(Source: Courtesy of Lost Hills.)
Lost Hills
The Lost Hills team is full of talent, but honestly, they had us at their funky neon signs and whitewashed brick walls. The small, back-alley Silver Lake business was begun by hairstylists Sera Sloane and Kate Schlichter and is now also home to its newest addition, hairstylist Katherine Cali -- all three cross-coasters who have ties to both Los Angeles and New York City.

The look of the salon is reminiscent of a cool girlfriend’s bedroom, but then, so is the way it operates -- the stylists purposely schedule client appointments back-to-back if they think they’ll get along.