While the term organic is most commonly used in a grocery store, it is also has a place in the salon world. Using cruelty-free, vegan products, recyclable materials, and a reusable building, the stylists at VP Salon Organic create chic, modern looks without causing harm to the body or the surrounding environment. The brains behind the operation, stylist Vincenzo Papasidero, is committed to offering high quality services that eschew the harsh chemicals and animal-derived products used in so many salons. He believes that this commitment to eco-friendly products is essential, because when his clients leave his salon, they can feel good about their own health and the health of the environment. And during each service, Papasidero, who mastered the art of the dry cut while living in the Italian Riviera, and his team approach clients as a consultant might, helping to create personalized looks with the utmost attention.
Hollywood is best known as the home of the movie industry and a stomping ground for beautiful people. The latter is due, in part, to Yuko Koach, founder of KC Beauty Academy. Nominated for three Emmys for hairstyling, she has also worked on the sets of movies like Memoirs of a Geisha and Pirates of the Caribbean.
All told, Yuko has spent more than 25 years in the beauty industry, and at her school in the epicenter of Hollywood, she passes her expertise on to her students. She and a team of instructors teach not only hairstyling but also skincare, nail care, and more. Under supervision, students practice all these crafts on real clients in the onsite salon and spa. Ultimately, they graduate licensed to beautify even LA's most gorgeous, such as the perfectly symmetrical H in the Hollywood sign.
Yuko T. Koach has three Emmy nominations under her belt for her work as a hairstylist and has worked for feature films and TV shows in Japan and the United States. In that time, she has opened three salons and KC Salon, where she shares her extensive knowledge. At Koach's trio of salons, experienced stylists tend to clients' tresses, cutting, straightening, braiding, and curling hair into new dos. They also lengthen hair with extensions and offer makeup applications for weddings and other special occasions.
T Day Spa's staff comprises board-certified practitioners that specialize in massage and skincare. They maintain an eco-friendly philosophy by exclusively using organic products. This commitment results in facials that cleanse the pores and nourish the skin, thereby yielding healthy complexions with fewer wrinkles than a stick-figure drawn on an ironing board. Massage therapists ease tension and knots from the body, and other specialists apply eyelash extensions and perform waxing services.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Aveda one-hour elemental nature facial
Brands Used: Aveda
Pro Tip: Cell phones should be silenced in order to have a peaceful environment for self and other guest.
Isabel, a lead stylist and makeup artist at Tangles Salon, has spent her seven years in the field specializing in a number of styling techniques. She is a hair-color expert with ample skills in balayage highlights, ombre effect, and color correction. She knows the Deva haircutting techniques for curly hair, and trims a clean hairline on men. The talented stylist is also certified in ShrinkLink and Skin Weft hair extensions.