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Thomas Chance Hairdressing - 63 Reviews - 1025 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (310) 451-4477

Thomas Chance Hairdressing

1025 Montana Ave (at 10th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-4477
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Charming salon with a terrific group of talented stylists. Everyone is super accommodating. It has a great atmosphere and is reasonably priced. Eva is outstanding with color and c...


It is an illusion. The hype of the salon - is to make YOU think you are getting an incredible cut and color experience, when in reality, you end up looking worse and they have yo...

Great Salon! 7/13/2011

Charming salon with a terrific group of talented stylists. Everyone is super accommodating. It has a great atmosphere and is reasonably priced. Eva is outstanding with color and cuts. Book early!! more

Eli Thomas is now working at Byron and Tracy salon 10/11/2010

The owner and founder of Thomas Chance Hairdressing is now working at the Byron and Tracy Salon in Beverly Hills .You can find Eli Thomas at the salon Tuesday through Saturday .To book an appointment please call.....3102764470. Looking forward to seeing you all !!!!! Thank you to everyone over the past few years for all the amazing reviews !!! more

New Salon! 10/9/2010

Hey Everyone! Along with Beau, Cece and I are also working at Art Luna Salon. We hope to see you all there! -Laura more

New Salon! 9/16/2010

Dear CITYSEARCHERS! I am posting here to let everybody know that Thomas Chance Hairdressing has come to an end. Our time here has been amazing and we are all sad to leave! Thank you to all who have left me wonderful reviews on this page! Please note that I am now working at ""Art Luna Salon"" @ 2116 Main Street in Santa Monica. Beau Byron xoxo more

LOVE LOVE this Salon! 3/28/2010

The moment I walked in I felt comfortable. Everyone was pleasant and very friendly. Eli cut and colored my long dark hair. The result was incredible. I felt like I could have been on the cover of Maxim. Thanks Eli. Highly Recommended. Pros: amazing service and talented stylists Cons: hmmmmmmm more

amazing stylists! 1/18/2010

I've had my hair cut by sydnee and color done by marisa and lisa....all incredibly talented and very nice! love this place! Pros: cool place, amazing talent more

Beau puts the ""Bomb"" in ""Blonde Bombshell!!!"" 1/6/2010

Beau is Bomb! As in ""The."" I've been a devout disciple of this Thomas Chance Temple since March '09. I used to be the blondest girl in every pic. I had just moved from San Diego and my hair was recovering from major bleach damage by my former stylist. I was seeking someone to help me find the perfect shade. I wanted natural, too natural. My sister-in-law recommended to me, Beau. Now, when I see myself in pics, I'm not the blondest.... and that's just what I want. Beau's coloring looks sooo natural, yet enhanced. I receive compliments several times a day, on both my cut, and color. Beau is a perfectionist, and has an eye that can see what no one else can. I have spent hours in his chair, with sparkling lemon/lime water in hand, chatting away. And, by the way, with his personality-- believe me-- you get a show with his haircut;) Pros: Great experience, great hair Cons: truely get what you pay for more

Rachel, Sydnee, Alexis - this place is amazing! 6/14/2009

I get compliments on my highlights daily and won't let anyone else touch my hair color. No one can do the technique that Rachel does...I have the most rich and natural color and Rachel is a doll. Sydnee cuts long hair like no one else - she listens to what you are asking for and offers excellent suggestions. My hair has grown out thick and beautiful in her care and she is a pleasure to be around. Alexis is a genius at brows and gives each and every client focused and personal care. You want a perfectionist working on your eyebrows but she is also just a dear person! I wouldn't go to anyone else! Thomas Chance is a one-stop shop for me! Pros: Highlights, haircut, brows Cons: There aren't two of them all! more

Beau is amazing 4/8/2009

Beau Byron gave me the best haircut and blowdry I've ever had. Being in the salon is a treat. It's friendly, upbeat, and beautiful. I'll never let anybody else touch my hair. Pros: best haircut in town more

LOVE IT! 1/15/2009

I've been a client of Veronica Valdivia for over three years and I've never had the same haircut twice! She is so creative and talented. I'm always very impressed when I see her- I'll give a general idea of what I want my hair to look like, and the end result includes my initial description, but has Veronica's creative twist and it always exceeds my expectations. I look forward to getting my hair cut with her because I feel like I'm going to see my friend, not my hair stylist. I travel from Pasadena to Santa Monica, in traffic, to see this woman! She's wonderful!! more

Trying to hard in Santa Monica 12/18/2008

ok so this salon is ok.. but whats up with the straight guy wearing eyeliner? and why do they gotta brag about flat screen tvs and stuff? thats not going to make your hail look better! Just concentrate on hair and not the add ons. Stick to Venice Hair salons. Pros: cute salon but not much more Cons: too small, too expensive. straight guys looking gay. more

Shannon is my Savior 11/16/2008

When I moved here in January '08 I was very disappointed to be leaving my hair stylist in Chicago. I tried 4 different salons and 4 different stylists on the West side for both cut and color and they all massacred my hair in some way; even though they said that they were experienced with hair like mine (long/medium length and curly). After all that I remembered that Shannon Kim, my stylist from 12 yrs ago in my home town of Michigan, had moved out here. (This girl had given me the most rad asymmetrical haircut back in the day that I will never forget.) I did some detective work and found her. She remembered me and we set up an appointment. When I got to her salon she immediately made sure that I was comfortable and well taken care of. When I got in her chair, she asked me what my ideas for my hair were, what I wanted to be able to do with it, and what had gone wrong for me in the past. Together we came up with a solution. She then cut my hair in a way that none of the other stylists had done (except for my beloved Chicago guy) and when she was done it looked 100 times better. Shannon told me it would take about a week to settle in and look it's best and she was right. After a week, I was thrilled. This girl is amazing. Because of our past I know she not only keeps up with the latest styles and trends but I know that she has at least 15 years experience under her belt at top salons around the country. I highly recommend her. Pros: West side more

Shannon ROCKS!!!! 10/29/2008

After years of mediocre hairdos I finally found Shannon, my beauty savior!!! I found her in Allure magazine while on vacation in Hawaii. I was mourning my hair, as I watched it break off do to a terrible highlight job given to me by an unnamed person at Jose Eber on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. more

blown out and buzzed (smiles) 10/25/2008

WOW! this place is great!! If your looking for new hair options and the best blo out this side of the 405 Ly's your girl. And a bonus, have a glass of wine or champagne on the house! Pros: if your hungry have them order you food while your getting your hair done Cons: watch for the meter maids...they're quick! more

Marissa is Amazing! 10/9/2008

If you are looking for someone to cut and color your hair, Marissa is amazing! What i didn't know was that she is just as good, if not better at styling hair. I had an important event to go to and i brought her a photo of an updo, which was pretty complicated, but i thought i would give it a shot. I've never been so pleased! Marissa did such an amazing! more

Convenient salon hours, excellent vibe, top-notch customer service 9/21/2008

Shannon Kim at Thomas Chase is amazing! I checked out this beautiful salon last week and really was impressed. She's been doing my hair for 7 years and always knows exactly what I need. I have thin hair and she's transformed it thru short shags and growing it out long again. She's also amazing with color, we've gone from browns to blondes and back again. The salon is unique, super styled and has the high tech comfy shampoo chairs that are more like lounges, no cold sink in the back of your neck, you just relax. This place is serene and a nice relaxing change from some of the so called hip salons that are loud, cold and unfriendly. They even went and got me dinner while I got my blowout. I'm definitely going back and glad Shannon has made the move to Thomas Chase! Pros: Ambiance, hi tech shampoo chairs, very private, late nite hours more

Marisa is seriously THE best 9/14/2008

I havent been going to Marisa for years just because she's awesome, but the cut and color is always exactly what i asked for, or didnt even have to ask for! I can vouch that her cut and color will always compliment your face, personality and lifestyle...obviously why ive followed her from salon to salon. Her experience from fashion week runways and going back to her Fred Segal days definitely show through! Thomas Chase as a whole has a cool vibe, and it doesnt hurt that they're shampoo lounge is like sitting on a cloud, their espresso machine manages to make the best coffee, and you cant forget about the champagne! I might as well throw it out there that i know that Matt Adams also has the eye of god with hair! They are ""shear geniuses"" Pros: Marisa is there, and everyone else is just as talented Cons: n/a more

Emperors New Clothes 9/8/2008

It is an illusion. The hype of the salon - is to make YOU think you are getting an incredible cut and color experience, when in reality, you end up looking worse and they have your money. Cons: Bad color, WORSE cut more

Larry McDaniel at Thomas Chase RULES! 8/13/2008

I began seeing Larry several months ago in Orange County. When I found out he moved up to Thomas Chase in Santa Monica, I was thrilled because it's WAY more convenient (and COOLER) for me! The salon itself is really cool....a stylish vibe, and you feel like you're in someone's chic bungalow! Larry fits right in....his talent, expertise, skill, and knowledge are amazing and I'd recommend him to anyone....and I have! Many of my friends are now regulars and love the way he cuts, colors, and styles their hair. The coolest thing about him is that he also does photo shoots and works with models and celebrities, but has NO attitude! You feel like a pampered prince (or princess) with him....I say, RUN don't walk to Larry!!!! Pros: Larry does AMAZING hair, the salon is wonderful, staff great, and very attentive! Cons: I am now addicted to their shampoo chairs!! So maybe not such a 'con'.... more

confused 8/5/2008

It seems like these reviews are all made up. If you look at the profiles, this is the first review that each person has made. They all sound quite similar. more
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Owner Message

  • Thomas Chance Hairdressing is one the world's finest luxury boutique hair salons serving Santa Monica, Brentwood, Malibu and the Pacific Palisades. They pride themselves on giving both men and women a world class hairdressing experience which includes quality hair cutting, hair coloring, blow drying, hair extensions, scalp treatments and scalp massages.

    From the Thomas Chance Hair Stylists to the concierge staff, every detail was carefully crafted to ensure clients receive only the best hairdressing, hair salon service, hair products and hair salon amenities.

    These hairdressing experts also offer an expanded hair salon schedule, providing clients with 7 days of hair cutting, hair coloring, blow drying, hair extensions, scalp treatments and scalp massages. The expanded hair salon schedule ensures clients the opportunity to book a hair appointment at a time convenient for them.


  • A cross between a rock club and a hair salon, this haute shop is where coiff-conscious dudes and the rock-and-stroll set go for the latest cuts and color. Named after owner/creative director Eli...

  • 4/30/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sun 7:30am-10pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, North of Montana