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Pomp Salon - Spa Review

The Salon Where Everything is Possible

by Sophie Gayot

There are quite a few numbers of salons around town, but how many of them can boast direct views of the Pacific Ocean? To the best of our knowledge there are only two, and Pomp Salon is one of them. Driving along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, under the majestic palm trees, is a good start for a pampering journey into the hands of Lisa Dixon and her team.

Before she became an expert stylist and colorist, Lisa acquired a master's degree in interior design; therefore, she designed the salon herself. Welcoming, warm beige and blue tones, spacious stations, modern furniture and floor-to-ceiling mirrors make the space very pleasant and comfortable. And, isn’t that part of the experience, considering the time you are spending there?

The first smile you encounter at the salon is from Stephanie, Lisa sister. She welcomes you and gets you ready for your treatment. A large range of beauty enhancements are available: wide choice of hair care, skincare, manicure and pedicure and massage. All of them, of course, are personalized with exceptional service and attention. Men's needs are not forgotten and they have their own special menu of services, such as mini-facials, scalp massages and manicures. If you are getting married, Pomp Salon offers a special package of preparations during the week before the big event.

The whole idea behind Pomp Salon is to offer relaxation. Hair dryers are suspended from the ceiling and swing out so you don’t have to move; the shampoo chairs can give you a back massage or can be are heated; the "quiet space" in the back of the salon, with natural lighting, is a perfect place for a sip of iced tea, or a bite of apple.

"As hairstylists, I believe we have a great opportunity to enrich people's lives on many levels—not only by fulfilling their personal beauty needs but also by ensuring that they feel transformed in a powerful way,” says Lisa. You leave the salon with the great feeling of looking beautiful inside and outside.

Pomp Salon
1431 Ocean Ave., Suite B
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(Published: 01/19/06)

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