Bellacures, a high-end Beverly Hills and West Side L.A. nail salon, has expanded to Orange County.

Founder Samira Asemanfar has already garnered a following of fans for bringing her nail salon concept of supreme attention to cleanliness and spa-like services to Laguna Beach and Balboa Island.

At Bellacures, each manicure and pedicure service starts with new sterilized tools for each client and a disposable pouch with new files, buffers and all other supplies. And, unlike many nail salons, Bellacures does not use whirlpool spa chairs for pedicures to avoid spreading bacteria and infections.

You can opt to have luxury services like an exfoliating walnut scrub manicure, for $29, or a microdermabrasion manicure, for $33, as an anti-aging treatment to increase circulation. Or, for $30, a dry-hand and nail therapy manicure will make your hands feel moisturized and revitalized. The manicure includes Bellacures' butter cream, grapeseed or almond oil and a hot mitten treatment.

If you're tired of having nail polish peel and chip so quickly, definitely go for the $50-Gelicure Manicure. The gel-like product can last up to two weeks and goes on like nail polish. It is available in stylish pastels and a range of other hot colors.

Bellacures is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. The salon is at 301 Marine Ave., Suite B, in Newport Beach, and at 226 Ocean Ave. in Laguna. For more information, go to



Here comes the SUN

The forward-thinking group of talented event producers, Sophisticates United Network (the SUN Grp), will be bringing Orange County another must attend indie music event: the C.A.M.M. (Cinema+Art+Music+Movement) Outdoor Concert Series with Mini Mansions, HANDS and Voxhaul Broadcast, which will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday at the LAB Antimall in Costa Mesa.

The concert will be ideal for alternative and rock music fans looking for an experience not often found in Orange County. C.A.M.M. will be holding upcoming concerts in Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach on the first Friday of every month.

The SUN Grp and C.A.M.M. are promoting cultural arts in Orange County with other brands including Ambig, Red Bull, Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Sheckler Foundation and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Tickets cost $18.50.


The LAB is at 2930 Bristol St.


Raising the bar

Three years ago Pure Barre Newport Beach introduced Orange County to ballet-inspired workouts. It will be celebrating its third anniversary, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

You can join the event at the studio, which will include juice samples from Ritual Cleanse, award-winning wines from OneHopeWine, tasty desserts from Meringue Bake Shop, plus shopping, free massages and raffle items from Harmony Wellness Center. You can also enter to win opportunities from CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and many more.

The studio looks stunning with boutique-style touches, hardwood floors and a spacious workout room with an upgraded sound system and floors.

Pure Barre Newport Beach offers a combination of Pilates, yoga and weights in a 55-minute intense session designed to burn fat while toning arms, thighs and abs by incorporating elements of ballet. During a workout, you'll make small isometric movements at the ballet barre choreographed to uplifting music, and each session changes to keep it challenging and new.