Hair Fairies is a kid-friendly hair salon located at 8250 W. 3rd St., Ste. 202 in West Los Angeles, California.
Founded in 1999 by president and CEO Maria Botham, the full service, clinical salon specializes in the removal of head lice and nits.
Using highly trained technicians, special patented combs, and non-toxic shampoos and rinses, Hair Fairies promises 100-percent effectiveness.
“It’s kind of like a kid version of a spa,” says Botham. “They get to play video games, watch the latest and greatest movies, and just chill. In fact, kids love our salons so much, they ask if they can have their birthday party here!”
When customers come to the salon, specially trained Hair Fairies manually screen their customer’s hair for nits and lice. If a person is found to have lice, the next step is manually removing the lice from the hair. Manually removing the lice involves combing through the hair and pulling eggs off the hair shaft. The final step is the application of their nontoxic treatment. It is recommended that the entire family come in for an evaluation.
Hair Fairies offers a step-by-step video tutorial and a live toll-free lice hotline. They also sell all of the products they use in their salons through their online shop and at other online retailers like Amazon to be used in the comfort of your home.
Hair Fairies also works with local schools to do screenings and spraying to help curb or prevent the spread of an outbreak.
Celebrity moms like Courtney Cox and Brooke Shields have visited the salon. “Nothing about having lice is good, but thank God there is a place like Hair Fairies to ease the discomfort,” says Shields. “The experienced technicians are pleasant, thorough and make the whole process less intimidating. It was such a relief to know they were getting the job done for us all. I hope we won’t need it, but if we do again, we will definitely return to Hair Fairies.”
All of the products used at Hair Fairies are 100% natural, and though they’re gentle, each product has gone undergone scientific research to prove that it works.
After 15 years in business, Hair Fairies has helped more than 100,000 families coast-to-coast in franchises located in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Fairfield, Connecticut.
Hair Fairies was featured on a 2011 segment of the Discovery Channel program DIRTY JOBS starring host Mike Rowe who tried his hand at nitpicking lice. Mike visited the Hair Fairies Salon in San Francisco. As he met the employees, Mike said, “Lice to meet you!”
NOTE: Other lice and nit removal companies with fantasy-like names The Hair Fairy (in Ontario, Canada) and Pixie Locks (with offices in Orange County, Santa Barbara, South Bay and Riverside County, CA), and Fairy Licemothers in Austin, Texas.
8250 W. 3rd St., Ste. 202
Los Angeles (West), CA 90048