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How To Get the Perfect Wedding-Day Hair

Several hours into her September 18th wedding reception, hairstylist Jennifer Solden started to think about bridal hairdos in a new way. Sure, her elaborate updo looked great, but as she danced into the wee hours her head started to ache from the weight of it. She left the event as Mrs. Erik Roggeveen and with a new perspective on wedding hairstyles. Today she has created three styles that look great, but acknowledge the reality of today’s weddings.

New Hair for the New Year

Split ends are so last year. Say hello to 2011 with a new look from SF's hip new salon, Jonvey

Co-owners Cameron Hinke and Kao Vey Saephanh go head-to-head as the only stylists at this Financial District salon, so you know you're getting the best service with every cut. Collectively, they have 20 years of experience from top salons in NYC and SF, and top brands including Matrix and Sebastian.  

Blowdryer Divorce: Is Wash and Go Hair Possible?

If you’re one of the lucky few possessed of tresses that look lovely air-dried and product-less or happen to be able to pull off semi-ironic bed head, you can stop reading. This post is not for you. You are free to go have fun with your perfect hair somewhere else. For the rest of us, there remains the question: must we remain tethered to our styling tools? Or is it possible to achieve the holy grail of hair: a wash and go style that actually looks good?

The subject came up recently in three separate conversations with three very different San Francisco hair stylists. Not surprisingly, each had his or her own opinion and preferred methods to offer up. The good news: there is hope. The reality: it’s probably going to cost you $300 or more.

Link Love: Joy Bianchi's Couture, Changes on Maiden Lane and more...

SF Luxe revels in Joy Bianchi’s private collection of vintage couture.

Adding to the spate of recent retail changes in Union Square, we hear Yves Saint Laurent will likely close on Maiden Lane.

There’s something incredibly creepy about jewelry made from human teeth.

Jewelry that’s much more appealing can be found in SF Indie Fashion’s coverage of Jessica Winzelberg’s debut collection.

Rent the Non-PC West Side Story, and the LSD-iest Hair (instead of the Tony-nominees)

The Tony Awards broadcast isn’t really a must-TiVo event. Watching TV about theater might not be exactly like dancing about architecture but its pretty off-the-mark too. After all, the theater may be not dead yet, but it ain't as popular as Netflix.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kevin Josephson on men’s style, Janice Dickenson and the Mayoral ‘Do

Since relocating to Los Angeles some 18 years ago after getting his start at San Francisco’s 77 Maiden Lane, celebrity hairstylist Kevin Josephson has built a celebrity following that includes Hugh Hefner, Anthony Hopkins, Janice Dickenson, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman and Virginia Madsen, to name a few. When he’s not making appearances on television shows such as Blow Out and The Girls Next Door, Josephson can be found perfecting the locks of Hollywood’s elite in his eponymous Beverly Hill salon.

How-To: Love Second-Day Hair

You washed. You styled. You may have even braided, teased, flat-ironed or piled. But after a night out and the hard-won sleep that followed, that foxy ‘do is sporting a serious hair hangover.

Instead of washing and styling anew, we asked hair experts Ashley Smith and Margaret Lippert of Oxenrose Salon for a quick and easy second-day hair solution to get our slept-on locks back in business in no time. 

Their advice: work hair into a soft, messy bun. All you need is your hands and five large bobby pins.

Finally: Gavin’s Mane Secret Revealed

We were glad to learn we aren’t the only ones who’ve pondered the substance responsible for Mayor Gavin Newsom’s ever-so-neatly coiffed ‘do. The product or products behind the mayoral mane’s enviable hold and impressively uniform shape have intrigued us for years. Finally, today we have the answer. And we have none other than Ryan Seacrest to thank.

Seacrest opened his KIIS-FM radio program yesterday morning not with queries probing his guest’s political aspirations, but with this far more personal question: “What is that product that you put in your slick, shiny hair?”

How To: Style Sexy Valentine’s Day Hair

For advice on creating fabulously foxy hair for Valentine's Day, we turned to local stylist Frankee Uno. Here are her tricks of the trade for perfecting two classic styles.

Romantic curls

-    Start by applying a thermal protectant (Uno recommends S-Factor Heat Defender) to wet hair.
-    Power dry hair using a back and forth motion until it’s completely dry. Using a brush isn’t necessary.
-    Divide hair evenly into small sections and secure in place with sectioning clips.

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