Redondo Beach, California: Foliage Hair Statue

Before Chia Pets, there was Joe Oliveri hair design, creators of the foliage 'fro on a large head. The plantings on the head are now artificial...
Address:
1401 Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Phone:
310-540-5454
Admission:
Free.
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Chia Head. Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

Not as well landscaped as the earlier tip photo, but still there nonetheless. It would be interesting to see it rockin' a modern hairstyle, like a faux-hawk. A fun and an easy stop on the way to the beach.

[Kellie Parker, 12/27/2005]
Hair plantings. Before Chia Pets ... Joe Oliveri hair design

For 40 years (predating chia pets), this upscale hair design studio has had the ultimate image attraction for its craft, a 13 foot high, artfully sculpted head that has the hair shaped in foliage. The brainstorm of the owner, internationally known Joe Oliveri, it often stops traffic and is a photo op for many passersby. It attracts people who appreciate creativity in hair design, which is the service that is provided by the chic location.

[joe oliveri, 12/24/2001]

Joe's plantings only hint at the new look that awaits your follicles.

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