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Meleesa the Salon Event



Meleesa the Salon in Huntington Beach is giving clients the opportunity to press “reset” on their hair with a special Hair Vitality Blends launch event on Tuesday, March 18th from 10am – 6pm and you won’t believe all they are providing. Completely complimentary. Read on.

Our locks take a beating, right ladies? Color, highlights, heat, caps, ponies, sun, you name it.

The new Hair Vitality Blends from Meleesa Salon is like detox for your hair. 

Meleesa of Meleesa the Salon, spent years searching for natural products such as crushed herbs, fruits, and vegetables she used as a child in her native Costa Rica to heal and condition her hair and scalp.

As a result, she has has developed a line of Hair Vitality Blends to nourish the hair and scalp using vitamins, minerals, and essential living ingredients needed to restore. Consider it an apology to damaged hair.


The Hair Vitality Blends by Meleesa are custom made to treat different types of hair issues.

For dry hair, the Fountain of Youth Hair Moisture Masque uses avocado, coconut milk and shea butter oil to replenish moisture levels.

If you have been hitting the curling or flat iron too hard, the Rainforest Restore Extreme Moisture Masque uses banana, coconut milk, honey, emu oil and aloe vera to reverse drying effects.

If split ends and broken hair are an issue for you, The Tree of Life Reconstructing Masque can rebuild and strengthen proteins in your hair using greek yogurt, avocado, emu oil, tahitian monio oil and honey.

Vitality Event

Come to Meleesa the Salon on March 18th from 10am to 6pm to enjoy complimentary hair vitality treatments, scalp massages (heaven), free blowouts (woooo hoo!) and enzyme peels.

They will also be offering 20% off all retail purchases and a complimentary future Face Bar facial with the purchase of select skincare products.

The event will also feature the launch of their new Neuma line of sustainably produced, high-end hair care products. Meleesa the Salon is one of a short list of OC hair salons that carries it.

And, of course, there will be a fun goody bag to take home (my favorite.)

RSVP by calling the salon to book an appointment at 714.969.7199

They have 10 spots reserved for Tiny Oranges readers, so let them know you are one when you call!

meleesa Meleesa opened her salon in the fall of 2005 with a vision for offering unmatched services. She offers all-star talent specializing in color, cutting, style and extensions in an eclectic, energizing setting.

Meleesa also believes in empowering clients to be able to recreate the salon look at home.

Styling Lessons are a big part of Meleesa and her team’s relationships with their clients, both as part of a regular hair service, and also as separate class offerings.

The salon also boast a unique Braid Bar (fun!) where clients can get a chic braid for an event, and also add on a make-up application by Marie for $35.

Right around the corner, the Face Bar will open and include a full facial service menu including treatments such as lash and brow services.

To learn more, visit, or follow Meleesa the Salon on Facebook.

New Year, New Hair

Orange County Hair Extensions

My fabulous hair dresser, Tera Rae Stephens, an Orange County hair extensions stylist specializing in Hot Heads Hair Extensions is having a special hair extensions event this Sunday in her salon for women to learn more about them.

The event will be held this Sunday, January 19th, 2014 from 11am – 1pm at Tek Salon in Costa Mesa.

Tera will be demonstrating how Hot Heads are applied on two very different models with different types of hair.  Hot Heads Hair Extensions are Tera’s extension of choice because they are not damaging to the hair.

There will be pastries, bubbly and raffles for all attendees. One very lucky gal will even WIN a full head of extensions (new clients only)!

In addition to these fun festivities, special pricing on her Orange County hair extensions will be offered at the event.

Tera has been my hair dresser for almost four years now. Not only is she an amazing stylist, but she is just an awesome person. I always look forward to my appointments because I love chatting with her. She is also a fellow OC mommy with three kids, so we have lots to talk about.

To attend the event, please RSVP to Tera directly at To learn more about the event, visit her recent blog post.

Tek Salon is located on 17th Street in Costa Mesa.

If you are looking into getting Orange County hair extensions, you will definitely want to visit Tera to learn more about what she does. Hopefully you will be able to start rocking some new hair this new year!

For the girl who has everything


Looking for unique gift ideas for women this holiday season? Let me share one of my favorite products EVER: Dry Divas designer shower caps! LOVE. Enter Dry Divas coupon code TINYORANGES for 10% off your order and stock up now on holiday gifts!

This is seriously the best gift idea for both little girls and women of all ages. Especially for the girl who has everything, because who couldn’t use a designer shower cap?

I love this product and use it just about every other day. It is perfect for the times when you need to shower, but don’t want to wash your hair.

They are super high quality. I have used my Dry Divas cap multiple times a week for over two years and it is still like brand new.

I loved mine so much, I bought both of my girls a Little Divas child shower cap, which they also use all. of. the. time. Plus, there is nothing cuter than seeing your little girl in one of these caps!

They come in so many darling fabrics, and all are embellished with a little “bling” to bring out the diva in all of us.

Look at just a few of the cute designs…


Dry Divas Gift Sets 

In addition to their super cute high quality shower caps, Dry Divas also carries a line of spa bands and cosmetic bags.

Packaging a coordinating spa band, shower cap and cosmetic bag would be the best beauty gift set for anyone!


Dry Divas Party Favors

Last summer one of my best friends celebrated her 40th so we did a little spa day to celebrate and gave these as spa party favors. The ladies went CRAZY for them. I still get comments today on how much everyone uses theirs. I think these would be such a great bridal party gift idea as well.


Save on Dry Divas with Tiny Oranges! 

Now is the time to stock up on holiday gifts for the ladies in your life and save with Dry Divas coupon code TINYORANGES where you will get 10% off your order!

Enjoy ladies! So happy to be able to share this with you!!!

My Favorite Hair Product EVER

favorite hair care product to calm frizz

Recently I discovered my favorite hair product to calm frizz. Ever. My hairstylist, Tera Rae Stephens, recommended it when I told her I struggled with frizzy ends.

It’s called Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion with roucou oil for all kinds of hair made by Davines. The Davines hair care line creates products with sustainable packaging made from renewable energy sources. As if I didn’t love this product enough already!

I have used oils in my hair before, but every other one I have tried tended to leave my hair looking greasy.  This one doesn’t.

I put a few squirts in on my wet hair before I blow dry, and it is an excellent detangler.  It leaves my hair so soft and silky.

When I air dry or diffuse to wear my hair curly, I use it to calm and tame the curls.

It smells super yummy and is just an absolutely fabulous product for anyone looking for a hair product to calm frizz.

Tera’s Salon, Tek Salon on 17th Street in Costa Mesa, sells it. Pick it up, you will love it.

Tek Salon & Spa
230 E. 17th Street #120
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Far Infrared Sauna Body Wrap at Dantian Studio

This post is a review of an OC infrared sauna body wrap I recently experienced at Dantian Studio in Costa Mesa, one of Tiny Oranges juicy sponsors.

Dantian Studio offers both a far infrared sauna as well as the far infrared body wrap for those in OC looking to sweat out some toxins. Before I tell you about my treatment, let me tell you a little story about why I needed this so badly.

The other morning we were running a little late for school (again) and in the flurry of  ”Why aren’t you in the car? Where’s your school bag?  Why aren’t you getting buckled?”  I spilled my coffee all over, splashing my clothes on a day I had actually taken a shower before school and actually gotten dressed in real people clothes.

Next thing I know as we are pulling out of the driveway my daughter’s school bag somehow falls forward and into my green smoothie (breakfast). This bag is NOT clean. I had some wipes somewhere at the bottom of the abyss that is the passenger side floor of my car so I was able to salvage her bag, but it had touched my smoothie and contaminated its goodness. So, what did I do? I drank it.

Time for mommy detox.

I had been to a traditional infrared sauna place before but had never heard of a far infrared sauna body wrap, and I was very excited to try it out!  The Dantian Studio experience is centered around health and wellness and this treatment focuses on both of those things.

The far infrared sauna body wrap at Dantian Studio in OC is a serene spa experience.

I was given a plush towel wrap to put on in a cozy room and once situated on the bed, I was wrapped a layer of plastic and then the far infrared wrap over that. I was told if I started to feel a little warm I could remove my arms (which I did a few times).

On a bedside table just to my right was a yummy smelling cold wash cloth, a glass of chilled water and my cell phone.

Jaime (the owner of Dantian Studio) gave me the number to the front desk and said to call if it got to be too much for me.

She did a great job of explaining how it would go: the first 15 minutes I would think, this is relaxing, by 30, I would start to feel very warm, by 30-45 minutes I would be getting quite sweaty and hot and for the last 15 I would feel ready to get out. And she hit the nail on the head!  Knowing what to expect made it easier and more relaxing.

I was scheduled to leave for a wedding in Cabo a couple of days later- so I was thrilled to learn that just a half hour treatment can burn up to 600 calories!  And let me tell you I believe it because I was sweating in there, like, a lot, from everywhere, and it felt good!

After it was over I felt amazing. I took a refreshing cool shower in their tranquil private bathroom with all of their divine products to sample and my skin felt so soft and smooth.

Here’s how Dr. Oz explained the technology in his show on High-Tech Ways to Extend Your Life:

“It makes the same rays that come from the sun and filters out the UV radiation, so it only gives you the infrared radiation.  That radiation that’s infrared goes a little bit into your skin so, without heating you up and the external environment too much, it heats the body up.”

“It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories,” Dr. Oz says.  ”It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out the toxins through the skin.”

On the wellness side it can aid with aches, pain, increase circulation, and encourage healing of damaged tissue.

Talk about a detox, I’m sure after that treatment all the yuckiness from my daughter’s school bag was literally left on the spa room bed.

Dantian Studio offers individual sessions, packages of 10 and monthly memberships. Click here for pricing.

[Disclosure: Dantian Studio is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor and I received this treatment complimentary to facilitate this hot review.]