Some of the Best Hair Salons in Woodland Hills

By the mid-1980s, Los Angeles was inundated with wide-eyed, big-haired hopefuls pouring in from all over the U.S. – and from all over the world – lured by the promise of success and the accompanying fringe benefits. Hollywood was a veritable stone-throw away from recognized venues like the Forum, Long Beach Arena and Universal Amphitheatre, and it was the home to infamous after-dark spots like the Whisky, Starwood, Troubadourand Roxy Theatre. Moreover, major record labels dotted the city and shops like Tower Records lined Sunset Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue, all while a lucky few that went on to be future rock stars lived in the area and got a bird’s-eye view and jump-start on a scene that would overtake their city in a few short years.Fast-forward to the end of 2015 – hair and makeup is just as sensational to L.A. socialites and regular citizens alike, so it goes without saying that the City of Angels is in no immediate shortage of uber-trendy salons that cater to any whim. For residents of Woodland Hills, this concept has never been so vividly apparent as it is today, with a plethora of full-service hair salons standing ready to craft that sexy up-do for everyone from those in the league of controversial heiress Paris Hilton to the minivan-driving soccer mom getting ready for a night on the town with her husband.Here are our picks for some of the best hair salons in Woodland Hills…

In “making life beautiful,” Hair Concept 2000, at 21130 Ventura Boulevard, has been influencing the hair industry for over 30 years in the Woodland Hills area of California and in Toronto, Canada. The shop’s friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff are committed to providing clients the utmost in service, with Hair Concept’s salon stylists boasting formal education from world-renowned and internationally-recognized institutions such asVidal Sassoon and Toni&Guy, London. Conveniently located off the 101 Freeway on Ventura between De Soto and Canoga Avenues, Hair Concept 2000 executes the latest trends in hair, nails and skincare.

Icon Lab Salon, located at 20010 Ventura Boulevard, was created as a modern salon hybrid, fusing a boutique salon with a working lab studio – the stylists here specialize in precision haircuts, custom color formulations, keratin treatments, hair extensions and special event styling. What’s more, Icon’s facialist excels at making skin sparkle with treatments that deliver results, while expert makeup and brow-shaping services completes the look. The signature Icon product line is based on a vegan, paraben-free, biodegradable and cruelty-free formula, making Icon Lab Salon a unique venue…offering a unique experience.

Vintage Beauty Bar, located at 22534 Ventura Boulevard, has been covered by Woodland Hills Magazine before, and for good reason. Owner and stylist Krista Tadevic has transformed this salon into a full-service experience, offering hair, nail, brow and makeup services that cater to men, women and children of all ages. The talented and professional group of ladies undertaking the expert services at Vintage bring quality work and old-fashioned charm to the shop’s vibe, while a full roster of comprehensive applications have made this a go-to spot for plenty of Los Angelinos over the years including haircuts, partial weaves, full weaves, split-end smoothing treatments, Brazilian blowouts, keratin triplex treatments, pink/pastel fashion coloring, extensions, tinsels/feathers, blow-dries and special occasion styling.

Blue Waters Salon and Spa, situated at 21312 Ventura Boulevard, offers a relaxed feel different from many of the hustle-and-bustle vibes exuded by L.A. hair salons; whether it’s a simple blow dry or major color correction, some of the most gifted hair stylists make their residence at Blue Waters. If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced, kind and immensely talented hair dresser, you’ll find her at Blue Waters Salon and Spa.

Helping clients “become stars” through enhanced beauty, Mali’s Studio at 21147 Ventura Boulevard is lorded over by “eyebrow goddess” and “master hairstylist” Mali, who considers herself an expert adept at color, cuts, brows and makeup…and thus making her salon a one-stop-shop for beauty. The experience here begins with a consultation to ensure a client’s vision is understood and that the client understands the process involved in reaching the goal, backed by Mali’s experience with all different types and textures of hair and a specialization in the extra-curly and “hard-to-color” variants. In the end, Mali’s Studio helps clients achieve their look and color scheme without compromising the health of their hair.

From the inside out, beauty should be simple, and one should always radiate to exude formidable self-esteem and inner peace. Some of the best hair salons in Woodland Hills, as covered in this roundup, all boast an approach based on maximizing personal features by gently blending them with sophisticated and fashionable looks…ultimately creating hairstyles that reflect one’s own personality and sensibility.