A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to visit the coolest store on the Westside, Blossom Atelier. A boho lovers dream, this zen like space offers vintage treasures from fashion to home decor as well as it’s very own salon. You can find just about anything and everything under one roof which makes it your one stop shop for all your needs. I instantly feel in love with the space as soon as I walked in; it gave me the warm fuzzy feeling like I was at home. It was like nothing I had experienced before when visiting a new hot spot salon in LA. But what made my experience even more memorable was the owners, Jam Leonard & Gilena Simons.
Celebrity hairstylist Jam Leonard who has worked on the tresses of Siena Miller, Matt Damon, & Mark Zuckerberg and avid art collector Gilena Simons who is an active committee member of museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) are far from what their resumes would make them out to be. Their down to earth & grounded personalities match the warm space they have created allowing you to relax and let go without feeling overwhelmed or stuffy. It felt as if I hanging out with my girlfriends enjoying a shopping day & chatting about life. Something that seems to have gotten lost in the retail world. They make an effort to connect with every person whom walks through their doors regardless of a certain status. These characteristics is what really took my experience to above & beyond.
Lucky enough, I was able to get my haircut by Jam herself giving me a new look. Wanting to change it up without having to color my hair, I opted to cut my bangs. Instead of those black dreary smocks, Blossom Atelier offers clients bright-colored vintage kimonos; only adding that extra umph to their vintage charm. The also use one of my favorite brands of hair care, Oribe, which is only carried at select salons. After a shampoo & blowdry, Jam is ready to work her magic. A few snips here and there and viola my hair is feeling refreshed and modern again.
Blossom Atelier is located at 2823 Main St | Santa Monica, CA 90405 | Phone: 424 – 214 – 2794 | Open Tues – Fri: 11a – 7p | Sat: 11a – 6p | Sun: 11a – 5p
If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest visitng Blossom Atelier. And with the holiday season approaching fast, Jam & Gilena can help you find that one of kind gift or whatever you are looking for. They also offer styling sessions to help you look your best during the holiday season.
I hope you enjoyed this post & I hope you have a great day. With lots of love…