Los Angeles. London. Hong Kong. This may sound like a globetrotter's dream itinerary, but it's really a list of locations where hairstylist Ivy Bailey trained. In addition to gaining experience in the world?s style capitals, she also studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy?a network of schools that imbues practical, everyday beauty techniques with international sophistication. Now more than a decade into her career, Ivy owns Euphoria Salon. At stations back-dropped by exposed brick, her stylists renovate 'dos, quenching dry ends with Moroccanoil's omega-3 oils and antioxidants or granting a gift of frizz-free months with Brazilian Blowout's straightening system.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
The official day spa and salon of the 2011 American Music Awards, J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon calls upon its stylists' hair expertise and its technicians' skin savvy to pamper clients within a rock 'n' roll–themed lounge. The staffers, who can sometimes be seen jamming on the guitars that adorn the salon's scarlet walls, beautify heads with hair services and eyelash extensions or relax bodies with treatments such as massages and craniosacral therapy. Aestheticians also exfoliate faces with Obagi chemical peels and abrasive punk-rock drum solos.
Bethany Mahoney's hair expertise has taken her all along the west coast, from downtown San Francisco to Beverly Hills to Santa Monica beach. Along the way, Bethany has built an impressive resume; she's styled locks for the television show America's Next Top Model, served as a consultant for hair-product commercials, volunteered at local shelters, and has tended to the coifs of celebrities including Diane Lane and Brad Pitt. She brings that same caring, red-carpet touch to the airy confines of Fred Segal Salon, where she crafts looks among sleek leather sofas and ferns sporting perfect highlights.
Nestled quietly above the Third Street Promenade, Salon Viva is home to a cadre of trained stylists, many of whom received education at Vidal Sassoon, Toni-n-Guy, Aveda, and Pivot Point schools. In addition to leveraging years of experience, the stylists revive strands with Aveda, Privé, and Moroccanoil products. And as they maneuver their shears beneath a high-vaulted ceiling lined with glowing pendant lights, they often encourage clients to imbibe beverages that are as free as a baby born in international waters.
Located on "the fringe" between Santa Monica and Venice, Fringe Hair Salon admits beach breezes as well as customers through its glassy front doors. Inside, stylists wield quality products such as 97% natural Aveda color, whose gentle formula minimizes damage to locks. Along with cuts and color, the stylists also revamp styles with Brazilian blowouts and Keratin Complex treatments for sleek, shiny tresses.