Reve Salon & Spa
Recently I was invited to the Reve Salon and Spa in Murrieta, an hour and a half from Los Angeles, an hour east of San Diego and one hour from Palm Springs. A great location and close to the many wineries of Temecula. You can go for a salon experience then head over to the gorgeous wineries and spend the afternoon wine tasting.
It's been so long since I’ve had my hair professionally done, I’m embarrassed to it. My last good haircut was over six months ago and I’ve been steadily touching up my roots over the bathroom sink, in poor lighting while the dogs tried to lick up the drips of hair color on the floor, and the kids fight. Not the best place to work on my aesthetic. I've also been snipping my hair with a pair of old scissors which hasn't been doing me any favors. It was time for a professional to take over.
Justine Brown, owner of Reve, invited me to her salon and how could I turn her down? My hair needed help and Justine offered her services. Excited to go, I could barely sleep the night before. Beauty gets me all wound up.
The amazing space made my jaw drop as I walked through the glass doors. The place is huge! Decorated with a modern but welcoming flair, the salon is gigantic and airy. A cup of coffee was delivered to me while I paged through a magazine. I walked around the salon, snapping pictures while taking in the details like the bowl of lemons, the flowers, the Hollywood-ish vibe of Reve.
Justine, with her head of black shiny hair, whisked me off discuss how awful my hair was. No, not really. We talked about color and within minutes she had my entire head in foils. She told me about the Davines products which she loves and uses, along with the Hollywood favorite, Kerastase. I got a tour of the entire place which offers lots of room for adding more services besides nails, facials, and hair.
Reve carries skin care by Dermalogica and cosmetics by Becca. I told Justine about my favorite products and brands including Luv by Sharon Bolton Scents, Borba water by Scott- Vincent Borba, VanityMark by Brett Freedman, Laura Geller and Allison Rafaelle makeup. I love when I can talk “makeup” with other beauty lovers!
The foils came out of my hair and Justine began to snip the dead ends off. When she was finished, I had a pile of hay by my feet. The color is fantastic, pale blonde with a few golden highlights on the top. Exactly the color nature intended for me to have. It felt so good to get all that dead hair snipped and the color touched up.
I loved my time in the salon and didn’t want to leave. It's that great of an environment. I appreciate the little touches like coffee or tea while I’m waiting, good magazines to read as my color sinks in, comfortable chairs to sit in while my hair is washed and attention by the stylist. Have you ever gotten your hair done and your stylist keeps leaving you to answer the phone? Pet peeve!
I look forward to returning to Reve and getting a pedicure/manicure/facial, which I never carve out the time to do. I’ve had a gift card for a massage sitting in my drawer for over a year because I feel selfish taking the time to do it.
Thanks to Justine and her crew for the amazing experience! I love my hair and hope to visit again soon. You must stop by and see for yourself! It's Hollywood, but in Murrieta. A star treatment just for you!