Keeping Up Appearances

Blowouts, lashes, and make-up—oh my! An all-in-one beauty lounge opens in downtown Manhattan Beach

Written by Joclene Davey | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason

Downtown Manhattan Beach has never been prettier. This August, Primp Lounge unveils its flagship beauty lounge—an upscale, one-stop beauty shop offering hair, lashes and make-up services.

Along with meticulous blowouts and trendy braids in the hair category are elegant updos; all start with a relaxing wash and scalp massage integrating decadent products from Amika. Lash extensions are tailored to each client and performed by seasoned lash experts. Primp offers high-quality silk and mink lash extensions and services including new sets, refills, and removal; one-night false lashes, meanwhile, can be added to any service. Finally, Primp artists offer professional make-up application in a wide array of options, from airbrush cosmetics applied with top-of-the-line Temptu Air-pod systems for a flawless finish to HD primers for a camera-ready face. If short on time, swing by for a smoky eye or a light full-face make-up application in just 20 minutes.

Primp Lounge is the brainchild of local Manhattan Beach resident Michelle Patterson-Klutka. While managing family life and a career in interior design, she struggled driving long distances for quality lash extensions, blowouts and professional make-up. So she decided to bring all of these services under one roof to make life a little easier for women seeking multi-service grooming performed in one place, at one time. “With Primp Lounge, I wanted to offer every busy woman the ease of having these specialty services that we drive all around L.A. for, in one stop, and at a reasonable price,” shares Patterson-Klutka.

Now getting primped before a fun night out on the town or an important event is easier than ever. Located at the corner of 12th and Highland, the salon is upstairs, conveniently near the parking garage. Best of all, with Primp’s Membership Packages, one can take advantage of big savings on all services and special promotions up front.

Equally lovely is the space itself. Designed by Jigsaw Design Group in Manhattan Beach, and built by Chris Escarsega Construction, the salon is light and modern with a beachy yet sophisticated feel. Relaxing oceans views provide the perfect backdrop for the modern meets nautical aesthetic. Crisp white walls and bleached wide plank wood floors by Peake Construction are bright while decorative accents in black and navy lend chicness to surrounds that cultivate an ideal ambience for a spectacular party, from school “party-book” fundraisers and birthday and bachelorette parties to corporate functions. Primp Lounge will arrange all details for a seamless event.





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