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 Dobbs 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.
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.
The stylists at Rose & Aqua L'Atelier craft exquisite hairdos inside of a chic upscale salon. Amongst clean exposed brick, framed floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and tufted white chairs, the staff injects beauty into every strand they touch with cuts, highlights, and gloss. They also offer Brazilian blowouts and haircuts for men and children.
At Forme Salon, stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists each bring their own expertise to a diverse roster of salon and spa services. The staff pampers clients with everything from coloring and styling to facials and waxing.
James Elisa, a full-service salon in Venice, serves up the most unique and beneficial beauty treatments.
Keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free with a facial from this salon.
With acne treatment, you are sure to find a good skin care treatment match for your skin type at James Elisa.
Remove your unwanted body and facial hair with James Elisa's hair removal services.
Go beyond mainstream medical care and try an alternative service from this salon.
Every face has a different hairstyle that suits it best. Allow this salon's stylists to pinpoint the right one for you.
This salon is an appointment-only establishment and walk-ins aren't accommodated.
Spa lovers of all budgets can take advantage of the menu of services here.
James Elisa offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
James Elisa patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Abbot Kinney Blvd location.
Treat yourself to a quick getaway at James Elisa and receive the best day spa services around.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I specialize in all different ethnicities and textures of hair. I also do all different types of extensions and corrective color. I'm creative and patient and listen to my clients expectations and goals.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The love of doing hair and being creative.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new and interesting people. Making someone look their very best.
Educating my clients about haircare products.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My clients have told me that people don't recognize them. That they look younger and like they're glowing. I have had clients tell me that they're hair
feels amazing and is more condition than it's ever been before.