American Wave system now at Meleesa the Salon

American wave! Call it tossed, soft waves, ocean hair, beach hair, there are endless names for this soft organic wave. It is a softer version of a curl but simply sexy! Yes we all want it and depending on what were born with, we either have to use hot tools or simply dream of achieving this look. Well, finally in 2012, we have a new system inspired by the good old fashion perm (remember when our mothers would spend hours at the salon under plastic rods and stinky perm solution to achieve what seemed to look like a poodle curl?). Say hello to the American wave a system innovated by Arroyo hair!

This new age waving system using soft tools and no ammonia is a chlorophyll-enhanced solution that softly and gently adds beachy, tousled wave to your locks. It also balances out uneven texture and adds body to the hair for support resulting in long lasting blowouts. And just in case you are a texture addict, we can create immense expansion for super fun curly styles!

The American wave is here at Meleesa the salon your innovative and top hair salon in downtown Huntington Beach! Call us at

714-969-7199. We invite you to come in for a complementary consultation as this system is not for everyone, but it may be perfect for you.

Get your wave on

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Featuring modern ionic technology, the American Wave System in 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.
Service options include:
The Beach Wave: Marry straight and wavy textures and create the sexy, tousled beach waves that are the zeitgeist of fashion, trend, and style. Using American Wave and a vertical drag wrap soft tool technique, this service is great for trend-conscious clients.
The Style Support Technique: Add volume and texture to hair that lacks life and vitality by creating a resilient consistent wave that is perfect style support for blow-dries and hot-tools. Using a classic soft tool wrapping technique in alliance with American Wave, this is a brilliant for clients with very straight hair.

The Expanded Waves & Curls Technique: Maximize volume and texture and movement to create buoyant, resilient and dynamic wave and curl patterns that are fabulous and full. This is great for clients who want texture expansion.

Meleesa the Salon @ OC Weekly’s Summer Soiree

We will be doing the hair of the fashion show at OC Weekly’s Summer Soiree.

This even will be held from 6pm-10pm Saturday, June 25th at the Shorebreak Hotel in Downtown Huntington Beach.

This event will host the following:

Graffiti Beach Fashion Show

Live Music

Local Artist Gallery

Hula Dancers

Charity Silent Auction

We would love for you to come join us in the festivities.

More information below.

Favorite Product Combos

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Kali Jones – Circa
I have a client at the Cannes Film Festival right now and she asked me how to do her own Red Carpet Look. We stared by applying surf spray all over and brilliantine at the ends. Then blew the hair out section by section. From there we used Spray de Mode and curled with a 1 inch iron leaving the last inch of hair out. After it was complete we broke it down, applied some powder, shook it and finished with classic. Her hair was as big as her smile!

Samantha Shafer – The Loft Hair Design
I Love using the Curl Conscious Holding Foam as a root boost in the crown!! It gives the extra hold I need for a voluptuous blowout without the weight all over the hair.

Amanda Bowes – Rumors Salon
I love using Hair Powder with Sumowax for styling men’s short hair!

Here at Meleesa the Salon:

-Grooming Crème and Surf Spray for awesome beachy texture.

-Leave In (rinse out) and DeFrizz for a gorgeous, frizz-free and humidity resistant blow out with tons of shine.

-Mix Sumotech with Tonic Lotion for an easier application.

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Cocktails anyone?! Quick tips from the ladies of Meleesa the Salon.

Here at the salon, we are always mixing and matching products to achieve the perfect amount of texture, hold or shine and making it easy for you to style at home. Here are

some of the stylists favorite product cocktails :

Meleesa loves mixing Bb Sumotech +  Brilliantine 

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For a seek blowout with smoothess and No frizz, Mix Bumble and Bumble Straigh with Leave-in conditioner

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Adrienne’s faves are Grooming Creme + Surf Spray for the ultimate beachy waves and Curl Conscious Holding Foam at the roots for humidity resistant volume

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 Veruska combines lots of Tonic Lotion with Grooming Creme on the ends of wet hair for a smooth blowout on thicker textured hair.+ Also, try LOTS of Thickening Hairspray + Surf Spray at the roots for a big, sexy blowout. For shorter hair, I like mixing Sumotech with Grooming Creme for a more satin finish and lighter hold. These are some of our favorites for you to try. Next time you are in the salon, make sure to tell us your perfect product cocktail!

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For more Recipes visit www.bumbleandbumble.com  and our Facebook page

8 ‘Unboring’ Hair Ideas for the Holidays!

You are probably looking at this post and thinking, ‘Un-boring? Is that even a word?’ But once you check out the styles featured on this post, you will understand the title. These hairstyles look great on anyone and will never leave you bored or wishing you had done something different!

Check out each style and its description below.

 piecey hair

“Piece” out:

Don’t be fooled by the photo, this style works for those of us with longer hair too. This works especially well with bangs and is a simple way to spice up your everyday look. All it takes is a product with hold that will allow hair to piece together. Bumble carries products that can create a level of hold for every taste.

Are you looking for a very soft more natural piecey look? Then grooming crème is perfect for you. Add a small amount to palms and rub through slightly damp hair. When your hair dries it will have a mild separation and natural shine to it.

If you want more of a medium hold use bumble’s spray de mode as a finishing hairspray on any style and then use your fingers to work your hair into pieces.

For a more dramatic look similar to Rhianna’s, try using sumotech, which can be warmed up in palms and then worked through the sections of hair you want to have that extra hold and separation. (Note: this is a much stronger hold so this works best on shorter hair.)

 the ‘lob’

The infamous ‘lob’:

This is a look that has formed as celebrities show us that sometimes they don’t even get their hair cut on time! Similar to the celebrity hybrid couples out there (ex: Brangelina) it is a combination of ‘long’ and ‘bob’. The appeal of this style is obvious, it is very low maintenance and it is a very face flattering look. If you are looking to get this haircut, make sure you print out a photo to show your stylist. However, if you forget you can just ask for a medium length bob with blunt ends, cut slightly shorter in the back.

 blunt crop

Blunt crop:

Just the way it sounds, this style is a simple way to jet out of those hair blahs that can come with the season. Just imagine this hairstyle paired with all of those cowl neck sweaters and dangling earrings. This is a great way to show off the nape of your neck and to keep turning heads.

 side pinup

The side-pinup:

This style is cross-generationally sexy. Your grandmothers made men weak in the knees with this look, and now it is your turn. This style takes a bit more work, but the pay-off will make it worth every curl.

To achieve this look: start by spraying damp hair all over with either tonic spray or prep spray then over that spray styling spray to give your hair mild hold and to tame some frizz. Part hair to one side and then blow-dry your hair through until it is completely dry.

Start by individually spraying ½ inch – 1-inch sections of hair with spray de mode hairspray using a light mist. Using a medium barrel curling iron wrap each ½ inch – 1-inch section of hair around the barrel, wrapping hair closer to the scalp around the iron first and working your way down to the ends. Heat until desired amount of curl is reached. Spray finished style with either spray de mode or classic hairspray to set the curls. Then, on the side of your hair where your part is, sweep your hair behind your ear and secure with a clip just behind the ear.

 braid

5 p.m. braid:

This style looks great with a set of bangs or loose face-framing layers. Any braid can work: fish-tail, regular, French. So just pick your favorite and pull hair back into a low pony-tail, spraying hair with classic hairspray to tame fly-aways, and begin braiding! Or find a friend who is a braiding expert and enlist their help.

 beadhead bun

Bedhead bun:

This look works best with hairstyles that have face-framing layers. Don’t have any? Ask your stylist to add some to your ‘do. Make sure you tell them the length you want for your shortest layers so that you don’t end up with hair that is too short! Once you have the look, go ahead and have fun with this messy bun look. You can keep it simple and do a minimal amount of style or you can style your hair similar to the side-pinup description above. Then just pull all of your long hair into either a loose bun or a low ponytail. You can even dress it up by adding a decorative clip. The best thing about this look? You can make it as casual or as sexy as you like!

 poufy updo

Poufy updo:

This is a tried and true classic. This look can add a dash of classy to any casual outfit. This is a simple way to upgrade any look for any event and, once again, is effortless.

For this look it is best to start with hair that is 1-2 days “old” or, if you want to start it out with clean hair, try using our spray bumble hair powder to add some grit to clean hair. This will make it easier to put hair into an updo. Once hair has been prepped with hair powder, gather a 1 – 2 inch wide section of hair at the top of your head, spray with classic hairspray and then using a fine-tooth comb lightly tease gathered section on the underside. Pull the rest of hair back into a loose or tight pony-tail (depending on desired look) and then pull top section back creating a pouf at the top of your head. Secure with bobby pins and then spray again with classic hairspray all over to secure the style.

 high tight ponytail

High-tight pony:

Does it get any easier? With this sleek look all it takes is hair that has been straightened to start off. Then, just spray hair lightly with hair powder to create grit then pull hair back into a pony tail that is close to the crown of your head. To secure the look, finish with a strong hair spray like classic hairspray or spray de mode or something even stronger. If you want to add shine use shine spray as a finisher with a gentle mist all over your hair. 

Professional Flat Iron Tips!

Flat Iron Tips

How to maintain the health of your hair, while using a flat iron and enhance your look:

-       Use Bumble and bumble deeep conditioner once a week to restore moisture and to protect from heat damage.

-       Try our new Serie Expert line that has powerdoses to treat everything from weak to heat damaged hair. Come in for your custom treatment and see immediate results.

-       When styling use Bumble and bumble shine spray to add dimension and shine to your finished style.

-       Finish with spray de mode to add seperation and hold for a look that will amp up your sexiness!