We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
Kate Beckinsale leaving Salon Benjamin. (Photo: Just Jared)
Now that it’s officially awards season (I can’t wait to watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes this Sunday), Los Angeles is brimming with stars looking to get primped for various ceremonies and parties. If you find yourself in my sunny city this season, here are five salons where you can spot celebs—and nab a red carpet-worthy cut in the process.
Where: Salon Benjamin (8910 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood; 424-249-3296)
Who: Kate Beckinsale, Emma Stone, Diane Kruger
Why: Helmed by renowned hair guru Benjamin Mohapi, this popular WeHo spot is where A-listers go to maintain their ridiculously shiny tresses.
Where: Andy LeComte (616 N Almont Dr, West Hollywood; 310-273-4100)
Who: Jessica Alba, Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie
Why: Known as the birthplace of the ombré, this place is equipped with a superstar roster of top stylists, including beloved Instagrammer Jen Atkin.
Where: Chris McMillan (8944 Burton Way, Beverly Hills; 310-285-0088)
Who: Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Miley Cyrus
Why: Looking for an edgy new ‘do to kick off the new year? Look no further than this salon, where Miley Cyrus famously chopped off her locks.
Where: Méche Salon (8822 Burton Way, Beverly Hills; 310-278-8930)
Who: Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore
Why: Celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham and star stylist Neil Weisberg are the founders of LA’s newest hair haven, located in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Where: José Eber Salon (360 North Camden Dr, Beverly Hills; 310-858-4000)
Who: Kristin Cavalleri, Kate Hudson
Why: Inspired by style icon José Eber’s most famous client, the late Elizabeth Taylor, this salon is fit for stars looking for a chic, fuss-free cut.
Once you’re sporting a gorgeous new cut, make sure you hair stays well-behaved by picking up the right styling products.