Hairdreams Open House

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We Love our Carmichael Salon Clients

Happy New Year to all the familiar faces that make Carmichael Salon & Color Bar feel like home! We’ve settled in to our new location at 166 Geary St, 5th Floor, and we’re eager to thank all of you for your continued loyalty as we grow here in Union Square.  We’ve expanded our service menu, gained new skills, and added fresh talent to our team. All the while we couldn’t have done it without YOU, and to show our appreciation we are hosting 3 weeks of fun rewards and pampering.

Jan 25th – Feb 4th: Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us and wear a bit of red.

Place your wishes for the coming year on our wall of good luck.

Receive a goodie bag of traditional Chinese fortunes and give-aways.

Traditional New Year’s foods and jasmine tea.

Red envelopes filled with Carmichael cash to use towards your services.

Friday Feb 3rd: Hairdreams will be joining Sandy to provide personal in-depth consultations about the Art of Hair Extension. The 15 minute service (must book in advance) enters you into a raffle to win hair strands.

Feb 7th – 11th: Celebrate and love yourself – be our date for Valentines! Anytime during that week, post a Valentines wish on our Facebook Wall and be entered into another raffle for 1 month of free salon services!

Wednesday Feb 8th -Celebrate your unique Carmichael hair color with a fun custom shirt to match.

Thursday Feb 9th – Bring a girlfriend and have a girl’s day of glamour. After your blow-out and make-up session, we’ll snap your photo while you vamp on the red carpet. Your new guest will receive 50% off their service as well. Talk about star treatment!

Friday Feb 10th – Do you love the floral arrangements in the salon? Take a piece of that home with you on this day. Each guest will receive a red rose, curtesy of F’loreal.

Saturday Feb 11th – Pop the bubbly, we’ll be closing the week with a bang! Invite a friend who has never been to the salon and that guest will receive 50% their service. Put down that new years resolution already and enjoy red velvet cupcakes and appetizers.

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Holiday Hours

During November and December our days and hours of operation will change. We’ll be taking a few vacation days off, but also adding weekdays to accommodate you. Thanks for sticking with us to get party-pretty, we appreciate your business!

November – Thanksgiving Week

Open – Monday, Nov. 21st – 10am to 6pm

Open – Tuesday, Nov. 22nd – 10am to 6pm

Open – Wednesday, Nov. 23rd – 10am to 6pm

Closed – Thursday, Nov. 24th to Saturday, Nov. 28th


Open Tuesdays – 10am to 6pm

Christmas Week

Open – Tuesday, Dec. 20th – 10am to 6pm

Open – Wednesday, Dec. 21st – 10am to 6pm

Open – Thursday, Dec. 22nd – 10am to 6pm

Open – Friday, Dec. 23rd – 10am to 6pm

Open – Saturday, Dec. 24th – 10am to 4pm

Closed – Dec. 25th to Jan. 4th

Also, mark your calendars for our Grand Opening party on Thursday, January 26th 2012! More details TBA.

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Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Rebekah Nummer shared this recipe from one of her favorite cookbooks, Hay Day Country Market Cookbook by Kim Rizk.

I love prepping this salsa the day before Thanksgiving. It is a light and easy snack when served with sweet potato or blue corn chips before your feast. It is amazing with your turkey dinner and to die for on your left-over turkey sandwiches!


makes two cups
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
    • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined, and chopped into a few large pieces
    • 1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 1/2 small juice orange, unpeeled, scrubbed, quartered, and seeded
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt
  1. Combine the onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Add the cranberries, orange quarters, vinegar, sugar and orange juice, and pulse until uniformly coarse and chunky.
  3. Season to taste with salt.
  4. Allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes for the flavors to develop.
  5. Refrigerate salsa until it is thoroughly chilled, 2 hours.
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Best of the Bay Update

Big thanks to everyone that voted for Carmichael Salon and stylists in this year’s Best of the Bay poll by San Francisco Bay Guardian. The issue will hit newsstands next Wednesday, July 27th and we are looking forward to checking out all the winners. Couldn’t help but notice that there were some interesting categories to choose from (best fetish shop?!) and we hope you had as much fun as we did mentioning your favorite local businesses.

To show our appreciation we held a raffle for anyone that cast their vote, and right now we are busily collecting the names from our blog and Facebook wall. SO MANY VOTES, SO LITTLE TIME!

The winner of our raffle will receive a month of Carmichael Salon services, and we’ll announce the lucky recipient on the same day as SFBG announces their winners, Wednesday July 27th. Stay Tuned!

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Best of the Bay – Make Your Vote Count

There’s exciting news for our fans! The SF Bay Guardian is collecting votes for their annual BEST OF THE BAY awards, and now there is more reason than ever to cast your vote for “best salon”, “best hairstylist”, and “best of the best.”

We are holding a raffle for voters and the winner will receive 1 month of hair services at Carmichael Salon! After you cast your vote you can enter in 1 of 3 easy ways:

  1. Become our fan on Facebook and post “I voted for Carmichael Salon in Best of the Bay” on our wall.
  2. No Facebook account? No problem, simply leave the same message as a comment for this blogpost.
  3. If you submit your vote while you’re at the salon we’ll put your name directly into our raffle jar.

The voting ends on June 29th, so vote early and vote from all your devices (computer, laptop, smartphone, etc). If you have any questions contact us at or call (415) 409-2353.

VOTE at the SF Bay Guardian website:


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San Francisco Beauty Expo

This upcoming weekend several members of Carmichael Salon will be competing in the SF Beauty Expo! This event is a fundraiser for SF Fashion Week during August, and is hosted by the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance (SFFMA).  A team of 1 stylist and 1 makeup artist will create an original avant-garde look for the models who will be walking the runway in designs by up and coming designers.  After the looks are created a panel of judges will decide which team walks away with the glory!

We are excited to show off our creativity and talent during this night of beauty and fashion. If you are a fellow member of the beauty industry this will be a fabulous networking event as well! Its all happening Saturday, May 28, 2011, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available online for $10 and $12 at the door. The dress code calls for fashionably chic. We’ll see you there!

Visit the beauty expo website for more details

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