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(credit: Chloe D./Yelp)


Need a new hair cut? Whether you’re the type that’s into short hair, straight hair or curly, looking for the perfect place to get your cut or the best highlights can be a daunting task. Our insiders put together a list of these Westside salons which make clients feel beautiful inside and out.
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(credit: Salon Tru)


Salon Tru
614 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-0878
www.salontru.com

Haircuts, color, highlights and glaze are just some of the services offered for men and women at Salon Tru, which lives up to its “casually elegant” catch-phrase with luxurious hair treatments. Offering Aveda and Davines products, and a full staff of skilled stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians, this is the spot for full service beauty treatments in a sleek yet comfortable atmosphere.

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(credit: LuxeLab)


LuxeLab
1408 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 255-9900
www.luxelab.com

For the ultimate in cutting edge style, LuxeLab, with salons in Santa Monica and Bel Air, is the hip spot you won’t want to miss out on. From Balayage hair treatments to elegant braids, haircuts, styling, and color, the salon includes global influences in style and hair strengthening treatments. The salon provides make-up services too, including bridal parties. All hair care and styling options add Kerastase Instant Ritual Treatment to restore and replenish hair as well.

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(credit: Cie Sparks)


Cie Sparks
3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-2300
www.ciesparkssalon.com

Rated one of the best salons in all of Los Angeles, Cie Sparks is just a short drive up the splendid Pacific coast to Malibu. From haircuts and Keratin treatments to extensions to color services such as Balayage and highlights, the experience here is inclusive, elegant, and cozy. Sure, celebrities come here to get their fabulous ‘do’s, but you can, too. Personalized service is one of the hallmarks of this salon, whether your name is up in lights or not.

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(credit: ArtLab)


ArtLab Salon
1357 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-0011
www.artlabsalon.com

The art of hair cutting, coloring, and styling is the focus at ArtLab where stylists prefer the term “artists,” and unique, individualized hair interpretations are a part of the scene. ArtLab’s creations spring from the same salon family as LuxeLab, but the vibe here is decidedly artistic. It’s not just a super cool hair salon, it also displays art and includes a hair styling academy, too. Clients are encouraged to think of themselves as the art being created. The phrase “pretty as a picture” might just come to mind – if that picture is high-style glamorous.

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(credit: Mario Cendana Salon)


Mario Cendana Salon
1051 Glendon Ave
Ste 102
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(213) 999-9269
mariocendanasalon.mysalononline.com

Offering online booking 24/7, Mario Cendana Salon allows clients to experience deep conditioning treatments, hair extensions, color corrections, styling, cuts, and full color choices including highlights and ombre. Air-brush make-up and combined make-up and hair specials keep clients glamorous all over. In fact, owner and head stylist Cendana has done hair and make-up on fashion runways and at celebrity weddings.

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