8446 W Third St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004834.072933 -118.374809
Sun & Mon: 11am-5pm
Tues, Wed & Sat: 9am-7pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Beverly Center
Ernie is an amazing colorist – I read some other reviews here about other colorists at Taboo - I didn't realize they had so many good ones because I know they have my favorite!!! have gone to Ernie on and off for 10 years or so. The only time I'm off is when I can't make it into LA to see him (I've moved around a lot). I'm in Ventura now and he is definitely worth the drive (but, he was the best when I was living in NY, SF and LA, too)......I am a brunette, I like being a brunette but it is really hard to get a color that doesn't wash me out or make my hair brassy. Ernie somehow can find that sweet spot where my hair looks rich, healthy and shiny and I end up with all kinds of compliments. If I do highlights, he'll do them either subtle and natural (my preference) or trendy and stylish - which also looks great. You will never go wrong going to Ernie!
Aaron is THE BEST Colorist in Town!!! – Taboo's colorist, Aaron Blackburn, has never let me down in over 3.5 years!! He knows how to bring out brilliant distinctions for blondes without resorting to bleach. My hair is a mixture of cremes, winter whites, and butter creme colors that combine to make a truly glowing finish!
And if that wasn't enough, Aaron is very experienced doing bridal hair, updos, and make-up too!!
He takes his time and treats my hair with VIP care and attention to detail:)
I highly recommend Aaron at Taboo!!!!
I HAVE A CRUSH ON MY HAIR. – I am in a great mood. I love my hair!!! I got one of the best cuts of my life and it is perfect in every way. I was referred to Jovan by a friend who always has the cutest cuts who said she's been seeing Jovan for about 4 years.. I wanted an edgy layer cut with heavy bangs that rounded down the sides and what did I get?! exactly that and more. He mentioned the Brazilian Blowdry to tame my somewhat out of control hair and talked about it like it was his child. He really believes in that product and after he tried it out on my bangs.. Im going back for more- its amazing. He really wants his clients to feel beautiful and you can feel it.
I got the by one of the best stylists at Taboo and his name is Jovan.
JOVAN KING IS A MIRACLE WORKER – Jovan is so incredibly talented. He has a new process called a Brazilian Blowdry. I have shoulder length hair that is pretty curly/wavy but becomes GIGANTIC and very frizzy whenever I blowdry it. Jovan suggested the Brazilian Blowdry and now I HAVE BRAND NEW HAIR. It is so soft and shiny and it completely restored my hair. I am absolutely AMAZED at the difference. I finally have the hair that I have always been jealous of. The cut he gave me is the best I have ever had. He spent so much time and followed up with me the next day -- he's an absolute PERFECTIONIST. I think he actually cared more that I did -- and I care a lot. I have been to many hair salons all over the country and I have NEVER HAD ANYONE THIS TALENTED work on my hair. I wont go to anyone else!
DESHANI, DESHANI, DESHANI! – I have been going to DESHANI for over 3 years. She's helped me obtain every shade of brown and when I was finally bored with brown she transformed me into a beautiful blonde without damaging my hair. She's professional, always flexible with MY schedule and I never received more compliments since going to her. I recently moved and she graciously wrote out my hair color formula and directions on an index card for me to take with me! You dont find many people willing to do that... she really cares about her clients and their satisfaction! I would recommend her to anyone!
Jovan is superb – For 2.5 years the only Person to touch my head has been Jovan. It is hard for to find the right stylist that can really give you what you ask for- really give you something more. I always change my look- I give Jovan an Idea and he never let's me down. He takes it beyond and above what is asked. He is extremely thorough and precise and never let's you out of the chair unless every single hair is in place. Fantastic. I am glad he finally found a salon that suits him and his clients' needs. I followed him from his last "salon" and I can tell you- this is where it's at!!
Go see Jovan . I doubt you'd regret it.
THe Best Salon in the US – I have been going to Taboo since it first opened. I believe that I have had my hair cut by many of the stylists, Esther being one of them. She was amazing!!!! One of the best cuts I have had in a very long time!!!! I actually fly to LA from NY a few times a year to get my hair colored by Robert, who is amazing, probably one of the best in the world, but Aaron and Ernie are great themselves... I also have my haircut as well... I would trust about all the stylists there... And best of all is the big smile and great greeting you receive from Gina, the salon manager!! A great trendy warm atmosphere, with an amazing array of people to help you look your BEST!!!!
Esther is no good! – I had to wait for a while to see how i i am gonna feel about my hair, but everytime the feeling is the same. I dont like the cut! this is the first time in a long time that i hate my hair style. Esther, my hairdresser, didint listen well to what i wanted and even didint deliver what she suggested. the layers are not proportinal at all, i have a part of my hair that is not in any way related to the other part ( big gap between layers). overall, she is not experienced enough to face more challenges, she only cuts what she knows and doesnt think or create more then that. I think the people at sueprcut or fantastic sam would do a better job!or even those salons in downtown LA for only 7$; the cut that she did for me is very average and has lots of "holes" in it......
I've been to a lot of salons from federic feccai to Fresno Salons, to France Salons, and this one is not worth the price nor loosing inches of your hair for nothing..... good luck with Esther, you'll need it.
Fantastic cut, great price! – I live in the area and needed a new salon that was close, affordable, and most of all, could cut long hair really well. BEST EXPERIENCE since I've been in LA! My hair has never looked this great before- ask for Deshani, she's amazing with cut! I'm considering going back for a color- if I do, she'll def be doing it! Kudos!
BEST RAZOR CUT IN TOWN – I HAVE followed Emily because she is the best razor cutter in this town - if you have poker straight, thin hair and want volume, a great cut, texture, style - fun - she is the person! I have been everywhere in town and she's the best!
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