Best Places For A Brazilian Blowout On The Peninsula

July 3, 2013 11:15 AM

Considered by many hair professionals as the world’s most effective hair-smoothing treatment, the Brazilian Blowout remains to be one of the summer’s hottest hair trends.The hair-smoothing treatment used by many high-profile celebrities, like Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lopez, continues to be in hot demand throughout the entire Bay Area. Despite being one of the most talked-about hair treatments, the Brazilian Blowout has had its share of controversy and interested consumers must understand what chemicals are used in the process and the risks involved. An alternative formula known as Brazilian Blowout Zero+ is a good option and a consultation with a hair expert is highly recommended. The following are five of the best Brazilian Blowouts in the San Francisco Peninsula, all certified platinum salons from Brazilian Blowout.

2100 Gordon Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 561-9788

Locally owned and operated by former Silicon Valley executive Rosemary Camposano, Halo is a highly acclaimed blow dry bar, with three Peninsula locations. In addition to nicely priced Brazilian Blowouts, other hair treatments from the menu include keratin smoothing treatments and deep conditioning using Moroccan oil. Frequent customers can receive discounts through the membership program or through a referral program. The business has been featured in several Bay Area publications and has consistently ranked among the Peninsula’s best from its large customer base. One reason is Ms. Camposano’s efforts to ensure each and every customer has the greatest experience at one of her locations.

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Julian Chase Salon and Spa
2343 Birch St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 321-7025

Just minutes from Stanford Shopping Center, Julian Chase Salon is Brazilian Blowout’s top rated and only platinum salon in Palo Alto. The salon has been in business for more than 15 years, serving Palo Alto and the surrounding Bay Area communities, including Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and the Portola Valley. Julian Chase offers 20 percent off of all services for first-time clients. In addition to its top-rated hair and makeup services, its highly regarded spa services include skin care, waxing, massage treatments and body treatments.

La Diva Hair Salon
12 San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-2020

Led by creative director and master stylist Eda Ozce, La Diva is one of the highest-rated Peninsula salons based upon client reviews. Many of its award-winning staff specialize in both the Brazilian Blowout and Zero+ hair treatments. La Diva also offers a number of Brazilian Blowout products, including Acai Shine and Shield Spray, Acai Restorative Sculpt and Brazilian Blowout shampoos and conditioners. In addition to hair coloring, hair extensions and wedding makeovers, La Diva offers blowout parties with a soothing hair wash and signature blow dry for every guest of a birthday or bachelorette party inside the salon.

Mizu Salon
300 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-2088

For customers interested in an extravagant Brazilian Blowout on the coastal side of the Peninsula, Mizu Salon is the only platinum-rated salon in Half Moon Bay. Mizu is a full-service hair and facial salon whose other services include weddings, special occasions and airbrush tanning. In addition to the Brazilian Blowout, the salon’s menu features hair retexturing, keratin complex smoothing therapy, HiLites and formal design. Mizu recently won the best overall hair/makeup/outfits award at Aveda’s Annual Trashion Show.

Trio Salon
333 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 347-9787

Located in Burlingame’s central shopping district, Trio Salon is the community’s top rated salon by Brazilian Blowout. In business for more than 20 years, Trio has several amongst its staff of more than 35 hairstylists who specialize in hair-smoothing treatments and Kerastase treatments. Among the products used at this highly rated Peninsula salon are Shu Uemura and Kerastase. In addition to Brazilian Blowouts, the salon offers updos, the Yuko System, perms and extensions.

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