Louie Hair Salon Inc

★★★★★
  • 4 Brady St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • 415-864-3012

About Louie Hair Salon Inc

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

Personal Services

Personal Services
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Louie Salon is great! It is always a very pleasant experience. Christopher Balma is an exceptionally skilled hair stylist. He works with a sureness that immediately puts me at ease. He has the most pleasant personality, while maintaining an intense focus on his work. I highly recommend Louie Salon, and especially Christopher.

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Louie Salon is great! It is always a very pleasant experience. Christopher Balma is an exceptionally skilled hair stylist. He works with a sureness that immediately puts me at ease. He has the most pleasant personality, while maintaining an intense focus on his work. I highly recommend Louie Salon, and especially Christopher.

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Christopher Balma is a true hairstyle master who is able to assess the best styles for you based on your face shape.

What I found unique however, is the hairstyle ideas and advice, and techniques that he educated me on. It's more than a haircut, it's professional advice on how to care for your hair and maintain the look you like.

So, if you are ready to treat yourself to a haircut, Christopher is the stylist at Louie's who will not only give you a flattering cut and style, he'll give you a lesson in haircuts!

I LOVE GETTING MY HAIRCUT FROM CHRISTOPHER!!!

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★★★★★

Christopher Balma is a true hairstyle master who is able to assess the best styles for you based on your face shape.

What I found unique however, is the hairstyle ideas and advice, and techniques that he educated me on. It's more than a haircut, it's professional advice on how to care for your hair and maintain the look you like.

So, if you are ready to treat yourself to a haircut, Christopher is the stylist at Louie's who will not only give you a flattering cut and style, he'll give you a lesson in haircuts!

I LOVE GETTING MY HAIRCUT FROM CHRISTOPHER!!!

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Nothing compares and nothing even comes close to the Hair Gods and Goddesses that work at Louie. 6 years of haircuts, coloring, etc...I would never go anywhere else...JOE, owner & kindest receptionist, has earned his 5 stars plus......If you really want a hair experience that you will not forget, CHRISTOPHER BALMA is a true hair artist. It is LOVE at first sight ...I DARE you to be disappointed...

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★★★★★

Nothing compares and nothing even comes close to the Hair Gods and Goddesses that work at Louie. 6 years of haircuts, coloring, etc...I would never go anywhere else...JOE, owner & kindest receptionist, has earned his 5 stars plus......If you really want a hair experience that you will not forget, CHRISTOPHER BALMA is a true hair artist. It is LOVE at first sight ...I DARE you to be disappointed...

Pros: SEE FOR YOURSELF1

Cons: OH PLEASE, NO WAY ,NO CONS ACCEPTED!

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Have you ever come out of a salon feeling the air move between all your follicles? Christopher Balma offers me a glass of red or white wine as brushes my hair educating me on the tactics to a good healthy head. Analyzing the perfect haircut for my head and face pertaining to my lifestyle, he asks me if I want to get my hair "blown-out" again. Which means blow-dried and then straightened w/ a flat iron. With my coarse hair having partial curls and waves, it is difficult to get it that straight. After I sip my wine, he continues to softly chat w/ me about my personal life as well as my work. Remembering specific details which makes me feel special. He takes great interest in what he does and is constantly crossing new endeavors w/ styles for men and women. The crew there support each other and have a easing-going ambience. There is nothing like the fun-loving feeling between the stylists. The hair products there have wonderful sensible scents and leave my hair looking fabulous! THANK YOU CHRISTOPHER.

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★★★★★

Have you ever come out of a salon feeling the air move between all your follicles? Christopher Balma offers me a glass of red or white wine as brushes my hair educating me on the tactics to a good healthy head. Analyzing the perfect haircut for my head and face pertaining to my lifestyle, he asks me if I want to get my hair "blown-out" again. Which means blow-dried and then straightened w/ a flat iron. With my coarse hair having partial curls and waves, it is difficult to get it that straight. After I sip my wine, he continues to softly chat w/ me about my personal life as well as my work. Remembering specific details which makes me feel special. He takes great interest in what he does and is constantly crossing new endeavors w/ styles for men and women. The crew there support each other and have a easing-going ambience. There is nothing like the fun-loving feeling between the stylists. The hair products there have wonderful sensible scents and leave my hair looking fabulous! THANK YOU CHRISTOPHER.

Pros: It is right off Market across the street from Zuni Cafe, easy to get to and very clean salon.

Cons: I would recommend putting Prosecco or Champagne on the wine list

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Imagine a skilled artisan delicately crafting a master-class violin, or constructing a fine Roccocco escritoire with intricate scrolls of inlaid mahogany fit for a monarch.

This is Christopher Balma performing his magic - which could easily be, in a less nuanced pair of hands, be a real hack job. He takes the time needed and with an expert eye knows what will look good and how to acheive the effect. After my first experience, I'm sold!

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★★★★★

Imagine a skilled artisan delicately crafting a master-class violin, or constructing a fine Roccocco escritoire with intricate scrolls of inlaid mahogany fit for a monarch.

This is Christopher Balma performing his magic - which could easily be, in a less nuanced pair of hands, be a real hack job. He takes the time needed and with an expert eye knows what will look good and how to acheive the effect. After my first experience, I'm sold!

Pros: Thoroughness and skill

Cons: None that I can detect

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I followed my stylist Connie there (who is gives me the BEST hair) She is sooo good at color and cuts .This is such a great place ...it's very hidden on Brady st. .Has great energy and everyone was super nice ....the reception guy (don't remember his name ) is very friendly .
Really comfortable and edgy ...not a scene but has a downtown feel without the attitude !
Cool art on the walls and a very clean modern style ....easy to park and they even have a couple spaces's you can pay to park in (lot across the street) ...
So if you want to try a new stylist and at a cool salon see my stylist Connie..she is awesome !

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★★★★★

I followed my stylist Connie there (who is gives me the BEST hair) She is sooo good at color and cuts .This is such a great place ...it's very hidden on Brady st. .Has great energy and everyone was super nice ....the reception guy (don't remember his name ) is very friendly .
Really comfortable and edgy ...not a scene but has a downtown feel without the attitude !
Cool art on the walls and a very clean modern style ....easy to park and they even have a couple spaces's you can pay to park in (lot across the street) ...
So if you want to try a new stylist and at a cool salon see my stylist Connie..she is awesome !

Pros: cool vibe and fantastic service

Cons: little hard to find

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Connie gives the kind of cut/color that friends and strangers alike stop me to comment on (yes, in a good way). I started keeping the salon number with me because I get so many compliments on my hair, and people want to know where to find her. She is always up to the latest cuts, but makes sure that the style will work with your hair type and the amount of maintanence you are willing to endure (which is very little for me). And Salon Louie is a great environment and location with lots of amazing products.

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★★★★★

Connie gives the kind of cut/color that friends and strangers alike stop me to comment on (yes, in a good way). I started keeping the salon number with me because I get so many compliments on my hair, and people want to know where to find her. She is always up to the latest cuts, but makes sure that the style will work with your hair type and the amount of maintanence you are willing to endure (which is very little for me). And Salon Louie is a great environment and location with lots of amazing products.

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Kelly has been coloring my hair for years. She trained at diPietro Todd Salon which has been receiving positive criticism in fashion magazines nationwide. She's an excellent colorist and I trust her to do anything. She's very honest and will not promise anything she cannot deliver. Keeping a girl's hair pink isn't easy, but kelly makes it look that way. Go see her!!!!

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Kelly has been coloring my hair for years. She trained at diPietro Todd Salon which has been receiving positive criticism in fashion magazines nationwide. She's an excellent colorist and I trust her to do anything. She's very honest and will not promise anything she cannot deliver. Keeping a girl's hair pink isn't easy, but kelly makes it look that way. Go see her!!!!

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I have been getting my hair colored by KELLY GAYLE for quite some time now...first at diPietro Todd Salon and now at Louie. She is an absolute AMAZING colorist...I've been a blonde, redhead, and brunette all within a few months thanks to her! She is always willing to work with me and has a positive attitude no matter what my desires are! Her level of skill and professionalism are hard to come by these days! And, at Louie you get great service without having to deal with too much hype. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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★★★★★

I have been getting my hair colored by KELLY GAYLE for quite some time now...first at diPietro Todd Salon and now at Louie. She is an absolute AMAZING colorist...I've been a blonde, redhead, and brunette all within a few months thanks to her! She is always willing to work with me and has a positive attitude no matter what my desires are! Her level of skill and professionalism are hard to come by these days! And, at Louie you get great service without having to deal with too much hype. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Pros: Parking, Atmosphere, Service

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I have been seeing Kelly for a couple of years now. She is meticulous and really receptive to what I want done (which is changing everyday). Salon Louie is adorable and I don't have to deal with the mess of downtown as they have PARKING. I would really never risk going to see anyone else.

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★★★★★

I have been seeing Kelly for a couple of years now. She is meticulous and really receptive to what I want done (which is changing everyday). Salon Louie is adorable and I don't have to deal with the mess of downtown as they have PARKING. I would really never risk going to see anyone else.

Pros: professional , timely, educated colorist

Cons: book in advance

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I used to live on the east coast and was completely addicted to my colorist there. I would not get my hair done by anyone else and would fly back to fix my color. Someone recommended that I give Kelly Gayle a try and I'm so super happy I did. She makes me above and beyond the prettiest blonde possible. She works at my hair until it has reached a point of perfection and is more critical than even I am (hard to beat!). Salon Louie is cute, low key and tucked away between Castro and Civic Center. There is no hussle and bussle of downtown and there is PARKING across the street! I am loyal to Kelly and her professional way as long as I am in SF.

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★★★★★

I used to live on the east coast and was completely addicted to my colorist there. I would not get my hair done by anyone else and would fly back to fix my color. Someone recommended that I give Kelly Gayle a try and I'm so super happy I did. She makes me above and beyond the prettiest blonde possible. She works at my hair until it has reached a point of perfection and is more critical than even I am (hard to beat!). Salon Louie is cute, low key and tucked away between Castro and Civic Center. There is no hussle and bussle of downtown and there is PARKING across the street! I am loyal to Kelly and her professional way as long as I am in SF.

Pros: educated staff, courteous, parking

Cons: book in advance

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For years I searched for my tresses' soul mate, & finally found her!! Her name: Tracy. For as long as I've been seeing Tracy, my hair has never looked better, thus I have never felt better. Louie Hair Salon is in a small SF alley- it's a gem, & Tracy a jewel!! She ALWAYS does exactly what I ask for, thus making me happy. Tracy also suggests, & has yet to steer me wrong. Tracy is the greatest & have recommended her to everyone. I've told people to go see Tracy, & if that after their visit they weren't happy, that I would pay for their visit to Tracy, & pay for them to get their hair redone at the salon of their choice. I put my money where my mouth is, & I have yet to pay for anyone else's hair cut. PS- Tracy is ALWAYS on time!

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★★★★★

For years I searched for my tresses' soul mate, & finally found her!! Her name: Tracy. For as long as I've been seeing Tracy, my hair has never looked better, thus I have never felt better. Louie Hair Salon is in a small SF alley- it's a gem, & Tracy a jewel!! She ALWAYS does exactly what I ask for, thus making me happy. Tracy also suggests, & has yet to steer me wrong. Tracy is the greatest & have recommended her to everyone. I've told people to go see Tracy, & if that after their visit they weren't happy, that I would pay for their visit to Tracy, & pay for them to get their hair redone at the salon of their choice. I put my money where my mouth is, & I have yet to pay for anyone else's hair cut. PS- Tracy is ALWAYS on time!

Pros: Timeliness, Friendly atmosphere, Variety of products

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There are several Hairdressers that work in this salon, as with any salon some work specially in certain areas. They all charge diferently too. Your best bet would be to call and explain your needs.

I have been extremely happy with the cut and color I have received here and everybody is very friendly, which can be hard to find in an upscale salon. They use Keristase products which are wonderful, although expensive.

PROS: Great cuts and colour, nice staff
CONS: none to think of.

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★★★★★

There are several Hairdressers that work in this salon, as with any salon some work specially in certain areas. They all charge diferently too. Your best bet would be to call and explain your needs.

I have been extremely happy with the cut and color I have received here and everybody is very friendly, which can be hard to find in an upscale salon. They use Keristase products which are wonderful, although expensive.

PROS: Great cuts and colour, nice staff
CONS: none to think of.

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Have lulu cut your hair. Plus Alice Waters goes here too! When I got my hair vcut I could see her in the mirror in the sttion aon the other side of the salion. But her hair was died purplw so I thought It must now be her, but the receptionist told me it was. Anyway, Lulu, cuts' my hair and she does a great job, I always leave feeling good. I hav never got the color done though so I will re post whwn that happens.

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Have lulu cut your hair. Plus Alice Waters goes here too! When I got my hair vcut I could see her in the mirror in the sttion aon the other side of the salion. But her hair was died purplw so I thought It must now be her, but the receptionist told me it was. Anyway, Lulu, cuts' my hair and she does a great job, I always leave feeling good. I hav never got the color done though so I will re post whwn that happens.

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Totally unassuming, tucked away across market st from Zuni Cafe, what a find! I was recommended to Jeff and Lulu for highlights and cut and I've never been happier with my hair. I barely need to do anything at all, although any excuse to use thier delicious smelling and effective styling products they sell, it's fun to play. The atmosphere is no fuss, pleasant, and the front desk staff remembered me only on my second visit. I feel like a VIP everytime I go now. The prices are way better than the uppity downtown salons -- so it's quite a deal!

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Totally unassuming, tucked away across market st from Zuni Cafe, what a find! I was recommended to Jeff and Lulu for highlights and cut and I've never been happier with my hair. I barely need to do anything at all, although any excuse to use thier delicious smelling and effective styling products they sell, it's fun to play. The atmosphere is no fuss, pleasant, and the front desk staff remembered me only on my second visit. I feel like a VIP everytime I go now. The prices are way better than the uppity downtown salons -- so it's quite a deal!

Pros: atmosphere, stylists skill, products they sell

Cons: hard to get to

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I have been going to Joanne for nine years now. I have strayed a couple times (nine years is a long time) ALWAYS run back to her hoping she will take me back and forgive me for trying someone less $$. She is the best colorist I have ever had TRUELY - or any of my friends had ever had. I get stopped ALL the time and asked who does my hair. She cuts hair just as great. Never skip a blow out! She charges as much as she should for how talented she is. You are not paying for some stylists name that did some famous person you are paring for the highest quality cut and color. And she is not unreasonable at all. Plus she is just the sweetest person you could meet. She is always on time and gets you out on time.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Joanne for nine years now. I have strayed a couple times (nine years is a long time) ALWAYS run back to her hoping she will take me back and forgive me for trying someone less $$. She is the best colorist I have ever had TRUELY - or any of my friends had ever had. I get stopped ALL the time and asked who does my hair. She cuts hair just as great. Never skip a blow out! She charges as much as she should for how talented she is. You are not paying for some stylists name that did some famous person you are paring for the highest quality cut and color. And she is not unreasonable at all. Plus she is just the sweetest person you could meet. She is always on time and gets you out on time.

Pros: Great Colorist, On time, Best Hairstyle Advice

Cons: None

 

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