Getting in style with J. Lauren Hair Studio

Mary Dawson

It’s holiday party season and a time when women want to look their best. The good news is Montrose is known for its salons. Each one has its own personality and specialties. Jade Houston, owner of J. Lauren Hair Studio, has been in the hair business for 30 years, the last 10 at her up-to-date salon next to the Zwick Plaza in Montrose.

Tall, attractive, with sparkling eyes and an easygoing personality, Jade can be found there Tuesday thru Saturday and specializes in color.  But Jade is not a “one woman show.” She has a very experienced team of stylists whose numerous appointments are coordinated by receptionist Ria Rugg. Ria has been at J. Lauren 16 years and is one of those friendly people that are well known around town.

Irene Cohen is the one to see for your holiday up-dos, Christina Cataldi specializes in no ammonia hair color, Lucia Holleran is a pro and “does it all,” and Lacy Thompson has brought “Balayage” to the party, the latest Hollywood trend in natural highlighting. In addition, Amina is the nail specialist doing the new “Shellac” nail treatment, a gel coating that lets your nail color last several weeks. Ray Ann Chi is the make-up artist.

J. Lauren Hair Studio is ready to give you a new look for your holiday parties. Owner Jade Houston, seated, and team are talented pros.

J. Lauren, 2329 Honolulu Ave. next to Paradis Ice Cream, claims to have the best price for ‘Brazilian Blowouts,” a smoothing treatment for long and frizzy hair that lasts for months. Each week they have a different special posted on their sidewalk blackboard. For new customers reading this they are offering $10 off on any hair service, the perfect opportunity to get pampered and give them a try.

Did you know you can get Label M, London’s newest hair care line, in Montrose and also hair products from Unite? The exclusive skincare line Tasha & Co. is sold here.  Jade raves about this line and is happy to extol its benefits. They also are a distributer for Silpada jewelry and host sterling silver jewelry parties. You can book an appointment by calling Ria at (818) 248-8070.

Thank you Steve Pierce and team for a wonderful 34th Annual Montrose/ Glendale Christmas Parade. I was thrilled to ride in the parade and have posted some great insider pics on the MSP website. Go to and click on the Blog tab. In the meantime, see you in Montrose Christmas Wonderland! We are here for all of your shopping, dining, salon, and spa needs. Enjoy the season!