Author Archive | Brigid Barry

The Best Places for a Helping Hand in 2016

The stylists at this Union Square salon share a look of undone glamour: red lipstick, shaggy bangs, wood-soled platforms, and tattoos galore. These protégées of owner Michelle Snyder, the mane magician behind the locks of Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, and Sienna Miller, staff a salon known for its effortlessly cool cuts (from $100) and envy-inducing color (from $110), including ombré balayage, razor-cut bobs, sun-kissed highlights, and tousled lobs. Bonus: The wallpaper-swathed bathroom is among the most Instagram-worthy in the city (and serves as the backdrop for countless “after” selfies).
Runner-up: Taylor/Monroe
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This Crazy New Hair Dye Trend I Tried Finally Lets Brunettes Have Some Fun

“Oil slick” hair is the crazy-colorful new hair trend dreamed up by celebrity stylist Aura Friedman of the Sally Hershberger Salon. The iridescent tone, which also goes by the name “duck feather,” layers bright purples, lush greens and bold blues to create the look of gasoline on the ground after a wild storm. Plus, because you don’t have to drastically lighten your locks, it’s healthier for your hair too.I turned to Barrow Salon in San Francisco for the job. Helmed by celeb hairstylist Michelle Snyder (she’s sheared A-listers including Zooey Deschanel, Sienna Miller and Zoe Kravitz), the salon is on the pulse of what’s new and next. Color genius Shelly Cross was in charge of my hair makeover.
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7 Pros Share Their Top Busy-Mom Beauty Tips

Never-ending to-do lists. Understandably, looking pulled-together in the beauty department can often take backseat to more pressing responsibilities. That’s where some super useful expert advice comes in. Yep, we’ve tapped seven accomplished beauty professionals—all of whom are fab mothers, as well—to dish on their go-to hair and makeup tips for busy moms like yourselves. From a tried-and-tested dry shampoo that costs less than a latte to a cuticle cream that’ll help make your manicure last, these products and routines are as easy to incorporate as 1-2-3.
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The Classic San Francisco Guide

There’s one thing every one of Michelle Snyder’s clients has in common: they’re fiercely loyal. And it makes sense, too, as her taste level is unmatched and her cuts are legendary. The salon itself has a small library and a minimalist vibe, making it a great place to spend a few hours while your highlights cook.

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10 Haircuts S.F. Stylists Are Calling The “Next Lob”


There’s no ignoring the fact that the wavy, shoulder-length hairstyle known as the “lob” has been sweeping California salons for quite a while now. The cut, popularized by famed L.A. stylist Anh Co Tran, is a ubiquitous ‘do in S.F. — seen on everyone from local bloggers to tech power players.

But, if you ask us, it’s high time to see what’s next. After some solid seasons in the spotlight for the lob, we’re ready to explore a new cut. Which is why we’ve tapped 10 S.F. stylists to give us the scoop on what they think everyone in the city will be asking for soon. Whether it’s a ’90s-style Linda Evangelista pixie or a blunt cut with bangs, these styles may just have you saying goodbye to the lob come fall.


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Behind The Scenes At A HOT S.F. Salon

We have to be honest — our hair has never been happier than when it’s in the hands of Michelle Fiona. The talented stylist and now business owner has mad tress game and considers many a celeb (even everyone’s favorite coiff icon Zooey Deschanel) among her impressive client list. And, since packing up from NYC and moving West (back to her home turf, S.F), she’s opened up the game-changing Barrow Salon in FiDi. This spot is truly a cut above the rest, from its gaggle of stylists all the way down to its hard-to-find, ahead-of-the-curve products (oh hi,R+Co!).

So, we ventured to the salon to talk shop and style with Michelle and gang — and, while we were visiting, scored some seriously hot styling insight. If you fancy some sick lock inspiration, you’ve come the right place.

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Eight San Francisco Salons for the Perfect Summer Haircut

Barrow Salon: Another salon with fashion roots and focus is this relative newcomer on the border of FiDi and Union Square. Founder and stylist Michelle Snyder was criss-crossing the nation to cut and style hair for fashion magazines (and her celebrity clients) for years before returning to her SF roots to open her salon. These days, her schedule is packed, and booking ahead is obligatory. But fear not if you can’t get under her shears soon enough because resident stylist Shelly Cross knows more than a thing or two about styling locks (she’s also a regular at fashion shoots). Cuts at Barrow range from $85 to $135.

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9 New Get-Glam Spots In S.F.

It’s not every day you get a celebrity hair stylist-turned-salon owner to post up in S.F. While Barrow Salon opened up last May, the new-ish tress venue is quickly becoming one of the city’s premiere salons. And, we can see why: Owner Michelle Synder (also known as Michelle Fiona) has built a solid reputation cutting and styling for Amanda Peet, Karen Elson, and Zooey Deschanel (dream bangs, anyone?). Barrow Salon (named after the West Village street) brought her big-city intel and talent back to her hometown, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

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