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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:)

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.

Redken News – Hair Color Spring 2016

Erika Redding, Summer Blonds, San Francisco

Mirror Mirror on the wall who’s the coolest blond of all? Matrix ultra.blonde Socolor.

With the launch of 7 new blond shades. Imagine all you can be. Imagine cooler, lighter brighter blondes. Maximum lift and tone up to 5 levels. Pushes the lift without punishing the hair with Cera-Oil for continuous conditioning.

Matrix Socolor, permanent color, has been my number one go to color for years. It never disappoints and now 7 “new blonde” shades. Simply amazing!

Matrix has been around since 1980 founded by Arnie Miller. One of the most successful haircare companies to date. If you asked Arnie his profession his answer would always be “I’m a hairdresser”. He of course was so much more than that. His vision, not shared by many at the time, was to supply the stylist with product to use but also provide education, knowledge and inspirations needed to succeed. That vision has not changed, which is why I make it my number one permanent color daily, translating to outstanding hair for my clients.

Command the spot light and see for yourself!

Erika

Your Designer Hair Color

Every day I get asked about color. So, I thought I’d try explaining the method to my madness.  It is my “passion” and therefore a little bit of madness. Color is all I think about some days!  If you where one of my color clients and I saw you on the street, instead of your name, the first thing that would pop into my head, is your color formula. 
 
Many things go into the process of designing hair color just for you!
  
First of all, I look at your own unique coloring.  Virgin Hair color, Skin color and texture, Eye color, colored contacts, even your lip color.  How much make-up do you wear, or not. Are you “high maintenance” or “low maintenance?” Meaning how often do you visit a salon to upkeep your look and color.  

Then I take into consideration your personal style.  Are you casual or more dressy most days.  Flashy, Classic, Conservative, Exotic… How old are you? How old do you look.  A good color can take 10 years off. How many days a week do you style or change your hair. Are you using  products to achieve your look.  Do you have a work persona? What is your personal persona? Your day play persona? Your night life persona? Your dating persona? etc…

Then I go into the current season and how that translates to your personal coloring. Spring I tend to start lighting your hair keeping it on the cooler side.  Summer months your color would be its lightest and on the warmer side. In Fall I deepening your tresses with warm autumn shades. Winter you will be your darkest and back to your coolest pallet.
  
Let’s not forget what Styles and colors fashion designers dictate every season and the color pallet that the world wears for the next 3 months. You can walk down any street, look in the windows and you will see what that color is. 

Achieving all these outstanding color spectrums I have to attribute to my 58 Permanent shades of “Socolor” by “Matrix“.  Great for lifting and lightening your hair. My 58 hughes of “Shades EQ” by “Redken” is my semi-permanent Color that bills itself as “the color that thinks its a conditioner.” It leaves your hair with amazing shine and much healthier looking than when we started. Mixing and matching a total of 116 color shades I achieve endless shades of blonds, reds, brunets and blacks desired.  I feel just like my mother who was an artist with her painters pallet. 

So in short, you will never get bored with at least 4 different color formulas I would love to design just for you throughout the year.  Each and every one of them designed to your own personal coloring, personal style and Fashion colors for the season. My job and my passion is to accent all your best features making what mother nature gave you even better. Outstanding color is what I strive to achieve every single time 🙂

Matrix Socolor Recrafted in time for Fall Hair 2009

Imagine a haircolor that not only  covers grey and creates amazing shades but also provides non-stop conditioning.  MATRIX SOCOLOR RECRAFTED features Cera Oil conditioning complex, which continuously conditions the hair for up to 30 shampoos.  “The polymers and ceramides condition the hair stand during the color process making it smooth, resilient and healthy looking. I have been using and loving Socolor for years and I did not think they could improve upon it.  Wow, did they ever!  With a ColorGrip Dye Technology that stops color from fading, keeps it true to its original tone and covers grey 100 % it is a true miracle.  A light floral scent  is another improvement over very overpowering chemical smell that usually is a trademark of permanent color and all just in  time for your Fall hair and Fall color!

Redken's Do You Shades EQ – Inspiration in Hair Color

Wow, does this article (see below) ever take me back. Do you remember when Sebastian invented Cellophanes? It was one of the first colors that created a lot of shine with a lot of color deposit, and one of my favorite colors ever.

Being a new stylist at the time it was a bit challenging however. Many of the colors where “Hot!” – in the industry meaning on the “unnatural” side. Punk was in then. However if you where not a “punker” and did not want screaming bright hair, it was definitely a problem. So, when Redken came out with Shades EQ, I fell in love. We use Shades EQ in the salon now and it is “perfection every time”. We still also use Sebastian and love it too. Of course it’s not scary any more since we are all seasoned colorists & stylists now.

For more information, be sure to check out the Do You Shades EQ website.

Do you shades EQ – Celebrating 20 Years of Inspiration
Stylists around the world depend on its gentle, no-lift formula to glaze refresh and correct. With every Shades EQ service, they know their clients will end up with healthy, shiny, amazing color. What else would you expect from the “haircolor that thinks it’s a conditioner”.

Amazing Credentials
In 1988, haircolor wasn’t the first thing on stylists minds. Back then, it was all about the “cool factor” of being a great cutter. Companies focused on product and education desighned to cater to younger clients desire for cuts and body waves. Hard to believe but color was thought of as complicated, old fashioned and-frankly-just not hip!

Something had to come along to change things. That something was Shades EQ. Redken Founder Paula Kent Meehan turned what seemed like a limitation into an asset, creating haircolor that was simple, dependable and totally versatile. The EQ represented the equalizing effects on the porosity of the hair, and “conditioning color gloss” let stylists and clients know they’d end up with healthy, gorgeous shine. What’s more, catch names like “TerraCotta” amd “Rocket Fire” helped stylists easily visualize the results they’s get.

For the first time, stylists where empowered to give clients their dream haircolor, and they weren’t afraid to do it, in fact, they were excited about haircolor.

An Inspiring Future
20 years later, that excitement hasn’t faded one bit. Now, with more than 50 shades in 16 tonal families, there’s simply no limit to the possibilities. No wonder stylists vote Shades EQ the #1 long-lasting, no ammonia, demi-permanent haircolor year after year.
-Ann Mincey,
Vice President, Redken Global Communications
Favorite Shades EQ Shades: 06AABonfire and 06R Rocket Fire