James Colgan San Francisco



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Born in Birmingham, England, James Colgan’s career in the hair industry actually began in Dublin, Ireland. Even from the start of his apprenticeship in the 1980's, he had dreams of moving to another country to develop and further his career. Over the course of fifteen years he traveled and visited over twenty countries, including Paris, Bangkok, London, Melbourne and New York, but was unable to decide upon the best city to relocate and expand his craft. James’ mind was made up however, during a visit to San Francisco in 2005. He was captivated by the creativity, culture, and style of the city. 

After a year of planning and after seventeen years in Dublin, James left everything behind.

In 2006 James moved to San Francisco to rebuild his career, clients and reputation, and in doing so challenged himself to be become the best hairdresser in the city. To James "The act of styling beautiful hair is more a method of communication than anything else. We allow the client to send a message of health, happiness, and success. If the client looks great, then we look great.” this is his motto, and one he truly believes and stands by as he creates the best salon in San Francisco. 

2015 is going to be huge year for James Colgan Union Square Salon. Not only are we celebrating the launch of our Website and Blog, but we are also pleased to announce our 3rd expansion in house, as well as our partnership with Cocoon Salon and Spa!

Feel free to explore our new website equipped with all the bells and whistles a 21st century salon could need!  Feel free to get to know more about us by reading our mission statement, employee bio’s, or even browsing our online gallery. Email Subscription, Booking options, and links to social media are all available here. We have come along way here at JCUS, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Our latest expansion is just a fraction of the changes we have made to the 16th floor of our historic building over looking Union Square, delivering our clients a state of the art facility boasting the best views in the city.

Isabelle Seale