Know what’s fun? When you go to get your hair done and you have the option of getting your nails done, a facial or a relaxing massage. There are not too many places in Los Angeles that offer all of these services – let alone at a low cost as well. Enter Alexander’s for Hair, a unisex salon in West Los Angeles that caters to your every need.  

Opened by Krissy Smith, a master stylist who has a focus on being “green,” her goal is to provide a spot for both men and women for all their beauty needs. Now you men can go to the salon and watch the game at your station with your personal DirecTV flat screen or read up on the latest trends in Details, Maxim, etc. You can even purchase popular hair products from American Crew.

Ladies, all of the products used at Alexander’s for Hair are organic. From the formaldehyde-free nail to the skincare products, you feel better from the high quality of treatment. For hair, Eufora is featured here. I have used Eufora for my African-American hair, and it works really well. The products are aloe vera gel based, with essential oils and botanical extracts (no sodium sulfate).

Skincare also goes “green” as the salon has teamed with up with Dr. Bernard Gramlich, founder of GRAM skincare. GRAM skincare focuses on protecting your skin from the major elements that cause inflammation, namely the environment, physical damage and hormone fluctuations. This line is great, especially the clarifying cleanser with apple stems (anti-wrinkles!). This works to go get rid of the blackhead-causing bacteria under the skin, before they rise to the surface.  

If that’s not enticing enough to get you in, Alexander for Hair offers a 15 percent student discount all the time; just show your student ID. Also, through Feb. 13, you can enjoy 30 percent off the services if you mention this code: AFHGO. So, a 90-minute hot stone massage will only set you back about $65 – that’s unheard of in this town!  

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