Q&A with Celebrity Stylists Williams and Cunningham
By Irena Medavoy
Celebrity Stylist Byron Williams and Tracey Cunningham kicked off 2009 by joining forces and bringing the most talented beauty experts in Beverly Hills together under one roof. Both are
known for their brilliant coloring, creative styling, and loyal, star-studded following.
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL: Tracey and Byron, your partnership is so exciting for LA. What is the best part about working together?
BYRON WILLIAMS: I always felt like something was missing from my work life. I wanted to partner with somebody who [understood] my vision. Tracey is my creative soul mate, and now that we’ve combined our clients as well as our love for the industry, we feel we have a true partnership.
TRACEY CUNNINGHAM: We have a very strong team at the salon, with many talented stylists and
colorists, like Cervando Maldonado. And now we have enough space to provide head-to-toe service, whether it’s for everyday, an anniversary, or a walk down the red carpet. Everybody has been so positive and welcoming, we feel at home now.
LAC: What is your approach to style and service?
BW: Our philosophy is to offer clients the best service and attention while creating a fun atmosphere. We want everybody to be comfortable enough to relax and hang out.
TC: It’s kind of like Steel Magnolias meets Sex and the City. It’s a place where women and men can come to feel beautiful and pampered. We provide personal consultations so our clients get a look that is right for them—and one that is manageable. We want our clients to feel and look their best.
Byron and Tracey is open Monday through Saturday, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.; services at the salon include color, brow maintenance, manicures, pedicures, and extensions. 9294 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4470.