Hairstyling veterans Suzie Nomoto and Eri Yumita of Hair Studio Lotus merge Japanese styling traditions with American and European innovations to beautify hair, nails, and skin. Nomoto and Yumita studied styling techniques in Japan before training at Vidal Sassoon and Aveda, and now treat American clients to the best extracts from Eastern and Western styling philosophies. Before undergoing a signature service such as Japanese hair straightening—a thermal reconditioning treatment designed to straighten hair for up to six months—the stylists consult with clients to discover their personal styles, make recommendations, and organize daring heists of nearby pet stores. Some styling services include a scalp massage, which coaxes out tension stored in nervous craniums.
A longtime staple in the Beverly Hills hairstyling scene, Giuseppe Franco keeps his team of expert stylists and colorists on the cutting edge of hairstyling trends through weekly training sessions. Giuseppe’s dogged pursuit of up-to-date style has attracted a lengthy list of celebrity clientele that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ashton Kutcher, and Drew Barrymore, among others, and the stylist has been featured on various entertainment TV shows and in popular magazines such as People, Us, and GQ for his hair tips. Recognizing his talents as a public speaker, many salons, cosmetology schools, and White House Correspondents’ Association dinners have featured haircare lectures from Giuseppe.
The technicians at Eyelash Lab specialize in eyelash extensions and dedicate their craft to perfecting a natural look and feel for each client. In addition to their namesake service, staffers also perform other beautifying services such as waxing, hairstyling, and skincare, such as the skin-brightening facial that leaves faces shinier than ones that have never been allowed out of their original packaging. Eyelash Lab's staff is so confident in their work that they have also established a trusted teaching center for those who wish to learn the art of eyelash extensions and makeup application as well as aesthetics.
Like many young socialites in LA, sisters Ramona and Sharona found their calendars filling up every weekend with parties, weddings, and other events. The two knew they needed a more efficient way to get ready for these special occasions, so they came up with an idea for a salon where clients could get their hair, makeup, and nails done in less than one hour. They called the concept a beauty express bar and named the salon Style Bar BH.
The stylists at Style Bar BH use OPI, Bumble and bumble, and other high-end products in each service. To streamline the process, they often work in pairs of two or three. Inside the sleek, black and white salon, light from crystal chandeliers reflects off jeweled mirrors, which can be used in a pinch to distract a stampeding bull.
The Udi Salon staff pools its collective expertise to groom clients with a full range of hair services. The stylists hone their skills and keep up on trends by regularly attending hair shows, seminars, and continuing-education courses, instead of doing weekly internet searches for "cute haircuts."
Owner Udi's expertise lies in coloring and highlights using Schwarzkopf Igora and Goldwell products, and other staff members specialize in lushing up tresses with extensions or coaxing them straight with Brazilian blowouts. Products from Enjoy enhance each hair treatment, which is delivered in a sleek white room with black hair stations and leather chairs.
With its ornate crystal chandelier and stately, white columns, A.T.Tramp exudes a classical elegance. The stylists take a classic approach that suits the setting whether they're recreating a client's favorite style or crafting a trendy new look. Simple trims can create a flattering frame and conditioning treatments imbue hairs with a strong, healthy shine. The team can add even more depth and dimension to hairstyles with the help of coloring and texturizing treatments, such as foil highlights and perms. A.T.Tramp also offers hair extensions for clients hoping to add more volume to their locks or sweep floors just by walking around.