Kim Vo, Celebrity Stylist, to Open Luxury Salons at Montage Hotels & Resorts in Southern California

March 04, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF. March 4, 2009 Montage Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its partnership with Kim Vo, celebrity hair colorist and stylist, who will operate signature Kim Vo Salons at their Southern California resorts, Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills.

"Kim Vo is a perfect fit for Montage," said Alan Fuerstman, Founder and CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts. "He provides each of his clients with unparalleled, individualized attention. His salons will be an important complement to the entire Montage experience."

One of the beauty industry's most recognized personalities and considered the "King of TV Makeovers," Vo has been featured in numerous magazine articles and on television shows, including "Extreme Makeover," "Daily 10" and "Roots" on E! Entertainment, and "Shear Genius" on Bravo.

Recognized as an innovator in his field, Vo has led the way in creating techniques such as "American Tailoring" and hair "dusting" and is continually evolving his unique approach to color and hair design. He is perhaps best known for his Baliage technique of coloring and as the creator of "the smudge," a 30-second hair color application. He also pioneered the use of vegetable-based hair color products before "green" became the accepted norm. Vo launched a signature line of luxury hair care products for color-treated hair and plans to continue developing technologically advanced products. His celebrity clients include Teri Hatcher, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and Sylvester Stallone.

"After getting to know Montage firsthand, I knew that my vision and that of Montage founder Alan Fuerstman were alike. The salons will offer luxury, warmth and the highest quality of services to hotel and salon guests. I am looking forward to my partnership with Montage Hotels & Resorts," said Vo.

The new Montage salons in Beverly Hills and Laguna Beach will feature colorists and stylists personally trained by Vo, who will be available for consultations and appointments. Both luxury Southern California salons will offer Vo's signature precision haircuts, the latest hair technology in treatments and color, exclusive nail services and line of Kim Vo products. Kim Vo Salon at Montage Beverly Hills (310-860-7854) and Kim Vo Salon at Montage Laguna Beach (949-715-6010) are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for hotel guests and local residents.

About Montage Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach is a 250-room resort featuring oceanfront luxury and beachfront accommodations; a 20,000-square-foot spa; destination dining at Studio, and meeting space. For information and reservations, contact Montage Laguna Beach at 1-888-715-6700 or

About Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills, an eight-story Southern California hotel featuring 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites. Located near Rodeo Drive, in Golden Triangle, guests and residents find convenient access to retailers and dining. For information and reservations, contact Montage Beverly Hills at 310-860-7800 or

About Montage Hotels & Resorts
Montage Hotels & Resorts is an ultra-luxury hotel and resort management company founded by Alan Fuerstman in 2002. The company's flagship oceanfront resort, Montage Laguna Beach, opened in February 2003 in Laguna Beach, California. The company's second hotel opened in Beverly Hills in November 2008. Other properties under development include Montage Deer Valley® in Park City, Utah, scheduled to open in 2010 and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, scheduled to open in 2012.