1605 Abbot Kinney blvd., Venice, CA | Directions 9029133.989928 -118.463797
Neighborhoods: Venice, West LA
NOT HAPPY with the hair cut they did for me.. I did not like it at all, this place stylist are like newbies or something because they did nothing I asked for.. what a waste
Worst haircut ever – three months later and my hair is still a mess.
Best Haircut in LA – I discovered Ohm in an article I read in Allure magazine (Sept. 09). Since the editor was from NYC, had very high standards, and highly recommended Ohm (in particular the stylist, Sierra) I thought I would give it a try. I am pleased to report Sierra gave me the best cut I have received in a year in LA (I moved here from NYC a year ago). She really listened to my description of what I wanted, asked questions about particular sections and how I wore my hair, and talked me through her process as she was cutting to avoid errors. She is also an incredibly warm, down-to-earth person which made the experience even more enjoyable. The style of my cut is not easy b/c it involves long layers, and my hair is straight so it has to be cut well or it doesn't lay correctly or fall at the right angle - Sierra was excellent and I would recommend her for editorial, or to any of my friends. FYI - the cut was $85 which I thought was reasonable.
Best deal for quality and price – You know those rare times when someone delivers more than you anticipated? I just had that experience with Melissa at Ohm Salon and it didn't cost me my entire pay check. This chick is awesome. I told her what I wanted and she took it to a new level. I actually have other guys asking me wher I got my hair cut. Place is kinda tiny and parking is not teh easiest on Abbot Kinney but I did get a free beer.
Man I miss Selena! Tell her to move to the valley. – Let me begin by saying, I recently moved out of the Venice area and got a terrible haircut/color in a new place. I've thought long and hard, and instead of writing a bad review of this new place (in Burbank), I'm going to be positive and write about the great experiences I USED to have in Selena's care. She always gave me the cut and color I wanted and was honest about whether a particular style or color would suit me. My curly hair never looked healthier and more stylish- no easy feat fellow curly-heads will note. I looked forward to getting my hair done because not only did it feel like a much-needed pampered experience, but Selena and I would fall into relaxed converstaion, so it was also like visiting an old friend. She's a warm, mellow and interesting person who definitely knows her trade. Go see her, she's great.
professional stylists doing what they do – First of all, I find it interesting that none of the bad reviews mention the names of the stylists who gave them such horrible experiences (while most of the positive reviews do). While I don't feel quite the same level of passion for ths place as some of the 5-star reviewers, I find it really hard to imagine that anyone will leave this place with their hair falling out -- all of the women who work at Ohm are professional and well-trained.
I had a haircut and highlights with Farzeneh. She's a lovely, spiritual soul and I enjoyed our conversation. Her highlights were fantastic - very natural looking, but absolutely enhancing everything from my hair to my skin-tone. She suggested adding some low-lights to counteract the increasingly bleached nature of my color, and she was spot-on -- they added depth and richness, and I was extremely pleased. Her haircut was good, but not my favorite. I will probably try one of the other stylists there, because sometimes I think it just takes the right "fit."
I like the vibe of this place, but don't expect a spa atmosphere. It's in a gutted craftsman home, very friendly and laid-back, but not luxurious. More energetic than zen. I wasn't offered wine like some of the other reviewers. But it's definitely a place that you enjoy spending time - a little vacation from the grind. I would definitely recommend Ohm to other people.
BEST SALON in LA, and what a way to relax! You'll leave looking Beautiful! – Ok, I'm really really surprised to see any bad reviews about this place on here - and believe me, I'm not overly generous with compliments. First of all - I've been going to Margo for over two years - she's such an amazing stylist, artist and person that I'm pretty sure if she ever left or moved away, I'd be totally devastated. I always like to do something crazy with my hair, either wanting to go extreme with 4 different colors, wanting to look totally completely natural or wanting to die it from my blonde to jet black - and she's right there, telling me if it will look good or bad and then making it look as though I just stepped out of a catalog. I'm really not kidding here people, she's more talented and has more of a vision than anyone I've ever seen in LA, NYC, Australia, London, or Italy (all places I've gotten my hair done more than once) ... Now then for Rohanna, the owner - what a complete sweetheart. I came in less than two weeks before my wedding and decided I wanted hair extensions. (The turn-around time for even ordering is two weeks) - but she simply said No Problem and rushed them to get there in a week.....Now I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I was really really nervous about hair extenstions, I didn't want my hair to look fake or over the top... well, I walked out of OHM feeling like a princess. She did a suberb job of setting the extensions, then cut them up so that it went with my hair perfectly and to the point where today people are actually saying "wait, something about you is different" .. You can't remotely tell that I have extensions, they look as natural as can be. I NEVER write reviews, but felt it my duty on this one. This is the least pretentious salon in Los Angeles, and everyone is always happy and laughing. It's truly a relaxing therapy session without the annoying therapist. I'd recommend to everyone without hesitation! And people that are just writing bad reviews because they are vendictive, I'd watch out for your karma!
Apparently the owner of OHM is able to remove bad reviews. – i will never use citysearch again, i wrote a legit bad review about the stylist and salon and it seems to have been removed, so apparently citysearch isn't as credible as i thought. what a disappointment.
ohm is terrible.
How would you know the review was removed unless you are checking our account regularly? How do you know the owner had it removed? If you did have a bad experience, I apologize.
You know i feel bad writting this......... – I chose this salon after seeing all of the great comments on citysearch. I must say that I am extremely disappointed. I called in advance and explained that I would like someone who is very experienced with color/highlights and whoever answered the phone said that anyone I got would be good since they all specialized in color (with an annoyed tone in her voice). I should have known better that they would say this about anyone who worked there. I decided to make an appt anyway. I went in and told her I like a VERY natural look and that I did not want to look skunky/striped in any way. I also explained that I wanted the best grey coverage. So in the middle of doing my highlights, she said it would be best to change my base color (add on another $85). SO I agreed trusting her. Ummm, my highlights look more grown out than when I walked in the door because the color blead up into the bleach. I had also explained to her that my hair was very fragile and she still pulled the bleach all the way through to the ends. NO hairdresser does this on already bleached/highlighted hair (even with the lowest volume). Then in the middle of doing my hair, she dried it and then went back in to supposedly fix the big stripes and add a couple more since it looked so grown out. I did not get a haircut but apparently I didnt need to since my hair is now breaking off. I feel really bad because she was a very nice girl but I would not even go back to get my hair fixed. I think sometimes hairdressers just give you what they think looks good and not what you ask for. I feel bad for even writing this but I am so bummed about my hair :(
Great cuts and atmosphere~ go see Malina! – I was a client of Malina's for years and she always does a great job. She is super sweet and friendly, and always listens to what you want. The owner is great - the first time I went there I had an issue with a miscommunication with a different stylist (not there anymore), and the owner ("Rohanna" I think), was perfectly accomodating. Ohm offers free bangs trims in-between cuts, which is very convenient. I have been super sad to leave Ohm, but the only reason I am not going there anymore is that I am a student and I just can't afford it anymore :-( I will miss you Ohm!
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