Karen Elson and Amanda Peet’s Hair Pro Shares Her San Francisco Hot Spots

When hair pro Michelle Snyder, formerly of Bumble and Bumble and Whittemore House, returned to her hometown of San Francisco a few years ago to open her very own salon, the New York clients who had come to rely on her signature cool-girl cuts with a retro spin were collectively dismayed. But NYC’s loss has been SF’s gain. At her Barrow Salon, Snyder is continuing to dole out ‘dos that have earned her a cultish following and celebrity fans like Zooey Deschanel, Karen Elson, and Amanda Peet, alongside a stellar team of creatives she handpicked, not to mention playing host to pop-up shops and regularly visiting talent. Anyone who has had the great fortune of being at the receiving end of Snyder’s shears knows that her personal style—vintage dresses and serious lipstick—is as worthy of accolades as her cuts. Here, the hair virtuoso shares some of her personal go-tos.

—Fiorella Valdesolo

THE EYEBROW GURU: Amanda Toscano
“My favorite eyebrow specialist is by far Amanda at Habit. She has an amazing eye for what constitutes the perfect arch on everyone. The best I’ve ever found.”

See waxhabit.com

THE KICK-ASS WORKOUT: El Niño

“I love El Niño MMA gym. I have been doing Thai boxing for six years, and this gym hands-down has the best workouts and the most eclectic group of people. It’s not for the weak…and that why I like it.”

See elninomma.com

THE SIGNATURE SCENT: Agent Provocateur

“Agent Provocateur. Always. I have been wearing this fragrance for about 10 years. It’s the perfect combination of rosy and sexy.”

See nordstrom.com

THE RESIDENT OUTFITTERS

“My favorite stores to shop are Reliquary for their beautiful Victorian jewelry and Ver Unica for their 1930s dress collection. I also love the Alameda flea market for clothes and household goods.”

See reliquarysf.com and verunicasf.com

THE BRUNCH STOP

“The best place for a boozy brunch on a Sunday is Thee Parkside. The chilaquiles are delish!”

See theeparkside.com

THE SKINCARE ADVISER: Anna Petras

“For all things complexion related—facials, Botox, laser, etc.—I go to Anna Petras, NP [aesthetic nurse practitioner] at Inner Image. She introduced me to SkinCeuticals Phyto +, which has really helped to improve my skin tone and texture.”

See innerimage.com

THE HAIR HELPERS: Eileen McCarthy at Barrow and Coby Alcántar at Little Axe Salon

“Eileen is my favorite. She is so good with all color, but her rich brunettes are perfection. And I see my friend Coby every time I’m back in New York. We have a thing where we always cut each other’s hair when we see each other.”

See barrowsalon.com and littleaxesalon.com

THE STRAND ESSENTIALS

“I am in love with R+Co Outer Space hairspray. It’s dry, so you can layer it, and it smells so delicious and earthy. Also, Oribe’s Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner is instant gratification in a bottle for beat-up hair.”

See randco.com and oribe.com

THE BEAUTY BASICS

“In Fiore has so many beautiful products, and they are local, which is great, but my favorites are their lip balm and eye balm. I love Kiehl’s vanilla and cedarwood body wash and Santa Maria Novella bath salts—I love all of their scents because they feel woodsy, hippie, and yummy. My all-time favorite red lipstick is Ruby Woo by MAC, but I’m also in love with Bésame lipstick! Their reds, which are inspired by styles from the 1920s to 1950s and which we sell at Barrow, are my favorite.”

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