John Vance Hathaway

With over 23 years of experience, John Vance Hathaway brings you one-on-one beauty at his private studio in Beverly Hills. 

Spring sprang a whole lotta love ❤️

As everyone knows, I love, LOVE!  It is such an awesome emotion.

I'm fortunate enough to be apart of many love celebrations as a hairstylist.

I love the whole process from talking about what hairdos my brides and grooms-to-be should arriving early the day of the wedding to a sleepyhead bridal party - ha!

I love my brides and grooms and everyone in-between. 

Here are some of the amazing weddings I styled and attended this spring ❤️❤️❤️

Remember I'm always available for any private events or housecall services :)


Allie and Joe

Santa Monica California

Wedding Fun

Bride + Grooms

Nikki and Alicia

Santa Barbara

Love my clients

Newlywed babes!

Amanda and Sarah

Marfa, Texas



Love is in the air!

And I'm talking about hair!!!

Still dealing with winter weather means we all need to keep moisturizing!  Sleep with conditioner in your hair if it needs it. 

This is a fun time of year to try something new.  Not having holiday or vacation pressures can let you explore something fresh and trendy.

Try a long bang! 

Long bangs are a great way to get a fresh touch to your look without a long term commitment. 

Grow out is about 3-4 weeks and they will be blending in with your layers again. 

Add some blonder/darker pops to your color.
Get rid of the shadows of winter with some bold bright blonde pieces so the light shines from within your hair. 

Bright highlights can be easily toned down at anytime. 

Add some darker toned richness to any brunette or redhead. Layering darker colored tone-on-tone lowlights can give an intense rich look and texture to your hair color. 

Using semi-permanent color for these techniques guarantees a no-commitment, beautiful, gradual fade out. 


It's 2017!!!

I'm so excited for this new year.

So many possibilities and great things can happen in a new year. But like any new day you can seize it or not! 

I hope your holidays were filled with happiness and love, and good hair! 

January is what I've coined blondest month of winter.

Now is the time to try some brighter bolts of blonde or take the plunge and go platinum. All whilst making sure to condition your hair a little more at this time of year. And that goes for all hair types. Get a little more moisture in your hair with your fave deep moisturizing treatment. Mine is the "All Soft" line from Redken.

For brunettes and redheads, I like January to be shiny month!! 

With a Redken Shades EQ color gloss in-studio treatment your hair will go from flat to shining like patent leather! And it conditions as well. With such a diverse line of colors Shades EQ can be used on any haircolor or type.


Of course it's for the guys too! 

Guys aren't immune to the dryness either.  Proper cleansing and scalp care is key to healthy full hair.  Nioxin's entire hair care line is amazing at keeping the scalp and hair healthy at all times of year. 

I'm looking forward to all of the exciting things that 2017 is going to bring and I'm happy to spend it with all of my amazing clients! 

See you soon!

Spread Love ❤

-- John 

Summer Care!

Hair is exposed to more damage during the summer months. Whether it's swimming in the pool or laying out in your yard, make sure your hair is ready.

For color clients, adding a gloss to your hair color regime can reduce fading and environmental damage. Gloss gives shine and an extra color boost to make you hair sparkle and feel amazing. glosses can be used on Blondes to Brunettes and everything in between. It also can protect from UV fading and mineral buildup. Gloss also comes in clear for all hair types and colors for those that do not want a color change but would like shine and condition protection.

For non-color clients it's important to keep that hair clean and mineral free. Shampoo and deep condition regularly. And if you're a swimmer make sure you get the right products to keep that chlorine out of your hair.

Shampoo your hair!

Shampooing 101: I just want to talk about the basics.

Hey everyone!

Right now there is a big push to not shampoo your hair as often, or at all! 

Cleansing creams are all the rage and promise to change your hair and make it into the glorious glossy long tamed mane you've always wanted. 

While cleansing creams can really work well for certain hair types, this does not mean that you should never shampoo your hair again with traditional shampoo. 

1. First step is to talk with your stylist/colorist to find out what products and regimen are best for you. Taking matter into your own hands is never recommended. Would you prescribe yourself antibiotics?? 

2. Once you have been "prescribed" the correct product regimen you and your salon professional can decide how often you should be shampooing your hair. I always recommend my clients follow an 'every other day' shampoo regime. Whilst most people work out daily I suggest doing a rinse and condition the days you don't actually shampoo your hair. 

Note: For clients using cleansing cream (which is not my fave) I strongly suggest using a deep cleansing shampoo like Paul Mitchell's 'Shampoo One' once a week to insure that the hair shaft is not being overly coated. 

Shampooing isn't that groundbreaking but is very important for over all scalp and hair health! 

Keep it clean! 


-- JVH

How to Get the Best Cut for Your Face

Hey everyone!! Here are my best-kept tips for the perfect style to showcase your face shape!

Heart Shaped Face


Full bang tapered down on the sides past the chin bob with minimal layers or graduation. This makes the face more proportioned/elongated and to show off cheekbones -- framing the best assets. Razoring this cut will give the illusion of lightness.

Oval Shaped Face


Short Mia farrow type pixie. Soft short bangs with wispy soft layers throughout showcases the eyes in an oval faced shape. In most cases oval faces are considered the "perfect" face shape. A slightly askew style can update this look to now. 

Round Shaped Face


A side swept bang on a nicely layered pageboy helps to make the face appear longer. Layers towards the face help create the illusion of a more slender feature. Having a looser feel with the layers all over the haircut is a perfect easy summer look.

Square Shaped Face 


Long soft layers on a below the shoulder look can give the appearance of a rounder face shape. Short pixie-esque bangs under a side swept bang forgives sharp features. A slightly shorter layer around the hairline under the long layers helps greatly to make this face shape much softer. This look is great with some soft waves. 

Let me know if you have any questions!  And of course call/text me to set up a free consultation. 


-- JVH

How to Deep Condition at Home between Salon Visits

Even though spring is around the corner, the winter dryness continues. Here are four tips to keep your hair looking luscious and moist:

Step 1

Before getting your hair wet, apply conditioner to your dry hair before shampoo. The pre-conditioner treatment will start the moistening process -- yes, even with dry hair. Be sure to use ample amounts of your favorite moisturizing conditioner, i.e. Joico's Moisture Recovery Conditioner. {Leave on at least 10 minutes.} 

Step 2

Shampoo your hair with moisture shampoo. 

Step 3

Condition again with moisturizing conditioner and leave in for at least 5 mins. 

Step 4

Use a leave in conditioner to finish the treatment process. Then style as usual.

I recommend the Joico Moisture Recovery System for this treatment cycle. Conditioning treatments should be done once a week.


These tips will ensure that your locks will stay protected and luscious during the dryer months of winter. 


Spread love,

-- JVH