At Richard Williams Salon, owner William McMullin and his team of stylists use the latest techniques and products from the Italian Alfaparf Milano line. McMullin learned cutting and coloring from Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, and Toni & Guy, and he stays ahead of the beauty curve by jet-setting via paper airplane to shows in New York and London. The full-service salon's aesthetician performs facials, and the crew pampers guests with massages, mani-pedis, and a complimentary beverage upon arrival. Guests can take advantage of the two hours of free parking by retiring to the scenic outdoor patio replete with flowers and plants.
Vicente Salon’s sleek interior is an apt setting for an image revival. Hairstylists kick-start the process with fashionable haircuts, and in the color lab, colorists use soy-protein-based hair color to give clients a look of youth and radiance. Stylists also offer treatments such as keratin treatments, relaxers, and extensions, and skincare specialists coax healthy tones from clients’ complexions with facials and peels. After a cut, facial, or makeup session, clients can peruse the salon’s boutique to purchase hair and skin products from leading brands.
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.
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.
Everything about Layla's Cafe & Catering is designed to create a sense of communal enjoyment. The menu features plenty of tapas and appetizers for sharing, including fresh caprese salad with burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and basil pesto, and grilled kebabs that can easily be divided among friends. Within the quasi-outdoor seating area—which is kept warm by cozy heating lamps—the bottom of one wall is lined with green plants and tiny orbs of strung lights float overhead. A gently murmuring water fountain invites guests to toss in pennies and make wishes, or toss in silver dollars and watch their friends jump in after them. The restaurant also caters for special occasions and hosts private parties.
Established in 1990, Hair Restoration of California—which has been featured on Los Angeles Fox News and KCAL Channel 9—offers a variety of treatments that address hair loss in men, women, and children. In addition to low-level laser hair-therapy treatments and surgical hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, they give their clients nonsurgical hair replacement options such as Ultratress hair-progression hair extensions. They treat patients who suffer from male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as those who have medical hair loss caused by chemotherapy or alopecia. Inside their facility, an experienced staff of trichologists and beauticians work inside private styling rooms while clients read, watch television, or stare at the ceiling trying to name all the constellations in alphabetical order.