The Establishment Salon is an Aveda concept salon in Silver Lake, one of Los Angeles’ hippest and most youthful neighborhoods. Treatments include haircuts, coloring, waxing, makeup, eyelash tinting and assorted skin services; only Aveda products are used, of course. The glass front lets in a lot of light, hitting warm wooden accents throughout, and the front of their store stocks a wide variety of those same in-use products, which can be purchased on site for those interested in perfecting their look at home. The Establishment also offers a full service French press coffee and tea to all of their clients inside the smallish space, where only six salon stations and one spa treatment room exist.
Operating out of what appears to be a reconditioned one-story apartment building on Washington Boulevard, Eye Do Lashes has an exterior that in no way suggests the quality, salon-like service held inside. However, the eyelash-centric shop has a devoted clientele of mostly local ladies that return for its lash extensions and tinting. Eye Do takes its time when customers are in the chair; appointments here can take up to 90 minutes and the salon itself suggests bringing an iPod while services are being rendered. That also extends to Eye Do’s facials, waxing and threading services; no matter how busy the sunny, brightly-colored shop gets, clients get the attention they need.
Inside Tease Me Hair Salon, the vibe is just as playful as the name. The walls are done in bright pink with contrasting grey accents and floral decor. A framed picture of Marilyn Monroe says it all—this full-service salon is dedicated to beauty. Stylists can revamp a do with a basic haircut, revitalize strands with deep-conditioning treatments, or electrify a look with an elegant updo and bold pink colors. They even do haircuts for kids and yetis that need to redefine their style.
The aestheticians of Slim Beauty Center believe in the power of feeling good in your own skin. To that end, they offer a variety of treatments to beautify the face and body, fusing both Western innovations and ancient Chinese medical philosophies. The facial treatments, for example, range from diamond microdermabrasion to luxurious caviar facials. Body treatments focus on creating slimming sillouettes with treatments such as ultrasonic liposuction and relaxing the entire body with volcanic-hot-stone therapy.