I really like my new hairstyle and texture! At first I was unsure about cutting my hair but soon came to realize it was best method to grow a healthy head of hair. The silk wrap technique is awesome. As I wrapped my hair it felt like silk, not even a relaxer made my hair feel this soft. I know the hair products helped too. I must say that I am very satisfied with the results. Although I wanted to hold on to my long damaged hair, I realize that people told me my hair looks so much healthier now that is cut even. To my surprise, this new look resemble a beautiful wig I used to wear except now it is my natural hair! Thank you for your great skills to maintain and style hair. I look forward to coming again.
N.S. - Oakland, CA
Imagine walking into the salon and being greeted and seated in 3 minutes. After having your file reviewed (yes, she keeps a record) and discussing your needs your appointment begins. With no rushing or being tossed under the dryer for an indeterminate time. When you are finished, the results meet or exceed your expectations. Want this to be your reality? Book an appointment now.
R.W. - San Francisco, CA
I found a satin cap that stays on my head at night and I have been using it for the last 4 or days and I feel a 100% difference in my hair. Now I understand what you were talking about with the moisture in your hair. My hair isn't as dry as it usually is and I have only been using it for 2 or three days.
U.B. – San Francisco, CA
June, I have significantly less shedding since starting your new vitamins!!
D.B. – San Mateo, CA
June is a class act all the way.
This review is a long time coming as June used to be the only stylist I saw for about 2 years. She is truly committed to the maintenance of healthy hair. Unfortunately, due to schedule changes I don't see her as often. Yet I never fail to write down her name and number when asked for references. This is not a last minute or "drop in" type of salon. Your information will be stored and filed so that your progress is tracked. Well worth the time and $.
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K.B. – San Francisco, CA
Body Soul and Spirit Salon, is a salon where more than just your hair is taken care of, YOU, the person is attended to as well. The hair care is excellent, detailed and exquisite. It's so worth it! Every time I go in for an appointment, I come out more rejuvenated and ecstatic about my hair!
V. - (city/state not given)
Excellent salon. June is a professional in every way. She has an files established for every clients on the hair, styling, chemical history and so forth. Very important since it helps her know what your hair has been through. The salon is very clean. She has refreshments for her clients. Appointments are highly recommended since it is more than a hair salon it is also a trichology clinic. Pricey but the service is worth it if you want to keep and maintain healthy hair.
T.V. - San Francisco, CA
I have been a client of June Armstead’s since 1996. When I first came to her, I had severely over-processed and damaged hair as well as severe hair breakage and loss. At that time there was nothing we could do but commit to what is referred as “THE BIG CHOP.” I will admit I was not happy, but with over 75% hair loss, I was desperate, and figured “…might as well, I’m ‘bald’ anyway.” So we proceeded. With her knowledge and experience, she advised me to discontinue chemical relaxers and to begin to care for my hair without it. Over the course of the next 2 years, my hair grew from ½” to shoulder length. My hair care routine consisted of regular washings, scalp treatments, deep conditionings, and routine trimmings. In fact, she is the only one I ever trusted to trim my ends. In the past, many beauticians would claim to “trim” my hair only for me to end up with more than an inch cut **grrrr.** June takes her time to explain the true reason for necessary regular hair trimming in conjunction with healthy hair care maintenance. She also advised me about hair care products and what to look for and what NOT to look for (“the deceivers”) in the ingredients. Over the course of my hair care journey, I have ventured off of her tired and true advice and tested the waters with other products I thought would work, or neglected to follow the advice she gave me. I always came back to her with my tail between my legs and with damaged hair and breakage. She’d shake her head, give me the “I told you so” look, and we would start over. I never doubted she could bring my hair back to life, and I never worried that we could correct the problem. I’d say confidently, “go ahead and cut it…” Each time, under her care and following her instructions, my hair would grow with little issue. Now at almost 15 years later, I still seek her advice for me, and now my daughter’s hair. I’ve worn braids, weaves, you name it, but it was due to the increased the styling options I wanted, not because I was hiding something. I knew that underneath, I had a head of healthy full, thick beautiful hair, and that make a difference! I recently have started to lock my hair using the Sisterlocks® technique. Unfortunately, at this time, June is not certified in that process, but she regularly goes through my locks, consults with me, and assesses the health of my hair. The Sisterlocks® consultant who started and maintains my locks saw my hair for the first time and was in awe at the health and beauty of my hair. She said she had never encountered ANYONE with such healthy and thick beautiful hair! Each visit she continues to be impressed and amazed with the healthy state of my hair. Although I’m sure DNA has a little to do with it, I thank June for the knowledge she has shared with my over the years, the care and instruction she has given and continues to give me, and the painstaking care she has given to me and my hair. If you ever have the privilege of having June Armstead care for your hair, please take into serious consideration every bit of advice she gives and every suggestion she makes, because it is well worth it. They say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” June provided tons of prevention, so you do the math **wink.** The positive hair care experiences, as well as the education she has given me on the care of my hair over the years, has been absolutely priceless! Thank you, June.
M.A. - San Francisco, CA
My name is Aubria. I have been going to Body, Soul And Spirit Salon for nearly 4 years. On a typical salon visit, I'd have my hair relaxed, colored, deep conditioned, trimmed and styled. Every salon visit my hair looked fantastic, healthy and shiny. Because of my limited resources, I was only able to go to the salon once every 3 months. I soon realized my hair was breaking off and didn't maintain its luster in between visits. In fact, my hair was getting shorter instead of longer. June (owner of Body, Soul and Spirit Salon) told me how to take care of my hair in between visits. Which helped, but not enough to stop the breakage. Eventually, I decided I needed to also use the same products she was using in my hair, I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and bought Proclaim® Professional Hair Care Products--from conditioner & shampoo to oil sheen and hair wax. Since I have been following this routine of taking care of my hair with Proclaim® Professional Products, there has been a dramatic improvement. It has been over six months and my hair is fuller, healthier and shinier. My hair is actually growing! Pretty soon, I will have hair I can fling! I continue to follow her advice on what products to use for my hair! She is happy with my hair and so am I!
A.T. - San Francisco, CA
Where do I start? After becoming fed up with weaves and braids I was ready to commit to my natural hair. Shop after shop I was told "Oh get a relaxer". Uhh when your hair is paper thin you don't want your scalp exposed ya know?! Well I found the website for Body, Soul and Spirit and made the call. I walk into a quiet, clean and serene environment. I meet June and she begins to have me fill out paper work. Paperwork? I'm impressed. We move along to the consultation. She answers all of my questions, truthfully and diligently. She makes jokes and recommendations. I was prepared to cut all my hair off and just start over when I made it to her. She advised that wasn't necessary and told me to give her three months. Okay what have I got to lose? Two years later I couldn't be happier. I have natural, shoulder length, non relaxed hair. I couldn't have imagined this being possible. I get my hair done once a month. I use the same products that she uses in the salon. Hey if you want salon quality hair use the same products right? The best thing is the product line that June uses is sold at Sally's Beauty stores. I don't put ANYTHING in my hair that is not from that same product line she uses. I listen to what she says about hair care. Once I got some semi-permanent hair color that didn't take quite right, but I was okay with the error. June said no! She had me come back twice to get the color just right ,why because June is a complete professional (perfectionist) who takes pride in her work and really enjoys what she does. Best of all you can get your hair done at 7:30 in the morning. She is always on time and your not there all day.
R.W. – San Francisco, CA
Just wanted to let you know that after my service, I had a significant improvement in breakage and hair on my bathroom floor. I just got my hair done and my hairdresser noticed the difference in my hair. Thank You soo much!!!
J.O. - San Pablo, CA
Hi, June! I've just returned from a professional black women's conference in Palm Springs, where dress and appearance are of paramount importance. I received several compliments on my "new" dreads look! Several people were admiring them. I had to let you know! This was a week-long professional African-American women's business conference. Everyone looked their absolute best--down to having manicures and pedicures--and the week ended with a formal dinner gala on Saturday night.
L.W. - San Francisco, CA
To see a smile on my granddaughter’s face makes all the difference in the world. Her hair looks so alive. I could never thank you enough.
I.G. – Hayward, CA
I went to Body, Soul and Spirit salon after months of not having my hair professionally attended to. I was very impressed with how clean, quiet and nicely decorated the salon was. June, the owner, has a disarming disposition that made me feel comfortable right away. I appreciated the mandatory consultation, as it made me think about my hair and its maintenance in a way the I would not have otherwise. I was the only client in the salon for a while, and this allowed June and I to talk candidly about my objectives for the long term maintenance of my hair, my expectations for that visit, and other random "girl stuff." ;) I did not have to sit under the dryer or in the chair waiting for June to get back to me -- this was practically a one-on-one visit. I got a relaxer, extensions, and a 'Bob' haircut....I cannot be more satisfied! I receive compliments almost everyday about my 'new' look -- the more sophisticated me! ;)
T.M. – San Mateo, CA
My first visit to Body, Soul and Spirit was January 2006. June has worked wonders on my hair, but her philosophical, clinical approach is what sold me on her services. She is a thorough professional, highly meticulous, attentive, and perfection-oriented. Numerous times, people have inquired about where I get my hair done. She will give your hair a complete, and earnest, analysis to determine which treatments you need. She will not "oversell" you with products and treatments that you don't need. The salon itself does not feel like your run-of-the-mill salon. There is a comfortable, contemplative ambience to the place. You will notice when you visit.
L.E.W. - San Francisco, CA
June is the best I've experienced with growth and health in hair maintenance. Her services are not for those who just want a particular look at any cost. She refrains from styles and products that are potentially harmful to your hair. After your first visit you will see and feel a big difference, and if you are consistent you will see fast growth.
K.M. - San Francisco, CA
Body, Soul and Spirit Salon is exactly what a salon experience should consist of; relaxing atmosphere and beautiful healthy hair! June has such a sweet personality; I was very comfortable and confident with her doing my hair. She helped me to maintain my hair in between hair appointments. She has hair restoration and growth down to a science! Before coming to June I was not confident enough to wear my own hair (without weave or extensions) because or the breakage and split ends. Body, Soul and Spirit has not only strengthened my hair but has increased my confidence. This salon worked wonders for my over processed, stressed course hair. Thanks June :)
J.L. - Sacramento, CA
I started going to June for my salon services in 1999 and have not been to another salon since. Initially, I was using a relaxer to maintain my hair - but the same year I began seeing June I stopped relaxing my hair (I am now relaxer free!) and my hair has never been healthier. My hair was shoulder length in 1999, and now it is about 5-6 inches above my waistline, and my hair has not been this long since I was a child. Other salons that I have been to didn't cater to the client - and the service was totally unprofessional. At BSS I feel taken care of and I always leave feeling great about my hair and my total appearance (June makes me look great!). Even my husband loves when I go to get my hair done :0). Each service performed is catered to the client - no cookie cutter quick services just to make a dollar. I recommend BSS to anyone looking for a salon. Convenient location (accessible via Bart/Muni), early hours (which is great for us early risers), and overall great service. I love June!
J.L. - San Francisco, CA
I love June Armstead, the Director of Body, Soul and Spirit. She is the only trichology stylist that will let touch my hair! I have been through hell and back when it comes to finding the right stylist. June is a miracle worker. She is highly knowledgeable when it comes to maintaining healthy hair and never fails to put all of her efforts into your hair growth and maintenance. June has been maintaining my hair for almost two years now. I found her through an extensive internet search and was relieved when I called her. Body Soul and Spirit Salon is not your typical wash n go, in and out salon. She does not provide the $40 wash, blow dry and style that most ethnic hair salons provide. She provides a well rounded service in which you will receive an extensive wash, deep conditioner, style and trim in one appointment. My hair was extremely damaged when I first came to her because of using relaxers and using hair gel in my hair on a daily basis. My hair was dry, brittle and had no elasticity. My hair was growing but it was not staying healthy or long because of the damage it had went through with years of no proper maintenance. I had went to hair stylists in which never put any oils in hair or suggested a relaxer or texturizer to soften or straighten my roots. This was only a temporary fix and for years, I had to chop off many inches of my hair because it kept breaking off. Now I have a brand new head of my own hair. It is shiny, healthy, soft, and best of all growing! Finally! June will complete a consultation before she even offers you a service. Her main objective is to make your hair healthy not get you for your money or tell you things that you want to hear. To maintain hair, it’s a combination of things: routine deep conditions, multi vitamins, etc. She provides it all. I have nothing but good things to say about this salon. It’s a very clean and nice salon, and always quiet. If you suffer from hair loss, damage, need great maintenance to keep your shine and new growth, I highly recommend going to see June. She also offers hair products, skin care products....overall wellness products. Please do give her a call. She also works with all types of hair.
S.Z. - San Francisco, CA
Body, Soul & Spirit’s Strand Therapy Treatment has been absolutely amazing! I noticed the difference immediately after the first application. My hair is healthier - thicker, longer, more bouncy and more manageable. I am a Strand Therapy convert for life.
A.B. - Palo Alto, CA
I came to Body, Soul and Spirit Salon in December of 1999 with virtually no hair on my head. In November of 1999, my former hairdresser put a relaxer and dye on my hair at the same time. My head swelled up the size of a pumpkin and my eyes were so swollen they were closed and my hair fell out. I had to be treated by a medical doctor with steroids. I was devastated because this was the second time in 5 years that this happened to me. I was convinced I would have to wear weaves for the rest of my life. The staff at Body, Soul and Spirit Salon began to treat my hair. I noticed almost immediate results. My hair began to grow rapidly and each hair strand was stronger than what I had lost. Five years later, my hair is long, silky and black. It has tripled in length and I no longer have to wear a weave, unless I choose to do so. Body, Soul and Spirit Salon was the first salon I had been to in 20 years that was concerned with improving the condition of my hair, not just having it look good when I walk out of the salon.
A.H.G. - San Mateo, CA
Body, Soul and Spirit Salon is truly a unique experience. The condition of your hair is assessed and a plan is developed just for your hair. The goal is to return your hair to a healthy vibrant state and to maintain that healthy state. I encourage everyone to try Body, Soul and Spirit Salon.
A.M. - San Francisco, CA
My first visit to Body, Soul and Spirit was January 2003. In addition to severe breakage, my hair was dry, brittle and lacked luster. I noticed a difference in my hair after my first Strand Therapy Treatment. I am now in my third month of receiving Strand Therapy Treatments and my hair is healthy, no longer brittle, I don’t have breakage and it has a wonderful sheen.
C.R. - San Francisco, CA
I love the Body Soul and Spirit BSS Strand Therapy Treatment! My hair was over-processed and damaged when I first visited Body Soul and Spirit hair salon. Today it is stronger and healthier than it’s been in years due to the exceptional hair care I receive at Body Soul and Spirit and especially the BSS Strand Therapy Treatment. From the very first treatment, I noticed the increased strength and moisture of my hair. I highly recommend Body Soul and Spirit and the BSS Strand Therapy Treatment.
C.W. - San Bruno, CA
The BSS Strand Therapy Treatment has worked wonders on my hair. My hair is at its perfect best, smooth, shiny and full of body. People ask me if this is really my hair, it looks too perfect, almost like the hair you purchase for weaves!
J.T. - Oakland, CA
“Amazing” is the word that comes to mind when telling friends about my experience with Strand Therapy Treatment. My hair began to break off unexpectedly in the center of my scalp. The hair broke off leaving a little more than 1/2 of an inch in length. After several attempts of my own, including hot oil and cholesterol conditioners, I informed my stylist of my dilemma and she suggested that I try one of the Strand Therapy Treatments offered by Body Soul and Spirit. I selected Strand Therapy Treatment, as this was an emergency and I wanted to prevent any additional breakage from occurring. After regular treatments, my hair not only stopped breaking, but also began to grow back. The new strands were stronger and full of sheen and healthy. I recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from breakage and/or thinning hair.
K.F. - Walnut Creek, CA
The Body, Soul & Spirit Strand Therapy has truly helped strengthen and restored luster to my hair. My hair was dry, brittle and shedding frequently. After the Strand Therapy process, my hair not only was softer to the touch, but it also looked healthier and I continued to see and feel the difference even after I shampooed my own hair.
L.S. - Sacramento, CA
I was totally impressed with the philosophy of Body, Soul and Spirit Salon during my initial visit in Sept 2004. My hair and scalp was thoroughly analyzed under a magnifying lamp to determine the necessary treatments I needed. The stylist recommended the BSS Strand Therapy because my hair was dry and brittle and scalp itchy. The Strand Therapy Treatments I have had thus far, has made a tremendous difference. My hair and scalp feels stronger and healthier.
P.A. - Burlingame, CA
I have been going to Body, Soul and Spirit for approximately a year now. When I came, some of my hair was breaking off due to a color that was put on. I also had a spot on my head that was thin at the top of my head. The thinning spot has since filled in, and the area where there was hair breakage is being restored. I am often stopped while I'm out and about, and questioned about who does my hair. I have also noticed a change in texture of my hair, it has become softer. I am happy with the progress of my hair, and would recommend Body, Soul and Spirit to anyone.
S.T. - San Francisco, CA