Festoon Press

REFINERY 29: New Year Hair Inspiration from S.F.’s Top Salon

refinery 29

The Salon: Festoon Salon
The Stylist: Melissa Ryan
The Look: Voluminous Curls

We love the natural curls and volume this look offers. “This curly girl walked in with a typical curly issue — flat on top and uneven textures. “Using a dry-cutting method, we are able to shape the hair based on different curl patterns, while not cutting too much off! The shape is rounded and more flattering with her bone structure. And, she can continue to grow her hair out,” Ryan tells us.

Link to Full Article

REFINERY 29: New Year Hair Inspiration from S.F.’s Top Salon

laurel on refinery29

The Salon: Festoon Salon
The Stylist: Laurel
The Look: Wavy Bob

This soft bob is perfect for those who want something modern and head-turning — but still want the elegant look of short hair. “This razor cut is a versatile, modern bob working with her natural wave,” says Festoon Salon owner Melissa Ryan. “The extra texture creates softness that can work wavy or smooth.”

Link to Full Article

San Francisco Chronicle: Flamboyage French hair-coloring method arrives


August 12, 2012

Leave it to the Europeans to embrace new hair treatments. Move over, balayage – the French freehand hair-coloring technique – Flamboyage is here. This hair-coloring technique is available exclusively through Davines-affiliated salons, including Festoon salons in San Francisco and Berkeley. The technique, trademarked and popularized by Italian hairdresser Angelo Seminara, who treats hair as fabric, offers isolation through the firm adhesion of a small, random amount of hair to a specific, clear strip.

Link to Full Article



July 5, 2012

If you’re tired of side plaits or even wraparound milkmaid braids, here’s something you’ll want to try instead: the cascading braid. It’s part French braid, part regular braid, and part waterfall, but 100 percent impressive. And best of all, it’s rather easy to do. Just start by spritzing the hair with a working spray to add texture and hold; Kristy White of Festoon Salon in San Francisco (the hairstylist responsible for creating this gorgeous plait) recommends Oribe Superfine ($29). To see close-up pictures, along with step-by-step instructions on getting the look, just keep reading for more.

Link to Full Article 


Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 12.50.21 PM

July 9, 2012

I haven’t been very adventuresome with my hair coloring in the past. In fact, before April, I had not highlighted my dark blonde hair in 3 years. I did some subtle highlights then, but last week I dived head first into bright and bold highlights at Festoon Salon in San Francisco during their Flamboyage Fiesta!

Flamboyage is a new coloring technique developed by the artistic director of Davines, Angelo Seminara. It is designed to allow the colorist to add color in a more spontaneous way.

Link to Full Article

We believe…in our work, our community and you…

Book SF Online

Be a Hair Model

Gift Cards