Seeing Stars: Where the Stars Shop


The most famous hairdresser in Hollywood is probably JOSE EBER: A TV personality in his own right, Jose's opulent Beverly Hills salon (inside the Two Rodeo Drive center) attracts celebrity customers such as Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Meg Ryan and Farrah Fawcett.
(310) 278-7646.

But Beverly Hills boasts many other salons that are also popular with the stars, most clustered in the "Golden Triangle" of streets around Rodeo Drive:

  • CHRISTOPHE (at 348 N. Beverly Drive) is the man responsible for giving former President Bill Clinton the infamous $200 haircut that caused the President so much bad publicity during his first year in office; Barbra Streisand sent First Lady Hillary Clinton to Christophe's Beverly Hills salon for a new do - one she changes regularly. Christophe also has done the hair of stars such as Nicole Kidman, Sally Field, Goldie Hawn, Ted Danson, and Kate Capshaw . His hair colorist, Lori Goddard, has worked with Farrah, Rosanna Arquette and Markie Post. One hair colorist is Matthew Boger, whose long-term clients have included Sharon Stone, Lauren Holly, Liv Tyler, and Julliette Lewis. (310) 274-0851.
  • ALLEN EDWARDS (216 26th Street, in Brentwood) has cut hair for the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Donna Mills, Geena Davis, Suzanne Somers, Raquel Welch, Anne Bancroft and Sharon Stone. He originated Farrah Fawcett's famous 70's shag. In 1995, during the O.J. Simpson trial, he gave prosecutor Marsha Clark a new hair style which got a lot of media attention. (310) 394-2878.
  • MICHAEL CANALE (214 N. Canon Drive), worked with Jennifer Aniston from the early start of her career on "Friends," and has also worked with Denise Richards ("Wild Things"), pop star Shakira, Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie"), Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek", "Boston Legal"), singer Faith Hill, Sela Ward ("Sisters), Amanda Bynes ("What I Like About You ") and Blythe  Danner. (310) 273-8080.
  • FEKKAI (440 N. Rodeo Drive), a relative newcomer in Beverly Hills, but not with the Show Biz crowd. Frédéric Fekkai has been styling hair at Fifth Avenue & 57th Street in New York for the likes of Sandra Bullock, Barbra Streisand, Kate Capshaw and Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks). Now his famous clients can visit him closer to home. Ellen Degeneres and Anne Heche did when they were an item. So have Ashley Judd, Debra Messing (of "Will & Grace"), Jessica Biel (of "7th Heaven") and Melanie Griffith. You can too, if you don't mind long waits (he's only in town one week out of each month) and if you don't mind paying $300+ per haircut. (less if someone else at his salon does the work.) (310) 777-8700.
  • JOSEPHMARTIN (421 N. Rodeo Drive). The "Joseph" in JosephMartin is Joseph Kendall, a famed haircutter whose celebrity clients have included Julia Roberts, Oliver Stone and Hugh Grant . The salon also offers Barron Matalon, who specializes in the kind of soft, layered cuts of the sort he gave Jane Fonda. His other clients have included Debra Winger and Madeline Stowe. (310) 274-0100.   (http://www.josephmartin.com)
  • NANCE MITCHELL (330 N. La Peer Drive) has given facials to Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher and Tom Selleck. (310) 276-2722.
  • MICHAELJOHN (414 N. Camden Drive): Rene Thomas gives facials to Barbra Streisand and Michelle Pfeiffer. (310) 278­8333.
  • LOUIS LICARI COLOR GROUP (459 W. Canon Drive) is a colorist whose clients have included Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger, Ali MacGraw, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sherilyn Fenn. Their Lana Chirco cuts hair for Kim Basinger, as well as for Ellen Barkin and others. (310) 247-0855.
  • CHRIS MCMILLAN SALON (8944 Burton Way) Chris McMillan did many of Jennifer Aniston's "Friends" cuts, and also straightened her hair for her wedding to Brad Pitt. Fellow "Friends" Courtney Cox and Matthew Perry also get their hair done here. Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is another of his clients. He was also part of the crew on ABC's 2003 series, "Extreme Makeover" (310) 285-0088.
  • UMBERTO (416 N. Canon Drive) offered Stuart Gavert, a hair colorist whose celebrity clients have included as Faye Dunaway and Christina Applegate (at $200 and up), plus Je Lum, a manicurist who has done the nails of Whitney Houston, Alec Baldwin, and Kim Basinger. (310) 274-6395.

    • Stuart Gavert has since left Umberto and has opened his own salon, called GAVERT-ATELIER, which is located at 9666 Brighton Way, in Beverly Hills. (310) 858-7898.

  • URSULA ADAM INSTITUT DE BEAUTE (120 N. Robertson Blvd.) provides facials to Melanie Griffith and Christopher Reeve. (310) 652-9252.
  • ANASTASIA (438 North Bedford Dr.) This is the place to have your eyebrows done. Celeb clients include Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sharon Stone, Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Debra Messing and Naomi Campbell. (310) 273-3155.
  • SAGER FRENCH SALON (120 North Robertson) This salon is also known for eyebrow work (a well as haircuts). Celeb clients include Madonna, Lauren Graham, Jaime Pressly, Sela Ward, Lara Flynn Boyle, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Kirstie Alley. (310) 855-0300.

  • CIA COIFFEURS (214 N Canon Drive); Before comic/actress Sandra Bernhard hit the big time, she worked as a manicurist at this Beverly Hills salon, doing the nails of celebrity customers such as Jaclyn Smith, Victoria Principal and Dyan Cannon. (310) 273-8722
  • And if you ever wondered where former President Ronald Reagan got his well-known hair cut, his former barber was at DRUCKERS (now called "Druckers-Gornik") at 9740 Wilshire Blvd, at the southwest corner of Wilshire & Linden Drive. The late Mr. Drucker (who passed away in May of 1998 at age 91), was literally the 'barber to the stars'. He cut the hair of Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Danny Kaye, Spencer Tracy, Orson Welles, George Raft, Frank Sinatra and Bugsy Seigel. (310) 274-7131.


Also, outside of the city of Beverly Hills, are:

  • ESTILO (at 7402 Beverly Boulevard, Hollywood) Philip Carreon first gave Jodie Foster her very popular haircut (with bangs) here in 2002, as he did for Juliette Lewis. The salon has done a lot of work for films and videos, with clients such as Jewel, David Bowie, Geena Davis, Heather Graham and Rebecca De Mornay. (310) 936-6775.
  • L.A. VIE L'ORANGE (638½ N. Robertson Blvd.) This nail salon counts Kirsten Dunst, Mischa Barton, Alicia Keys and Nicole Richie among their clients. (310) 289-2501.
  • THE BUNGALOW (8310 Beverly Blvd , in West Los Angeles) Speaking of Jodie Foster, this is where she had her hair cut right before the 2002 Oscars. Other clients have included Cindy Crawford, Sally Field, Lisa Kudrow, Anjelica Huston and Jennifer Aniston. (323) 655-4040.
  • CONNIE STEVENS' GARDEN SANCTUARY  (426 South Robertson Blvd., in West L.A.) This is unique: a spa actually owned by a celebrity! Actress Connie Stevens runs cozy pampering salon, which features an intriguing rustic ambiance and a host of spa services.  Not far from the Beverly Center mall. (310) 288-3024.
  • JOHN FRIEDA (8440 Melrose Place) Sally Hershberger has quickly become one of the top stylists in Hollywood. She can boast of Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder and Michelle Pfeiffer as regulars for her $400 haircuts. She's also done the hair of Hillary Clinton (for the cover of Vogue), Olivia Newton-John, Jane Fonda, Nicole Kidman, Courtney Love and even Tom Cruise. Also at John Frieda is colorist Lorri Goddard who's regulars include Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Meg Ryan and Madonna. Plus Negin Zand, a colorist whose clients include Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pamela Anderson, Kate Hudson and Scarlett Johansson.
  • (323) 653-4040.
  • PRIVÉ SALON  (7373 Beverly Blvd., West L.A.), features Laurent Duforg, who has given short hair bobs to actresses Teri Hatcher, Elisabeth Shue, Josie Bissett and Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as Lauren Holly, Téa Leoni, Denise Richards and singer Paula Abdul.  (323) 651-5045.
  • MAURO (at 8306 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood), has given special hair treatments using fresh flowers and herbs to the likes of Bette Midler, Roger Moore and Elizabeth Taylor. (310) 653-4530.
  • THE FACE PLACE (at 8701 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood) offers unique facial treatments including electromuscular stimulation to stars such as Cher, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. (310) 855-1150.

  • MASSAGE THERAPY CENTER (at 2130 S. Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 207, in West L.A.) Strictly massages only - albeit massages customized for the clients, who have included Alicia Silverstone, Shaquille O'Neal and Sandra Bullock. (310) 444-8989.

  • THE PICKFORD SALON (at 8940 Keith Ave., West Hollywood) specializes in eyebrows, but also tints eyelashes, and offers a popular 'galvanic skin treatment'. Clients have included Liv Tyler, Nicole Kidman, Geena Davis, Marisa Tomei and Johnny Depp. (310) 247-1277.
  • JESSICA NAIL CLINIC (at 8627 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood) gives manicures and pedicures to the likes of Rosie O'Donnell, Jodie Foster, Toni Braxton and Molly Ringwald. (310) 659-9292.
  • AMADEUS SPA (at 799 E. Green Street, in Pasadena) modest building offers a wide variety of treatments, plus hair & nails. It attacts the likes of Brooke Shields, John Travolta, Marlee Matlin and Halle Berry. (626) 578-3404.
  • BURKE WILLIAMS DAY SPA & MASSAGE CENTER (at 1460 4th Street, Santa Monica). The rejuvenating facials, thermal seaweed wraps and salt glo treatments offered here attract stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Roseanne, Madonna, Annette Bening and Glenn Frye. (310) 587-3366.

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