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Top Hairstylist for Sonoma, Len Handeland

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Great color and
thermal straightening

Len is wonderful. He did a color, cut and thermal straightening, and I’m a new woman. Someone actually stopped me on the street to compliment me on my hair.

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Top hairstylist Len Handeland with salons in Sonoma
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Terrific Hair
I never got comments on my hair until I went to Len at Utopia. He considers your personal style and tailors your cut or color to perfection! If you want a low-maintenance do, he’ll satisfy your request. If it’s a special occasion, done.

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Len Handeland, top hairsytlst working in Sonoma


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ABOUT TOP SONOMA HAIRSTYLIST AND COLORIST, LEN HANDELAND

Len Handeland owned Utopia Salon in San Francisco's upscale Union Square (San Francisco) for nine of his 20-plus years in the hair industry, and now, Len is pleased to call Sonoma his full time homebase! Having divided his time between Sonoma and San Francisco for the past three years, Len decided to to completely focus his efforts on the success of RED Loft Salon, which he opened 5 years ago and was forced to close due to a 51% rent increase. Moving away from a salon brand, Len has decided to use his brand LenDoesMyHair as his salon name.

Len's strong foundational skills came from extensive two-plus years apprenticeship at both diPietro Todd Salon and the former DeKroon Salon & Spa in San Francisco. The time Len spent during these apprenticeships gave him the opportunity to hone and refine his cutting and coloring skills. Beyond his apprenticeships, Len engaged in advanced, multi-year training with both Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy—his commitment to professional development enabled him to master the marriage between precision cutting and artistic expression.

As an experienced and accomplished stylist, Len has strived to pass along the benefits of his own training and education, serving as the color educator at Utopia Salon, where he trained junior stylists in his specialties—color and highlighting.

In addition, Len was the color educator at his former salon (Utopia Salon) specializing in color and highlighting. He uses the renown Wella color line, and is known for his "blonding technique." He was proud to be voted Best of CitySearch for color and highlights in 2006. Len’s former Sonoma salon (RED Loft salon) was awarded best hair salon in Sonoma by the Sonoma Index Tribune’s “People’s choice” award.

In 2014 Len was awarded a certificate of excellence in hair services by the California State assembly. Over the years Len has provided services to a number of charities including "Help is on the Way". His work with nonprofits has allowed him to deliver hair services for three years in a row to such celebrities as Luci Arnaz, daughter of the late Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Jill Eikenberry from the 80s hit show “L.A. Law”, Marylou Henner from the hit series “Taxi”, and Toni Tennille, recording artist and television personality from the 70s.

Len has also volunteered at many charities including “Hope Cuts” where proceeds were donated to a number of charities including AIDS research, and breast cancer research. He has also provided in-kind donations to a number of Homeless organizations. In 2007, Len took part in 3-day Sierra Summit at Moscone Center for mercury testing which was featured on their web site as well as in the magazine "The Planet". Len’s former salon also hosted a breast cancer fundraising event reported on by 7x7 magazine.

When Len is not creating artistry behind the chair, he furthers his professionalism within the industry by taking advanced haircutting courses as well as color classes. Len has enjoyed traveling extensively, and his travels have taken him all over the world from Europe to Asia, and to the Middle East. Some of Len’s other passions are Martial Arts (Len trains three times a week in Muay Thai or Thai kickboxing) along with studying “Jeet Kune Do” or ‘JKD” a Martial Arts practiced and perfected by the late Bruce Lee. He is also an excellent billiards player, enjoys biking, wine tasting and Vegetarian cooking (Len has been a Vegetarian for over 25 years) Len is also a thespian (actor) and singer and appears from time to time in commercials, as well as several lead roles in community theatre!

Come, indulge! Allow yourself to be pampered in the charm and gracious hospitality of the Sonoma Wine Country! You will walk away from your experience feeling renewed and with fabulous looking hair!

Don’t you want to be asked “Who does your hair?!” of course you do! Tell them Len does my hair.

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