Hair by Reis

April 18, 2014

You know when you have those moments where you know it was destined to be? For me, that was the moment I discovered my favorite YouTube hairstylist was in the same city as me. I’ve been following Silvia Reis on YouTube (also known as ellebangs) for about a year now, using her straightforward tutorials to guide me through my at-home hair DIYs. Little did I know that when I moved across the country, I would be moving to the same city and could actually book an appointment with her! It was meant to be.

Last night after work, I headed over to Bibbo Salon on Sutter to meet the lovely Silvia Reis in person. I decided to go for a blonde balayage instead of the all over, one-dimensional blonde hair that I already had. We spent the first 10 minutes of chatting about what I was looking to achieve with this appointment. I showed her a bunch of photos that I had pinned on Pinterest for inspiration. She really took the time to listen to me and then explained to me, in her own words, what she was going to do and exactly how she would do it. Everything Silvia does is precise, and you can tell she really takes pride in her work and making sure her clients are happy.


Silvia mixing up the magic! She was so easy to talk to. We chatted about boyfriends, trash TV, and the woes of making dinner after a long day of work. I think it’s really important to have a good relationship and to feel comfortable with your hairstylist.


I woke up like dis. ***FLAWLESS***


The finished product! I love it so much and it was exactly what I was looking for.


The haircut was also super flattering and so beautiful. I’m still not entirely convinced this is my actual hair. It has never looked this good before!




Thank you so much, Silvia! You’re the best!


P.S. Make sure to check out Silvia on YouTube and book an appointment with her if you’re in the San Francisco bay area!