We watch awards show red carpets, filled with anticipation, clutching our thermo ceramic round brush in one hand and our ionic blow dryer in the other, dreaming about having perfectly coiffed, Nicole Richie-esque hair.
Yet every time we watch an online tutorial, take copious notes from a hair expert on TV, or study our stylist diligently in the salon mirror to try to replicate the results in our own bathrooms, we end up with sweat dripping down our forehead, pit stains on our T-shirts and hair that looks more Helena Bonham Carter than Hayden Panettiere.
So to spare you the frustration (and the potential crying fit), it’s great to have a handy list of trustworthy places that will leave your hair looking gorgeous.
With the motto “No Cuts. No Colors. Just Blowouts” you know you’re in good hands. Their hair menu offers up options named after our fave adult bevs from The Mai Tai (messy beachy hair) to The Manhattan (sleek and smooth). You can order your “drink” of choice with a guarantee of being hangover free! $35
Lauren’s Salon Spa
8369 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-852-1410
Patricia Pineda not only knows her way with a round brush and a flat iron but her bubbly personality will leave you wanting to go out for drinks afterward. Especially now that your hair looks oh-so-fab! Call Lauren’s or email Patricia directly at [email protected] $35.
Ken Paves Salon
409 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-205-0087
If you’re going to splurge on a blowout, Ken Paves Salon is the place to do it. Ken, who styles the hair of Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham, and Jessica Simpson (among others), hand-picks and trains his team and flies them around the world to help him on his shoots. $75
Hop on over to Blo and choose from their list of offerings or bring your own “must have” style for them to copy. Want to grow longer hair for the evening? Presto-chango, Blo will clip in hair extensions for you for an extra fee. Wash, blow, go, and look fab! $35
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team