Total Beauty

Published by Total Beauty March 16, 2012

Sechoir+ {seh-shwahr} is Santa Monica, Calif.'s newest hybrid hair salon. This eco-friendly Aveda salon, with its shabby chic baroque style mirrors and bright yellow salon chairs, offers the ultimate hair treat for dry bar aficionados. Owner Nava Nabavi is committed to providing guests with an exceptional array of hair offerings including blowouts (for only $35), braids, and a full service salon with cuts and scalp treatments. 

While you get your latest braid/blow dry/color fix, you can sip on some complimentary blooming tea and munch on fresh hors d'ourves while playing with your personal iPad stocked with music, news, and games galore. We can't imagine a more indulgent experience. 

To better your own hair experience at home, Nabavi shares her expert tips: 

Best brush to blow dry with: Ibiza medium boar bristle round brush. We all have different growth patterns in the hairline and I find the boar brushes with their long bristles really help in stretching the cuticle/core of the hair. Not only will the right round brush smooth and volumize the hair, but if rolled back and set in for at least 5 seconds, will mold the hydrogen bonds in the hair to lock in the "S" shape on the ends of the hair, and who doesn't want extra body? 

Best volumizer: Aveda Volumizing Tonic. Not only does it give incredible root lift, the lavender and aloe extracts keep your hair clean and supple. But like any volumizing product, when using a root lifter you have to remember that less is more. The heaviest spritz should start from the back of the head and lessen as you get closer to the hairline. 

Best hairspray: Aveda Brilliant Medium Hold Hairspray. You want to make sure to spray each blown out section with a nice hairspray to make it last. 

Located at: 1121 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310.310.8238 
Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 10am-7pm
To make an appointment, visit their website at