Support These Diverse Business Owners in West Hollywood

Whether you're looking for a new hairstyle, a cup of coffee or even a celebrity dog groomer, these small businesses should definitely be on your radar.

West Hollywood boasts numerous small businesses owned by diverse entrepreneurs, including bakeries, coffee shops, hair salons and more. Show some love to these great local spots, where creativity and community shine. 


British-born hairstylist Benjamin Mohapi cut his teeth working in well-known London salons like John Frieda, then moved into the fashion and entertainment world, working with iconic photographers like Herb Ritts and David LaChappelle on editorial projects for Vogue, GQ and more. Since opening BENJAMIN Salon in West Hollywood in 2012, the chic studio has consistently ranked among the top salons in LA, receiving accolades from outlets such as Vanity Fair, Allure and Refinery 29.

Where: 148 N. Wetherly Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90048

Ivy-covered exterior of Benjamin Salon in West Hollywood, California.
BENJAMIN is one of LA’s premier salons.

Dubb’s Organic Coffee Blends

Owned by Wali Muhammad III, Dubb’s Organic Coffee Blends offers a unique mix of Fair Trade-certified coffees by the cup or bag. Get your morning pick-me-up with blends ranging from mild to bold, like the nice-and-sweet Glazed Donut Blend, the high-caffeine Power blend or the CBD-infused Earth’s Essence. The snug Fountain Avenue shop now serves breakfast, too.

Where: 7962 Fountain Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Fleurs et Sel

When the pandemic put the brakes on Lara Adekoya’s retail career, she seized the opportunity to return to her two passions: cooking and community. In April 2020 she founded Fleurs et Sel (meaning “flowers and salt”), a small-batch bakery that got its start with Lara delivering her signature Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies to friends around LA; word spread, and soon she had customers lining up outside her West Hollywood home. Recently, she’s expanded to pop-ups and concept shops, and will soon move into a brick-and-mortar bake shop in Culver City.

Where: Follow Lara’s cookie drops and pop-up events on her Instagram page.

A woman wearing a white button-down shirt stands in a modern kitchen behind a counter filled with desserts. West Hollywood, California.
Lara Adekoya of Fleurs et Sel. Photo by Valorie Darling.

Taylor Rose Hair Studio

You can’t miss the mural—painted by LA graffiti artist Sand One—on the side of Taylor Rose Studio, the salon owned by Flo Witherspoon since 2017. Whether you’re looking for balayage or intricate braid designs, this inclusive salon offers a variety of services for all genders and hair types, including cuts, color, braids, locs, extensions and wigs, silk press, natural hair care, blowouts and more. We also really like Taylor Rose’s tagline: “If your hair isn’t becoming to you, you should be coming to us!” 

Where: 7739 ½ Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Dogue Spa

Joshua White has been featured in publications like the Los Angeles Times and Entrepreneur magazine for his truly next-level pet grooming artistry, which involves everything from colorful dye jobs (using pet-safe dyes) to Japanese-style grooming—a method that turns dogs into adorable fluffballs. His talents have earned him awards (Dogue Spa was voted Best Groomer in LA in 2021) and a large following, including celebrity clients like Awkwafina and Cardi B.

Book your pup for a little pampering at Dogue Spa while staying at one of West Hollywood’s many pet-friendly hotels!

Where: 8278 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Dogue Spa is the ultimate pet paradise.

Hammer & Nails

Owner Michael Elliot was already an award-winning screenwriter (he penned Black Sugar, Just Wright and the Beyonce-starring Carmen: A Hip Hopera, among others) before he founded Hammer & Nails, a men’s grooming lounge, in 2013. Proving he’s good at whatever he sets out to do, Elliot took Hammer & Nails on Shark Tank and has since opened more than 30 locations nationwide, with another 20+ coming soon. Guys can visit the West Hollywood location for everything from haircuts and beard grooming to “MANicures” and indulgent combo experiences featuring whiskey- or beer-infused treatments. 

Where: 7141 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

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