling salon means you will definitely need to book an appointment! Book now at thedrybar.com or call (949) 298-4676.


Want a quick facial? Skin Laundry can give you glowing results with its 10-minute laser facial. Best part of this treatment? No downtime! Learn more about this ultimate skin cleansing treatment at skinlaundry.com. Make sure to also ask about their new client offers!


For the authority on skincare, head to ZO Skin Centre, also in Atrium Court. Helmed by celebrity skincare guru Dr. Zen Obagi, find sought-after products and treatments. A menu of treatments is available to address acne, anti-aging, melasma, sun damage, rosacea, wrinkles and skin laxity. The broad menu of treatments include facials, full body peels and hand treatments, ranging in price from $75-$350, with the Oraser hand treatment at the lower end of the price range and the ZO ultimate regeneration facial at the highest. Peels can be added on for $75.

To finish off your pampering perfection at Fashion Island, head over to Happy Nails & Spa inside Atrium Court for a fresh madi-pedi! (949) 759-9888


Beyond Fashion Island, there’s plenty of other beauty havens: MyBlowLA at Irvine Spectrum Center offers professional blowouts for $35 (there’s a Happy Nails & Spa and Planet Beauty there, too!) and treat yourself to a variety of hair and skin services at Bellagio Spa & Salon at Crystal Cove Shopping Center, Newport Coast Shopping Center, and Orchard Hills Village Center.

At The Market Place, there’s ULTA Beauty featuring a Benefit brow bar as well as a salon with various hair, nail, and face treatments available (check out the menu here).

Looking for a luxurious nail experience? Check out Images, A Luxury Nail Salon at Westpark PlazaQuail Hill Shopping Center and Eastbluff Village Center; as well as  Cosmo Nail Bar at The Bluffs Shopping Center.

And with that, you’re well on your way to looking glamorous throughout the whole holiday season! XOXO!

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