Picture this! A monthly roundtable where the city's
top stylists meet to share ideas about new trends
and unique products. Better yet, a place where one
of Los Angeles' top fashion teams is working steadily
toward the launch of their own line of color and
conditioners. These are the visions and the future
of Lukaro; a salon noted largely for capturing the
L.A. experience and cultivating fame.
In 1992, Luke and Rona O'Connor opened their own
Beverly Hills salon. They called it Lukaro (Note
that Lukaro is a mix of both Luke and Rona's names).
Taking over an existing space from a failed salon,
they immediately became too busy to concentrate
on creating a salon atmosphere that was all their
own. Although both were engrossed in work, they
continued to comb the city for a location that would
accommodate their dream. That dream became reality
in October of 2000. Now located in a second-floor
spot on trendy North Beverly Drive, the salon offers
clients a paradox of open space and intimacy.
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Today, Luke and Rona have a mile-long list of celebrity
clientele. One shouldn't be surprised to see the
likes of Brooke Shields, Debra Messing or Paul Stanley,
at one of the 19 cutting stations, two color bars,
three manicure stations, three make-up stations
or two facial rooms that comprise Lukaro. The salon
offers a Mediterranean feel, with light-colored
walls and archways contrasted by beautiful mahogany
doors. Several separate rooms lead off the main
lobby area to the styling and treatment area, each
with only a few technicians, eliminating the crowded,
chaotic feeling so common in larger salons. A pitched
glass roof floods the lobby with natural light.
Large trees and the soothing sounds of a fountain
add to the sensation of outdoor serenity. A large
retail area also features flat-screen computer terminals
where clients can surf online or access information
on products and services.
Both, Luke and Rona, cordially invite you for cappuccino
while you experience the serenity and intimacy that
is synonymous with Lukaro. Enjoy catering services
and the privacy of your own room while you visit
a favorite celebrity stop noted for its warmth and
lack of pretentiousness. Come to Lukaro for the
ultimate salon experience. You deserve it.