Best of the Beach 2019 – Personal Care
Female Hair Stylist
Elise Mitchell, Crush Salon
“My clients aren’t just heads in a chair,” Elise Mitchell of Crush Salon said in explaining her popularity. “I do all kinds of hair, from weddings to guys. But I always listen to my clients and that leads to friendships.”
Mitchell moved to Hermosa Beach from Chicago six years ago to be a nanny. But she soon put her hair styling experience to work. She joined Crush several months ago because she liked the atmosphere established by owner Byron Cuellar.
When she’s not working, she’s traveling
“I work to travel,” she said.
Elise Mitchell – Crush Salon
69 14th St., Hermosa Beach
(310) 341-8792 hermosacrush.com
Runner-up: Branka Ward – Mud Honey Salon
806 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
(310) 318-5517 manta.com
Male Hair Stylist
James Carmona – Salon Del Mar
3216 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach
(310) 991-7728 salondelmar.net
Runner-up: Dan Clement – Deep Pockets Jean Company
200 Pier Ave., #201, Hermosa Beach
(310) 379-5201 dpjc.us
Nail Garden HB
Our readers lavished praise on Nail Garden for outstanding nail work in an atmosphere of indulgence. Yelp reviewer Noga M of Hermosa Beach summed it up: “By far this is the best nail salon in the South Bay. Everyone is always nice and accommodating.” Vanessa V of Redondo Beach praised meticulous and beautiful work, proving it with her selfie of her nails, adorned with a special-order cherry blossom design for the lunar new year. The salon offers mani-pedi treatments complete with massages for hands and arms or lower legs and feet, cuticle care and moisturizer, and nail prep and polish. Other reasonably priced treatments include exfoliating tangerine sugar scrubs, cooling mint masques, warm towels, hot oil and lotion. There’s a “kids menu” of low-cost mani-pedi treatments as well.
Nail Garden HB
Plaza Hermosa, 1559 Pacific Coast Hwy #105, Hermosa Beach
(310) 374-8777 nailgarden.com
Runner-up: Coco Nail & Spa
1256 Artesia Blvd., Hermosa Beach
(310) 379-7949 coconailandspa.com
Best day spa, Massage
Trilogy Spa is an oasis of rest, relaxation and restoration. It offers the latest in Microneedling therapy and CoolSculpting, while also providing traditional standbys like massages and facials. Its storefront offers fashionable clothing and beauty products to help the glow you get while there stays with you when you head home. In stressful times, Trilogy helps its clients remember the importance of treating themselves right.
Trilogy Day Spa
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
(310) 760-0044 trilogyspa.com
Runner-up: Burke Williams
2733 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance
(310) 803-5550 burkewilliamsspa.com
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