By Laura Medina
The Salon Lofts at Malibu's Beauty Collection.
Whether you're a low-key, laid-back, full-time Bourgeois Bohemian living in Malibu; or you're a once-a-year Coachella Haute Hipster Hippy who needs to stock on precious commodities of state-of-art sun protection and camp-worthy bath products, make sure you visit Beauty Collection in Malibu's Cross Creek Shopping Center, Malibu's only real shopping center.
Jane Iredale Makeup.
Yes, there are a plethora of makeup "department" stores following in the foot steps of Sephora but none are identical. Each have their own unique twists on the makeup department store concept.
Beauty Collection of Malibu carries the holistic but upscale Jane Iredale Makeup for the health and the environmentally-conscious denizens.
Paul Mitchell Pet Care.
For those stocking up for Round 2 of Coachella and the ordinary pet-parent, the Beauty Collection of Malibu is the only known retailer to carry the full line of Paul Mitchell's Pet Care Wipes and Spray-On Leave-In Skin Conditioner.
Paula Marchetti, the hair stylist on the left. Facial Spa in the middle. Nail Salon on the right.
But, the real hidden gem of Malibu's Beauty Collection is the upstairs loft, hidden from view, containing an hair salon, on the left; facial spa in the middle; then a nail salon on the right.
Walking up the stairs, you can either recover or get ready for Coachella or any event. What's really cool, unlike the majority of beauty department stores, Beauty Collection's trained professionals can pick and show you how to use the products you just bought downstairs, giving you some guidance.
A Beverly Hills and Malibu veteran hairstylist, Paula Marchetti can spot a concern then fixed it in a jiffy. As in when trimming and shaping new layers, she recognizes then spotted this scribe's grey strands concern. Without missing a beat, without the hype, Paula whipped up warming caramel/honey low-lights to mask the emerging grey tresses without the harshness of solid goth black yet not obvious as the brassy highlights. The caramel lowlights melt right into this scribe's dark chocolate brunette hair.
That's the real gem of Malibu's Beauty Collection. If you look beyond the array of upscale and exotic beauty supplies, you can renew your 'do then hop on over to rejuvenate your skin in the Facial Spa then polish your digits in the Nail Salon. It's literally an one-stop shop for beauty-and pampering-and product advice.
If you step foot inside Malibu's Beauty Collection and tilt your head up towards the Salons Loft, they're there, waiting for you.