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Best Place to Buy Beauty Products Los Angeles 2013 

Wilshire Beauty Supply

Aisle after aisle of potions and lotions fill Wilshire Beauty Supply. Whether you're looking for shampoo for your oily hair, conditioner for your dry hair, gentle soap for your kids or even something to wash your dog, you'll find it. All the familiar names are here — Paul Mitchell, Redken, Wella — as well as many you've never heard before. There are shampoos for wigs, and a big selection of products for African-American hair as well. But it's more than just hair products and the helpful staff that draw professionals to this art deco building on the Miracle Mile. You'll find makeup from Stila and NYX; candles from Voluspa and Votivo; fragrances from Thymes and Archipelago; colored falls; jewelry; a great selection of Tweezerman and other beauty implements; and tons of nail polish, including Zoya's Big 5 Free line (no dangerous chemicals). Other stores will carry two or three items from a product line; this place has 10 or 12. 5401 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, 90036. (323) 937-2001, wilshirebeauty.com. —Lisa Horowitz

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