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 spotless environment of Limon Nail & Spa Boutique embodies a grown-up princess-chic look. Yellow and white stripes run across the walls, giving the space the sweet, sunny feel of a candy shop. White Queen Anne's chairs cushion guests as their nails are treated with color by expert manicurists. The therapy room is decorated in purple, where massages rejuvenate clients and waxing services release unwanted hair so it can go live on a farm in the country.
GlamMe Beauty Studio’s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists’ offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
Head to Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle and ask for Raya, and there will be no doubt who you mean—no last name necessary. Mention Madonna or Tyra, though, and Raya will probably think you’re referring to her former clients. That’s because during her 20-year aesthetics career, she’s found herself standing face to facial with household names on a number of occasions. Now she’s landed at Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle, a salon and spa praised by press outlets including American Spa and Los Angeles Business Journal. Unlike an off-the-rack straitjacket, the spot is a great fit; its amenities—a Vichy shower, a custom-made jacuzzi with 18 jets, and a wet room—are as luxurious as her services.