South Pasadena, CA
i've been searching for a mid-range priced hair salon in pasadena for years. i found studio 55 online and was able to get an appointment for the same day with andrea. the salon is in a house-like building in pasadena, just off fair oaks ave. it doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it's a clean and cozy little salon.
andrea was very friendly and knew exactly what she was doing. we had a nice conversation and the cut looks great. it definitely met my expectations, and with a student discount the cut only cost $35 (not including tip). i've been spending no less than $65 for other salons in the area for the same quality of cut and service. just keep in mind that they only take cash and checks.
i highly recommend andrea, so ask for her when you call!
PROS: friendly, inexpensive, great cut, easy and free parking
CONS: they don't take credit cards