Carla is loving all the fall lip colors!

Carla's blog

Fall has arrived in San Francisco, which means crisp days, coats, boots and deeper color palettes for your makeup, lips especially! Fall, to me, is all about depth and richness, about the changing of the leaves and making more dramatic choices with what you wear and the makeup that accompanies your look. Whether it’s hair color or lipstick what you choose should compliment your personality. Emulating the dark berry hues in the fall lip colors is my absolute favorite look!  Paired with a natural, radiant and fresh makeup look finished with a translucent powder to set your look.  One of the perks of seasons changing is being able to update your lipstick collection. Truth be told, I like to switch up my lip color as often as I change my hair color and add new colors depending on the underlying tones in my hair color. Hello fall!

Blog written by Carla Pacheco, stylist (and makeup aficionado) at both our Union Street and Noe Valley locations.


Moisture for Textured Hair



The Essence of Moisture for Textured Hair:  Written by Yasmeen / Stylist at Green Twig Union Street

These days it seems everyone needs a little more moisture in their hair. Whether it’s due to everyday elements we encounter in our environment or our athletic lifestyles are contributing to drying our hair.  Having heavily textured, coarse hair, I need all the moisture I can get.  I have found that a steady regiment with my products helps my hair stay moisturized and allows growth and shine.  These are my favorite Aveda moisturizing products that condition, seal, and protect my hair from start to finish.

Brilliant Damage Control :  A great leave in conditioner with UV and thermal protectant. It also helps reduce breakage.

The Brilliant Universal Styling Creme :  Gives great definition while giving and sealing in moisture.

The Dry Remedy Oil Daily Moisturizing Oil :  A wonderful hydrating oil that is great for everyday use and gives shine as well.

By creating a regiment that works for your hair, and lifestyle, you can have gorgeous, hydrated hair.  Feel free to ask any one of us here at Green Twig what would be best for your hair and we’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction!

Braids, braids and more braids…

Braids Blog

I was going to the movies last Saturday night and I saw 3 women walking across the crosswalk obviously going out. They were dressed  in heels and fancy skirts and low and behold… braids.  Each one of these women had a different braid combination,a french braid into a ponytail, a side french braid with hair down and the third girl had a side fishtail braid!  Braids are here to stay.

I think that braiding is the new replacement for the bun or the messy ponytail.  It’s fast, it’s neat and it’s absolutely more fashionable.  There are countless braid options; we have fishtail braids, 3 strand braids, crown braiding, braids along the part, hippie braids, waterfall braids and more.  And, it’s especially fun to ruche these styles to change the look from neat to messy!

My personal favorite is the “Heidi” braid or the crown braid.  It’s when you do two braids, one behind each ear, and then wrap them around the top of your head.  It can be worn messy or neat. It’s stylish and a little bit reminiscent of the Renaissance Era.  I’ve seen some of our San Francisco baristas with this look and it’s always intriguing.

Regardless of who’s wearing them, braids are fun.  It shows that people are really starting to play with their hair, toying around with new looks and I’m all for it! I t’s so easy now with all of the tutorials on the internet, the options are endless. Let us know if we can be of any help!