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When it comes to looking good, these are the go-to salons and professionals that deliver best-in-class services and results that wow. Stay gorgeous, Los Angeles!
Nine Zero One
Follow PYTs such as Emma Roberts, Nina Dobrev and beauty blogger Sincerely Jules to this sleek salon’s new Melrose Place location. Expect contemporary cuts and vibrant color in an uberchic setting. TIP: Stalk #901girl on Instagram and the salon’s blog, beautycoach.com, for plenty of pre-appointment inspiration. From $75, West Hollywood
Best Dry Cut
Mika Fowler at Kim Vo Salon
Known for her precision-based dry cutting, Fowler has created a cult-like following that includes celebs like Olivia Munn and Malin Akerman. Her profile has only risen since moving to Kim Vo’s luxurious digs in the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in 2013. TIP: Fowler straightens tresses with a flat iron before cutting, to assess how the hair moves and the quality of its ends. From $275, Beverly Hills
Best Short Cut
Responsible for Emma Stone’s much-imitated bob and the edgy pixie Lily Collins debuted at Vanity Fair’s Oscar bash, Roszak is Hollywood’s premier stylist for transformative chops. TIP: To ensure a desirable appointment time—she’ll travel to you—make sure to book two to three weeks in advance. From $400
Tracy Cunningham at Méche Salon
This salon owner and celeb colorist (think Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore) is L.A.’s premier stylist for natural color and flawless highlights. TIP: Book a consultation in advance to discuss the color you’re after, and note that during awards season, Cunningham is off-limits! From $150, Beverly Hills
Best Blond Colorist, West Hollywood
Lorri Goddard at Goddard & Bragg
Goddard has been the longtime colorist for Hollywood’s quintessential blond, Reese Witherspoon, but recently became an overnight sensation when she transformed Kim Kardashian into a platinum bombshell in a single session. TIP: Hair should be freshly cut and preferably uncolored for many months before such a dramatic dark-to-light change. From $150, L.A.
Best Blond Colorist, Westside
Marie Ferro at Marie’s Hair Studio
Don’t be fooled by the unassuming beachy vibe of Marie Ferro’s namesake salon—when it comes to her many shades of Malibu blond, the powerhouse Goldwell color specialist is truly golden. TIP: Ferro also works wonders with her scissors. Creating a suited-to-you ’do is her specialty. Cuts from $105; color from $120, Malibu
Best Color Correction
Christine Thompson at Spoke & Weal
Whether it’s a bad ombre experience or red gone horribly wrong, Spoke & Weal’s color director will work her magic—and Aveda’s nourishing formulas—to transform tresses from disastrous to delectable. TIP: Nab the first color slot of the day: morning appointments are rich in both time and light. From $400, L.A.
Best Blow Dry
Scott Cunha at Andy Lecompte Salon
Whether you’re opting for a straight, voluminous or beachy ‘do, Cunha delivers every time. As an added bonus, he’s hilarious! TIP: Come with dirty hair. You’ll receive a better outcome with crazy volume. Try their signature iced coffee with sky-high almond milk foam. From $85, L.A.
Best Product Range
Benjamin with Negin Zand
Now that this salon/gallery is attached to Selects Apothecary, all the luxe hair products used during your service, including hard-to-find products from Rahua, Davines, and Sachajuan, are easily available. TIP: To help the stylist determine your best cut and color, arrive with hair unwashed and naturally styled. From $105, West Hollywood
Best Barber Shop
Baxter Finley Barber & Shop
The masculine environment of this 5-year-old establishment draws in the city’s most dapper men for a shave and a haircut. TIP: Share your styling habits with the groomer to ensure that the cut’s maintenance fits with your regular routine. From $45, West Hollywood
Best One-Stop Shop
Sisters Ashley, Jenn and Kristie Streicher—who specialize in hair, makeup and brows, respectively—work together to create enviable, cool-girl looks. TIP: Visit the salon on Fridays (when all three Streicher sisters are in) for the Lightning Striiike, their 15-minute collective jooj. From $40, Beverly Hills
Choose a look from this feminine sunny spot’s savvy style menu or chat with one of the friendly makeup artists to create something custom. TIP: Monthly memberships are available for ladies needing frequent appointments. Full-face makeup $45; monthly memberships from $55, L.A.
Visit the brand’s new brick-and-mortar—one of the only places in the country offering 100 percent Siberian mink extensions—for fully customized luscious lashes that really last. TIP: Unlike many salons, Blinkbar’s technicians undergo 1,000 hours of training before getting to work. Full set from $98, Santa Monica
Best Brow Styling
Kelley Baker Brows
Operating out of a chic studio on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Baker is known as the Westside wizard for creating perfect arches. Her impressive Instagram feed regularly highlights her latest techniques. TIP: Check out Baker’s full product line for easy at-home maintenance. From $50, Venice
Best Indulgent Nail Care
Nail Suite at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
L.A.’s gathering spot for all things social now does nails—and in perfectly sized-for-pals surrounds. Intimately chic and contemporarily designed, the calming sanctuary boasts imported custom glass mosaic treatment bowls. TIP: Unwind via one of three featured States of Slow Beauty collections by SpaRitual. Manicure from $55; pedicure from $90, L.A.
Best Innovative Nail Salon
House of Polish
Stark white and black decor at the House of Polish spotlights a spectrum of 2,000-plus saturated nail colors from brands such as OPI, Essie, Butter London, Ciaté and Christian Louboutin Beauté. More than 100 shades of gel options and a nail art glitter and embellishment bar help nail it. TIP: Indulge in a complimentary refreshment and a loaded iPad with Beats headphones while being pampered. Manicure from $16; pedicure from $25, Beverly Hills
The Alice at Olive & June
This nourishing new service incorporates an exfoliating Ojai Sugar Scrub, a Pursoma Bain de Pieds detoxifying foot bath and a glorious massage using Tata Harper Revitalizing Oil. TIP: Make sure to block out enough time to truly relax: The experience lasts about one hour and 15 minutes. $90, Beverly Hills
Best Spray Tan
This tanner to the stars—Sienna Miller and Chrissy Teigen are clients—offers tailored skin-finishing sessions with 100 percent organic Vita Liberata products. TIP: Visit Locke at her Westside studio, or book an at-home or on-location appointment. From $120, Santa Monica