Festoon Salon - S.f.

★★★★☆
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  • 9 claude lane

    san francisco, ca 94108

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Amazing cut and color

Cons: Sometimes hard to book

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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?

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★★★★★

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?

Pros: Professional, Helpful, Bright Attractive Location

Cons: Stopping Traffic in Downtown during Rush Hour

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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!
No complaints.
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.

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★★★★★

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!
No complaints.
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.

Pros: open late, cool folks, good product selection, cute staff, great phone service (they always call to confirm)

Cons: Nope.

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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!!!

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★★★★★

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!!!

Pros: bumble & bumble, the greatest stylist in the world!!

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Downtown

Cons: Satchel

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Service & Staff

Cons: Parking

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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!!

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★★★☆☆

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!!

Pros: Color service, products, location.

Cons: Sometimes the staff has some attitude, but, Bruno totally rocks so it doesn't matter!!

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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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★★★★★

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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Bruno Compin has been doing my hair for years and has helped me transform from frump with bad fashion sense to hipster chick with hair to die for...

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★★★★★

Bruno Compin has been doing my hair for years and has helped me transform from frump with bad fashion sense to hipster chick with hair to die for...

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I've been going to Festoon for the last three years. I moved from another state and it was recommended to me by some friends. My stylist, Bruno, is the best. He does a great job at styling, coloring and he always has great ideas for new styles. I highly recommend this salon and BRUNO!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Festoon for the last three years. I moved from another state and it was recommended to me by some friends. My stylist, Bruno, is the best. He does a great job at styling, coloring and he always has great ideas for new styles. I highly recommend this salon and BRUNO!

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I have been going to Festoon for over 3 years for highlight/cut and my hair has never looked better. I have gone to Bruno for over a year and I get so many compliments on my hair, many times from total strangers! He is talented, knowledgeable and has a great personality to boot. The one downside is that the staff is not always as "on the ball" as the sylists. I recommend paying for your services when you are waiting for your color to finish so you don't have to wait forever when you are done.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Festoon for over 3 years for highlight/cut and my hair has never looked better. I have gone to Bruno for over a year and I get so many compliments on my hair, many times from total strangers! He is talented, knowledgeable and has a great personality to boot. The one downside is that the staff is not always as "on the ball" as the sylists. I recommend paying for your services when you are waiting for your color to finish so you don't have to wait forever when you are done.

Pros: atmosphere, talented stylists

Cons: slow staff

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When in SF I visit Festoon solely for Bruno Compin's magic. I have been to some of the best salons in NYC, LA and SF but no one works miracles like Bruno. I always receive the perfect cut for my face shape, lifestyle, event, etc. It is obvious he puts his heart and soul into his work. I highly recommend booking an appointment with him - it is worth the wait.

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★★★★★

When in SF I visit Festoon solely for Bruno Compin's magic. I have been to some of the best salons in NYC, LA and SF but no one works miracles like Bruno. I always receive the perfect cut for my face shape, lifestyle, event, etc. It is obvious he puts his heart and soul into his work. I highly recommend booking an appointment with him - it is worth the wait.

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I started going to Festoon salon 6 years ago and never looked back! I've had a few stylists, but discovered Bruno a couple years ago and have stuck with him since. I even used to carry around his business cards with me because I kept getting asked by people who cut my hair. The atmosphere is great--I always walk out of there feeling sexy! Definitely recommended.

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★★★★★

I started going to Festoon salon 6 years ago and never looked back! I've had a few stylists, but discovered Bruno a couple years ago and have stuck with him since. I even used to carry around his business cards with me because I kept getting asked by people who cut my hair. The atmosphere is great--I always walk out of there feeling sexy! Definitely recommended.

Pros: skilled stylists, nice ambience

Cons: pricey, hard to get appts

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I've been getting my hair highlighted by Bruno for about two years now. He is very knowledgeable and very good at what he does. I think the price is right too ($100). One of the ONLY bad things about Festoon salon is that every time I have an assistant wash/blow-dry/style my hair after my highlights - I never like it. They need to learn how to section hair off when you dry it and what products to use. Overall I would highly recommend Festoon Salon and especially Bruno.

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★★★★☆

I've been getting my hair highlighted by Bruno for about two years now. He is very knowledgeable and very good at what he does. I think the price is right too ($100). One of the ONLY bad things about Festoon salon is that every time I have an assistant wash/blow-dry/style my hair after my highlights - I never like it. They need to learn how to section hair off when you dry it and what products to use. Overall I would highly recommend Festoon Salon and especially Bruno.

Pros: high-lighting, fun people

Cons: assistants

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I had a very bad experience with an advanced apprentice cutting my hair. Not only she seemed not knowing what she was doing and she cut my hair much shorter than we originally agreed upon but she wasted more than 2 and 1/2 hours of my time to produce a disastrous haircut. I will have to go somewhere else to get my hair fixed, as it is asymmetric and shapeless. They charge $25 for a haircut done by advanced students, what is relatively cheap but if you subsequently have to visit another salon to get the hair fixed, than it is just a waste of money. Even more importantly, senior stylists-teachers who supervised student's work were very RUDE and nonprofessional. In the past, I had a very good experience with advanced training programs at TONY&GUYS ACADEMY. After this experience with the staff of the salon, I will never come back!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a very bad experience with an advanced apprentice cutting my hair. Not only she seemed not knowing what she was doing and she cut my hair much shorter than we originally agreed upon but she wasted more than 2 and 1/2 hours of my time to produce a disastrous haircut. I will have to go somewhere else to get my hair fixed, as it is asymmetric and shapeless. They charge $25 for a haircut done by advanced students, what is relatively cheap but if you subsequently have to visit another salon to get the hair fixed, than it is just a waste of money. Even more importantly, senior stylists-teachers who supervised student's work were very RUDE and nonprofessional. In the past, I had a very good experience with advanced training programs at TONY&GUYS ACADEMY. After this experience with the staff of the salon, I will never come back!!!

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I also read great reviews on citysearch about festoon and was disappointed with my cut and color. Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was decent, just the cut and color was below average... still in search of a good salon...
I won't go back. Sorry!"

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★★☆☆☆

I also read great reviews on citysearch about festoon and was disappointed with my cut and color. Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was decent, just the cut and color was below average... still in search of a good salon...
I won't go back. Sorry!"

Cons: expensive, not impressive

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This place makes you feel good and look smart. great staff adn great atmosphere. Its impossible to get a bad haircut here.

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★★★★★

This place makes you feel good and look smart. great staff adn great atmosphere. Its impossible to get a bad haircut here.

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I have been to several high end salons and never as truly happy with my hair as I am now that I go to Festoon! The staff are kind, fun, AND talented. Thank God for good hair days thanks to Festoon!

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★★★★★

I have been to several high end salons and never as truly happy with my hair as I am now that I go to Festoon! The staff are kind, fun, AND talented. Thank God for good hair days thanks to Festoon!

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I recently moved to the city and needed new hair. I have had some bad experiences in the past with other salons and have been pleasantly surprised with Festoon. I looked great when I left. I got along great with my stylist and will continue to go to Festoon!

YAY!THANK YOU!

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★★★★★


I recently moved to the city and needed new hair. I have had some bad experiences in the past with other salons and have been pleasantly surprised with Festoon. I looked great when I left. I got along great with my stylist and will continue to go to Festoon!

YAY!THANK YOU!

Pros: comfortable, friendly, skills

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I moved here from New York 2 years ago and was sad to leave my stylist at Bumble & Bumble. She recommended Festoon to me and I can't believe I actually like it more!! My stylist, Bruno, is incredible!! I always recieve the best cuts & color from him and am surprised by the amount of compliments I get on my hair. I send all of my friends to Bruno and even my own mother. I highly recommend this salon.

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★★★★★

I moved here from New York 2 years ago and was sad to leave my stylist at Bumble & Bumble. She recommended Festoon to me and I can't believe I actually like it more!! My stylist, Bruno, is incredible!! I always recieve the best cuts & color from him and am surprised by the amount of compliments I get on my hair. I send all of my friends to Bruno and even my own mother. I highly recommend this salon.

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I am new to the area & Festoon was suggested by a coworker. The stylist immediately insulted my hair color & past hairdresser (who I went to loyally for years in LA). Then she went on to do what she wanted with my hair without taking any of my suggestions. She was openly rude whenever I asked a simple questions that interupted her gossiping with an assistant. After she applied color she passed me off and I went through multiple assistants- never to see her again! My hair came out boring & I could have probably received the same result with better service anywhere. I have since been flying back to LA for hair appointments.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am new to the area & Festoon was suggested by a coworker. The stylist immediately insulted my hair color & past hairdresser (who I went to loyally for years in LA). Then she went on to do what she wanted with my hair without taking any of my suggestions. She was openly rude whenever I asked a simple questions that interupted her gossiping with an assistant. After she applied color she passed me off and I went through multiple assistants- never to see her again! My hair came out boring & I could have probably received the same result with better service anywhere. I have since been flying back to LA for hair appointments.

Pros: location

Cons: rude, inexperienced workers, crowded

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I've been going to Festoon for over 3 years, and during that time I've seen 4 stylists there (Mya, Premstar, Paul, and Gail)...each of these stylists have given me amazing cuts and color. I change my look frequently, so each time I go in I want a new look, something cutting edge and kind of funky. And let me just say, I never leave with dull, ordinary hair. People always ask me where I get my hair done, because they simply love it.
But I've also seen clients at festoon leave with beautiful, classic, conservative cuts - they do it all!
seriously, treat yourself...but don't forget to make an appointment a couple weeks ahead of time! (it'll be worth the wait)

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★★★★★

I've been going to Festoon for over 3 years, and during that time I've seen 4 stylists there (Mya, Premstar, Paul, and Gail)...each of these stylists have given me amazing cuts and color. I change my look frequently, so each time I go in I want a new look, something cutting edge and kind of funky. And let me just say, I never leave with dull, ordinary hair. People always ask me where I get my hair done, because they simply love it.
But I've also seen clients at festoon leave with beautiful, classic, conservative cuts - they do it all!
seriously, treat yourself...but don't forget to make an appointment a couple weeks ahead of time! (it'll be worth the wait)

Pros: talented staff, friendly!

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I walked in to Festoon on a whim and made an appointment. I see Bruno and REALLY appreciate what he does to my hair. I am constantly getting compliments on my color and cut (two days ago the girl behinde the counter at Zachary's came out to ask who/where I get my hair done and she took down the info.) The staff is accomodating and sincere (not gushy or pretentious). I love that the people assisting are working towards becoming stylists; it's cool for them and means that I see the same people over and over (I have even made friends with one of the assistants). Chris is great - seems to never have a bad day. Bruno has always been on time. He does not push products. I look forward to the days that I have an appointment.

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★★★★★

I walked in to Festoon on a whim and made an appointment. I see Bruno and REALLY appreciate what he does to my hair. I am constantly getting compliments on my color and cut (two days ago the girl behinde the counter at Zachary's came out to ask who/where I get my hair done and she took down the info.) The staff is accomodating and sincere (not gushy or pretentious). I love that the people assisting are working towards becoming stylists; it's cool for them and means that I see the same people over and over (I have even made friends with one of the assistants). Chris is great - seems to never have a bad day. Bruno has always been on time. He does not push products. I look forward to the days that I have an appointment.

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After floating back and forth between several salons for years, I finally found fabulous consistent service at Festoon. Whether it's at their Berkeley or San Francisco location, I always receive a great cut from Bruno. I'm regularly impressed at his attention to detail and would recommend this salon to anyone!

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★★★★★

After floating back and forth between several salons for years, I finally found fabulous consistent service at Festoon. Whether it's at their Berkeley or San Francisco location, I always receive a great cut from Bruno. I'm regularly impressed at his attention to detail and would recommend this salon to anyone!

Pros: consistent service, highly qualified staf

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Ocean gave me the best haircut last week, she was wonderful (and only $50!). the front desk girls and the assistants were so friendly, i felt right at home there. for sure i'm going back.
Oh, and it's a dog-friendly environment, which is always nice.

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★★★★★

Ocean gave me the best haircut last week, she was wonderful (and only $50!). the front desk girls and the assistants were so friendly, i felt right at home there. for sure i'm going back.
Oh, and it's a dog-friendly environment, which is always nice.

Pros: friendly, variable prices, nice ambiance

Cons: none!

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wow! betty this hairdresser that works @ festoon she is great! very creative and suggestive with ideas.

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★★★★☆

wow! betty this hairdresser that works @ festoon she is great! very creative and suggestive with ideas.

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I called recently and explained I was on a budget. The girl on the phone explained that while festoon's haircuts start at $50 and go up from there, they also have a program where students take appointments on Mondays for only $15!!! She even said that if I wanted something called a "graduated bob" it would be free! I spent the better part of a morning there last week with a lovely named Marian, and I'm so pleased! My hair looks amazing. She told me that the teachers for the program are the salon's senior stylists- which I thought that was really cool- having someone with lots of experience that I couldn't afford help on my haircut. I also got 10% off on products. There were about 15 students there, so I definitely suggest calling. The blow dry alone was enough to make me want to see Marian again.

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★★★★★

I called recently and explained I was on a budget. The girl on the phone explained that while festoon's haircuts start at $50 and go up from there, they also have a program where students take appointments on Mondays for only $15!!! She even said that if I wanted something called a "graduated bob" it would be free! I spent the better part of a morning there last week with a lovely named Marian, and I'm so pleased! My hair looks amazing. She told me that the teachers for the program are the salon's senior stylists- which I thought that was really cool- having someone with lots of experience that I couldn't afford help on my haircut. I also got 10% off on products. There were about 15 students there, so I definitely suggest calling. The blow dry alone was enough to make me want to see Marian again.

Pros: affordability, fun ambiance, good products

Cons: none!

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I travel extensively for my work, and am always thrilled when I get to come back to Fetoon. John does the best things for my hair, for as long as we have worked together I can just sit down and he instinctiively knows what to do. He turned me on to his sister, Marywynn who hands down does the best facial ever. They are both so edcuated and excited about thier work, I never feel like I am getting anything but what is best for me that day. My skin and hair have never looked better. And what can I say about Chris who answers the phones, funny, efficent and can wrangle appointments for me that run late or start early, he always follows through. Occassionaly I wait a few minutes, but I've been late for them and they always accomodate me. Love this place.

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★★★★★

I travel extensively for my work, and am always thrilled when I get to come back to Fetoon. John does the best things for my hair, for as long as we have worked together I can just sit down and he instinctiively knows what to do. He turned me on to his sister, Marywynn who hands down does the best facial ever. They are both so edcuated and excited about thier work, I never feel like I am getting anything but what is best for me that day. My skin and hair have never looked better. And what can I say about Chris who answers the phones, funny, efficent and can wrangle appointments for me that run late or start early, he always follows through. Occassionaly I wait a few minutes, but I've been late for them and they always accomodate me. Love this place.

Pros: excited, educated, results

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After being with my stylist on the east coast for 15 years, it was hard to switch when I moved here and find a new stylist I that would get me and my hair. Bruno from Festoon is that guy. He knows exactly how to cut and style my hair according to my face structure, knows what looks good and styles that are fresh and new. The salon prices are also affordable and its centrally located in the city. I'd recommend this place.

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★★★★★

After being with my stylist on the east coast for 15 years, it was hard to switch when I moved here and find a new stylist I that would get me and my hair. Bruno from Festoon is that guy. He knows exactly how to cut and style my hair according to my face structure, knows what looks good and styles that are fresh and new. The salon prices are also affordable and its centrally located in the city. I'd recommend this place.

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I recently went to Festoon for a haircut and highlights just because they had such a good rating on citysearch. I was disappointed. The haircut was alright but the highlight and color they gave me was horrible. I have brown hair and wanted subtle highlights. They dyed my hair raven black and highlights? - well, no one including myself can see where the highlights are. I will probably have to find another place just to get my color fixed. And, of course they charged me a packet to do all this.

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★★★☆☆

I recently went to Festoon for a haircut and highlights just because they had such a good rating on citysearch. I was disappointed. The haircut was alright but the highlight and color they gave me was horrible. I have brown hair and wanted subtle highlights. They dyed my hair raven black and highlights? - well, no one including myself can see where the highlights are. I will probably have to find another place just to get my color fixed. And, of course they charged me a packet to do all this.

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I moved here recently and started my search for a stylist. When I made my appointment at Festoon they told me no less then 3 times that i was getting in on a cancelation. Um... that should have been a clue. The stylist seemed almost bothered by me. She was obviously anxious to get off work. Her fellow stylists kept asking her how much longer she was going to be. Unbelievable! It was such a terrible and rude experience. The haircut was ridiculous- i seriously could have done it myself with a Flo-Bee or something and saved $80.00.

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★☆☆☆☆

I moved here recently and started my search for a stylist. When I made my appointment at Festoon they told me no less then 3 times that i was getting in on a cancelation. Um... that should have been a clue. The stylist seemed almost bothered by me. She was obviously anxious to get off work. Her fellow stylists kept asking her how much longer she was going to be. Unbelievable! It was such a terrible and rude experience. The haircut was ridiculous- i seriously could have done it myself with a Flo-Bee or something and saved $80.00.

Pros: none

Cons: Rude, Mean, Uninspired

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After 5 years of being bummed not having a decent hair place, I have finally found a place, and stylist I can count. I see Premstar and Ocean and I love them both! They have helped me transition my cut from short, long bangs, etc. and my hair color from black to natural. Some might say that it is expensive, but I work it into my budget, and it is more than worth it. It seems that all the stylists her are very good at what they do. The girls always listen, and offer advice on how my texture will work with certain cuts or styles. I highly recommend Festoon to anyone who wants to have a place to rely on, they really know what they are doing. Plan you appointment out two months ahead of time, they book up fast!

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★★★★★

After 5 years of being bummed not having a decent hair place, I have finally found a place, and stylist I can count. I see Premstar and Ocean and I love them both! They have helped me transition my cut from short, long bangs, etc. and my hair color from black to natural. Some might say that it is expensive, but I work it into my budget, and it is more than worth it. It seems that all the stylists her are very good at what they do. The girls always listen, and offer advice on how my texture will work with certain cuts or styles. I highly recommend Festoon to anyone who wants to have a place to rely on, they really know what they are doing. Plan you appointment out two months ahead of time, they book up fast!

Pros: talented stylists, quality

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Ok, so I paid more than I had planned, but it was soooo worth it. I had been going blonde for what seemed like forever and decided it was time to make a change scary! Mya gave me the most beautiful haircolor ever! She took her time and gave me exactly what I wanted from blonde to a warm chestnut with honey highlights a dramatic and much over due change.

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★★★★★

Ok, so I paid more than I had planned, but it was soooo worth it. I had been going blonde for what seemed like forever and decided it was time to make a change scary! Mya gave me the most beautiful haircolor ever! She took her time and gave me exactly what I wanted from blonde to a warm chestnut with honey highlights a dramatic and much over due change.

Pros: great color, pretty salon, nice staff

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i just had the most amazing expirence @ festoon. =) my hair is amazing marie was who i saw. she's funny and can give u a good rockstar like haircut. she rocks!!!

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★★★★★

i just had the most amazing expirence @ festoon. =) my hair is amazing marie was who i saw. she's funny and can give u a good rockstar like haircut. she rocks!!!

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I had the best haircut & color ever. Thank you John!!!

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★★★★★

I had the best haircut & color ever. Thank you John!!!

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I went to this salon after seeing it on city search, and had my worst experience ever! I waited almost 45 min to see my stylist, who was so busy he couldn't even spend more than a couple of minutes to talk to me about my hair! He brushed off all of my input, told me I was "cute" and I shouldn't worry so much about my hair! After spending ten minutes cutting, he tried to tell me I needed to buy all six products he recommended for me, and forgot about me while someone else dried my hair. No joke!

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★★☆☆☆

I went to this salon after seeing it on city search, and had my worst experience ever! I waited almost 45 min to see my stylist, who was so busy he couldn't even spend more than a couple of minutes to talk to me about my hair! He brushed off all of my input, told me I was "cute" and I shouldn't worry so much about my hair! After spending ten minutes cutting, he tried to tell me I needed to buy all six products he recommended for me, and forgot about me while someone else dried my hair. No joke!

Pros: location, decor

Cons: attitude, overbooked, overhyped

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Festoon is probably the best salon in the city. Everyone there has a great, dramatic haircut, and they have fab magazines to read while you wait. If you're afraid of looking too conspicuously stylish (does that make sense?), and kind of like to blend into a crowd, Festoon may not be the right choice. On the downside, the place is kind of ego-driven, which is sometimes a bit tiresome.
I get the impression that the owner John is the master there, and although I haven't had my haircut by him specifically, from what I gather out of all of the cute girl sylists, he's probably the one with the most talent.

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★★★★★

Festoon is probably the best salon in the city. Everyone there has a great, dramatic haircut, and they have fab magazines to read while you wait. If you're afraid of looking too conspicuously stylish (does that make sense?), and kind of like to blend into a crowd, Festoon may not be the right choice. On the downside, the place is kind of ego-driven, which is sometimes a bit tiresome.
I get the impression that the owner John is the master there, and although I haven't had my haircut by him specifically, from what I gather out of all of the cute girl sylists, he's probably the one with the most talent.

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I had wonderful highlights here by the owner John. He was super nice and the atmosphere of the place was fantastic. Overall, I have good things to say. There are lots of stylists with pink hair here, though, and that sort of 'look,' so I'd advice for the more conservative of people to head elsewhere as this place might be a bit 'much.' Nice atmosphere and friendly overall - can't comment on the skills of anyone else but the owner himself.

PROS: Atmosphere, High Quality
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I had wonderful highlights here by the owner John. He was super nice and the atmosphere of the place was fantastic. Overall, I have good things to say. There are lots of stylists with pink hair here, though, and that sort of 'look,' so I'd advice for the more conservative of people to head elsewhere as this place might be a bit 'much.' Nice atmosphere and friendly overall - can't comment on the skills of anyone else but the owner himself.

PROS: Atmosphere, High Quality
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I used to live in the Bay Area and I went to the Berkeley and SF salon. I moved to So Cal and I still make a twice yearly trip up to Festoon to have my hair done. I won't let any of the hacks down here touch my hair. Polly, Daren, and Melissa are my favorites. I never appreciated what a good cut and color was until I had my hair done at Festoon.

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★★★★★

I used to live in the Bay Area and I went to the Berkeley and SF salon. I moved to So Cal and I still make a twice yearly trip up to Festoon to have my hair done. I won't let any of the hacks down here touch my hair. Polly, Daren, and Melissa are my favorites. I never appreciated what a good cut and color was until I had my hair done at Festoon.

Pros: fantastic talent, good products, great personalities

Cons: hard to set an appt.

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I had been going to festoon for 2 years until I moved to LA and have to say that they are the most talented, fun and proffesional staff that I've seen. No attitude from everyone from the assistants to the front desk. It was a true getaway everytime I went. They make you feel like family and the amount of knowledge and experience is unreal value for the price. I have seen everyone from Polly to Premstar and no matter what I got a great cut from all of them and it is worth the wait. Try and you will see, to this day I have not found a salon in LA that comes close.

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★★★★★

I had been going to festoon for 2 years until I moved to LA and have to say that they are the most talented, fun and proffesional staff that I've seen. No attitude from everyone from the assistants to the front desk. It was a true getaway everytime I went. They make you feel like family and the amount of knowledge and experience is unreal value for the price. I have seen everyone from Polly to Premstar and no matter what I got a great cut from all of them and it is worth the wait. Try and you will see, to this day I have not found a salon in LA that comes close.

Pros: price, style, attitude

Cons: none

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Polly gave me an amazing cut and I didn't need to provide her with lots of direction. She was prompt, polite and enjoyable. These qualities apply to the front desk staff as well. They were professional and helpful. I highly recommend Festoon!

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★★★★★

Polly gave me an amazing cut and I didn't need to provide her with lots of direction. She was prompt, polite and enjoyable. These qualities apply to the front desk staff as well. They were professional and helpful. I highly recommend Festoon!

Pros: Service, Top Quality, Fair price

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I had the worst cut and color I've ever had at Festoon. Turns out my stylist was a new hire who was fired almost immediately. I gave them a second chance b/c of their reputation and was assigned another inexperienced stylist. When I asked for several popular stylists by name I was told they are not taking new clients --- which means that the people who -made- the salon's reputation are basically inacessible. If you go b/c of the hype you're a sucker; the fabulousness of the haircut happening in the chair next to you is the closest you are going to get. You may feel special vicariously but you will actually only get an average haircut for an above average price and attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the worst cut and color I've ever had at Festoon. Turns out my stylist was a new hire who was fired almost immediately. I gave them a second chance b/c of their reputation and was assigned another inexperienced stylist. When I asked for several popular stylists by name I was told they are not taking new clients --- which means that the people who -made- the salon's reputation are basically inacessible. If you go b/c of the hype you're a sucker; the fabulousness of the haircut happening in the chair next to you is the closest you are going to get. You may feel special vicariously but you will actually only get an average haircut for an above average price and attitude.

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I recently visited Anthony at festoon and received the best haircut I've ever had! Anthony does a tremendous job with long layers. I highly reccommend Anthony and Festoon!

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★★★★★

I recently visited Anthony at festoon and received the best haircut I've ever had! Anthony does a tremendous job with long layers. I highly reccommend Anthony and Festoon!

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I was very happy with my recent trip to SF for a new haircut. Melissa does a great job and the staff are wonderful.

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I was very happy with my recent trip to SF for a new haircut. Melissa does a great job and the staff are wonderful.

Pros: experience, location

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Like the other user, I too just moved to SF and was intimidated finding a good salon. Festoon was AWESOME and I will be returning. The receptionist was friendly and listened to my needs (and budget) when I called to make the appointment and offered options. Festoon was affordable, friendly and soothing after a days work . . . I would recommend them to anyone. They were informative, but not pushy about products. Thanks Anthony for a great job!

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★★★★★

Like the other user, I too just moved to SF and was intimidated finding a good salon. Festoon was AWESOME and I will be returning. The receptionist was friendly and listened to my needs (and budget) when I called to make the appointment and offered options. Festoon was affordable, friendly and soothing after a days work . . . I would recommend them to anyone. They were informative, but not pushy about products. Thanks Anthony for a great job!

Pros: Affordable, Calming

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I moved to San Francisco two months ago, and this is my first haircut here- I'd let my 'do fall into utter neglect because I was nervous about finding someone new. I lucked out- I got the best haircut I've ever had in my life, period, by the sweetest man (John). The atmosphere is hip without being intimidating, the skill of the staff is phenomenal, and there's no doubt in my mind I'm going back for my next cut. My friend had her hair done by Eric and was equally satisfied. I can't say enough good things about Festoon- I give it my highest recommendation.

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★★★★★

I moved to San Francisco two months ago, and this is my first haircut here- I'd let my 'do fall into utter neglect because I was nervous about finding someone new. I lucked out- I got the best haircut I've ever had in my life, period, by the sweetest man (John). The atmosphere is hip without being intimidating, the skill of the staff is phenomenal, and there's no doubt in my mind I'm going back for my next cut. My friend had her hair done by Eric and was equally satisfied. I can't say enough good things about Festoon- I give it my highest recommendation.

Pros: Great staff, great atmosphere

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It's obvious that the staff here want you to leave happy--I arrived not quite sure what I wanted to do with my hair, and was quite impressed by the care my stylist took to find something right for me. The skilled staff and very friendly atmosphere made me comfortable at once. Great, affordable salon.

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★★★★☆

It's obvious that the staff here want you to leave happy--I arrived not quite sure what I wanted to do with my hair, and was quite impressed by the care my stylist took to find something right for me. The skilled staff and very friendly atmosphere made me comfortable at once. Great, affordable salon.

Pros: stylish, affordable, friendly

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jenny made my hair fantasy a reality in one appointment! i had been on the search for a new hair stylist/colorist since my old faves relocated to a new salon & now have outrageous rates. she took the time to really understand my likes and dislikes, show me color swatches, consider my skin tone, face shape & how much time i don't want to spend fixing my hair each day. she then gave me a fabulous cut and amazing color that all my friends (and strangers) are complimenting me on.
everyone who works at festoon are friendly, stylish and fun. i felt really comfortable and enjoyed myself. jenny is truly talented, both as a stylist and colorist. i cannot recommend her highly enough!

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★★★★★

jenny made my hair fantasy a reality in one appointment! i had been on the search for a new hair stylist/colorist since my old faves relocated to a new salon & now have outrageous rates. she took the time to really understand my likes and dislikes, show me color swatches, consider my skin tone, face shape & how much time i don't want to spend fixing my hair each day. she then gave me a fabulous cut and amazing color that all my friends (and strangers) are complimenting me on.
everyone who works at festoon are friendly, stylish and fun. i felt really comfortable and enjoyed myself. jenny is truly talented, both as a stylist and colorist. i cannot recommend her highly enough!

Pros: reasonable rates, skilled stylists, relaxed atmosphere

 

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