From high-end barbershops to neighborhood salons, Los Angeles offers myriad options for men’s cuts and stylings. For ultimate pampering, enjoy a shampoo and scalp massage, studios with cutting-edge style, and even drop ins for quick trims and clean ups. Color and highlights are available for men, just ask for a consultation to avoid buyer’s remorse as these salons promise to give you exactly what you want.
Felix Omar Men’s Grooming Studio
11239 Ventura Blvd., Suite 212
Studio City, CA 91604
Men come for haircuts, shaves and to hang with Felix Omar, owner of Felix Omar Men’s Grooming Studio. The full-service haircut ($65) is a modern take on classic barbershop services. After a one-on-one consultation to create a customized haircut and style based on facial features, hair type and lifestyle, Felix Omar’s team will provide a shampoo, scalp massage and a soothing steamed hot towel service. In between haircuts, Felix Omar offers a clean up ($20), which includes maintaining the style, straightening out the neckline and a trim around the ears.
Kim Vo Salon
Spa Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Visiting the Kim Vo Salon is an experience in and of itself. First and foremost, it is located in the beautiful Montage Beverly Hills hotel. Vo, hair expert and master colorist to A-list Hollywood, is known for his state-of-the-art salon, bringing luxury to an individualized experience. Men are invited to put up their feet for a haircut ($85), sip a latte, read the Wall Street Journal, and transform. If hiding gray hairs is a priority, let Vo and his team take care of the coloring and highlighting (starts at $85).
Esquire Barber Shop
1020 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Guys from all over Los Angeles have been making the trek west to visit Esquire Barber Shop in Santa Monica since 1954. Owner/barber Vic Barone welcomes walk-ins, but while the shop is open every day, he isn’t in on Mondays or Tuesdays. A basic men’s cut is $18 and $5 extra for a wash. Clients enjoy Barone’s company and personal history of Santa Monica, as well as the classic old-school barber shop environment.
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Suite 2
Hollywood, CA 90028
The brainchild of master stylist Janine Jarmon, Hairroin Salon is the “anti-L.A. salon” with an eclectic, goth-like ambiance. Known as the fan favorite from TV show “Shear Genius Season 3,” Jarmon has a team of junior, senior and master stylists who take care of the gents. Clients come here for Hairroin’s take-care-of-the-client philosophy. The salon’s tool box is complete with traditional blending shears, clippers and trimmers, with services ranging from $25 (junior price) to $75 (master pricing).
North of Montana Salon
734 17th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Located in the popular shopping district on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, North of Montana Salon is exactly the type of neighborhood boutique salon guys appreciate. Stylist Lisa Grebe boasts a full client list of men who come to her for the full service or just a quick trim. Haircuts include a shampoo ($45), and North of Montana uses Redken and Paul Mitchell products.
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