Gari began his career over 25 years ago on San Francisco's Maiden Lane. It was Yosh Toya and his team whose influence and philosophy guided Gari into beauty school. His advice was, "Make it fun." Gari obliged by traveling to New York, Miami, Vegas, Long Beach and Europe for classes. Competing in state wide competitions yielded two first place trophies. Gari finished top of his class and gained the reputation as the fastest foil application ever to grace the halls of Miss Marty's Beatuy School.
He was immediately hired at Sherlee Rhine's 77 Maiden Lane Salon. It was a few years assisting James Bauer and then a promotion to the floor as a color specialist. According to Sherlee Rhine, she had never seen anyone build so fast at such a young age. As part of his 10 year tenure at 77 Maiden lane, Gari served as artistic director, led the color program, handled media events, and consulted when 77 expanded to be the largest salon west of the Mississippi; a design by Steven Volpe.
Knowing that one day he would open his own salon, Gari made the decision to leave 77 Maiden Lane to join the team at Joseph Cozza Salon in the Gumps building. This would be an opportunity to try his hand at another color program and help another business grow while learning from them. It was also an opportunity to establish a relationship with brands like kerastase, bumble and bumble, and l'oreal which Gari looked to for innovation, education, and inspiration.
Both Joseph Cozza and 77 Maiden lane were a hub of activity for San Francisco's most discerning clientele and visiting celebrities. They were perfect environments to hone the groundwork, establish the professional relationships, and glean a multitude of techniques for what would become Archer Salon. We are an amalgam of what made them successful,executed in a smaller intimate space, with a curated crew that truly loves working together. That is Gari's aspiration, creation, and vision for Archer.
Taken at the Hotel De Russie in Rome wrapping up a two week photo shoot.
An example of a baby fine foil (baby lights) which is one of Gari's specialties as a master colorist. 400.00
Gari's work appeared on the cover of 7x7 magazine, "The Beauty Issue." Gari was mentioned for baby fine foil expertise.
Same model a few years later transitions to a partial highlight, golden, with more depth and dimension. This is an example of a partial highlight. 275.00
Another cover of 7X7 magazine featuring his long time client, Pauli Magierek, of SF Ballet. This was a project to turn Pauli from a dark tint to blonde for the shoot. This would be considered a corrective process, take several appointments over a few weeks, and cost 500.00 per session.
Photo shoot in Palm Springs for Levi's .... Gari styled all the models for the shoot.
Downtown LA working with photographer @angiesilvy as well as model and influencer, @happilygrey
Jennifer Seibel Newsom is a partial highlight with a lighter face frame of blonde, lowlights for movement and dimension on the ends. This was done for Jennifer just before a photo shoot with 7x7 .... House call is 500.00, a partial in salon is 275.00
An example of dimensional tinting a technique that Gari employs for rich brunettes. This is to cover grey with a permanent color, drop deep and natural lowlights, while pulling through a gloss for extreme shine. The effect is a glassy finish, movement, and an un-dyed look. Typically, dark permanent color done at home can look inky, and oxidize brassy. This does not. She converted from a highlight to now just a tint. 200.00
The next three images chronicle the evolution of Lisa's hair, and color muse of Gari's
Buttery blonde by Gari, a change from a brassy blonde to this.
Another rich dimensional brunette with an undo trial for her wedding, all by Gari.
This is the heaviest foil that Gari does. It's a full head foil (baby lights), a base adjust, and a gloss. The client came to Gari over a decade ago with the complaint, " I always see red or warm tones." This technique eradicates that problem. 500.00
This is a case where the cut was executed before the cut. The shape dictated placement of the blue tones ready for Coachella. Haircut by Savanna and color by Gari. Customized shape and color is what we do at Archer. 300.00 for color 150.00 for cut
This is a root partial that affords this client to go quite the distance between appointments (8 weeks or more). Partial highlight, with a few balayaged ends. 275.00
Cropped with color that pops.... The request was to make her color look like Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth."
Another dimensional partial highlight with balayaged ends. Ready for the Opera Gala Opening. 275.00
Antiqued the part of the process going silver and teal blue hues. This client was sent home with olaplex overnight before the final application. We found that this technique repaired the hair and created an amazing foundation for the end result. 500.00
Partial highlights with a smudged root. 275.00
After a two week process, olaplex overnight, and a meticulous application this is the end result for this art student. 500.00
Since bobs have made a resurgence, Gari has made color for the bob as bright and cool as possible. It's ladylike meets sexy at the same time. 500.00
After beginning her career as a stylist at a top south Florida salon, greater things beaconed. A cross-country move brought her to Archer, where her commitment to education and growth flourished. Garnering aesthetic inspiration through mentors while possessing a natural eye for color and design, she quickly established herself as an integral member of the team and sought-after maven of color and style in the Bay area.
Specializing in balayage and precision foiling, Jacqueline commits herself to prescribing the appropriate tools to curate a personalized color palate, tailored to a client's individual needs and unique features. In addition to color design, her signature blowouts and expertise in elegant, yet effortless styling provide a look and experience in a class of its own.
CK has a unique perspective on beauty which has made her the go-to color maven in San Francisco. As a senior colorist at the premiere New York salon Sharon Dorram Sally Hershberger, CK cultivated a strong reputation and clientele in the exclusive Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Since CK's recent arrival to SF, she's been recognized as a leader in haircolor in 7x7's Best of Bay Area Hair, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Allure Magazine’s Best of Color and SFracked.com. She has also collaborated with numerous influencers, Brit+Co and Verite.
CK has become one of the most sought after colorists and has contributed work to publications such as O magazine and Huffington Post. She has perfected the art of the French hand-painting technique balayage and uses her keen eye for color to completely reinvent or to subtly enhance one’s own natural beauty.
CK first discovered her passion for color as lead manager of the global hair color team at L'Oreal. She was tasked with spotting hair trends, developing innovative hair products and working with renowned stylists to create advertising and educational materials for salons worldwide. She now brings this background and talent to her wide clientele at Archer Salon.
Savanna's training is Sassoon based with a New York straight razor adjust. Her broad range of visual references sit within her highly detailed and exacting technique. She has spent the last 8 years in London where she earned a degree in Contemporary Fine Art and learned the secrets to the European blowout. She is the quintessential thinking woman's hairstylist. Savanna is a comprehensive stylist with specialties in complex multi texture, fairy dust pixies, west coast updos and well designed men's fades.