Salon Spotlight: Brien O’Brien Salon
Nestled in the The Corridor in uptown Palm Springs, locals and visitors find an eclectic mix of shopping and services from the ever popular Koffi and Just Fabulous to the hip and modern Brien O’Brien Salon. Curious as to what this up and coming salon has to offer, I ventured inside with my cup of joe to meet with owner Brien to learn more.
I was greeted with a warm and friendly welcome from the staff, including two adorable pups named Tommy Pickles (the terrier mix) and Oliver (a French Bulldog I wanted to sneak out in my purse). My coffee was soon replaced by a glass of red wine since it was well after 12 noon, and I quickly fell in love with the vibe of the place. Modern and sheik decor coupled with an open and industrial design lets clients know the salon is hip to the latest fashion trends. Clients chatted with stylists who were clearly happy to be there doing what they loved: making people look good and feel good about themselves.
When I asked Brien what his inspiration for the salon was he explained how he lived in Palm Springs for five years, and when he asked people where he could find the best salon in Palm Springs, people would scratch their heads. He wanted to put an end to the head scratching, so he opened the doors to Brien O’Brien Salon. So far he is reaching his goal by offering technically superior work from experienced senior stylists, excellent customer service, and urban sensibility. The salon incorporates a sense of community by featuring works from local artists, a friendly atmosphere, staff that is eager to share their knowledge and furry four-legged friends to play with while you process.
As far as services are concerned, everything hair is possible here. With an equal mix of male and female clientele including local movers and shakers to visiting celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Kathy Griffin, any cut and color you can imagine is available. Quality color treatments from Schwartzcopf and Essensity are all the rage. The new Blonde Me is also offered, as it is rated the best blonding product available; giving lighter, cooler results while conditioning the cuticles. Need to add color without touching your natural tresses? Extensions services are available by consultation where a stylist can custom blend a color scheme especially for you, or add length to your locks and give you a whole new look in no time flat. All extensions are custom ordered from Beverly Hills and received in 24-48 hours. Wedding stylists and special event services are offered, as well as the ever popular Brazilian blow out for only $200 for first time clients. The Style Points program ensures existing clients are generously rewarded with incentives and discounts on services.
The entire line of Bumble and Bumble products are offered at Brien O’Brien for your hair care needs. And Archipelago natural soy candles, gender bending scents, and body care products sooth the senses for anyone looking for some personal pampering. Brien is almost finished building a treatment room where a full time esthetician will reside, offering aesthetic treatments such as facials and waxing.
This stylish salon is creating a worthwhile buzz. Located at 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A, stop by to see what the talk is all about, or phone 760-778-0333 to find out more about the specific services you seek. You can also visit brienobriensalon.com. Many good hair days await for you here.