Major beauty deals at swanky salons

LOS ANGELES "Hair is still important," said celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber.

Eber, one of L.A.'s best known hairstylists, says even a recession shouldn't ruin your look.

"Looking good, feeling good, is still very important during these difficult times when everybody is so stressed," he said.

Eber's salon on Rodeo Drive offers $35 color jobs and $40 cuts after hours, by appointment and by assistant stylists -- some of whom have years of experience.

"Our assistants are supervised by established stylists or myself, so they will never walk away with a bad haircut," Eber said.

If you head downstairs at Eber's salon, you'll find another great deal: A new high-end luxury makeup line called Le Metier de Beaute.

"'Le Metier de Beaute' means the craft of beauty in French," said celebrity makeup artist Ivan Castro.

Castro is offering free "runway-ready" eyes, also by appointment and after hours.

"Even through really tough times, it's very important for women to feel really amazing and to look their best," Castro said.

The deal is also available at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.

Gavert Atelier also offers cuts and colors after hours by highly trained assistants. Highlights start at $35, and cuts go for $25.

"This is a great deal for those who are really cutting back now during these hard times," said Jonathan Castellanos, Gavert Atelier Salon.

The salon is also offering deals at its new Nagomi hair spa: $40 off a 60-minute scalp massage and blow dry.

Recession-busting deals can also be found at Frederic Fekkai and The Loft Hair Lounge and Green Spa, both in Beverly Hills. The following deals are good through April 1:

  • 30-minute Thai massage for $20 or 1 hour for $60
  • Core strength training class: First class is free, $20 thereafter. Classes are 45 minutes on Mondays at 6 p.m.
  • Blow-out for $25
  • Men's haircut for $40
  • Cuts, color highlights, hair straightening, extensions, green tea conditioning hair masques, organic & galvanic facials are all 50 percent off

And don't let waxing go by the wayside just because you're short on cash.

Get Waxed in Venice is running a "by donation" special if you're unemployed, which means unemployed customers pay only what they can. The offer is good on week days from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"All you have to do is bring in a current unemployment or severance stub," said Elisha Reverby from Get Waxed.

"It just picks up your day a little bit, makes you feel better, more positive."


Get Waxed
300 Westminster Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396-2929
Other specials: Bring in proof of current charity work or donation and get a free wax. February special: Free brow tint with eyebrow wax. Refer a friend, get 50 percent off waxing services. New clients always get 15 percent off services. Venice residents always get 10 percent off all services.

Jose Eber Atelier
224 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-7646

Le Metier de Beaute

Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills
9700 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-5900 ext. 2060

Gavert Atelier
9666 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-7898

The Loft Hair Lounge & Green Spa
110 N. Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 275-9002

Body Bar Urban Spa
3037 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 663-1533
Free brow wax and shaping on Mondays with a $70 facial (Mention deal on KABC-TV)

Sally Hershberger
760 N. La Cienega Blvd., 3/F
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 854-4922
$30 haircuts by junior staffers at the salon on the last Thursday of the month. All cuts are supervised by a top salon stylist.

314 N. Harper Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(909) 944-9966
Call ahead to book a $25 haircut with advanced students Desiree or Jaime on Thursdays only. Regular customers can get $40 touch-ups along the hairline and roots. Free bang trims.

South Bay Aesthetic Group
415 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(888) 576-7953
Walk-in clients will receive a 20-30 minute microdermabrasion session for free.

Tao Healing Arts Center/Shiatsu Massage School of California
2309 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-0097
Spa trainees give one-hour massages for $30.

Marinello Spa Academy
567 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-1183
20-minute facials from students are $11, 30-minute facials are $15.95. Custom facials, calming and stress start at $24.95; eyebrow arches $6.95/tweezer only; brow wax $7.95; bikini wax $15.95

Sky Sport & Spa
500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 652-7721
$10 to work out on your own for 1 hour. No membership required.

Gamine Silverlake
2845 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-8808
Limited number of complimentary haircuts by hairdressers in training on Thursdays. Gamine Silverlake will also be doing a special "Stimulus Sunday" on March 8 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Haircuts will be $30. First come, first served.

Valerie Beverly Hills
460 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Celebrity makeup artist and salon owner Valerie Sarnelle is offering complimentary makeup workshops with 60 minutes of professional hands-on makeup advice, with purchase of $35 or more. This offer is good for parties of 2 or more.



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