The best beauty professionals around!
If you want the best beauty treatments in Lake Forest, CA, Impression Beauty Salon and Nail Spa is here to deliver. Our hair & nail salon out as among the best in the industry and you always get value for the price. We take pride in our manicures because we enjoy what we do and want our customers to have such a great experience with their spa pedicure that they will visit us again for next time.
You won't find better value from a hair salon anywhere else. Have peace of mind knowing that you made the best choice for hair coloring available. When it comes to hair extensions, no one can approach our level of skill.
Ask about our haircuts, hair removal services, and hair straightening because we hold ourselves to a higher standard of quality, excellence, and customer service. We never let our clients down because Brazilian wax is our specialty.
Once you see what we have to offer in gel nails, you’ll understand why we’re the most popular choice for pink and white nails. You won’t find a better expert in acrylic nails in Lake Forest, CA and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer.
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Julie from Impression Beauty and Salon is AMAZING! I came here last minute needing help with my hair for some holiday parties. Julie stayed over an hour and a half past closing time and helped me work through a ton of hair issues. I am the happiest I have been with the results in 15-20 years of coloring and cutting my hair. The price was better than anywhere else especially for the work done. I am so grateful for this place. Will be my new hair salon FOR SURE GOING FORWARD, THANK YOU JULIE!!!!!
I went first time today for leg and Brazilian wax with Faye and amazed with her service and kindness
She is very caring person with 20 plus year experience
I was very nervous but she made me feel so comfortable
I recommend Her highly
Thank you Faye and see you again soon
Thankful to be blonde again! I was kindly taken last minute and my hair turned out great! Thank you so much! I will enjoy my birthday blonde!
Great place went there for a pedicure and Julie did a great job! She took her time and made sure I was satisfied with her work. She was also very nice as well
Faye and julie are so nice and accommodating. I have come here for multiple services and they always take care of me.
I go to Feye for a Brazilian was and she does great ! definitely recommend she handles my hair very well
I saw a deal for a child's haircut here and called to make an appointment. My son is 2. They were so kind and made sure he felt comfortable during his session. The stylist did his hair just how I requested and didn't fuss when I asked him to cut some more when it seemed like he had finished. My son will be back for more haircuts here in the future.
I went to faye so many times for Brazilian wax. She is such a nice human being. I'm very happy with her. She has a lot of experience in this field and i can really feel it. Highly recommended
Faye is a wonderful, wonderful woman. I purchased a Groupon for a Brazilian wax and, having never had one before, I'm glad I went but sad that I purchased through Groupon. If you're like me, understand that Groupon takes a huge cut from whatever is purchased. If you want to pay people for their work don't go through Groupon. Call up Faye and tell her you saw a Groupon. She's worth every penny, trust me.
Faye has been doing this for 20 years. I've never had a Brazilian before and have experience with (SELF) bikini waxing, underarm waxing, and facial waxing. I'm not going to lie, it was slightly painful BUT it's expected. You're paying someone to rip your hair out in a wonderful and sensitive area.
As such she definitely deserved her tip and I will be back to visit Faye.
I had a pedicure by Julie. She was friendly and did a great job with the pedicure. I was relaxed when I left.
I also used Faye's service to remove unwanted lip hair! :) I'm usually sensitive to anything touching my face but she was amazing. It didn't hurt. I will definitely be back!
Julie did a great job on my hair. I was so nervous about going somewhere other than my usual place, but my usual was not available and I was determined to get my hair done. I wanted a lot cut off and a specific style and I was just impatient and determined to get it done on the same day. I found this location via Groupon.
Julie fit me in the same day and was patient with me with my nerves. This is a no-frills hair salon where they also do nails, etc. I'm used to getting my hair done in the mall and I went in on a walk in wing and a prayer that it would come out good. Julie did exactly what I wanted and my hair looks great! She cut off about 7 inches of healthy hair and I now have a new style. My color came out perfect. She had to put toner in because highlights were initially too bright - I think the end result was great and I will be back. Julie has been doing hair for 27 years so she knows the products and chemicals and how to cut etc. Her husband Joseph was there too (as she stayed late to fit me in) and he was very sweet.
I went in for a haircut yesterday and I am very pleased with it. I have short hair but my head was a complete mess, I showed Julie a picture of a female model and did an AMAZING job, very professionally done. My mom usually cuts my hair and when she saw it today, she absolutely loved it. I am so glad I found Julie. I definitely recommend Julie, she will have you looking your very best, I promise:)
Extremely nice and friendly staff! Julie and Alice were super sweet and helpful! Helped with colors for nails and tips and hints for home care too! Alice gave me my favorite pedicure ever - perfect shape and blend of colors! Julie gave my preteen the perfect haircut too! Easy Maintenance for her to do on her own, but enough style to jump from little girl to tween. Love, LOVE THEM! Awesome salon all around :)
Everyone was super friendly and helpful! They took their time and made sure their work was perfect! I asked her to fix my nail and she did it with no questions asked! Julie was super patient and helpful and all her hard work paid off!! My manicure and pedicure was beautiful! This place defiantly left an impression on me and I will be back!! :)
Alice did a great job on my nails and toes for my wedding. Will definately retun!! I would give her 10 stars if I could. I saw the bad review on this place but decided to check it out regardless. Glad I didnt listen to one bad review. Thanks!
Cindy is the one who took care of my hair color... I was a happy customer. She took her time doing my highlights and was really attentive. She didn't rush me and I was her only customer for that time. (Unlike other salons they do your hair then put you somewhere then do another customer) She really gave her attention to me. Very good customer service. Very good attitude too.
Alice did my nails was pretty quick and efficient. I told her I want red and she gave me the red color I want.
I paid reasonable price for a great service.
Fantastic Mani/Pedi from Alice and they are priced very well for what you receive! Julie the manager was very pleasant and nice also. Definitely recommend that you try this place out!!!
I received a very nice mani/pedi (gel nails) from Cindy. I will return. She was very precise. Salon looked clean, too.
I got a Groupon for a signature facial at Impressions Salon and had it done about a week ago. Faye did my facial and she's excellent. She's had years of experience and it shows. Instead of sticking to the usual signature facial, she changed the masks and added serums to suit my skin type. So basically, I got a custom facial. And to top it off, she didn't charge me extra. Faye said what's important to her is customer satisfaction. It's a bit of a drive for me, but I'm definitely coming back.
I had an excellent experience geeting my nails done tonight. The ladies very nice and funny to talk to. My nails look great!!! Thanks Cindy
I have been going to Julie for about 18 years now. She is the owner of the salon and the only person I will allow cut or color my hair. She SAVED ME a few years back when I tried to color my hair myself to save money. I was so embarrassed to tell her I tried it myself and had patches of different colors from a bad batch of a drug store, do-it-yourself kit. She took me late at night when no one was at the shop and, although it took a while and a couple of days to get it right, she did the color correction, and I'll never opt for anyone (including me) to do my color again. She spent hours on my hair correcting it, and I was happy to pay the $150 given the amount of work she did to correct my mess. Normally I only pay $65 for a cut & color which is an awesome value.
She accommodates same day appointments when I need them, and is always willing to work with my hectic schedule. She is VERY AFFORDABLE compared to what my friends pay for a hair cut or color. My husband, my 13 year old daughter, and my 80 year old mother have gotten our hair cut by her for years.
When my mother with Alzheimer's went to Manor Care Nursing Center in Fountain Valley, Julie was willing to drive all the way from Lake Forest to cut my mother's hair!!!!
I read all these mixed reviews on Yelp. But honestly, this is a true testament of the level of customer service I get from Julie. I will be a loyal customer ALWAYS!
I got my hair cut, colored and highlighted today by Pearly. I can't even begin to tell you how pleased I am with the result! I've gone to an endless number of salons and I always leave with a normal, boring color and not to mention, paying sky high prices. They never listen to me and are scared to go outside of the box and give me what I'm really asking for. Pearly was quite the opposite!! She gave me the most amazing crazy red vibrant highlights which is exactly what I asked for!! She was quick, efficient and the price was amazing! I will definitely go back to Pearly. I think I found my permanent stylist!!
Bought a Groupon here because I needed a quick mani/pedi for Christmas. Was assigned to Cindy! She was awesome! Julie was also there hanging out and talking to me while getting my nails done. All were friendly and really took care of me well. Would definitely come back :-)
I had such a great experience here! I went in for a full set plus gel and Cindy did a great job. Even though I went in last minute, they took me right away and I never felt rushed...even when it came near to closing. Cindy was very professional and asked how I felt about the nails every step of the way, she was very considerate. Never once was I pressured into extra services, which is common at other salons. My nails turned out amazing and it was an overall great experience! Will definitely be coming back here!
An experience everyone must try! Cindy is great with hair! Love it!! Great customer service and quality products!
FACIAL by Faye! Truly one of a kind, my face is thoroughly clean and I look like I got a year younger. My family immediately commented to ask if I was wearing makeup when I got home. My skin feels firm and sooooooo SOFT! Must try for those who like facials you can actually feel!
HAIR by Cindy, she dyed my hair blue black and made sure she got every inch of my long hair. She makes sure every spot is even and color is everywhere. Very thorough and I love my layers too!
This is currently my regular place to get my pedicures done by Cindy. She does a great job ... she takes enough time to do my cuticles very well and I love the way my toenails look after she has finished. (Btw, Julie - the owner, actually gave me the best pedicure I've ever had since I've lived in SoCal, but I was never able to get another booking with her for a pedicure after the 1st time!)
I agree with many people, however, that the reservation system needs much improvement. When the Julie is there, things tend to go more smoothly, i.e., Cindy is usually (or almost) ready when I arrive for my appt. But one time when Julie was out-of-town, the man doing the reservations had everything screwed up. I had called earlier in the day and gotten a late afternoon appt. I arrived on time, only to have the man say that I didn't have any appointment at all (it turns out someone else showed up for an appt. just before me, and he had apparently booked both of us for Cindy at the same time)! So, I had to wait about an hour for a "work-in" (like a "walk-in") appointment with Cindy.. All turned out OK, but I wasn't pleased about how I was treated (by that guy) or how long I had to wait for my appointment. It is also very irritating to show up on time for an appointment, then have someone tell you it's your fault for the miscommunication (when it wasn't). When your business employees make a mistake, they should own up to it, apologize to you, and ask you politely if you want to wait or re-schedule.
In general, people in this salon, including Julie, are very nice. Also, Julie is the only shop owner in this area who has been able to match the price I used to pay in NY for my monthly pedicure/manicure. However, if I keep making appointments and showing up on time, only to be told I have to wait for an hour or come back later, I too will go somewhere else. For now, I'm happy staying with Impression Salon though. Only time will tell!
I went to Impressions salon for the first time today to get my nails done. Cindy did my nails. I had tips put on and builder gel polish with a design. She did an excellent job! I had been looking for a new nail tech and she definitely is it! Besides doing a great job on my nails, she was so friendly and we talked the whole time. The price was very reasonable. I can't wait to go again!! Thank you Cindy!
I purchased a groupon and after reading the reviews I was a little skeptical to use it. I was pleasantly surprised. I called and made my appointment with a very friendly Julie. I called back 5 minutes later and changed my appointment and she was still very pleasant. Showed up and Cindy was waiting for me, so no wait there. Cindy did a great manicure but when it came time to do the pedicure another, a regular client of hers came in for an unscheduled haircut so she brushed me off to Julie. That wasn't the best customer service for a new client. I was a little afraid. Needlessly. Julie did a great job. She did file one nail a little aggressively and cut me but not to bad. It turned out very nice overall. There wasn't much of a massage on the manicure but the pedicure had a couple of minutes. I wish I could find a place that would do a massage for the same price. I think I will make this my go to place from now on. For the price you can't beat it. Cindy and Julie were both super nice and for me that says a lot. When making your appointment mention the Groupon price and they should honor it. Groupon takes a huge (60%) portion.
I love , love the way Julie does my hair !! I've been coming here for years. Everything they do here is very professional, hair ,nail,facial, up dos ,waxing you name it make sure to call for appointment because it's always busy.
Julie is great! I've been seeing her for about 4 years. I moved to Redondo Beach but will still make the hour drive just to see her. I'm pretty conservative and prefer subtle color. Julie always listens and is thoughtful in her recommendations. On top of color, she cuts and styles wonderfully. Whether you prefer it stick straight, blown out or curly it looks great every time. Definitely see Julie!
Fantastic haircut, highlights and color with Julie! She did an amazing job! So happy to find a place close by! Reasonably priced too, and with first time discount only cost $90! Thank you Julie for a great hairstyle!
Julie is super sweet and professional! She did a fabulous job on my nails!!!! I will gladly go back even without the Groupon price! Very happy with her suggestion to go with lavender and her suggested length! I'm a very happy customer!
Yay! Just had Brazilian waxing with Faye! She was wonderful. Very professional and sweet. A lot of experience-17 years! Wow. I was in good hands. Now I'm all cleaned up for summer!
I've been to Faye for a Brazilian a couple of times now. Shes not only very clean, but also very friendly and professional. She has been waxing for 17 years and her work definitely shows it. I have stopped going anywhere else to get waxed. She makes sure the temperature is perfect and that yoy are hairless, which of course is the point of getting hair removal. And the best part of this whole ordeal is the PRICE! You would expect to pay $70 dollars for this great of a job anywhere else. I highly recommend her for all of your waxing and threading needs!
First off I bought a Groupon not knowing anything about this place! They turned out to be a gem! They are so close and convenient. Not only that but Faye who did my wax was excellent! It had been some time since I waxed so I knew it would be a little painful but she made it so soothing! She is amazing!!! Her room is very clean and I felt very relaxed. I will definitely come back here again! Lastly I found out that they do nails, and hair! So it's a one stop shop! I am ecstatic!
Found this place on Groupon. Needed a haircut for my wedding as I had always just cut my own hair. While risky trying out a barber a few days before a wedding, what a great choice. I found Cindy who gave me an amazing haircut for our special day. I have continued to go back ever since. That was two years ago. Be sure to make an appointment. My only complaint is that they have gradually raised the price on me from what the Groupon price was, but I'll still go to see Cindy
Hi. This place is amazing . Julie was courteous and vet professional. She gave me teen age
son an haircut just the way he liked it. We are very satisfied and will continue to go here for our hair cuts.
Many people probably feel that Julie is a rude person but after her hard work you probably change your mind. Whatever she said, it just to be upfront. Few minutes to find out how gentle and she is. She put her whole hearted into her work. Sometimes you can hear her labor breathing, but she would not stop. She continue to put her customer before her.
Today I went in for color correction, while many of her co worker try to pull her away because of many talents she has, yet she continue to put me first. It felt great to when you are her first and foremost priority.
Got my second ever Brazilian was from Faye and she was wonderful. Very patient and knew exactly what she was doing. Highly recommend this place.
Julie highlighted & cut my hair beautifully! Expect to pay extra for blow dry. Brow waxing service was excellent!
Best haircut ever! I've had so many bad haircuts over the years... I can't say enough about what a fabulous job Julie has done with my hair. If you are looking for an exceptional hair cut, give her a try. You will be very glad you did.
This is my second appointment for color and cut. My appointment was at 11 and I was in the chair at 11. Had mani/pedi while my color was setting. Mani pedi was a basic no frills gel manicure but done well.
She did a great job with my sister in laws hair, I'm coming back tomorrow to get my hair cut.
Alice is amazing for hair. Thanks Alice! This is definitely a no frills kind of place. It felt like I was in an episode of golden girls, very old school beauty shop. Which, I loved! Especially, since Alice is like the really funny, sassy and kind grandma I never had.
With over 30 years of experience, she knew what to do. I'm a pretty low maintenance kind of girl though. Stuck with an all over mahogany color and she did a cut. Both are fantastic. I've paid double the price in L.A. for a less than stellar job, felt like I was paying for the ambiance.
She's only there Fri. & Sat. If you're fussy & picky about your hair, this is not the place to go. You will get put in your place. I trusted her to take the wheel and she went above and beyond. :D
Paid them directly instead of Groupon. Had no issues booking a same day appointment on a Saturday afternoon.
Julie is amazing! Such great customer service! Today was a holiday, Memorial Day and she took me anyways. I got a mani and pedi and it is one of the best services I have received in a while. I recommend asking for Julie when making an appointment. She is the best! :)
Julie and her team did such a great job on my gel manicure. It's my first time here and I enjoyed my experience.
Love this place. I got a pedicure and they did an awesome job. They took their time and really made my feet look better than before. I had Julie and she's amazing!!!
Julie was able to fit me in last minute for a gel manicure and pedicure. She did a great job and worked quickly and efficiently. I appreciated that she didn't force me to engage in conversation--I think she could tell I was tired and she was respectful of that. I'm very picky when it comes to my manicures and I don't see any missed spots, in clipped cuticles, or jagged edges.
I go to Faye for many years for facial waxing, she's excellent! She's so kind and nice. She always takes the best care of me. Her technique is so amazing, which turns my skin so smooth, and doesn't turn red. She gets the shape of my eyebrows really well. I love her and always recommending friends there. Also I sent my friends for Brazilian wax and body waxing and they were all so happy with the result. I highly recommend Faye.
When I first came in I had really negative thoughts due to reviews and coming in from Groupon, but they were all very kind and funny. They did a wonderful job on my nails and I've had so many people ask me where I got them done at. I will be coming here again.
I went to Faye so many times, for facial and sometimes for facial waxing, she is excellent to do both services, good quality products and excellent facial techniques for facial waxing. She is very professional and clean, she does fantastic job on shaping my eyebrows with waxing, the result of skin care is very profound
I came in for a facial which my friend had purchased for me as a gift on Groupon. I did initially receive some pushback when calling to make the appointment but there was nothing I could do about having already received the Groupon.
Faye was my esthetician for my facial and she was lovely. The facial was relaxing and very thorough. She began by analyzing my skin and talking to me about my skin concerns and tailored my facial to my specific skin care needs which are uneven skin tone, dullness, and texture.
She exfoliated my skin with a custom blend of products and the way she massaged my face you can tell she's been an esthetician for a long time (19 years to be exact). The extractions were thorough but not painful, and she finished off with a lovely face massage.
The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because of the location and booking issue I initially experienced here. If Faye worked at a different salon I would gladly return. Unfortunately this particular salon is pretty run down, and it doesn't seem to be managed very well.
I came to get a manicure and Julie was so sweet. She did an awesome job. She offered her other services as well but she was polite and not at all pushy s
The lady who does the facials and waxing(I wasn't able to catch her name) noticed my brows were uneven and she fixed them for me!
Everyone was super sweet and it was a great price for service. Can't wait to come back.
Very good and careful job. Had gel manicure and pedicure. Feel like I am well-taken care of by professional. I love that the lady speaks English and is able to hold conversation and provide good advice.
I came in for highlights and was convinced to try a facial. I've always had very bad acne and scars, and have only had one bad experience with facials before so I thought why not give it a try. Faye was absolutely amazing. She talked me through the whole process and gave me extremely helpful tips on how I could take care of my skin better. I've never seen my face look SO good and the redness from the acne went down immediately. All day I've been looking in the mirror surprised to see the results. Definitely will come back to see Faye again! Thank you!
My toes came out cute
Great experience very friendly fun staff. Came here through a Groupon and the teens loved and got exactly what they wanted . Great deal!
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