Salon Pop and Barber Shop is a local hair salon located on the hipster-populated Retro Row along 4th Street n Long Beach, CA. This salon offers an array of services including hair cuts and color, barber cuts and shaves, waxing, and even manicures and pedicures. Salon Pop sets themselves apart from other hair salons with their retro atmosphere– their interior includes bright walls, porcelain cats, vintage hooded hair driers that serve as lobby chairs, and a Rat Pack style chandelier.
Salon Pop owners, Frankie Alvaro, Leslie Sundal, and Nicole Welke, opened their original location in 2007 on Redondo Avenue and 11th Street also in Long Beach, then relocated to its current location. The owners enjoyed their stay on Redondo Avenue but felt that Retro Row better suited their shop’s friendly vibe and vintage decor and they fit in better amongst the funky mom-and-pop stores that are found along that street.
Pictured in front row (sitting): Owners Frankie Alvaro and Leslie Sundal. Pictured in back row (standing): Stylists Chris Hamrock, Kathia Echeverria, Margeaux Hamrock, Matt Moody, Jessica Belanger and Desi Houghton
I have yet to go in to Salon Pop for a much needed hair cut, drastic hair color change, or funky manicure for myself, but Salon Pop has developed a loyal clientele over the years. Here are just a few ratings from very happy Salon Pop customers:
“I just got another great cut here at Salon Pop & Barber Shop. I usually get my hair cut by Billy the master barber, but he was out today! Thank god Matt was there to fix me up. He did a great job, knew exactly what he was doing and didn’t stop until the cut was perfect. Thanks again Matt and Salon Pop for doing an amazing job again. I will be back!”
-Robin P. 9/3/13
“Salon Pop is the place to go if you want to make friends with your stylist and build a relationship where you feel safe getting drunk on the free wine they give you as a client while letting them go to town on your hair. Hands down one of the best places to get your hair did.”
-Alex M. 7/12/13
“I have been coming to salon pop since 2009 to get my haircut by Frankie. He is far and away the best!! I get compliments everywhere I go.
I would be seriously be lost without him! He really is amazing!”
-Kathy L. 3/16/13
(PHOTOS COURTESY OF YELP.COM & SALONPOPANDBARBERSHOP.COM)
Salon Pop and Barber Shop
2281 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814