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Featured Stylist: Erika Redding

Erika - founder and owner of Red Union SalonErika Redding, also known as Hair-ika, is the founder and owner of Red Union Salon established in 2003.

Erika is an amazing colorist. She does hair cuts and color for both men and woman. Her advanced color techniques include: Balayage, Ombré, hi-lights, low light, single process tints, natural grey blending on men and more.

Her hair and fashion expertise has included work both in front and behind the camera as a hair designer, fashion designer, makeup artist and wardrobe designer.

Her advanced international training with Vidal-Sassoon, Redken, and Matrix has enabled her to educate other stylists at hair shows across North America.

She has even modeled and designed hair backstage at Prêt-à-Porter, the famous international fashion event in Paris.

Erika has been called the “Zen” hairstylist for her grounding and calming effect on her clients.

With her expert haircutting and hair coloring techniques, she is a true artist at work that loves designing a breathtaking new look for you!

San Francisco Featured Artist: Tim Harper


We are excited to introduce Tim Harper, a local San Francisco artist.

His latest work can be seen at Red Union Salon and Salon Macias both located at 1757 Union Street between Octavia and Gough

Tim Harper is a contemporary artist and community advocate living in the Cow Hollow District of San Francisco. Most of his work is heavily inspired by America’s foremost collagist, Romare Beardon, and the Los Angeles based modern artist, Mark Bradford. Although Tim’s love for art crosses many genres, his biggest style influences are fauvism and abstract modernism. Utilizing vivid color palettes, Tim’s paintings come alive with energy, interest and emotion. Tim also loves the written word and its ability to capture the essence of a painting, while framing a narrative, figuratively and symbolically.

Tim studied painting at the University of Florida, the University of Hawaii, and at the San Francisco Art Institute. His work is regularly featured with the Bay Area artists exhibits that are sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artists Gallery. His Urban Distractions series, his President’s series and his Music Icons series, have recently captured the attention of major collectors in Los Angeles and New York.

Tim’s latest body of work is called Urban Distraction. This series combines his love for color, energy, happiness and joy and includes the profusion of the everyday experiences we encounter. His materials are paint and everything he can cut up and assemble on canvas.

When he is not painting, Tim serves as the Executive Director of Harper for Kids, a charitable organization that he co-founded with his wife, Peanut Louie Harper, a former professional tennis player ranked in the top twenty in the world. Harper for Kids teaches children about the importance of good character and sportsmanship and how to be at their personal best, each and everyday. Their work is based on UCLA Coach, John Wooden’s, Pyramid of Success. Tim is also a devoted father with two kids, a daughter, Casey, and a son, Jared.

Tim Harper Paintings
www.timharpersf.com
timharpersf@aol.com
415.994.2585
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SPRING FLING

Red Union Salon “the make-over specialists” would like to offer you a full Make-over by hiring the best San Francisco has to offer.

Let Erika Redding, our expert colorist and hair designer create a unique look just for you. It starts with her consultation. She will asses your daily hair routine, your hair texture, and your individual coloring (skin color and eye color) to create the perfect hair color and haircut. She will even show you how to style your new haircut so you can reproduce your new look every day.

Then let Christina Choi, our national acclaimed makeup artist finish your look. She is known
for her clean and modern make up artistry.
Her attention to detail can always be seen in her work. She has created Christina Choi Cosmetics and she will teach you your new make up look and you can even take her products home to recreated your new look if you desire.

Reminder: Mother Day’s Party on Thursday

We are having a party in Sausalito in honor of Mom for Mother’s Day. May is mom’s month. Please join us.

 

Shoe Stories of Sausalito and India Hicks invite you to

Save the Date

Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM

for a fabulous Mother’s Day shopping event

for you and all of your favorite women.

Gorgeous India Hicks women’s accessories and SSS insatiable shoes!

We’ll have a surprise guest as well!

22 El Portal, Sausalito, CA

Always remember MOM upside down is WOW… and you are. XOX

RSVP by May 7th, 2018

Schenellnicole@shoestoriesofsausalito.com

https://www.indiahicks.com/rep/erikaredding

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Mother’s Day Party

We are having a party in Sausalito in honor of Mom for Mother’s Day. May is mom’s month. Please join us (details below) 💝

NEW YOU, NEW HAIR, NEW MAKE-UP

Red Union Salon “the make-over specialists” would like to offer you a full Make-over by hiring the best San Francisco has to offer.

Let Erika Redding, our expert colorist and hair designer create a unique look just for you. It starts with her consultation. She will asses your daily hair routine, your hair texture, and your individual coloring (skin color and eye color) to create the perfect hair color and haircut. She will even show you how to style your new haircut so you can reproduce your new look every day.

Then let Christina Choi, our national acclaimed makeup artist finish your look. She is known
for her clean and modern make up artistry.
Her attention to detail can always be seen in her work. She has created Christina Choi Cosmetics and she will teach you your new make up look and you can even take her products home to recreated your new look if you desire.

Introducing Christina Choi, acclaimed makeup artist

Christina Choi is a nationally acclaimed makeup artist based in San Francisco and founder of Christina Choi Cosmetics. Christina has 20 years of industry experience. Prior to establishing Christina Choi Cosmetics, she was the Designer of Makeup Artistry and National Makeup Artist at Bare Minerals. Fans have been admiring Christina’s work for years as she inspired, designed, and created makeup looks for national and global campaigns, infomercials, print work, and packaging for Bare Minerals and Buxom Cosmetics. Her work has also been showcased on QVC and Sephora.

Christina traveled throughout the United States for national beauty events, photo shoots, filmings, and masterclasses. Christina’s successful career began at MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist for almost 8 years and spent her last 3 years with the company at the MAC PRO boutique on Union Street working closely with beauty industry professionals.

Christina is known for her clean and modern makeup artistry aesthetic and precision. Her deep passion, attention to detail, and love for makeup artistry can always be seen in her work. Her top priorities are providing excellent customer service and extraordinary artistry for all of her clients that she works with.

Christina has been featured in Teen Vogue, NPR, Shape Magazine, Nob Hill Gazette, O.C. Magazine and various morning and radio shows.

More information about Christina can be found at:

Services: www.makeupbychristinachoi.com
Products: www.christinachoicosmetics.com
Reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/christina-choi-cosmetics-san-francisco
Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay 2017 winner for “Best Beauty Supplies
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Mother’s Day Special

Mother's Day Hair Salon Promo
This May, pamper your mother with the gift of beauty.
For a limited time, when you purchase a $75 gift certificate, we’ll give you an additional $10 gift certificate free!
What you choose to do with your bonus gift certificate is up to you. Add it onto mom’s gift, give it to another special mother in your life, or use it to try a new salon service for yourself (we promise we won’t tell).
The gift of beauty never goes out of style.
From your friend:
Erika
At Red Union Salon

Gift certificates are available for sale in our salon during regular business hours.

*Offer expires May 31, 2017. Terms & conditions apply.

Why Is Sleep Essential?

Sleep is essential to your overall health. With busy schedules and the demands of family, work and community, people are frequently putting sleep on the back burner. Getting enough quality sleep can protect your mental health, physical health and quality of life. Sleep helps your brain function properly as well.

Take a look at your sleep routine and see if you are getting enough sleep. Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you get at least seven hours of sleep each night? 7 to 8 hours is a good baseline for most adults to be rested.
  2. Do you go to bed and wake up the same time every day? It is better to stay consistent with your sleep schedule, even on the weekends.
  3. Are you drinking caffeine in the afternoon/ evening?  Caffeine stimulates your brain. Caffeinated drinks can take three to seven hours to metabolize. Know when the best cut off time is for you to get a good night’s sleep.
  4. Do you turn off electronics before going to bed? The blue lights in electronic screens can be disruptive to sleep. Avoid using electronics a few hours before going to bed.
  5. Do you get regular exercise? Exercise can help you sleep better. Do moderate exercise for 30 minutes a day. However, working out too close to bedtime can interfere with your sleep. Try to plan your exercise routine several hours before going to bed.
  6. Are you eating or drinking before going to bed? Eating too close to bedtime can make you uncomfortable and be disruptive to your sleep. It’s a good idea to stop eating two to three hours before bedtime. It is also a good idea to limit how much you drink before bedtime to limit the times you wake up to go to the bathroom throughout the night.
  7. Can a nap help or hurt a good night’s sleep? That depends. A nap can help improve your alertness in the short-term, but it can disrupt sleep if taken too long or too late in the day. A short 20-30 minute nap in the day can rejuvenate you during the day without causing trouble sleeping at night. Do not take a nap later than 3:00 p.m. to interfere with your regular sleep pattern.

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.