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.
Old, tired, and done: these words are banished from Martha Weinstein's vocabulary. The energetic 87-year-old's career, which includes hosting makeover shows in Buenos Aires, recording a fitness album in the 1950s, and penning skincare encyclopedias in the 1970s, adds evidence to the adage that you are as young as you feel. She brings this belief to Body Allure Day Spa, an intimate beauty haven.
Here, Weinstein and her skilled staffers—who nicknamed her "The Oracle of Brentwood"—employ anti-aging facials and signature skincare services, detoxifying body treatments, and soothing lullabies to foster youthful complexions. But the real rejuvenating secret on the menu is the facial toning treatment, which Weinstein invented herself. This painless, 30-minute service utilizes nanocurrent technology, which works to stimulate cellular activity while strengthening facial muscles and firming sagging skin. Weinstein also created the Stay Young System, which allows her clients to perform the treatment in the privacy of their own homes or carpool lanes.
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.
“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.
In the heart of Hancock Park—where they've been stationed for more than 25 years—Haas & Company's team of professional technicians turns tangled manes into sleek, lustrous hair with Aveda and Bumble and bumble products and gives nails lustrous new coats of paint. Aveda's natural wax harnesses plant-derived solutions and essential oils that work to oust unwanted fuzz from legs, arms, and faces during waxing sessions. Like a restoration of the original coloring of Michelangelo's David, manicures and pedicures conclude with fresh coats of polish from brands such as OPI.
The AVEDA label indicates certain extras and established levels of training. Knox Salon wears that badge proudly, with skilled stylists and aestheticians greeting patrons with warm cups of tea, aromatic towels, and other little comforts. AVEDA products go into many of the treatments, which often begin with detailed consultations to help patrons identify their personal beauty goals. Many of those products are made with botanical ingredients, which can effectively smooth and color hair or leave facial skin smooth and youthful. Those properties are backed by the skill of the team, who receive ongoing and frequent training.