142 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004934.064606 -118.469118
Neighborhoods: Brentwood, West LA
MICHAEL IS THE BEST HAIRDRESSER!!!!! – MICHAEL HAD BEEN DOING MY HAIR FOR EVER IT SEEMS AND I WAS SO SAD WHEN I MOVED AWAY, I KNEW MY HAIR WAS NEVER GOING TO LOOK THE SAME.
I JUST MOVED BACK THIS PAST MONTH AND CALLED CRISTOPHE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH HIM. THEY INFORMED ME THAT MICHAEL HAS OPENED UP HIS OWN SALON IN BRENTWOOD. I WAS SOOO PLEASED. I BOOKED AN APPOINTMENT WITH HIM TO FIX MY MESS OF FADED RED HAIR.
HIS SALON WAS SO EASY TO FIND AND I MUST SAY, WHEN I WALKED IN I WAS BLOWN AWAY-THE SALON IS GORGEOUS AND FUN WITH A LITTLE BIT OF EDGE. I HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME THERE. AND MY HAIR FINALLY LOOKS GOOD AGAIN. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND RED AND SHINY-NOT DULL AT ALL AND IT STILL HASNT REALLY FADED. THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS SUCH A TREAT. MICHAEL IS THE BEST HAIRDRESSER EVER!! AND WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED WITH OPENING HIS OWN SALON IS ASTOUNDING. I AM SO HAPPY.
Salon Platinum Black is AWESOME. – I have spent a very long time looking for a salon. This hair salon is amazing!! As soon as I drove by I knew I had found the salon for me. The decor is AMAZING!!!! Better then beverly hills style, without all the attitude problems found there. One of the coolest salons that I have ever been in.
I have red hair and it can be a REAL PROBLEM to work with, since it fades or never turns out to be the color I want it to be. Plus my hair is weird and hugely wavy and can be such a pain to blowdry well. But they used something called wella color on my hair and it looks so shiny and red and beautyiful. The stylist I saw was carol and she was so super sweet and made my red hair color looks so so good. Carol showed me how to blowdry my hair to make it straight and smooth and also how I would be able to work with my wavy crazy hair!!
I highly would recommend everyone checking out the hair salon, if only to see some of the carpeted walls but really people should get their hair done here. It was such a pleasure and I will be back again as soon as my hair grows out again.
Michael Haase is truly a hair genius. – I have spent the past few months pouring over reviews online trying to find someone who would meet my needs in the hair department as I have fine dirty blonde hair that has been over-highlighted to look like the OC beachbunny norm. I never really ever fit that mold as I am a Ph.D. engineering student and also a mom always on the go-but I just went with it because I did not know any better. Every time I looked at my hair though, I wanted to cry and thought I would never have fabulous, thick, shiny hair.
I did not totally give up though. I decided to make a change for the better for my health and well-being and went cold turkey on crappy over-processed hair with no style. I knew I was way better than that. So while my roots grew and I saved up my money, I ranked the top 5 hairstylists in Southern California. Being an engineer, I did not take this judging process lightly. A couple of the best stylists came from Christophe Salon in Beverly Hills, but one person stood out far above the pack: Michael Haase, who has now opened his own salon called Salon Platinum Black. His tons of amazing reviews either had to be written by himself personally or he was the real deal. Oh boy, was he the real deal. No doubt about it. The hair gods have smiled upon me.
I drove up to Brentwood and was greeted with a big smile by the receptionist in the new beautiful salon. That meant a lot to me as I was just in jeans and a t-shirt-nothing fancy, especially in such a posh neighborhood. Immediately, Carol, Michael's awesome assistant took me over to the chair to sit and meet Michael. He was extremely professional and interviewed me for 10-15 minutes to find the appropriate cut/color for my face and lifestyle. I had read the other reviews so I knew I had to be totally honest and also let him do his thing. Being so frustrated with my straw hair, I told him to cut it all off, to do whatever he wanted with the highlights/color, and that I look terrible in bangs. He patiently smiled at me with a look of wisdom and said he bet he could make me look incredible in bangs and that he thought my natural color (at the roots) was actually great. He said me he had big plans for me and my job would only be to wear it with pride. I told him if he could pull that off, I would become his biggest fan.
Carol brought me a delicious chamomile tea in a teacup with saucer with 2 little bite size shortbread cookies on the side, while Michael mixed the "Norwegian Blonde" highlighting color (thank God not orange and blah like the past). He took so much care not to over-process it and hurt the fragile parts, that he gained my respect and put me totally at ease. What was the nicest part is that he and Carol gave me their undivided attention. I, the client, was at center-stage. It was a wonderful feeling.
Watching Michael work on my hair was like watching a genius paint a masterpiece. It was actually really fun to watch. He made perfect bangs on me. I couldn't believe it. Then he made my hair look magically thick (!) by trimming up and layering my hair to about shoulder length. He framed my face like a picture. The highlights blended beautifully. I haven't felt this sexy in a long time.
Upon checking out, Michael was very sweet and gave me 2 large samples of Unite 7 Second Conditioning Detangler-one for me and one for my daughter's long hair. So, yes, to be totally truthful, it is not cheap (speaking from the student point of view), but in my opinion the price you pay to see a guru like Michael Haase to make you excited about your hair and feeling undeniably gorgeous (mom point of view) is so worth it. Michael totally earned every penny. His eye for detail, care for the client's individual needs, and professionalism are unparalleled. I can't imagine going to anyone else now. I am completely spoiled and will definitely be making the drive up to Brentwood every 6-8 weeks from now on to only let Michael Haase touch my hair. I can't wait to see what he does on me next.
Best Hair Salon in LA...Near Perfection! – I have never been in love with my hair until now. Carol Kim at Platinum Black spent the time to create a haircut just for me. It suits my face, is easy to care for and is cut so ever carefully it looks perfect the day it gets done. It grows out great too. I have never been loyal to a hairstylist before, but I'm not going anywhere else. The TLC the stylists take here is phenomenal. The head massage is amazing too when she washes my hair. Pure bliss!
I LOVE MY HAIR – Thank you so much Michael Haase! I LOVE my hair.
When I first came in, I walked in with a hat to cover my hair and dark sunglasses because I didn't want anyone to see me. My ends were so dry and damaged and I really needed some expert advice. Michael was able to get my hair shiny and healthy again. I didn't want to go short because I have been trying to grow my hair out and he was gentle and made my hair look stronger and fuller. He gave me the BEST cut-I actually have nice, flowy, long hair.
And he painted on my high-lights so now they look natural and beautiful!! No more hats!!! No more dark sunglasses!!! I strutted out of salon platinum black.
Thank you for my fabulous hair!!
Go See MICHAEL – Best haircut ever!!! I found Michael after doing a search on the internet, and I am so glad that I took the time to look him up. He knows exactly how to cut your hair to fit your face shape and he even shows you how to style it.
My hair looks great ALL THE TIME and I get so many compliments. People have stopped me on the street to ask me who does my hair. now that's the best compliment!! I'm so glad i went to Michael.
One of LA's Best with Amazing Stylists – To start it off, I have never been more satisfied with a haircut/hair color as much as I was the first time I walked out of Platinumblack (and the many times that followed).
I have always been iffy about trying new hairstyles and especially trusting my hair with new hairstylists. Though as I had recently relocated and no longer wanted to make the commute to my old hairstylist, I decided to take my friend's recommendation and try out this salon.
Being the control freak that I am, I always like to walk my hairstylists through exactly what I want them to do, even though I know they probably have way more experience in that area. This time around, I briefly explained to the stylist (KATIE O'NEILL) the hair cut I wanted and the hair color no other stylist was able to execute on my hair due to my natural dark hair color.
After my hair was cut up, colored and styled (with little instruction from myself throughout the whole process), I was amazed at how my hair how turned out; I loved the "edgy" hair cut and was specifically shocked at how she was able to work out the color I had wanted for so long.
Needless to say, I have not changed stylists since then and my haircuts and colors by Katie have continued to far surpass my expectations time after time.
Glad to say I now have a permanent hairstylist I would recommend to just about anyone.
platinumblack is one of LA's BEST – Platinum Black is one of the best salons in LA. I love how everyone there is so know knowledgeable about hair and they take the time to teach you how to style it. So you always get a cut that you can style on your own.
I've been there twice already-once for a blow dry with Marie and to once to get my roots done. I always leave happy and satisfied.
LA's best secret – MY NEW FAVORITE SPOT IN LA!!! I'm always traveling between New York and LA for work and I recently discovered this salon on my last trip. It's conveniently located in the brentwood village and there is plenty of parking.
The last time I was in, I had my hair blow dried by CJ and she did a fabulous job. She was able to get so much volume and my hair style survived throughout the entire night at my company party. If you want a good style...this is the place to go.
Michael Haase is AMAZING – I have been a client of Michael for 5 years and my hair has never looked better. I had plain, mommy hair, and he was able to take my thin hair and transform it into something modern and stylish. Michael made my hair look and feel thicker!! I had so much body and volume that I couldn't stop touching my hair!! Ever since then, I have listened to him about how to take care of my hair and my hair ALWAYS looks great.
As a mom, I don't have a lot of time to style my hair, but MIchael gave me a style that I can actually do myself. You can never go wrong with Michael. He knows a LOT about hair!!
Thank you Michael!!
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