Storefront Report: Silver Lake beauty specialists set up shop in Frogtown

Photo courtesy Tamara Perry

Photo courtesy Tamara Perry

There is no shortage of places to get your hair cut and colored in Silver Lake, where stylist Tamara Perry and color specialist Vanessa McGrath worked in a high-end salon. So when it came time to open their business, they settled in Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown, where there are few if any beauty or nail salons.  Their Perry McGrath Salon opened in the last two weeks on Riverside Drive in the former offices of Paramount Pest Control, now occupied by a Pilates studio, massage therapist and acupuncturist.

“Silver Lake and Echo Park are full of salons, we thought it would be nice to bring some love over to Frogtown,” said Perry via email. “Frogtown seemed undiscovered but centrally located.”

In addition to cutting and coloring hair for women and men, the salon owners will be open to using their ground floor space for art shows or a pop-up, Perry said.


  1. Wondered what was happening at this cool looking spot!

  2. Frame Monster Mike

    Yay! I love this building! Congrats. Glad to see things improving here. Welcome!

    • Yay!! One salon on Sunset will be missing a very talented stylist and master colorist but I’m am thrilled to have them over on Riverside.

  3. Uhh….Frogtown-adjacent, MAYBE. There’s a freeway and a lot of culture separating the store and the neighborhood.. More like edge-of-Silverlake. But, yeah, the hip crowd is colonizing Elysian Valley now, for sure.

  4. Tamara cuts my hair and she rocks. She’s cut my hair for 4 years. She has a really diverse clientele, and has a capacity to do lots of different styles. I’ve seen her do dramatic cuts (my wife’s long hair into a pixie) really well, and a whole variety of curly hair, men’s hair, etc. She’s also lovely to spend time with. Highly recommended. Just don’t make her too busy for me to get in 🙂

  5. I can recall walking home from elementary school and stopping to gawk at the stuffed and sample specimens of critters and vermin that were once displayed in that storefront window. Termites, roaches, rodents, etc. A seedy and dangerous “Nick’s” bar used to exist right next door until a classmate’s dad was stabbed to death in the 70s at which point it was closed for good. I guess the worm has finally turned for EV.

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