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07/06/10Provided by Citysearch
Selida Cazares is absolutely amazing!! She has been doing my hair for 8 years now and I will never go to anyone else. About 2 years ago I wanted a change and asked her to cut my really long, super thick hair into some type of bob. She gave me the most incredible bob and I have not wanted to change it since. My color and cut is perfect every time and I literally have people complimetning my hair and asking to take pictures of the cut all the time!! She was able to make my super thick hair into a perfectly falling bob and very few hair stylists can do that. If you go to Selida, you will have a life long hair stylist who can work with any style and hair type and work wonders!
10/05/09Provided by Citysearch
I am not your typical client who belongs to Alcheme. My hair is exceedingly high maintenance; I have coarse, textured, 'ethnic' hair similar to that of a lion's mane.
Prior to experiencing this sanctuary, I had tatty experiences with many stylists who were unable to execute the right cut, or administer a proper solution for my type of hair. The results nearly always left me irritated, feeling insecure about anyone grazing my hair with a pair of shears, and with an unpleasant-to-look-at hair cut.
Frustrated with having to style and cut my hair on my own for years after, I decided to take a risk after having been given an exclusive invitation to Alcheme. What I received was a sculpted cut that emphasized every positive facet of my face, and hair treatments that made my hair feel like pure spun silk - a complete transformation from my coarsely tossed lion's mane.
Additionally, during my first visit: I was immediately dazzled with Alcheme's lofty sunlit environment, which was unexpectedly slathered with sumptuously painted canvases, fragrant foliage and the warm hospitality of the staff. All in opposition to the illustrations that danced around in my head prior to my visit.
I am a performing artist; my hair's plays an essential role in my image, brand and identity. Today, I love my locks, but I adore this salon for its top grade expertise, exceptional service and craftsmanship. The staff are truly creative alchemists who invent custom styles which correspond to the needs of each client - regardless of the challenge! And its unique atmosphere is...an added reward! Unequivocally, Alcheme is THE superlative salon in the City of San Francisco.
San Francisco's #1 Professional Hair Salon is definitely ""Alcheme Salon!"" Angela (CEO) of Alcheme Salon is the most well known professional stylist in San Francisco! I have been going to her salon for a few years now, and at every appointment I've had the best overall experience from beginning to end! The staff is awesome! They make sure that each client that walks through the door is welcomed with a smile, and assisted in every way possible. The salon offers a variety of professional services from haircuts to highlights, and weddings to makeup! If you are looking for a salon that has a team of top notch stylists who are knowledgeable/experienced, go visit ""Alcheme Salon!""
Thank you Angela and ""Alcheme Team"" for always making my experience a pleasure, and I will always refer my friends/family to you!
10/02/09Provided by Citysearch
I was hesitant about going short after having years of waist length hair. The girl on the phone was really nice and made me feel very comfortable by offering me a consultation and even getting one of their stylist to talk to me over the phone.
I saw Angela, the owner of the salon and she took the time to educate me regarding all of my concerns. She gave me what was probably the best haircut I have ever gotten in my life!
the overall experience was great, I loved my new silky shoulder-length hair and left the salon feeling beautiful!
Thank you Angela!! I will definitely be back.
02/18/09Provided by Citysearch
Rudy Sandoval has cut and styled my hair since June 2007 and provided me with a consistent and professional result that has always pleased me. Rudy has always been on-time, unrushed and attentive to my needs. The accuracy of his cut is phenomenal and unmatched.
I have had my hair styled on three continents by a number of experienced stylists - the ""best"" of these is the recognized ""stylist to the stars"" in the USA at a cost of $250 for a gents cut. Rudy has demonstrated that he is up there with the very best. He has a wealth of experience, practical advice and is very personable. I have also had the opportunity to speak with a number of his clients and they are all had very positive things to say about Rudy?s work.
The salon owner and staff have always been welcoming and friendly. Thanks Rudy and Alcheme for your help in making my regular visits a pleasure.
02/17/09Provided by Citysearch
I was referred by a good friend that always has great looking hair to Rudy Sandoval for my color. I was having a challenging time finding a hair artist that could give me what I wanted until I met Rudy. Not only did he give me great, natural color, but his talents on my cut were the best I've experienced with my thin, fine hair. I am getting more compliments than ever about my hair. Keep up the great work Rudy!
09/13/08Provided by Citysearch
I have known Lana for almost 5 years now, and she has always done a fantastic job. I am not that much ""into"" hair, just a simple guy you know, but I always really enjoy going to get a cut every month and chatting with Lana. She always tries to be flexible about appointment times, and has great ideas about changing up styles and making great suggestions for shampoos, gels, etc. if I am having ""issues"". I would highly recommend everyone to go see Lana, as she is enthusiastic about her profession, is always working hard to learn new techniques and styles, and is just a fun and great person. You will be happy that you found her -
09/06/08Provided by Citysearch
I am perhaps one of the most (THE most?) particular males on the planet when it come to getting my hair cut right.
Only one harstylist has been able to satisfy my very exacting requirements since I move to the US in 2005.
Lana is the best! Her views on life, the universe and everything also make the monthly visit a pleasure!
04/18/08Provided by Citysearch
When I first moved to the Bay Area, I was worried about finding a good hairdresser. Two years down the line, I'm ecstatic that I chose Angela at Alcheme to be my stylist.
This salon is worth every penny-and the trek from East Bay-every couple of months. You won't get a haircut that is just ""fashionable"". Instead, you'll receive a style that complements your face and personality. It's all about individualism, here :)
02/19/08Provided by Citysearch
I have been going to Selida for 6 years and I am so happy that she is now at Alcheme Salon; the location is very accessible. I have always received oodles of complements about my hair since going to Selida and will continue to be a devoted client for years to come. She has always helped me make the best decisions, I am now trying to grow my hair very long and she is making sure my hair is as healthy as can be when it is at the length I want. If you want to be stopped in the street with compliments go to Selida, a woman told me I am the type of woman that makes other women jealous while still in the salon, true story
01/20/08Provided by Citysearch
This was the first time I've had my hair colored and Alex T. did an amazing job. He not only gave me dimension but it was so natural looking. The cut was short and so adorable. Alex's skill shines throughout his work. I've already reccomended him to all my friends and will be booking with him for my next appointment.
11/21/07Provided by Citysearch
I've been a loyal client of Angela's for 6 years. She did all the hair and makeup for my wedding too.
I've gone dark brown, blonde, red... you name it, the color always looks natural and perfect. She does a great job with my very curly hair - my cut always works either straight or curly.
Alcheme is a warm, inviting salon with friendly staff, great music, the latest magazines, coffee, comfy chairs, lots of space, and free wi-fi! I sometimes bring my laptop and get work done while I'm getting my hair colored.
I highly recommend Alcheme - you will be happy with the results!""
10/06/07Provided by Citysearch
Rudy Sandoval is truly an artist in every sense of the word. He is exceptional with color. I get exactly what I want every time I walk out of the salon. Rudy listens to his clients and knows how to give the best cut. When I first came to Rudy, my hair needed some serious TLC. Now my hair is healthy and I get a consistent color and cut every time.
I highly reccomend Rudy Sandoval to anyone who might not be getting what they need from their stylist. Rudy will take great care of you.
06/09/07Provided by Citysearch
Alcheme Salon is located on Sutter Street in Union Square. The salon is beautiful-has a very New York-y feel and is bright and airey. I have been going to Angela Chong-Montague (owner and principal stylist) for 12 years and she is amazing. I've gone from short to long to wavy and each time the results have been spectacular. She is also a suberb colorist. Angela is a true artist and just has a great sense of who you are. You just feel that she gets you which is why I never walk out of Alcheme disappointed.
The staff at reception are always very warm and understand what customer service is about - they are also very good about calling to confirm appointments. If you are looking for a new salon - I highly recommend Alcheme. The staff take care of you and the level of expertise is unquestionable.
04/19/07Provided by Citysearch
let me preface this by saying that before i went to angela at alcheme, i was totally hair-stylist phobic. i'd had so many awful experiences, i'd taken to having my friends cut my hair, and just wearing it all one length. my motto was ""trust no one"" with my hair.
but angela changed all that, and if i sound like a fanatic, it's because i am! everyone is shocked by my transformation. she first worked on my hair last summer, and people i know are still complimenting me on my new look... including my *mother*, who has harped on my hair my entire life. the last time i went to see her, she asked if she could have some fun and straighten my very curly, dry hair... needless to say, afterwards, everyone i saw was shocked at how straight and soft it was. i cant even believe it myself, ive never seen me like this. it's truly amazing. my husband says he feels like he's with a new woman (which is a compliment... i think??). she listens to everything i say and doesn't do anything im uncomfortable with. the weird thing is, now i totally trust someone with my hair, a concept id basically given up on. i'd recommend her to anyone.
04/16/07Provided by Citysearch
I care about my hair. It says alot about me. Lana is creative, giving me different styles when I have become bored with my current look. She also listens and creates new styles that work with my face, lifestyle and personality. She's great!
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- Regular Hours
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- Beauty Salons, Cosmetologists, Day Spas, Hair Removal, Hair Stylists, Hair Supplies & Accessories, Make-Up Artists, Nail Salons
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- Northeast San Francisco, Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
- English, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Specialties: Extensions, Perms, Straight Perms, Curly Hair, Coloring
Bike Parking: No
By Appointment Only: No