Shopping: José Eber opens new Beverly Hills salon
The salon is offering services that include hair, makeup,
waxing, extensions, nail care and medi-spa treatments such
as Botox. There’s also a private VIP room.
July 03, 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, 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
ceilings, enormous, quirky art works (by collage artist Terence Lawlor), foot sofa peppered with velvet pillows, and — on everything from the walls the swivel chairs — the color purple, in homage to Eber’s longtime friend client, Elizabeth Taylor.
“This is totally my cup of tea,” said Eber, during a recent tour of the salon. it, but sometimes I’m afraid to be daring, and Waldo Fernandez [the salon’s ‘Celebrate who you are — celebrate your career.’ And this is what I feel I’m Behind the front desk, which is wrapped in an eye-popping 3-D mirrored windows open up to the salon’s main floor with its 25 hair stations outfitted black iron cabinetry and oval mirrors rimmed in light.
Illuminated display cases filled with hair accessories and jewelry line the dressing room area that’s swathed in a gorgeous photo-realistic wallpaper padded cell (the wallpaper throughout is divine).
Beyond that, a makeup enclave — stocking local makeup artist Julie Hewett’s collection — borders the salon’s main floor, which also features a line of a flat-screen TV) and a long bank of shampoo chairs facing a wall of mirrored
Eber’s new address also will include a cafe serving nibbles and beverages
“Everything is for the comfort of the guests and the comfort of the hairdressers,” owned salons in Beverly Hills since 1980. “The salon has always been my that I’m available to everyone from all walks of life. I’ve based my career start at $85 in the salon, Eber charges $500 a head — a steep fee, but lower contemporaries’.
The salon’s second floor features a waxing room, an extension room, a manicure
featuring tufted, raised thrones, a treatment room inhabited by a beauty permanent makeup (it lasts one to two years), four rooms dedicated to injectables, other medi-spa treatments, and the Suite — a private room for VIPs that bowl, hairdressing station, flat-screen TV, windows overlooking Camden purple upholstered seating.
An oversized photo of Taylor taken by Bert Stern during the “Cleopatra” wall of the staircase circling down to the main level.
Not that Eber needs such obvious reminders of his late, great close friend. here,” he said. “As I walk in, I always feel her.”
José Eber, 360 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 858-4000. 8:30 through Saturday.