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.
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, K?rastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's d?cor 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'Or?al Professionnel, ?minence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Inside the casually elegant confines of Sola Salon, stylist Shannon Halpert conquers unruly hair with her specially formulated hair-smoothing treatments. Formerly frizzy locks take on a newly sleek form thanks to a combination of Shannon?s dexterous expertise, the formaldehyde-free formula products, and each strand?s individual willpower.
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.
Leah Hagen Olsen, a Certified REDKEN Colorist, draws upon extensive training from the Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy academies when unleashing her shears at Sweet Nine Flex. After a consultation to determine the hair's type and demands, Leah laces vivid highlights, moody lowlights, or both into locks, which are then trimmed and transformed into a dependable ’do thanks to the vitalizing gust of a blow-dryer. This deal also includes a $25 gift certificate that clients can apply to future services, such as color touch-ups or partial weaves.