When Jacey Jean Kassabian set out to create a beauty boutique, she knew it had to be a distinct departure from her three previous salons. “My other stores had so many employees,” she says. “I really wanted to give people that one-on-one feel.” That personal commitment has caught the attention of Cheryl Burke, Vanessa Hudgens and Hilary Duff, who all come to Eleanor Jean Haute Beauty for nail services and more. Nestled among the many shops and restaurants on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California, Eleanor Jean’s small, full-service salon harks back to a time when beauty was a luxury, not a necessity. Vintage Cosmopolitan magazines, retro pink aprons, and oldies music playing on the radio has helped this young salon build a growing–and loyal–client base.
Year Founded: 2011
Founder/Owner:Jacey Jean Kassabian
Address/Phone: 13812 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.1546
Hours:Mon., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Most Requested Service: “The Debutante” manicure
Best-Selling Retail Item: SpaRitual polishes