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.
Little Rockstar Salon's kid-centric salon entertains energetic tots with its colorful decor, custom styling chairs, and fun spa services. The patient staff members help children and former Woodstock attendees feel comfortable during very first haircuts, offering rides in sleek haircut chairs that resemble airplanes and fancy sports cars, and customers leave the salon with a keepsake bag containing a lock of their hair and a photo of the experience. At the bubblegum-hued mani-pedi station, kids relax after long days in the sandbox board room as tiny nails are adorned in their favorite color. Private parties can accommodate up to a dozen kids, and keep them busy with glitter tattoos, hairstyling, music, and cake.
“Plush” is not an adjective used often for the strip mall storefronts along West Washington Boulevard in Culver City, but Salon Plush lives up to its name with an inviting interior and soothing services to match. From the wood cabinets that hold the tools of the stylists’ trade to the individual light fixtures hanging over the stations, Salon Plush feels comfortable and inviting, which explains the large array of repeat local customers. While waiting for their turn, clients can peruse (or purchase) a selection of necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry, and once in the chair, customers have their choice of various haircuts, coloring treatments, straightening and even hair removal processes.
Launched in February 2012 as a complement to celebrity stylist Oliver Ifergan’s eponymous salon, Twist by Oliver Ifergan’s singular mission is to beautify clients with world-class hair services at an affordable price. Located adjacent to Oliver Ifergan Atelier and known for its celebrity clientele and collection of crossword puzzles completed by said clientele, Twist’s intimate and avant-garde setting offers guests a relaxing haven where they can indulge in meticulous cuts, color, and voluminous blowouts using the owner’s own products. The salon, run by Gregory Ifergan, offers extended hours and is open seven days a week.