From Britney Spears to Scarlett Johansson, Adam Lambert to Roger Federer, the rolodex of celebrities that have turned to Hairroin Salon for styling services seems to be ever growing. Whether celebrity or not, clients at Hairroin Salon are in the hands of a staff so dedicated to cutting-edge hair artistry that it often lands the stylists themselves in the spotlight—or, in the case of owner Janine Jarman, on television. Jarman was one of 12 contestants on the third season of Bravo's “Shear Genius,” and the same skills that had earned her the styling trust of the Pussycat Dolls and Carmen Electra carried her all the way to the show's final round. When she wasn't competing, Jarman helped develop formulas for Sexy Hair products, and transformed Harroin into the only Sebastian Professional Flagship Salon in LA. Hairroin Salon’s breadth of services is a testament to both Jarman’s skills and those of the stylists she’s added to her staff. Together, they perform thermal straightening treatments, highlights, corrective color, and haircuts for men, women, and stacks of chihuahuas in trench coats. The salon itself is further proof of Jarman’s eye for style: black, Victorian-inspired mirror frames hang on walls of exposed brick and striped wallpaper, while flameless candle chandeliers dangle from the ceiling's bare beams.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first?Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.
Surrounded by black-and-white and damask accents, patrons relax and escape from their everyday stressors at The Girls' Lounge. The staff specializes in special-occasion hair and makeup, nailcare, lash extensions, and waxing. Hairstylists sculpt manes into elegant styles, and makeup artists highlight clients' facial features for weddings and other special occasions. Nail technicians decorate digits, augmenting mani-pedis with exfoliating scrubs and soaks in porcelain footbaths. Professional technicians accent eyes with lush eyelash extensions and brows more meticulously shaped than the Gateway Arch.
Permanent-makeup artist Svetlana understands her clients might be wary of committing to one default look, which is why she does what she can to ease their anxieties. Before each treatment, she holds an initial consultation and test run with conventional cosmetics, ensuring that the end result matches the desires of her subject. Once clients feel confident enough to move forward, Svetlana chooses micropigments that work with their eye, skin, and hair colors, then uses the pigments to line the eyes, lips, and brows. Like a legal pad full of questions to ask a first date, Svetlana is good at preventing discomfort; she applies a topical anesthetic before the treatment.
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The stylists at Studio 818 Beauty Lounge, who are led by 33-year industry vet and owner Matti Roshangah, are good at their jobs - but that doesn't mean they've become complacent. It's quite the opposite. They dedicate a good deal of time to continuing their training with new products and learning new styling techniques. This allows them to create styles that can be simultaneously fashion-forward while maintaining elements of time-tested and classic looks. The salon's multi-cultural team touts a full suite of specialties and is more than capable of working with all types of hair, whether its fine, curly, or made of My Little Pony tails.