Hair Play and Joe Hamer Academy

(415) 863-0703 | View Website

211 Church St Ste A, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94114

37.767272 -122.428804

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Tue-Wed, Sat 10am-6pm

Thu-Fri 12pm-8pm

 
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Hair Play and Joe Hamer Academy

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A buzzing, creative zone for fashion-forward 'dos from practiced veterans and stylists-in-training.

Reviews for Hair Play and Joe Hamer Academy

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amy Rocks! – I have been going to Amy for my extensions and Keritan straightener for more than 3 years. She is so good I followed her across town to a different salon. She does an amazing job and she always has good stories....that's important when you are sitting in the hair chair for a long time!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I should preface this review by saying that it had been about ten years since I stepped foot inside a salon! That said, I was extremely nervous about my upcoming appointment with Fritz at Hair Play. However, as soon as I walked into the salon, I was put at ease. Theo was really sweet - he came immediately to offer me tea and get me ready for the appointment. Before he washed my hair, he and Fritz came over to talk to me about what I wanted to do with my hair. Now I should say - I have big - very big, very thick hair! I wasn't sure that Fritz would be able to do anything with it if he didn't straighten it, but I couldn't have been more wrong! After getting a superb wash from Theo, Fritz began working the SET through my hair. SET is AMAZING!!! It's technically a setting lotion but it should really just be called "miracle in a bottle for ANY hair type". My hair is so thick and big that most other things I've tried just sort of sit on top of my big hair, but SET worked magic! When Fritz was done, I could see that SET was holding my curl pattern really nicely and left my hair super soft and light. It wasn't sticky or crispy or greasy - just soft and smooth...All that said, I definitely recommend making a trip to go and see Fritz. If you have really thick hair and you thought nothing would work for you, try SET before you give up for good. It's a great detangler, great conditioner and just leaves your hair looking and smelling gorgeous! Thank you Theo, Thank you Fritz and Thank you SET:)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

hAiRPlAy ANd jOE hAMER ACAdEMy iS AWESOME ;D – i dONt kNOW WhAt thE lAdy bElOW is tAlkiNG AbOUt BUt i hAVE GONE tO bOth hAiRPlAy lOCAtiONS & i ESPECiAlly likE thE jOE hAMER ACAdEMy ONE. i hAVE bEEN GOiNG fOR 8 yEARS NOW ANd thEy AlWAyS dO AN AMAZiNG jOb With My hAiR. i lOVE ANNMARiE ShE AlWAyS kNOWS EXACtly WhAt tO dO ANd WhAt lOOkS GOOd ON ME. MARty iS AlSO REAlly GOOd, bUt thEN AGAiN All thE StyliStS thERE ARE SO PROfESSiONAl ANd tAlENtEd ;D. i hAVE NEVER hAd A bAd EXPERiENCE thERE OR hAd SOMEONE bE RUdE tO ME...thE StAff, StyliStS, ANd ENViRONMENt ARE All SO fRiENdly ANd i hiGhly RECOMMENd it

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Simply don't understand the High Rated Review! – Oh my god! When I called up and tried to make an appointment for hair cut, the girl who answered the phone was sooooo rude- NO customer service whatsoever. She hung up on me! Guess what, I cannot even get an appointment without any rudeness, so what should I expect for my hair cut?!!! BAAAD :(

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Annaleice: best thermal hair straightening in San Francisco – Annaleice thermal straightened my hair a year and a half ago and I cannot imagine going back to curly hair. Annaleice is fabulous to interact with and extremely conscientious. I did consultations with four professionals at different salons and Annaleice was the only one to do a test strand and to express caution regarding a particular aspect of my hair. In the end, I went with her and love the result. My hair is so much easier, does not change with the weather, and looks and feels better and healthier than it did when it was curly. No damage at all.

Annaleice rocks! She's moving to a new salon called Groove Salon downtown, so you will have to look for her there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

THE FLATIRON "QUEEN" – I WENT TO HAIRPLAY LOOKING FOR A STYLIST THAT CAN WORK WITH NATURAL HAIR. I WAS RECOMMENDED TO SEE APRIL, I WAS VERY PLEASED. APRIL IS A VERY SWEET PERSON,SHE TOOK THE TIME TO DEEP CONDITION MY HAIR, SHE GAVE ME A BLOWDRY THAT WAS STRAIGHTER THAN I EVER HAD IT BEFORE,THEN PROCEEDS TO GIVE ME AN EVEN MORE STRAIGHT LOOK WITH THE FLATIRON.IF YOU HAVE NATURAL OR CURLY HAIR, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND APRIL, SHE'S GREAT

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

silky, straight and so happy! – I love Japanese hair straightening!! I have always struggled with my curly, frizzy hair and felt like there was no way to tame it. Thanks to this treatment my hair is silky, shiny and straight right out of the shower. It used to take me an hour to detangle, blowdry, flat iron, and apply products to feel confident about my hair. I'm still in shock that I don't have to struggle anymore. Analeice took such good care of me and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Analeice, you are my hero!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Annaliece Rocks! – Annaliece is amazing! I've been going to her for about 3 years and my hair is so easy to manage. I went from a curly fro to smooth, shiny, healthy straight hair! She is knowledgable, friendly and completely professional. I've tried other straightening treatments in the past, and this is the only thing that is LOW maintenance.

I wouldn't trust anyone but Annaliece to touch my hair. The treatment is worth every penny, as is the service!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome customer service – great haircut w/o the attitude or scene...If what your looking for is a haircut for a reasonable price and a warm and friendly staff this is the place for you. Best cut and color in a long long time. Mary Anne rules the school

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Hair extensions/hair integration – Update: I am sure that Damian is very good at extensions. However, if he offers you to have a hair integration system, run in the other direction. The integration system turned into a nightmare. It became a matted mess and caused small red welts on my scalp. I am in the process of trying to receive some reimbursement from the salon. I would never recommend this method. It cost a small forturne and for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!

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