Getting ready to vacation in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico? Get packed and come on down. While you are here treat yourself to a little pampering at Sala de Belleza Gloria, a Rocky Point staple since 1969.

Vacation is all about relaxing, so why not get some accessories for that tan of yours…treat yourself to a haircut, some color, a manicure, pedicure, a new set of nails or a relaxing massage. Gloria’s offers these services, plus many more. And, if you are looking for name brand beauty supplies, or anything from nail files to curling irons, you will find it all at Gloria’s.

Gloria Cabrera, owner of Sala de Belleza Gloria, located on Ave. Constitucion just north of Ley Supermarket and Coppel Department Store, has been serving her valued customers since before Rocky Point even had paved streets, let alone a Sam’s Club and department stores. Not only has she been running her own salon, she has also trained hundreds of talented young men and women how to style hair and apply make-up at her Beauty School. Many of her students come to work for her in her salon after graduation, while others have opened their own salons or moved to other cities in order to perfect what Gloria has taught them. Gloria’s has always been a family owned and operated business where you will see her son and husband often stocking supplies, handling money, and making appointments while her daughter cuts hair, does weaves, and even applies permanent make-up. In fact, I was one of her first clients to get permanent eye liner there.

Gloria and all of her stylists pay incredible attention to detail, and most are bilingual. While many of my friends make appointments with their favorite stylists, I always like to book with Gloria herself since she was the first to cut my hair way back in the mid-90’s when it was down past my bottom. At the time, she kept asking me if I was sure I wanted her to cut it all off, since it was so long. Ever since that first cut, she has cut my hair numerous times and into numerous shapes, and she has made me a brunette and a redhead. Nowadays I just have her add a couple highlights to my natural blond color, and cut  my hair into the style I like at the moment. Gloria does keep up on all the latest trends in the USA, Mexico, and all over the world. She attends many beauty product shows and performs in many hair cutting and make-up beauty contests, some of which have been right here in Rocky Point. During my almost 20 years in Rocky Point, I have been to a few other stylists and colorists. I always end back with Gloria, asking her to please ‘fix’ my color, or to just chop it off and start over. I can say that I have learned my lesson, and stick with Gloria. In fact I am overdue for a cut, color and a pedicure.

Gloria’s Beauty Salon is not solely for women, it is also for men and I see many American, Canadian and Mexican men getting their hair trimmed, and even mani’s and pedi’s – and thank you men for doing so – we women very much appreciate it! Her salon even caters to children. Gloria’s is definitely the ultimate full service salon for men, women and children.

In addition to cuts, colors and perms, they also offer shampoo and blow dry, blow-outs, highlights, hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, waxing, hair removal, facials, permanent make-up (lips, eyebrows, eyelids, etc.), body massage (Gloria wants you to know that she DOES NOT have employees on the beach), acrylic nails and fills. I am sure I have missed some of her services, as she is always adding more. And, like I said, they also have a fully stocked beauty supply so if you’ve forgotten your Paul Mitchell or Sebastian hair products, then stop by and browse the salons shelves of shampoos, conditioners, and all other kinds of goo for your hair. This goes for anything else you can think of – hairbrushes, hair clips, make-up, nail polish, bobby pins…she has it all.

So, while you are here relaxing on our beautiful beaches, give gloria a call and schedule an appointment for yourself, or your entire family (I love getting a mani and a pedi at the same time). Gloria welcomes appointments, and also takes walk-ins. Call locally at 383-5075. Open every day, located on Constitucion just about a block from LEY market. “Come and visit, and you will be convinced.”