Author Archive | Judy Ordonez

Best of Bay Area Hair: Blowouts, Balayage and More

We’ve plucked the best hair treatments in the Bay Area for your grooming pleasure.

Barrow Salon’s color and styling (Union Square)

Adorned with art by local Lena Wolff, this salon is a mecca for good hair on the West Coast. Proprietor and stylist Michelle Snyder has cultivated a talented team with experience from New York Fashion Week and beyond: Barbara Thompson is our color expert of choice. Sit back with a made-to-order cup of coffee or a generously poured glass of bubbly while she does all the work.


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The Best Salons in San Francisco: Mapped

Hair is emotional. Yes, “it’s only hair,” and it will (probably) grow back, but it has the power to make us feel confident or self-conscious. Since a bad cut or dye job can drastically affect your mood, we’ve rounded up the city’s best spots for cut and color to help you avoid a hair fiasco. From swanky to artsy to bohemian, you’re practically guaranteed to find your salon soulmate among these 17 options.


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The Best Hair Salons in San Francisco

Color, cuts, blowouts, styling: These San Francisco hair salons do it all, and do it exceptionally well.

The best cure for a bad hair day? Stopping it before it starts with a killer cut and flattering color. Trust your tresses to the locksmiths at these top San Francisco hair salons – some city legends, some well-kept secrets.


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Best of Beauty

Adorned with art by local Lena Wolff, this salon is a mecca for good hair on the West Coast. Proprietor and stylist Michelle Snyder has cultivated a talented team with experience from New York Fashion Week and beyond: Barbara Thompson is our color expert of choice. Sit back with a made-to-order cup of coffee or a generously poured glass of bubbly while she does all the work.


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Bicoastal Beauty: Meet the Celebrity Hairstylists

New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Major designers aren’t the only ones adding our foggy city to their repertoire of high-priority locations (Rebecca Minkoff, Rag & Bone and the Kooples, among other luxury retailers, recently opened doors here).

Increasingly, in-demand hairstylists boasting some of the country’s best-tressed clients are choosing San Francisco as one of their outposts, and it’s not because of the agreeable climate or quaint architecture. These stylists are now commanding top dollar in the Bay Area, making it worthwhile to jet from New York Fashion Week and Los Angeles red carpets to see S.F.’s style set — from society ladies getting glam for galas to tech execs looking to go out on a limb.


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14 San Francisco Salons for Rad Color

That Kool-Aid dye job you tried when you were 13 gave you a taste of what awesome hair color could be, and left you thirsty for more. Then you grew up. You prioritized being pretty. And you left your rainbow locks behind. It’s time to bring them back.


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New Year Hair Inspiration From S.F.’s Top Salons

At this point, you’ve probably got a solid grasp on your 2015 resolutions and are already pounding ’em out. But, while giving up chocolate and taking up yoga are a great place to start, nothing changes your whole look quite like a new haircut. If you’re flirting with the idea of getting a lob or you just want to add some sexy waves to your routine, we feel you.
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