Seeing Stars: Where the Stars Shop
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,
and Farrah Fawcett.
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:
(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.
also has done the hair of stars such as Nicole
Hawn, Ted Danson,
and Kate Capshaw
. His hair colorist, Lori Goddard, has worked with Farrah,
and Markie Post.
One hair colorist is Matthew Boger, whose
long-term clients have included Sharon
Lauren Holly, Liv Tyler,
and Julliette Lewis.
- ALLEN EDWARDS
(216 26th Street, in Brentwood)
has cut hair for the likes of Dustin Hoffman,
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
a new hair style which got a lot of media attention.
- 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
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.
(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,
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
(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.
(421 N. Rodeo Drive).
The "Joseph" in JosephMartin is Joseph Kendall, a famed
haircutter whose celebrity clients have included Julia Roberts,
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.
- NANCE MITCHELL
(330 N. La Peer Drive)
has given facials to Elizabeth Taylor,
Selleck. (310) 276-2722.
(414 N. Camden Drive): Rene Thomas gives
facials to Barbra Streisand
Pfeiffer. (310) 2788333.
- LOUIS LICARI
COLOR GROUP (459
W. Canon Drive) is a colorist whose clients
have included Sharon Stone,
Fenn. Their Lana Chirco cuts hair
for Kim Basinger,
as well as for Ellen Barkin
and others. (310)
- 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.
(416 N. Canon Drive) offered
Stuart Gavert, a hair colorist whose celebrity clients have included as
and Christina Applegate
(at $200 and up), plus Je Lum, a
manicurist who has done the nails of Whitney Houston,
and Kim Basinger.
- 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
Reeve. (310) 652-9252.
(438 North Bedford Dr.)
This is the place to have your eyebrows done. Celeb clients include Jennifer
Lara Flynn Boyle, Sharon
Stone, Oprah Winfrey,
and Naomi Campbell.
- SAGER FRENCH SALON
(120 North Robertson)
This salon is also known for eyebrow work (a well as haircuts). Celeb clients
Lara Flynn Boyle,
Natasha Gregson Wagner
and Kirstie Alley.
- 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,
- 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,
and Bugsy Seigel.
Also, outside of the
city of Beverly Hills, are:
(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
and Rebecca De Mornay.
- L.A. VIE L'ORANGE
(638½ N. Robertson Blvd.) This
nail salon counts Kirsten Dunst,
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
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,
and even Tom Cruise.
Also at John Frieda is colorist Lorri Goddard who's regulars include Jennifer Aniston,
Plus Negin Zand, a colorist whose clients include Reese Witherspoon,
Sarah Jessica Parker,
and Scarlett Johansson.
- (323) 653-4040.
- PRIVÉ SALON
Blvd., West L.A.), features Laurent Duforg,
who has given short hair bobs to actresses Teri
as well as Lauren Holly,
and singer Paula Abdul.
(at 8306 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood),
has given special hair treatments using fresh flowers and herbs to the
likes of Bette Midler,
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,
Gwyneth Paltrow and
- 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,
and Sandra Bullock.
- 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,
Depp. (310) 247-1277.
- JESSICA NAIL CLINIC (at
8627 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood) gives manicures
and pedicures to the likes of Rosie O'Donnell,
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,
- 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,
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