Boasting a prolific portfolio that highlights his range of professional work, Andrew Zepeda @ Salon Republic harnesses his talents as a hair and makeup artist to beautify clients with a menu of appearance enhancements at the West Hollywood salon. The mane master forges strands as nourished as they are stylish, pairing complimentary scalp treatments with each men's or women's haircut while incorporating conditioning treatments into each color session. Tresses in need of lengthening can bask in A-grade Remy hair extensions, which use real hair to augment existing coiffures, whereas applications of makeup and false lashes help clients avoid awkward run-ins with discarded bathroom mirrors.
Now a celebrity makeup artist, Amanda Jacobellis started out by studying art and fashion design. This member of the television, film, and print industries often appears on channels such as E! and Fox. She's also been a guest on Access Hollywood, a show that explores the lives of famous people by looking at their keychains. But before she rubbed elbows with the stars, she pioneered a safer eyelash extension technique known as LAshX. Her product includes the first oil- and glycol-free cleanser and formaldehyde-free adhesive. In 2007, she opened Makeup Mandy where her lash extension system enhances beauty treatments from makeup applications to up-dos and waxing.
Aesthetician Annalee Stone believes in the power of personal attention. Previously featured for her talents on KTLA's Glam Me Up makeover show and ABC's True Beauty, she now runs one-on-one services from her private single-client studio. The soothing and homey space in West Hollywood envelops clients in cushy furniture, sheer draperies, and warm, low light as she transforms their skin with natural and organic Éminence products. Based on each person's unique skin issues, Annalee puts together a regimen to yield the greatest results, from lactic acid acne treatments to Coffeeberry anti-aging treatments. She's also an expert in waxing, whether legs need longer-term smoothing or your back missed it's seasonal shedding period.
B2V, which has been featured on MTV, NBC, and ABC, cuts a hip and edgy profile as its stylists combine the California fashion-savvy attitude with meticulous technique and artistic vision. Their cuts and finishing services are versatile, accommodating many looks from classic to edgy, helping clients stay on the front lines of fashion, much like the adorable woodland creatures who help you get ready each morning. They also keep manes manageable with keratin treatments, texture waves, and volume treatments, and enhance them with coloring and extensions. However, it's not all about styling hair; the staffers also remove it with waxing services.
Makeup artist Sara Rabuse has spent the past 10 years beautifying faces. She even earned certifications as a makeup artist and eyelash extension specialist to help her better tend to clients. She also treats dermal issues with chemical peels and facials, and bronzes bodies with Fake Bake tanning products. As an avid dog lover, Rabuse donates a portion of proceeds each month to help local animal shelters rescue and care for animals.
Though The M Salon sits on bustling Rodeo Drive, its interior wraps visitors in zen-like calm. Cool, marble halls lead to the waiting room, decorated, like the rest of the space, in sparse black-and-white hues accentuated with bright orchids. A miniature kitchen lets stylists brew coffee and espresso, slice fruits, and pour wines and champagne as complimentary refreshments for their clients, and modern cabinets tuck away premium products by Moroccanoil, OSMO, Brazilian Blowout, AVEDA and CND.
The carefully designed space by Pooya Goudarzi from VerteX design studio was long the dream of The M Salon's owner, Marjan. She began with a cosmetology license that followed with numerous certifications from Brazilian Blowout to CND shellac. She is also a certified cosmetology teacher by Santa Monica College . In addition to her newly learned specialties, Marjan has a passion for the ancient art of eyebrow threading, which uses carefully twisted cotton threads to gently remove unwanted facial hair.