Once I set foot in Nelson Chan's Nelson J Salon, I was comforted with warmth as I was offered a beverage and slipped into one of their salon robes. The main reason I wanted to see Nelson is because he offers Eco-Friendly hair color, conditioning treatments and hair care products. I’ve been coloring my hair for a long time. His non-ammonia products are better for the environment, better for my hair and don’t give me a headache. The hair perfectionist said that ammonia raises the ph level to alkaline, which can damage hair and its follicles. I came in with washed out highlights and very dry hair. Nelson decided to lowlight, deep condition, and trim all the dead-ends. I felt very at ease while he took control.
While I was getting my hair cut, I also received a deluxe manicure with a massage by the expert manicurist/masseuse, Nicole Dinh. I would recommend this to anyone (she even does house-calls to celebrities). You owe it to yourself to get a manicure and massage while having your hair done. Nicole will massage sea salts into your hands and forearms to release all the tension from a hard day’s work, massaging those little aches and pains that build up from hours of using a keyboard or other repetitive motion activity. The acupressure massage can actually help heal various parts of the body.
In the end, I was pleased with the service that I received. I was less stressed and felt so happy with the results of my silky new hair style.
Celebrity hair colorist Nelson Chan launched his sparkling new Beverly Hills Salon six months ago, offering eco-friendly hair color, conditioning treatments and hair care products. His salon uses high-tech gadgets plus stimulating head & neck massages that distinguish the Nelson J Salon environment from other salons.
Nelson J Salon offers an array of services, ranging from cuts, color, color correction, blow outs, conditioning treatments, updos, hair straightenings, makeup application, manicures and pedicures, as well as head and neck massage services.
The salon’s signature service is the 100%-natural Nelson J Treatment, a soothing deep conditioning treatment for over-curly, frizzy, dry, un-tameable or chemically damaged hair. With moisturizing coconut and sunflower oils, shea butter, jojoba, soy and wheat proteins, this all-natural conditioner is generously applied to hair after sitting under a heat lamp for 5 minutes, which helps the ingredients penetrate deep into the hair. Clients receive a refreshing head and shoulder massage before a final rinse at the luxurious shampoo bowl.
Using only natural preservatives and high-quality ingredients such as lecithin, vitamin E, vitamin C, nettles, rosemary, flower essence and grapefruit seed extract, EcoColors offers natural healthy-looking shine and color to create highlights and lowlights, as well as cover grey hair, while providing superior conditioning. My hair felt silky soft and so luxurious, I couldn’t stop touching it!
The Salon’s other signature treatment is the Nelson J Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage, which costs $20 for 15 minutes, and is performed at each individual station by a licensed massage therapist.
The Nelson J Salon features the Nelson J 100% Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Rice-Based Hairspray, and At-Home Treatment which are free of parabens, sulfates, gluten and casein. Unlike other all-natural shampoos, the Nelson J Shampoo contains corn and coconut to create a nice rich lather. Nelson Chan’s longtime clients include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Heather Graham, Alicia Silverstone, Leah Remini, Devon Aoki and Maggie Q.
The staff is professional and courteous and make you feel at home. Nelson’s 15 year experience has made him an expert in beauty, hair style, and color. He’s waited a decade to open his salon oasis, and he says it was worth the wait.
The complete Nelson J Natural 90201 hair care products can be purchased at: www.nelsonjsalon.com.