771 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410837.789910 -122.409925
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast
Hair Straightenning – I've been getting my hair straightened for about 8 years now by Reiko at the Grooming Place. She is the real deal. Her products are top of the line Japanese hair care, and she's really inexpensive compared to other salons (I've discovered the best conditioner ever through her - a Japanese brand called ). I have long, coarse, naturally wavy hair, and after the process it's shiny, slick straight and healthy.
I've turned on about 7 other women to the process of Japanese Reconditioning, and all of us are addicted....it's changed our lives by adding hours since we don't have to blowdry anymore! Additionally, Reiko is a really nice person and not annoying like some hair stylists. I definitely recommend her, but come early to find a parking spot and bring quarters for the metered parking).
Great Japanese Hair Straightening – I have been getting my hair straightened at a nice salon on Fillmore once a year for the last several years. They do a nice job but I pay over $600 plus tip for the straightening and it takes about 5 hours. I saw this place on City Search and even though I was a little apprehensive since I didn?t know much about the place I decided to go ahead and try it. And now I am so glad I took the risk. She did the exact same procedure but it took her less than 3 hours and she charged me $300 which is half of what I usually pay. I don?t know how she is able to charge so much less since she uses the same straightening system as the nice salons. Maybe it?s because she works so fast and it?s her own salon. Either way I am so glad I went to her and I will definitely go back. Thanks Reiko!
Love this place!! – I tried straightening my hair at this place. Reiko is very experienced and has GREAT skills for straightening!!
I am very happy with my hair now. It is so nice that my hair is shiney, smooth, and easy to take care of. I don't have to worry about the weather anymore!
The BEST Japanese straightening salon in the city!!! – I've been straightening my hair for seven years now and I've never been to a better hair salon than the Grooming Place. I've tried different salons, including those in Japan Town, but found that their carelessness and inferior techniques badly damaged my hair. When I first went to the Grooming Place two years ago, my hair was seriously damaged and I feared that I wouldn't be able to straighten my hair anymore. But Reiko quickly put my mind at ease. I was very impressed with her expertise and attention to detail. Thanks to Reiko, I now have beautiful, straight, healthy hair. And she also cuts and styles hair beautifully. I have received many compliments on my hair since I started going to the Grooming Place. And for the excellent results, you can't beat the reasonable prices. There are only two small things to be aware of: sometimes parking can be a bit challenging, but I'm usually able to find parking on Pine Street; and Reiko's English can be a bit limited -- she and I will chat for a little and then I usually read a magazine or book while she finishes working on my hair. All and all, I HIGHLY recommend this place.
the BEST salon in Bay Area – I've been there for 8 years since she opened this salon. I originally have strong curly hair and can't live without her STRAIGHTENING system!! I tried a few different salons in San Francisco, but didn't work at all and my hair sometimes got curlier even though I went there to get my hair straight. Since Reiko's straightening system is perfect and my hair looks natural, most of my friends got shocked when they found out my hair was so curly originally. Her hair cut skill is also excellent. Before I knew her, my hair looked great at the salon, but a few days later, it was so hard to manage. It's never happened since Reiko started cutting my hair. Without a hair dryer, my hair is manageable and looks good. $250-300 for hair sounds expensive. However, it takes 4 hours to get done. Moreover, other salons charge more with less satisfaction. Trust me, you can never go to other salons once you know her and her straightening system.
Great quality, service, and price!! This place is the best! – Are you looking for the best beauty salon which satisfy all your needs? Look no further. This is the right place to go. Reiko is the best beautician I have ever met. Her hair cut and coloring skills are excellent and I am always happy with the result. She is very experienced and knows exactly what you want. Facial treatment is also recommended at this place. I especially love the non-chemical peeling. I have very sensitive skin but this facial is very gentle and makes my skin very silky! And the price is $70 for 90 minutes facial! I spent $200 on different spas and did not get the enough treatment. I really love this place!
Excellent Straightening – This is the place to go in San Francisco for straightening. Reiko gets the job done and done well in half the time and for half the price (3 hours for less than $300). Since I don't speak Japanese and her English is only so-so, we typically talk a little about hair and then she hands me some magazines. I bring a book and you might want to do the same. I'm hooked for life!
Best kept secret for haircut in the city!!!! – I've been going to Reiko at Grooming Place for the past 4 years. She was recommended by my friend and since then, I've been spreading the word to all my friends plus to all the people who have commented on my haircut! I'm always impressed by her precise haircut and the most natural and flattering highlights she gives me. I understand that she's had extensive experience in Tokyo before she opened her salon here in the city. And are you ready for the best part...at $35 a haircut, it's an amazing deal!! I've been spending $75 and up for haircuts downtown..and this was 4 years ago!! I have yet to try her Japanese Hair Straightening System which is her specialty, and for $200+, I believe it's the best deal in town. So there. The secret's out!
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