As a trimmer of celebrity tresses, John Blaine has used his Vidal Sassoon-trained skills to maintain the manes of A-listers such as Cameron Diaz and Ben Affleck over the course of his 21-year career. Within the walls of Essensuals London salon, Blaine massages clients' scalps to a soapy lather before rinsing and wielding his scissors to snip locks into topiary animals. The stylist then blow-dries head fuzz into sleek strands, adding volume to limp 'dos and deflated coif soufflés. His signature look of high-drama hair and cascading, loose curls has graced the pages of fashion magazines and flounced through the music videos of Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
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.
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.