Salon - Spa Services in Hollywood Beach, Oxnard, California
Hollywood Beach Salon is a wonderful destination with a commanding, light-flooded view of the Channel Island Harbor. We strive to make everyone at home at our salon, spa, boutique. We only partner with the very experienced and well-credentialed service providers. Each technician provides a home away from home for every client who walks through the door.
We take pride in creating the ultimate you. We thrive on positive energy Our salon is a full-service salon and day spa offering expert cuts, coloring, extensions, facials, lashes, micro-blading, manicure, pedicures and massage. We also offer some of the most exclusive and customized Bridal Packages
We use and sell only the finest hair and skin products for home care -- ask for a recommendation!
Call for an appointment, Or walk in! You are always welcome!
We are located in the heart of the Channel Islands Harbor in the Marine Emporium Landing in Hollywood Beach, California -- only 10 minutes from Port Hueneme, 15 minutes from Ventura, 20 minutes from the Camarillo Premium Outlets, and 30 minutes from Ojai.
The magic of Hollywood beach
When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'
By the mid-1920s, the Hollywood brand was so strong that communities across Southern California were affixing it to their names. Toluca became North Hollywood. Sherman became West Hollywood. And in distant Ventura County, Oxnard Beach became Hollywood-by-the-Sea.
There was some truth in the glitzy moniker of the beachfront resort, built atop the sand dunes of Leon Lehmann's beachfront ranch. Disguised with papier-mâché palm trees as the Arabian desert, the dunes had starred alongside Rudolph Valentino in the 1921 silent movie blockbuster, "The Sheik." This was the same dune location where Douglas Fairbanks filmed "Bound in Morocco."
That Hollywood connection was enough for real estate developers to establish the Hollywood Beach subdivision just north of Lehmann's ranch in 1924 and the Silverstrand ("silver screen") tract just south of it in 1925. In 1926, Lehmann sold his 80-acre ranch to developer Fred J. Cutting, who leveled the dunes, carved out 100 individual lots, and christened the site "Hollywood-by-the-Sea."
Atop the flattened dunes, Cutting platted a tiny street grid that honored both of Hollywood-by-the-Sea's namesakes. Streets nearest the ocean bore the names of the Channel Islands: Catalina Avenue, Anacapa Avenue, Santa Rosa Avenue, and so on. Further inland, street names recalled the thoroughfares of Hollywood: Sunset Drive, Laurel Court, Cahuenga Drive.
Ironically, the transformation into Hollywood-by-the-Sea promptly drove away motion picture productions, which valued the location for its desert-like landscape. But, visitors could buy their own housing lot for a vacation home, but they could also stay in a 40-room hotel or simply camp on the beach. Perhaps drawn by memories of Valentino, a crowd of several thousand flocked to Hollywood-by-the-Sea on its first Fourth of July in 1927.
The scene has evolved over time. Houses eventually rose on vacant lots, and Hollywood Beach, and Silver Strand are now filled with beach homes, shops, restaurants, and the Hollywood Beach Salon - Spa - Boutique. In the 1960's, construction of the Channel Islands Harbor inserted a waterway and jetties directly through Hollywood-by-the-Sea, giving us our gorgeous view.
But one thing remains the same: the aura of silver-screen fame. Clark Gable supposedly lived in at least two houses on Oxnard's beaches. Local lore recalls Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo vacationing there. And travel guidebooks dutifully report that the Latin Lover, Rudolph Valentino – who likely never returned after "The Sheik" wrapped -- later bought a vacation house atop the leveled sand dunes of Hollywood-by-the-Sea.
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