Art Cardiel

Art Cardiel, named by Los Angeles Magazine as “Best Haircutter in Los Angeles”, is the owner of Works of Art Hair Studio.

Raised in Los Angeles, Art trained in London (Toni & Guy), Germany (Kabus) and LA (Sebastian, Sassoon). He worked at Ravissant in San Marino before moving to the popular Los Feliz salon, Transcend, where he cut for over a decade, and developed a devoted following.

“No one will ever leave here with a cookie cutter copy of this month’s TV star hairdo” says Art. “Unless, of course, that’s what they want. Seriously, I approach each client as an individual. I listen to their needs and wants, then apply my skills and knowledge to put them in the right direction. It’s my job to make sure every client is not only happy with their cut today, but to make sure it’s going to work after he or she leaves.”

On the salon, Cardiel says:

“My motto is, ‘Open door, open space’”, says Art, who is the consummate host, introducing customers to one another and making sure everyone is happy. “I want to be an artistic nucleus for the neighborhood. My clients are a wide array of creative people, and I like being able to expose them to the community, and the community to them.”

Stop in to see what Art can do for you, or just to say hello. The door is always open.

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Mitzi Spallas

Being nominated for Hairstylist of the Year in 2003 by the International Photographer Association, and winning the prestigious “Lucie Award”, Mitzi has come full circle in the world of beauty. Mitzi became a hairstylist in the 1980′s, and immediately began working as a platform artist/educator for Zotos International, one of the top hair product manufacturers. She worked her way up to become one of five members of the Artistic Council, who would dictate the next season’s beauty trends, and teaching them to other hairdressers around the world. Mitzi also leanred to do makeup, and after moving to Los Angeles, began freelancing in both hair and makeup. Among her achievements, Mitzi has worked on videos for Norah Jones, Seal, Jewel, and Sheryl Crow; commercials for Showtime and Coors light; advertising campaigns for the Gap, Lee Jeans, Levi’s and Sony.

On doing both hair and makeup, Mitzi says, “I love creating a whole look for a client. Hairstylist is like sculpting whereas makeup is more like painting. It’s hard to choose between two very different, very creative art forms.

Even though Mitzi has spent 20 years in the freelance industry, her passion lies in her salon work, especially haircolor, and especially at Works of Art Hair Studio!

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L’Nor Wolin

If you’ve ever watched any of Madonna’s first videos, you’ve seen the work of L’Nor Wolin. Traveling to Venice, Italy to do Madonna’s hair in “Like a Virgin” among many others, L’Nor has put her stamp on the history of music video hairdressing. Starting out as a singer/songwriter, L’Nor has been involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry. L’NOR is a classic example of an artist/hairstylist who specializes in color, and believes every head that sits in her chair should be a work of art, yet able to walk the street and not look like a picture from a hair magazine. Her devoted clients come to her from all over Los Angeles, willing to put up with LA traffic to let L’Nor weave her magic on them. Her fans say that L’Nor cuts hair like a jazz musician. If you are curious to find out what that means, and to be counted as one of her many fans, make an appointment today with L’Nor at Works of Art Hair Studio. To make an appointment with L’Nor, please call (323)333-5709.

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Jessica Faraday

Jessica Faraday is an extraordinary stylist who has grown up in the entertainment industry, with her father a jazz musician and her mother a wardrobe stylist and costume designer for movies. Jessica has followed in her parents footsteps by becoming a hairstylist whose career spans movies, music videos, television, and fashion. ANd although Jessica stsys busy in the freelance world, she also has a very devoted following in the salon, where she loves to be when not on set. Jessica’s style is one to be copied, and her hairstyling skills relfect this. For modern, one-of-a-kind cuts and color, come and see Jessica today at Works of Art Hair Studio!

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Destiny O’Dempsey

Destiny O’Dempsey is a rootsy, folk singin’ mermaid from outerspace. She is also an amazing hairstylist who has learned her tricks of the trade from and been mentored by owner Art Cardiel. According to a yelper from Yelp.com: “She is a dream, a collaborator, and a caring person who is not happy unless you are happy, and she has a genuine sense of personal style, as opposed to a flash in the pan cookie cutter look, which makes me trust her even more.”
Along with her mentoring, Destiny has also kept her hairstyling chops up by taking classes with BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT, TONI AND GUY, PUREOLOGY, DEVA CURL, and GOLDWELL. She utilizes these new techniques with all of her clients to make sure they are rockin’ the latest and most current color and cuts.
Destiny is an artist in the truest sense of the word. She sings, writes music and plays guitar, and you can find her performing around Los Angeles. She lives to unveil beauty all around her, and finds beauty in everything and everyone as she flutters about Los Feliz sculpting hair and singin’ her gospel.

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