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R U ready to get $20 off your new fall haircut or color?

Refresh your look for fall!

It’s the perfect time to come and see us. To receive $20.00 off your next appointment, just mention this ad when you’re in your stylist’s chair.

Looking forward to taming your wild hair:)

Redken News – Hair Color Spring 2016

Stylists Pick of the Month: Privé’s Relaxing Gel

Stylist's Pick of the Month for a Beautiful Bounce that Lasts

Just relax with our Stylist’s Pick of the Month. No frizz, no flyaways, no problems. Prive’s Relaxing Gel delivers both sleek straightening benefits or defined curly styles. Enriched with chamomile, lemongrass and comfrey, Herbal Blend #34 is a weightless and versatile gel that resists humidity and styles so hair stays smooth, soft and full of shine that is always in style.

Work a liberal amount through towel-dried hair from scalp to ends. Style as desired. For straight styles, use a blow dryer, round brush, and/or flat iron. For curl design, air dry or diffuse.

Use with Relaxing Gel with Flash Brilliance (melange techniques) for luminous shine and lots of movement. Be sure to check out these and other hair products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.

R U ready for a new spring look? A new color, some hi-lights? and a new haircut?

Blonde Hair for Spring
Erika Redding, the owner of Red Union Salon loves changing her clients looks! When her clients are open, she loves changing their hair color seasonally. In spring she starts by adding hi-lights to her clients hair. Her Summer hair color is usually the lightest and brightest with lots of dimensional hi lights. She starts deepening the color in fall with lots of autumn shades and in winter the color is usually the darkest, coolest for a more and dramatic effect.

One of Erika’s favorite colors to use are Redken’s Shades EQ, an equalizing conditioning color gloss. She has 35 shades of color to choose from and will create a striking new looks for you. The reason she chooses Shades EQ is the color adds a lot of shine and makes the hair look and feel better the first time no matter how damaged your hair is and improves use after use. The color is designed to last approximately 6-8 weeks. However, if you follow Erika’s recommendation to shampoo your hair no more than 2-3 times a week your color will last even longer.

Erika’s favorite color to use when hi-lighting is Matrix SoColor.
SoColor Honey Creme hair color is the number one professional tube hair color in America. The advanced organic honey base and extra moisturizing ingredients deliver beautiful, lasting results with complete predictability.

It’s her permanent color line that she uses to create dimensional high-lights and low-lights as well as her permanent tints.
The “ultra-light blonde” series are awesome if you love to be blonde. A totally natural look for complete coverage or high lighted effects.
The “gray natural series” with double pigmentation are outstanding if you wish to completely cover stubborn grays or blend your gray.

So if you’re ready for your sexy new spring look, Erika is offering $20 off her color services and $20 off her haircuts until Summer with this offer.

Stylists Pick of the Month: Privé’s Detailing Promade

Stylist's Pick of the Month for a Beautiful Bounce that Lasts

Privé’s Detailing Promade perfectly separates and defines style for all hair types. Enriched with comfrey, aloe and jojoba, Herbal Blend #43 delivers lightweight texture, flexible definition and brilliant shine. Hair is infused with moisture, softness and smoothness to keep it looking healthy and beautiful with perfectly separated, defined style. A must for any up-do.

Work a small amount through wet or dry hair using fingertips.

Be sure to check out the other hair products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.

Stylist’s Pick of the Month: Privé’s Herbal Blend #59for a Beautiful Bounce that Lasts

Stylist's Pick of the Month for a Beautiful Bounce that Lasts

Privé’s Herbal Blend #59 is enriched with evening primrose oil, lemongrass extract, and chamomile. This curl activating crème invigorates and magnifies lifeless curls. Anti-frizz formula creates a humidity barrier keeping curls frizz-free and full of body with smooth separation and controlled definition. Curls will look silky, soft and shiny with a beautiful bounce that lasts.

Apply to damp hair and let air dry or diffuse into desired style.

Calling all San Francisco single and married gray haired men who wish to look 5-10 years younger

Calling all San Francisco single and married grey haired men. Is your grey hair bothering you? Do you wish you could look 5-10 years younger? Erika Redding at Red Union Hair Salon is the “Age Defying Expert”. Using a method that leaves you in control of how much grey you wish to get rid of. Just a little or a lot. It’s all at your fingertips! It only takes only 10-15 minutes. An add on service with your regular haircut. The best news it’s only $100 for both. Erika normally charges $75 dollars for men’s haircuts alone and $100 for color services. The color is totally natural. No one would ever know your hair is color enhanced. This is a great look for professionals, CEO’s, CFO’s, athletes, Musicians, artists… Just think, you could walk out 5-10 years younger in an hour with your stylish cut to boot. Check out these pictures and see for yourself!

Gray Hair - Younger Looking Hair - Professional Hair Coloring - San Francisco

Privé’s Featherlight Miracle Worker

Unlike other oils that discolor, dry out or weigh down hair Privé Herbal Blend #39 provides complete versatility for conditioning, styling and finishing. Enriched with Argan, Maracuja and Brazil Nut oils, Privé’s vanishing oil transforms all hair types with breakthrough shine, smoothness, hydration and extreme manageability. This featherweight complex works all day to tame flyways and keep hair polished and smooth while also nourishing and strengthening hair without any unwanted residue.

Apply desired amount to damp or dry hair and style as usual for beautifying results. Color safe.

Privé 39

Get Your Hair Christmas ready

Get Christmas ready.
Get your haircut and color for the Holidays at Red Union Hair Salon. 
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Get your haircut and color for the Holidays at Red Union Hair Salon. The “Best Hair Salon to get your hair done” in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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Winter Hair in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Is our winter finally here? I must say this year our Indian Summer lasted far longer than normal.

While other states are already plagued with snow and freezing weather San Francisco has been incredible hot the latest I have ever seen it.

So now that things are going to getter wetter in the next few month let’s talk about best ways to handle your hair.

Is your hair curly? Having curly hair myself, I usually say product, product, product! I can’t stress this enough! Curl enhancing products work wonders for me. Some of my favorite are Redken’s Curvaceous line. Complete with curvaceous shampoo, curvaceous conditioner, curvaceous ringlet, curvaceous full swirl and curvaceous wind up. If you’re on a budget Redken tends to be the most cost effective. It is a bit strong on the scent however which I am not loving.

Prive on the other hand smells just fresh, clean not overbearing. It is a botanical line and it’s French. When it comes to French hair and skin products I tend to be in love. It’s my number one choice. It costs a little more but in my mind worth it.

What’s great about curly hair, you never worry about the weather as long as you’re stocked up on your curl enhancers.

Is your hair straight or has a little bend? Oh boy. You know that you are coming into the most high end maintenance time of year. With the fog, rain and wind, straight hair can get flat and frizzy. I highly recommend Prive relaxing gel to blow and smooth your hair out. It is light not heavy and is the most amazing smoothing gel. Top it off with a little Prive vanishing oil. Besides the all popular Argan oil it also has maracuja oil and brazil nut oil. All to give you smooth and incredible shiny hair. Another great trick for straight hair is not washing it every day. You can put on just a little relaxing gel on your dry hair and blow it dry and smooth it again.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are fast approaching and we can’t wait to do all your haircuts and colors.