Who you are is beautiful and it's a gift to share that beauty with the world as an expression of personal style. At salon baobao, we use our own creativity, technical expertise and passion for cutting edge color and style to help bring that personal style to the forefront.
Wearing a flower behind your ear can add vibrancy to any hairstyle, but the stylists at FLiP Salon go a step further?they infuse hair with sunflower oil. Botanical extracts from castor, jojoba, and other plants are the calling cards of their Aveda color products. They meticulously apply the color, creating looks with names such as Sunkissed Blonde?a mix of highlights and lowlights that emulates natural flaxen hair more convincingly than a wig made from straw.
That particular shade is owner Shannon Kitchen-Juarez's signature color. Shannon has created it after more than 25 years of experience in the salon business and training from acclaimed names such as Toni&Guy and Bumble and bumble. She and her team strive to accommodate more than just those who want blond locks. Their color ranges from subtle to bright and audacious, and includes ombre highlights. Brazilian blowouts, updos, and haircuts round out their list of services.
Hair Play, a chic and spacious salon in the heart of Hayes Valley, calls itself a ?multicultural hair mecca? with cutting-edge expertise and style in multicultures. Its haircuts were praised in Allure magazine?s Best of Beauty issue, and the owner was featured in San Francisco magazine. Hair Play?s stylists snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes, dousing them with products from Hair Play?s signature line. Specialties include color, keratins, relaxers and extensions. Hair Play hosts custom makeover parties for group and elevates elegant updos for weddings, complete with a consultation to discuss ideas and the impending comeback of the powdered wig.
Since he dyed his first head of hair in his native Brazil, owner and master colorist Odilon Vasconcelos has spent almost 30 years styling hair in France, Spain, Argentina, and the U.S. He prides himself on imbuing Ele-Ela?Portuguese for "him and her"? with "elegant yet unpretentious surroundings." To round out this carefully tended environment, Vasconcelos has recruited an expert team of stylists, including Jesse Nino, who has garnered extensive experience working in the fashion industries of both New York and Los Angeles. Odilon, Jesse, and the team use Brazilian Blowout, Phyto Organics, and American Crew products to deck out humans and supposed humans with a fresh look. Visitors can also get gussied up with manicures, pedicures, and waxing.
The owner of LA Touched Salon set out into the world of fashion with one goal: to bring the City of Angels to the Bay Area. While living in Los Angeles she learned the tricks of the beauty trade from master and celebrity stylists, then brought her newfound skills back to her hometown. Today, she and her staff highlight and color hair, snip away split ends, and lend locks a straightened sheen for up to 12 weeks with low-heat, keratin-based Brazilian gloss blow outs. For more permanent straightening, the beauty gurus use a new Zen Care treatment from Korea, where a red-wine-based serum relaxes strands so that customers can stop pressing their hair under a stack of dictionaries every morning.