What can you expect from a strip mall hair salon with neighbors like TJ Maxx and Fashion Bug? Frank Jeffery, co-owner of Gallery of Hair, promises "downtown quality without downtown prices." Step inside this high-energy Dunning salon and witness a scene mirroring a behind-the-curtains fashion show with more than 60 stylists prepping women – and men – for their walk on the runway.
Whatever your personality, staff members tag team you with the perfect stylist. Sit down with Erin Schneider (yeah, she's that girl from "Beauty and the Geek") for an L.A. love look; or hook up with Lady Laronda and sample her raver-fun feel.
High-profile clients make Gallery of Hair not only a hot-hair hotspot, but also a networking jungle. Staff's combined resumes include Jaslene Gonzalez (of America's Next Top Model) and Daddy Yankee among an army of big-name bankers, editors, news anchors and restaurant/club owners.
Whether you walk in a wreck for extensions and a manicure, esthetician Michelle Pimentel assures "you'll walk out a star, from head to toe." And she means it; additional services include make-up application and body waxing. Haircuts range from $10-$30.
Centerstage Reviewer: David-Anthony Gonzalez