Hair That's a Cut Above the Rest
José Eber’s luxurious Camden Drive salon in Beverly Hills.
Andy Lecompte Salon
Walk into this hip, industrial-feeling West Hollywood salon, and it's obvious you're in the presence of talented aesthetes who are as dedicated to of-the-moment beauty and fashion trends as they are art—works by Massimo Vitali and Marilyn Minter hang in the gallerylike space. With a team of 13 seriously cool stylists, including Lecompte's business partner, Leanne Citrone, you're guaranteed to leave with cutting-edge tresses. 616 N. Almont Dr., West Hollywood, 310-273-4100
Bright, white, and inviting, the renowned Cristophe salon has been a Beverly Hills institution since the mid-'80s, serving up pristine cuts to a well-heeled, ultraloyal clientele. Trust one of the well-trained stylists to care for your coif with a stylized cut—paired with a glass of Champagne, of course. 348 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-274-0851
A protégé of Fekkai's, LA salon creative director Maurice Dadoun helped introduce the legendary stylist's name to Beverly Hills's vernacular in 1997 when he opened their first LA location on Rodeo. Today, Fekkai boasts a slick, all-white Melrose Place outpost (opened in 2007), drawing such celebrities as Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum, and Brooke Shields. 8457 Melrose Pl., LA, 323-655-7800
Last summer, this salon moved from Rodeo to Camden Drive, continuing its decades-long presence in Beverly Hills. This vast and whimsical beauty mecca offers not only impeccable cuts, but also semipermanent makeup application and even laser and facial treatments in its second-floor medi-spa. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-858-4000
Renowned as a fierce artistic team, stylist Neil Weisberg and colorist Amanda George's joint bungalow-esque salon is where stars including Reese Witherspoon and Mary-Kate Olsen have ducked paparazzi in order to get some serious mane pampering. Weisberg and his fellow pedigreed stylists—with heaps of editorial magazine credits under their belts—take inspiration from California style and the clients themselves. 9320 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-275-2808
Metodo Rossano Ferretti Hairspa
This stunning salon opened last summer and quickly solidified its standing as an überluxurious retreat—the three private VIP rooms don't hurt. With illustrious Italian stylist Rossano Ferretti at the helm, the 18-chair salon's worldly talent administer graceful cuts that promote maximum movement. 345 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-598-6780
Sally Hershberger may only man the scissors in her almost four-year-old West Hollywood penthouse salon occasionally, but she's stocked her NYC-inspired loft with 19 other experts. Enjoy sweeping city views and edgy fashion photography by Rankin while being sheared to polished perfection. 760 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 310-854-4922
Serge Normant at John Frieda
This Melrose Place salon may have the lushest setting in the city; it's inside the former home of Neil Diamond and features an idyllic pool as its centerpiece. Thirteen top-notch stylists work throughout the airy oasis, doling out impeccable cuts, restorative treatments, and styling that's picture-perfect thanks to Normant's and Frieda's superior products. 8440 Melrose Pl., LA, 323-653-4040
photography by STEFANIE KEENAN
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.