At Omni Massage, part of Omni Salon, clients can stride past the green plants that fleck the front door and stretch out on a massage table, ready for soothing strokes from the in-house massage therapist. The therapist's full-body kneads restore peace to anxious minds and muscles, improving circulation in the process. Omni Salon complements bodywork sessions with hair services, nail treatments, and skincare such as facials.
Recently featured in Los Angeles magazine and Nylon, Hairroin Salon is home to a dedicated posse of hair wranglers and natural-beauty miners. Shear Genius season three finalist Janine Jarman refines her head-crafting craft at Hairroin, and all of the salon’s stylists donate their talents to the Los Angeles Youth Network and the Beauty Bus. In addition to a haircut, you’ll have access to the shampoo bar, which lets you pick between purifying, smoothing, volumizing, and moisturizing treatments, leaving your hair impeccably clean and worthy of being shaved off and used to stuff expensive pillows. Though they aren’t included in this Groupon, Foxy Fridays bring back the age-old tradition of free champagne and $35 blowouts.
At Drybar, a pair of scissors or hair-coloring foil is nowhere to be found. That’s because the business’s founder, Alli Webb, opened the shop strictly for blowouts after her in-home business skyrocketed. Featured extensively in the media, each of the more than 25 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for around 45 minutes as stylists blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair. From a menu booklet, clients select a cocktail-themed hairstyle, such as The Mai Tai, which imparts beachy waves, and The Manhattan, which streamlines locks with a sleek finish that mimics the straight lines of downtown New York and can be outfitted with a tiny doorman who hails cabs for you. The staff at Drybar also crafts updos, travels on location for an additional fee, offers high-end products and tools available for purchase, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.
Established in 1990, Hair Restoration of California—which has been featured on Los Angeles Fox News and KCAL Channel 9—offers a variety of treatments that address hair loss in men, women, and children. In addition to low-level laser hair-therapy treatments and surgical hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, they give their clients nonsurgical hair replacement options such as Ultratress hair-progression hair extensions. They treat patients who suffer from male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as those who have medical hair loss caused by chemotherapy or alopecia. Inside their facility, an experienced staff of trichologists and beauticians work inside private styling rooms while clients read, watch television, or stare at the ceiling trying to name all the constellations in alphabetical order.
When Edan Ezer was a boy growing up in Israel, he was so committed to becoming a barber that he left school at 16 to train at a local salon. When he was 18, he joined the Israeli Army and became popular for cutting hair at the army base and styling it with the downdraft of a helicopter. He eventually moved to Los Angeles to work alongside some of the best stylists in the world at high-end salons across Beverly Hills.
Since 2006 Edan has operated his own high-end salon, where he and his team work to pamper, relax, and rejuvenate clients. Stylists massage scalps and snip split ends before creating a sleek blowout that can last for days. For longer-lasting results, they straighten hair with Brazilian keratin treatments, which reduce frizz for months. Another popular Brazilian at the salon is its aesthetician, who removes hair with 100% pure honey and who brightens complexions with facials using natural skincare products.
The comely lady stylists of Barber Dollz brush up on the latest haircutting trends to ensure both male and female clients receive the most innovative techniques and creative colors when they hit the chair. The stylists—called Dollz—boast a staggering repertoire of haircutting skills and are able to shear up outrageous styles such as leopard spots as well as sexy understated cuts including classic bobs. The Dollz begin a style makeover with a massaging shampoo and conditioning and can enhance gentlemen's appointments with a hot-towel treatment and nape shave. Those opting for color or highlights can have their manes analyzed by stylists to ensure that hair can endure the hue-changing process. Clients receive complimentary beverages during appointments, and they can pass some time before and afterward watching flat-screen TVs on the salon's wraparound couch or playing a game of foosball.