Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
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.
Juan A Salon's subtle, southwestern-style decor surrounds stylists as they craft new 'dos with haircuts, color, and keratin treatments. They practice their craft at cozy stations furnished with distressed-wooden mirrors and cabinets, where they stow their products and lock up their fear of scissors. Exposed beams support a wooden ceiling, and a crystal chandelier and an elegant wall sconce illuminate polished terracotta-colored floors.
One way to get shiny, healthy-looking hair is to drink eight glasses of water a day, eat copious amounts of fruits and vegetables, and never step outdoors into the wind and air pollution. Or, you could visit Christopher Takahashi Hair Studio for a gloss treatment, which boosts shine and ensures highlights aren't brassy, or for a deep-conditioning treatment, which infuses dry locks with moisture. A regular haircut by one of the salon's stylists gets rid of split ends.
The only thing more eye-catching that Salon Laqua's streamlined, modern interior are the fashion-forward hairstyles being created before each asymmetrical styling mirror. The creative minds that man each workstation can color locks with bright pink and deep purple tones or design jaw-dropping special event styles that range from classic, cascading curls to polished giant hair bows. Of course, hair isn't the only feature that can benefit from the team's magic touch: aestheticians refine skin with facials and nail artists lavish attention onto fingers and toes with pampering mani-pedis.
E Salon is all about hair, whether it's fashion-forward cuts, rich color services, or eyebrow shaping. This professional salon in Sherman Oaks offers Brazilian blowouts and color correction, along with extensions and haircuts for men and women. Clients can come in to have bold highlights streaked through their hair or rehab locks with Kérastase deep-conditioning treatments from one of the friendly licensed stylists.