Attention, Hollywood: I’ve found an oasis in the middle of the chaos. I know, there are plenty of places that lay privy to that claim, but Sweet 9 Day Spa & Tea Room is a major contender.  

Located off of the Melrose Avenue shopping district, this boutique is not your run-of-the-mill salon. Upon entrance, Sweet 9 has the appearance of an East Village railroad apartment on the second floor with hardwood floors and natural lighting from perfectly placed windows.

The waiting room is actually a lounge area where you can relax, use the complimentary Wi-Fi and sip tea served from the adjacent tearoom. Dawn Reid, the warm and friendly owner, personally picks the natural teas once a week to ensure the utmost freshness.

In the unsuspecting back of the salon lies a true gem, a day spa with eco-friendly products for massages, manicures and pedicures. The spa is surprisingly serene and private, something that is hard to find at some of the top spas. It’ll be rare that you share the spa with more than one guest. The day spa offers 60-minute facials starting at $85, and a 90-minute massage doesn’t break the bank at $120.  

For your hair, Sweet 9 mainly uses Redken, one of the nation’s top lines especially for color. Prices are reasonable, starting at $60 for women’s haircuts and basic all over color at $85.  

Reid specializes in fashion-forward razor cutting, so make sure to speak with her if that’s what you’re searching for.   

Though I reside on the Westside, I would definitely make a trip back to Sweet 9. Not only do you feel like you’re in an exclusive environment, it’s such a soothing atmosphere, making it truly a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs.

For more information, call (323) 655-1196 or visit