Descend Salon

★★★★★
  • 2185A Union Street

    San Francisco, CA 94123

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  • 415-440-6608

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Last week I went to see JULIE JONES to make an appointment to redo my hair extension, she looked at my hair and said it would take between 2 and 3 hours to do the job (important information considering she charges $150 an hour). I made an appointment for the following Saturday and during the week I called her just to confirm that everything would be done in 3 hours because I didn't want to risk going out of my budget, she said it would. As I was almost leaving the house on my way to the salon she called me saying that she simply changed her mind, the job might last up to 5 hours and she had no idea how long it would take (even though I had gone to the salon for her to see my hair); I was so disappointed! It was afternoon and there was no way I could make another appointment for that day, I work all day during the week and the next Saturday would be a holiday so I'll have to wait two weeks to get my hair done thanks to the "professionalism" of Julie Jones. I explained the situation and asked her to complete the job within my budget since it was her mistake of estimating the time, she refused. In my business the one who makes the mistake pays for it but this was not the case at Descend, I paid for their mistake. I don't know if she did it on purpose, I'm sure she knew it would be too last minute for me to find anyone else and that I really had to get my hair done. So unprofessional! Be careful about her time estimation, it is in her interest to estimate low and take long, we are not talking about a $10 difference here!

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Last week I went to see JULIE JONES to make an appointment to redo my hair extension, she looked at my hair and said it would take between 2 and 3 hours to do the job (important information considering she charges $150 an hour). I made an appointment for the following Saturday and during the week I called her just to confirm that everything would be done in 3 hours because I didn't want to risk going out of my budget, she said it would. As I was almost leaving the house on my way to the salon she called me saying that she simply changed her mind, the job might last up to 5 hours and she had no idea how long it would take (even though I had gone to the salon for her to see my hair); I was so disappointed! It was afternoon and there was no way I could make another appointment for that day, I work all day during the week and the next Saturday would be a holiday so I'll have to wait two weeks to get my hair done thanks to the "professionalism" of Julie Jones. I explained the situation and asked her to complete the job within my budget since it was her mistake of estimating the time, she refused. In my business the one who makes the mistake pays for it but this was not the case at Descend, I paid for their mistake. I don't know if she did it on purpose, I'm sure she knew it would be too last minute for me to find anyone else and that I really had to get my hair done. So unprofessional! Be careful about her time estimation, it is in her interest to estimate low and take long, we are not talking about a $10 difference here!

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Simply put: Shannon Debin is BETTER THAN BEST!

Moved from So.CA to SF 2 yrs ago and the best thing about being here? ...it's Descend Salon' s Shannon Debin.
Had first gone to another salon on Union Street. I needed someone who used Redken color to match the formula my So.CA hair stylist had perfected. Was soon to learn that anyone can follow a formula, but make it so much better? Shannon did. And certainly not everyone knows how to cut extremely thin, curly hair. (the first stylist i went to was able to match the color and after a couple of washings I had the same dry faded color as always after 5 weeks so no surprise - same old. However the haircut made me want to cry) Then i found Shannon at Descend. She took the color formula and perfected it with an upgraded Redken product for the roots and finished off the rest of the hair with "shine" a magical concoction of product she mixes (color & clear) that leaves the hair shiny and not brittle and dry the way it used to get . AMAZING!
Read reviews on Citysearch and they are all true about SHANNON DEBIN. No one has ever been able to cut my super thin "highly challenged" (won't elaborate-lol) wavy/curly hair better and she was able to get the color exactly right and it's never been in this good condition before . Will be moving back to So.CA June 1 and I will come back to SF for haircuts with Shannon. A color match using a formula is not all that difficult. (now that I know how she does it) A great haircut on my hair takes a master. Shannon is not only talented, she's someone i look forward to seeing every 5 weeks because not only is she an amazing hair stylist, she's an amazing special person!
Kudos also to Robert who bends over backwards to make you feel more than comfortable. He's warm, friendly, gracious and appreciates your business.

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Simply put: Shannon Debin is BETTER THAN BEST!

Moved from So.CA to SF 2 yrs ago and the best thing about being here? ...it's Descend Salon' s Shannon Debin.
Had first gone to another salon on Union Street. I needed someone who used Redken color to match the formula my So.CA hair stylist had perfected. Was soon to learn that anyone can follow a formula, but make it so much better? Shannon did. And certainly not everyone knows how to cut extremely thin, curly hair. (the first stylist i went to was able to match the color and after a couple of washings I had the same dry faded color as always after 5 weeks so no surprise - same old. However the haircut made me want to cry) Then i found Shannon at Descend. She took the color formula and perfected it with an upgraded Redken product for the roots and finished off the rest of the hair with "shine" a magical concoction of product she mixes (color & clear) that leaves the hair shiny and not brittle and dry the way it used to get . AMAZING!
Read reviews on Citysearch and they are all true about SHANNON DEBIN. No one has ever been able to cut my super thin "highly challenged" (won't elaborate-lol) wavy/curly hair better and she was able to get the color exactly right and it's never been in this good condition before . Will be moving back to So.CA June 1 and I will come back to SF for haircuts with Shannon. A color match using a formula is not all that difficult. (now that I know how she does it) A great haircut on my hair takes a master. Shannon is not only talented, she's someone i look forward to seeing every 5 weeks because not only is she an amazing hair stylist, she's an amazing special person!
Kudos also to Robert who bends over backwards to make you feel more than comfortable. He's warm, friendly, gracious and appreciates your business.

Pros: Best of Everything about hair

Cons: None

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I have been here numerous times and have seen a number of different stylists. I always try to get into Scott but when he is not available I have gone to others. Every time I leave this salon I am so happy with my cut and the amazing highlights. People always stop me to compliment my hair and ask where I got it done. On top of that, this is the most friendly salon I have ever been to - no attitude, just nice people, professional environment and obvioulsy high standards for themselves as evidenced by the work I have seen leaving other chairs. The decor of the salon reminds me so much of NYC - SOHO - cool underground space!

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★★★★★

I have been here numerous times and have seen a number of different stylists. I always try to get into Scott but when he is not available I have gone to others. Every time I leave this salon I am so happy with my cut and the amazing highlights. People always stop me to compliment my hair and ask where I got it done. On top of that, this is the most friendly salon I have ever been to - no attitude, just nice people, professional environment and obvioulsy high standards for themselves as evidenced by the work I have seen leaving other chairs. The decor of the salon reminds me so much of NYC - SOHO - cool underground space!

Pros: Friendly, talented staff, beautiful decor

Cons: I never want to leave and time flys!

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Nice salon, good location, nice staff, went there several times and liked it, would recommend it especially if you live in the area.

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Nice salon, good location, nice staff, went there several times and liked it, would recommend it especially if you live in the area.

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I took my 14-yo daughter there after reading the Citysearch reviews. Cheryl cut her hair exactly how my daughter envisioned it, and she was very nice to boot. It's a cool space, and they play the music we normally listen to (alt rock). Highly recommended!

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I took my 14-yo daughter there after reading the Citysearch reviews. Cheryl cut her hair exactly how my daughter envisioned it, and she was very nice to boot. It's a cool space, and they play the music we normally listen to (alt rock). Highly recommended!

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Wow- I am so happy I found this amazing salon on Union Street. The decor is beautiful and clean, the rotating artwork is amazing, they have free internet, and I was offered a superb choice of beverages including wine and champagne. Everything was perfect.

I saw Jil at Descend and left with the best haicut I have had in years! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I will definately be back.

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Wow- I am so happy I found this amazing salon on Union Street. The decor is beautiful and clean, the rotating artwork is amazing, they have free internet, and I was offered a superb choice of beverages including wine and champagne. Everything was perfect.

I saw Jil at Descend and left with the best haicut I have had in years! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I will definately be back.

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Julie (formerly of Treat Salon) is FANTASTIC!! She is truly the best hairdresser/stylist I've ever been to. She listens to what your want and really talks everything through with you to make sure you are both on the same page. She offers her opinion without forcing anything on you. Her cuts start out gorgeous and, if you can even imagine, only get better as they grow in. Just when you think there were no excellent hair dressers out there.......you have to try Julie - you will never go to anyone else!! She is THE BEST in SF!!

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Julie (formerly of Treat Salon) is FANTASTIC!! She is truly the best hairdresser/stylist I've ever been to. She listens to what your want and really talks everything through with you to make sure you are both on the same page. She offers her opinion without forcing anything on you. Her cuts start out gorgeous and, if you can even imagine, only get better as they grow in. Just when you think there were no excellent hair dressers out there.......you have to try Julie - you will never go to anyone else!! She is THE BEST in SF!!

Pros: Professional, Experienced, Truly the Best!!

Cons: None.

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It was my first time at this salon I've been referred to by a client. The place is clean, neat and very well decorated. I was there only for a hair trim, however based on past experiences they cut it too short or they cut it into styles I can hardly stlye at home. With Julie, she totally understood what I wanted since the beginning without me having to explain a lot, and for me that counts a lot!. She is very easy going and friendly and time went very fast. I was extremely pleased with her job, and I would certainly recommend her job to anyone.

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It was my first time at this salon I've been referred to by a client. The place is clean, neat and very well decorated. I was there only for a hair trim, however based on past experiences they cut it too short or they cut it into styles I can hardly stlye at home. With Julie, she totally understood what I wanted since the beginning without me having to explain a lot, and for me that counts a lot!. She is very easy going and friendly and time went very fast. I was extremely pleased with her job, and I would certainly recommend her job to anyone.

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My buddy refered Julie for a great men's cut at "Descend Salon". She is easy going,great personality, and VERY enjoyable to look at. She takes her time to find what hair cut will fit each individual person. She is very professional, thorough, and meticulous. Best hair cut i've ever had. It is worth every penny!!!

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My buddy refered Julie for a great men's cut at "Descend Salon". She is easy going,great personality, and VERY enjoyable to look at. She takes her time to find what hair cut will fit each individual person. She is very professional, thorough, and meticulous. Best hair cut i've ever had. It is worth every penny!!!

Pros: fab

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I need to look particularly good for my job and after years of getting my hair cut with the same person and the same place I thought it was time for a change. Come on, was I going to stick with the same hair cut for the next 10 years? I made an appointment with Scott. When I arrived for my first appointment the place looked great, lots of art, lots of color, lots of energy. Everybody was really friendly and my appointment started right on time. A few areas of improvement were suggested for my hair style. Seems like I was in the chair the perfect amount of time but I was so relaxed I couldn't tell you how long that was. I loved the cut and my wife says it is the best haircut I've ever had. The haircut was $80.00 (compared to the $30 place I used to go to) and it is worth every penny. While googling to get the phone number for Descend to set up my second appointment I came across this opportunity to write a positive review to say thanks to Scott for the great job.

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I need to look particularly good for my job and after years of getting my hair cut with the same person and the same place I thought it was time for a change. Come on, was I going to stick with the same hair cut for the next 10 years? I made an appointment with Scott. When I arrived for my first appointment the place looked great, lots of art, lots of color, lots of energy. Everybody was really friendly and my appointment started right on time. A few areas of improvement were suggested for my hair style. Seems like I was in the chair the perfect amount of time but I was so relaxed I couldn't tell you how long that was. I loved the cut and my wife says it is the best haircut I've ever had. The haircut was $80.00 (compared to the $30 place I used to go to) and it is worth every penny. While googling to get the phone number for Descend to set up my second appointment I came across this opportunity to write a positive review to say thanks to Scott for the great job.

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I love this place, from the minute you walk in its A+ service with a smile. Robert the owner is so nice and friendly he sold me on the salon by himself. I saw the good reviews so I had to check it out for myself. Its all true. Totally solid stylist and expert colorist. I've found my new salon!

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I love this place, from the minute you walk in its A+ service with a smile. Robert the owner is so nice and friendly he sold me on the salon by himself. I saw the good reviews so I had to check it out for myself. Its all true. Totally solid stylist and expert colorist. I've found my new salon!

Pros: Staff, Service, Style, the art on the walls

Cons: nothing

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Katherine Sawyer is one of the stylists at Descend. I've been seeing her for 8 years or more, always get fabulous color & cuts, and lots of compliments on my hair. Booking has been easy & reliable at Descend.

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Katherine Sawyer is one of the stylists at Descend. I've been seeing her for 8 years or more, always get fabulous color & cuts, and lots of compliments on my hair. Booking has been easy & reliable at Descend.

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Descend Salon is a fabulous place if you are looking for great service, beautiful hair, and an inviting atmosphere. Scott and his partner, Robert, have created an ideal environment for stylists and clients. Scott has been cutting my hair for the past 6 years. I always walk away with a great cut and style. Recently, I switched to Scott for my color and highlights. He does an amazing job of analyzing his client and creating the perfect haircolor and cut. One of my favorite treats is Scott's head/scalp massage during the shampoo process! Scott and Robert are taking great care in only hiring stylists that meet their high expectations. I don't think you can go wrong by trying any of their stylists. Descend Salon is a bonus for the Union Street market. Enjoy the experience!!!

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Descend Salon is a fabulous place if you are looking for great service, beautiful hair, and an inviting atmosphere. Scott and his partner, Robert, have created an ideal environment for stylists and clients. Scott has been cutting my hair for the past 6 years. I always walk away with a great cut and style. Recently, I switched to Scott for my color and highlights. He does an amazing job of analyzing his client and creating the perfect haircolor and cut. One of my favorite treats is Scott's head/scalp massage during the shampoo process! Scott and Robert are taking great care in only hiring stylists that meet their high expectations. I don't think you can go wrong by trying any of their stylists. Descend Salon is a bonus for the Union Street market. Enjoy the experience!!!

Pros: Fabulous hair cut/color, inviting atmosphere, friendly, professional, organic hair products

Cons: Parking (street and garages close by)

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