About Slash

Salon Slash by Carla Ross is a premier salon, advanced educational academy focused on trend and technique for hair and a production studio on the west side of Los Angeles.

Salon Slash will transform your tresses and reveal the hair you've always wanted. The result is beautiful hair created in a zen like atmosphere nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Slash artists focus on the client first listening to your needs and creating the perfect solution. The Salon is complimented by a continuing education hair academy and production studio.

What differentiates us

Carla Ross believes that artists should innovate not replicate. Her medium is hair. Carla’s career spans 20 years and includes teaching, performing and working with individual clients.

Within the industry Carla has become known for her dynamic live stage presentations. Her integrity and dedication to her profession has made her a mentor to many students and hair professionals. Her innate talent for precision cutting coupled with her personality and sense of humor has made her one of the most sought after teachers working today. She is a true performer and tours the country doing shows, training professionals and students.

Carla continues to dominate the industry with her dedicated clients at Slash Salon.

How we were trained

Ross began her love of design early in life that lead her to GeorgiaTech University where she received a degree in architecture. After graduation she landed a much-coveted apprenticeship at the prestigious Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She quickly realized that her true passion was in the actual performances and the visual interpretation of the characters through hair, make up and costume. And her journey with hair began.

Carla trained with Jingles International in both London and New York. She worked her way through the organization during her eleven year tenure to the top spot Art Director leading both education and innovation. Following Jingles, Carla made NYC home working with the Dada Salon both cultivating a client base while managing the Dada Academy.

Carla headed west to develop her own educational philosophy and experience a new climate. She consulted with the Kenneth George Salon, Aya Salon and Piero Salon before opening Slash Salon and Academy.

621 Broadway,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business Hours:
By appointment only

Yelp Reviews (37) Yelp

Where to begin? The atmosphere at Slash is heavenly. Gorgeous design elements, incredible hospitality, and a generally relaxed vibe that makes yo... read more

I go in as a model for their advanced hair cutting class on Tuesdays and they do a fantastic job! Anyone can be a model, which reduces the price gr... read more

Olivier is AMAZING!! The last person who had cut my hair completely ruined it. Best word to describe my hair is an old mop. I a long layer in the ... read more

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