902 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.018840 -118.488587
Tue - Fri, 10:00am - 7:00pm; Sat, 9:00am - 6:00pm; Sun, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Pico
Best Brazilian Wax – I had a Super Clean all off Brazilian, only took 15 Mins, didn't hurt as much either, I will be back here and telling my friends, a good price of $50 plus she gave me a Mimosa after. Wow! thank you
Best Salon I've ever been to!! – I recently visited DNA while visiting my friend in Santa Monica, CA. I'm from Jersey and was looking to find a hair salon that could help correct my mishap mullet and turn it into something sexy and easy to style.
Summer was referred by a friend in LA. I called on Monday morning and was able to get an appointment for that THursday. Immediately, upon entering the salon I was greeted by a friendly face and checked in promptly. As soon as I met Summer, I was immediately impressed. She is personable, warm, educated, and actually listened to what I wanted.
I have fine, thin, hair and am currently growing out a short cut. I discussed my problem areas and told her what I wanted.
I left the salon with THE BEST hair cut and color I have ever had. Summer transformed my scary mullet into a head of beauty!!
She truly is one of a kind and really did go above and beyond to create what I desired!
This salon is unbelievable and I would recommend it to anyone!!!
Especially if you are picky and know what you want!!
If you want an Amazing blonde, go to Summer – Highlighted Blondes, please listen!
Let me just say, I am not inclined to write reviews, but Summer deserves it. I recently divorced my colorist after 3 yrs - I have dark brown hair and highlight to a very light blonde, pastel blonde - not yellow, not gold, but a baby blonde. My old colorist was lazy, removing foils too soon, giving me a golden, yellow color at times. I was fed up. Trying to find a colorist that gets I don't want any yellow or gold in my hair, that the foil shouldn't be an inch away from the root, has been so hard UNTIL I found Summer. She gave me a beautiful pastel blonde - exactly what my old colorist in NY used to do. She gets it, she's very particular and listens. My hair looks amazing, how it used to look and is even all over with a beautiful color. When trying to find a new colorist I look high and low, let colorists do a few strands to see their color - but with Summer, I immediately trusted her and it is beautiful. With such naturally dark hair, it's hard to find a colorist who does a beautiful blonde and she does it.
AMAZING All-Around Salon Experience – I moved to Santa Monica just over a year ago and had the insane fortune of living around the corner from Studio DNA. I will never get my hair cut anywhere else and here is why...When you walk into Studio DNA you're engaged by EVERYONE. Not plastic greetings, but sincere excitement at your presence and the fact that you have decided to take part in the DNA community. In the cold Los Angeles hair world this alone would be enough to keep me coming back. I've seen the work of every stylist there--and have been blown away at all the talent owners Danny and Aubrey have found, but typically entrust my hair to Summer and Rosie. I'm half tempted to post old photos of myself to really drive home the point that I don't understand my hair and I don't expect to. When seeing Summer and Rosie you could sit down and without a word from your mouth leave the salon with the haircut you were born to have. As I said my hair competence is sub-par--something the girls caught onto very quickly, so instead of asking me what I want they talk to me about WHO I AM and somehow out of our casual conversations they are able to divine hair-fection (yes, perfection for your hair--it's mind blowing). I have never received more compliments in response to my hair. All the hair attention can be a little overwhelming at first, but if you do decide to visit Studio DNA you're just going to have to get used to it...people will be congratulating you left and right and praying you tell them the secret to looking that good.
My hair's best friend – I've been going to Studio DNA for almost two years now. Almost every stylist in the place has worked on my hair at one time or another, and I have *never* left looking sloppy, sad, choppy, or unhappy. You want proof, you say? Check out my wedding pictures (google "Our Blog of Love" and then scroll down to the post on 7/22/08). The fabulous hair on both of us? Done at Studio DNA. With on-site, free-of-charge touching up, I might add, so that I stayed gorgeous despite the heat. The owners are some of my favorite people on this planet, the staff is incredibly warm, and the stylists are extremely good at what they do. Check this place out---your hair really, really wants you to.
Best Salon Experience of my Life – From the moment I walked through the front door I felt comfortable in this salon. The ownership and management always greet me with a smile and offer me a cup of tea. The crazy person below should be sued for her slanderous comments. She's dead wrong. I've been going to DNA since the day it opened and have never had a bad experience. In fact, I consistently receive the best haircuts of my life. My fiance won't let me go anywhere else, even if I wanted to (which I don't). Don't let one ridiculous person color your thoughts about Studio DNA. I love it there and if I had more hair on my head or more money I'd be there every single day. Great people, great hair styling, comfortable location, easy parking...don't be fooled. This place rules.
Summer gave the BEST cut!!! – I went to Studio DNA last week and had an appointment with Summer. She was absolutely amazing. I walked in almost in tears about how horrible and uneven my hair looked after going to three different places in Westwood. She assured me that my hair would look great after it was ...it looked amazing! She did exactly what I asked her too and knew what would look on me. She also fixed the highlights in my hair to a beautiful brown (and I get at least a complement a day about the color of the highlights) In addition, she was so cool and friendly, I would hang out with her outside of the salon anytime. She is a level 2 and worked previously at other celebrity salons. She charges about half as much than the stylists at Christophe and other trendy and high-end salons but she gives the same, if not better, cuts and color. SHE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING...you won't leave unhappy!
The best salon I've every been to! – Hands down, I have never had a bad situation handled so professionally. I read the reviews on Citysearch so I decided to try this salon. I wasn't happy with the cut I got from my stylist they recommended, though the cut was good, it was not what I was looking for. I expressed my concerns and after discussion my dissatisfaction she brought the owner over to help. Aubrey ended up fitting me in between his clients and re-cutting my hair which ended up looking amazing! Not only did he fit me in, he colored the back of my hair for free just so the cut would look right. Aubrey and the salon during this whole process made me feel very comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation. Not only do I love my hair but the professionalism and friendly atmosphere are the best I have every experienced! Run don't walk to this salon - you won't be dissappointed!
The Search is Over – After two years of bouncing around from one stylist's chair to another, the search is over. I feel like I went from "blah" to"best tressed" all thanks to Tina at DNA.
When I moved here 2 yrs ago, I thought it would be a cinch to find a great hair stylist, however, I was wrong. I am quite picky about my straight, fine hair. Mainly because I have had so many people chop it into styles that were either difficult to maintain or just completely boring.
When I arrived a half hour early, Tina was free and sat me down right away. I told her what I wanted and she LISTENED and translated my needs into a cut and style that would work with my criteria,hair type and lifestyle.
After she shampooed me and applied a scalp treatment (complimentary at the moment) she went about cutting. Once she was done cutting it wet, she blew it out and it looked fabulous. At this point, she went in and finished it off, lightly layering and perfecting the cut ( usually when other stylists have done this, they went too far) When she was done it was perfection!
When she added product, she made sure to add only a small amount AND made sure it wasn't a shiny product as they often make dark, fine hair look greasy. How many salons have I raced home from to wash my heavily weighed down and greasy looking hair that was just washed?!
When it was all done, I was given little gift bag with a brush and sent on my way. All in all, a wonderful experience. I will be going back for highlights, to go from fabulously tressed to uber-fabulously tressed!
ps...All this and the cut was affordable, can it get any better?!
Studio DNA. Go already! – The search is over. After enduring many a stylist and their lack of listening skills, I made an appointment at Studio DNA. They paired me up with Christi and I think I'm gonna keep her.
Where should I begin? Relaxing environment? Check. Stylist is fun to chat with? Check. Great cut? Check. Affordable? Charge it! Done.
I cannot tell you how many times I've come home and searched for my hat collection to cover up the mess someone has made. Christi and I discussed what I wanted, went over a few photos and got to work. She did all the work that is. I just got to hang out and marvel at her skills. Most importantly, she checked in from time to time to make sure I was feeling good about where she was taking my style.
The staff at Studio DNA is friendly, and to top it off, they have coffee brought over from Funnel Mill a few doors down. Zing! Thank you Christi!
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