RA_ Bar Beauty
RA_Bar Beauty hosted various top-tier media outlets and digital influencers at their beautiful boutique salon in West Hollywood yesterday for their first Holiday Media Preview. The afternoon included blowouts, styling services, makeup touch-ups, eyebrow waxing and tinting and more! Guests noshed on delights provided by Scrumptious Cafe Bakery while sipping on specialty holiday-oriented cocktails with CÎROC Mango. Attendees were also provided with some VIP hair tips and tricks for the upcoming holiday season. Additionally, RA_Bar Beauty’s salon artists also suggested that attendees use RA_Bar’s Organic Oil Treatments, which are custom cocktailed to treat individual hair and scalp needs. From conditioning split ends to nourishing dry scalp, a 10 minute treatment remedies it all. Lastly, for anyone using extensions, stylists spoke about their exclusive hair extension partner, Hair Lingerie. All in all, the afternoon was a beautifying experience and guests left the salon looking more radiant and refreshed than ever!
RA_ Bar Beauty is a beautiful boutique salon serving the diverse populations of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the highly sought-after surrounding areas. Founded by 3 master stylists that bring different strengths and over 30 years of experience (Whitney Olson (former Creative Director of Warren Tricomi), Audrey Ray (Warren Tricomi) and Kennedy Van Dyke (Christophe Salon), AKA “The Trifecta”), this salon has quickly become a favorite among celebrities.
Continuing to find ways to best serve their clientele, RA_ Bar Beauty has transitioned a traditional West Hollywood bungalow into an all-inclusive beauty destination. The salon is boutique, and following the current trend, it is located off Santa Monica Boulevard, offering their high-profile clients privacy. Some salon services include: blowouts, style, cuts, color, highlights, makeup applications, brow and lash tinting, extensions, organic spray tanning and much more.
RA_ Bar Beauty is one of the most innovative and ever-evolving beauty destinations in LA. Olson, Ray and Van Dyke are dedicated to educating themselves and their clients on the most cutting edge techniques in hair and beauty.
Some celebrity clients have included: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Michelle Trachtenberg, Pamela Anderson, Naya Rivera, Rumer Willis, Lydia Hearst, the Victoria’s Secret Angels, The Pussycat Dolls, Brianne Howey, Hilaria Baldwin, TV favorites Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Kym Johnson, Emma Slater from Dancing with the Stars and more!
“The Trifecta” from left to right: Whitney Olson, Kennedy Van Dyke and Audrey Rae
Co-founder and stylist Whitney Olson was trained at the prestigious Warren Tricomi salon in New York under the direction of world famous stylist Edward Tricomi. She later served as Creative Director for Warren Tricomi LA until they closed their doors in 2014. Whitney’s skills and talent have not gone unnoticed. Whitney was voted one of the “The Three Best Stylists Who Will Make You Look Fab” by Haute Living Magazine. She has also been featured on Access Hollywood, The Doctors, The Tyra Banks Show, The Hills, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and numerous other television shows and major media.
Co-founder and stylist Kennedy Van Dyke was born in Los Angeles and is a third generation hairstylist. Kennedy had the unique opportunity to spend her youth on film sets all over the world, learning the various styles and techniques from the most influential hairstylists in film. After graduating from cosmetology school she assisted the top colorist at Christophe Salon in Beverly Hills for three years, eventually taking her talents to Warren Tricomi in West Hollywood where she remained for four years, building her celebrity clientele and perfecting her craft. Although she is skilled in many aspects of cutting and color, nothing tops her talent for extensions with include; keratin individuals, beaded individuals, sewn in wefts, and tape in wefts.
Co-founder and stylist Audrey Rae has been through extensive training with some of the most sought after stylists in the beauty industry, including Jonathan Antin. With over ten years experience, combined with her natural talent has made her a master of her craft. She is infinitely skilled in color, cutting, styling and extensions.