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LA's Best Salons to Get Your Hair Snipped for Summer

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Now that you know how to Spring Forward, it's time to Get Right For Summer. For the entire month of May, we'll be dropping knowledge on where and how to get beautified locally in anticipation of the warm-weather season. First order of business: haircuts. Whether you're looking to go Nicole Richie-short at Andy LeCompte Salon in Beverly Hills or Julie Sarinara-layered (pictured) at Nine Zero One Salon in WeHo, here are 15 top-notch LA spots—with pricing!—to consider for your next cool chop.


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Andy LeCompte Salon

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Inspiration strikes from the second you step into this Hollywood-favored salon. Given that it's home to star hairstylists like Jen Atkin (she gave Nicole Richie her latest chop), prepare to pay a pretty price for the snip of your dreams. Cost: $200-$500. [Photo: Andy LeCompte]

Benjamin with Negin Zand

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The English library-inspired salon has had a few marquee updates over the past several years, but it's still the same high-end coiffeur cuts and colors spot that many A-listers know and love. Cost: $95-$300. [Photo: Benjamin with Negin Zand]

Blind Barber

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By day, well-groomed gents go to the NY-born barbershop's West Coast outpost for superior—and wallet-friendly!—shaves, clean cuts and trims. At nightfall, the back room welcomes both girls and guys when it transforms into a stylish speakeasy. Cost: $20 (trim); $40 (cuts). [Photo: Blind Barber]

Chop Chop Salon

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This place stays true to its name. Specializing in shorter styles like buzz cuts and modern mullets, this La Brea salon is a great place to lighten your load in time for warmer weather. Cost: $90-$125 (women); $75-$90 (men). [Photo: Chop Chop]

Chris McMillan - The Salon

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The salon's namesake founder famously famously cut Miley Cyrus' hair, so flock here if you're looking for a new 'do that's just as bold. Cost: from $200. [Photo: Chris McMillan]

Frédéric Fekkai

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World-renowned hairstylist Frederic Fekkai's eponymous salon is tucked away on Melrose Place, where clients can enjoy a range of expert beauty and grooming services. His internationally bestselling line of high-end haircare is also sold here. Cost: from $100. [Photo: Frederic Fekkai]

Hairroin Salon

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For those who like their salon as edgy as their razor-sharp, Manic Panic-colored coifs, this is the place to go. Fun fact: the space is owned by Janine Jarman, a former contestant on Bravo's Shear Genius. Cost: $70-$200. [Photo: Hairroin]

The Hive Salon

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Owners Lissa and Charles Renn maintain a loyal following at their salon/gallery hybrid. Nestled at the foot of Silver Lake hills, Hive features a friendly atmosphere with even friendlier prices. Cost: from $40. [Photo: Hive]

Méche Salon

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Vogue Paris is a major fan of this Beverly Hills salon—need we say more? Founded by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham and superstar cutter Neil Weisberg, Méche offers pricey, star-quality styles that are guaranteed to turn heads. Cost: $175-$300. [Photo: Méche]

Nine Zero One Salon

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A must-stop for young Hollywood (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez) and LA blogstars (Julie Sarinara, Nine Zero One Salon is a jack of all trades. Not only are their braids and colors top-notch, but their cuts are just as covetable. Cost: $100-$200. [Photo: Nine Zero One]

Object Salon

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This Santa Monica salon and skincare spa is a true one-stop shop for beauty that won't totally break the bank. Cost: $60 (women); $50 (men). [Photo: Patch]

Ramirez Tran Salon

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One peek at this Beverly Hills salon's popular Instagram feed will have you inspired to part ways with your dull locks in no time. Offering editorial-like styles is stunning natural hues, Ramirez Tran is quickly becoming a go-to for top stars and influencers across LA. Cost: from $200. [Photo: Ramirez Tran/Facebook]

Refuge Salon and Spa

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Set in a spacious, artsy salon reminiscent of an art gallery, Refuge is favorite for the Echo Park set. If you can't hang with Beverly Hill's pricier services, head here for equally high-quality cuts that won't kill your budget. Cost: from $40. [Photo: Refuge]

Umberto Salon

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Many know Umberto Savone's name thanks to his haircare line for Target, and many don't know that the master coiffeur still clocks in at his Beverly Hills flagship. Every new client receives a consultation with Umberto himself before one of 75 expert hairstylists tends to their tresses. Cost: from $200. [Photo via]

The Well

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There are many reasons why this concept shop/salon is a DTLA must-stop. Race here for edgy cuts and colors that will make you stand out from the crowd. Cost: $75 (women); $55 (men). [Photo: The Well]

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Andy LeCompte Salon

Inspiration strikes from the second you step into this Hollywood-favored salon. Given that it's home to star hairstylists like Jen Atkin (she gave Nicole Richie her latest chop), prepare to pay a pretty price for the snip of your dreams. Cost: $200-$500. [Photo: Andy LeCompte]

Benjamin with Negin Zand

The English library-inspired salon has had a few marquee updates over the past several years, but it's still the same high-end coiffeur cuts and colors spot that many A-listers know and love. Cost: $95-$300. [Photo: Benjamin with Negin Zand]

Blind Barber

By day, well-groomed gents go to the NY-born barbershop's West Coast outpost for superior—and wallet-friendly!—shaves, clean cuts and trims. At nightfall, the back room welcomes both girls and guys when it transforms into a stylish speakeasy. Cost: $20 (trim); $40 (cuts). [Photo: Blind Barber]

Chop Chop Salon

This place stays true to its name. Specializing in shorter styles like buzz cuts and modern mullets, this La Brea salon is a great place to lighten your load in time for warmer weather. Cost: $90-$125 (women); $75-$90 (men). [Photo: Chop Chop]

Chris McMillan - The Salon

The salon's namesake founder famously famously cut Miley Cyrus' hair, so flock here if you're looking for a new 'do that's just as bold. Cost: from $200. [Photo: Chris McMillan]

Frédéric Fekkai

World-renowned hairstylist Frederic Fekkai's eponymous salon is tucked away on Melrose Place, where clients can enjoy a range of expert beauty and grooming services. His internationally bestselling line of high-end haircare is also sold here. Cost: from $100. [Photo: Frederic Fekkai]

Hairroin Salon

For those who like their salon as edgy as their razor-sharp, Manic Panic-colored coifs, this is the place to go. Fun fact: the space is owned by Janine Jarman, a former contestant on Bravo's Shear Genius. Cost: $70-$200. [Photo: Hairroin]

The Hive Salon

Owners Lissa and Charles Renn maintain a loyal following at their salon/gallery hybrid. Nestled at the foot of Silver Lake hills, Hive features a friendly atmosphere with even friendlier prices. Cost: from $40. [Photo: Hive]

Méche Salon

Vogue Paris is a major fan of this Beverly Hills salon—need we say more? Founded by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham and superstar cutter Neil Weisberg, Méche offers pricey, star-quality styles that are guaranteed to turn heads. Cost: $175-$300. [Photo: Méche]

Nine Zero One Salon

A must-stop for young Hollywood (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez) and LA blogstars (Julie Sarinara, Nine Zero One Salon is a jack of all trades. Not only are their braids and colors top-notch, but their cuts are just as covetable. Cost: $100-$200. [Photo: Nine Zero One]

Object Salon

This Santa Monica salon and skincare spa is a true one-stop shop for beauty that won't totally break the bank. Cost: $60 (women); $50 (men). [Photo: Patch]

Ramirez Tran Salon

One peek at this Beverly Hills salon's popular Instagram feed will have you inspired to part ways with your dull locks in no time. Offering editorial-like styles is stunning natural hues, Ramirez Tran is quickly becoming a go-to for top stars and influencers across LA. Cost: from $200. [Photo: Ramirez Tran/Facebook]

Refuge Salon and Spa

Set in a spacious, artsy salon reminiscent of an art gallery, Refuge is favorite for the Echo Park set. If you can't hang with Beverly Hill's pricier services, head here for equally high-quality cuts that won't kill your budget. Cost: from $40. [Photo: Refuge]

Umberto Salon

Many know Umberto Savone's name thanks to his haircare line for Target, and many don't know that the master coiffeur still clocks in at his Beverly Hills flagship. Every new client receives a consultation with Umberto himself before one of 75 expert hairstylists tends to their tresses. Cost: from $200. [Photo via]

The Well

There are many reasons why this concept shop/salon is a DTLA must-stop. Race here for edgy cuts and colors that will make you stand out from the crowd. Cost: $75 (women); $55 (men). [Photo: The Well]