Best Women’s Hair Salon
Arnil Pabalan at A/R Salon – Amil Pabalan credits a good following as the reason he was selected for the second year in a row as the South Bay’s choice for best hair stylist. While last year, it was the men who chose Pabalan as their top choice, it was South Bay’s women who voted him the person they trust most with their locks.
“I think I have good clients who believe in my work,” Pabalan said. “Some people don’t know what I want and I give them what they want.”
Pabalan takes into account lifestyle, budget and even marital status when deciding how to do clients’ ‘dos, in addition to their own desires.
While readers voted Pabalan as the best women’s stylist, A/R Salon also offers haircuts for men and children. The salon specializes in Schwarzkopf hair color technique, formal styling, zero-formaldehyde Brazilian Blowout and the CHI Transformation System.
Pabalan graduated from Flavios Beauty School in Carson in 1988. Nine years after receiving his cosmetology license, he realized his passion and talent for cutting hair and opened A/R Salon with his sister Rodilyn Wooldridge in 1999.Pabalan and his staff undergo continual education to keep clients up-to-date on the latest styles and trends.
A/R Salon: 1046 Hermosa Ave., HB. (310) 374-4896. www.southbaystylist.com
Runner-up: Jerry Madrid at Londoner Salon and Spa, 220 Aviation Blvd. MB.
(310) 798-2672. www.londonersalon.com