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Interested in Bangs?

Bangs can instantly transform your face and make any haircut look much different. That doesn’t change the fact that chopping off that much hair can be scary! If you are thinking of getting bangs, check with your stylist to guide you in finding the right style and maintaining the best match for you.

When considering bangs, consider your hair texture too. Curls and bangs don’t always pair well, but they aren’t impossible. Talk to your stylist about blending in the bangs to the rest of your cut. Don’t cut bangs when hair is wet, especially if your hair has curl or wave in it. (This is for those of you who insist on trimming your own bangs!)

Consider the upkeep. Bangs take regular trims. Ask your stylist if they offer free bang trims (many do, it’s easier than fixing a bad home trim.)

Not ready for the thick bangs? Try side-swept bangs paired with long layers. Layering hair with bangs works the best. One of the secrets to a great side-swept bang is that it blends in well with the rest of your hair. Side-swept bangs grow out beautifully.

Dry bangs first before drying the rest of your hair. Your bangs are shorter so they dry faster. Once you get the perfect cut, you need to make sure you properly know how to blow dry your bangs. Many women use a round brush and that can create “bubble bangs,” a bang syndrome that could be avoided by using a flat or paddle brush while blow drying. Ask your stylist for tips.

Bangs suit every face shape. They also suit every hair length. They work with pixie cuts, short hair, shoulder-length, bobs and even long hair.

Contrary to some opinions, bangs won’t go out of style. They may change style, but on some people bangs perfect their style.

If you aren’t growing out bangs but just want a change in your look, ask your stylist to cut long bangs at an angle. Blow dry them. Brush bangs forward and blow dry them as if they were blunt bangs. Brush them from side to side as you blow dry. Once dried, spritz hairspray on your fingers, and then comb your fingertips through your bangs to maintain a feathery effect. Unlike blunt bangs, side-swept bangs don’t need to be trimmed as often.

Bangs are the perfect choice if you want to change your look but don’t want to take off dramatic length. If you don’t like them, they will grow out. If you suffer from a fear of getting bangs, you can fix that by scheduling a consultation with your stylist and starting with side-swept bangs which grows out more quickly and more beautifully than blunt bangs.

We Appreciate You!

a wise man once said,
feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

so we thought we’d express our
gratitude by giving you a present?

We’d like to offer you 20% off your next retail purchase.

Save on the products you know and love
or try that new product you’ve been eyeing from across the salon.

It’s just our way of showing you how much we appreciate you.

Unite Products: Exciting!

I’ve been using the new Unite product line for a few months now. After thorough testing, I find the line is light weight, makes the hair feel luxurious, and looks so shiny and healthy. All I can say is fantastic!

Unite is carried by some of the most popular salons in San Francisco, and no wonder.

  • It is gluten-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and sodium chloride-free.
  • It is pH-balanced at 5.5, so it will not strip your color or dry out your hair.
  • Unite products are also safe to use after straightening treatments without fear of reversing the results.

My favorite products in the line are:

  • 7SECONDS™ Detangler: It detangles like no body’s business.
  • BLOW&SET™ lotion: Mix it with U Argan Oil before your blowout for a result that’s perfection.
  • LIQUID Dust: The newest product to the hit the salon last week. A weightless and workable elixir that delivers volume, texture and hold like never before. You may use it on wet or dry hair.

PLUS: They also believe in giving back through #uniteinactsofkindness, supporting both children and animals.

I love this line and I’m so excited to be part of the Unite family.

Visit UNITE online.

 

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

Spring has sprung!

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:)

The Best Hair Salon in San Francisco

We are so excited to be named one of the top hair salons in San Francisco for 2016.

It takes a lot to be named one of the best hair salons in San Francisco again and again.

Doing outstanding hair is just the beginning. Our stylists put their best foot forward every day doing amazing haircuts, colors, and styling techniques. Imagine vibrant colors. Anything from hi-lights, low-lights, and single process tints, to balayage, ombré, and more. You will see true artists at work with passion in their hearts for their craft.

Our clients love writing us 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook, City-search, LinkedIn, Bing just to mention a few.

It is always an honor to be selected as the best. It makes us very happy to know we are on the right track giving our clients what they want.

Announcing our new line: Kevin Murphy

Skincare for your hair

Born from the same philosophy as skincare, Kevin.Murphy products are weightlessly designed to deliver performance, strength, and longevity.

When searching the world for ingredients, Kevin.Murphy looks for companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, and ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques to ensure very highest natural quality.

Visit Kevin.Murphy online.

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.