I found U Salon by searching the Internet when I moved to this area. It is supposed to be a more affordable version of the upscale Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills. I get that "affordable" in L.A. is definitely a switch from what that meant in the SF Valley where I used to live! My only gripe is that if you get a 2-process color job, they charge you double! Ouch! So a cut & style is around $40-60 depending on how long or short your hair is. And 1-color is $50-60 depending on length also. So for my long hair, it ends up being $60 for the cut & style, + $120 for 2 colors = $180. For the same, I used to pay $80 less in the Valley. But then, I was living in the Valley, and that's no bargain! :D BUT the salon is very spacious & airy and relaxed, the staff is friendly, and I am stuck on Helen like glue! She used to do hair in London at a high-end salon that catered to the Royals and local celebrities. I got her when I asked for a long-hair specialist, and sure enough, my hair looked even LONGER after she colored it, cut it, and styled it! And I look even better than ever!!!! So, the little extra is totally worth it, and it is WAY less than the $300 and up you could end up paying in Beverly Hills. I also love the nail salon - I did not think I could get a pedicure for $14 in a salon w/Umberto's name on it. And they do a very good job. I especially love Quincy's pink & white acrylics - I could stare at them forever! & the girls are very nice. I never get the feeling anyone is talking snarky about me behind my back in another language :). For another $15, which is no more than at any other carwash nearby, you can have your car washed while you get all dolled up. Great find!
Yes, Pico Nails is the business. Especially Ms. Kim. Kim has been doing nails for a really long time and has mastered the skill. I have followed Kim to every nail shop, no matter how far. But I must say, that I am so happy that she is back with the family because you feel like apart of the family when you walk in. Instead of the normal ghetto nail shop, with other women cutting their eyes and manicurist fighting over clients, you are presented with smiling faces and sometimes even huggs. I have not even began on the appearance of your nails once you are done. I sware I have gone 3-4 weeks without fills and pedicures and my feet and nails still look good/no falling off either. You can try to imagine anything up for a design, and better beleive Kim is going to Deliver. She needs no direction. She takes her time and does a beautiful Job. You leave very satisfied. You will be ready to pop a cigarette in your mouth after your day!! Lol.. Seriously though.. Nothing feels better than the job they do. I dont know what I would do if she was to ever leave the business. I can go on and on.. But you would be a fool not to pay them a visit. I am going in today to get martini glasses on my toes or maybe even fruit slices.. who knows, Kim comes up with so much great stuff herself, she may already have something in mind for me. Mom, Pop, Bro Bro, and Kim, you are very much appreciated...
Adrimar, is the one stop place for your hair needs! If you are looking for the perfect cut, style, color, or even extensions they have it all here! I have been going to Adriana for 8 years for my hair and I must say she is the best in LA! She has taken my hair through all of my walks of life, as it changes all the time our hair does and a good stylist knows what to do. And I must say i can thank Adriana for all she has done for me on that department as it has burst my confidence. I have had hair extensions now for a year because I had suffered a blood disorder with is known as Anemic, it had caused my hair to go from being extremly bouncy and long and pefect to very thin and not so perfect so with the extensions it helps me in the areas that I lack now for that luster hair! I hope one day that i can build up my body to not have to suffer from this disorder and hopefully get my hair back, but for now the extensions have been great! I love them as noone can tell I have them unless I tell them, Sometimes people are like I love your hair, I say really, well thank my stylist cause their hair extensions they say no way, those are really done good, i must say she is awesome! So look no further then Adrimar one stop place for all you hair needs! Its a family run business, with her sister at her side and her best friend which are all stylsits you can not go wrong!
I am mixed with black and white and it is extreamly hard to find a salon that can handel my hair. I die my hair often and I could never find a place that could do my hair the way I wanted. You know how you go to a place to get your hair done and your not satified so you leave with a fake smile. Well that was me A LOT. I have been to Beverly Hills, Beverly Center, Westwood, Long Beach and all over Los Angeles not one place I went to did my hair right until I went to Le Von's. My hair is Naturally blace and I get it died Blonde or light brown with highlights. One place in Westwood I brough a picture of Nicole Richie and asked that they do my hair EXACTLY like hers. They said ok 1/2 way thorugh it didnt look right so I asked her what she was doing she said she is doing it Like her hair but not exaclty. I was ANGRY. At the Beverly Center they asked that I sign a form just incase my hair fell out. OMG So when I went to Le Von's I asked the man if they have color specialist, I showed them a sample. They did it perfectly. As long as they exist I will go to Le Von's, and Le Von's only. I would recomend this place to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Because who ever is doing their hair has nothing on the guy who did my hair. Like I said I LOVE LOVE LOVE Le Von's and I will be back! Keep up the good work
I've been going to Pamela for about 8 months now. Before her I'd gone to tons of other spas and facial places, half of which told me that they didn't know what to do with my skin because it was that bad!! Pamela has changed my life. Not only do I have flawless skin that is soft and beautiful, but the experience of her care is like none else. If you visit Pamela -make sure you call weeks or months in advance she is BOOKED up!- you can expect to have an hour and a half, just you are her and she spends the entire time in the room with you. If there is a mask, she does -what I think may be Reflexology- massaging. She also uses products that you really feel that they work, they're different from anything I've experienced. Pamela makes her own products, she created a vast range of skin care cleansers that work great. I have used tons of commercial and other products with only a week or 2 of result. I saw results in 1 facial and continued to be perfected by the cleansers she recommended me and her facials. She knows skin, she is a skin Goddess. So, if you're looking for a place to freshen up, or to fix a disaster, Pamela's Exclusive Skin Spa (http://www.pamelasexclusiveskin.com) is for you!
I have been looking for a new place since I moved to Los Angeles couple of months ago, and I think I found it. To be honest I was a bit nervous to try out this shop despite the good reviews for I am still new to this neighborhood, but as soon as I got there everything felt perfect. Cindy was my stylist and she was THE stylist I have been looking for. She asked many questions to know how I wanted my hair cut and carefully examined my hair before start cutting unlike many of the previous stylists I visited. She worked on my hair like a true professional and the shampoo + conditioner was excellent as well. The results made me speechless and overjoyed - I honestly cannot describe the experience with mere words alone! The price was very nice at about $30, which gets even better with the 20% off coupon I found on their website. I wouldn't have known that there was a first timer coupon if I didn't read my fellow yelpers' reviews. Thank you x3 The whole experience took about 30-40 minutes, which is very reasonable for such a popular place. If you want some compliments on your hair, this is the place to go!
Elena has been cutting and styling my hair since the Spring of 2004. She is an amazing hairstylist and a wonderful person. She goes above and beyond what a typical hairstylist would do and makes you feel so comfortable when you're sitting in her chair. She's a true artist and cares about each and every one of her clients. It's her goal to give each client the best hairstyle they desire every time they visit. Between my haircut and styling appointments, I visit Elena often for her famous shampoo and styling. When life or LA is stressing me out, I don't get a massage. I get a shampoo and style from Elena. Her shampoo/scalp massage is out of this world! It takes all your worries away and makes you feel like a new person! Elena is so great at what she does, she's the only person that works on my hair. Honestly, words can't describe how magnificent she is. If you're looking for a hip style, a modern style or something classic, visit Elena. It'll be the best hairstyle you've ever had! And you'll go back time and time again because she's simply that awesome and caring. Elena, you're the best!!!
I've been going to Vivian for over 15 years. She always does a great cut on my hair. I wear a very , very, very short hair cut - I guess you would call it somewhat of a Barber cut - but not that short on the top. She does layers that blend into each other fantastically and this is with her fingers cut with a scissor - not with a machine. I have always received a great haircut - with different variations on the top. Not once have I been unhappy. She's a very pleasant person and I just hope she continues cutting hair for many more years. I'm quite sure all her customers - be them woman or men are happy with her haircuts. She only does cuts - for the most part. That's her specialty. I live quite a ways away - but do not mind putting in the miles. I know I'll always be satisfied. She shares space with a nail salon - half and half. Her prices are excessively reasonable, reasonable. KUDOS KUDOS KUDOS to you Vivian. It's a simple salon with great haircuts. Do not let looks deceive you. HAPPY HAIR CUTS.
Nicole at Henri Salon rocks! She is an exceptional (and fun) hair stylist. Her own hair looks good too. I'm a 29 year old guy in LA and about a year ago I was looking to find a regular hair stylist who makes it easy and enjoyable for me to keep well groomed and looking my best. I stopped by Henri Salon, liked the light/nice space, got a haircut from Nicole, and have been going back ever since. Nicole is professional, has a great personality, and loves what she does. She tells me about new stuff all the time. Nicole listens to detailed requests and handles them really well when I have them but also knows my current look, and brings suggestions, so I can just space out and let her do her thing. When I think I'm done, Nicole fusses over the little things. Eyebrows for example. I generally don't think or ask about those items, but much appreciated! Must also mention scheduling as Nicole is kind when dealing with my hectic schedule. Thanks Nicole! Love all the compliments I get
What a beautiful hair salon! My friend has been telling me to try this place for quite some time and I finally went there last week; what a wonderfull and relaxing experience! The salon is just gorgeous, super clean, very welcoming and nicely decorated with a zen-like atmosphere, high wood ceilings and very modern and unique bamboo hair stations. The staff was adorable, very professional and they all seemed to be very attentive to their client's needs. Before today's appointment I hadn't had a proper haircut in a while. My hair was also very damaged, dry and my color did fade quicker this time because of the sun and chlorine in the pool. They did an amazing job bringing my hair back to life! The salon only uses natural & organic products; I bought the shampoo and conditioner and I've been using them at home, my hair looks healthy, shiny and smells really good. I can only recommend this place; I will definitively go back soon to try their massages and facials.