What makes it great: high-end products from Juju Chan, Oribe, and Baxter; stylists whose cuts have appeared on MTV and in magazines; two technicians who specialize in Japanese thermal reconditioning; a loft-style salon with floor-to-ceiling windows
The staff at Pitch Salon facilitates reinvention by way of hair and skin services. Stylists fashion haircuts that are customized to frame the clients face, and offer coloring, glazing, tinting, and highlights to add vibrancy to any new 'do. Facials are also customized according to the client's skin needs. The skincare specialist offers facials that hydrate, rejuvenate, or deeply cleanse skin, leaving the complexion looking as healthy as a vitamin's family tree. In addition to everyday styling services, Pitch Salon also offers special event hairstyling and full-body waxing.
Code Aveda Salon's team of experienced stylists tends to tresses with a myriad of hair treatments infused with botanically based, Aveda products. Stylists help clients sport a carefully sculpted bob or deliberately disheveled bed head with a customized cut, then coat locks in a colorless gloss treatment that boosts shine and enhances color. An application of all-over color can help disguise gray strands or put out fiery heads with a cool, chocolaty hue, and partial highlights infuse cranial beehives with honey-colored tendrils. Each service finishes with a slick styling, so patrons can go straight from the salon to their office, dinner party, or shampoo-commercial gig.
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.
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.