Salon Spotlight: Nelson j. Salon
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle and just steps away from Saks Fifth Avenue, Nelson j. Salon is located in an airy, two-story space with 17-foot-high ceilings and skylights. In addition to multiple hair stations upstairs and downstairs, the full-service salon also has a skincare service room, nail stations, and a VIP service from for ultimate privacy.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the receptionist, escorted to the changing room and waiting area, and served freshly-baked cookies, tea, cappuccino, espresso, and speciality cocktails, both before and during their service. Having received a “Best of LA” recognition from Los Angeles magazine for haircoloring, Nelson j. Salo is renowned for its high-quality cutting, styling, straightening, and hair extensions services—as well as its emphasis on using the most effective natural haircare products.
We chatted with owner and celebrity hairstylist Nelson Chan, whose primary focus has always been to simplify complex processes and make beauty appear simple and effortless, while achieving extraordinary results for his clients. He took us behind-the-scenes of the salon, giving us the inside scoop on what inspired the creation of Nelson j. Salon, services offered, and more:
When did Nelson j. Salon open?
What inspired its opening?
We needed to expand. We also wanted to inspire more people with our high-quality artistry, in addition to sharing our knowledge and conviction that beauty should be made simple. We love to educate guests on how to simplify their haircare and beauty regimens, and how to make them appear effortless.
What services do you offer?
Hair cutting, styling, Japanese and Brazilian straightening, hair extensions, wig styling/coloring services. Facial services provided by licensed esthetician and makeup artist Kelly Noel include microneedling, microblading, brow-shaping, and facials. Nail services by Tammy Tran include manicures, pedicures, and Japanese nail art designs.
Which product lines do you work with and carry?
We use natural hair care and beauty care products like AVEDA, Hair Art, Living Proof, Moroccan Oil, and our own Nelson j. Beverly Hills haircare brand.
What do guests love about coming to Nelson j. Salon?
Apart from receiving the highest quality beauty treatments, our guests look forward to details like our freshly baked cookies, specialty coffees and drinks—plus they like to see us smile. Our professional staff goes always a step beyond by learning a lot about their lifestyles and what works best for each individual. Our clients also appreciate the extra education, like how they can recreate their look at home.
Anything else we should know?
Always focus on what you love to do, not the drama :)
Nelson j. Salon
9675 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk