The City of Light is known for producing loveliness: Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Martinez, croissants. Inspired by her trips to Paris, SoCal entrepreneur Heather Hart opened Lavender Salon, Boutique & Blow Dry Bar patterned after her French experiences. Expect a gratis cocktail and a soothing shampooing session with a view of undulating ocean waves via screens embedded in the ceiling. The color-processing room is more like a tree-house hangout for adults, decked out with coloring books, crayons and Apple TV with private headsets. And while your tresses are being tended to, you can shop a selection of vintage Hermès, Chanel and Vuitton handbags. It's a little pocket of Paris in L.A.


A French-inspired salon, boutique and blow-dry bar.
Those Instagram before-and-afters.
1617 Westcliff Dr., ste. 102, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Book an appt. online or by calling 949-515-2900.