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The Owner of Ra’pôr Salon & Barber Shares Her Go-To Hairdos for Her Favorite Date Spots

Photographed By: Ed Visions Date Night Orange County

Expert: Emily Humphrey
Credentials: Owner, Ra’pôr Salon & Barber

Ra’pôr Salon & Barber
1780 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.287.6819

Life of PiePie Society Bar

Great drinks, music and pizza—Pie Society is a favorite of mine. I’d wear my hair in a clean top bun with shag bangs slightly parted in the middle and finish with hoop earrings inspired by the ambiance.

Flavors of MaríaTaco María

For a dining adventure, sit at Taco María’s counter and watch how much detail goes into every course of their Prix Fixe menu. Lived-in waves would be my choice for the evening. 

Beans and BeatsCommon Room Roasters

Common Room Roasters roasts their beans in-house and there’s a DJ on Saturdays. Being that the sun is up, I would throw on a cute hat and run some Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil through my ends for effortless hair.

Garage Date | 2145

2145–garage-turned-pizzeria–has an oversized dining table that is perfect for a group date. I would make Friday reservations at 7 p.m. which gives me time to stop by the salon for a blowout.

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Please Don’t Stop the Music | The Observatory Date Night Orange County

If you like live music, The Observatory is your spot. From punk to hip hop, folk to reggae, they have it all. A messy topknot will keep you cool through the night. 

LSX’s and O’s | Bluegold

Imagine the hippest dinner party in Hanoi with a view. Get a gloss during the week so your hair is shiny and healthy. Wear it parted; you won’t want to compete for attention at LSXO.

Breakfast of Locals | Sugar ShackDate Night Orange County

Most people don’t even need a menu. Sugar Shack has a romantic authenticity that only comes with age. The patio is where to sit on a sunny day. Wear your hair tied up in a scarf.