April 15 is probably the most dreaded day of the year, but an unexpected tax refund will put a spring in anyone’s step. Revel in your refund with these places guaranteed to put a smile on your face without taxing you.
Sally Hershberger Los Angeles
760 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-854-4922
Don’t put your Benjamins back in the bank. Celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger’s sleek LA salon is a treat for your tresses. With services like cut, color, and a killer keratin treatment, your refund will have you looking like a million bucks without hitting your debt ceiling.
358 S. La Brea Ave., Miracle Mile, 323-413-2434
Forget tax extensions. Treat yourself to hair extensions! Just Extensions is LA’s first extension-only hair bar. JE offers three signature packages, with reasonable prices ranging from $100-$300. You can add length to your locks without spending all of your refund riches.
Does your tax refund have you craving a closet makeover? Check out Madison! The fashionista-approved store carries brands like Rag&Bone and Alexander Wang. Madison has several locations throughout Los Angeles so you can spend your surplus, but not your time, driving to this chic boutique.
822 S. Robertson Blvd. #106, Pico-Robertson, 310-659-8559
Looking at receipts and W-2s can put a crick in anyone’s neck. Touch Massage Boutique can eliminate those tax season knots. Even better, all one-hour signature treatments are only $59 and they have expanded their offerings to include Pilates and skin care services.
1607 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 323-500-0969
Aventine brings the relaxed vibe of Italy to Hollywood. The Mediterranean patio, complete with 80-year-old olive trees, is perfect for sipping a signature cocktail or nibbling on pizza. Come here to say arrivederci to the stresses of the United States Treasury — until next year.
V Wine Room
903 Westbourne Drive, West Hollywood, 310-339-9202
Who couldn’t use a beverage to unwind and say ta-ta to tax season? V Wine Room is a tasting room serving beer and wine in the heart of West Hollywood. Want more vino? They conveniently sell bottles of their featured booze to bring home.
189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax, 323-938-1085
Take a trip to the UK without spending your tax refund on traveling. The famed British fashion superstore, Topshop, is now at The Grove. Boasting high fashion at low prices you can like you just strutted in from Oxford Street without leaving SoCal.
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team
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