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.