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Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon)

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350 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson J Salon (formerly Estetica Salon) - Beverly Hills, CA

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I am a man. I got my hair straighten and cut , I was there for about 3 hours. they kept offering me drinks which was very nice. I got good price, good looking hair and that is al...

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Corey is wonderful. But my experience with straightening has been awful. The first time I was told by the owner after having it done on a Saturday I could wash it Monday. It was s...

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/15/2013

My first time at Nelson J and this will be my LAST! I feel totally robbed from this company. They wasted my time and colored my hair a color I disliked and charged me extra to have it fixed. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE- DO NOT GO TO THIS SALON!\r \r I asked for my roots to be matched to my current hair color but open for ideas. I had to be at a meeting at 1PM and made it clear I needed to leave by 12:30PM at the latest. My hair dresser, without discussing with me what he was doing and how much it would cost, decided to strip the dark brown from my hair. Before I know it my hair is ORANGE and I have to leave for a business meeting. There was NO way he would finish my hair in time. I ended up leaving with ORANGE hair to this meeting. As embarrassing as that was it only got worse. \r \r I was shocked and unpleased to have orange hair and didn't think it could be recovered. He finally dyed it and the color was way too light. I went from a level 1 to a lever 4 or 3! I never told my hair dresser I wanted to be this light! I asked him to dye it again and he did. I tried to be open minded to the change even though I wanted to cry.\r \r The real problem is when I discovered how much the cost was. Total was $450 but decided to give me a discount for having me there for so long. I was there for 9 hours!!!!!!!\r \r I ended up paying $340. I was DEEPLY annoyed that the majority of my hair cost was due to striping the dark brown from my hair, something I NEVER wanted. I was also told they charged me more to re-dye my hair even though I wasn't happy with it.\r \r I felt robbed and lied too. I left crying and upset. I would never recommend this place. Its full of people that want to make a quick buck and don't personally care about their clients. more

Disgusted 1/18/2012

Corey is wonderful. But my experience with straightening has been awful. The first time I was told by the owner after having it done on a Saturday I could wash it Monday. It was suppose to be 72 hours. So the straightening failed because of inaccurate directions. This was October 2011 On November 2011, they did another straightening (free) over it because I still have half curly/half straight hair. Wasted 3 hours in the salon and it still didn't work. Hair damaged. January 2012 had the first straightening done again. It was not until I left that I was told the price had increased by $50.00. Terrible customer service. My hair is damaged and dried out. I look like I have a straightened afro. AS much as I love my hairdresser, I realized I was angry also about the color that she said wouldn't last. They can use color to neutralize the straightener. I would rather have no color and come back then pay. It has to be neutralized anyway why make me pay for the color that won't last? Disgusted. On a side note they keep deleting this complaint on their facebook page. You think some one would contact me directly. I have been a good client, paid them well and referred clients. Shame on them more

I LOVE SANDRA and ALMOST EVERYONE !!!!!! 11/28/2011

Sandra I is my stylist at nelson j salon for almost a year. She really takes time on me. My hair always come out very nice. Everyone in the salon is very nice and caring. I strongly recommend Sandra and nelson j salon for your hair. The only one thing nelson needs to improve is the make up lady in the back that I forgot her name. Sandra told me that she is very good and try to introduce me to her but she seems not that friendly. I didn't feel comfortable so I didn't make my eyebrow appointment but I will still go there for my hair. Hope this help. more

Damaged Hair 10/15/2011

Corey is wonderful. But my experience with straightening has been awful. The first time I was told by the owner after having it done on a Saturday I could wash it Monday. It was suppose to be 72 hours. So the straightening failed because of inaccurate directions. This was October 2011 On November 2011, they did another straightening (free) over it because I still have half curly/half straight hair. Wasted 3 hours in the salon and it still didn't work. Hair damaged. January 2012 had the first straightening done again. It was not until I left that I was told the price had increased by $50.00. Terrible customer service. My hair is damaged and dried out. I look like I have a straightened afro. AS much as I love my hairdresser, I realized I was angry also about the color that she said wouldn't last. They can use color to neutralize the straightener. I would rather have no color and come back then pay. It has to be neutralized anyway why make me pay for the color that won't last? Disgusted. On a side note they keep deleting this complaint on their facebook page. You think some one would contact me directly. I have been a good client, paid them well and referred clients. Shame on them more

Incredible Service 7/12/2011

From the reception desk to the stylists, everyone there is professional and friendly. You won't find anyone with attitude here, just great, smart people who know what they're doing. more

good 1/2/2011

I had a Lifebooker Loot for a color gloss, haircut and blowdry ($190 value) that I purchased for $47. I am a full time student and especially in this economy, every penny counts for me so I usually go to places like Fantastic Sam?s in Brentwood ($35) or Freddy & Liana?s in Westwood ($20), which is not bad, but I decided to give myself a treat for once and try some place like Nelson?s. I went in 2 weeks ago on a Tuesday afternoon and Nelson was my stylist. Everyone there was really nice and kept offering me something to drink. I liked the interior designing of the whole place and it also seemed very clean. I wanted a trim to get rid of some damage/split ends and wanted long layers. I started off with getting my hair washed, then the color gloss treatment which took 30 minutes while I sat under the hair heater (not sure what it?s called), then a blowdry and cut. On my coupon it stated: ?tip is not included, kindly tip 15-20% of the original price ($190) for good service.? Which would be $28-38 just for tip alone. If I saw that before I probably wouldn?t have bought it because I would have to spend at least $75 which is nearly 3 times the amount I spend on my haircuts. Overall, I had a good experience and my cut is nice. Also, I really liked the color gloss because it did make my hair shinier but I wouldn?t be getting it again (unless it was really cheap) because I don?t really need it. I feel bad not giving a full 5 stars but I took off 2 stars simply because of the high prices. Although I got a good deal I don?t think I would spend the $70 again because it is too much money for me and my $20 haircuts will suffice. I hope this review was helpful. P.S. There was a lady sitting next to me who said that she?s been coming to Nelson?s for 12 years and they?re the best at hair coloring. So if you?re someone who?s looking for hair coloring and can afford it, give Nelson?s a try. more

My hair is good but service is ok 5/26/2010

I went to nelson j the first time from reading many great reviews. My hair came out good but what bother me the most is all the staff is on the phone texting and reading magazine. I felt they don't pay attension to their customers. I see staff would be on the phone texting and saying bye to the customer. That is kind of service at nelson j. Pros: good skill and nice salon Cons: poor customer service more

loved it 12/30/2009

I am a man. I got my hair straighten and cut , I was there for about 3 hours. they kept offering me drinks which was very nice. I got good price, good looking hair and that is all I needed. go there, make your point, you will get it and you should leave happy. Pros: friendly and nice Cons: non more

My Hair is Perfect!!!! 11/16/2009

I am very crazy for my blond hair. It has to be a perfect tone - no brass. I love what Sara did for me. Product she use is very natural no smell. My hair is so perfect. Love it. Everyone in the salon is very nice and they really care of thier customer. Thank you Pros: Extremely Talented Cons: nothing more

Nelson J Salon hairstylists really know what they're doing. 11/2/2009

I have been dying my hair blond at Nelson J Salon for almost a year. I always book my appointment with Sara because I LOVE the way my hair turns out. I am supposed to go back to brunette by New Years but I am having such a hard time parting with the blond lol! We'll see what happens but either way Sara at Nelson J Salon will be the one I trust with my hair. Pros: I have a busy schedule and they booked me on many a Sunday! Cons: Parking can be tough on weekdays. more

IF YOU WANT A GREAT HAIR... YOU SHOULD GO TO NELSON 10/30/2009

I'm not really big on writing reviews but I took the time to write about NELSON J SALON as I want everybody to know what a wonderful experience I had at this salon. Everybody was nice and very friendly, Nelson even took the time to check my hair and advise his stylist, Ray , what kind of straightening I need. The house straightening was AWESOME. My hair turned out beautiful. Plus it looks so healthy. Ray was so nice and he gave me the best hair cut ever. Everybody was commenting on it. I have never been so happy with my hair. Pros: friendly staff, talented stylists Cons: NONE. more

I am a big friend of this place 10/15/2009

Nelson came highly recommended through a friend of mine who's hair was also very damaged. I've been seeing Nelson for over a year now and my hair has never been healthier. I get complements all the time, because Nelson is sort of like an artist when it comes to matching the colors. He also ""paints"" the highlights which I love..so they look very natural. By Izabella Mikolajczak? Pros: VERY PROFESSIONAL, TALENTED STAFF more

Miwa Rocks with the Brazilian treatment 10/15/2009

I came in feeling like my frizzy hair was a wreck. I am usually nervous with what people do to my hair. But Miwa was very friendly and and made me feel comfortable. After around 2 hours I walked out with shiny straight hair, and I loved it!!! She is amazing and worth every penny. Pros: Friendly Staff, Professional service Cons: Parking was hard to find more

5 star salon! 10/14/2009

Nelson and his salon are really fun and do a great job. I love that they use natural hair coloring products and are a ""green"" studio. I have been to many places over the year an keep coming back to Nelson J because I rely on his salon to take care of my needs. Please check them out! They offer great discounts for 1st time clients and look for their weekly specials on last minute appointments more

Sylvia is hair straightening god 10/12/2009

I have been to countless hair salon over the years from the ""valley"" to the westside and nobody I went to could nail the blonde color I always dreamed of having. The hair straightening specialist always ended up looking too damage or too flat, and never look natural and healthy. It was frustrating and very expensive and I started to give up hope until I came across the name Nelson j salon while searching the internet for an expert for straightening. It was very impressive that a major magazine nominated him as a top hair straightening salon and after reading more about reviews, skills and experience , I was so excited and booked an appointment immediately. Sylvia at nelson j ended up being the best hair straightening expert that I have ever had and gave me the EXACT what I wanted. She corrected past damage with some amazing treatments and my hair looks like the kind of hair that you see on models in magazines! For the first time in my life I have been stopped by strangers who want to know where I get my hair done and I feel so excited to refer them to Nelson j. Pros: Very detail and professional Cons: Little hidden more

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE 10/12/2009

SARA is the BEST Color Specicalist. She rescued my hair. I have very damage hair from japanese straightening and she highlighted my hair using speical natural hair lift by Aveda and my hair is sooo beautiful and she even fix the condition of my hair. Everyone is the salon really care and I can't believe I got a follow up call from them to make sure my hair is good. I love sara and nelson j salon. I will go back again and again. I final found the salon that I can really trust. Next time I will try the keratin straightening there which is suppose to be better than the japanese I have got. I will let everyone know about the result. Thank you everyone at nelson j. Pros: VERY NICE PEOPLE Cons: nothing more

Do NOT go here for Blonde Highlight 9/15/2009

Staff here is very friendly but unfortunately I received the worst blonde highlight I have had since moving to LA a year ago. The entire time I was in the salon, every client (including staff) had jet black hair so that is probably their specialty. I have natural blonde hair and went it for a touch up of my dimmed roots in the front and brought in pictures of the color I wanted just in case there was confusion. Despite telling me she understood exactly what I wanted, my stylist used a technique I told her would not work on my hair (and shocker, it didn't - she had to re-do it) and gave me a yellow (!) highlight that was the most unnatural color I have ever seen. I immediately expressed my concern and the owner came over and started putting treatment on my hair. When I asked him what he was doing, he told me he was putting lowlights in my hair (w/o ever asking me what I wanted - I have never had lowlights in my life and didn't want them!!). This made the color even worse. Finally after 3+ hours, I had to leave. I came back in a second time to have the color corrected and the highlight completed since she missed a chunk at the peak of my forehead (!) during the first highlight attempt. The owner, once again, came over and told me it looked really great - he never bothered to ask me what I thought and it was my hair that had been so badly messed up. When I arrived home and looked at my hair in natural light, I noticed she had missed the same section entirely and the color was no better the second time around. Nothing was ever corrected and that front section was still a different color than the other highlight - could not believe the incompetence. Needless to say, will never go back. I had to go to another salon to have the color fixed and the front section highlighted. BLONDES BEWARE of this place!! Sadly, being new to LA, I discovered this salon on Citysearch. When I went back and re-read the reviews it was clear that the same person wrote the 5 star reviews. It's sad that the salon feels the need to do this - the whole purpose of the review system is for customers to evaluate the salon honestly so potential customers can make an educated decision about where to go. I hope the salon better trains its colorists and stops writing their own reviews. Pros: Poorly skilled blonde colorists Cons: Friendly Staff, Pricing more

really great and very nice people 9/4/2009

I went to the Nelson J salon because my hair was frizzy and I needed to have it colored too. I wanted to try a straightening treatment. Anyway, my hair turned out really pretty, both the color and the texture was the best it has ever been. After the straightening treatment I actually liked my hair for the first time ever, even without blowdrying. This is a really great salon with very talented people who are also humble and kind. I highly recommend it. Pros: great work, nice people, nice place more

The only place to go 7/21/2009

I first went to Nelson J a month after I had gotten my blonde hair died brunette at my old salon... My family hated it, so I looked for a salon that specialized in color correction. I was there for 5 hours but I had the color washed out, my hair died blonde, shampooed twice, and I got a trim- it was worth it. Not only did Ray make my hair blonde again, but he also created the best shade of blonde I have ever been (much prettier then my natural dirty blonde color!) He made the perfect color for my complexion. My hair wasn't damaged at all after, and my roots didn't grow out for 2 whole months. I only go to Nelson J now. Pros: Best cut and color I have ever received. Cons: It takes a while, and it's expensive.. more

best hair straightening treatment 6/2/2009

I went to Nelson J to get my hair straightend and it looks great! Sylvia did it, even though I have really curly think hair, she was able to do a fabulous job. I luv my straight hair! more
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Editorial

  • Premier colorist turns heads with trendy looks and personal makeovers in his upscale, modern salon.

  • 4/16/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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    Beverly Hills

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