Aura at the Beach Salon & Spa
28A West Park Avenue, Long Beach
Conveniently located across from the Long Beach railroad station, Aura on the Beach is the ultimate dream of its owner and operator, Christopher Guardino. Born on the south shore of Long Island, he has always loved the beach and breathing in the ocean air. Merging his passion for hair styling with his favorite environment is a match that cannot be beat.
Aura on the Beach is Guardino’s second salon. His original, Aura Salon & Spa, has graced Bellmore for the past 11 years. Both salons offer the same services but are aesthetically different. The Bellmore locale has a rich, stately Victorian look. Aura on the Beach is more contemporary – sleek and serene, with calming “beachy” hues. Located on the second floor and lined with windows, it takes on a scenic view of the city of Long Beach.
A stylist for 17 years, Guardino specializes in cutting, color and hair extensions. He has a special place in his heart for dealing with cancer survivors - helping them get back on track with feeling better about themselves. His own mother passed away with breast cancer when he was young and he remembers, first hand, how important it was to her to feel beautiful again. He has a private room for people with hair pieces. Under certain circumstances, arrangements can be made for at-home service.
Among the staff at Aura on the Beach are seven seasoned hair stylists, some of whom have worked in Manhattan, and a makeup artist. All have been well-trained in dealing with chemicals, and offer the best procedures. Shampoos include a wonderful scalp massage. Chairs recline for the ultimate comfort.
“Customer service is our top priority,” said Guardino. “We treat people like family. Make yourself at home, put your feet up, and watch TV. Enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, have a glass of wine, coffee, tea, or a cappuccino. It’s all about you!”