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.
Los Angeles is swiftly becoming the epicenter of intricately styled coifs. In addition to a whopping five places to score brilliant braids in this sunny city, a new, game-changing hair haven has just hit the scene.
Coined as LA’s first braid and ponytail bar, Assembly Salon is a one-stop shop for head-turning locks in Beverly Hills. From relaxed, bohemian fishtails to chic red carpet updos, all styles are under $50 (yup!) and are crafted by stylists of celebrity caliber, ensuring that everyone who enters those salon doors receives nothing short of star treatment.
There’s more: In addition to offering specific hairstyles, Assembly also has blowouts, makeup application and mani/pedis using high-quality products. Check out the full service menu here and some top-notch braid and pony inspiration here. See you there!
For more West Coast insider access, check out more of Natalie’s posts here.