Gillian Hanson: Owner, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
Specialties: Updos, Makeup, Bobs, Long Hair, Curly & Wavy Hair, Balayage, Multi-dimensional Highlights
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Gillian grew up watching her grandmother style hair the old-fashioned way in a small town beauty salon in Kansas. Never one to shy away from experimentation, she was always asking her grandmother for outlandish and unusual hair styles, to which she was never told "no." This partnership in experimentation lasted into her teens until Gillian went on to college pursue her BFA in the Theatre Arts. Here she became obsessed with the magic of makeup artistry, and would always arrive early to the theatre to do her own makeup before helping the rest of the cast with theirs.
Eventually she found herself in San Francisco where she received her Cosmetology license, and was beyond thrilled to add hairstyling to an already successful career as a makeup artist. Gillian has a natural appreciation for the flaws and imperfections that make every face unique, and loves helping others express their personalities through inspired cuts and beautiful hair color.
Continuing her family legacy, she opened Honeycomb Salon in 2007, and loves being a part of the Noe Valley community by providing an elegant experience in a warm environment and leading a team of some of the most extraordinary and talented people in the industry.
Listed in Allure Magazine's "Best of San Francisco" salon directory, Gillian is always striving to improve her craft and be the very best artist and entrepreneur she can be.
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