Something Borrowed, something blue… Let Tara style your bridal ‘do’

Our talented stylist Tara is our Bridal expert here at Meleesa the Salon in downtown Huntington Beach. Tara’s passion for styling continues to drive her to create unique and one of a kind  up dos and styles. From vintage bridal to chic, she will customize a hairstyle to fit your personality. Check out some images from our latest bridal hair shoot. We ventured out to the equestrian center here in Huntington Beach to capture some boho chic wedding hair. Uniting forces with: ‘What A Betty’  accessories, makeup artist Marie Yeretzian (also from Meleea the Salon), and Stephanie James bridal gown designer and photographer, we spent a wednesday afternoon collaborating to show off some of the best bridal hair work here in Orange County.

Tara’s vision for this particular style was beach/Grecian inspired. We are SO proud to show you these photos. Look how effortlessly beautiful our bride looks in these stunning images…

5 Quick & Easy Braid Styles For Long Hair

Hello internet friends!

Do you have long hair? Does it take you hours to try to style your hair in the morning? Do you feel your hair looks the same every day, and needs something new?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video is for you! In this video our stylist Tara will show you how to create a polished look for everyday wear in  less than 5 minutes time.

Watch this video and learn how to get your braid on!

If you are interested in a one-on-one styling lesson and you live near downtown Huntington Beach, Ca, you can make an appointment to come in to Meleesa the Salon by calling 714-969-7199 or just pop in for a visit @ 221 Main St Huntington Beach, Ca 92648

Story of a Bride to be in need of hair color

Name: Jenny Holland
What you love to do:
I love going to the beach, traveling, spending time with my fiancé, family, friends and animals and God. I work as a realtor, and enjoy singing, dancing, laughing, reading and helping struggling women find their path.  I love to live every day to the fullest, with a positive heart, mind and soul.
If you could have anyone’s hairstyle for a day, who would you choose?
Minka Kelly.
How do you feel about your hair right now?
What is your favorite era?
I would love to spend a day in the 20’s.
What is your best or worst hair memory?
Worst: dying my own hair by using a box color.
Why do you love getting your hair done?
It makes me feel more beautiful, and when my hair is more beautiful, I am happy.
I had consultations from five different colorists in Beverly Hills, Laguna, and Newport Beach and decided to choose Meleesa because she made me feel confident.  She had the knowledge and asked for a commitment from me to be patient and have no expectations the first time.  So, we shall see- I’m in the chair now.
Thank you God for Meleesa and her team…bless her hands and products as she works on me, to create a beautiful masterpiece, Amen!

Meleesa’s version of meeting with Jenny
Jenny came to see me after finding us online and checking out our tutorials.  She was super nervous after driving to top notch salons in Beverly Hills and having stylists tell her that what she wanted was impossible.  She felt hopeless and especially concerned as she is getting married on March 10, 2012.
What Jenny wanted was possibility.  After assessing her hair, I really took into consideration her hair color and the image she brought with her.  The top priority was to begin with the color process.  This process consisted of balyage, or hand painted highlights in order to enhance the color dimension.  Being by the beach, I love to create the sun-kissed look.  I also used Inoa color which I love because of the intense shine it leaves on the hair, giving hair deep dimension and creating that pop!
After all the mache papers had been applied, Jenny looked like she had wings!  My assistant Bree then shampooed Jenny with Absolute Repair and gave her a power dose treatment to condition and repair at the same time.  Finally, a crème beige gloss was applied, making her color look just so yummy!
Before I let Jenny see her new hair (the suspense was killing her!),  I added some bangs so she could wear them side swept or part them in the middle.  I completed the process with a fabulous blow dry typical of Meleesa the Salon.
Jenny was thrilled with her new look – she was glowing and even more gorgeous due to her being so in love.  She loved her first visit to our downtown Huntington beach hair salon – a space for creation, love and constant reminder that life is just grand!

How To: Ponytail With Variations

This is a tutorial on how to create a fun ponytail and reinvent it to fit your lifestyle.

This is a tutorial on how to create a fun ponytail and reinvent it to fit your lifestyle. Meleesa, from Meleesa the Salon a downtown Huntington beach salon loves to teach her customers the art of hairstyling. She also loves to color hair using the latest techniques in balayage and uses Inoa color. Being one of the top salons in Orange County, they are known for amazing blowouts, haircuts, and color services. Follow this tutorial and soon you will be mastering all variations of the ponytail. With so many choices, you can fine tune your style. Don’t forget to check out our other how to tutorials such as soft beach waves, balayage color, and more.

Meleesa Tip: Easy up do’s!

Try these fun and easy home braids and messy updos… braids give you a natural, classy and low-maintenance look.


It’s so casual and easy you could pair it with jeans and a t-shirt, or styled enough to dress up an outfit.

Try a half or full ponytail, bun in the back or a just a quick braid across the front.


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