Sulekha Hilton colors some of the most famous heads in Hollywood, so it isn’t surprising that she’s familiar with the creme de la creme of spots in Tinseltown. Hilton, a colorist at the feted Sally Hershberger salon in West Hollywood, has created specific hair color changes for leads in movies, worked with a network of Hollywood’s “who’s who” and. regardless of who you are, will give you the best gosh-darned hair in LA. Here are Sulekha’s haute secrets.
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Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
All my life!
Colorist at Sally Hershberger Los Angeles
Currently it is Cook’s County
My favorite is Kiriko. It is a tiny place that does authentic Japanese sushi (they warned me of this when I first sat down). The sushi tastes so fresh that it is hard to get it from anywhere else now.
I don’t usually go for Italian but I hear that the place to be is the new RivaBella.
Lette macarons! I still have yet to find a better French macaron place in LA. It is across from Kreation Juicery in Beverly Hills so I can grab a juice to balance out the feeling that I have been bad!
Best place for a romantic date:
Ray's at LACMA
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel!
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
My absolute favorite is the vintage expo. I just went earlier this year at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Items were anywhere from $50 to tens of thousands. It feels like walking through a fashion archive.
Olympic Spa. But you have to be able to be naked around people! I feel thoroughly scrubbed and relaxed when I leave.
Favorite Cultural Event:
From the Renaissance Fair to Dia de Los Muertas at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary and everything in between. LA is brimming with culture.
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Art Deco Society
I am very picky about my meat. If I want steak I get it from my butcher Lindy & Grundy and cook it at home.
I try to stay away from that delicious bread and cheese combo!
Real Food Daily. It is a vegan restaurant that is down the street from the Salon. Even though I eat meat, vegan is my favorite.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I don't do gyms. I get my cardio from Soulcycle spinning (Flywheel is opening down the street soon so I will see how it compares!) and West Side Ballet for a work out. Ballet is so good for strengthening my body. It helps being on my feet all day.
Definitely the woman at my chiropractic office (Adi Herman Body Works). Her name is Yo and she is so good that I usually go in and out of consciousness during the massage.
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
It might be the Museum of Science and Industry but I haven’t been since I was a child. I enjoy the Peterson Automotive Museum and if I want to wrap up my day with different kinds of art LACMA is right across the street.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Magic Castle
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
Malibu. I just love that ocean air!
Best aspect of Los Angeles
As you can see I have a pretty difficult time picking a favorite of anything in LA. There is so much to do and see. I have always lived here and I don't think I will ever be able to experience it all.
And if I need to get away, I can easily drive to the Mountains, the Ocean, or the Desert.