One of the most unique and breath-taking beauty parlors/museums you could ever experience is in Joshua Tree, California. The Beauty Bubble, owned and operated by proud owner Jeff Hafler, was opened in December 2015. This beauty museum and parlor was inspired by Jeff’s passion for history, beauty, and vintage. He collected all things beauty and hair, long before he had his own salon to decorate. Mikal, his partner, insisted this collection needed to go somewhere besides their apartment, so Jeff opened his first salon, Ohio Custom Wear and Hair, in West Hollywood. This new business was the start of the audacious journey that would lead Jeff to his accomplishments and to where he is today.
Jeff’s beauty salon was a “dream come true” for him and it unfolded many gateways to fulfilling his passions, while surrounded by the things he loved. His salon was so successful that it made the front page of the Living section in the LA Times. “I have always had a love of history and old things. I’ve been buying vintage for as long as I can remember. Combining the two is what made my business unique.” Ohio Custom Wear and Hair was distinct in the best way, and there was not another beauty salon around that could compare. In 2002, Jeff and Mikal were introduced to the high desert by a friend. Once they experienced waking up to the overwhelmingly beautiful desert sun, open land, and dirt roads, they fell in love with the desert. Jeff and Mikal jumped in, and three weeks later, they had found their sanctuary in Wonder Valley. Fast forward to 2004, they were fully committed to the desert and closed their salon in West Hollywood to open the Beauty Bubble. The Beauty Bubble soon became the totally fabulous and kitschy road-side attraction that it is today.