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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.

How Red Union Hair Salon Set Up Online Scheduling and 24/7 Phone Service

Once upon a time, Red Union Hair Salon, was one of the first, if not the first salon in San Francisco and the Bay Area to book hair appointments online.

At the time, each of the 8 stylists where using a “paper book” writing and erasing each appointment one by one by either the receptionist or the stylist themselves. Phone calls back and forth. Day in and day out. This of course had been the most tried and true method for the Hair industry for decades maybe even 100 years and more.

Erika Redding owner, also a hair stylist and colorist of Red Union Salon suggested a change. It was meet with unbelievable resistance! No one wanted the change except for Erika.

She saw that “online booking” was “the way of the future” and the only way to stay in business “in” the future! It took 6 months to train the staff dragging each stylist by their Hair kicking and screaming!

She would say “With your paper book, only you can see your schedule. With online booking “The whole world” can see your schedule and book appointments 24/7. Which do you think will make you more money?”

Of course what the staff did not realize, they where only half way through their scheduling options. After months of prior research the second piece was “also” having a live receptionist book appointments 24/7. 365 days a year. PATLive was Red Union Hair Salon’s choice. This was a great choice for the clients that preferred talking to a real person.

PATLive also worked in conjunction with Appointment-Plus to book all of these appointments. Everyone was on the same grid. Now it was also unnecessary to have an in house receptionist since PATLive answered the phones 24/7.

Stylists want to do what they love most! HAIR. No more answering phones while they are with clients giving clients their full attention.

Clients also love booking their own hair salon appointments with Appointment-Plus. The clients can see the stylists availability not to mention being able to book their appointments on their own time.

So here we are years later loving PATLive and Appointment-Plus taking care and booking our valuable clients 24/7. 365 days a year.

Thank you both for your years of professionalism and having our back in helping us be one of the best Salons in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We love you lots:))

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San Francisco Featured Artist: Sandra Purchase

San Francisco Featured Artist: Sandra Purchase at Red Union Hair Salon and Art Gallery San Francisco, CA

Sandra Purchase: I currently live and work in the South-West of England.

I have always enjoyed collecting and working with vintage material, postcards and general ephemeral from a bygone era. This crucial gathering of materials is a focal point of my work. This interest led me to complete a three year BA Honors Design Craft Degree at the University of Crafts which I completed in 2000.

Since then my work has been based on images taken from periods advertising, the glamour and glitz of the 1950’s, Mills and Boon cover titles of that era, old film posters and annuals. I select these images because they remind me of my childhood, the way my mother dressed, the books she may have read and the films I enjoyed as I grew up.

The glamours, sugary nature of these pictures are the main inspirations; immaculate hair, polished smiles and perfect faces, but I adapt them using my found reclaimed vintage fabric. The layering of printed material retains much of the original glamour but places the characters or scenes within a more surreal setting removed from the original context. The actors, with each piece, become embedded within the make-up of fabric and trimmings. A further application of paints and additional threads produces the final theatrical and frivolous results.