Hello every one in internet land! My name is Tara and I work at the most adorable salon in downtown Huntington Beach, Ca called Meleesa The Salon. I just wanted to make myself known and show you some things that inspire me and how I go about creating looks in my own way. for this post I was inspired by the classic vintage 1930s look worn by Reese Witherspoon in the film Water For Elephants (seen below).
After I finished this look I took my model to the Huntington Beach equestrian center for a photo shoot and here are some of my favorite shots!
It is impossible to say enough good things about Meleesa and the salon, or should I say “community” that she has created. I have been a client of Meleesa’s for many years now and up until recently I have never been brave enough to take risks with my hairstyle. One of the best things about my experiences at Meleesa is that no matter how much or how little I choose to do for a haircut I always leave there feeling stylish.
When Melessa told me about the makeover challenge I was so excited. It was time to try something completely out of my comfort zone. I put my trust into the hands of Melessa and Ashley and the results…FABULOUS! My new look gets me compliments on a daily basis and I am so glad that I let them work their magic because it was a success and I have bangs for the first time in my life!
On a personal note, I just love going into the salon. Everyone is so friendly and it does feel like a true neighborhood small business with big city style. I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Lee Ann Salkowitz
Team 2: Veruska
Challenge : Betsy
Team 3: Adrienne and Jess
I am so thankful to know all of the gals at Meleesa The Salon! These girls are talented artists and stylists who have so much passion for what they do! I have been going to Meleesa The Salon for about a year and am always recommending it to friends and family! A little over a year and a half ago I had to make a choice to better my life, my health, and my overall being. So, what did I do? I ran out and bought a pair of running shoes and started walking and then running by the beach.I needed to be the best Parissa I could be. I also took control of my eating habits and focused on foods that would help me and not hurt me. With time it paid off and shortly there after I met the sweet girls at Meleesa The Salon. Going to Meleesa’s was such a perk and reward. Each time I left the salon, I left with a smile. I truly began to get my spring back in my step. Everyone who leaves the salon leaves with a smile!!! I have personally observed this.
People on the streets would notice the smile and true happiness on my face and say hello and compliment my looks. I felt so good, like a princess! It helped to bring the encouragment in my life that I so needed. When Adrienne and Jessica approached me about the makeover challenge I was super thrilled! I love a challenge and this was yet another chance to experience something amazing! I went home and danced around my living room and couldn’t believe that I had been selected. Adrienne and Jessica who I like to call “Team Awesome” did just that! They are two awesome artists who have hearts of gold! Their time, dedication, and collaborative efforts produced what you see in my after photo. If there is someone that has truly been touched by this makeover challenge, I would say it is me. Thanks Adrienne and Jessica for making a difference in my life and for bringing back the smile on my face. By the way, can I say it was sooo much fun doing the hair, make up, tan, and photos!!! Wow! What an experience! If I could, I’d do it again and I’d want it the exact same way! I wouldn’t change a thing
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*TO NIX OILY ROOTS AND ADD VOLUME AFTER THE FIRST DAY, first apply a little dry shampoo, ideally in a spray form and lightly massage your scalp with fingers
*WHEN IT RAINS, TWIST BLOWN OUT HAIR INTO A LOW TIGHT CHIGNON AND SECURE IT WITH LARGE U-SHAPED PINS. Release the hair when you’re back inside. In winter, keep your ends sleek by leaving them tucked under the collar of your coat whenever you go outside.
*BEFORE YOU GO TO THE GYM, TWIST HAIR INTO A BUN AND SECURE IT WITH BIG U-SHAPE PINS. Position a terry band at your hairline to hold back layers; place it over bangs to keep them flat and smooth. Wait until your hair is dry before removing the band and pins.
*IF COARSE HAIR BEGINGS TO GET FRIZZY, SMOOTH IT BY SPRITZING A HEAT- PROTECTANT PRODUCT ON HAIR and running a flat iron over the outer layers. A small half-inch iron is good for taming the tiny hair around the face.
*REFRESH A BOWOUT THAT HAS FALLEN FLAT WITH A LIGHT SPRITZ OF WATER OR TONIC over the hairline and part. This will reactivate the product that’s already in your hair. (skip this if your hair tends to turn frizzy)
*WHEN A BLOWOUT IS ON ITS LAST LEG, REVIVE YOUR HAIR BY TWIRLING IT in large sections around a one-inch barrel curling iron. This smoothes hair and creates soft waves.
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This Holiday season, step out in style to all your events with the help of one of our stylist. Meleesa the Salon is located downtown Huntington Beach and as seen in the latest issue of RIviera Magazine, our Braid Bar brings you the perfect styles to look and feel great under $35. Quick, easy and chic is the looks we have created for you. Don't forget Marie, our talented makeup artist is here so you can add a beautiful makeup look for only $35.
Call us today and reserve your spot 714-969-7199
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Featuring modern ionic technology, the American Wave System is a new, innovative, and exclusive professional wave and texture enhancing service stylists use to create everything from cascading beachy waves to expanded textures to full-blown curls.
Without dryness, damage, off-putting smells, or styling restrictions we can change the texture of hair that is already curly, use it to give fine hair types a volume boost, create a mélange of different textures, and give waves and curls to anyone that wants them. Using creative soft tool design wraps we have created a new salon service professionals can use to give a new wave of styling options to all salon clients.
Keratin Express Blowdry
Keratin Complex Express Blow Out is the perfect one hour in-salon service to reduce frizz, curl, and styling time for up to 6 weeks. It’s ideal for the client who desires smooth, silky, manageable hair.
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Here's what one of our customers had to say about the balayage color service!
Oh My Gosh, Balayage!
Are you curious on how to achieve sun-kissed hair, but simply don't have the time to lay out? Well, here they've found the golden ticket. At Meleesa the Salon, Balayage is their specialty! Providing you with effortless locks and naturally hand painted highlights, Balayage is the modern, saught after coloring technique trendy hairstylists are currently using. For Meleesa, and her team of lovelies this is the breaking point for hair color of the future. This trick of the trade is re-vamping the way hair stylists apply highlights. While similar, color is hand painted onto sections of the hair; applied heavier at the base and thinner when you get closer to the root. This process allows experts to use their creativity by selecting what pieces to enhance, while giving YOU a more unique look. This look is highly recommended for fashionistas on the go, or for someone who can't always make it to the salon routinely every six weeks! SInce Balayage has an edgy, "grown out" look, hair touch ups aren't needed as often! Lastly, it is important to note that while this may seem like a DIY project, DO NOT attempt this on your best friend, your dog, or yourself! Meleesa and her team have been trained on this color method, in order to give your locks the proper results they deserve! So if you're looking for a change or just want a more natural highlighted look, give Balayage a try and let it work it's magic!
Balayage: "to sweep" in French.
Some people spell it baliage, balyage, biolage... the point is you are looking for that amazing sun kissed, youthful hair. The hair you see on Giselle, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, and we can't forget the amazing Victoria's Secret Model's hair. Yes, it is possible to have this look. Call us for a consultation.
Products We Love
INOA Hair Color
Meleesa the Salon now carries INOA by L'Oreal Professionnel. This ammonia free permanent professional hair color has these benefits.
- Sublime Shine
- Preserved hair fiber color after service
- No odor
- Optimized scalp comfort
- Smooth velvet texture
- 100% Gray coverage
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Meleesa is an inspirational environment that cherishes our inner beauty with individualized personal attention to our outer vision of beauty.
Meleesa always make me look sooo gooooood!
Cassie always makes me feel and look beautiful before I leave her…She’s genuine + has a loving soul besides being amazingly talented!
I found this amazing salon while in search for my wedding day stylist and make-up artist. The moment I walked in and spoke with Meleesa, I knew this place was the place to go forever! I love the atmosphere, the girls that work here, and most of all - the final product of whatever I am here for! I recommend Meleesa to everyone I know! Thanks Girls!!
I was referred to Leigh because my hairdresser at the time was going on maternity leave. And, I never went back to her after she came back from her leave! Leigh knows what I like and don’t like. She is a flexible stylist with a great attitude and heart.
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Meleesa the Salon is a Orange County, Huntington Beach boutique hair salon specializing in women haircuts, men haircuts, inoa hair color, styling, balayage, Japanese straightening, and Brazilian blowout.
Meleesa Miller, the owner/operator of Meleesa the Salon has more than 15 years experience in both hair design and fashion.
The idea behind the Meleesa is to bring happiness to customers and to be a one stop shop for all of your hair needs. Meleesa and the other stylists strive to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of your hair needs by deeply communicating with you and being up to date with fashion trends including frequent attendance of cutting and coloring education classes. From the newest trends to the classic retro style, Meleesa the Salon is your OC hair salon answer.
We carry a huge selection of inventory including:bumble and bumble, L'Oreal Serie Expert, L'Oreal Serie Nature, Ibiza brushes, Denman brushes, brows, threading, facial waxing, brow artist, Ginali irons, Moroccan oil, Aspen Bay candles, Alisa Michelle Jewelry, Enzo Milano, Addiction Cosmetics, L'Oreal Inoa haircolor, Brazilian Blowout, feather extensions, Hot Heads hair extensions, Great Lengths hair extensions, Cinderella Hair, Fine Featherheads
Orange County’s celebrity hairstylist provides custom haircuts, styling, men's grooming, , and more in an unique inspiring space. Meleesa the Salon, a chic beauty salon located in the heart of Huntington Beach.
Meleesa the Salon's mission is to not only to make clients feel beautiful and relaxed, but to also furnish a space in the community where people can gather to be educated and entertained while receiving high-end beauty services.
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