O.k., I work as a private sub-contractor for a secret shopping firm and we recently screened a number of hair salons, skin care professionals and day spas over the first 2 quarters of 2008 for the Ventura Boulevard area. Here is what we concluded for hair stylists/colorists. The best cutting and color team is Wendy Adams and Solina Tabrizi of Maxfield's which is actually located inside Chess & Burman Salons in Studio City, CA. Both have had their work published and do various celebrities as well as film, music and television work, though we found them to be rather professionally humble, discreet and protective of their celeb clientele. Nevertheless, their work is superb! Both have worked as a team in the L.A. area for many years and deserve all the accolades for their professionalism and their talents they've received and then some. Solina is noted as one of our top 5 cutters ever reviewed and Wendy was considered in our top 3 colorists for all of southern California!!!!! Highly recommended. Very professional, yet friendly and inviting. For those of you who have been to Chess & Burman, please note Wendy and Solina have a larger studio than most and have created a very comfortable yet professional setting. They will do whatever they can to attend to your needs from ordering lunch in, loading up a movie in the flat screen or just simply letting you have quiet reading time.....it truly is the client's choice. In addition there is no feeling of rush or arrogance like many salons seem to project. We had 3 secret shoppers attend on seperate visits and all concurred Wendy and Solina were their TOP CHOICE! and that's rare. Also, great parking, evening appointments, available for photo shoots, film, television, music video, and print work. WARNING advance bookings usually required as they are very busy.
Pros: great parking, evening appointments available, excellent service and beautiful work
Cons: advance booking required, no walk-ins