For five years, Salon mix, a Paul Mitchell products focused hair salon, has been serving Atwater Village. The salon offers hair treatments, hair coloring and lightening, retexturing, extensions, makeup, waxing and airbrush spray tan. The salon pays homage to co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair care, John Paul DeJoria, who grew up in Atwater Village and attended Atwater Elementary and John Marshall High School. Inside, hardwood floors, standing full body mirrors and a chartreuse accent wall give the studio a fun and lively feel. The salon also gives back to the community by providing gift certificates for school organizations and philanthropic events. Mix is staffed with skillful professionals who appeal to moms and their kids.
A trained modern dancer and freelance artist, cosmetologist Kelli Zehnder pours her love of motion and color into her hair and makeup work. Kelli started out as a M.A.C. Cosmetics product specialist during college, eventually acquiring certifications in fashion-show makeup and advanced makeup techniques and cosmetology. Besides beautifying models for editorial photo shoots, she also coifs hair at Via Romi Salon in Atwater Village.
The stylists at Gold on Grand Salon know that getting a haircut should be a soothing, not stressful, experience. That’s why they create a relaxed, friendly environment for their guests as they beautify locks with precision cuts, natural-looking color, updos, and more. Men, women, and kids all can get a trim at the salon.
From within Hair Shop Etcetra, stylist Aleksay Calvin pays attention to the smallest of details—turning a simple haircut into a pampering experience. He treats scalps to a relaxing massage during shampoo sessions, and doesn’t hesitate to throw in a complimentary flat-iron style when it’ll complete a look. Aleksay extends this care to his other services, such as catering to clients’ intolerance of chemicals with an array of Keratin formulas.
To earn the title “makeup guru,” one needs to log multiple hours practicing the art of aesthetics. Alice Atakhanian has been doing that since 1997. After training under TV and film makeup artists David Allen Dittmer and Dina Ousley, Alice went on to gain experience working on production sets and with local and international celebrities including the singer Bahar. Currently, the multitasking makeup artist oversees an online wedding services directory, spearheads bridal shows, and hosts the Persian satellite TV show “Top Tack”. She can also be seen at Beyond Beauty Parlor, the makeup and salon studio that she founded with her AML beauty academy.
At the Glendale beauty shop, wrapped in modern art decor and light colors, Alice and her team tend to clients with the latest in hair and makeup treatments. Brides can enjoy private accommodations as they're gussied up with intricate updos, bejeweled tiaras, and airbrush makeup that creates flawless skin and discreetly covers vow tattoos. Beyond Beauty's team also offers classic spa services in the form of antiaging facials and aromatherapy massages to relax the mind and body.