Why You Need To Book An Appointment At Patrick Evan Salon

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Patrick Evan
Patrick Evan

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There is no shortage of salons in downtown San Francisco, but finding the perfect one is a daunting task. A quick Google search yields countless results for cuts and color—all proclaiming to be the best in the city. But who really is the creme de la creme? Patrick Evan and his team of stylists including color guru Pam Genio-Bates are on the top of my list. His namesake salon has been holding court on Grant Street for the past 17 years.

Patrick Evan Salaon
Patrick Evan Salon

Photo Credit: Jenna Beth

The salon takes up three floors of the building and each floor is distinct. It started as one floor, but as Evan built a loyal following, he needed more space and expanded—growing the salon to take up two other floors. Today, Patrick Evan is home to over 30 top stylists, many of whom have specialized focuses like extensions, straightening, or keratin. Evan himself is an expert in the process of thermal reconditioning, a straightening technique that leaves hair smooth, soft, and damage-free. Evan has performed three treatments per day, four days a week, consistently since he opened his salon—that’s how in demand he is.

A cut and color by Evan
A cut and color by stylist Junryl Molina

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Several things make Patrick Evan Salon unique. First, it offers every service imaginable including lashes and nails. Second, it’s a welcoming and warm space. There’s no snobby pretentious receptionist. Instead, guests are greeted like they are old friends—even if it’s their first time at the salon. Finally, the team’s education is incredibly important.

Pam Genio-Bates
Pam Genio-Bates

As Evan’s right-hand woman, Genio-Bates is in charge of making sure that the stylists stay on top of their game. Learning new cutting and coloring methods is crucial for the salon to continue to grow and thrive. It’s a forward-thinking way of looking at hair, one that allows stylists like Genio-Bates to give each client a personalized look that is ideal for their face shape, skin tone, and hair type. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous bayalage or a life-changing cut, you can’t go wrong by booking an appointment at Patrick Evan Salon.

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