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This Is Where Cool Girls Get Their Hair Done in L.A.

The ultimate guide to the best hair salons in Los Angeles
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The power of a great haircut or hair color is undeniable -- as is the opposite. (Holla if you've ever been reduced to tears by a hair disaster!) Which makes choosing the best hair salon a decision that can send you down a Yelp wormhole -- especially if you live in the big city. Yes, finding your hair stylist/colorist match in Los Angeles, a city where they're as plentiful as avocados, is rough. Think: perfect curly haircuts, sunkissed highlights, tousled waves, the latest hairstyles the celebs are wearing ... basically, the stuff Pinterest dreams are made of.

So we went on a mission to find the very best salons Los Angeles has to offer, where the aforementioned cool girls of the city get their hair did. Whether you need a slight trim or complete hair makeover, you can't go wrong with one of these hair salons.

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For Instagram-Worthy Hair:  Ramirez Tran
The founders Johnny Ramirez and Anh Co Tran are responsible for some of the most gorgeous styles (you've likely double-tapped or pinned quite a few of them). While this definitely isn't the most affordable salon, the results will have you (and everyone you encounter on the street) like woah.

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills

Vibe: A bit rustic, a bit French inspired and 100 percent chiller-than-thou (but in a way that makes you feel cooler just for being there).

Known for: The literally trademarked "Lived-in" hair color and waves that make sexy look effortless.

Star Stylists: Ramirez handles the color (he can take you from dark to light hair in a single day); Tran transforms blah cuts into insanely Instagrammable styles. Make sure you block out a whole day for your transformation, as color with Johnny can sometimes take upwards of seven hours. The end results -- plus the fact that you can go six months before coloring again -- are completely worth it.

Price: Base color with Ramirez starts at $150, highlights start at $350. A cut with Tran will set you back $400. Their uber-talented roster of other stylists and colorists rings in less spendy.

Ramirez Tran, 8912 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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For a Chill AF Experience: Benjamin
Benjamin is, hands down, one of the coolest hair salons in Los Angeles. Founded by Benjamin Mohapi, this insider-y salon has locations Downtown and on the Westside.

Vibe: The stylish decor is a blend of eclectic trinkets and artwork, which gives the salon a distinctly chill flavor.

Known for: Cool-girl balayage, on-trend rainbow hues, and edgy, effortless cuts.

Star Stylists: In WeHo, book with Shah Karegar for perfectly blended color that is Victoria's Secret model-level gorgeous. Seek out Rita Markarian (also in WeHo) for a cut and style that will make over your hair and your energy. Her down-to-earth, positive vibes, mad skills with hair shears and the ability to coax your hair into the best version of itself make for a spiritual experience.

At the downtown outpost, get an appointment with Sal Salcedo. He's a genius with shears and can cut layers (on both straight and curly hair) that will make you weep with joy.

Price: A cut and blow-dry starts at $150. Base color starts at $120, and highlights begin at $230.

Benjamin with Negin Zand, 8910 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Benjamin Salon, 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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For a Celebrity Glam-Squad Experience: Striiike
Beauty triumvirate Ashley, Kristie and Jenn Streicher, who do the hair, brows and makeup (respectively) of Hollywood's elite, founded this hidden gem in Beverly Hills.

Vibe: A soft palette of neutral colors and strategic pops of color give the space a decidedly feminine, Parisian air.

Known for: Styles that feel natural and organic, with a dash of edginess.

Star Stylists: See Ashley, one-third of the Streicher sister power trio, for an A-list experience. And curly-haired girls will find their stylist soulmate in Briana Dunning.

Price: Cuts are $350.

Striiike, 9278 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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For an Upscale Experience Without the Upscale Attitude: Meche Salon
Celebs and It-girls flock to this hair hotspot, founded by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham.

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills

Vibe: At once upscale and non-pretentious, this salon is always busy, lively and stocked with the best magazine selection we've encountered at a salon.

Known for: Sunkissed highlights and long layers.

Star Stylists: If you're lucky enough to nab an appointment with Cunningham, do so (her work is worth a thousand praise hands emojis). Kari Hill slays at buttery blonde highlights, and her down-to-earth personality will put you at ease. For bangs, hit up Hannah Burdy, who is responsible for Suki Waterhouse's most recent chop.

Price: Haircuts start at $175, and hair color starts at $150.

Meche Salon, 8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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BY ALLIE FLINN | FEB 15, 2017 | SHARES
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