Nicholas’ Take on the Latest Beauty Trends

Let’s face it…hair stylists are in the know.  Whether it’s the latest beauty trend, restaurant or neighborhood update, they have the 411.   Here’s the skinny from  hair colorist;  Nicholas Langley.

Whats the latest trend in color? The latest trend in hair color without a doubt is the fashion shades like slate grays, pastel pinks and greens and blues. I personally think these colors have overstayed their welcome unfortunately. I definitely gravitate towards the more updated “ombre” looks which we are doing a lot more of. A beautiful sun kissed look rather than severe dark roots and very  light ends  which was being done with ombres in recent years. Women want to look brighter than their natural color and like they just came back from a vacation on the beach.

Whats the design image of the new salon? The look for the new salon will definitely echo our west hollywood location, which is our flagship. It will still carry unmistakeable British design accents but in a more industrial setting to match the new building we will be located in.
Whats your fav hike? I enjoy hiking anything in griffith park. Not only is it massive, but you get the bests views to see all of LA. On an especially clear day you can see all the way to the ocean. In addition to having tons of of new paths to discover, the Griffith Observatory is a beautiful building to stroll around, especially at night.
How has the West Hollywood neighborhood changed where you work? I’ve worked at the Flagship Benjamin location for 3 years now and it went from quiet and quaint to bustling and filled with a bunch of new hot spots. There are great restaurants and coffee shops as well as a new boutique hotel opening in the near future.  Verve is our latest neighbor, with Gracias Madre and Craig’s steps away.  Its exciting to see them bringing this area of melrose back to life.
(photo credits: benjaminsalon.com and Nicholas, graciasmadras.com,)
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