Cartel salon has been one of Orange County, California’s top salons for 40 years and still going strong!
We are a full service salon. With our expert hairstyling staff and skilled nail technicians we also offer pampering skin treatments custom eyebrow shaping, lash extensions, luxurious massage, and body waxing for both men and women.
At Cartel our family ranges from age 20 to 75 and we all work as a team to provide our clients with over the top talent and customer service.
We are open Monday through Saturday. We open early and stay late for client convenience and carry a wide selection of hair and skin care products.
Ray Adame- I started in Hollywood in 1966. The owners asked if I would help them open a second location in a new shopping center on Main St. in Orange, California called Town and Country and I said yes. After about 3 months I moved to Orange to be closer to the salon. They opened a 3rd location in a new center called Fashion Island in 1967. After serving 3 years in the military I returned to Orange and my old salon in Town and Country. That salon sold so I moved to another salon in the same center named Tochi and worked there for a few years until with the help of two friends we opened Cartel in the fall of 1975. At one point we had 4 salons and 78 employees. In 1981 we consolidated, bought a building and still occupy that same location today. I still do clients and with the help of a great team or staff of 44 we still try to bring to our clients the best service we can.