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Hey DemoSeal While we are sorry that you did not have a good experience, your review is disingenuous or false. As you know, we've spoken on several occasions. After the last ...

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My hair cut was decent, not worth the price, but not bad. However, the service and employees were atrocious. The receptionist lacks people skills and basic problem solving skill...

In Support of Leslie - Scott E/Demo Seal is Lying 11/28/2010

Hey DemoSeal While we are sorry that you did not have a good experience, your review is disingenuous or false. As you know, we've spoken on several occasions. After the last incident when you were rude to our front desk person because she informed you that Leslie was with clients and could not come to the phone to help you style your hair. In speaking with Leslie, she told us that you kept insulting her. Her neighbor in the salon is our coordinator who confirmed Leslie's experience. When we spoke with you, you told us that you really enjoyed Leslie, that you wanted to stay with Leslie and that you realize that you can be very demanding which people take as abrupt. In that conversation we suggested that perhaps another salon might be best. You asked us to reconsider and that if Leslie was still uncomfortable, then you would respect our decision. After your last visit, Leslie informed me that working with you was just as unpleasant and that you essentially make her feel badly. We do not tolerate that. We informed you, when you called to schedule an appointment, that we were returning to our original assertion, recommending that you visit another salon. Your reply via email ended as follows: "I'm going to trash Leslie and Studio DNA to everyone I know and I'm going to post negative reviews on every site I can find: yelp, google, city search, etc. Not just one either. I'm going to continue posting until I get bored or until I feel better, whichever comes first. Leslie gives a good haircut but needs to check the attitude and ego. And you should pay more attention to how your clients are treated. Leslie may pay for her chair, but your brand name is still attached to her actions. Best of luck and I'll see you on the review pages." Since your review states that we were horrible on every possible front - I am not sure why you continue to care why we would not keep you as a client. It seems to me that Leslie assertions are indeed correct. more

TERRIBLE - WOULD NEVER GO AGAIN 11/28/2010

My hair cut was decent, not worth the price, but not bad. However, the service and employees were atrocious. The receptionist lacks people skills and basic problem solving skills, making it very hard to communicate with her effectively. My stylist, LESLIE, was rude and beyond arrogant. In fact other than celebrities I've worked with, I've never met someone who has such an inflated ego about what she does. It made the entire experience miserable and I only got a mediocre cut to boot. Would never go back and would never suggest to anyone. EVER. more

BRENDAN PADILLA is our top choice. 7/13/2008

I live on Long Island but my family and I make occasional trips to the L.A. area, and on every visit try to arrange a styling with BRENDAN PADILLA. He does my hair, my wife's, my adult children's, and two grand children's. He gives excellent advice in considering alternate styling, relates well to males and females, oldsters, young adults and young children alike, works quickly and skillfully, and none of us have failed to be delighted with the final result. He's interesting and personable without being fawning or intrusive. Pros: Good advice, extremely skillful and artistic stylist, personable and interesting, relaxed but efficient. Cons: None of which I am aware. more

Best stylist, bar none 3/8/2008

If you're reading this, you were in my position: searching for a stylist, not wanting another uninspired cut and not knowing where to go. Stop Searching, Call Brendan. I didn't know him or L Salon other than they were close to me, but I read the reviews and decided to go for it: I couldn't be more happy. I was ready for a cut from long hair to short, and Brendan worked with me until I was completely comfortable with where we were going. AND I GOT THE BEST STYLE EVER! It's literally a style that you can get up in the morning, run your fingers through it, and go. Plus, it's an actual STYLE, not just a cut. I get so many compliments, and I feel great. Trust Brendan. I have found my stylist, and I'm not looking back. Brendan, thank you, you're a dear. Pros: Brendan has natural talent, and cares about how you feel walking out. more

Everyone was raving about my hair 3/3/2008

Stylist Wendy Lallas cut and colored my hair for my next day baby shower. Everyone loved it! People commented on it all day. She cut my hair in a style that was so cute and intuitively framed my face in the best way possible (and with all the extras of pregnancy, this was quite a feat!). I had to drive over 35 miles to get to her and it was well worth it! Pros: up to date looks and style, great color! Cons: far drive (for me) more

BEST HAIRSTYLIST / COLORIST EVER! 11/6/2007

Brendan Padilla has been my hair stylist for almost ten years. I had been searching far and wide for someone that was intuitive and a genius with hair...difficult combo to find. I happened across him as a walk-in after jumping around from recommendation to recommendation...always feeling lost. Brendan got me immediately. I literally will sit in his chair and say "do what you want" and he will always make it genius. He's a phenomenal colorist and his cuts are gorgeous and grow out so well. I ALWAYS get multiple compliments from people when I do something different with Brendan. Recently he did something drastic...did an amazing red that went to black at the tips which has garnered me so many compliments I should really start carrying his cards on me. I was just in NY and a colorist actually sat there and EXAMINED my hair thoroughly, trying to see what exactly my Brendan had done...he was amazed and decided it was important to study my hair. Even tonight...I went for sushi, and the person 2 seats down from me at the sushi bar had to stop and say that he LOVED my hair color...that it was phenomenal. Need I say more. This one is for life. I will never cheat on Brendan as long as he decides to do hair. He is the best, and damnit, I deserve the best. Pros: Brendan Padilla is the best...I will let him do anything he wants to my hair. Ultimate trust. Cons: Hmmm... can't think of any at the moment. more

Lisa is the best stylist in all of Los Angeles! 11/3/2007

Lisa has been cutting my hair for 10 years and alway does a great job. She is friendly and funny and makes a great cup of coffee. I would recommend Lisa and L Salon to anyone who is looking for a new stylist or salon. Just don't let Lisa wash your hair herself, if you want to stay dry! Pros: Lisa is the best! Cons: None more

great salon/great stylists 10/20/2007

i can't say enough about l salon and lisa (she cuts/colors my hair and is amazing). the salon has great energy--no pressure to buy products, no attitude, staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable, and the place is immaculate. but none of that would matter if you didn't like how your hair looked when you walked out the door (or until you got it cut/colored again). you'll always like how your hair looks! i haven't ever left without being completely happy and totally satisfied. lisa is magic--don't know how she does it, but she gets the color perfect ever time and has somehow managed to cut it so that it looks thicker and fuller than it really is. plus, she's great to hang out with (nothing worse than having a stylist who you don't particularly care about or don't want to talk to---but that is so not lisa!). i could go on and on but you really need to see for yourself. you'll be glad you did and you won't be going anywhere else anymore. really Pros: appointments are scheduled at your convenience Cons: haven't found any more

no more bad hair days, ever 10/20/2007

if you hate your hair, you've gotta go to l salon--you'll never hate it again. elle has been coloring/cutting it for years and i wouldn't go anywhere else. and that's saying a lot because i used to change stylists all the time--it seemed like i would get a few great haircuts but after a few months of greatness, it would never happen again. not with elle, tho--it's always good and she's amazing with color. try her once and you're hooked for life! more

Great Hair Cut 9/23/2007

I have been going to see Jessica Stein ever since she graduated from Paul Mitchell Hair Salon in San Diego. And since she has moved to L Salon I now make the commute from Long Beach just so she can do my hair. I trust her with my hair and she is always up to date with the styles that I am looking for. She is highly educated in her field and always makes me feel welcome. I recommend her to all of my friends and co-workers. Pros: Friendly, knowledgable staff. Clean enviroment. Cons: Parking more

Brenden Padilla: Hair Messiah 9/21/2007

Its all about Brenden Padilla. I've been seeing him for a little under 7 years and he never fails me. His cuts can last as long as three months and still stay stylish. He uses only scissors - never clippers - and he really factors every single piece of hair into the overall cut. I watched him work out in his head exactly how he'd cut a specific look into my hair, and, after showing him a picture of what I wanted, and after cutting the exact style into my hair, and after realizing that I wasn't going to be able to pull the look off and freaking out, he called me back to his chair, put his big calm hands on my shoulders, asked me exactly what I didn't like. I told him, and he fixed it. He's a hair messiah. I'll never trust another stylist to cut my hair. more

Best Hair cuts in Los Angeles 9/20/2007

Brendan Padilla in my opinion is one of the best hair dressers in Los Angeles. I've been going to Brendan for years and have never once disliked my hair cut. The man knows what his doing. I remember one time i forget he was going on vacation, and i was in need of a hair cut and had no choice but to go to someone else... Big Mistake! I actually had to wear a hat for a week. Brendan Padilla hands down is the man to see for any issues you might have with your hair. more

Jessica- The Go To Girl for all of your Salon needs. 9/19/2007

I love my stylist Jessica- she is efficient, creative, and a true artist. Jessica has done wonders with my thick wavy hair- She has taken it from dull brown to creamy butter blond (or as she calls it "bling bling blond") and cut it in a way that allows it to be it's curly self on the days that I don't feel like blow-drying, or sleek and straight on the days that I do. I have been to a lot of stylists that don't listen to what I want, and just do what they think will look best- or try and go for something more trendy, and I always left feeling unhappy with the haircut- and the stylist. That doesn't happen with Jess, she listens to your needs (ie. I want less weight, but the same length) and creates the exact cut that flatters and delivers (ie. long, and light). Jess is great. She's been doing my hair for a while now, and I can't imagine letting anyone touch it with a ten foot pole! Pros: Reasonable, efficient, relaxing Cons: If there is one, I can't find it.... more

Jessica Stein Styles you up ready to recieve a Grammy! 9/19/2007

This is the first time I submitted a review to tell the world about my hair but I couldn't refuse! One word describes my experience at L Salon. FANTASTIC. I passed by the salon with my girlfriend and she looked at my hair and said "Go In" you are need. I was so lucky to have met Jessica Stein, who was to my avaiable. She transformed my unstyled head of weeds into a great up to date look. It was unbelievable. I work in the entertainment industry and been to top stylists all over the world and she ranks right with them. She is not just a stylist but an artist. My g/f was so impressed she made an appointment and came back looking totally hot with her new look. I referred my friends to her and we all love the attention we get from her work. So here is gift to you people out there... if you need a cut and want to be transformed visit Jessica over at the salon. You will see what I mean! Bud Pros: She knows what she's doin and is an artist not a haircutter Cons: My hair doesn't grow fast enough to go more often more

Finally! A dream haircut 9/4/2007

My fine, thin, wavy, even potentially curly, hair has been a struggle to get cut in a flattering way. In fact, even though I'd found another expensive hair salon specializing in curly hair, I wasn't completely happy. But, after Brendan Padilla cut my hair recently, I was FINALLY thrilled with my haircut. I know it's hard to believe, but at the age of 38, I've finally gotten a sophisticated but casual cut that flatters my head shape and fits my hair curl and texture perfectly. Brendan is one talented artist who has found his calling. And, he's gentle, funny, and pleasant to chat with, to boot. more

Tina is a master colorist 8/29/2007

A friend tipped me off to L Salon almost 10 years ago and I have been a devoted customer ever since. Nobody does color and cuts like Tina...believe me I made a big mistake in trying a few other places that were VERY expensive. L Salon has a welcoming, fun, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended! This is coming from someone who doesn't really have great hair, but everyone THINKS I do! Pros: Color specialists, Thursday night cocktails for clients Cons: parking is tough in the area but that's not their fault more

Great hair! 8/27/2007

I spent a year and a half looking for Reg. I moved from NYC and tried 3 other salons. A woman whose haircut I liked referred me to Reg but with the caviat that Reg is opinated. Wonderful. I like someone who knows what they're doing and I expect them to have an opinion. And Reg does. She's nicely opinionated. For the past two years, I've had great haircuts, great color, and accommodating appointments. L Salon has a warm, welcoming, and current style -- none of the silly pretentious attitude that some NYC and LA salons have. Pros: Creative, individual looks. Flexible, on-time appointments - no waiting, no dragging on. more

Wouldn't go anywhere else in LA 8/10/2007

I have been going to Lisa for 6 years with the exception of having to move temporarily. My hair just wasn't the same during that dreadful time away from Lisa at L Salon! The main reason I love having my hair done there is because Lisa LISTENS to what you want but can also provide expert advice when necessary. I have never walked away unhappy. Everyone is friendly, the ambience is comfortable and the typical snobbery that infects many other salons, especially in L.A., is non-exsistent here. Everyone is cool and easy-going. Especially LISA! She's a sweetheart and knows hair color and cutting better than anyone I've ever seen! If I ever have to move away again, I will revolve my visits back to LA around hair appointments with her. She is the only one who knows how to make my highlights look natural and blonde, not orange, brassy or fake. Lisa is the best! Pros: Comfort, Expertise more

Melody is the BEST - she has moved to Vered Salon 8/5/2007

Melody has been doing my hair for a least 5 years. I like that she takes time to give me a great cut/color and makes good suggestions when I want to try something new. I highly recommend her for her fantastic cuts, color and great personality. She is always so friendly and funny! Go see her already! Update: 11/28/08 - Melody is now at Vered Salon on Melrose - I have followed her there. She can be reached at: housemelody@gmail(dot)com for an appointment. She is just great!!!! Love my hair :-) Pros: It's all good Cons: none more

L Salon's Christopher is the Best! 8/1/2007

I love this salon space and all the fun people there. I have been a client for about 7 years and have ONLY gone to Christopher for my cuts and color. I'm sure the other stylists are talented and fun, but Christopher is a master at his craft and will make you blush with his wild stories and one liners. He's a great listener too which kind of makes it like a cheap therapy appointment. You walk out feeling and looking better. People always compliment by fabulous highlights... The only challenge can be parking after 6pm due to the permit only but it's worth the trouble. Pros: Modern space and cool events Cons: Parking and the fish restaurant down the street more
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  • Studio DNA formerly known as L Salon & Beauty Lounge in Los Angeles is a full service hair salon, retail and gallery space where every service and product is intended to inspire clients to their own personal greatness. All of our stylists have a high...

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    Mon 11am-7pm Tues-Fri 10am-7pm Sat 9am-6pm Sun 11am-6pm
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    Central LA, CBS Television City

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