Hair Stylist for Thick Hair
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Hair Stylist for Thick Hair
After leaving my expensive stylist (haircut over $100) in SF, I have
been experimenting with stylists in Berkeley and Oakland with very
little luck. I have highlighted hair, very thick with LOTS of hidden
wave, which I wear 2-3 inches below my ears, usually in a modified
bob of sorts. I have thick bangs which have to be cut very carefully
(texturized but not cut too short) or they wing out like Farrah
Fawcett circa 1976. Does anyone have a recommendation for a stylist
who is good with very tricky hair with strong cowlicks and waves? It
would be a plus if they are also good with color and highlighting.
This person needs to be a good listener and be careful but not
fearful. My last cut was OK but too conservative; I'd like to look
updated but don't need to look edgy.
Need a change
Mele Alberta is the hair stylist for you. She is quite talented and
has been an hair stylist for many years. She has the ability to
discern what works and specializes in color and highlighting as
well as wavy hair. She has cut my hair and styled it and I'm very
happy with her. She listens to what you want and doesn't push what
she wants. She's at Jau Jou Studio at 3351 Grand Ave., Oakland.
Her number is 510-208-3449 and her cell number is 510-387-5154.
I have wavy hair that can be curly on a good day and awful
otherwise unless properly cut. For 10 years I have been going to
Elvia Bacuyani, who used to be at Ulee, then Topps, and now is the
owner of Skye Salon on Piedmont Avenue. She has wavy/curly hair
and has always known what to do with mine. She is phenomenal with
color and her salon features Bumble and Bumble, yum. Skye Salon is
4385 Piedmont Ave (near Pleasant Valley) 595-7593. The salon is
peaceful and relaxing and has a great back garden you can relax in
while your color is working.....
I recommend Diana Simon. I like my hipster haircut which she
figured out for me. I've got a lot of waves in my hair too. She
is great at color.
SIMON SAYS HAIR SALON
933A Central Avenue, Alameda, CA
Alameda, CA 04501
fun at artyowza.com
You might like Gail at Circle Salon in North Berkeley. She has been
cutting and highlighting my thick curly hair for 10 years and does
a great job.
Call her at 510-691-2052.
Priscilla at Coiffure Hut
(behind La Cocina Mexican & Orchid Siam
restaurants, next to Orinda Vet, across from the Orinda Library)
has been a great stylist for my family with thick hair. I just saw
her today and she's currently offering $13 haircuts (!) in light of
the economy. She's very friendly and listens to what you want. The
salon is on the older side but we're there for the haircut and not
for a fancy salon, hence, the great prices. I'm not sure if she
does highlighting but you can ask. Priscilla's phone number is
I highly recommend the Darin David Salon
on Solano in Albany. Darin, the
owner, is extremely energetic and acommodating. He has many years of
experience and his salon is clean and the prices are pretty reasonable.
Besides this, his salon is a one stop shop for other beauty services.
I have thick hair that is going grey/white. I currently highlight
it. I really need a hairdresser that is skilled at
cutting/styling thick hair and applying color. I have had so many
color disasters because my grey hair does not follow the rules.
It is very susceptable to going red/pink even when the colorist
insists they are putting a neutral color on. I am hoping to find
someone in West Contra Costa who is fairly reasonably prices.
I have very thick hair and I recommend Kipp, the owner of
Shattuck, at Rose St. (510) 549-3610 He has given me very easy care,
shoulder length, layered cuts. Book well in advance.
Too bad you don't want to go to Oakland. There's a terrific color
person there who really knows color. A friend of mine with the
thickest hair in the world swears by her: Z at
I have very, very thick hair. So thick that every stylist I've ever
been to has always told me it's the thickest they've ever seen and
strangers on the street have commented on it. For years now I've
been going to Matt Dixon at Jaujou Studio on Grand Ave. Contact info
and prices are listed on the stylists page on their website:
He has also colored my greying hair and does a fantastic job. He's
the first stylist I've ever had that said I could have the long hair
I've always wanted (everyone else said only short styles work with
thick hair). He does this cut called a ''disconnect'' where he cuts
a hidden shorter layer which helps keep my just past shoulder length
hair from feeling and looking heavy.
I highly recommend my hair stylist at Panache on College 843-3255 my
stylists name is Leana. She does a wonderful job on my sort of
curly/frizzy thick hair. Have tried several stylists from high end
places to mid and by far have gotten the best service and results
with Leana.She is very meticulous and listens to what I want. In
addition I just recently took my young daughter who has very thick
long hair (and dreads getting her hair trimmed b/c she has had some
hairstylists that were not gentle). After her shampoo and trim she
exclaimed ''I want to go there again!!'' (to the 'beauty parlor')
(after having to convince her to go!)--and I didn't pay the same fee
as for an adult cut.
I'm looking for a stylist who works well with Super-Thick, Course, Wavey Hair
(preferably in the East Bay). I've found recommendations on BPN for sytlists who are
great with thick curly hair, but they haven't worked for me. Without removing some of
the thickness, the styles just look bushy. Thanks.
I would try Ruby at ''Eclipxe'' in Berkeley on MLK. She is
wonderful. (510) 649-9131.
I highly recommend Susanne (pronounced Susannah) at
Moonshadow Salon on
Ashby just off of College, in the Elmwood section. I also have Super Thick Wavey
long hair, and she's just amazing - I've never had a cut that is this beautiful and
easy to manage. She is, by far, the best stylist I've ever been to! And she's sweet,
she taught me how to address some scalp issues I'd been having, and she gives
delicious head massages when she's washing my hair. I found her under
recommendations for Panache on the BPN but she's since moved to Moonshadow.
She charges about $45.
finally happy with my STW hair!
My hair is also thick and curly-I recently had a haircut at
Elixir on Hopkins by Mareya-she thinned it wonderfully, and it
was a great haircut. She really knows what she is doing. I think
her price is $60 now.
I like Kiki and Regina at Keter Salon
on 4th Street. If you
don't mind driving over to the Grand Lake vicinity, I recommend
Dawn at Weeds Salon. I have the same hair, and I have been on
a similar quest for years, so I look forward to seeing the
responses you get. Beware of anyone who suggests a ''lion's
Can anyone recommend a patient hair dresser who really knows how
to work with thick curly hair? I am looking for someone who is
style conscious and able to come up with suggestions that would
work specifically for me. I would love to find someone who is
also very good with hair color.
Alexander Pope College Ave
Darin David Salon Solano
David Oliver Salon SF
Elemental W. Berkeley
Hair Solano Albany (2)
Maru Hair Salon N. Berkeley
Phoenix Rising Montclair
Mr. Pinkwhistle SF
Right Angle Rockridge
Studio One Piedmont Av
Suite 102 Montclair
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