The City of Angels isn’t just a capital of pretty people—it’s also a mecca of fashionable beauty spots. When your fellow citizens need to be prepped for the red carpet (or paparazzi) 24/7, why settle for a salon that’s not as beautiful inside as it’ll make you feel on the outside? From a quickie facial spot to a charming lacquer lounge, these are the best salons in Los Angeles for indulging in stylish pampering.
Time-pressed and missed your beauty rest? Step into Face Haus, one of the best salons in Los Angeles for on-the-go beautification. This modern Scandinavian-inspired haven’s facials will get your visage glowing faster than a rush-hour ride from the Westside to the Valley. Take a seat in their comfy white leather chairs, and a pro aesthetician will cleanse, unclog, and hydrate your epidermis using your treatment of choice. Add on a pore-sealing cold blast or a vitamin C-infused bright blast for maximum beautification, or shell out for the full celebrity treatment, with their exclusive Dr. Lancer microdermabrasion facial. Don’t forget to take a selfie with the adorable Snow Dove by street artist Becca on your way out.
Olive & June
No self-respecting beauty buff should opt for the questionable roach coach equivalent of a nail salon—that’s why clean and serene Olive & June is here. Pick out the perfect shade from the studio’s picturesque nail polish wall, where you’ll find a stellar selection of colors and cult-fave brands (like Essie and OPI) that’ll rival any celebrity nail artist’s paint kit. Settle into one of the leather and wood seats experience the “it girl” treatment with aptly-named mani/pedi combos, like the all-organic Margot or the luxurious Alice, which includes a detoxifying foot bath, a 15-minute massage, and nourishing paraffin. This is how it feels to be painted like a cool French girl.
Stylish Angelenos clearly love their one-stop beauty shops, especially Blushington. This pretty and pink beauty lounge’s dream team is ready to make up your face for any event, whether it’s a fancy black tie affair or your BFF’s bridal shower. To ensure you put your most flawless face forward, Blushington’s fashionable makeup artists are armed with an arsenal of equally style-minded makeup brands like Jouer, Stila, and Kevyn Aucoin.
If you haven’t already noticed, some of the best salons in Los Angeles will get you in and out without sacrificing class and style. With a mantra of “No Cuts, No Color, Just Blowouts,” fast-expanding LA-born Drybar will take your unprepped locks from bedhead to beachy perfection. Although the menu is inspired by happy hour, this buttercup-yellow blowout bar is anything but a dive. Order up a Cosmo, Straight Up, or a Dirty Martini while drinking a real glass of bubbly. You’ll be out in under an hour, and your tab’s total will be less than your local watering hole’s three-drink minimum. Cheers to that.
Spoke & Weal
West Third Street salon Spoke & Weal may be fairly new to the LA tress scene (it’s already got locations in NYC and San Francisco), but its roster of industry vets—including New York Fashion Week pros—speaks for itself. This modern and industrial-chic hair hub takes a cue from trends without falling victim to whatever’s in vogue at the time. The result: creative chops and colors for every type, from the minimalist maven to the edgy-cool street style star.