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LA’s Best Blow-Drys

April 27, 2011 6:11 PM

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Who do you trust with your tresses when you’re heading out on the town? Who do you call? We’ve done some digging and found the ten best stylists in the Los Angeles area for the next time that you need some hair magic or the next time you need to look really, really hot. You might just be – pardon the pun – blown away!

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Marilyn Cole, LMG Studio

157 North La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2206
(310) 854-5445
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She looks like Bettie Page but she’s certainly no one-trick pin-up pony when it comes to giving great hair. Marilyn Cole will turn the unruliest of manes sleek and turn the straightest strands into a mane of wild curls – your wish is her command. Best of all, when she’s finished you can show off your new look for a night out in Tinseltown: LMG Studio is conveniently located right in the midst of trendy West Hollywood.

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Suzanne Shin, Bella’s Salon

13050 San Vicente Blvd # 101
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 393-1195
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Suzanne Shin talks a mile a minute, so you better listen carefully when she tells you what your hair needs, and how it will look best: she’ll be right. In addition to giving you a fierce blowout, she may just persuade you to jump on the newest trend and weave some feathers into your hair all Miley Cyrus style. Didn’t catch that? Too late. You look good.

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Yoshi Hagiwara, Yoshi Hair Studio

450 N Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 285-9910
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If you want a fabulous ‘do at an affordable price, make a mad dash to Beverly Hill’s newest salon, Yoshi Hair Studio. Owner Yoshi Hagiwara, a former head stylist at Fekkai, will not only give you an amazing style, but he’s going to bring some innovation into your life too. Consider trying out one of his two cutting edge conditioning treatments.  They’re available for the first time ever in the US from Japan, which, when you think about it, kind of makes you a beauty pioneer, no?

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Shaylee Blatz, Nine Zero One

901 Westbourne Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069-4113
(310) 855-9099
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If you’re early to your appointment at Nine Zero One, there are ways of entertaining yourself. Namely, every book, board game and brownie you could ever wish for is at your disposal. Grab a cappuccino, take a load off and indulge your sweet tooth while stylist Shaylee Blatz makes your coif into a ‘do even a mermaid would envy. She’s cool, knowledgeable and does great hair. What more can you ask for?

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Mika Fowler, Gavert Atelier

9666 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-7898
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What you immediately notice about Mika Fowler is that she is a total fashionista and she has absolutely incredible hair: two things you should be looking for in a stylist. Don’t hesitate to put Mika in control of your hair’s destiny, because in addition to making you look as good as she does, Mika is lightning quick.  You’ll be a glam goddess almost as soon as you step into the salon. Result!

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Gareth Bromell, Neil George Salon

9320 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-2808
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If you’re looking for a style that’s going to turn the head of blokes (or birds, whatever floats your boat) everywhere, head to see Gareth Bromell at the Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills. Owners Neil Weisberg and Amanda George both hail from trendy London, and their roots show at this stylish salon. Ask to test-drive one of their Indian Gooseberry products, which have the highest concentration of Vitamin C of any hair product on the market.

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Samantha Murguia, Lavish Spa & Day Salon

473 East Alessandro Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 780-6008
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Lavish Spa & Day Salon owner Samantha Murguia knows what it takes to make her salon user-friendly in modern times. She’ll give you a great ‘do at this award-winning Inland Empire hair mecca, potentially talk you into a Brazilian blowout, and then blog about it on her website, the Lavish Life.

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Alli Webb, Drybar

11677 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 442-6084
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What do complimentary champagne, bags of candy and delicious dessert nibbles have in common? Why, they’re all offered at the blow-dry only salon, Drybar, so that you can have a sweet time while you’re getting your über-cheap ($35) blowout. Owner and stylist Alli Webb even came up with the concept of Sunday ‘brunch’ – where the food is fresh and the mimosas are flowing. If you’re more of a weekday blow-dry gal, the salon opens at 8 A.M. to assure you that perfect coif before work! I guarantee you’ll be back – repeatedly.   There is a second location in WeHo for you West Hollywood gals.

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Celine Guyon, Jesse Daniel Salon

17331 17th
Street Tustin, CA 92780-7919
(714) 508-8555
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If you want to be pampered but are short on time, then this Orange County salon is the way to go. Stylist Celine Guyon (no relation) caters to your every need while you take a load off. FYI: you can also get the new Shellac manicure while your tresses are being turned into a thing of beauty.

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George Horton, Kromatic Salon

41785 Nicole Lane Suite #5
Temecula, California 92591
(951)-693-4247
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George Horton says his destiny was to do your hair, and you may well believe it after visiting this Inland Empire hair salon. He’s an ‘artistic designer’, meaning, naturally, that your hair will resemble a precious piece of art (though far more touchable, of course) by the time he’s through!

Laura Schreffler writes about her passions for love and travel on her website LoveTrekker.com.  Follow her on twitter @thelovetrekke.

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