Beauty in O.C.: How & Where to Get Your Pretty On

IMG_9980Lollipop Nail Studio
Sunny and relaxing, this salon also lacks the usual smelly fumes because the products used here are non-toxic. Owner Jackie Dalton started Lollipop so her little girl could get a chemical-free mani-pedi. At The Camp, Lollipop delivers first-class service along with handmade scrubs, lotions, and oils.

2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-444-0330,

IMG_7627The Beauty Collection
Opened in 2013 at Corona del Mar Plaza, this store is a treasure trove of U.S. and European brands such as Avéne, LaLicious, and one of our faves, By Terry makeup, which we like for its age-defense lip colors and rose skin care line. Spa services, too.

932 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949-717-6554,

IMG_8744Roots: The Beauty Underground
Laguna Beach native and cosmetologist-stylist Laura Linsenmeyer’s cheery store stocks brands with a chemical-free and organic bent, including San Clemente’s Original Sprouts and Newport Beach’s No. 4 High-Performance Hair Care. There’s also a chemical-free hair salon.

384 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, 949-424-4266,

Vice4PaletteUDUrban Decay
The only retail store from this edgy favorite is at Fashion Island. Small and super-sparkly, Urban Decay has an expert staff, and offers every collectable and cult product the line makes, including its most recently celebrated eye palette, Naked Smoky.

401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-644-6550,

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