Gigi Pogosyan’s journey to become a hair stylist began at an early age. She graduated at the top of her class from The Cosmetology Academy in 2005 and was then handpicked to work with Schwarzkopf’s platform colorist Candace Bossendorfer. Working side by side with such an accomplished mentor meant only one thing: Pogosyan's artistry, dexterity, experience and finesse grew at an accelerated rate, driving her to build her now-reputation for creating breathtaking looks.
For Gigi Pogosyan, there is no “signature style” because the signature should be your own – a custom style that makes you look and feel good. That philosophy has served her as she has developed a loyal following throughout her tenure in Los Angeles. To create these highly-personalized looks for her clientele, Pogosyan keeps an eye on current trends from the runway and fashion magazines, pairing this with an appreciation for the classics. She believes in continually striving to learn more and do better and never stop. She furthered her education, taking advanced courses at Vidal Sassoon and continues to cultivate her skillset and stay updated on the latest trends beyond the classroom. She has traveled to New York, Paris, Milan and beyond to further her knowledge and expand her skillset from Master Stylists and Colorists around the world.
Gigi Pogosyan specializes in a wide range of advanced color techniques from Sombre Sun Kissed highlights to more playful and daring colors. To keep her skills honed, Pogosyan stays active in the editorial world and has been praised in various publications, including New Beauty and Modern Salon Magazine for her immaculate execution of Balayage, Babylights, & Color Correction.
She believes that healthy hair needs to be constantly recharged with proteins and only uses top-quality products like OLAPLEX. Each of the bespoke treatments offered in Pogosyan's salon is centered around ensuring hair is restored and replenished so it responds and performs the way you want.
Gigi Pogosyan takes great pride at what she does, and it shows in her work.
MEET LISA MONTERO
Lisa Montero began her career by assisting at a salon in Agoura Hills, but quickly found that she needed more challenges and inspiration. She soon found herself assisting celebrity stylists at Sally Hershberger in West Hollywood, where she fine-tuned her artistry in cutting, styling, and extensions. During this time, she had the opportunity to work on several photo-shoots and on-set projects.
Lisa Montero has a true passion for precision hair cutting and contemporary styling. She takes pride in creating the perfect cut and style for every client. Whether adding extensions for added volume and length, or Keratin treatments for unruly hair, she takes her time and skills to achieve each client’s desired look.
Lisa Montero has styled celebrities on set or for red carpet events include Seth Rogan, Monica Lewinsky, Cassie, and Becky G.
She now awes her clients with her expertise as a stylist at Balayage by Gigi in Beverly Grove.