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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.

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.

Book an Appointment

Red Union Salon provides easy online scheduling of hair appointments! You can also call us at (415) 567-5656.

Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Daily Conditioner

Herbal Blend #11 improves hair manageability by soothing, nourishing and detangling. Enriched with aloe vera and wild cherry bark, this lightweight daily conditioner improves overall manageability with no build-up as it keeps color safe. Hair will look and feel healthy and beautiful and shine brilliantly.

After cleansing with Privé Daily Shampoo, massage a small amount through hair. Leave in for one to three minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

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

San Francisco Featured Artist: Elena Achilli

Featured Artist Elena Achilli at Red Union Hair Salon and Art Gallery San Francisco, CA

Elena Achilli – Artist Statement:
“Painting for me is a love affair: I am profoundly passionate about it, it grips my heart tightly and I yearn for it when I am away. I am both a dreamer and a believer. I work very intuitively and instinctively, creating a space in which I allow the image to evolve and unravel. My practice demands that I am courageous and openhearted and it always involves risk. It is also an eternal search for truth. I feel things with a burning intensity and my canvas provides a haven for these huge emotions.

I am fascinated by chaos and order fragility and strength, existing simultaneously and the easy harmony that occurs in the natural world between these two forces. My canvas becomes a visual response to these elemental energies and polarities discovered within the environment and myself.

My work is a celebration of the colours and ultimate contrast, no gradients and embraces all that is mistery: the ambiguity is as relevant as the seen in the finished piece.”

Visit Elena Achilli’s website at:
achillielena.com

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