Best Hair Salon: Best local color

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Forget the free wine, the soothing sounds of minimalist techno, or any of the other über-hip entrapments that most acclaimed hair salons in Berkeley and Oakland proffer, and head to Walnut Creek for a good, honest haircut. That’s not to say that these hairdressers don’t know style; they do, but you are more likely to hear Sting in this salon than Tortoise, and when push comes to shove, how many of us really want to feel intimidated when we go into get our hair done, anyway? Colorist Karen Cordill has won awards for her work, some of the stylists refer to themselves as hair “architects,” and the entire salon is well suited for wedding preparations, specializing in facials and the good ol’-fashioned “up-do.”

Readers’ Pick:
Peter Thomas Hair Design
1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-843-0697

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