Galvin Benjamin

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Melrose’s Arty New Hair Salon

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It’s happened before.

You’re standing at the Getty, looking at a van Gogh, but the art is overshadowed by another masterpiece... your hair.

So it was only a matter of time before you started getting haircuts in a museum.

Which brings us to Galvin Benjamin, an art-minded hair salon that’s like a curated gallery for your mane, now open on Melrose.

Think about the usual place you get your hair cut. Now throw in an English-gentleman’s-club vibe, a bunch of modern art and a life-size polar bear. So it’s almost the same, but completely different.

The procedure: you’ll come in early and lounge on the Chesterfield sofa. You’ll flip through some art books and admire the many paintings, photos and other original works from the likes of Swoon and Shepard Fairey on the walls. (Haircuts always put you in the collecting mood.) And, yes, you’ll gaze at a polar bear.

Just before your cut begins, you’ll settle in behind an Edwardian writing table for a spot of tea.

And if you’re sitting there wondering about your Brit stylist’s scissoring qualifications, you’ll want to keep this in mind: the two proprietors have snipped the locks of Paul McCartney, Keira Knightley, Jude Law and David Beckham.

Go ahead, have them bend your side part.


Galvin Benjamin
8910 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA, 90069


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