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The Best Places for a Helping Hand in 2016

The stylists at this Union Square salon share a look of undone glamour: red lipstick, shaggy bangs, wood-soled platforms, and tattoos galore. These protégées of owner Michelle Snyder, the mane magician behind the locks of Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, and Sienna Miller, staff a salon known for its effortlessly cool cuts (from $100) and envy-inducing color (from $110), including ombré balayage, razor-cut bobs, sun-kissed highlights, and tousled lobs. Bonus: The wallpaper-swathed bathroom is among the most Instagram-worthy in the city (and serves as the backdrop for countless “after” selfies).
Runner-up: Taylor/Monroe
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This Crazy New Hair Dye Trend I Tried Finally Lets Brunettes Have Some Fun

“Oil slick” hair is the crazy-colorful new hair trend dreamed up by celebrity stylist Aura Friedman of the Sally Hershberger Salon. The iridescent tone, which also goes by the name “duck feather,” layers bright purples, lush greens and bold blues to create the look of gasoline on the ground after a wild storm. Plus, because you don’t have to drastically lighten your locks, it’s healthier for your hair too.I turned to Barrow Salon in San Francisco for the job. Helmed by celeb hairstylist Michelle Snyder (she’s sheared A-listers including Zooey Deschanel, Sienna Miller and Zoe Kravitz), the salon is on the pulse of what’s new and next. Color genius Shelly Cross was in charge of my hair makeover.
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7 Pros Share Their Top Busy-Mom Beauty Tips

Never-ending to-do lists. Understandably, looking pulled-together in the beauty department can often take backseat to more pressing responsibilities. That’s where some super useful expert advice comes in. Yep, we’ve tapped seven accomplished beauty professionals—all of whom are fab mothers, as well—to dish on their go-to hair and makeup tips for busy moms like yourselves. From a tried-and-tested dry shampoo that costs less than a latte to a cuticle cream that’ll help make your manicure last, these products and routines are as easy to incorporate as 1-2-3.
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The Classic San Francisco Guide

There’s one thing every one of Michelle Snyder’s clients has in common: they’re fiercely loyal. And it makes sense, too, as her taste level is unmatched and her cuts are legendary. The salon itself has a small library and a minimalist vibe, making it a great place to spend a few hours while your highlights cook.


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10 Haircuts S.F. Stylists Are Calling The “Next Lob”

 

There’s no ignoring the fact that the wavy, shoulder-length hairstyle known as the “lob” has been sweeping California salons for quite a while now. The cut, popularized by famed L.A. stylist Anh Co Tran, is a ubiquitous ‘do in S.F. — seen on everyone from local bloggers to tech power players.

But, if you ask us, it’s high time to see what’s next. After some solid seasons in the spotlight for the lob, we’re ready to explore a new cut. Which is why we’ve tapped 10 S.F. stylists to give us the scoop on what they think everyone in the city will be asking for soon. Whether it’s a ’90s-style Linda Evangelista pixie or a blunt cut with bangs, these styles may just have you saying goodbye to the lob come fall.

 


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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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