Mavis is great for eyebrows and nails - she is meticulous and always does a nice job, but do NOT get your hair done there! After trying a couple of years back and being disappointed with the results, I decided to give it another shot and made an appointment for a blowout with the former owner (Freddie) who I was told had over 10 years of experience. Although I was charged a higher price because I had booked an appointment with an "expert," Freddie only touched my hair for the last 5 minutes to put the "finishing touches" on it. Instead a novice assistant attempted to blow out my hair.. the poor girl tried very hard, but after over a torturous hour my hair looked worse than I could have done myself! About to cry because I had gone specifically for a special occasion, I told the owner how disappointed I was and asked why the person who I had booked my appointment with only gave 5 minutes of his time and was told that he always has an assistant do his appointments unless you specifically say that you want him to do it (even if you make the appt with him??) The owner's response was "that will be $65" and a suggestion to come back and try them again. Needless to say, I was completely appalled. Go to Manuel at Touche on Lake instead.
If you have thick, curly, frizzy hair and are looking for the best blowout in L.A. without breaking the bank, Manuel at Touche is the person to go to! Rebecca is also great for brows. They both do a meticulous job, and the whole staff is really friendly.
Kathy's on Melrose is my new favorite nail salon. You do not need to make an appointment (although it can't hurt just so you can be sure you will not have to wait), the prices are completely reasonable, everything is clean, the service is friendly, and most importantly, they do a great job!