Awards Season Style Guide: LA’s Top Beauty Bars

blo-w-hollywoodAwards Season is once again reigning down on Los Angeles. In our Celebeauty Series—leading up to the Academy Awards—we have your guide to getting the perfect red-carpet-ready look.

Until recently in Los Angeles, it wouldn’t have been practical to pay for a professional to do your hair or makeup for a special night. Now, at a number of chic bars and salons, you can get celebrity-worthy services for a song.

Blo at the W Hollywood (6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.469.2569) puts you in the heart of Awards Season action. Whether you’re looking for a basic blow out (choose one of seven styles from their hair menu) $35, bonded extensions $55 or an up do $65, Blo makes sure you’re red carpet ready when you walk out the door. At Drybar‘s four locations (Brentwood, Studio City, West Hollywood and Pacific Palisades), customers are served complimentary champagne and watch chick flicks as stylists deliver sleek blowouts, $35, or updos, $70. West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon offers the Braid Bar (901 Westbourne Drive, West Hollywood, 310.855.9099) where clients can get elaborate braided ‘dos for $25, an idea inspired by client Rumer Willis. In Santa Moinca, freshen your look with a walk-in color treatment at TINT (1422 B Second St., Santa Monica, 310.395.5888). Professional colorists offer a variety of color options–permanent color, non permanent, highlights and more–ranging from $47-$55.

The artists at new Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge (8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.652.5874) apply a full face of makeup for $35. Starlets including Emma Roberts frequent the place. The new Robertson Boulevard flagship of Make Up For Ever (132 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310.289.1758), popular on film sets and with fans such as Britney Spears, is a boutique and makeup studio where academy-trained artists offer makeovers and lessons in the Video Make-Up Lesson Recording Studio. As the name implies, lessons are recorded on video and sent home with customers on a USB drive.

—Adapted for online use from an article in the February issue WHERE Los Angeles magazine. Read the WHERE Los Angeles Magazine digital issue.

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