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The Best Beauty Salons in Los Angeles

We've rounded up the best beauty salons in Los Angeles so you can stop hairdresser-hopping and start being 100% in love with your hair

Ah, Los Angeles. Land of bountiful beaches, ripe avocados, and beautiful people. Everywhere you look, you see toned, tanned blondes running around in yoga pants, toting their detox juice in compostable containers. However, it's not just a healthy lifestyle that makes these folks glow. Being a woman of LA means that you are well-versed in upkeep. Whether it's a life-changing mud mask, or the latest in hair color technology, you can bet your $600 hair extensions that Los Angeles is home to some of the best beauty salons in the world. But sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the real deal and the imitators (much like an expertly executed dye job). That's why we've put together a list of the best beauty salons in Los Angeles, based on customer experience, Yelp reviews, and our own hair care success (and horror) stories. You'll actually start looking forward to your roots growing out, as long as it means you get to visit one of these transformative salons.

1. Hollywood - Hairroin Salon.

Hairroin Salon will immediately impress clients with their trendy skull decor (and a punny name doesn't hurt). This salon specializes in extreme coloring; so if you often find yourself trying to go from a bleach blonde to a sultry brunette, keep their number in your phone. While they're a little pricey ($65-120 for a cut, depending on the stylist, and $130-190 for full highlights), they've got rave reviews to back their prices up. Other services include makeup application, hair extensions, and tooth jewels, of all things.

Address: 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd #2 Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: 323-467-0392

Insider tip: On Fridays, Hairroin Salon offers $35 blowouts and complimentary champagne from 4-10 PM.

2. Santa Monica -- Studio DNA.

At Studio DNA, you'll find an upscale salon minus the attitude. Complimentary herbal teas and light snacks will have you feeling pampered the instant you walk through the door. When it comes to hair, Studio DNA knows what's up. Curly-headed girls rave about the expertise applied to their unruly locks. This beauty salon is also known for its corrective services, so if a botched coloring job has you walking around with a bag on your head, make an appointment. Other services include makeup application, various Dermalogica treatments, waxing, and lash extensions.

Address: 903 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: 310-451-3200

Insider Tip: Free underground parking is available, a rarity for a Westside location.

3. Beverly Hills -- Jonathan & George Salon.

If you're a blonde who is starting to lean toward an unfortunate brass, the Jonathan & George Salon can take you back to golden. This salon is known for their expertise in creating a beautiful blonde color on any color hair, a highly sought-after skill in Beverly Hills. With a celebrity client list including the likes of Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, you can't help but feel your hair is in very capable hands.

Address: 9320 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: 310-275-2808

Insider Tip: The salon doesn't have set prices; Rather, they give you a price based on the work they feel is necessary for your request.

4. Malibu -- Cie Sparks Hair Salon.

Forget fighting traffic, circling the block five times to find a parking spot and running out mid-appointment to put money in your meter. Instead, step into Cie Sparks Hair Salon. Nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Coast Highway (the ocean is a stone's throw away), this salon offers all of the bells and whistles of a high-end salon without the headache. Owners Heather Cie and Michael Sparks specialize in turning brassy stands into sun-kissed highlights that look like they've spent a summer vacation soaking up the California sun.

Address: 3835 Cross Creek Rd #22, Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: (310) 456-2300

Insider Tip: Cie Sparks is located in Malibu Country Mart, home to several upscale boutiques and eateries. Definitely plan a window shopping session before or after your appointment. And did we mention it's seconds from the beach?

5. West Hollywood -- Chop Chop Salon.

Have you ever given free reign to a hair stylist, only to be met with blank stares? That won't happen at Chop Chop Salon. These highly trained stylists are great at recognizing what works for your face shape and customizing a cut to work on you. The same goes for coloring and matching your skin tone. Their salon is hip, yet unpretentious, and everyone who works there is pleasant, down-to-earth, and great at what they do, making Chop Chop one of the best beauty salons in Los Angeles.

Address: 830 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone: (323) 464-8100

Insider Tip: Chop Chop Salon is half hair salon, half art gallery. Frequently rotated artwork by local artists is displayed on the walls and available for purchase.

6. Downtown -- Sally Hershberger Salon.

If you're looking for a truly premium salon experience at one of the best beauty salons in Los Angeles, try Sally Hershberger Salon. While the prices are steep, they reflect the experience you will receive as a client. Known for styling celebrities, the stylists at Sally Hershberger Salon are experts in cut and color. Whether you want something traditional or something trendy, they have a stylist who can help you out. The salon also has their own signature line of hair products, available at drugstores like CVS, as well as a professional line sold by the Home Shopping Network.

Address: 760 N La Cienega Blvd, 3rd Fl, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 854-4922

Insider Tip: If you're looking for a premium cut without the premium prices, visit this salon on student night. Assistants and students will try out new styles on you for just $40!

The best beauty salons in Los Angeles all have one thing in common: as you walk out their doors, you'll feel that amazing new confidence that comes with having an expertly executed hairstyle. With these salons on speed dial, you'll fit right in on Rodeo Drive.


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