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.
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.
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!
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April 9, 2012
As soon as the mercury begins to rise, so do the occurrences of cute, clever updos. If runway and street-style trends ring true, this year we’ll be seeing plenty of braids and even more buns. Working with Kristy White of the Festoon Salon in San Francisco, we devised a way that combines the two: the braided bun. It’s the type of style that will take you from office to night out and, better still, requires little effort on your part.