Shear Madness: The Top 5 Hair Salons in Los Angeles

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1 McMillan/Canalé

Chris McMillan (above) and Michael Canalé certainly both deserve a slot here, but luckily the talents behind two of the hottest Beverly Hills salons (both made famous by Jennifer Aniston) recently teamed up for a Malibu outpost, giving us the excuse to slot them together. Visitors to McMillan have included Kate Beckinsale, Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Ashley Tisdale and Hugh Jackman, while Canale has colored Heidi Klum, Denise Richards, Faith Hill, Shakira and Penelope Cruz. Other recommended stylists at McMillan include Chase and Johnny Ramirez; Try Candice, Lauren and colorist Edna at Canalé.
McMillan/Canalé Malibu Country Mart 3835 Cross Creek Road Malibu, CA 90265 310.456.9973 Chris McMillan the Salon 8944 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211 310.285.0088 Canalé Salon 214 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.273.8080

2 John Frieda Salon

If Frieda’s name didn’t speak volumes by itself, the arrival a few months ago of Serge Normant puts this salon at the top of a serious list. Normant’s client ist includes Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts and Hillary Swank. The salon’s bucolic setting, surrounding a peaceful lilly pond (above), is certainly part of its charm. Other recommended stylists here include Caile Noble and David John.
8440 Melrose Place West Hollywood, CA 90069 323.653/4040

3 Frederic Fekkai Melrose Place

Fekkai’s methods and products are also as well regarded as they come. Other recommended stylists here include Adir Abergel, Kelly Pace and Jacob.
8457 Melrose Place West Hollywood, CA 90069 323.655.7800

4 Kimble Hair Studios

For kinky, curly and ethnic hair, Kimberly Kimble is considered the go-to. Featured on Oprah’s show, Kimble also counts Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige among her fans.
1106 North La Cienega Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.652.1822

5 The Gates Salon and Spa

In San Marino and Pasadena, Gates clearly blows away the competition, winning constant client praise and media awards year after year for service, ambiance, and results. Recommended stylists include Henry, Jessica, and Shelley.
2545 Mission Street San Marino, CA 91108 626.441.1188
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