I KNOW MY REVIEW IS TO FREEKING LONG / A MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR THAT ! I discovered Eduardo (the co-owner) at Echos Hair Design in July, He gave me the best hair cut I'd ever had. I went from all one length, past the shoulder long hair to a 'Louise Brooks' bob look that ended at the jaw line. (It was right before a trip to Paris, and I felt like a star in the French city!) I'd never experienced such an eye for detail before while having my hair cut. Painstakingly, he measured, trimmed, evaluated and trimmed to even things up as needed. I walked out feeling like a million dollars! If you aren't happy with your hair, he isn't happy either and will take the time to make it right so that you will love it at the end (Heck, even if you don't realize there's something to be unhappy with, he will take the time to fix it!) His initial consultations are also a treat he is not rushed . He listens to what I'm saying and states it back to me to avoid any confusion and he's able to see my personal hair patterns and he can determine the best places to trim it. He looks at the whole picture, not just the hair and consistently gives a cut that looks terrific with my face shape. I have never seen anybody get out of any seat in that salon and not have a great look. If you're interested in edgy, quirky, and fun, this is your place! And if you just want a simple trim for your locks, he does that exquisitely as well!, In the past I have experience trims from HELL, so even when I get a trim I can close my eyes and relax and know that Eduardo is not going to cut inches of my head. He recommend coloring my hair, I mentioned I have no interest in color he has never brought it up again! And I love booking my appointments online . Price wise Eduardo is less expensive than my boy in New York but I will not mention that to him unless of course he reads my review , the value of the work done at Echos Hair Design has made a return customer out of me! If Eduardo were to move, I'd have to go to wherever he is to have my hair cut!
This is not just another nice back rub. This is a full on treatment. I hurt myself playing rugby several years ago, work at a desk, fly a lot, lift weights, play ultimate frisbee and despite my best efforts, my neck and back get thrashed. Enter Adam. I've been going to Adam for a year now and it seems that he has been discovered and for good reason. In addition to exeptional schooling in Massage Therapy, he has a warm and genuine approach with people in and out of his practice. In a world of so many massage therapists, Adam stands out for his knowledge and experience and, man, he just has a knack. Today, I couldn't get an appointment with Adam, so I booked with Eugenie, the newest Oxygen Massage Therapist. Eugenie went to the same school as Adam, so, again, she is very well trained. Her approach is very warm and genuine as well and if you're one of those folks who prefers a female's hands, you're in luck, but don't think she can't get in deep - she is also very strong. I recommend Oxygen Massage Therapy to anyone, whether you think you need a massage or not, because guess what- you do need a massage. And you need a good one.
Let me give you a bit of background about my hair, it's frizzy, dry and brassy. I was traveling from Florida to the Frisco area and arrived unfinished for an important client meeting. In desperation I asked the concierge at the Hilton where to go and she recommended Suad's. Well, not only is Suad a sweet stylist but she stayed late and don't be fooled this woman is a magician. She transformed my hair into this glossy and smooth gorgeously colored hair. And the next morning when I woke it still looked great, even till the end of the day. WOW! Her credentials are impressive as well but she is so modest. I was so lucky to get such a super designer because like so many other attempts made other hair specialist this could have been a huge mistake. I wish I could take Saud home with me to Florida, I wish there were more stylists like her.
I have been gong to Suad for 5 months now and want to rave about the new improved self image I have re: Suad's creative and skilled work on my curly,coarse hair and I a man over 50 . Her use of several types of scissors and a straight razor" are used very gently and slowly with so much care and she takes her time. You feel very cared about as she "listens" to all your concerns and suggestions. Suad made me look great and "younger" with several different haircuts with, one of them being at my suggestion something a bit more daring for a planned vacation. Her fun sense of humor and warmth are additional qualities that will make you feel extra comfortable. Looking forward to seeing your positive feedback here re: your individual & personalized experience's with this very talented hair stylist.
I love my Salon ! .The stylists are top rated. They know what they're doing and they take their time with you with a genuine interest in what you want. You feel you are in the hands of real pros.. they are all very cute too :) The ambience in Barnett's is very cool quiet and relaxed, even in the midst of the Mission district. The Western Theme.. really takes you out of the busy here and now. It's a great intimate little salon with high ceilings so you can breathe, and I dont mean product fumes either ! I continue to go there for cut and highlights... Why look around for anything else when you have found perfect hip and expert ? It took me a long time to stick to one salon , but I am sold on this one at least until they expand or leave town :(
I had my hair cut by two different people at different times. Both of them were great to work with and listened to what I had to say. I have long hair and I did not want them to chop any length. They did a great job of cleaning up the split ends and also giving me a new style since I had the same style for yearsss. Each of the styles were easy to maintain and dont take up time to do in the morning. The charges were pretty reasonable considering this is San Francisco. It cost me about $90 with tip. The decor and ambience is fun and hip. They greet you with a drink if you want. (I always get hot tea -- you can get a glass of wine if you want too - i dont trust my hair to someone if I am drinking :) Its halfway between my office and home and its an easy walk.
I went to Iris for the first time right after a break-up. I was feeling down and hated my hair, look etc. I had no idea what to do with my hair so I asked her to give me something "city and trendy". I was AMAZED with the results. I went from long straight blah hair to a short trendy cut. I work in a super conservative industry and my first day back at work the receptionist actually told me that the cut was "sexy"! Needless to say I felt fantastic and have gone to Iris ever since. Iris has a great eye for what will look good on you. If you're unsure of what would loook good on you she will give you ideas and a straight answer. I will never ever go anyplace else to get my hair cut. IRIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!
My daughter, my husband and I are ardent fans of both Hamideh and Fereshteh at Sisters Salon & Spa. These women really know hair - all kinds. I've seen them create beautiful heads of hair on women who are, frankly, thinning badly. There's no texture or kind of hair they don't know how to manage. My daughter still returns to San Francisco from New York City to have her hair colored and cut by Fereshteh. I wouldn't entrust my hair to anyone but Hamideh. Truly, I cannot say enough great things about their skills. I am often stopped by strangers asking who does my hair, and I gladly recommend Sisters to each and every one of them. There are no better or more reasonably priced stylists in San Francisco.
Suad is a very professional, articulate hairdresser. Whenever classes for professional hairdressers are held to advise them of new upcoming trends, Suad always attends to learn the latest techniques. She was trained at the Vidal Sasson Salon in London, specializing in color, highlights, precision cuts and updos. My hair has turned white with a few brunette spots scattered here and there. I asked Suad to put more brunette color in my hair, but to leave some of the white. Consequently, she gave me "reverse" highlights. I've had many friends and even strangers compliment me on my hair style and color and I have Suad to thank. She is the best and I recommend her highly.
This was one of the most fantastic experiences I have ever had and shared with my loved ones. If you are shy about your body you may not do well here as clothing is optional. Also understand that due to the nature of the scrub massage the people giving it don't wear too much either. Once you got past that and the idea that you were being scrubbed in places you never imagined it was wonderful. Not being to shy about my body I was okay and able to relax and enjoy the treatment. When we were done all of us (5) admitted how wonderful our skin and bodies felt. I am hoping to return in the Fall again this year to scrub off the old dead summer skin.