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The Salon

Calm, A Salon is conveniently located on Piedmont Avenue, one of the upscale, boutique shopping districts in the East Bay. Owned and operated by Eryn and Neil Harrison, Calm, A Salon is a serene studio of dedicated artists who understand the need to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Whether clients are visiting Calm, A Salon for a quick blow-dry, or full highlights and a haircut, they will be treated with impeccable customer service.


Mission Statement

We live our lives at a busy and stressful pace. We can't change that. But we can change the way you feel. Immerse yourself in serenity as you sit in our salon. We promise to provide you with the most calming and professional hair and beauty services available. Our staff is trained in the latest Kérastase techniques, services, and products. Make an appointment to experience a new sense of Calm.


Meet the Owner

An Oakland native, Eryn Harrison understands the need to remove oneself occasionally from the hectic pace of everyday life. Eryn's goal is to work with each client to provide a service that is tailored to the needs, desires, and lifestyle of the individual. She does this by combining more than twelve years' experience cutting and coloring hair with her extensive knowledge of the latest innovations in cutting techniques, color technology, and product development. Eryn synthesizes her experience and knowledge with unparalleled customer service to provide the ultimate Calm experience for her clients.


Meet Our Staff

Stacey Watkins, Salon Manager
Stacey came to Calm, A Salon from The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon, in San Francisco. Along with her corporate salon knowledge and personal touch, Stacey has brought a new dimension to Calm. She is the first and last person to meet and assist our guests. Stacey is always professional and helps keep the salon running smoothly. Overseeing everything from the salon bookings, managing inventory, interviewing new hires, and communications from the front of the salon to the stylists. She has a fresh and calming presence. There is no question she can't answer.


Heather Jassem - Artistic Director
Heather is a highly sought-after educator for L'Oreal Professionnel. She is also a dedicated, Senior Stylist at Calm , A Salon. A colorist with a passion for creativity, cut and design. She enjoys helping clients find their perfect look, whether its beautiful multi-dementional coloring, or getting that perfect cut, or creating a stunning up style for a special event. She is the total package. Fresh, smart, and energetic.


Shannon Kennedy, Stylist
Shannon Kennedy has been a stylist for three years. After moving back to the Bay Area, she began working for Calm, A Salon in the summer of 2009. Shannon hasenjoyed learning the latest color placement and cutting techniques from a variety of academies. She has studied at Vidal Sasoon, Toni & Guy, and most recently the L'Oreal Accademy. She has an eye for pesonalizing hair cuts and creating beautiful dimensional color. If it's a special event you have, she can transform you with the right look because of her extended experience with both waxing and makeup applications.


Alli Silkiss, Stylist
Alli has been a hair stylist for 6 years. She has specialized in the art working with hair color and curly hair. Alli is also a makeup artist that believes in enhancing ones natural beauty, not covering it. Alli works to keep hair healthy, and strives to enhance her clients' inner and outer beauty. Alli Silkiss joined the Calm, A Salon team in August, 2011. Bringing with her a new level of style to the salon.


Ainslie Howenstine, Jr. Stylist.
Ainslie has always been a sociable, artistic and free spirit. A stylist who loves to help others by showing clients their true possibilities. Fortunate to have found a career that she is so passionate about. Ainslie cutrently specializes in advanced cutting techniques and styling for the past three years. She has trained under Yosh Toya and Kerastase techniques. Ainslie loves customizing cuts for each individual, helping to reflect one's personality and inner beauty. Ainslie has joined Calm, A Salon in August of 2011. While continuing to broden her knowledge of color placement and techniques, Ainslie is eagar to build her ideal clientele.


The Neighborhood

Hip and diverse, Piedmont Avenue is one of the most interesting districts in Oakland. A popular "art-house" theatre, eclectic mixes of boutiques and vintage stores, gourmet restaurants and coffee houses all blend together to offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Come into Calm, A Salon for an appointment before meeting friends for drinks or dinner. Click here for a list of our favorite shops and eateries.


Come and have your hair done and go out for a night on the town. Need a restaurant recommendation? Check out some of our favorite local shops and eateries...



Visa, MC, and personal checks. No gratuities on credit cards. Depostit required for all Coppala Keratin Treatments ($100). 48 hour cancellation required for deposit return.