Creative Businesses Are Changing Santa Ana’s Lacy Neighborhood into Interesting Destination

E2Beauty. Photo credit: Melissa Valladares

Known for doing hair and makeup for weddings and other special occasions, the salon recently moved to this welcoming space. Stylists specialize in a natural, pretty look—whether you’re about to walk down the aisle or just need a cut and color. The salon also hosts occasional workshops. 607 E. Santa Ana Blvd., 866-980-2281

Scoops OC. Photo credit: Melissa Valladares

Scoops OC
A mural of ice cream dominates one wall at this cute dessert shop famous for its brown bread ice cream, which is available daily. The other flavors change every day, and the lineups often include unusual combos such as lemongrass mandarin swirl or nondairy cookie butter burnt sugar. 605
E. Santa Ana Blvd., 657-210-0399

Dear Lacy. Photo credit: Melissa Valladares

Dear Lacy
This beer garden doesn’t have indoor seating, but it hardly matters—the patio’s long tables under a canopy of tree branches strung with lights are irresistible. The bar offers more than 10 beers on tap, and the kitchen puts out elevated snacks such as al pastor fries with white cheddar and avocado mash. 601 E. Santa Ana Blvd., 714-480-0225

Lavenders Flowers. Photo credit: Melissa Valladares

Lavenders Flowers
Florist Janelle Nicole Wylie studied fine art, and it’s obvious when you look at her designs: They’re sculptural and dramatic but retain a raw, natural look, which is what makes her so popular among brides-to-be. Make an appointment to discuss your event. 609 E.
Santa Ana Blvd., 714-441-2345

E2Beauty. Photo credit: Melissa Valladares

Good To Know
E2Beauty hosts workshops such as a Daddy Hair Class, where fathers learn
to do basic hairstyles on their daughters.

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