Derek Smart at the Sally Hershberger Salon in Los Angeles - The SMART Choice for Your Hair - Review.

If you are serious about your hair … you’ve probably heard about the Sally Hershberger Salons where movie stars such as Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts all flock to take their locks.  There are 3 salons - two in New York and one in Los Angeles.  The LA salon is just off Melrose Place and unlike most salons is not located on street level.  You have to know where it is … to get there.  You take the elevator up to the penthouse … and WOW! There you are … in what looks more like a high tech laboratory on the set of the new CSI - WeHo than a hair salon.  All pristine white, with a highly polished mahogany runway, and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills.  Several stylists buzz around, with their assistants, dressed in black, closely following behind, pre-anticipating their mentor's needs … all offering excellent customer service …

And for the next few hours you are treated like a movie star! 

So, which stylist do you choose?  The smart choice here is Derek Smart. 

When Sally is not in town you’ll find him at station number 1.

Derek’s love of people and nuturing nature, combined with his smart witticisms will make you feel so comfortable in his chair. Together with his with his ergonomic assistant Jessica, they make sure you are the only focus.  You will not leave his station unless your hair is sexy, playful, fun, moveable and drop-dead gorgeous.  His goal is to connect each person to his or her innate beauty and will create a style that is just right for YOU.

Derek Smart has styled several celebrities and stars of film and television most notably Elizabeth Banks, T.R. Knight, Elizabeth Perkins, Neil Patrick Harris, Melissa Rosenberg (screen writer of Twilight films), Sarah Clarke, Gil Bellows, Hugh Fitzgerald, Paul Sarkis and several of the stars from the hit television show “Bachelors”.

Derek was born in England, and at 13 years old first cut his father’s hair.  Shortly thereafter, his older sister was diagnosed with alopecia, so  Smart began styling her wigs and had found his inspiration … pursuing his dream of becoming a hair stylist. Smart began his professional training under the teaching of notable British stylist, Stephen WakeDerek then moved to California to expand his knowledge of his craft. He spent the next 17 years at salons like the Bungalow on Melrose, developing a diverse clientele from the worlds of entertainment, business, fitness and fashion. Hairstylist Smart’s distinct work, reflects his belief that in each and every person there is potential for transformation. Creating hair that is otherwise described as “pure beauty” - Derek is known for bringing forth each client’s individual sense of style.

Believe you me, you will leave feeling fabulous and beautiful – because if you don’t look good Derek Smart doesn’t look good – so do yourself a favor and make the SMART choice!

For an appointment with Derek Smart call: 310. 852. 4922

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