Greer's OC: Back-to-school sales at HSS

Back-to-school shopping is already starting at Huntington Surf and Sport.

All four HSS stores will open Friday at 8 a.m. and the sale will continue through Sunday. A sidewalk sale will take place outside and prices in entire store will be reduced 20% to 50%. Select wetsuits are priced at $99.99, and customers will receive a free T-shirt with a $50 purchase.

HSS carries top brands like Hurley, Billabong, Volcom, Quiksilver, O'Neill, RVCA, Stussy, Matix and more.

Shops are located at 300 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Huntington Beach; (714) 841-4000; 120 Main St. in Huntington Beach, (714) 374-6266; 3801 Warner Ave. in Huntington Beach, (714) 846-0181; 7777 Edinger Ave. (in the Bella Terra Shopping Mall) in Huntington Beach. For more information, visit


Look better with a professional blowout

On special occasions, or just because, leave the blow drying and makeup to the pros and book a service at SAS Shampoo and Style, a blow dry and makeup bar on East 17th Street in Costa Mesa. Whether you want the SAS, which includes a signature scalp massage, stimulating shampoo, and a blow dry for $35, or camera ready makeup application for $35, you can rely on SAS to make you look your best.

The makeup and blow dry bar uses sulfate-free, organic botanical products from ColorProof, and serves organic juices, Champagne cocktails, and delicious coffees. The space is also available for parties, private events and after-hour bookings. For every treatment you book, you can earn points for future services or products too.

SAS is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and is at 270 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 646-6345, or visit


'Beers, Bangs & Buzzes'

The next time you're in need of a great haircut, check out Preme Hair Stade Co. at South Coast Plaza. The stylists here are top-notch, turning out some of the hottest cuts and colors in Orange County.

Each Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. stop in for "Beers, Bangs & Buzzes." Guys can get buzzes, and the girls can get their bangs trimmed from style pros for just $15. Slices of pizza and complimentary beers will be served from Zcafé.

Preme Hair at Stade Co. is at Level 3, Crate and Barrel wing at South Coast Plaza. For more information, call (714) 966-9211 or visit


Roberta Freymann opens OC shop

Internationally recognized style purveyor Roberta Freymann opened her first Roberta Roller Rabbit store in Orange County at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. And if you love cheerful, whimsical batik prints for home, bedding and fashion, this is your place.

The entire collection of Roberta Roller Rabbit was inspired by a piece of fabric in India that Roberta found depicting the fable of a magical rabbit. The line features colorful hand block printed kurtas, as well as bold print apparel for men, women and children, and home furnishings and accessories designed by Roberta with artisans in India.

Popular prints include graphics and florals named after people in Roberta's life, and monkeys, elephants and fish reflecting Roberta's love for children and the signature whimsical nature of the brand.

Roberta Roller Rabbit is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (949) 718-0195, or visit


Use your noodle at Marbles: The Brain Store

Marbles: The Brain Store just opened its first Orange County location store at Fashion Island and it carries incredible "brain games" for kids and adults. It's packed with stimulating and brain strengthening games, puzzles, books and software.

Experts in the field of brain health and wellness help select products carried at Marbles and the store is divided in to sections for coordination, critical thinking, memory, visual perception and word skills. Sales people referred to as BrainCoaches will encourage shoppers to test products and play at demo stations.

Marbles: The Brain Store is in Atrium Court at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 219-9953, or visit


Roy's offering best of summer menu

Roy's Restaurantjust rolled out a prix fixe menu to celebrate summer's freshest ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, rock shrimp, Steelhead trout and peaches. The three-course culinary experience blends summer-infused cuisine with Roy's signature Hawaiian fusion style for $36.95 per person.

Appetizer choices include bulgogi chicken satays, rock shrimp and peaches and heirloom tomato and crispy mozzarella salad. For an entrée choose from teppanyaki mahi mahi, steelhead trout and porcini dusted hangar steak. For dessert, Roy's offers a white peach mousse, or Roy's signature and not to be missed melting hot chocolate soufflé.

The three-course summer prix fixe menu is available through summer 2012 at its Newport Beach and Anaheim locations. Two locations at 453 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, (949) 640-7697, 321 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, (714) 776-7697, or visit

GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of, a free daily email service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed at and she can be contacted at

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