Hair Story

Address: 359 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-388-1081

Hair Story (헤어스토리) is a Korean hair salon in the dingy strip mall on the northwest corner of 4th & Western. Clientele is primarily middle-aged Korean women. Haircuts for men start from $10.

MyStylist Hair Salon

Address: 301 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 739-1022

MyStylist is Korean-run hair salon near the southwest corner of Western Avenue and of 3rd Street.

Kim Sun Young Hair Salon

Address: 306 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 467-4247

Kim Sun Young has been in business since 1956 with branches in New York and Chicago. This Koreatown location is on the northeast corner of Beverly Boulevard and Western Avenue. Shampoo, trim and blow dry is around 30 dollars. More complex services like dye coloring and hair strengthening (Magic Straight) are expensive and can set you back $200-300, which is still cheaper than at Japanese hair salons. Do call for an appointment, although it’s not uncommon that they can see you when you call in the morning. Open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed on Sunday.

KIS Hair Beauty (Kim Im Sook)

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 382-5959

Im-Sook Kim’s hair salon inside Koreatown Plaza. Wedding makeup, magic/digital perm, hair coloring, hair extensions, nails, eyelashes (perms, extensions), beauty pageant make-up… Open seven days a week, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Straight Perm.Com

Address: 3863 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 387-3040

Open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed on Sundays. There is free parking in the rear, on South Serrano Avenue.

Mi Salon and Spa

Address: 3922 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 389-9563

Thai-owned beauty salon staffed by English and Spanish speakers. Hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, hair coloring, Thai massage… * Make sure to call beforehand. Closed on Wednesdays. Open on other days, 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.