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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.

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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Now Hiring – Hairstylists, Hairdressers, Barbers, Hair Colorists


Red Union Hair Salon is seeking talented stylists for an awesome upscale Union Street location.

We are offering an introductory offer for Chair Rental! 50 % off your rent for your first two months:))

Please be skilled, motivated, reliable and a team player:)

The ideal stylist has at least two years of experience, some clientele and is a motivated self starter.

We provide you with:

–24/7 booking & reception service
–24/7 on line booking
–towel service
–back bar (Prive, Redken, Pureology … Etc.)
–beverages for your clients. . .

At this time we retail Prive, Redken, Pureology, Kevin Murphy ….
We are open to bringing in other retail lines or you may sell your preferred retail line.

Your work station is very large with lots of natural sun light great for color.
Station rental preferred. Commission for motivated stylist.
We are located on the second floor overlooking Union Street.

We have lots of walk-ins and call-ins
Full time or part time positions available.

We are a very fun, family environment! :). We love to learn from each other and collaborate.
We joke, play great music and are passionate about doing “amazing hair for our clients”.

Please call Erika (415) 567-5656 for preliminary phone interview and send resume if you have one:)

Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Privé Concept Vert Volumizing Froth

Instant Next Day Hair. Express your rock ‘n roll or surfer style. Receive 50% off our Stylist’s Pick of the Month.

San Francisco's Red Union Hair Salon Pick of the Month -  Privé

Privé Concept Vert Volumizing Forth is the next generation of thoughtful planet technologies. This non-aerosol mousse amplifies your style while leaving your hair soft, shiny and full of bounce.

Features and Benefits:
Enriched with acai and babassu oil.

Clean air technology provides all you want in body and volume without releasing any HFC’s into the atmosphere.

Great for defining curls and reducing frizz.

Color safe formula.

Order online here

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

Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Privé Foaming Styler Mousse

Instant Next Day Hair. Express your rock ‘n roll or surfer style.Receive 50% off our Stylist’s Pick of the Month.

Privé Foaming Styler Mousse provides texture, body and style memory in a unique styling mousse. Shake well: work a small amount through damp for dry hair and style. To refresh any look run wet hands through your hair and restyle. Be sure to check out the other products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.
San Francisco's Red Union Hair Salon Pick of the Month -  Privé

Red Union Hair Salon’s Best Picks for Summer Hair in San Francisco 2010

Yesterday, I wore a sundress, sandals and a sunhat to keep the heat and sun off my face and body. Today, it is thigh-high boots, sweater, hat, scarf and a wool coat—wishing I had brought my gloves, and no sun in sight. You’re probably thinking that I must be traveling the globe. Oh no! This is just summer in San Francisco.

Every year I write a blog post about our unique summers here. For many folks, hair is a real problem! Red Union Salon likes to carry and keep abreast of the best hair products. Privé is how we deal with freezing high winds and rolling fog in the San Francisco summer.

Privé just launched a brand new product called Concept Vert Volumizing Froth, perfect for fine hair. It is a revolutionary non-aerosol mouse that provides incredible body, volume and definition, leaving your hair soft shiny and full of body. Go ahead blow in the volume!

For ultimate curls, mix 3 parts Leave-In Treatment to one part Shine Serum and apply on the shaft and ends. Layer hair with Foaming Styler and Curl Activating Cream from scalp to ends. Either blow dry with diffuser or dry naturally, scrunching it to create soft, defined curls.

When it comes to great curls I say product, product, product!

Edgy texture for short styles is best achieved by mixing a pea-sized amount of Extended Texture Clay with a quarter-sized amount of Foaming Styler, then apply to short hair. Style as desired. For amazing shine spray Flash Brilliance lightly to the finished style.

So here you have it! Call us if you’d like to make an appointment to come in and have your hair styled with these amazing new products. We’ll show you how it’s done in person.

Happy styling!