Finding a good stylist can be a hairy situation, which is why we at Haute Living have done the hard work for you. Here are the top five salons in Los Angeles where you’ll leave feeling as if your hair looks like a million bucks…or more!
1 Sally Hershberger
Sally Hershberger is a creator, innovator and hair guru. She is known for her daring cuts that grace the most famous heads in Hollywood, including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, John Mayer and Jimmy Fallon. Though she splits her time between Melrose Place and her New York City salons, she leaves LA in the capable hands of colorists like Sulekha Hilton and stylists such as Paul J. Perez in her absence.
760 N La Cienega Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 854-4922
Kaz Amor, the west coast partner Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi's haute Warren-Tricomi salon, knows talent when he sees it. Practically every single stylist at his West Hollywood salon has fame attached to their name. Both Brandon Martinez and Paul Norton are reality stars, the latter of whom has starred on TLC's "Randy to the Rescue" and "The Doctors", while colorist Audrey Rae may just be one of the best hidden talents in all of LA.
8327 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 651-4545
3 Andy LeCompte Salon
If you want a cut above the rest, head straight to Andy LeCompte's chair and trust in the power of his snip. Regular celebrity clients like Penelope Cruz, Katie Holmes, Megan Fox, Demi Moore and Madonna sure seem to think so, and don't even flinch at the $500 cost. The price of beauty may be steep, but aren't you worth it?
616 N Almont Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 273-4100
In French, "meche" means “a highlight” or “a lock of hair". Meche Salon owners Neil Weisberg and Tracey Cunningham have taken the play on words one step further at their Beverly Hills salon by paying homage to its location, which once housed the legendary Menage a Trois salon decades ago. Like its iconic roots, you're find yourself with a head of hair worthy of a celebrity here. Cunningham is one of the best colorists in the business, while Weisberg actually began his career in the Queen's salon -- as in, the Queen of England. He still gives his customers the Royal treatment, just in case you're curious.
8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 278.8930
5 Salon Benjamin
Salon Benjamin is new in the grand scheme of the LA hair scene (it just opened last May) but this English gentleman's club-themed salon is already a Los Angeles institution. Founder Benjamin Mohapi styles for some of the best heads in Hollywood, including Emily Blunt, Anna Paquin, Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Damon. He has also acquired the services of former Sally Hershberger colorist Negin Zand, whose highlights are a revelation. It's no wonder 'It' girls like Emma Stone and Agyness Deyn can't stay away.
8910 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (424) 249-3296