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8113 W 3rd St (at S Crescent Heights Boulevard)
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When I am in LA, this where I go to get the type of quality that I am accustomed to, if I am in NYC the I use Salon AKS, but here on the west coast the salon has a wonderful vibe...

Worst

Ok so a few months ago I wanted to treat myself to a color and cut from a ""celebrity stylist"". Let me just say that if you find someone on City Search be certain to do your hom...

*BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS & SERVICE* 8/13/2012

I love that Alyson only uses the finest natural and organic products on the market. My hair is wavy and turns into a frizz ball if not treated correctly. She always gives me a versatile cut that's both sweet and sexy, relatively easy to manage & grows out nicely. I used to go to Sam Brocato salon in NYC which was called something else before that, (I can't remember anymore)! Pros: easy to talk to & spot-on delivery Cons: pricey addiction! more

An appreciated wifes other halfs rave 3/15/2012

When I am in LA, this where I go to get the type of quality that I am accustomed to, if I am in NYC the I use Salon AKS, but here on the west coast the salon has a wonderful vibe, with good service that can only show the quality of the staff, no putting on of aires. I appreciated the care and concern for my better half that she recieves. If she is happy the I am happy. This establishment keeps me happy, so much so that I took the time to write. I usually dont take the time, but right now I am in europe, after flying from LA, so I would like to say thanks... more

She is Amazing 1/4/2011

I grew my hair out to donate, and when it was long enough, I shopped around for the right stylist for weeks. I chose Alyson because of the many positive reviews and the before/after pictures on her website. I have had many horrible salon experiences before and I was terrified of another one. I spoke to her on the phone before scheduling an appointment and she answered all of my questions professionally, calmly and patiently. She lived up to her reputation and beyond! The cut is amazing and she spends time talking to you and asking what you are looking for in a haircut/style. She cuts exactly what you want! She also uses products without sulfates (and gives a great scalp massage during the shampoo). In summary - she is fantastic - if you are nervous or hesitant, just give her a call and she will answer all of your questions. Enjoy your future fantastic haircut!! more

Best hair cut in town 10/16/2010

When it comes to hair, Alyson is an artist!!!!! I have never seen anyone cut hair with such attention to detail as Alyson does. Not only is the cut amazing, but it grows out beautifully too. the cut lasts and lasts. I have worn my hair long for 20 years, and Alyson is the only person that I'll let come near me with scissors... This Girl ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! Now go get a haircut ! more

BEST HAIRCUT EVER 10/15/2010

Alyson has been cutting my hair for about 3 years now and I will never ever go to anyone else again. I have naturally curly hair and had nothing but bad experiences at salons. I found Alyson online when I searched ""curly haircut los angeles"". Her haircuts are amazing. She is very detail oriented, takes the time to listen to you, and gosh, I just don't know of a better stylist! The first cut she gave me was a graduated bob. I didn't know curly-haired people could get such a cute bob! All the haircuts since then have been amazing. I just love her! She was so nice on the phone when I first called her, and is always very kind, professional. I recently even called her on advice about getting a Brazilian Blowout hair straightening. She took the time to give me advice on how I should look for a stylist, and even explained to me the technical aspects of the product/process. I have straight hair now after the Brazilian Blowout, and still don't want anyone else to cut my hair except Alyson. I am so thankful that I met Alyson - Love Love Love! more

Relief 8/27/2010

Well, I?m now a reformed, hairdresser lover? I?ve been to see Alyson this week and I cannot express my gratitude enough for this superb artist. I?m a new arrival to LA and had several trepidations regarding my first trip to a local hairdresser, erroneously assuming I?d be subjected to a pretentious and vacuous environment, and leave feeling like I?d been robbed of a month?s grocery money. Pre-Alyson, I had pretty bad hair, and I?d been dreading the embarrassment of having to explain the strange, cost-cutting transformations it had been through (drug store hair colour is the devil). After a long phone conversation with Alyson and then a free, lengthy in-salon consultation (I like to repeat questions, but in slightly different ways), I decided to book with her for the big day. It just felt right and my vision became her vision, but an enhanced and more technical one. On the day, I turned up in my gym gear, flip flops and a nervous smile on my face and let Alyson work her magic. As alluded to above, my hair was like a treasure trove of colour and, in terms of the cut, had fallen victim to my student budget and a former stylist who didn?t speak much english. Were I to hazard a guess, I?d speculate that this ex stylist of mine failed school geometry. After my amazing cut, Alyson carefully laid out a mini-apothecary of natural hair-colours and even ran back for more when she uncovered hidden gems of colour deep within the thickets of hair. Each section received personal attention. In fact, she even got me to come back again so that she could make what was already perfect somehow even better. Her endurance level and patience are phenomenal. Alyson?s main concern was to not take the lengths of my hair lighter than she?d need to in order to get rid of the blackness and match it to a shade slightly lighter than my naturally-light brown roots (to get that sun-kissed look). Most salons would bleach the life out of hair in this situation and destroy it in the process. Not Alyson. Alyson reassured me throughout, showing more gentleness and patience that one would normally receive peri-operatively. I didn?t feel embarrassed or judged at all! Time with her has an almost ethereal feel to it; her spirituality, knowledge and dedication to her craft is awe-inspiring. As for the products she uses, you may have noticed, fellow converts, that she takes an armful of beautifully-labelled bottles over to the sink? These natural alternatives--along with her hair colours and styling products--are lovingly selected for us, her lucky few. Alyson, you are a sweetheart and a true artist. For the first time in years, my hair is a feature for me to enjoy; it has life and energy! My hair and husband thank you, as do I! more

Alyson Powell gives a great cut 8/2/2010

Alyson gives a wonderful haircut. She considers your shape face, head shape and texture of hair into consideration for each person. For women, Alyson focuses on giving a cut, which will be pretty and soft, to compliment you. She has been cutting my husbands hair for years, and he will not go to anyone else. Alyson is incredibly nice, and there is not a phoniness or snobbiness to her, which is refreshing. She is very holistic and into using all natural products. Alyson, also, has been cutting hair for years, and experience is an important quality in a hairdresser. Pros: Can do many different style cuts very well. Cons: She gets busy, so book an appointment in advance. more

Terrible Haircut 7/29/2010

I have never written a review but my experience was such that I feel compelled to do so. I did a lot of research and based on all of the positive reviews, decided to try Alyson. We spoke at length prior to my appt. I came in with pictures of how I wanted my hair to be cut and discussed it and the color I wanted at length. Bottom line - the worst short haircut I have ever had. The original appointment ran almost 7 hours, the color was not what I had asked for and the cut was worse. To her credit, Alyson told me she would correct the color and I came in the following day and left happier with the color. I have short hair. You can not hide mistakes or a bad cut when your hairstyle is short. It will take me a good 8 weeks for parts of my hair to get long enough to be reshaped. Bottom line - approximately 10 hours over two days - lovely person, selectively listens and I would never recommend her for short hair cuts Pros: Lovely person, lovely salon Cons: hears but does not listen more

Alyson Powell Hair 7/19/2010

I have been going to Alyson for my cuts for more than five years and she has always done a fabulous job. I should first mention that she is extremely skilled at what she does. I have lived in LA all my life and have tried countless stylists. Alyson is the best that I have encountered. But on top of that, what really makes Alyson special is that she really takes the time to listen to what you want, and will also offer her expertise to ensure that you get the best cut. I'm really picky about my bangs, and Alyson is always very patient with me when I explain exactly what I want. People often tell me that they love my haircut, and I owe it all to Alyson! Pros: Best cut in town Cons: None! more

Great Person, Horrible Haircut... 7/9/2010

I usually do not write reviews, but my experience here influenced me to. Alyson is a great individual and very positive person to be around so i do feel awful about writing a bad review about her, but my rate is based on her work only! When i spoke to her and told her how i wanted my hair cut, she informed me about how she was talented and worked well with all hair types and knew exactly what i wanted. When i went into the salon, she was pointing out all of the defaults in my hair and i actually felt comfortable with her. When she started cutting i started getting nervous.... she was trying to promote her business and had even said that she was trying to get the bad reviews from citysearch off bc she was convinced they were by her enemies.. not cool... that scared me tad.. it had me ? the reviews and wondering if they were reliable.... well alyson had no clue how to style my hair.. i looked better walking in than what i did walking about.. i thought it was supposed to be the other way around.. especially is your paying $95! i felt like a bum when i left the salon, not to mention i looked like one.. my hair was styled sooo funky... she said her cuts were well known to grow out well... wrong!!! a month later my hair was going insane beacuse the layers were soooo messed up.. i could not stand my hair.. and what was worse was that she wiped me out of my haircut funds for the next 3 months... not cool.... i ended up having a friend who is a stylist fix my hair.. he was amazed at how damaged my hair was... and especially how bad the cut was... the layers were soo uneven... i was sooo disapointed with this experience.. and i even gave her the benefit of the doubt that the cut would grow out well when i walked out of the salon with my head down, feeling bad.... sorry to say, but this was by far the worst hair cut that i have ever had... Pros: nice person Cons: parking and horrible work more

I LOVE MY HAIR! 6/29/2010

One of my biggest fears in recently making the move from NYC to LA was finding a fabulous, trusted stylist with non-astronomical fees. First in Boston and, later, in New York City, I went to nationally-acclaimed colorists as well as to very skillful stylists who specialized in cutting hair. With fingers crossed, I found Alyson on CitySearch and went to her for both highlights and a cut. Happily, I am now thrilled to join the outpouring of much-deserved accolades for Alyson! My hair has honestly never looked better - shiny, healthy, and with great movement. I absolutely love it and have received innumerable compliments. Not only is Alyson a fabulous stylist (i.e., possessing skillful technique as well as artistry), but she is also an incredibly kind, caring, and life-affirming human being. Although I have never posted anything on CitySearch before, I wanted others to share my good fortune in finding her. more

Expert With Curly Hair! 6/16/2010

I have been seeing Alyson for 4+ years now. She is the only person I will let cut my curly locks! If you have curly hair, you know how difficult it is to find a cut & style that works with stubborn curls. Alyson is an expert at taming the beast. At the beginning of every visit we have a detailed conversation about my expectations. She studies my hair, asks what I want done, offers suggestions and confirms the length that I want. Alyson then takes the time to systematically cut my hair until it is perfect - no shortcuts or rushed visits! I continue to see Alyson because she's professional, a great stylist, uses eco-friendly products and is a sweet and genuine person. I highly recommend her. Then you will have happy hair like me! Pros: Professional, understands curly hair, eco-friendly products more

Alyson Powell Hair 6/6/2010

Alyson Powell is a phenomenal colorist, she has impeccable attention to detail - resulting in the most natural blonde highlights I've ever had. I've seen Alyson for 9 months now, and at my last appointment in March she used eco-friendly green dye that left my hair as healthy as ever. There was no compromise in the quality of highlights, they're still as natural yet noticeable as ever - but I've also noticed a difference in the health and texture of my hair since. It doesn't feel colored, it feels as healthy as when I've gone without color of any kind for a year and a half. The products smelled great without all the chemicals highlights typically come with... and the end result is fantastic. Alyson is the best blonde colorist I've had, her using environmentally friendly green products is an added benefit for my scalp and hair - not to mention our earth. I highly recommend her! Pros: Fantastic eco-friendly green natural blonde highlights more

THE BEST HIGHLIGHTS EVER!!!!! 3/15/2010

Alyson spent almost a half hour with me for a consultation and that was not even on the day of my appointment. She took her time finding the right colors for my skin and hair and blended two beautifully complementary colors to make my hair look natural. Pros: Alyson uses green products more

Best Haircut I've Ever Had 11/30/2009

I've been Alyson's client for years and intend to stay so. I've regretted any time I've been forced to go elsewhere for a haircut. Not just for women, Alyson delivers highly professional and stylish haircuts for men, too. Pros: Conscientious, skillful Cons: She's in LA, and I'm not more

My Cut EXCEEDED all my expectations 10/30/2009

It had been years since I allowed any curly hair specialist to cut my hair. I had been used to crying after haircuts even from some of the top stylists in town, but this was a completely new wonderful experience. Alyson spent a generous amount of time asking questions about what I wanted and worked in such a detailed way that resulted in my cut Exceeding all my expectations:) I highly recommend her to anyone. I also was grateful to learn about all kinds of interesting ways to help my health as she has a wealth of information to share. Thanks Alyson! Pros: Attention to detail and Informative more

Perfectionist! 6/21/2009

Alyson is very meticulous and thorough! I have never been to a stylist that took the time and effort that she had with me. She made each strand perfect (my hair color is so natural)- it's unbelievable! I get stopped all the time by women whod ask me who I go to for my highlights. I think I've found several new clients for her already! :) On top of all this, Alyson is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met. Alyson is so kick back and the conversation was so easy. She's not like most Hollywood stylist who act like they're God's gift to hair! I had a great time with her, so now I not only have a new hairdresser, but a new friend. Thanks, Alyson. Let's have lunch soon, girl! Call me when you're free! Pros: Best highlights in the universe! more

AMAZING CUT....best experience in LA yet!!! 11/25/2008

I was hesitant at first because of the multitude of overpriced ""celebrity"" stylists this city has to offer, but my search is now over...Allyson Powell is great. Great cut, beautiful salon, I feel great about it (expecially after a string of expensive blunders) beautiful lady, and after loggin on here, i see why she won those awards the last two years 5 stars!!!! Pros: Quality, atmosphere Cons: parking can be tough, but they have some space in the back more

highlights 9/25/2008

amazing highlights, all the way to the root! is very meticulous!!! i highly recommend her especially if you have really thick hair more

Alyson is absolutely AMAZING! 7/31/2008

Alyson provided me with hands down the best hair cut experience of my life and I can't wait to go back! I came across Alyson's services while searching for a curly hair specialist and was impressed by her wonderful reviews. She gave me a thorough consultation and such an amazing cut that I could not believe that my hair could look so amazing. The shape of my hair is now so much more complementary to my face and personal style. My curls look so healthy, bouncy and happy under Alyson's care. She took her time to do her best work , while so many other hair stylists give a bad cut because they don't really know how to cut curly hair and rush through to get to the next patient. The before and after was so impressive that we took some photos for her website. Alyson is such a nice, warm, sincere person to boot. Thank you Alyson and I hope to see you again soon! Pros: Everything: Alyson, the salon, the entire experience was fabulous Cons: A little pricy, but worth every penny more
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Owner Message

  • Alyson Powell is an award-winning stylist and artistic director educating and mentoring fellow hairstylists. Alyson is a Vidal Sassoon-trained Master Haircutter. She also has vast knowledge and experience with being a green, natural organic product researcher...

Editorial

  • In Short
    Renowned for being down-to-earth, professional and always willing to consult with clients, Allyson Powell has gained a loyal following with both celebrities and regular Angelenos...

  • 9/17/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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    Mon.- Sun. by appointment
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    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Beverly Center

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