beautiful color, thourough colorists, bad experience, very friendly everyone, friendly staff, lame explanation, huge favor
A Magical Experience. I've feel as if I have died and gone to Heaven, after finding The Louis Licari Salon. For many years I "salon hopped", endlessly trying to achieve gorgeous color and styling. Now, I will never leave The Louis Licari Salon , located in the heart of Beverly Hills. My colorist, Michael Petrelli is simply AMAZING...and my stylist, Brigitte Dani is PHENOMENAL. Michael was assisted by Sybil and Brigitte was assisted by Samy. These folks not only know their stuff, they made me feel like a Queen with all of the pampering and attention I received. It's a busy salon, but you have to expect that with a quality and professional operation. If they were not busy, I'd begin to worry! So, do yourself a huge favor and stop by or call (310) 247-0855 to make an appointment. Your hair and YOU will never be the same again!!! And, all for the better!!
Best Salon in LA. I went in to the salon for a haircut but my friend went in for dye. She was very pleased with the outcome. Everyone was excellent and very friendly. They were constantly asking to see if we needed anything. Paul, the young man who dyed her hair was very helpful and friendly . We both had our hair cut and styled by Alexandra who was great! She was funky and fresh with great ideas on how to cut and style my hair, as I was undecided on the cut. Overall, everything was perfect! The staff was friendly and the cuts and my friends dye were incredible! I have never been more happy with my hair. If you are looking for a great hair salon, this is the place!
Love Hilda. Hilda is great! she is very detail oriented... easy going, and fun to chat with. i am always happy when i leave knowing that my color is exactly what i asked for.
New York hair maven Louis Licari did all dye-hards a favor when he opened his Beverly Hills salon..
Seen regularly on NBC's "Today" show and in the pages of "Allure," "In Style" and "Vogue," Licari opened his New York flagship salon in 1987. Since 1992 he's been splitting his time between there and this sleek black and mirrored jewel box offshoot, where celebs and locals come for unsurpassed color and cuts.
"Hair color is a woman's most important fashion accessory," says internationally renowned hair colorist and Revlon color consultant Louis Licari. He's a trained painter who incorporates skin tone, facial features and lifestyle considerations in his amazingly natural-looking formulas. His handpicked (roughly one out of 50 make the grade) team of five colorists and three stylists give each client their undivided attention, recommending appointments roughly every four to six weeks for single process color and every eight to 12 weeks for highlights. The salon doesn't sell extensions or wigs but sometimes colors them.
Beautiful, beautiful color, bad, bad experience.
I'd read about Licari for years and here I was, finally living in a town to go to the salon. I was so hoping my first experience at a world-class salon would be a good one. It wasn't, although after 5 hours and fifteen minutes there, I did leave with great color.
1. If you call for an appointment and you don't know a stylist, make sure they don't book you with the most expensive, which is what they did for me.
2. If they quote you $200 for highlights (hey, only $50 more than what I paid in Pasadena!) be aware that they elected not to hear that you also needed your roots done (one color processing was $95 MORE).
3. You'll have to pay $15 for parking.
4. Your stylist will most likely work on more than one person at a time -- mine worked on four others while I was there, during a weekday. I got to hear him talk to returning clients (one was going on about the Cartier watch she'd bought a boyfriend who'd just dumped her).
5. You will have to tip not only the stylist, but the helpers too - my guy had two.
6. Don't be shy. Tell them you're hungry.
At lunch time, the front desk people asked Jeff (think that was his name) if he wanted any lunch. He said he did not, but no one asked me (he was highlighting my hair at the time!). I cannot believe they didn't ask me if I-- the client-- was hungry. Finally, after another 2 hours, I said I was hungry and they got me lunch, pronto (comped).
7. You will have your hair rinsed out incrementally.
8. Be prepared to pay $65 more for a blow-out, although they have stations by the shampoo area for you to do your own hair. Blow it out so you'll know what the color looks like...I did and I had a problem, so that added another 1.45 minutes for just 12 more strands of color.
9. You have to sign several contracts prior to the color -- all affirming that you will pay!
My color was the best I've ever had, hands down (although he said what I had at the time looked good). I just was not prepared to be there for such an incredibly long time (no cut, no blow out...and more than five hours). He did say, in a lame explanation, that with first-time clients it always takes longer.
One thing they did that I liked -- they put my purse in a plastic bag to protect it from color, and they put oil on my hairline to protect it from color as well.
Those things did not off-set the incredible amount of time I spent there, with nary a soul extending any sort of an apology about it. The money was secondary but the cost stings when the experience isn't what you think it is going to be.
all hype. I was trying to return from too many highlights to a more natural color, and justified the $300 I would need to spend at Licari as being "corrective". I spent practically all day at this salon, and left with a sore scalp, rough, dry, over-processed hair, and a feeling I had been jipped. Yes, they agreed my hair was not as it should have been, but at that point, I just wanted to leave, and never go back. Don't belive the hype--Maybe Licari was good once, but it's heyday is in the PAST!
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