José Eber, who has tended to Hollywood’s most famous tresses for four decades, has partnered with Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara to open his second eponymous salon at the luxurious and iconic oceanfront property.
In collaboration with owner Ty Warner, the 1,000 square foot (93 square metre) space near the Resort’s lobby has been fully reimagined and transformed into a sophisticated and calming oasis where guests will enjoy the ultimate in modern luxury and service. The new salon’s design is heavily inspired by the location in Beverly Hills, beginning with the front desk, a striking replica handmade of antique mirrors in the same Art Deco style conceived by designer Waldo Fernandez for José Eber’s flagship salon.
Soft lighting and soothing nature hues in the chinoiserie wall panels, neutral charcoal wood floors and eye-catching blown-glass chandelier in shades of blue – custom designed by acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly – reflect Santa Barbara’s coastal environs, beachy aesthetic and natural beauty. Windows looking onto the garden terrace have been added, bathing the salon in natural light. Twelve thoughtfully designed work stations feature handmade tabletops inlaid with cracked glass, individually lighted oval mirrors and Italian-made soft blue swivel chairs. The overall result is a welcoming, residential feel balanced by sleek design and stylish accents, such as the pop of a cushy leopard print chair or a single striking blue orchid.
The salon offers a full spectrum of services to cater to locals, Resort guests and bridal parties, including haircuts, colour and highlights, blowdrys and styling or updos. José Eber will be personally available for both haircuts and consultations on a regular basis. Dedicated to maintaining the highest artistic and professional standards, he has employed a team of talented stylists who have been trained in the most innovative methods and cutting edge techniques. The latest technology and equipment, from three customizable, massaging shampoo stations to advanced heaters that help produce perfect colour, further enhance the experience. Professional makeup application, makeup lessons, lash application and brow shaping are also available.
The salon carries Phyto hair care products and will soon also feature the José Eber signature line of products and professional tools.