Sora always makes my hair look so youthful. I highly recommend Sora's vast knowledge of hair color and coloring techniques. Sora has been transforming my blah gray hair to natural and multidimensional shades of golden blonde for 5 years.
Now Sora is using the Balayage method of hair painting and the results are stunning. My hair looks so much healthier and younger today than it did before I started seeing Sora. Also, Sora cuts hair with such expertise, my hair always appears fuller and stronger. Sora does my make up and styles my hair for many occasions when I want to be at my best for an event! Nothing like professional hair and make up to boost one's confidence for social and business gatherings! Thank you so much, Sora!
- Snow M.
Sora is great! She has a real feel for my hair, she uses natural, non- toxic products, and she really knows what she's doing. And the scalp massage-- oooh! I cannot say enough good about her, she's been doing my hair for like five years.
- Thomas J.
Sora is more than a stylist, I'd call her a beauty therapist. She puts so much time and care into her work. When I first came to Sora a little over a year ago, my hair was over-treated, dry, broken and barley growing. I can now say that I have healthy hair that is growing thick and soft and shiny! I have never had anyone able to bleach my very dark hair while still keeping it alive and bouncy! Oh and I need to mention, she can do IT ALL, anything, everything, whatever you want, cut, color, extensions, highlights, covering greys, blow outs, etc. She's done it all on me and I am always impressed and beyond stoked!
I've been going to Sora for almost 2 years and have nothing but good things to say! She helps me manage my (often unmanageable) long hair. I always leave feeling great!
- Katie H.
This was my first haircut with Sora and i could not have asked for a better experience. She listened very closely to what i was looking for and communicated all throughout to ensure that she understood what i wanted to achieve. She did a dry-cut which i believe turns out much better, and then provided a soothing shampoo after the cut. She has great attention to detail and takes her time to perfect everything. On top of this she is a lovely lady and i enjoyed her conversation. Clean and comfortable space - will definitely come back to her for my next cut!
- Nick N.
Sora is great. She has been doing hair for My teen daughter and I for a couple of years. My daughter's hair is long and she has changed styles a few times. She has been happy with the fun styles. And, Sora has also been great at styling my short hair. Natural products and my hair always transforms from dry to shiny after a visit! Definitely recommend her!
- Paige M.
Could not resist sharing my review, so happy I got a haircut by Sora today.
I have a thin hair type which not easy to work with and I worry everytime I have to go to a new stylist. Today I randomly scheduled an appointment at this salon, what a great luck it was to meet Sora.
Charming, very attentive to detail, accurate and friendly professional, so I felt comfortable from start to end.
She works using a dry haircut technic, which is perfect for thin hair type. Extremely satisfied with the result!
- Victoria Z.
Sora is incredible. I have had several cuts and some colors and have always been extremely happy with Sora's work. On top of that, she is a lovely person
Sora Kim is my hair hero! Over the last two and a half years of being my stylist, Sora has consistently improved my hair. My previous stylist always cropped my hair shorter than I wanted while insisting my hair was in bad condition. Sora's dry cut has allowed me to grow my hair long, something I thought was an unreasonable desire. As a result of Sora's amazing techniques, my hair is long, soft and thick and the color is constantly being complemented. I am over 50 years old and do not want my gray hair to remind me of my age. Sora has found the perfect combination of base color mixed with highlights and low lights to achieve a great look for me. People tell me they love the natural look of my blonde hair. Also, it is so much fun to have Sora switch up my look for an event. From blown dry straight hair to cascading curls, I love the professional edge she gives me! Thank you Sora Kim at Aya Salon!
- Martha M.
Anyone with curly hair knows how difficult it is to find that specially skilled stylist who truly understands your hair. For curly hair-ed beauties, Sora is the one you are looking for. She is very talented and experienced in dry-haircuts, and I am so happy that I finally found someone who can get it right! I've already received tons of compliments and was pleased that I didn't have to spend hours getting ready for a wedding the following weekend! The salon is totally out of my way, but I would drive through hours of traffic to go back to her.
- Sarah L.
Sora did a great job on my color and cut-my hair hasn't looked this good in a year! I love the all natural products she used, and she was thoughtful and thorough. Highly recommend.
- Diana D.
I can't even begin to say how completely awesome Sora has been for my hair. I went in for a complete hair make over and came out the most satisfied I have ever been after a hair cut and color. Sora is a perfectionist and will not sacrifice cutting corners to squeeze in more clients. She worked meticulously and efficiently for six whole hours to tame my mane. Her photos on Instagram and Facebook of client's before and after transformations continue to amaze me because she has such versatility and talent. She also listens, I mean really listens, to what the client wants and will ask as she goes if the cut and color is to his or her liking. I've gone through various hair stylists through the years and I truly believe Sora is one of the best out there. She is a secret that should be shared. Thank you, Sora!
- Bree M.
Best stylist I have grasped. Gorgeous color matching, long lasting blow outs and the dry cuts are the way to go! Thanks for always making my hair fabulous! CAN'T RECCOMEND SORA ENOUGH!
- Nadi C.
Sora is always super detail oriented and quite a perfectionist. She does amazing colors for my hair and always very patient in the process. Highly recommended!!
- Cindy L.
My appearance is important for my career so I don't trust stylists easily. I've liked what she has done over the years with my friends hair so when my usual stylist moved, I came to her for a cut and highlights. Very beautiful and detailed work! I've seen her several times since and love what she has done with my dry/frizzy hair. Last December she suggested an Ombré and my hair still looks and feels amazing. Highly recommended!
- Leah G.
There are only four hands on this planet are allowed to freely touch my mane... I have two of them and the others belong to Sora Kim. Her expertise and professionalism are well worth the trek from Hollywood to Santa Monica. The salon Nesou has ample parking and I'm always greeted with a smile. Definitely a salon experience worth checking out!
- Danny L.
Sora does an excellent job of keeping my super fine, thin hair the best shades of red that last surprisingly long between appointments. I also love the dry haircut she gives that keeps all the split ends gone and new growth coming. My hair has never been so long, healthy, vibrant and soft. Thank You, Sora Beauty! You Rock!
- Jessica L.
Sora is the best hairstylist I've ever seen. She's got an uncanny knack for creating the perfect hairstyle for any given head of hair. It's like she actually connects with your hair and intuits it's needs. For me, a haircut has always been a hit or miss affair. My hair needs to be cut just right, or it's a disaster. Sora is the first hairstylist I've found that consistently, cut after cut, makes my hair look it's very best. I frequently recommend her, so I know a few of her other clients, and I've seen the vast improvement her talent has made to their hair too. If you want your hair to be the best it can be, go see Sora!
- Kevin M.
Awesome stylist and dry cut specialist supreme! Love Sora!!!
- Zana M.
I started going to Sora this year (I had been going to another salon prior to that, where a request for sideswept bangs somehow turned into a full-on bowl cut). As a Korean person, going to a fellow Asian for my hair has helped tremendously. She also uses the dry-cutting technique used by the founder of the salon, Jimmy Takiyama. My husband keeps telling me how much he likes my most recent hair cut, so it must be really good :). I just have to keep going because I get really lazy with my hair. Treat yo-self!
- Jennifer F.
I moved out to California to attend college and was really bummed about leaving my hair stylist back in Colorado. But then I found Sora Kim when she was training at Aya Salon over 3 years ago and have been going to her ever since.
She truly has a passion and an art for cutting, coloring and styling hair. Her dry hair cutting technique is what really impressed me. She, ever so delicately, can cut off all you split ends off without taking off that much length. She is so gentle with my hair and wants to keep it as healthy as possible. She has provided me with not only amazing hair, but great advice as to growing my hair out long as well.
Sora is now my official hair stylist and I look forward to seeing her every other month. She has been highlighting my hair now for a few months and it looks so natural. I get so many compliments on my hair and it is all thanks to her. I would recommend anyone and everyone to go see Sora if you want amazing hair! Finding a truly amazing hair stylist is hard to find and that is why I am so lucky I found her.
- Ainsley E.
Sora have been cutting my hair for a year now and I've never been disappointed. She has great technique and a good sense of aesthetic. She is always improving and I predict her a great future.
- Eric C.
Sora Kim is the best hair stylist and beauty consultant I know. It is a pleasure being taken care of by her. She specializes in dry-haircutting, and gives a nice massage while she washes your hair afterward. Also the staff are always very friendly and polite. I value her services so much that I regularly commute from OC to Santa Monica.
- Christina C.
Sora cut my hair and she was fantastic. I never realized how handsome I was until she finished with me. When I left the salon I felt like an irresistibly sexy Spanish underwear model. I think I will keep getting my hair cut here; it has a good vibe, Sora gave me an amazing haircut and the price was very reasonable.
- James G.
Sora is wonderful! Sora did an exceptional job with my highlights! Absolutely a beautiful and professional job! Sora was also extremely kind and I felt welcome and at home! A great experience!
- R. F.
I went to see Sora for a cut and she was fantastic! I had never had a dry cut before but I immediately trusted her - and rightfully so. I love my haircut and she gave excellent advice. I highly recommend her!
- Julie F.