Best Los Angeles Hair Colorists 2018

The Best LA Hair Colorists in 2018

A person’s hair says a lot about them. Do you prefer bold, bright colors or a soft natural look? Done right, hair color can accent your best features. Done wrong, you will be getting more attention than you ever thought you would get…and not in a good way!

Cost of Hair Coloring in LA:

Los Angeles houses some of the most talented colorists in the world. For a custom-color from celebrity stylist, you could expect to shell out well over $600…for the color, alone. However, there are many other talented colorists that will give you a beautiful hue for just a fraction of that price.

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SPOKE & WEAL LA in Beverly Hills

Specialty: RUNWAY HAIR

$800 – haircut by world-famous Jon Reyman (Director)

$150+ – custom color (price varies by stylist)

For hair that looks like it walked straight off the runway, look no further than Spoke & Weal. The Director, Jon Reyman, is a world-renowned celebrity stylist, with clients ranging from Michael Kors to Dolce & Gabbana. For a pretty price, you can have him cut your hair, too. Don’t be surprised if you also spot celebrities, like Selena Gomez, while you’re in the chair.

Christine Thompson, the Color Director for Spoke & Weal, has perfected the art of hair color and she is widely famous for it. She also travels the world to create luxurious styles for the runway.

If you book an appointment at Spoke & Weal, one thing is for certain, you will definitely be walking out with the hottest, trendiest hair in LA.

THE POWDER ROOM in Silverlake, Hancock Park

Specialty: COLOR CORRECTION

$165+ Full Color

$185+ Partial Highlight/Balayage

$280+ Full Highlight/Balayage

$225+ Ombre

Color Correction: $150/hr

If you’ve gotten your hair colored recently, but you aren’t happy with how the color turned out, the stylists at The Powder Room are the ones to fix it! They can take any mess and transform it into the most beautiful hair color you’ve ever seen. They are also known to be very responsive and will often be able to schedule you for a same-day or next-day appointment if needed.

Bonus? They have a wide variety of sustainable products including vegan options.

“I searched high and low for a salon to fix the balayage/ombré mess that another salon created… After a number of rave reviews on Yelp, I decided to call and make an appointment with the Powder Room… What a wonderful experience… I couldn’t be happier with my hair. It’s exactly what I wanted, and more…” – Nina V (Yelp)

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BALAYAGE BY GIGI SALON Beverly Hills

Specialty: BALAYAGE

$125 Roots Only

$200 All Over Color

$350 Balayage/Highlights (Fine-Medium)

$450 Balayage/Highlights (Thick-Coarse)

High-maintenance hairstyles are a thing of the past. Balayage adds richness and dimension to your hair, without needing to head back to the salon for touch-ups every couple of weeks. Gigi is the best in town when it comes to balayage, as she has studied this technique under world-renowned stylists. She has truly perfected it and all of her clients will tell you so. You’ll never leave Gigi’s salon with an outdated look, either. She is constantly drawing inspiration from the runways and she travels to New York, Paris, and Milan regularly to stay updated with the latest techniques and styles.

“Gigi is a true hair genius! I strongly recommend her for getting that perfect, beautiful hair color you’ve always wanted…” – Sophia P (Yelp)

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THIS OR DIE SALON in Atwater Village

Specialty: CREATIVE COLOR

$70+ – all over color

$135+ – highlights

$175+ – creative color

This or Die Salon is a little gem when you find it. They have top-notch colorists, and you will only be charged a fraction of what it costs to get your hair colored at many other comparable salons in LA. Each of their stylists use eco-friendly products and they are each talented in a variety of hair coloring techniques ranging from simple highlights to creative color.

If you want to add a bold pop of color to your hair, you can be certain that your hair is in good hands at This or Die.

“Courtney Knight is the cream of the crop. I have done my hair many different ways and she always nails it. Highlights, vibrant colors, natural, short or long this woman is a pro…” – Jenny T (Yelp)

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JANELLE VARADA FOR BEVERLY HILLS HAIR – Beverly Hills, Pasadena-Altadena, Los Feliz – Atwater Village

Specialty: BLONDES

Packages (include haircut, blow-dry, and 5 minute miracle treatment):

$250 – base color

$325 – partial highlight or balayage

$395 – full set of highlights or balayage

Ombre/Sombre/Balayage/Babylights

$225 – partial

$295 – full

Nothing says California like sun-kissed hair. If you’re looking to add a little lightness and dimension to your hair, but want to avoid a high-maintenance hairstyle with regular upkeep, a sombre (subtle ombre) or balayage color may be a great option for you. Janelle’s clients are continuously amazed at how soft and natural their hair looks when they step out the door of her salon. Specializing in blondes, Janelle takes dull, outgrown hair and transforms it into a multidimensional sun-kissed masterpiece.

Better yet, she offers complimentary consultations to talk with you about your hair goals. If you aren’t able to make it into her salon, she will even set up a virtual consultation for you.

There you have it! No matter what hair color or style you’re looking to achieve, Los Angeles has a salon and a stylist waiting for you.