A Breath of Fresh Air: Nelson J Salon
Ever walk into a salon and feel your eyes tear up over all the chemicals your nose has just inhaled? Well, the new NelsonJ Salon in Beverly Hills allows you to breathe easy. Celebrity colorist Nelson Chan just opened his new salon, which uses eco-friendly hair treatments and features other services like manicures, pedicures and massages. Besides the salon’s comfy shampoo chairs, another perk coming soon is foot massages while you wait for your color to set in. Talk about being pampered head to toe!
Caught in the Act
Sometimes a rocker needs some pampering, too. Joel Madden showed up without an appointment at the hidden-away NelsonJ Salon in Beverly Hills. There for a shampoo and cut, the rocker initially wanted to go really short, but was talked into trying a faux-hawk.
the price: $175 and up
the scoop: Heather Graham frequents Nelson Chan’s chair to get just the right strawberry-blond highlights. He refrains from foiling the fragile baby hairs around the face, which can get too brittle as a result. And he also knows just how to flatter the face, placing light strands on the crown to offset full cheeks and streaking bangs to draw attention to the eyes.
Considering Chan is the colorist for fair-haired beauties like Heather Graham, we expected to kiss our light brown base good-bye. He must have sensed that monthly salon visits wouldn’t work with our packed schedule (and not-so-packed wallet), because he suggested just a few chucky pieces. The honey color is our best blonde since childhood-and we won’t be dashing back to the salon every month for up keep. It’s a good thing, since Chan’s celebrity house calls and television work mean he’s in the salon only 3 days a week.
Crossing Over to the Dark Side (and Back Again)
When Sarah Michelle Gellar needs a new hair color, she goes straight to colorist Nelson Chan in Beverly Hills…
Big, sexy hair-70s looks with a modern twist; messy hair with a ton of movement….
Bold face clients:
Andy Dick, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Heather Graham, Leah Remini, Alicia Silverstone
When you see really gorgeous blond hair, it’s usually a mix of two or three tones,” says Nelson Chan, a colorist in Beverly Hills.
Sophisticate’s hairstyle guide
When star colorist Nelson Chan wants to ensure Sarah Michelle Gellar’s tresses stay in tip-top condition, he reaches for ISH Ionic Rescue Treatment.
Color & Style
Nelson Chan, master colorist in Beverly Hills, who counts Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Leah Remini and heather Graham among his Clientele believes the trend can be attributed to a variety of factors.
Hair Helpers for Color Chameleons
You can change your color every season if you do it safely,” advises Chan, who colors Sarah Michelle Gellar’s hair….
In Hollywood, no woman wants to hit the red carpet and see someone else wearing the same gown. Well, the same goes for haircolor! That’s why Nelson Chan is the go-to guy for some of the best-looking, customized color in show biz.