Practiced stylist Christine Miller has been sculpting classic and contemporary hairstyles since 1985. At Studio Bijoux, she employs these decades of experience while carving out cuts for men, women, and children using Privé and Redken products. Christine also imbues locks with rich, deep Goldwell and Framesi hair color, which can perk up her guests just as much as the complimentary coffee and water she offers them.
The team at Savvy Salon The Studio aims to furnish clients with both everyday and runway-ready looks, earning the opportunity to style Elite model photo shoots as well as a visit from KCAL 9's California Adventure TV. As stylists pamper tresses with Schwarzkopf, Kérastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's décor pampers the senses with richly hued wall hangings and striking black-and-white photographs. Besides hair services, specialty facials infuse mugs with a youthful glow previously attained only by participating in all-day kick-the-can competitions. Next door, Savvy's beauty studio brims with a dizzying assortment of handpicked products from renowned brands such as Bumble and bumble, L'Oréal Professionnel, Éminence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.
Within the spacious confines of John of Italy Salon & Spa, yellow sconces cast their glow upon thickly padded couches and loveseats, the scarlet walls of private treatment rooms, and artwork both framed on the wall and painted onto it. Nail technician Gina Longo sets up shop here, drawing on 20 years of experience to groom and pamper hands and feet—the way a teacher with 20 years of experience might groom children to write with their hands and feet. In addition to standard services such as trimming cuticles, she hydrates skin with moisturizing masques and performs reflexology massages with essential oils. Before or after treatments, visitors can peruse a boutique stocked with nail polish, skincare products, and even spa-quality slippers and robes.
Stephanie is a professional stylist and colorist at Salon HG in Westlake Village, CA. A staple for modern style and sophistication for over 30 years, Salon HG has some of the most talented and highly trained stylists in the industry.
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—and even prank called by Justin Bieber—each of the more than 25 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for up to 30 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, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.
Paul Manoogian’s 35 years of professional hairstyling experience are built upon a strong foundation—he trained in the school of groundbreaking hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Today he works with men and women, consulting with them to determine a cut that works with both their face and lifestyle. He also employs Redken products when coloring hair or making batches of fake blood.
Within Studio Bijoux, Christine Miller stands at her styling station, deftly wielding scissors and haircare products as she revamps head topiary. Music permeates the air, soothing away workday stress and inspiring clients to sing out their aesthetic visions as they sip complimentary coffee or espresso. Christine draws upon Goldwell semipermanent colors to re-hue headscapes, and her training in styles both classic and contemporary help her sculpt a fitting 'do for any face shape and lifestyle. After a clip and rinse, Belmaster hair driers wait to purge strands of excess water in 10 minutes, readying tresses to weigh-in for featherweight boxing matches.