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CJ is the absolute best hair colorist in town--any town. Period..
I have been a loyal client of CJ (Carl-James Cassaday) for 10 years. I started with him at Umberto Camden, followed him to Umberto LA and now, will follow him onto Gavert Atelier. He is the best colorist in town. Period. Any town, for that matter. My first consultation, he was kind, calm, down to earth and told me what he would suggest to do for my highlighted hair. However, he suggested I come back in a few weeks until I had more growth to work with. So, an honest to goodness artist who wasn't just after my cash--he could have easily done my hair anyway.
After 10 years, my highlights always look amazing and, of course, my haircuts. I am blond and have very long hair and it is in terrific condition. So, most people would pay any amount and deal with any attitude or wait list in exchange for a great hairdresser. With CJ, you get the best of both worlds--the best colorist without the diva Beverly Hills attitude you would expect for such a talented professional--CJ is sweet, funny, honest and treats everyone like they are the most important client and always does his very best to accommodate. He honestly knows color and hair and in a town of fakes, he is the real thing and I adore him!!!! I would follow him to the ends of the earth.
Closed!. Umberto Camden is closed. Their other locations are still open I think. Try the salon across the street called Batia and Aleeza (not sure about the spelling).
New Location for CJ, Carl-James Cassaday formerly with Umberto.. I am pleased to announce as of April 30, 2008. I will be opperating my business out of my new location! Gavert | Atelier located at 9666 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Located between Camden and Wilshire Blvd on the South side of the street just before Wilshire Blvd. Phone number 310-858-7898. Convenient parking can be found in the city structure located just before Camden on your left side, and ample street parking. Please call if you have any questions. I had a terrific run with my past company and look forward to sharing with my clients a new and exciting environment with new experiences. I anticipate seeing all of my clients at my new location offering them the same high quality service they have grown used to for the past 20 years with me. Thank you for your support during this time of change. See you soon. CJ
My hunt for the perfect stylist is over now that I have found Carl James.
I have had one bad salon experience after another since moving to LA two
years ago, and I am relieved that the hair disasters are over. I found Carl
James at Umberto from reading the City Search reviews and decided to give
it a try and I am so happy I did! I had the best salon experience of my
Carl James truly has a gift, not only does he create great hair; he
is attentive to the style you are looking for. For the first time, I felt
like someone really listened to what I wanted and gave an effort to ensure that
they really understood what I wanted.
It is not often that you find someone who can give you a stunning cut and
natural and vibrant color. You can tell that he loves his work and it shows
when you walk out of the salon with amazing hair. Today is my first day at
work and I have already had 8 people come up to me and complement my hair
and it's not even lunch time yet. My search is over; I have found a
beautiful salon and the perfect stylist!
A sandwich and espresso counter make marathon beauty sessions a breeze at this celeb-frequented Beverly Hills salon..
The salon's sleek, upscale interior suits the model types that flock to Umberto's Camden outpost for cuts, extensions and scalp treatments. Others attempting to capture that A-list look opt for facials, manicures, waxing, brow shaping and makeup application. After a day of getting pampered, clients stock up on beauty supplies from an adjacent shop that carries everything from Kiehls products to candles and curling irons.
Carl James is my stylist savior!. My hair color had always been dark brown-black. I wanted to go blonde and knew it would be hard or near impossible. I didn't want to compromise my healthy hair and I hoped Umberto would be the place where I wouldn't have to. After much consideration and reading the previous review regarding CJ, I decided to make an appointment. It was the best move I've made about my hair in years! He is an extremely talented, caring, considerate Stylist. I've gone from dark to a beautiful Honey Blonde with a great cut! I get loads of compliments and look forward to my appointments. My only regret is that I didn't meet Carl James sooner! If your looking to upgrade the way you look and feel, this is the place to go!
Carl-James Cassaday of Umberto..Best Color in town ! This guy is a TRUE designer! The most amazing Haircut that grows out better than ever!. First off this guy makes you feel relaxed and comfortable in a high end Beverly Hills Salon. Immediately he took me to his tucked away/private two seater station where he offered me refreshments and lunch from their own cafe! Cool! He gave me a thorough consultation and not ONLY asked me what i was looking for but why I landed in his chair...what was missing from my last stylist and what didn't they give me and why I left!? Which know one has done before! I have a triple process you girls know what I mean...He emphasized how he promises to give me color that grows out so well with his horseshoe highlights he will actually get longer life out of my highlights by his painting techniques. Now I am a loyal client of 4 years and very happy! Which is nothing considering he has been with the Umberto team for 17 years and is only in his mid 30's! Who knows what level this guy will go too...he caters equally with celebs and everyday people and makes me feel like the best I can be. Everyone I have sent to Carl James has left falling for this guys sweet midwestern background and his keen sense of style! His consistency keeps me coming back again and again...he is a great value and my personal treasure! His regulars call him CJ become one you won't be sorry!
Carl-James Cassaday is the best kept secret in LA. I went to no less than 5 places trying to find a colorist who could master turning my brown hair into NATURAL-looking blonde tresses. I literally tried Sally Hershberger-John Frieda, Frederic Fekkai, Jonathan, Jose Eber, and one other - I kid you not... I spent over $1500 trying to get the perfect color and no one could make me blonde without making my hair brassy or a bit orange. Finally, a good friend of mine (who has fabulous hair) recommended Carl-James at the Umberto Salon on Camden - and, I was saved. Not only did he give me the most natural blonde color ever, he gave me a cut that has gotten rave reviews (even from strangers) ever since! I have sent nearly all my friends his way and they all feel exactly the same way - CJ is a hair genius!!
Charles La Rue can hit the bottle right.. Ive had my fair share of badly botched hair-donts in this lifetime. Some places might get the color right on a good day or the cut, but seldom both. What a discovery I made a year ago to find Charles LaRue at Umberto. He has the gift of both scissors and the bottle (color bottle not alcohol). He listens, imparts good advice but ultimately does what I want. The result, I leave the chair feeling like I got the best cut ever again and again. On those days when Im doing more than a roots touch up, the full two-color process with highlights and a cut, Umbertos sandwich counter is a salvation. If theres a hair in your food, its nice to know its yours and it was colored and cut just right.
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