Wow! That’s all I can say about 901 Salon in West Hollywood. Everything was WOW! From the swanky well decorated waiting room, to the ceiling mounted TVs over the wash basins, this place has it all.
Recently I had received a very unfortunate hair cut (can we say “mullet”?) I eventually named it the “bi-layered bob”. It was bad. There was no styling I could do to save it. So Danielle connected me with her long-time hair stylist, Morgan, at Nine Zero One in WeHo. When I called and made my appointment with Morgan, I had no inkling of an idea about the adventure upon which I was about to embark.
Turning onto Melrose Place I thought “oh no!” because parking in the area is horrendous. There is NOTHING I hate more than wasting my time finding a parking spot. But the salon offers affordable valet parking- smart! So that was a “no issue”.
I walked up the stairs to a non-threatening reception area. Because this salon is a pretty big deal in LA, I wasn’t sure if I would meet the front desk and be confronted with rude snobby receptionists. Impressively my reception was a nice one. The decor of the entrance is clean and simple. There’s a wall of products separating the area from the rest of the salon. Shortly after checking in I was escorted into an elegant waiting area. This is where things started getting fun. First, I’m pretty sure I had a conversation with Blake Lively about her cherry apple red Celine handbag (and how she loves it and has it in three different colors- slightly jealous I am). Secondly, the waiting area is decorated better than most of my friends’ apartments. Which, by the way, says a lot because, my friends have great taste and ridiculously amazing decorating skills. This room was donned with gorgeous shades of grays (not 50), uniquely textured fabrics, and pulchritudnious custom light fixtures. I took pictures for ideas on how to decorate the walk-in closet in my new home -that I haven’t purchased or even found yet. Ha!
I sat in the waiting room for a moment, watching some other gorgeous handbags come in and out; a classic flap Chanel in navy, an interesting open weaved Chanel hobo shaped bag with fringe (big this season, I’ve been told). There was a vintage inspired crystal beverage dispenser with iced cucumber infused water to refresh my palate. I’m telling you, this place stops at nothing.
Morgan came to retrieve me and take me to her chair. Judging by her exquisite hair and awesome outfit, I immediately knew she was going to be amazing at her craft. We talked for a bit as she examined the texture and color of my hair- she politely avoided mentioning anything about the horrendous cut. I explained “I want fresh color. I don’t want to be ‘in the middle blonde’. I want to stand out with gorgeous hair. I want a hair makeover. And….can we also do something about this horrendous” and honestly before I even finished the sentence Morgan interjected “you need hair extensions”. Seriously, she read my mind. I knew it. This woman is on top of it!
Morgan definitely knows the art of hair. My blonde was transformed from Bimbo to Bergdorf in less than three hours. I LOVE it! She succeeded in giving me what every other hair stylist told me I couldn’t have. Not only is my hair a beautiful shade of baby blonde, its HEALTHY. The products sold at Nine Zero One are nothing shy of miraculous. Morgan said these products, imported from Italy, were like “Chanel for the hair”, and she’s absolutely right. A little goes a long way, so the products are also priced very nicely.
Nine Zero One is expensive, but not overpriced. Its well worth every dime.
Now that my hair is a great color and texture, I will return for my extensions. More on part two of my hair transformation later.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to book an appointment, click here: 901