“It was my home away from home for years,” says Vargas, who spends the last week of each month in Los Angeles tending to her West Coast clients, of the iconic L.A. landmark. “I would do awards seasons there, and I always dreamt about being there permanently.
Vargas opened her first L.A. outpost, an unlisted address in West Hollywood, in 2016. The ultra-secretive salon proved so popular, she soon outgrew the space. “The demand was just too great,” Vargas says of the “smaller, more intimate” location. “Having a bit of a wait list is one thing; it’s less chic when you can’t even fit regulars in.”
Vargas readied Greta Gerwig, Elisabeth Moss, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Emma Roberts, [link