The Glam Reality of the O.C.

A style brief from Southern California

Virtual Fitting Room

According to recent research, 62% of women who shop cannot find clothes that fit—and that number isn’t just about jeans. Enter Me-Ality™, a virtual sizing booth that performs a 10-second scan of your body and uses that to recommend brands that will flatter your figure. Intrigued? Bloomingdale’s at South Coast Plaza is one of only five Bloomies in the nation to house a Me-Ality machine™. Pop on over for a free scan and personalized advice on all of Bloomingdale’s denim brands.

Live-Fire Hairstyle Competition

In Re-Ality—and on the stylish heels of cooking’s live-fire reality show trend—Cristophe Salon Newport Beach is hosting an on-stage cut-and-style competition to name O.C.’s hottest hairstylist. Five finalists culled from months of submissions have up to 30 minutes to create their best look on a model. The winner receives $1,500 cash and the title, “OC’s Best Stylist 2013.”

The five finalists are Jimmy Salazar of Cristophe
Salon Newport Beach, Morgan Higgins of Salon Bleu, Annie Gill of Beauty Mark, Christina Sanchez of Christina Sanchez Hair Design, and Rene Antonio of Salon Gregorie’s.

The live hair show competition is from 6 to 8:30 p.m, May 2 at Sutra Nightclub, and proceeds benefit Yachts for Tots, an organization that introduces at-risk youth to the sporting life in Newport Harbor. RSVP:

Swimwear Collaboration

On the subject of locks, our November 2012 Great Hair issue cover girl Gretchen Rossi (left) and designer Lisa Vogel have teamed up to create a Gretchen Christine for LUXE by Lisa Vogel capsule collection exclusively available at SwimSpot. Because all Real Housewives—oh, let’s be honest, most Orange County residents—love glitter and glamour, the line features O.C.-inspired touches such as Swarovski crystals and luxurious fabrics.

Spa Gregorie’s New Digs

In need of a little prep before you’re swimwear-ready? Check out Orange County veteran Spa Gregorie’s new digs. After 15 years, the revered spa is moving its Rancho Santa Margarita location into 5,150 feet of custom-designed spa space. Niall Saunders and spa design veteran Raad Ghantous & Associates head up the architecture and design, which include some fancy new features:

  • 11 treatment rooms
  • wet room customized for healing, harmonizing and therapeutic body services
  • anti-stress zero gravity chairs in the manicure and pedicure suite
  • meditation stations with digital tablets to guide guests through meditation practices
  • an LED-enhanced “starry night” ceiling façade in the pre-treatment quiet room

Spa Gregorie’s will vacate its current location on May 31 and will be closed for two days before re-opening at their new facility.

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