Tracy Burns, the new owner of Vanity Room, has a passion for cutting and coloring hair and has been in the business for more than 20 years.
A Topanga resident for 10 years, she recently managed a salon in Woodland Hills and worked in salons in and around West Los Angeles, but wanted to open something of her own that was special and unique to Topanga.
The erstwhile born-and-bred Texan learned her craft in Dallas with ToniandGuy and has now brought it home to Topanga with this quaint, private salon for women, men and children. Active in the community, she has volunteered in many Topanga events and was happy to create her own business here with a full-service salon for haircutting, coloring, extensions, blowouts, bridal, beard trims and all types of hair extensions. To stay current on the latest trends, she also takes advanced cutting and color classes every month.
“I love doing men’s and kids’ hair as well as women’s,” Burns says.
The Vanity Room has been in business for six months and it seems she’s bringing customers into the canyon who come for a great haircut then discover the small-town charm of other businesses.
“All of my West LA clients just love commuting to Topanga to relax, restore and enjoy the quiet, private atmosphere of the salon,” she says with a hint of pride.
The products she uses are the finest: Simply Organic natural colors, Neuma Shampoos and OWAY “natural” products. She maintains a sustainable and repurposed salon where a comfy leather couch adds to the cozy atmosphere.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment only. Burns offers a 20% discount on the first visit and and 20% off for referrals.
Vanity Room is located in the Topanga Creek Market Center, above Topanga Mercantile, 115 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. For more information: call (818) 741-1225; or text: (310) 801.0793; vanityroomcuts.com; or Facebook.