ORANGE COUNTY SQUEEZES FRESH NEW LIFE INTO THE CLEAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY
By Anissa Brown | Contributor
WINTER 2022 ISSUE
Clean beauty is all the rage right now. The trend is rapidly gaining momentum and revenue, and in fact, the clean beauty market is expected to reach $22 billion by 2024, according to Forbes. There is no doubt that people are intrigued by the trend, and the scene in Orange County is no exception.
Let’s explore three clean beauty suppliers that are creating a huge buzz in the community.
THE SALON BY ANA PAZ HAIR
Photos credit courtesy of The Salon of Ana Paz Hair
The Salon by Ana Paz Hair is a boutique salon specializing in luxury hair care and hair accessories.
Ana Paz has been in the hair industry for over 16 years. She worked her way up from an assistant at 17 years old. Her career went through many stages - renting stations, freelancing, and owning a salon suite in West Hollywood and Huntington Beach. In 2006, she opened her own establishment, The Salon
by Ana Paz Hair at SOCO and The OC Mix in Costa Mesa.
Ana Paz uses Alterna Haircare, one of the first clean haircare lines that originated in the 90s using hemp. Now, Alterna uses caviar, which is the most hydrating natural ingredient out there (talk about luxurious!). The products are free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic colors and smell. For anyone looking for an extra “golden” touch, the salon also sells a solid gold, reiki-infused jewelry line curated by the owner herself!
Aside from working behind the chair, Ana Paz is a nationwide haircare educator and leads on-set stylists for luxury haircare lines like Alterna Haircare and T3Micro.
Looking for extensions to accentuate your lovely locks? Whether you are looking for fullness, depth, length, or all of the above, Ana’s consultations will determine which technique is best for you.
The salon specializes in healthy hair and will not do anything to compromise the nourishment or well-being of your scalp. Clients are encouraged to book a consultation before booking an appointment, during which the owner will determine what your hair needs are, pricing, and planned treatment before your visit. Paz strives to connect with each client on a deeper level. She wants to share an intentional connection with every individual who sits under her scissors and leave them feeling better than when they came in the door.
You only get one head of hair, treat it right and treat yourself to a day of peaceful and elegant pampering.
Photos credit courtesy of Roots Beauty
If you haven’t heard about ROOTS Beauty, you’re in store for a treat that your whole body will thank you for. ROOTS Beauty is a one-stop shop for all things beauty that is good to you and good for you. They offer a range of services & products that cater to all your clean beauty needs including hair, skin, nails, body, and make-up as well as in-depth cosmetic consultations.
Since its inception 10 years ago in Laguna, ROOTS Beauty has approached clean beauty from a new perspective. Owner Laura Linsenmayer has over 20 years of experience in the professional beauty industry and over time, saw the need to create a space for customers to receive the best care possible by moving to all non-toxic cosmetics. Her mission is to educate those who may be misinformed about clean beauty products, such as organic hair color. She explains, “A common myth about organic hair color is that you can’t cover grey or reach platinum tones with organic color & highlights.” However, ROOTS Beauty wholeheartedly believes that clean beauty hair products can yield equal if not better results than big commercial brand products.
Linsenmayer says, “Wonderful clean brands have sad stories about what motivated them to dive into the clean beauty industry. Our angle is about prevention and a positive vibe.” She also says that clients come to give their hair that natural look from top-notch stylists while staying away from cancer-causing or illness-inducing chemicals.
ROOTS Beauty also houses a full-spectrum cosmetic store with nontoxic products that can be purchased online and in-store. Additionally, ROOTS Beauty offers to help clients diagnose, customize, and personalize their beauty routines. First, clients can take a picture or share a list or inventory of the products they currently use. Replacements are then assessed to fit what the client is comfortable with. During this process, professionals spend an hour or more reviewing the client product's “wish list,” based
on their routine.
Besides being known for outstanding products, the team at ROOTS Beauty wants everyone to know that they love what they do, but more than that, they love the human connection that comes with it. They empower each customer through the power of self-care made possible by clean beauty.
Photos credit courtesy of OmniaPiel
OmniaPiel is revolutionizing the medical aesthetics industry and overall experience of injectables. OmniaPiel prides itself on being an inclusive community that gears its treatments towards people of all colors and demographics. They work hard to create an environment where all skin types and tones are represented.
The original location resides in Norco, CA, and opened more than 5 years ago. Orange County residents can visit their second location in Costa Mesa at SOCO & The OC Mix. Co-Founder Lauren Timpe spends time at both locations as the lead injector.
Services include fillers, PDO threads, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport, and Potenza, which combines micro-needling with radio frequency to aid in skin tightening, texture improvement, and minimizing fine lines. Microneedling is one of OmniaPiel’s most popular services and has benefits like pigmentation improvement and collagen reproduction for patients with all skin types.
The experience at OmniaPiel begins with a consultation with a practitioner who takes the time to find out what a client’s biggest concerns are. Providers suggest clean beauty alternatives for patients to create a specific plan to achieve their ultimate skin care goals. Their specialty is accentuating a patient’s natural features, as opposed to conceding to aesthetic trends, which traditionally do not cater to all colors and skin types.
“Everyone has a uniqueness to their beauty, and we want to highlight that,” says Manager Tavania Gulla.
Another popular procedure is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)/ Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) in which natural body stem cells are used and applied to the face with microneedling to erase fine lines and smooth texture. The most alluring aspect of this procedure is the fact that it is all-natural, derived directly from the patient.
What’s their #1 skin care tip? To be more mindful of skin damage that comes from harsh sun exposure. Sunscreen is a must for all shades of skin because illnesses such as cancer can affect all skin types.
OmniaPiel recommends Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex. This is a great base for any make-up or as a stand-alone. Fun fact: OmniaPiel staff often use it in place of a foundation because it offers coverage and most importantly sun protection.
They also carry a brush-on for reapplying throughout the day and total eye protection that is a 3 in 1 which provides protection from the sun, eye concealer, brightener, and hydrator!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to take a trip to the fountain of youth.