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Rochelle Robinson grew up in the Pacific Northwest immersed in the performance, musical, and fine arts, as well as athletics – from skiing in the water to skiing in the sleet and snow, to cycling around the velodrome. While studying fine art and the musical genre of jazz at the University of Washington she put both her passion for and experience in the arts into helping to create the Washington State Academic Achievement Standards for the Arts by serving on both the Arts and Standards Revision committees. She later completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at The University of Puget Sound and Master of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John's College Graduate Institute. As an aspiring artist, as well as an educator, she is still intrigued by the creative process and what ensues as a result. Currently, she is developing a poetry blog called A Writer's Space and has co-written both a children's picture book and pilot for a children's TV show. Rochelle also works as an elementary school librarian and advanced reading teacher for a small private school in the valley. She is in the midst of developing a new business named Watercolor Weddings by Rochelle and is developing a series of paintings and conceptual artworks, the first of which is currently on display at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood. She hopes to inspire Miss A readers to explore, experience and get involved, as she sets out to bring a touch of the literary, fine and performing arts that are happening here in Los Angeles to our readers.

Recap: EDEN By Eden Sassoon Launch Party In West Hollywood

EDEN by Eden Sassoon launched at Sunset Plaza on Sunset Boulevard by providing two days of lavish gifts of beauty, which is exactly what EDEN will continue to give for years to come. Morning, noon and night, accomplished hair stylists under the direction of four quintessential masters blew, twisted and sassed up dos for hundreds of new customers and models.

You can get the perks too! For a mere $65 you can walk out of EDEN by Eden Sassoon in 65 minutes flat with your hair washed and styled into sexy, beachy waves or a sassy chignon up-do, your make-up done to perfection and your nails painted pretty!

model for Eden by Eden Sassoon

(Photo Credit: Michael Baruch)

In this crazy busy age where women do it all and more, EDEN Finishing Studio offers a one-stop-shop for us to reap the pampering and beauty essentials efficiently and cost effectively. But mind you, EDEN will not skimp on quality. The stylists are hip and in the know, but are far from green. And with the likes of the four chosen master stylists coaching all involved along, you can bet with confidence that they won’t miss on accentuating your beauty with a seriously skilled and artistic touch.

Get a load of the team and what they bring forth. Kristoff Ball is famous for coloring and styling the platinum coifs of the likes of Gwen Stefani and Pink, the luscious natural locks of Rita Wilson, as well as prepping pretty heads to make them advertisement ready for Chrome Hearts. Kristoff offered his services to Fred Segal Beauty even before it was Fred Segal, currently owns Kristoff Ball Salon in Beverly Hills and is considered one of the best “finishers” in the business. He was on the floor at EDEN’s launch event to host quick illustrative lessons for the guests, so that we could create the looks ourselves.

Eden Sassoon, Michael Baruch, Beverly Sassoon, Kristoff Ball

Eden Sassoon, Michael Baruch, Beverly Sassoon, Kristoff Ball (Photo Credit: Michael Baruch)

Like Kristoff, Hannah Knowlton also began her career at Fred Segal Beauty (although a bit later). She now showcases her tricks of the trade at Serge Normat for John Frieda. Kaz Amor, owner of Warren Tricomi Salon on Melrose, was originally mentored by the one-and-only Vidal Sassoon, and later became an artistic team member at Sebastian and a global educator for L’Oreal. And Nancilee Santos, who began her career at Prive, was snatched up by Kaz, and currently struts her stuff as a senior stylist at Warren-Tricomi Salon in Los Angeles.

And the team doesn’t quit. Davis Factor, grandson of legendary make-up pioneer Max Factor, brings his own creation, Smashbox Cosmetics, to EDEN as the exclusive make-up line. So, you know that the products being used on your skin will be easy on your pores, while adding just the right textures and colors to accentuate your beauty.

Davis Factor, Eden Sassoon, Michael Baruch

Davis Factor, Eden Sassoon, Michael Baruch (Photo Credit: Michael Baruch)

The development and launch of EDEN also comes to us with the help of a long time friend of the Sassoon family and co-founder of Fred Segal Beauty, Mr. Michael Baruch. He’s been in the business for over 20 years and is legendary in his own right. Together, this team, along with their incredible stylists and fabulous product-lines, will be taking this new concept of a “Finishing Studio” to serious heights here in L.A. and beyond. There is no doubt.

But the business isn’t just about the business. Miss Sassoon, daughter of the late beauty pioneer and prolific philanthropist Vidal Sassoon, is poised through her business efforts to not only give the gift of the aesthetic to women, but also the gift of internal health and strength. Soon you’ll also be able to stop into EDEN periodically for health and fitness centered seminars and workshops; because true external beauty radiates from internal beauty–something that Eden knows profoundly and emanates with ease. As an owner and go’er of Pilates Plus by Eden in Beverly Hills and engagement with multiple charities, she proves to be an active believer in the benefits of living a healthy and conscious life.

Eden Sassoon

Eden Sassoon (Photo Credit: Michael Baruch)

To top off her efforts to give back, soon part of the proceeds of EDEN Finishing Studio will benefit others in need as well. So, while pampering and developing yourself, you’ll also be giving to others. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Head to EDEN pronto! You’ll be set at ease in the naturally lit loft-like salon, and quickly ready to hit the town, impress your business associates, wow your love interest, or just feel good, before, during or after your complex day filled with all that you do.


EDEN by Eden Sassoon
8600 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Ph. 310-861-4660




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