More hot air, less moola
We're loyal to our stylist, but sometimes we need a touch-up or blowout and can't get an appointment soon enough. Now we've got a quick and not-too-pricey way for a feel-good fix at new beauty salon Blow Angels.
This West L.A. storefront has bested its blow-dry-bar competition in three ways: First, it offers glamorous environs with Hollywood Regency decor, bamboo-print flooring, Tiffany Blue walls and regular screenings of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Second, its $26 blowouts are 30 percent cheaper than most competitors'.
And third, Blow Angels offers more than just blowouts, flat-ironing ($5 extra) and updos ($50 extra). It also offers hair coloring, using Goldwell Topchic products to give clients a little lift (root-color retouches from $35) or a head of highlights ($50 for 10 foils). And the place offers cosmetics application, too, from false eyelashes ($10) to full face ($29).
No matter what treatment you get, spring for the ten-minute scalp massage ($9). We had it between our Bumble and bumble hair wash and conditioning, and can report it's aptly named "Cloud Nine."
Blow Angels, 11659 Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-478-2569 or blowangels.com