Even while attending cosmetology school, Devin Graciano could command a room. She did so by teaching hair-extension techniques, demonstrating a flair for education that would later see her instructing at the Toni&Guy Academy in Santa Monica. Devin is equally skilled when it comes to working with clients. From behind her chair at The Salon at Allure, she arranges hair into sweeping updos, alters hues, and creates flattering styles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are an upbeat, retro, fun, welcoming, warm-hearted establishment.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? It was my passionate and what I love to do. Make people happy.
What do you love most about your job? Putting a smile on my clients' faces.
A keen eye allows Lisa Bohl to create a unique style to befits each of her clients, from children to men and women. She cuts everything from classic bobs to whimsical layers, and imbues color with highlights or an entirely new hue. Her specialties include hair extensions and straightening treatments.
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.
Tintura Salon owner Doris V. Rodriguez studied at the academies of three of the world's most esteemed haircare brands?Paul Mitchell, Bumble and bumble, Goldwell?and has traveled around the United States and Europe to hone her craft. As an instructor for Goldwell, she places a high premium on continuing education, having each of her salon's stylists complete a six-month cutting and styling course upon joining the team.
Color services are the team's specialty, though, and they use Goldwell formulas to create everything from golden highlights to emerald-green 'dos. But Tintura's stylists aren't just adept at applying color?they're also pros at taking it out with decolorizing treatments that return hair to its natural polka-dotted hue.