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August 10, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
This spring the popular farm-to-plate catering company Heirloom L.A. opened a private Eagle Rock tasting room called the Salon. It's an intimate space with seating for around 30, including a round head table with a hole in the center where chef Matt Poley stands to cook and talk about the food that he and co-owner Tara Maxey have sourced. On Wednesday night the Salon hosted a wine dinner featuring Jeff Fischer's Habit Wines . Passed appetizers were served in the garden behind the Salon, which is also where most of the produce consumed at Salon dinners is from.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday. The first phase, the actual trial, would begin in June. If convicted, Scott Dekraai faces the death penalty for allegedly walking into Salon Meritage in October 2011 and opening fire, killing his ex-wife and seven others in the county's deadliest shooting.
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BUSINESS
February 25, 2013 | By Shan Li
The blow-and-go salon chain Drybar is launching a line of hair-care products and tools in March to help customers maintain their blowouts. The line includes basics such as shampoo, conditioner and blow dryers along with styling extras such as smoothing oil and pomade. Echoing the chain's bar theme, many of the products are packaged to resemble bottles of liquor. The Los Angeles chain has been styling the locks of harried working women and busy moms since 2010. It's one of a growing number of blow-dry-only salons that specialize in washing, drying and styling hair for about $35 a pop. Founder Alli Webb said the Drybar line has been a two-year undertaking to design products dedicated to maintaining perfectly coiffed hair for days.
NEWS
February 25, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, This post has been corrected, as indicated below:
Hairstylist Federic Fekkai's customers can get personal. “There are women who like to shock me by saying, 'Oh, I thought about you this morning … in my shower,'” he says. But he can laugh because he knows they are referring to his namesake shampoo and conditioner. “We want people to be responding emotionally," he adds. "The way I created this product is for it to be a great experience.” Make that an A-list experience. For more than 20 years, Fekkai -- in town last week to visit his West Coast flagship salon -- has worked on some of the world's most famous heads, names including Scarlett Johansson and Uma Thurman, Claudia Schiffer and Catherine Deneuve.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reportedly threatened to sue a tabloid magazine over a story that claims she wandered around a New York tanning salon completely naked in search of goggles to wear. The recent InTouch Weekly story cited an unnamed eyewitness who said the former Nickelodeon star seemed "totally out of it" as she reportedly walked around the main lobby before returning to a private spray-tan room. "I'm not 'troubled,'" Bynes told Us Weekly on Thursday as she declared her intent to sue InTouch.
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October 31, 2010 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Bouncy ringlets. A swooping French twist. S-shaped pin-curls. Hairstyles of a bygone era? Not exactly. Thanks to a pendulum swing in fashion back to ladylike clothes ? and a national love affair with the manicured, retro-'60s looks of cable show "Mad Men"? "done" hairdos are back in vogue. So much so that they're making the loose, untamed manes of the last decade look dated. On Hollywood's red carpets, where runway trends often make their first appearance in the real world, ballet buns, topknots and tidy, teased coifs have replaced the requisite low, slightly messy chignons that have reigned for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2013 | By Jack Dolan
A man walked into a Costa Mesa nail salon about noon Sunday, doused himself in flammable liquid and set himself on fire, police said. A woman from whom the man had been estranged, either his wife or his girlfriend, was inside the salon at the time, according to a Costa Mesa police spokesman. Someone grabbed a fire extinguisher and doused the flames and the man was rushed to a nearby hospital, police said. The man was not immediately identified by authorities, and there was no word on his condition Sunday evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
Beat that, Miley Cyrus fans. Sure, the "Hannah Montana" pop star sells tickets fast. But how about Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim? Tickets for "A Salon With Stephen Sondheim," to be hosted by the Academy for New Musical Theatre in Hollywood on March 13, went on sale at the academy website at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1 and sold out three minutes later, the group reported Wednesday. By 10:10, there was a waiting list as long as the reservation list. Of course, the hall for the event seats only 80, but still.
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September 19, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At the first Salon by the Shore to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, museum director Jeffrey Deitch introduced internationally recognized artist Doug Aitken and offered some explanations for L.A.'s ability to create so many great artists. Among other considerations, he named the landscape, climate and intellectual foundation of the city. "We're so lucky to have all this," said event co-chairwoman Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. "At one end of the city we have a great contemporary art museum and then, at the other end, we have the Pacific Ocean.
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July 3, 2011 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
José Eber, the veteran hairdresser instantly recognizable by his long blond locks and jazzy cowboy hats, has launched a new salon in Beverly Hills, blocks from his former hair haven on Via Rodeo. The two-floor, 8,500-square-foot José Eber salon, formerly home to Christie's auction house, is a sprawling ode to old-school glamour, featuring 30-foot ceilings, enormous, quirky art works (by collage artist Terence Lawlor), an 18-foot sofa peppered with velvet pillows, and — on everything from the walls to the swivel chairs — the color purple, in homage to Eber's longtime friend and client, Elizabeth Taylor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Jackie Crosby
Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda Corp., owner of a line of upscale organic salon products, and game-changer in the world of beauty products who brought Earth-friendly production practices and products to market on a mass scale, has died. He was 72 and had pancreatic cancer. Rechelbacher, widely known by his first name, died Saturday at his home in Osceola, Wis., the company announced. In 1978, Rechelbacher launched Aveda Corp., with a staff of two and a goal of building a bridge between beauty and medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Robert J. Lopez
A woman who died this week after going into cardiac arrest at a beauty salon had undergone a cosmetic medical procedure that involved a part of her body being "augmented by injection," Long Beach police said. Long Beach police said that on Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. they were called to Areli's Beauty Salon in the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue because someone was in cardiac arrest "under suspicious circumstances. " Authorities allege that 45-year-old Sandra Perez Gonzalez was renting space in the salon under the pretense of giving massages, but instead provided butt and lip augmentation and "vampire face lifts" -- a procedure in which a person's own blood cells are injected into their face -- without a license.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 45-year-old woman accused of advertising that she conducted procedures including "Vampire Facelifts" and "butt augmentation" was arrested in connection with a suspicious death at a Long Beach beauty salon, police said Thursday evening. Sandra Perez Gonzalez rented a treatment room at Areli's Beauty Salon, where she also provided massages, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers responded to the salon Wednesday and found firefighters performing CPR on Hamilet Suarez, 36, a Long Beach resident who police said was in cardiac arrest "under suspicious circumstances.
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February 8, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Los Angeles' temperate climate means that it is manicure-pedicure season all year long. So it's no wonder that nail salons in Southern California are big business, peppering nearly every strip mall and street corner to rival the ubiquity of Starbucks. The nail industry in the U.S. reached $7.47 billion from 2012-13, according to Nails Magazine, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative says there are around 1,900 nail salons in Los Angeles County. Most offer a quick mani/pedi for the palatable price of around $25; another $12 will often buy a 15-minute shoulder massage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
The new Melrose Avenue storefront is a man's world, make no mistake. The theme could not be stated more bluntly. Above the front desk: the rusted front end of a 1953 Chevy pickup. Along one wall: a vintage sign whose faded red letters read AUTO. Scotch is ready to pour, pending a liquor license. The lights are dim, the leather chairs deep. This place calls itself the first man cave for … manicures. Its name is Hammer & Nails . It will welcome the hairy-chested public starting Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements. Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also built a renowned American art collection, as well as donating to museums, galleries and universities throughout the United States. Kunin died Wednesday in Minneapolis from pneumonia after battling leukemia for nearly a year, his family announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Literature and luxury-goods lovers, get thee to Paris. Louis Vuitton is opening a literary salon and gallery there today, organized around the theme "L'Ecriture est un Voyage" -- in English, "Writing is a Journey. " Art is on the walls, books are for sale and literary conversations are on the calendar. The exhibit includes Ed Ruscha's "On the Road" works, inspired by and derived from Jack Kerouac's classic road novel. The exhibit and salon are temporary; they'll remain open only through Dec. 31. Until then, the salon plans to hold weekly literary conversations -- apparently about books and art with a traveling bent, Le Figaro reports.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The first-ever Death Salon is being held in Los Angeles on Saturday. A gathering of writers, artists, academics, and death professionals -- read morticians -- the Death Salon aims to look at the rituals, practices and fascination with death from many angles. Happy early Halloween. The Death Salon began Friday and continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with a series of mini-lectures and panel discussions from writers and performers including Colin Dickey, author of "Cranioklepty"; Caitlin Doughty, author of "Ask a Mortician"; Evan Michaelson from the television show "Oddities"; Paul Koudounaris, author of "The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses"; filmmaker Alison de Fren; and more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Family members of those killed in the Seal Beach salon shooting two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall. "This needs to move on and we need to be allowed to heal," said Paul Wilson, whose wife, Christy, was among the eight people slain. But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered in the Orange County courtroom, said the case was too complex to be rushed and delayed a trial until at least next year.
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