9 claude lane, san francisco, ca | Directions 9410837.790628 -122.404420
Closed SUN & MON
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Downtown
BRUNO COMPIN – Bruno Compin has been cutting my hair at Festoon for 6 years now, ever since I walked in for a $35 apprentice stylist haircut in 5th grade. Though I now pay him a little more, he's NEVER gone wrong with my hair; I don't really ask him for anything specific anymore, because I KNOW that he's going to make an amazing decision and cut my hair however it looks best.
I had gotten highlights once in 7th grade from him (a time at which I had become the anti-Britney Spears with my subtle yet really age-appropriate color choice), but I recently asked him to give me a full color. Though my dye-virgin hair came out REALLY light, the color mix Bruno picked looks AMAZING. I've gotten stopped at least a dozen times in the past two weeks by people asking me where I've gotten my hair done.
Bruno is amazing! My highest recommendations.
My best friend also gets her pixie cuts from Misha, and recommends her as well. She rocks it well.
Fashion Pixie Strikes Again – I walk in feeling like an ugly ducking- I walk out of Festoon, beaming from ear to ear, feeling like I?ve been struck by a fashion pixie. Feeling like I could stop traffic makes me happy.
These peeps are hip, friendly and always current with fashion trends. I don?t have to walk in with celebrity photos. With Festoon, I am the celebrity! They cut and colour with me in mind. What more can you ask for?
Attentive stylists, great colorists, cool place – Have the negative reviewers ever visited this salon? Every time I visit Festoon - SF, the staff is super cool and very accommodating. I love the "Can I get you some water while you wait?'' or "Want to try something new?"
My stylist is Melissa and she is super down-to-earth and creative. When I visit I literally just ask her to do what she wants with my hair, and with her sense of style it comes out killer!
I find the space inspiring: the staff is attentiveland they reflect the kind of look I want for my hair -- cool, yet stylish and unpretentious. Good stuff is only expensive if it lacks value.
Festoon, it's staff and product offer great value.
Exceptionally hard to go wrong.
satchel is tha bombz. – i'm not trying to be rude, but i think that last review is totally off-base.
satchel has been cutting my hair for over a year, and every cut she gives me is better than the last. she knows her trade, and is well worth the time and money. The salon is hip and tidy, a good atmosphere overall.
do not be led astray by false prophets!!!
Stay away from Satchel! Waste of Money! – THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE! Satchel was the hair colorist and she was supposed to touch up my highlights. She was not only unfriendly and not a good colorist. My hair was left lookking like I had 3 inches of roots. Overall, Festoon is expensive, run down and not worth the money. The total cost of leaving my hair exactly the same way it looked prior to going was $140.00, I think that a place in the mall would have done a better job than Satchel. I have to say that other patrons who got their hair cut there looked like they got their money's worth. Stay away from Satchel.
Gail is FABULOUS! – I recently started going to Festoon when I was searching for a new stylist. I found someone who had a fantastic cut and asked....she mentioned someone at Festoon. I called and unfortunately the person she went to was not available in the next two weeks, so they recommended Gail for curly hair. All I can say is for years I have been "mostly" satisfied with my cut....but never truly pleased. After Gail spent at least 10-15 minutes talking about my wants, she made some suggestions and I went for it. I am so pleased I've found her. She is inventive, listens and understands her clients. My hair looks fantastic and I've received so many compliments that I am recommending her to everyone. I have never posted a review until now, so that should tell you something.
BEST COLOR EVER !! – Bruno is a miracle worker! Fixed my color like no other and it is the most natural highlight treatment I have received in my 20 years of highlights! He is a gawdsend and a true artist!!
Eric has skills! – I have long, naturally curly hair, and I originally found Daren via a review on naturallycurly.com. I've been seeing Daren for a few years, refered several curly haired friends to him, I still think he's the best...but, due to an injury, Daren was not able to cut my hair this month. Never fear, Eric stepped in and gave me a wonderful trim. He understands working with the texture of the curl and took the time to twist my tresses into place. Thanks, Eric!
Bruno is the best! – I've searched high and low throughout the city and Bruno is the first person who was able to "tame" my hair. He came recommended to me by another girlfriend who also sings his praises. I have really long hair and everytime I'm there he wants to chop it off, but he always listens to my requests to keep it long and makes it look amazing! Thanks Bruno, Julie B
Simply the Best – After one haircut from Bruno, I was hooked! No longer did I have to explain every detail and fear for my life what I would look like when I walked out of a hair salon - let alone allow for the two week grace period where my hair would grow out and then look good! Bruno put me immediately at ease and transformed my hair from boring to beautiful. I have never left the salon without getting tons of comments on my "new look!" Not only is the salon friendly and comfortable, but the staff there know exactly what their clients want - and they do it! A million thanks to Bruno and his comrades...
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