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Chess & Burman Salons

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11239 Ventura Blvd
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(818) 766-4557
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Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA
Chess & Burman Salons - Studio City, CA

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Best

Larry has over 8+ years experience!! He'll keep you amused with stories while making you feel GORGEOUS/HANDSOME. Salon atmosphere is laid back and cozy. He'll offer you refresh...

Worst

Your hair is everything. I had moved to the area from the South Bay and searched for weeks to try and find a reputabe, salon with SKILLED stylists. Based on the reviews, I finall...

Customer Service! 8/10/2011

The receptionist here is great, very friendly atmosphere and easy to get along with? The choices of bronzers and lotions are great and the beds are set to perfect temperature? the stand up if great for really getting a more even tan... Great place! more

Larry Brooks for hair - Room 19 8/11/2010

Larry has over 8+ years experience!! He'll keep you amused with stories while making you feel GORGEOUS/HANDSOME. Salon atmosphere is laid back and cozy. He'll offer you refreshment of your choice and has lots of nibbles to boot. Fantastic color and cuts and you feel pampered when he is done. Easy location upstairs above Marshall's and no hassle parking in underground structure or along along Ventura Blvd. Larry is the guy to see in Studio City at C & B. Room 19. more

Perfection she is.... 11/4/2008

I don't generally give places glowing reviews, and am cautious before recommending a place. I had my first haircut from Vanessa back in July, and it was quite honestly the best haircut I've ever had. I was tempted to post a review back then, but I decided to wait until I'd had my second haircut from her, to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Well, I went back to her yesterday, and I'm convinced - she's definitely the best hairdresser I've ever been to. That's not an easy title to win, either - I've been to some very highly regarded salons. When I lived in San Diego I frequented both Salon David Perez (and David was my hairstylist) and Salon Tonic; when I lived in Berkeley I went to Peter Thomas Hair Design and G-Squared (in San Francisco). I have very fine, wavy hair - not the cute perfectly wavy hair you see on actresses - the unruly better blow-dry it straight or it'll look crazy wavy hair. Or so I thought. When I first met with Vanessa I told her I'd love to wear my hair down and wavy (or even a little curly), but that I hate spending time on my hair. The 5 minutes I spend blow-drying my hair straight is more prep time than I'd like, and when I don't feel like doing that my hair winds up in a ponytail. I didn't just want to be able to wear it wavy/curly, though, I also told her I'd like to be able to blow-dry it straight sometimes too, and still have it look great. So, to recap, I want my hair to look perfect wavy or straight, and to spend no more than 5 minutes on it. Amazingly enough, that's exactly what I got. My new hair routine is: shower, put on curl creme, scrunch my hair up with my hands, let it air dry, get PERFECT actress-like waves/curls. It takes me all of about 1 minute prep time, and my hair has never looked this good. It's incredible how many complements I get on my hair now, and how often I hear ""I want your hair!"" - especially after they hear how easy it is to style.\r \r Thanks!! Vanessa \r \r Room 33 Pros: Extraordinarily Cons: none :>) more

I WAS IMPRESSED ! 9/16/2008

I used a temporary hair color and it had been almost 6 months. It was starting to fade out, but looked ""faded"" and I had several spots that I my self could not reach.LOL...so i went to Vanessa and she went right to work. I truly love the color and cut and she even did my eyebrows.She gave me the most beautiful dimensional highlights to go with my red and it all blends together.I look and feel so natural.I was a faded orange color when i walked in and a beautiful red head when I came out. I was also highly impressed with the cut. My hair is naturally curly, but i can do just about anything with it...straight, rollers, flip, however all my previous hair cuts are only for one style. But the style Vanessa gave me is so versatile i can go from curly to straight and still look great! I have nothing but wonderful things to say.She is the sweetest girl, not fake.. Just exceptional service and a great hair color and cut at a REALLY nice price! I will be going back to Vanessa. ""TRUST ME"" she is a true talent..U will love her salon.\r \r Thank you Vanessa !\r \r She is in room 33 \r 818-268-6049\r \r \r Pros: Ambience is fantastic, Private trendy studio salon, Clean & professional , Great cafe & shops Cons: None....FREE PARKING ! ! :>) more

Color is the Word. 7/7/2008

I have been to ""Hair By Robb"" multiple times for coloring and cuts and have been completely satisfied every time. Robb takes the time to listen to my ideas then translates them beautifully into a look that embodies everything I asked for and more!! I constantly get complements how how great my hair color looks. I would recommend ""Hair By Robb"" to anyone looking for a quality hairstyle. Robb is the best stylist I have experienced in the many salons I have visited. Pros: parking more

Curls Curls Curls. 7/7/2008

Robb is absolutely the best stylist I have ever had touch my head. He listened to what I wanted, He took care to look at my hair's natural texture and tendencies, and he cut it perfectly. I have never been so happy with my hair. I never want to go anywhere else. Ever. I recommend him especially if you have curly or wavy hair; he really knows what he is doing when it comes to natural curls. Pros: Parking more

Give Stephanie WIlson a HAND! (no pun Intended, well maybe) 6/4/2008

WOW! A real manicurist! I am so happy that I found Stephanie. I have had my cuticles ripped too many times by dull cuticle nippers. I never have to worry about that again now that I found a real professional manicurist ,who does nails a natural and healthy way. And, treat yourself to reflexology with Peter in this relaxing studio. What a great addition to the fabulous services at this cutting edge (ok ,pun intended) Salon. Pros: Great Parking and no waiting Cons: Can't think of any more

Thanks Hair by Robb.I love my new LONG Hair.. 4/2/2008

I just got my first set of H.B.R. hair extensions today and they are absolutely fabulous! Robb does such amazing work on my hair. I can honestly say that I have finally found a stylist who is the ""total package"". He is friendly, courteous, always has a smile on his face, and of course a very talented hair colorist and extensionist. I drive over 2 hours to see him every six weeks and he is more than worth it. I know that if you go and see Robb, you will never see another hair stylist again! He will provide you with a wonderful experience as well as the best hair you could ever imagine! Thank you, Robb for my amazing look!!! Pros: Robb, Parking more

Your going to love this Man...... Wow I love the way my hair looks 4/2/2008

I have searched high and low for a stylist who really listens to me, whose judgement I can trust, and who can deliver the results I want. I have found him! I am very particular, and Robb always takes the time to listen to me. Communication with a stylist is so important. I have had so many bad experiences with stylists who don't listen.Robb always takes the time to make sure he understands what his clients want so that they leave the salon happy. I have never been disappointed. What I appreciate most about Robb is his attention to detail. He is as particular as I am about every little thing. I highly recommend him for corrective color as well. I brought in a friend who was traumatized by a bad experience at an upscale salon in West Hollywood. The stylist had not listened to her at all and when he tried to fix it had made it even worse. It was a stripey multi-colored mess. I insisted that she go to Robb's, and Robb fixed it. My friend's hair looks fabulous and she gets tons of compliments on it now. So, bottom line, if you are looking for a colorist who really knows his stuff, will listen to you, and will make sure you leave the salon happy. Robb is it. Pros: Parking more

For hair, Larry Brooks is the man to see 2/25/2008

Larry Brooks has a small studio inside Chess & Burman. Larry knows hair and knows how to make you feel at home while he makes you look great. Larry will play movies or music and offer you wine or soda while he takes his time making you look fabulous. more

Vanessa is the cut and color expert! 12/24/2007

Vanessa Domazos takes the time to find out exactly how you want your hair to look. She's a total professional, a meticulous stylist, and has the cleanest salon space in L.A.! I am sensitive to all fragranced products (MCS) and she's been wonderful about using unscented products on my hair. Thank you Vanessa! Pros: Wonderful haircuts and color by Vanessa. more

WOW !! VANESSA ROCKS!! ROOM 33 11/9/2007

After reading the reviews on this website I scheduled an appt. with Vanessa which was an excellent decision. Vanessa is amazing! Not only does she cut and color my hair (and my mother's when she comes to visit from paris), she did make-up and hair for my entire wedding party and everyone felt gorgeous. Plus, after spending an afternoon in a hotel suite hanging out with her while she worked on us, everyone loved her and wanted her to stay for the wedding. She will spend hours with you getting everything just right. I feel like I can communicate with her; when I say long, loose layers, that's what I get rather than some Jennifer Anniston circa 1994 cut. She's very up on what is in style and what looks good and individualizes your color and cut rather than following any sort of formulaic model which I've had many other hairdressers do over the years. I can't recommend her enough\r \r CONTACT HER @ 818-268-6049\r Pros: COMUNICATION more

ROBB NESS IS THE BEST.. GO SEE HIM IN ROOM 32. 10/29/2007

I am in love with my new hair color! After several visits to expensive and rude salons in Studio City,West Hollywood, I have finally found the salon for me. HBR Salon is the perfect place for highlights, color, and cut. The service was awesome, And Robb is my new hero. I usually have to explain to colorist what I want and what I don't want but Robb took one look at my hair after I told him I wanted highlights and turned me into ,as what he refered to me as a ""hot tamale"". I have not been so excited about my hair color in probably 10 years!!! Robb is awesome, the price is reasonable , the service impecable, and the product is superb! As long as I live in Hollywood I will NEVER waste my time or money on another salon ever again! Thanks, Robb ! Pros: Parking lot , Robb's Hands more

HBR Salon WowThanks So Much. 10/28/2007

It's kind of embarrassing to admit that I never had a good salon experience. I would always have bad haircuts and, yes, spend the next four months in misery until my hair grows out again. So for my birthday this year I decided to go to a ""pricer"" salon in town. I cannot believe I actually LOVE my haircut...for once! I straightened my hair and had a trim with Robb. Robb is amazing. I believe all the others are just as amazing because everyone who left there was happy with their hair. But, Robb, he will impress you with his skills. He only used one tool -- a scissor to give you this beautiful haircut. And the best part was that the hair he cut would fly and drop on the floor with style. Definitely the funnest part of all. I'll return to his salon for sure. Give it a try! Pros: Robb Cut's,Parking more

SHE DID IT AGAIN !! 10/23/2007

I was so anxious to get a new cut before a trip and decided to take my sister's word on her stylist as my stylist "" VANESSA"" was unavailable. OH MY GOSH, that woman butchered my hair! She didn't do ANYTHING close to what I wanted! In fact, I had to tell her what she should do with my hair! \r \r I was so upset that my hair look like it did and I was sooo happy that my stylist Vanessa @ Chess & Burman in Room #33, was able to take me in and fix my hair. She give me EXACTLY what I wanted! I also didnt have to tell her how to do her magic. Vanessa is amazing, affordable, patient and caring. She takes her time to making sure that my hair is perfect and even!!\r \r If you want an AMAZING hair style that makes heads turn in your direction, GO SEE VANESSA @ CHESS & BURMAN, 818-268-6049, 11239 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604! You WONT regret it! \r \r THANKS AGAIN VANESSA! PERFECT AS ALWAYS!! \r \r I am so glad that I found you. I will never go anywhere eles......\r \r -B. \r \r Pros: Educated in Hair Cons: none its perfect , from air condition to parking!! more

FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS: VANESSA IS PERFECT !! ROOM 33 10/19/2007

I don?t usually write reviews, I mean, seriously, I have better things to do. But this place deserves a review, kudos and many repeat visits. I live in Beverly Hills and I?ve tried all the high-end salons, the ones where you have to book an appointment almost a year in advance and where your final bill exceeds any kind of rationality for a guy who?s hair is only a couple of inches long. A friend of mine referred me here and I was skeptical but he raved so much about how great the salon and Vanessa is that I decided to give it a go. The whole thing is perfect starting from the moment you call to book your appointment. when the day of your appointment comes you?re greeted with smiles, small salon gossip/talk, tea/coffee, up-to-date reading material and then my stylist (Vanessa) appeared on cue and took care of business. She gave me a cut, touched up my tips and styled my hair. The best part about it was that she didn?t give me a cut she thought would suit you but a cut I actually like and will be able to manage. She explained everything about my hair needs to me with a great attitude and I ended up purchasing some of the products she recommended to me because it simply made sense to do so. For a man, the salon experience isn?t a high point of entertainment or necessity but here she made me feel like a man, at home and comfortable. Two thumbs up. Book her now. She?s great! \r \r 818-268-6049\r \r ""VANESSA"" Pros: GREAT HAIR EDUCATION more

Great hair, easy to get an appoingment, Linda Werstiuk makes it all happen. 10/11/2007

Wow am I happy! I have always been afraid to try to many different things and colors with my hair. I have always gone for the natural healthy sun-n-surf kind of look. Unfortunatly age has not wanted me to keep that look, but Linda Werstiuk at Saving Grace in Chess Burman has made it possible. I have never been able to trust anyone with my color and trims as much as Linda. Today while Linda was photographing my hair for her website ( I am very flatered) a lady walked by and said ""beautiful, is it real""? That was a great compliment to both Linda (her color) and me (my long hair), it doesn't get much better then that. \r \r You can get an appointment within a few days or book weeks in advance. She is always punctual, and I have never had to wait, (hate waiting), her salon is clean, comfortable, and homey. Pros: Thumbs Up, parking is easy, clean and comfortable. Great hair color and cut. Cons: none that I can think of. more

Robb Ness in room # 32... you need to call 818-508-1723 9/17/2007

My retired Mother was the head of Revlon for US hairdressing schools and she was also in charge of the national convention hair shows for Revlon. I have seen it all. This is absolutely the BEST OF THE BEST. It is a small intimate friendly salon with easy parking and filled with world class professionals that train other hairdressers. Get your color and cut unique to your lifestyle and revel in the life changing results. You won't be inundated with inept ""assistants"" that change every month. You won't be slammed with buying hundreds in unneeded pointless haircare products. You won't be billed outrageous fees for lackluster performance. You won't be glitzed and hyped and marketed to death to run up your bill. You will be ecstatically happy with the results. Just don't go in with super fixed demands...let them work their magic by setting them free to make you look the best you can look.....radically change your cut and color....trust them. They are the BEST. Pros: Parking more

"" MIA STYLIST"" FOUND HER!! BEST HAIR DRESSER EVER 8/21/2007

I USE TO GO TO M2STUDIO TO GET MY HAIR DONE WITH VANESSA.. I GO ON VACATION AND COME TO FIND OUT SHE NO LONGER WORKS FOR THEM . THE OWNERS AT THE M2 WERE VERY RUDE AND DID NOT WANT TO GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION ON VANESSA. THEY WERE EXTREMELY RUDE TO ME WHEN I TOLD THEM ITS LIKE A DOCTOR BOND WITH MY STYLIST.. BUT THEY WERE SO INSISTENT FOR ME TO TRY SOME OTHER HAIRDRESSER NAMED KATIE.. WHICH HONESTLY SHE MESSED UP MY HAIR COLOR AND HAIR CUT IN CHOPPY EFFECT... I SEARCHED AND I SEARCHED FOR VANESSA AND I FOUND HER .. WHEN YOU FIND THE ONE STYLIST THAT YOU LOVE ITS HARD TO LET THEM GO.. I WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND HER.. WHEN I FIRST WENT TO VANESSA , I WAS IN TEARS BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND ANY HAIR DRESSER WHO WOULD LISTEN AND GET MY HAIR COLOR RIGHT.JUST AS I GOT FROM KATIE AT M2STUDIO SALON IN BURBANK.VANESSA GAVE ME THE BEST HIGHLIGHTS EVER AND WITH A RICH CHOCOLATE BROWN I LOVE.. NOW ABOUT MY HAIR CUT.. WOW!! SHE GAVE ME A HAIR CUT THAT I CAN CREATE DIFFERENT STYLES WITH ..CURLY , FLIPPY AND STRAIGHT... I LOVE HER NEW SALON THAT SHE NOW WORKS IN,, THE BEST THING IS THAT YOU GET HER FULL ATTENTION DURING YOUR PROCESS...YOU WILL LOVE HER , HER PERSONALITY IS VERY WARM AND SHE GETS IT.. I WILL GO WHERE EVER SHE GOES.. IF YOU NEED TO REACH HER YOU CAN CALL HER AT.\r \r .818-268-6049\r \r THANKS AGAIN VANESSA FOR YOU MAGIC. I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU HAVE MOVED ON TO BIG AND BETTER THINGS.. LOVE MY HAIR AND SO DOES MY HUSBAND.....\r LEAH. Pros: FREE PARKING!! & AIR CONDITIONER Cons: NON ITS ALL PERFECT more

Fabulous color and great hair cuts. 7/22/2007

I have been going to Diane Jones at Chess & Berman salon for more than ten years. During that time, I have changed hair styles several times. At first, I knew she was good at one particular type of cut, but as I experimented with different looks, I still had people on the street asking me for the name of my stylist because my hair cut always looked so good. Plus, she is so reliable!!, always on time. Additionally, the salon is great, and I love the individual spaces for each stylist. It is very convenient, having direct contact with the person who is providing you with the service. Pros: clean, current, and professional more
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Editorial

  • Eight-thousand square foot salon offers hair, skin and nail services. Also, henna artists available onsite.

  • 10/28/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Studio City
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