We know how important good people are. That’s why we decide to bring only the best on board. Interested in joining our team? Send us an email using the contact page.

Sophie Davies, Founder, The Hair Parlor On 8th

Sophie Davies

Salon Owner // Hair Stylist // American Board Certified Haircolorist

Sophie is a licensed cosmetologist with the State of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and an American Board Certified Master Hair Colorists. Sophie has also trained at Vidal Sasson in Advanced Hair Cutting Techniques. She is certified in Hair Extension Services as well as the Brazilian Blow Out and the Keratin Treatments.

Sophie is a perfectionist with her work and will leave you looking your finest each visit.

Having worked most of her life as a business professional and traveling the world, she settled in Los Angeles, CA with her husband 9 years ago and worked in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles at A Tamara Dahill Salon. Along with her husband Andrew, they built and started The Hair Parlor on 8th.

Sophie is originally from Paris, France. Having lived in the US for most her life, she speaks both French and English. And since opening the salon 5 years ago, she has become the proud mother of two young boys.

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Mariah Hottell

Manager // Hair Stylist // Hair Colorist

Mariah is a Washington State native and moved to Los Angeles a little over 5 years ago.  She has been a part of our team at The Hair Parlor in 8th for over 3 years now and we are lucky to have her.

Mariah is an American Board Certified Haircolorist and is also licensed in CA as a Cosmetologist.

Mariah is kind, talented and always goes out of way to service anyone she comes across and will do everything in her power to make you happy.  She is a cut, color, and hair extension specialist and loves working with anything ranging from very straight hair to tight curls.

She’ll be sure to leave you looking your finest at every visit.

She manages the salon activities when the owner is not there and is always available and reliable.


Andrew Smith

Hair Stylist // Hair Colorist

Andrew Smith is licensed Cosmetologist in both California and Oregon.  He is also an American Board Certified Haircolorist.  He moved to Los Angeles, CA where he worked and trained in Beverly Hills and has now relocated to The Hair Parlor on 8th where he is a vital asset to our team.

Andrew is a color specialist and is just as excellent at hair cutting and styling. He is also trained in the Brazilian Blowout services and hair extension services.

He believes that strong communication with each client is the key to a successful color and style.  When it comes to hair, Andrew draws his inspiration from each client’s individual style and unique beauty.  He is a professional in everything he does, which shows when you meet him and see his work.


Nichole Khalil

Hair Stylist  // Hair Colorist

Nichole is our Salon Coordinator and Salon Assistant. She is a licensed Cosmetologist in the state of California.

Nichole is a skilled hair stylist and colorist. She is trained in the Brazilian Blow Out and Keratin Treatment. She is excellent at men’s hair cutting and styling. She is skilled in up-do styles and hair extensions. 

Nichole is caring and kind and willing to do whatever it takes to help you achieve your hair goals.

Originally of Egyptian descent, she was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. 


Christina Arutyunyan

Independent Hair Stylist & Colorist

Christina is a licensed cosmetologist with the State of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.  She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and worked as a Master Stylist at Carlton Hair Beverly Center.  

She is an excellent colorist and can pull of any shade of blonde safely and beautifully.  She truly takes care to make sure her skill is polished and it shows in every client she touches.

Christina is certified in the Brazilian Blow Out Service and as a Hair Extension Specialist.

She speaks fluent English and Armenian. 

Christina has been with The Hair Parlor on 8th for over 4 years and is an Independent Hair Stylist and Colorist.


Elyse Villarreal

Salon Coordinator // Hair Stylist // Colorist

Elyse is a licensed Cosmetologist with the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in California.

A Native Angelino, Elyse has great instincts when it comes to that effortless LA look. She is a Paul Mitchell graduate and has been practicing hair for over 3 years. A balanced stylist, she’s equally adept with coloring and cutting and loves being able to take care of her clients from start to finish in the whole process.

Elyse is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She enjoys spending her days off with her dog, Horchata.  

Elyse’s sense of style and design, and gentle nature will help you find your best, most beautiful self.  Needless to say, you’ll be in good hands with this one. Her ability to listen to her clients is her best strength and attention to personalization is what makes her a passionate stylist.