First-time business owners Jennifer Nairn and Shay Merchav launched Beauty Beach Lounge, a full-service hair salon in Runway at Playa Vista, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 15.
Nairn said the grand opening celebration with the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce was much more than a marketing opportunity.
“We really want to build up a clientele by engaging with the community — bring them in and tell them thank you for having us, giving us so much support and just celebrate,” she said.
Merchav said the pair chose to do business in Playa Vista because of the incredible community here.
“What’s happing here is beautiful. It’s family-engaged, and everything about it is amazing,” he said.
Nairn and Merchav met when they were young hairstylists and always dreamed of opening their own salon.
“All those years ago, building this business was a fantasy,” Nairn said, “but today, it is real life.”
— Shanee Edwards
1. Surrounded by friends, Jennifer Nairn performs the ribbon cutting while co-owner Shay Merchav gives a fist pump.
2. Guests enjoy food and drinks at the grand opening celebration.
3. Beauty Beach Lounge rolled out the red carpet to say hello to Playa Vista.
4. Everyone in attendance appeared to be having a good hair day.