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!
1308 Factory Pl. #201Los Angeles, CA 90013
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!