Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sally Hershberger, Hairstyling Honcho

SELLER: Sally Hershberger
LOCATION: Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $6,500,000
SIZE: 3,645 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Sprawling modern w/ spectacular city and ocean views from all public and private rooms. Great scale w/ floor to ceiling walls of glass. Terrazzo floor floor throughout and to the poo/outdoor bar area. Gallery walls, perfect for the art collector. Generous master-suite w/ fireplace and incredible master bath w/ indoor/outdoor shower exposed to rear garden, lily pond and meditation area.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The other day the Ben Casselman at the Wall Street Journal wrote about this property in his Private Properties column. We thought we would follow up with a few dramatic photos and additional information about rock and roll hair cutter Miss Hershberger and her mini real estate empire.

Do the children know that Miss Hershberger is one of the highest paid hair cutters in all of the land? Well, she is. This gal will charge upwards of $800 just to cut your hair. That is if you can get an appointment and then find her unmarked second floor salon in the Meatpacking District of New York. She also works out of the John Frieda Salon on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, which quite frankly, is easier to find.

If you do manage to find yourself up in her chair, do not expect any tender, love and care from this gal. She is not interested in listening to you whine about your job, your huzband, or anything else for that matter. In fact she's not that interested in talking to you at all while she's giving your hair the Edward Scissorhands. When she steps up to the chair to cut your hair she'll bring two attractive and exuberantly and meticulously coiffed male assistants (no girls, too much drama, thank you), and in between snips and slivers she'll look at herself in the mirror and purse her lips and primp own hair. She's not about to look bad while making someone else look good.

People flock to Miss Hershberger to have their hair cut into her signature cut...the Hershberger Shag a la Meg Ryan, who is a long time client. She herself sports a short shagged out hair do of the variety she's famous for. Other celebrity clients include that freaky Tom Cruise, scary skinny Calista Flockhart, duck-billed Michelle Pfeiffer, shoplifter Winona Ryder, and funny lady Sandra Bernhard to name just a few.

Hershberger has owned several properties around Los Angeles over the years, but her most recent purchase in January, 2004 was this house on Carla Ridge up in Trousdale Estates for which she paid $2,400,000. Casselman's article stated that the hairstyling guru spent the last few years renovating the place and has put it on the market while she negotiates for the purchase of another home in the area.

The house is currently priced at $6,500,000 which is a bewildering profit of $4,100,000 in just three short years. No doubt she put considerable money into the place, but still, Your Mama thinks this sounds a wee bit greedy.

The house does look fantastic though. We are loving all the terrazzo flooring which are perfect for keeping the house cool during the blistering summer days. We're even digging that great big painting of horses in the dining area which strangely sort of turns us on. But we are disappointed the listing agent at Worldwide, Inc. did not provide more and better photographs.

When in New York, Hershberger beds down in a gor-gee-us and expensive pre-war Bing and Bing penthouse apartment in a West Village. The penthouse, for which she paid $1,850,000 in June of 2001 is the second apartment she has owned in the building, having sold her 9th floor unit just before purchasing the penthouse.

Weekends are for the Hamptons, of course, where Hershberger heads out to her itty bitty uber-private waterfront cottage in The Springs, a less fancy, but up and coming area of swankified East Hampton.

You may not know who this pin thin somewhat androgynous lady with the big ego is, but you will soon enough. Like everyone else, this gurl has jumped on the reality television train and will shortly be seen as the lead judge on the Bravo's upcoming show Shear Genius. Hunnies, you know that show is going to the ugly side of some bitchy hairdressers. Lawhd, we cain't wait to see that.

Sources: New York Magazine


Anonymous said...

Greedy or not...this house is really beautiful! Me likey veddy much!

Anonymous said...

Cutting hair will get you this? More pointedly, cutting Meg Ryan's hair will get you this?

Anonymous said...

I live in Trousdale Estates and this house is on the high middle range of houses here, but not by much. A "tear down" is about $4.5 mil and a all-out top of the line remodel can go for $8-10 mil.

It's a fab neighborhood. Everything was built in the 1960's- huge one level swingin' 60's pads. Sadly, many are being remodeled into beaux arts middle eastern McPalaces. My house has more than quadrupled in value since I bought it 6 years ago.

By the way many years ago I worked at Sally Hershberger's rep agency as a total pee-on ( yes I know the correct spelling but I was treated so poorly I might as well have been peed on) she was one of the worse offenders. A horrendous, amazingly nasty woman. She doesn't buy her real estate from hair cutting- her family is disgustingly rich and she inherited the money.