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Chop Chop Salon Gallery - 36 Reviews - 830 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (323) 464-8100

Chop Chop Salon Gallery

830 N. La Brea Ave (at Melrose and Santa Monica)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 464-8100
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Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
Chop Chop Salon Gallery - Los Angeles, CA


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Helen Is the best hairstylist in L.A.. In response to NTheKnow. Usually when people are concerned about the price they ask. If you don't ask it's your loss and you should pay w...


Walked in asking for a sideburn trim. Walked out with a 50$, ""discounted"" bill. Called the owner, Darin, to ask what happened between my asking for a 5 second procedure and leav...

Finally, someone who can cut short hair in this town 6/2/2011

I discovered Darin a couple years ago, when I first moved to LA. Since that time, I haven't gone anywhere else for a cut. He's one of the few people who can cut short hair and give it some shape. Plus, the rotating gallery of artwork is always interesting and lively. more

Helen Rocks... 6/12/2009

Helen Is the best hairstylist in L.A.. In response to NTheKnow. Usually when people are concerned about the price they ask. If you don't ask it's your loss and you should pay whatever the service is. May It be a lesson learned. more

Helen is the best 6/11/2009

Helen is awesome and she's been cutting my hair for over 10 years. I followed her to Chop Chop from her last salon and I've always had great work from her. People stop me on the street to comment on my great haircut. Go to Chop Chop and ask for Helen! You will not be disappointed. Pros: does what is best for the client, cool art, and ice tea! Cons: none! more

unjustified comment 6/11/2009

I'm the one that cut his hair and I want to tell my side of the story. At any point in the consultation he should have not agreed to me blending in the sides of his hair and cutting into the top of his hair. My prices are $95 and I gave him a 50% discount. He should have come out and said is this going to be free? Then I wouldn't of wasted my time to give him a haircut. In the 15 years of me cutting hair, I've never been accused of burning someone's sideburns. Pros: love the salon more


Walked in asking for a sideburn trim. Walked out with a 50$, ""discounted"" bill. Called the owner, Darin, to ask what happened between my asking for a 5 second procedure and leaving with a hefty tab. He told me I looked ""pretty"" and if I wanted a simple cut I should have gone to my ""regular girl."" PS: The cut is horrific!! Helen murdered my sideburns. My photo shoot tomorrow is going to be a disaster thanks to this greedy ""salon"" owner and his no-talent hair burning staff. Pros: None Cons: Everything About This Salon/Scam Agency more


I walked in and they had Hershey kisses ready for me. I sat down and i got warm fresh coffee. I closed my eyes and felt awesome because the stylist and colorist, Juli Massakas, had such a great attentive touch and rhythm. I opened my eyes and poof! I looked gorgeous too. The coloring was professional and fierce, the setting was exceptional, and the people were to LIVE for! Thank you Miss Massakas for making me look like a billion bucks, and thank you Chop Chop for providing the highlight of my day! Pros: GREAT staff great professionalism great fierceness Cons: none! more

DARIN = MAGIC! 1/5/2009

Darin, the owner of the salon, gave me the best haircut I've EVER had in my life, no exaggeration. I have one of those unfortunate limpy, fine Asian hair that doesn't do anything. I was resigned to wearing my hair in a boring ponytail for eternity. Darin somehow magically transformed my limpy lock into a fun, swinging, perfectly layered 'do that looks great blown out or towel-dried. (Okay, maybe it wasn't magic; he did spend a long time cutting the layers, strand by strand, checking how each one behaved when wet and dried.) Pros: Darin, fun environment, great service more

Best hair experience I have ever had! 11/22/2008

What a great experience! I went to this salon for the first time today, and I have to say I walked out feeling like a million bucks! Juli did my color, and she was so helpful in telling me what my options are. I have been coloring my hair black for ages, and wanted to change to a more natural color. She advised me to do it gradually, and I must say the result is simply beautiful. She colored my roots a deep dark brown that blends in perfectly with the rest of the hair, and gradually will keep coloring my hair like that as it grows, until I reach the lighter brown I am dreaming of. After my color, I had an appointment with Amy to get a haircut. Now, I must say, I am very very impressed with the results. She really knows what she's doing! My original haircut was a sort of a bob, but not quite one, as the person who previously cut it didn't really know how to cut a nice bob. I told Amy I wanted to reshape my bob so that it looks better as my hair grows, and boy, she gave me THE BEST HAIRCUT I have ever had, EVER. I look totally different now, and I really feel like one of those models from the cover of a magazine. She did a great great job in the front, and she changed my look completely. I honestly couldn't imagine this haircut would be so gorgeous, as I have plenty of disappointing experiences in the past. Not with Amy though. She is REALLY good at this, I I cannot imagine going anywhere else from know on. This visit to Chop Chop salon really made my day!!!!!!!! Pros: skill, atmosphere, staff, value more


I LOVE this place! I just got my hair colored today by Juli. SHE IS AWESOME! It is by far the best color I have ever had. My hair is sooooo soft, even after getting my roots bleached and toned. This is my new favorite place and suggest that everyone should go. The whole staff was great and if you are in need of color...GO SEE JULI!!!! more

Great people and professional!! 5/29/2008

After having different people at different salons do my hair (color, cut, straighten, etc.), it was Chop Chop that made me feel more welcome and comfortable. I knew that as soon as I walked in, it was going to be a great experience. A bad hair day is a terrible day as we all know and I knew I would be very satisfied. Juli did my color and I still get compliments to this day! She cares about her work and wants to make sure you will be happy. If she doesn't think a style or color will work, she won't do it. She is here for you and takes pride in her work. Darin has the friendly smile and all the other stylists will make you feel right at home. The only negative is the parking, but you deal with it. It is so worth it. Come to Chop Chop!!!! more

Best Color Anywhere 5/6/2008

I have been getting my hair colored by Juli for the past 3 years...and I get compliments everyday on how great the color is! She is so cautious in protecting my long hair..and it is still healthy and long after the color! I have moved back to the East Coast but will still be visitng ChopChop in LA specifically for my hair color by Juli!!!! Pros: Great Color more

so much fun 5/1/2008

Everyone is really friendly, and the atmosphere is great. Last time I went I had Amy cut my hair and Juli did the color - both were amazing. I've been to Juli a few times, and I always love how my hair turns out. Parking was a bit of a hassle, but totally worth it. I will be recommending Juli to all of my friends, and sending everyone I know to Chop Chop. Pros: friendly people, great stylists, Juli more

super hot! 3/17/2008

Just had my hair done at chopchop salon. Darin, the owner, gave me a super cool cut. It was just what I was looking for. Something super hot and classic. I also had my highlights done with a colorist named Troy. This was one of the only times I asked for something subtle and it didn't come out looking too over the top. In a word, Perfect. This guy knew exactly what I wanted. He said it would last six months. I will be back way before then.I highly recommend both of them. The salon also has a very cool and unpretenous vibe about it. Not like Bev. Hills at all. Beware the parking though. Make sure you ask the front desk for a timer so you don't get a ticket. Cons: parking-one hour meter more

Ask for Thy! 2/5/2008

If you're like me, extremely attractive and in need of a decent haircut, fear no more. Thy (pronounced like tea) is the woman to handle the job. I've been using her for my styling needs for over 3 years, and I can't say that she's ever left a single hair out of place! Visit ChopChop and ask for Thy, you won't be disappointed and you'll have enough dough leftover to buy a couple of hotdogs down the street at Pinks! Pros: Thy Cons: people who aren't Thy more

Best Hair Cuts in all of LA 2/1/2008

If you go to Chop Chop, make sure to get your hair cut by Thy. She is the best hair stylist in all of LA. I've been to salons from Bev Hills to Melrose and no one touches the techniques of Thy. Plus, Chop Chop is an amazing setting as it pairs as an art gallery so the decor is ever changing. The owner, Darin, personally chooses each artist to represent and the art changes monthly, so you'll always experience something new when your there. Chop Chop is THE place to go for hair! more

Great atmosphere even better stylists 1/11/2008

Today was my first trip to Chop Chop, upon a friends recommendation, and I plan on making it my regular salon. The atmosphere is bright and lively with current music playing in the background and a nice spread of modern art and music magazines situated in the lobby. The staff is young, friendly, and dare i say highly attractive. Most salons make me a little uneasy with the air of pretension, this place was different, the desk staff and stylists seem really at ease and happy to be there. more

Good energy! 1/6/2008

Fun salon and great hair! I have been going here for a few years and love the salon. I always feel pampered and taken care! Pros: Fun hip place Cons: the wait can be a little more

beware: you, too, will be converted 1/1/2008

are you looking for someone special, someone who will fulfill your fantasies, yet treat you with respect? if you are ready to enter a life long, monogamous relationship, and enjoy all the rich rewards it brings, come here. i have been with darrin birchler for some ten thousand years, and in that time (actually 17 years) i have never even touched another hair cutter. so deft with the scissors, so lovely to sit with, so on the pulse of contemporary hair art is this man, i have not once regretted my devotion. i work in the fashion/beauty industry and travel extensively, and am constantly being evaluated by the best in the business. but i toss my perfectly layered hair and strut away, supremely confident that no one can touch me with the cut and color i get at chop chop. i always have complements. more

Talent with a capitol ""Thy"" 10/24/2007

Thy has been cutting my hair for almost two years and she is, in a word, THE BEST. It takes me an unreasonably long time to trust someone new cutting my hair. I'm very particular and I'm almost always disappointed and hating myself once I leave the shop. Since my first cut with Thy, those days are over! I used to tell stylists exactly what I wanted; hoping to maintain some sense of control. With Thy, I just let her go with her instincts. In probably 25 cuts, I've never regretted putting myself in her capable hands. Go to ChopChop & ask for Thy! (pronounced ""Tee"") more

dope spot 10/17/2007

Im a guy and i hate going to salons. This place was sooo chill, that before i knew it i totally let my gaurd down.I got hooked up with a beer, had a girl run and throw change in my metter.A mean shampooing and bro'ed down hard with the chick cutting me. A big plus is the music they had playin, i never got a fresh cut while hearing most of the black album. that was a first! but not the last thanks ""T"" Pros: chill spot Cons: i duhnno more
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  • Salon that specializes in cuts and highlights doubles as an art gallery with rotating artwork and occasional opening receptions.

  • 8/18/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm Wednseday 10 am to 7 pm Thursday 10 am to 8 pm Friday 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 9 am to 6 pm Sunday by request
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Melrose, Central LA