San Francisco Salons for a Brazilian Blowout

A decade ago, frizzy-haired girls rejoiced at the news of a magical Japanese hair treatment that promised to turn their unruly tresses into straight, shiny locks. The catch? High prices and flat, lifeless hair. Enter the Brazilian Blowout, a new keratin treatment that costs a fraction of Japanese straightening and delivers wash-and-go hair for up to 3 months?but without compromising body or natural curls and waves. Celebs like Nicole Ritchie and Lindsay Lohan are already singing its praises. Here, we give you the best salons in San Francisco for your own transformation into a Brazilian beauty (or well-coiffed inmate, as the case may be).

Updated: July 26, 2010

Salons to Get a Brazilian Blowout in San Francisco


55 Grant Ave. Level 4, San Francisco, CA 94108

This Union Square salon became famous as the Japanese thermal reconditioning experts of the Bay Area, so it only stands to reason that they?d get on the Brazilian Blowout bandwagon early. Treatments start at $350, but prices vary by hair length and texture.

Mane Attraction

103 Carl St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This Cole Valley salon brings a bit of Hollywood glamour to its low-key neighborhood. Brazilian Blowouts go for $295--a steal if you've got long or thick hair.


2208 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Fashion-forward and impeccably coiffed whether for date night or a board meeting, the ladies who frequent Blow's styling-only salons (in the Marina and the Financial District) know the power of good hair. Brazilian Blowout treatments start at just $180.

Barber Lounge

854 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

It's no surprise that this hip SoMa salon, spa and art gallery is on top of the Brazilian Blowout trend. The high-end loft space is the perfect place to kick up your heels for the two-hour-plus treatment. Prices start at $300.

Eclipse Hair Design & Beauty

2047 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

One of the better bargains in town, this Polk Street salon may not be fancy but it is clean and competent. Brazilian Blowouts average just $280, and the salon often runs specials for as low as $220, so call ahead to ask about deals.

Red Chair Inc

1808 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

This Cow Hollow salon was among the first in the city to offer the Brazilian Blowout, and it now serves as SF's educational academy for other local stylists who want to learn the process. The price of the treatment is a flat $350, no matter what length or type of hair.