I’m Anthony Basinger, a specialist in ammonia free hair color. My passion for hair expands to include Men’s Grooming, Women’s Haircutting, Curly Hair, and fashion trends. Blending modern technologies, ongoing professional education and my personal attention to detail enable me to create a style, cut and color that is right for you.
An early adopter in the ammonia free revolution, I use INOA, DIA Richesse and DIA Light from L’Oreal Professionnel exclusively. I began using INOA in 2010 when it was introduced in the United States. To learn the chemistry and master the nuances of the unique oil delivery system, I participated in numerous professional education classes in California and New York. In a short time, I fully embraced INOA as my only permanent hair color line.
I’ve been truly fortunate to nurture my professional knowledge, participating in workshops, classes and internships around the world from education resources including Dop Dop Salon, L’Oréal, Vidal Sassoon, Alexandre de Paris Academie in France, and Bumble and Bumble. I believe education keeps my work fresh. It keeps me on top of the newest techniques, hair care technologies and my fashion sense up to date.
I have immersed myself in the art, craft and science of superior hair care for nearly two decades. I began my career at Festoon Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley working to become a top stylist and educator. In 2009, I opened Anthony Basinger Hair Studio and in 2012, I built out Salon Basinger, a larger space with room for co-workers next to Union Square. In 2018, I moved Salon Basinger to Sola Salon Studios on Market Street, returning to the unique simplicity of a private salon studio setting in the company of many other artists’ studios.
A native Texan, I have called the Bay Area home for 20+ years. Before my career in hair, I spent a decade as a professional chef and have also written for magazines and worked in marketing and public relations. My breadth of life experience helps me relate to and respect the individual needs of my clients.
New Pricing – effective October 1, 2018
Fringe/Neck Trim $28
INOA Ammonia Free
Single Process $123
Double Process $174
Corrective Color by consultation
Face Framing $128
½ Head of Foils $196
¾ Head of Foils $224
Full Head of Foils $258
From L’Oreal $35**
*Add-on to a color service
** Add-on to a haircut or color service