CONGRATS DESIREE!

Earlier this summer, a client of mine, said "I DO" to the man of her dreams! It is always a wonderful feeling to be apart of such a loving day:) I love how elegant and timeless her look is! She also had balyage for the first time right before the wedding. The golden tones are stunning with her skin tone! 

Photograph by Brooke Porter Color/Style by Cristi B  

Photograph by Brooke Porter

Color/Style by Cristi B

 

Balayage

BAYALAGE: French meaning "to sweep." A hair coloring technique; Color is painted on by hand in a sweeping motion moving from base ends of hair.

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Color by Cristi Britton at Alcheme Salon in SF.

Braids | FKA Twigs

My latest braid muse has been the one and only FKA Twigs! (duh) Not only does she have the most beautiful hair texture, but she is confident enough to play with it! She experiments with shape, style and texture to create looks that accent her individuality, and set her apart from the rest. If you are interested in trying a new style of braid – please send me a private message or leave a comment below! 

Love,

Cristi B.

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Davines: Finest Pigments

Anyone who has ever sat in my chair can tell you how passionate I am about product choice.I believe in products with high quality ingredients and performance. And I expect the same quality from the company itself, and only choose to support businesses with beautiful ethics and standards. Davines has always been a company that stands out from the rest. And here are just a few reasons why:

"By creating beauty sustainably, we encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live & work, of the things they love."

"Quality to us means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee our customers’ safety. Quality is also intended by all of us, by our partners and consumers as quality of life.

At Davines, we dare to do what we believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave our path. This gives us the freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people. Our work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. It is what enables us to create what we call life-enhancing projects." (Davines)

My favorite product: Finest pigments. A color enhancing, conditioning, gloss that is good for everyone!

This product is made from 95-98% natural derived ingredients (think saffron for natural golden tones) This treatment will seal down your hair cuticle leaving a soft, shiny feel. This treatment is great for leveling the tone of your hair, and great for processed ends. It is also great for virgin hair to add some spice without the chemicals. 

FEBRUARY PRICES:

ADD ON TO COLOUR SERVICE: $15

TREATMENT W/O BLOWOUT: $45

TREATMENT W/ BLOWOUT: $65

Ultraviolet

Every year, trends evolve into something beyond its inspired roots. In 2014, the color purple had its moment in the world of hair.  Usually, looks that are 'trending' appeal to me as much as a shoe that is one–size–fits–all. 

 I tend to gravitate more towards looks that are an accent to the individual, rather than styles that are 'popular.'

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Hair by Cristi

Hair by Cristi

However, last year when Lavenders, Violets, Lilacs hair tones began popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest, I couldn’t help myself – I got the purple bug too.

One artist who constantly inspires and influences me when I am working with the color purple is Isabelle Collin Dufrense. She was a comrade of Andy Warhol, and was nicknamed Ultra Violet because of her violet hair, which after time became her trademark. She was an incredible woman who was the muse of Salvador Dali, and played many roles in Andy Warhol’s films while evolving into an artist. I salute Ultra Violet, who recently passed away in June 2014.

   

 

 

I have a feeling that Purple’s moment in hair is just beginning, and that it will continue to be big into 2015. If you are entertaining the thought of going Purple, please call me or book a consultation! I would love to hear more about your connection to the hue, and how you would like to make it yours.

Bay Area A-List

Hey everyone! 

Major thanks to all my fabulous clients for nominating me for 'Best Hair Color' on the 2015 Bay Area A-List! This is a true labor of love, and I greatly appreciate your support. When you have the moment, please vote for me for 'Best Hair Color' here:

http://sf.cityvoter.com/cristi-britton/biz/693173

Thank you!!!

Cristi B.

Holiday Hair

Happy Holidays, beauty! If you are looking for a gorgeous yet simple up-do for your holiday party or dinner with the family, try this glamour wave braided bun for a relaxed elegant look. To get your perfect holiday hair, book a blowout Posh Salon and Blowdry Boutique in San Francisco! We will take care of your lovely trestles and have you ready for the New Year!