The best beauty finds are the ones recommended by your friends. These are some independent beauty gems around Los Angeles where you are sure to get great salon/spa services without going to big chains or frou frou spots in Beverly Hills.
For people who are really particular about their hair, I would recommend Opyan's. Prices are the mid point range but the cuts are just as good as ones you would get in a big frou frou salon in Beverly Hills.
This is like a candy store for girly girls. They have so many beauty products and lovely smelling candles. Decor is inspired by parisian apothecaries. Great place for a gift.
Nitespa is a bungalow right off of Abbot Kinney. The coolest thing is that they are open late so it's a great stop after dinner. You can go straight to bed and have a great rest.
$40 for an hr long massage. No frills but great service.
A solid beauty salon. Michelle has been doing this for 10 years. She knows what's up.
I don't need to say much more than this... They know what they are doing when it comes to waxing.
Wonderful services from a professional staff. They really cater to the customer. The ambiance is modern but it's not stuffy.
Beautiful spa in Silverlake. Very reasonable pricing on spa treatments. They have lots of detox services as well for people with stomach issues.
Sister nail spa to Chi in Beverly Hills. Same great services but better prices. Love the staff here!