For hair cut, color and styling services that come with Bay views, a garden setting and the freedom to choose the music tinkling or blaring (your choice, natch) from the speakers during your time in the chair, look no further than Union Square’s newly-opened Johnny Bueno Color Studio.
“I basically look at my studio as a great place to do hair, but it’s also an art piece,” says Bueno, a master colorist whose resume includes four years at San Francisco’s Atelier Emmanuel and training at London’s Aveda Academy and Toni&Guy in France.
Step inside newly re-launched King Street salon Vim and Vigor, and the first thing you’re likely to notice about the club-like interiors are walls strewn with what, from afar at least, appear to be undulating tendrils of hair. But take a few steps closer, and you’ll find the swirling lines are actually mane-like fibers embedded in the walls. And thank the styling gods for that. The real deal could easily have had the unintended effect of creeping us out long before we were able to learn about the salon’s all-star team of stylists, trendy Brazilian Blowout service and signature cutting technique.