by Gina Goff - 6741 Reviews - 27 List
A decade ago, frizzy-haired girls rejoiced at the news of a magical Japanese hair treatment that promised to turn their unruly tresses into straight, shiny locks. The catch? High prices and flat, lifeless hair. Enter the Brazilian Blowout, a new keratin treatment that costs a fraction of Japanese straightening and delivers wash-and-go hair for up to 3 months?but without compromising body or natural curls and waves. Celebs like Nicole Ritchie and Lindsay Lohan are already singing its praises. Here, we give you the best salons in San Francisco for your own transformation into a Brazilian beauty (or well-coiffed inmate, as the case may be).
Updated: July 26, 2010
This Union Square salon became famous as the Japanese thermal reconditioning experts of the Bay Area, so it only stands to reason that they?d get on the Brazilian Blowout bandwagon early. Treatments start at $350, but prices vary by hair length and texture.
Fashion-forward and impeccably coiffed whether for date night or a board meeting, the ladies who frequent Blow's styling-only salons (in the Marina and the Financial District) know the power of good hair. Brazilian Blowout treatments start at just $180.
One of the better bargains in town, this Polk Street salon may not be fancy but it is clean and competent. Brazilian Blowouts average just $280, and the salon often runs specials for as low as $220, so call ahead to ask about deals.
This Cow Hollow salon was among the first in the city to offer the Brazilian Blowout, and it now serves as SF's educational academy for other local stylists who want to learn the process. The price of the treatment is a flat $350, no matter what length or type of hair.