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Elevations Salon & Cafe - 22 Reviews - 451 Bush St, San Francisco, CA - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (415) 392-2969

Elevations Salon & Cafe

451 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-2969
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I highly recommend Michelle for color and Leslie for a haircut. Michelle gives me beach blond highlights that get sooo many compliments and are the best I've had in Texas or Calif...


how come after you pay all that money, nobody wants to even dry your hair, they just send you to a corner where you need to dry your own hair. I think this is ridicilous. Also th...

Michelle for color; Leslie for a cut... 4/25/2008

I highly recommend Michelle for color and Leslie for a haircut. Michelle gives me beach blond highlights that get sooo many compliments and are the best I've had in Texas or California. Leslie's ""bedside manner"" is terrific. She spends the necessary time on a consultation, and I come out with long, subtle layers that have great shape and movement. Both Michelle and Leslie are immensely talented, kind, and pleasant. more

masumi oride is the best! 3/15/2008

Masumi did thermal conditioning on my hair, and it came out STUNNING! My hair has never looked so shiny and healthy. I swear by her talents and highly recommend her. more

Marisa= Eyebrow and MakeUp Perfection 7/23/2007

I've always done my eyebrows myself and either over-tweezed or let them get out of control, I decited to have a specialist shape them. Marisa at Elevation salon did an amazing job. She even gave me a complimentary make-up touch up so I looked great when I left the salon. Now every 4 weeks I go in to have her clean up my arch on my lunch break and it's one less thing I have to worry about in my crazy life. Everyone should treat themselves to this experiance. I'll be back for make-up lessons from Marisa soon!! Pros: Tru Cosmetics Cons: Nothing more

Atis (color) & Russ (cut) are the best! 6/14/2007

Atis (for highlights - especially good for blonds) & Russ (for cuts) are FANTASIC! I HIGHLY recommend both! I have only positive things to say about my overall salon experience at Elevations & I have been a client now for over two years. more

Best Salon Hair Color 5/27/2007

I'm surprised no one has raved about Jane yet! She has been coloring my hair the perfect blonde for years now. My hair used to be short because it would always break before I found Jane (through Allure mag.) because I like to be really blonde but, she has managed to give me my favorite color without it breaking. Now my hair is acutally shiny and healthy and past my shoulders!! Her color is always consistent, my hair has lots of, as she puts it ""dimension"", I always get compliments, I just love it, and her. I don't cut my hair very often but when I do it looks great too, but if you are looking for perfect color, see Jane. more

Amended review 5/18/2007

My colorist left to go to another salon. The facility itself is very sleek and modern. The prices are a bit high and, unfortunately, I didn't really feel comfortable enough with any of the other staff that I worked with to continue there after my colorist moved. more

Finally....gorgeous color that ROCKS! 5/15/2007

Having just moved here from LA, i was very worried i would have a hard time replacing my old colorist. Well...i found the perfect place at Elevation Salon. I did alot of research online looking at different salons in the city and i'm very fussy and particular about the color of my hair. Pros: Very experienced colorists more

attentive staff and excellent colorist 5/11/2007

As soon as I walked in, the receptionist and staff greeted me and took me to change. They even offered me something to drink from their cafe. Masumi colored my hair beautifully. The color has lasted and hasn't changed. My hair is glowing, and I've gotten many compliments! Highly recommended! more

Atis is the best kept secret 5/10/2007

Atis is the best colorist in San Francisco ,I moved to SF from NYC and went to the best colorist in NYC ,I have to say Atis out did my old colorist highlights . I have been so happy with my hair .. If your looking for a colorist call him you need him. Pros: Great Service more

Best colorist in San Francisco...maybe the entire west coast. 4/10/2007

I just had my hair colored by Marie and I must say that I have never had such a beautiful color job. She was able to give me the contrast and depth that I sought without any of the ""reds"" that like to creep into my hair. She really knows her stuff and has an amazing eye for color and sense for what should be done. Pros: Excellent job by colorist Cons: costly but worth it more

best colorist Marie, best stylist Ron Lee 2/6/2007

After admiring my friend's beautiful hair for years, I finally asked her who it was she went to for cut/color. I was skeptical about whether they could do the same for me, but was really impressed with the results. My boyfriend didn't want me to change my hair color, but had to admit how great and natural it looked once I had it done. It's worth the extra money to go to someone like Ron or Marie because they *know* what they are doing. Just make sure you can afford them, because it would be a shame not to be able to maintain the look... more

Cedric Rocks! 1/9/2007

Cedric is new to Elevation Salon, but she's been cutting my hair for years now and I looove her! Friendly and uber-talented, her last cut garnered huge praise, including one ""That's the best haircut I've ever seen!"" No kidding. My boyfriend loves the cut she gave him too. This woman is well worth it! Pros: Cedric! more

Trendy Salon-Decent Service 8/29/2006

This salon has a cafe with coffe and snacks which makes the wait at a salon a little more tolerable. The service was good and my colorist and stylist were knowledgable and attentive. I left the salon with hair that was ""ok"" I guess this beats leaving with a ""bad"" hair cut or color. Pros: Ambience, location Cons: parking, prices more

ron is the best hair stylist 6/16/2006

i've been going to see ron from elevations for 5 years now, and i simply cannot see any other hairstylist. when i have gone to other hairstylists, i end up calling ron immediately the following day to ask him for a emergency fix-it appointment. ron gives wonderful recommendations on what hairstyles would look best on me, and his haircuts can range from traditional to very artistic and stylized, depending on what you're looking for. my hair's super straight, and he gives it body, and i've also seen him work on super curly hair, and he's somehow able to tame that too. i've also gotten my hair colored at elevations... i don't remember who did it, but she did an excellent job as well. Pros: great, talented hair stylists Cons: it'll cost you a few dollars, no free parking in the area, sometimes difficult to get appointments more

Great service, too many people standing around 11/8/2005

I've been coming here for 3 years to see Todd. I get a great style every time. Jane has coloured my hair many times and I have always been completely satisfied. Both of them are engaging and I have never perceived them to be snobby. I do find the people standing around doing nothing to be a turn off, although they are not as ""cool"" and disinterested as the receptionists. Still that won't stop me coming here. Pros: Todd, Jane Cons: too cool receptionist more

they do not dry your hair! 10/20/2005

how come after you pay all that money, nobody wants to even dry your hair, they just send you to a corner where you need to dry your own hair. I think this is ridicilous. Also there is a huger turnover, i saw three different stylists there in a year, and finally gave up when the third one left too. Pros: convenient location Cons: DO NOT DRY YOUR HAIR! more

User review by clear 3/9/2005

I just sent in a review but forgot to fill out the above rating. more

my hair loves it! (and me too) 3/7/2005

I recommend hair colorist Melissa Wagner. She is an experienced professional and makes you hair very beautiful . Cindy Viola who cuts my hair is precise and excellent. I am always very happy with the way my hair looks since I met them ! I have never found any of the staff here to be snobbish , honestly ! There is a cafe that has good food if you need a nosh. The only criticism I have is the interior is too bright and white and it is very hard on my eyes. Pros: excellent color, excellent cuts, yummy lunsh/snacks Cons: white gkaring walls , more bathrooms more

Awesome Highlights! 3/7/2005

I would say that some of the staff here simply rocks, like Melissa Wagner, who is the best colorist in San Francisco, period. She is simply amazing, and very creative. Her looks are truly worth the money, and she is really fun and friendly. I wish the rest of Elevations staff was as cool. The reception people are very cold. And weird. Pros: Good Color/Highlights, Friendly, Good location Cons: Reception, Atmosphere more

User review by nuttinga 3/5/2005

I've been going to Elevations ever since my colorist moved there. I would follow her to the moon, but fortunately I only had to follow her to one of the nicest, calmest, most efficient salons I've ever been to. more
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  • In Short
    This sky-lit warehouse of a salon with light-gray concrete poles and floors is lined with 32 sleek hair stations and softened by the cheerful bustle of nearly 20 hair...

  • 2/8/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Wed-Thu: 10am-4pm, Sat: 10am-4pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Northeast