Beverly Hills glamour has a new home on the American Riviera with opening of José Eber Salon at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara last week. A world renowned stylist known for his iconic personal style, Eber has tended to Hollywood’s most famous tresses for four decades in Beverly Hills and now has a unique second salon at the luxurious oceanfront property in Santa Barbara.
Eber’s 1,000-sq.-ft. space near the resort’s lobby has been fully re-imagined and transformed into a sophisticated and calming oasis where guests will enjoy the ultimate in modern luxury and service. The new salon’s design is heavily inspired by the location in Beverly Hills, including the front desk, a striking replica handmade of antique mirrors in the same Art Deco style conceived by designer Waldo Fernandez for Eber’s flagship salon.
Soft lighting and soothing nature hues in the chinoiserie wall panels, neutral charcoal wood floors and eye-catching blown-glass chandelier in shades of blue—custom designed by acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly—reflect Santa Barbara’s coastal environs, beachy aesthetic and natural beauty. Windows looking onto the garden terrace have been added, bathing the salon in natural light. Twelve thoughtfully designed work stations feature handmade tabletops inlaid with cracked glass, individually lighted oval mirrors and Italian-made soft blue swivel chairs. The overall result is a welcoming, residential feel balanced by sleek design and stylish accents, such as the pop of a cushy leopard print chair or a single striking blue orchid.
“José is not only brilliantly accomplished but he is dedicated to providing the same level of first-class service and the ultimate luxury experience that is synonymous with the Four Seasons brand,” says Karen Earp, general manager, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. “We feel fortunate to partner with him and are extremely excited to welcome our out-of-town guests and the local community into this beautiful new space.”
The salon offers a full spectrum of services to cater to locals, Resort guests and bridal parties, including haircuts, color and highlights, blowdrys and styling and updos. Eber will be personally available for both haircuts and consultations on a regular basis, along with his team of talented stylists who have been trained in the most innovative methods and cutting edge techniques. The latest technology and equipment, from three customizable, massaging shampoo stations to advanced heaters that help produce perfect color, further enhance the experience. Professional makeup application, makeup lessons, lash application and brow shaping are also available. The salon carries Phyto hair care products and will soon also feature the José Eber signature line of products and professional tools.
In celebration of the new salon, the Resort is offering a special “931 Package” for locals who live in a zip code beginning with 931. The package includes a night in a beautifully refurbished guest room for $395, two complimentary cocktails at Ty Lounge and 20% off spa treatments and hair services at the brand new José Eber Salon.
José Eber Santa Barbara is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For appointments call 805/770-3000. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and José Eber Santa Barbara are located at 1260 Channel Dr.
Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS on March 31, 2014.