Anthony basinger

I’m an artist first and foremost…

as an artist, I’ve always been attracted to the simplicity of form and function. For hair, I believe form and function means having a grooming routine that fits your lifestyle and a look that you can own, instead of a haircut, color or beard style owning you.

For me, new hair technologies and trends are exciting. I was an early adopter of ammonia free hair color, using INOA in 2010 as soon as it was introduced in the United States. I still use INOA and L’Oreal Professionnel’s other ammonia free products exclusively.

Most recently I’ve focused on expanding men’s grooming techniques and services, refining my clipper skills, beard trimming and developing a signature men’s facial. I’ve utilized resources from Baxter of California, master barbers, estheticians and others to hone my craft.

Education keeps my work fresh and attuned to trends and my fashion sense up to date. I’ve been fortunate to participate in classes and internships around the world from education resources including Dop Dop Salon NYC, L’Oréal, Vidal Sassoon, Alexandre de Paris Academie in France, and Bumble.

Hair became my vocational artistic expression two decades ago when I began working in a large Bay Area salon. In time, I became a master stylist and educator. In 2009, I went independent, first with Anthony Basinger Hair Studio, then evolving to Salon Basinger in a larger space near Union Square in 2012. I returned to a solo studio in 2018.

Beyond hair…

my artist endeavors include writing, photography and cooking (I’m a former chef). Travel, especially by motorcycle (an art and a sport in my view) is also a passion. I am a native Texan and have called the Bay Area home for 20+ years.

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