Best Place to Treat Yo’self: The Den Salon

densalon winnerOver the course of two weeks, more than 100,000 of you came to our Facebook page and voted for your favorite people, places and things in this city. And now that winners have been officially announced via our latest print edition (you can pick up a copy at any of the 500 locations listed here), we will be rolling out all 30 winners online–one a day for the next month.

Best Place to Treat Yo’self
The Den Salon

The Den is just cool. Fades. Bobs. Carves. Hawks. 90s emo. Boring deskjob. Rainbow dyes (literally: a girl came out of there looking like a lost unicorn mane from a Gaga concert and… It. Was. Awesome). Even Justin Rudd knows it–hence why he goes there to get his hurr did by Jenelle Hutcherson, the woman who straight up rocked a tux and boardshorts at a beauty pageant (another reason it’s cool). It’s downtown, right on Ocean. It’s awfully purdy inside (hello, exposed brick and black leather!). They bring together coiffured artistry with a crew that will happily discuss the problems of the world with you while you take on, well, a new you.

Den Salon is located at 300 W. Ocean Blvd Suite F, (562) 612-3361,

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.