Umberto Beauty Salons
416 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Garage, Street, Valet
Bike Parking: No
By Appointment Only: Yes
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11/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I usually only frequent Japanese salons as I've somehow managed to convince myself over the years that only Asians can handle Asian hair. Well, a friend of mine came out a few nights ago with a perm done at Umberto and she looked amazing. I decided to try it out and I have to say that my hair looks amazing. I have very fine, thin hair so perms usually don't come out for me, but when I expressed my concern, my stylist (I forgot his name!) played with my hair for awhile, then assured me it would be alright. I actually have wavy hair now. I will definitely be going back here.
10/28/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I can't go to Umbertos all the time but when I do, I know I'm in for a treat. I probably get a cut and color twice a year here because the prices are up there but there is a visible difference in terms of the results.
I get chemical (not vegetable) coloring and when I get it here it doesn't wash out right away and only will lose color if I spend too many hours in the sun (takes a while and they have sold me products to protect my hair from the sun).
The stylists here really know what they're doing and they are great about looking at a picture and being able to give you what you want based on it.
It is an ultra high end luxury salon but lives up to its name and reputation.
09/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Umberto to get a haircut, When I got there I had a consultation with the manager Babette who is wonderful. She introduced me to John Vance, I swear we were instantly in love with each other. I have never met a person who could make me feel so good about myself so quickly. Not only did He ""get"" what I wanted right away but he executed it perfectly as well. I asked him about color and he did not pressure me at all. And I went back for highlights and they are wonderful as well. My hair has never looked better and I feel so good when I leave his chair. Go see him!
05/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I set up this profile just to review My favorite hairdresser and one of the best people I've ever met.
I have been going to John Vance for Years and all of my Friends go to him as well. He is so Great it's hard to even put into words. I have been living on the East coast for a couple years now and have just moved back to L.A. And first thing I did was make an Appt. with JOHN! Not only does My hair look better than ever but, John is even better! He is always improving his talent and it shows so much. He really cares so much about hair and his clients. I can Honestly say that I love him as a person and a hairdresser. Thank You to John Vance.
01/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
John Vance HAS IT ALL!! He is loaded with personality, talent, and skill. He is a master at color correction and totally trashed hair, so imagine what he can do with normal boring hair!! His highlights are beautiful and natural, his color and cuts are amazing and he is the ""King of the Updo"".
John always has time to listen, suggest a new color or cut ""recharge"" for my hairdo and is a cheerful pleasure to add to my day. I discovered John Vance early in his 16-year career with Umberto and he now has a wealth of experience to add to his natural talent. I am often asked where I go for my hair and eagerly recommend John Vance at Umbertos.
01/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I just recently was recommended to try a new hairdresser by My friend. I was kind of scared and intimidated by the whole idea. My friend goes to John Vance at Umberto canon. When i first went to the salon I was so intimidated pretty woman style. But, John vance really made me so comfortable. In addition to making Me laugh so hard I cried he gave me the best Color i've ever had. It looks so expensive and it really wasn't that pricey. For beautiful color and a great smile go see John Vance right away!
12/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I fly into Umberto's from Colorado simply because I can have a cut from Umberto and it lasts for 4 months. Aside from knowing that this is an upscale setting, and expecting service, kindness, and pampering, Umberto's has the customer dialed in to perfection. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Some of the comments here describe LA as having salons ""a dime a dozen"", however, as a person who was born and raised in LA it is so hard to find service where the customer is treated as the most important person on earth. I think a lot of this is attitude; you treat people how you want to be treated yourself. I'm always impressed by how the front staff, the gals that wash, the young girl who takes your jacket and gives you a number, to the espresso team always do their jobs with a smile and treat you with respect.
Aside from getting an LA fix and rubbing shoulders with beautiful, fashionable people, Umberto knows how to cut thick, curly, unruly, waivy, and impossible hair. The bottom line is this salon has longevity in their talent and to me, that speaks volumes.
10/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Ugh, I walked out of there a redhead even though I specifically asked to go blonde. Hair salons are a dime a dozen in Beverly Hills, save your coin and go somewhere else. I am NOT at all happy with my hair color. Yet, after speaking with both the stylist and the salon manager, it still ended up costing a premium price. After speaking with both the stylist Steve and the salon manager, that my hair color was not at all we discussed - they each tried to convince me that my base was not red. And 'additional highlights' would make it blonde. Yes, that would be blonde highlights on a red base.... I walked out (after they charged my credit card, full amount) on the verge of TEARS!
03/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to Erin McRitchie (formerly Erin Johnson) for years. She is a master at color and cuts. She is creative without being pretentious, and I have never walked out of Umberto's unhappy. She seems to know what will look good on you and what style will fit your lifestyle. If you know what you want, she will give it to you. If you don't know exactly, she is open to offering her suggestions. Perfect.
03/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I came in to Umberto to see Heather....My friend has been harassing me for months to go see her and I was reluctant because I haven't had such good luck with hairdressers. My hair was brown and a little damaged and I wanted to go lighter but wasn't sure if my hair could take it. Heather told me it wouldn't be a problem because she uses really good products that lighten hair without BLEACH!!!!! Needless to say my hair came out shiny and gorgeous.....Beautiful golden highlights and my hair is healthier than when I came in..I would totally continue going to see her. She is amazing!!!
10/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If I could stand on top of a mountain and scream one thing it would be to NOT go to Umberto Salon.
I recently was referred to what I know now as their ""Robertson"" location. I wasn't aware at the time they had two locations, one on ""Canon Dr"" and the other on ""Robertson."" I looked up the address on their website and it had one address...their ""Canon Dr"" location. I got my directions and drove to the salon. I had to park in valet ($7/hr) and headed into the salon. I couldn't have been ""greeted"" by more snooty and rude people. Three stylists stood at the counter not even acknowledging i walked in. Finally a man asks me who I am there to see and he goes, ""No one is here by that name."" I look at the other two women and they just give me a look like I'm crazy. I go, ""Well, that is the name of the stylist."" He finally goes, ""Ugh, you must be at the wrong location. You must be referring to our Robertson location."" I go, ""Where is that? I didn't know you had two locations??""
So, I go back to the valet, pay him my $ and tip and head over to the Robertson location where I was at least 30 minutes late. The stylist was irritated because I was now 30 minutes late (which I can fully understand.) She later warmed up and even offered me a product for free for the inconvenience.
Although the Robertson Salon took care of me, I will NEVER spend another penny at this salon, let alone the Canon Drive location. To those three stylists working the counter...You may ""work"" in Beverly Hills...but at the end of the day, you probably go home to an apartment in the valley. Go learn some customer service.
08/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I made an appointment with Juliana at Umberto a few days ago and she did an amazing job! I am very picky about my eyebrows and have tried numerous places in L.A. trying to find someone I was satisfied with. Juliana shaped my brows differently and gave me tips on how to keep them up. Best of all - I didn't even break out after the wax like I usually do. I will definitely be back. Thanks Juliana!
08/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Roni G. of Umberto Salon is the Greatest!
I have been going to Roni at Umberto on Canon Drive for at least 7-8 years and he is the only one I trust with my 'difficult' hair. He knows just what I need to keep it looking really great . Not only is he the best at cutting and coloring my hair, he is an expert at the Keratin Complex treatment. I have extremely curly/frizzy hair with way too much volume. Roni is certified stylist for the ""Keratin Complex"" relaxer and suggested it as a way to repair my damaged hair. I did the Keratin treatment and wow! my hair looks and feels amazing! Not only is my hair now smooth and frizz-free, it takes me less than half the time to blow-dry to a style that is smooth and sleek. I no longer need the flat iron and all those excess products to smooth the frizz and tame the curl. The best part is that the Keratin Treatment actually repaired my hair as it deposited the Keratin into the damaged cuticle. All the years of heat styling had taken it's toll and my hair was really damaged before the Keratin Treatment. I love that I can now wear it wavy or straight without the daily stuggle to get rid of the frizz and maintain a style...The Keratin Treatment is by far the best thing I have ever done for my hair. My hair has never looked this good! Thank you Roni!!
07/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was in town for my sister's wedding and she wanted me to go to her stylist Fabian to color and style my hair. I was very nervous because it wasn't the time to experiment on my hair the day before wedding! My sister gave me wrong directions which made me 1/2 hour late....the salon actually called my cell to check on me and get me directions. They were waiting on me when I came in with smiles and kind words to calm me down. Fabian gave me a dark dark brown which was an amazing improvment on my current shade. He must have had 12 brushes in my hair used as hot rollers but when I walked out of there...I looked like I was going to the academy awards. I couldn't believe it was MY hair!
That night when I walked in the church I think I got more attention then my sister the bride. All compliments on how great I looked. Thanks Fabian for making me feel like a movie star and making me look like one too!
I recently went into Umberto's without an appointment
for a haircut. I'm normally skeptical of being a walk-in
at big salons, but this time I couldn't have been happier
with the result. After speaking with Babbette, she placed
me with Erin Johnson. I have really long hair & get nervous about going to new salons because they always
want to take off more hair than I'm comfortable with. Erin
could not have been more understanding about this
& gave me a fantastic cut. She was unpretentious &
easy to talk to. I love my hair & would definitely recommend going to Erin. Can't wait to go back.
YAY!! I FOUND ERIN JOHNSON..... she just moved back to Umbertos and I went in this weekend and got my color & cut done and this salon is so amazing Erin is amazing and I'm so happy that i found her. She is the only person ill ever trust with my hair. i lost her for a few months but I'm back and happy as ever. I LOVE her, I LOVE the new location, the salon is so professional and they even have a cafe if you get hungry ( amazing ) . Oh and valet parking in the back..... getting your hair done has never been so easy.