Los Angeles. London. Hong Kong. This may sound like a globetrotter's dream itinerary, but it's really a list of locations where hairstylist Ivy Dobbs trained. In addition to gaining experience in the world?s style capitals, she also studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy?a network of schools that imbues practical, everyday beauty techniques with international sophistication. Now more than a decade into her career, Ivy owns Euphoria Salon. At stations back-dropped by exposed brick, her stylists renovate 'dos, quenching dry ends with Moroccanoil's omega-3 oils and antioxidants or granting a gift of frizz-free months with Brazilian Blowout's straightening system.
Within the burnt-orange salon, expert stylists examine hair before taking scissors to strands and unleashing the professional bob or flirty long curls within. They specialize in Brazilian blowouts, which transforms curly or frizzy hair into smooth, straight lengths. A dedicated wedding stylist twists, braids, and knots hair into fancy updos for brides and maids of honor.
Inside Zena MedSpa, medical director Dr. Cynthia Mackeyer and her staff combine science with aesthetic treatments to beautify their clients. Guests can reduce wrinkles with Botox injections, pave the way for clearer skin with medical-grade facials, and remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and tiny planets orbiting their heads with laser services. The spa also offers photofacials and houses a variety of skincare lines, including products from Epicuren. Free parking in the rear of the building ensures that cars have plenty of room when getting wiped down with moisturizer.
Since 1973, John Peri Salon has been family owned and operated and staffed with experienced stylists eager to help clients find their own unique look. They accomplish services such as women’s and men’s cuts, as well as color and keratin treatments, with attention to detail and the customer’s desires. With aestheticians rounding out the team, they also offer waxing and threading services to remove unwanted hair and shape brows.
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.