John Christopher Salon
Roots The salon is gorgeously outfitted with red chairs at the color station, light fixtures with dangling glass orbs, and a huge photo of Audrey Hepburn at the entrance, making it look and feel like a modern New York City salon.
Highlights Botox for hair? Yup. “It’s a smoothing treatment that can be used on damaged and brittle hair,” explains salon manager Janet Magana. “It restores fibers from the inside out and removes frizz.” Worry not: It’s painted on, not injected.
Cutting Edge “Our customers want Kardashian hair and we deliver,” says Magana. “Especially Khloe and Kylie’s blunt, shoulder-length cuts.” The salon also specializes in styling thick hair. “If you don’t cut into it and texturize it, the result can be a total disaster.”
Color Code Owner and master stylist/colorist Carlos Avalos and his team have fun with color. Rose gold, mermaid ombre, team colors for kids, lilac, and pink — you name it; they do it. Magana is the in-house chameleon and changes her hair color monthly!
Star Stylist/Colorist Co-owner Joe Ballantoni touts Lindita as the salon’s star colorist and recommends Antoinette for bridal styles. Avalos is a highly skilled stylist, but he’s booked in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute to make your appointment with him.
Gloss First-time customers receive 10 percent off hair and Botox treatments (explained above), which are 20 percent off on Mondays. Ballatoni’s mom brings in homemade cookies weekly, so take advantage of those, too.
Heads Up A Sunday cut-a-thon event is in the works during which clients receive half-price cuts and blowouts. Proceeds will be donated to a soon-to-be announced foundation.
Prices Women’s haircuts from $85; girls’ (11 to 16) haircuts, $65; girls under 10, $50; men’s haircuts, $50; boys under 12, $35; shampoo and blowdry from $45. Single-process color starts at $85; half-head highlights start at $140; full-head highlights start at $175; balayage and ombre start at $200; keratin treatments start at $300.