Barbers >Hugh McGuire at Ron Pernell Studio
424 Jesse St 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.782885 -122.408034
Neighborhoods: Central East, SoMa (South of Market), SoMa
Best Color in the WORLD – I first met Hugh a year ago at a friends dinner party, he told me he was a stylist and I told him I was in serious need of one. He told me I should come down to the salon and have him put some highlights in. I told him I was a little bit nervous of putting color in my hair again, due to a horrible experience in Paris with a crazy, crazy man, (who should not ever be allowed near hair dye or scissors) but he assured me I was in good hands. In good hands I was and still am. My color has never looked as good as it does now,I have people daily telling me how fabulous my hair looks. I am an international flight attendant so I really have been all over the world looking for a great colorist and stylist. I am so glad that I found him here in San Francisco.
Best Haircolor and Cut – I have been going to Hugh for the last year. He has great vision, I told him that I wanted to grow out my hair and now, a year later my hair is long, healthy and has a great cut. I am so glad that I found Hugh, he is the best hair cutter and stylist that I know. Not only is he the best with hair, I always have a great time with him, totally funny! Great, focused, I highly recommend him to anyone.
BEST STYLIST/COLORIST IN SAN FRANCISCO – I first went to Hugh about six months ago to correct a color disaster. I am an attorney in my late 30's, yet somehow ended up with streaky, punky color. Punk attorney, I am not. I knew I was in trouble when the receptionist at my prior salon commended me for my bold color choice.
Hugh spent about three hours during my first appointment correcting my color and my cut. Taking into consideration my age, profession, ethnicity, personal grooming habits and of course, my preferences, he concocted the perfect color for me. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
Hugh also has a wonderful personal manner. He is extremely focused on his work, so don't expect to recite your entire life story to a rapt audience. At the same time, I find Hugh smart, thoughtful and warm, and I always leave my appointments refreshed and happy.
Finally found the one! – I've been going to Hugh for about a year for color and cut. The first time I went was to fix a disaster from another stylist. Hugh is consistently great -- gets my color dead on and makes sure my hair is super smooth when I leave (whatever he uses doesn't seem as harsh as what others have used on my hair). All the stylists I've had in the past are sometimes great, sometime not depending on their mood-- Hugh's always great. And I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes from my appointment time and he focuses on *you* the whole time, rather than trying to help 3 clients at once. Hugh also has given me great home care advice, making my hair look great between appointments!
Hugh for color – Hugh does a fabulous job with color! Color lasts 11 weeks. Couldn't believe it. Location is easy to get to and comfortable.
Can't Live W/O Him!! – Hugh has taken me from red to blonde to dark to blonde to red and now back to dark again, and with every hair color it always always looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Not only is he the best stylist I have ever had but he is one of the funniest people in SF!!
BEST HAIR COLORIST – I've gone to the best salons in Tampa, Atlanta, Scottsdale....and after all the money I've spent I still ended up with over processed, dry, tired looking hair. My hair is baby fine, so I know it wasn't an easy job to get a good color and have it look bouncy and healthy. After yet another expensive but botched color job, I searched once again for the best in the San Francisco area and was finally blessed to find Hugh. It's been well over a year now and for the first time ever, I have beautiful, healthy hair that I can be proud of. Hugh has been a total ego boost for me with the results he's accomplished. He took a genuine interest in me. The first visit was a color correction that really brought out a refreshed look, taking into account my skin tone and coloring. And it just got better from there. I have several friends going to Hugh now too and for the first time in my life have people tell me how pretty my hair is. Not to mention that the cut he gave me took years off. Hugh is an artist in his field. His expertise is a rare find.
Great color, great salon, great location. – I've been going to Hugh for almost 2 years now, and I can't imagine letting anybody else touch my hair. I originally came to him for a color correction after a color disaster with another stylist, and Hugh has never let me down. His color work is amazing, and he always pairs that with an amazing cut that fits the person. His new location at Ron Pernell Studio on Jesse St. is beautiful, a loft space half a block from the new Bloomingdales with super-convenient parking (Mission Garage across the street). The studio is spacious, elegant and tasteful without going over the top. The real reason to go, however is Hugh. Not only is his color talent unmatched, but he's also genuine, nice and fun to be around. Hugh is a definite "10".
Hugh McGuire is the best colorist in California – After years of taking my hair color matters into my own hands I decided to change things up and see a professional. Looking back, it has been one of the best choices I have ever made. I followed a friend's advice to see Mr. Hugh McGuire as he had the reputation of creating the most impossibly sheer shades of blonde known to man. My friend was right! My style has always leaned towards the conservative and wholesome and Hugh was still able to create magic within these parameters. Nothing over the top or ostentatious, yet still bold and unique. His cuts look fabulous for weeks and always maintain their clean lines and symmetry. The styles are classic and modern without falling victim to trite trendiness. I could now pass as a Swedish native without a second glance.
Not only is Hugh a master of pigment but he is also a pleasure to be around. The austere setting of Ron Pernel's studio is a treat as well without the attitude that normally comes with aesthetic improvement. While on the pricey side, you are definitely paying for what you receive. The whole experience is a joy. From sitting in the chair, putting on the frock and setting about on a new style to reaping the endless stream of compliments and having doors opened for you, you can't get any better than Hugh McGuire!
There's only one man who's touching this blond head of hair! – Dear lord my blond hair color looked tired and flat before I started going to Hugh a year and a half ago! He sized me up - my profession, age, personality, time to get ready in the morning, etc - and knew just how to make me look the best for my lifestyle. I can't tell you how many people compliment my hair color. The best was when a friend said I had "Pantene Hair". That's all to Hugh's credit - the cut is bouncy and easy, the color shiny and healthy. Damn I have fabulous hair. You know what else is the best - I look forward to my monthly appointments because Hugh and I have fun. We laugh, we cry - he's good people! No one can take me away from my Hugh.
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