The best in the industry
“Clifford is no doubt the best in this industry. He has an impressive repertoire, which is easily shown through his work. I told him that I was unhappy with my dead ends from the ombre I had before, but that I was avoiding getting a haircut because I wanted to preserve my long hair -- Well of course he had a solution: he would put toner in my hair, and educated me that toner would temporarily fill the breakage in the follicle (or something like that) so I wouldn't need a cut! (And it worked!) After he finished my hair, he quickly brushed a tiny brush of makeup on my face, and no joke, I looked so good I could barely recognize myself -- I looked natural and RADIANT! Clifford educated me that in order to bring depth and color to my eyes, he just added a slight touch of warm shimmer on my lids."
My hair looked amazing!!!
"Clifford does it again! I show up to my appointment yesterday feeling like a worn down, exhausted mother of two...I leave the appointment feeling like a super model. Clifford truly has a gift. Yesterday, I had him do highlights and a haircut. My hair looked amazing!!! I had mentioned to him that I was going on a date with my husband after my appointment so he did my makeup as well...I felt soooooo pretty! He makes you look and feel so good. I've been seeing Clifford for years and I can't recommend him enough. He also did my hair and make-up for my wedding weekend. Wow!!!! Talk about making a woman look fabulous!! Thank you, Clifford!!!"
Clifford is an expert!!!
“I was searching for someone who really understands long curly hair and Clifford is an expert! He understood my haircut needs easily and gave me a gorgeous cut in his nicely decorate private salon. I highly recommend him for his talent, vision, and ultimately the full luxurious experience."
He styled my hair perfectly!
"Clifford is a god among men in the hair world. He has worked with many celebrities and models in the past, and his experience is obvious when he works on your hair. He is 100% attentive to you during your one hour appointment, giving great suggestions and also giving you tips on styling your own hair. During my appointment he played videos of beautiful fashion week shows, loved it! I showed him a picture of what I wanted beforehand, and what I got was even better. I used the Yelp deal, but he definitely gives you your money's worth. He styled my hair perfectly, even flat ironing it which will cost you extra at a lot of places."
Clifford is remarkably skilled
“Clifford has styled my hair several times--when I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding, when I desperately needed a cut and color update, and when I got married this year. I have always found him to be a true gentleman and remarkably skilled at what he does. For my wedding, he understood immediately the look I was going for--easy, soft, red-carpet curls and glamorous yet natural makeup. I wanted to look like myself, only elevated. This was exactly what Clifford delivered. I was so pleased! I also appreciate that Clifford works with a quiet confidence and so efficiently. He was able to style my hair and makeup as well as my mother's hair and makeup, my mother-in-law's hair, and my sister's hair within a couple of hours. He then volunteered to style the hair of two of my friends who were hanging out with us because he had the extra time. Everyone looked gorgeous!"
Loving my long-flowing waves!
"Clifford really took his time to understand what I wanted before getting started on my new summer color, then dove in. He made sure I was comfortable in his adorable studio, was a pleasure to chat with, and created a great natural looking color. He finished it off with a beautiful style. Loving these long flowing waves he gave me (quite a feat since I have tons of really curly hair that wants to shrink up, not flow). He has great stories of his time styling celebs around the world and I will definitely be coming back for coloring and styling in the future -- and I'm actually looking forward to it!"
He's an artist!
“Clifford is amazing!!! He is an artist who has perfected his craft and has a lot of passion for it. He went above and beyond today when I came in to get a balayage dye. Plus his studio is ridiculously fun - it's private and I got to watch a ton of Madonna videos. The whole experience felt very glamorous! So happy I found him- truly blown away which is what inspired me to write my first review :)"
Red carpet ready!
"I've had Clifford do my hair & makeup a couple of times for special occasions and he is awesome at making a gal "red carpet ready". Not that I'm going down a red carpet, but you know when you need that added bit of confidence....accompanying the husband to a college reunion.....things like that? Terrific! I was so pleased recently when I worked with him on shopping and wardrobe selection for a weekend long business event. It was a pleasure to whiz through stores and get a lesson in "what to wear". He knew where all the good deals were around Union Square AND what would look good on me, so we were able to do it very quickly (thank god, because I hate shopping) and efficiently. Looking forward to my next adventure with Clifford!"
Clifford is among the best!
"Clifford is among the very best, and certainly an affordable price for a haircut that will frame your face perfectly. I've been getting my haircut from him for nearly five years. It never fails, each time I do, I get an overwhelmingly high amount of compliments for weeks afterwards. He is truly an artist! Your hair will grow out nicely between cuts, too. He gladly offers tips on how to style as well."
"My daughter booked Clifford to do the makeup for her wedding, and I went for a makeup lesson from him in advance because I wanted to be sure I liked his work before committing to it for such a big event. My expectations were pretty low, because it seemed to me that historically my makeup efforts did help me look a little better, but not enough to warrant the effort involved. I now have a completely different view of makeup: if you know what to use and how to put it on, you can look AMAZING! By the time he finished the makeup and re-blowing my hair, I hardly recognized the face in the mirror. He explained everything he was doing, and why it was important, and recommended products that I could buy at Target for $4 and online for not more than $20. This makeup doesn't just look good in photographs--it looks good out there in sunlight in mid-day. Clifford can make any woman look beautiful, and with what he taught me I can now put it on myself in about 10 minutes. My new hairstyle is much more youthful and feminine and still very easy-care. His work brought rave reviews by everyone at the wedding--we were all really happy with the whole experience."
One of the best hair stylists!
One of the best hair stylists I've ever had. Trust him with my hair completely and definitely was a huge help in achieving the look I wanted :)
Amazing hair stylist!
finally found an AMAZING hair stylist in SF after looking for 5 years! Clifford is so professional, he makes you feel welcomed and takes the time to discuss with you what haircut he thinks is best for you within your comfort zone :-D He also understands long hair very well and doesn't cut more than agreed, which has been my struggle throughout the years . The styling is also a 5 star as he takes his time to make your hair look its best while giving you tips on how to style it afterwards !
Bottom line, I can't believe it took me 5 years to find him but I'm glad i finally did and will be back for sure!
Clifford is extremely talented. His vast experience in the beauty & fashion industry as a whole, from hair & makeup, to wardrobe and styling amazes me and truly shows in the quality of his work.
I have always been very particular about my hair, and after my first visits with Clifford, I immediately trusted him completely with my hair. He always 'gets' what I am looking for, and always suggests ideas that are best for my face shape, complexion, etc. My hair color & cut is always done perfectly, and I leave my appointments feeling amazing.
I highly highly recommend Clifford.
Patient and friendly
Cliff has done my hair twice so far, and I am very happy with my hairstyle. He's patient and friendly, and always willing to give advice on hair care and other suggestions. The ambience at salon is soothing and relaxing, and I would definitely recommend Cliff.
Chuyue Frances H.
My go-to hair guy!
I've been seeing Clifford for over six years now, and thought it would be a good time to update my review.
In short, Clifford is still my go-to hair guy. Last year, I went to a Japanese salon by my house thinking they'd know Asian hair. My hair was unruly yet so flat afterwards! I had to schedule a fix-it cut with Clifford to get my hair to behave. Then recently, I went in for a trim but Clifford had other ideas. My hair was halfway down my back and he chopped it off to shoulder-length so that it flipped outwards on my natural wave. After my appointment, I was at the bus stop waiting for the bus back to the office and a random guy drove up hill by the bus shelter bumping Drake's Nice For What, stopped in the middle of the hill, and blatantly checked me out at the bus shelter, then drove up the rest of the hill. If that isn't a complement to Clifford's skill I don't know what is (that, and the nonstop compliments I received and continue to receive about my new cut). Thanks Clifford!
Talented and experienced
I've been seeing Clifford for about 2 years now. My hair has always been tough to manage being thick and plentiful, and in the past would usually be tied up because it didnt look great. Now my hair is down 95% of the time because he works his freaking magic! I rarely even style it. The way he layers my hair makes it look like I style my hair everyday when in reality I don't know how to even curl it. I get so many compliments constantly. He is SO talented and experienced... not to mention easy to talk to. Also he always teaches me a few things about makeup and hair! He showed me how to curl my own hair because he really cares. And has also sent me off with some makeup on. I always leave feeling like a million bucks. Do your hair a favor and go see him!!!