Why customers choose Sixteen Eighty Eight A Hair Studio

Sixteen Eighty Eight A Hair Studio gives customers detailed and personalized attention in an intimate boutique salon setting. Since 1999, Salon Owners Kandace Karcher and Lisa Skinner have given their customers hundreds of reasons to return.

Although their business has been open 13 years, the salon stays current on hair trends, hair styling techniques, and hair care products through continuing education in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Not only do we have experience, we use and recommend Kérastase and Bumble & Bumble, which are leading hair care products in salons worldwide.

Our mission

Sixteen Eighty Eight A Hair Studio is a place where qualified professionals offer superior quality, service and products to improve the client’s self image in a personalized atmosphere.

Our location

We are centrally located in the Walnut Creek area, within easy walking distance to many of the city’s retail shops and attractions, such as Nordstrom’s, Niemen Marcus and Walnut Creek Baking Company. You’ll find us between Target and the Lesher Center for the Arts. For those who prefer easy parking, we have metered parking in front of our salon, and are within one block of a public parking garage.

Here’s what our customers are saying about us:

“I started getting my hair cut here about two years ago and I don't think I will ever go anywhere else. Lisa, one of the co-owners, cuts my hair perfectly every time and is just one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. She makes getting a haircut a fun and enjoyable experience! Two thumbs up to Kayla also, who is super friendly and gives a mean shampoo!”

--Larry G. Lafayette, CA

“Kandace is one of the salon owners and has been my stylist for 18 years! Kandance also has been cutting (and coloring) my husband’s hair for 15 years. She is knowledgeable and incredibly talented. The salon is very clean and welcoming. All the stylists are friendly and helpful, whether you are their customer or not. Everyone is organized and on time.”
1688 carries the best product lines such as Kerastase and Bumble & Bumble. And, everyone is familiar with the products and will take time to explain and discuss with you.

I don’t think you will find another salon where everyone cares about each other and their clients, as much as Sixteen Eighty Eight! 

Make an appointment; you will be glad you did.”

--Sandy B. Pittsburgh, PA

“Stylist Christina Keenan is magical! She is a creative genius and has visualized the perfect look for my style. She is kind, patient and a pleasure to chat with. She trained in NYC at Bumble & Bumble and is abreast of the latest trends and techniques. I highly recommend her!”

--Jacyn S. Walnut Creek, CA

“Heard good things about this salon and had to try it out.  My stylist Jason was so welcoming and friendly with didn't have to wait to be seen.  The salon itself is very clean with great decor.  I came in for highlights and a cut and he had great recommendations for both!  I left feeling like a new woman!  Not only was he totally professional with a great sense of style, but also so friendly and welcoming.  I'd definitely recommend Jason and can’t wait to see what he does with my hair next time!”

--Teeny S. Martinez, CA

Our charity work

Every year, Sixteen Eighty Eight A Hair Studio helps our local community by donating our time and hair services to WCEF, Walnut Creek Education Foundation, part of Walnut Creek School District. This year will be our 13th year of participating in this worthy cause.


Sunday - Monday 10am to 6pm
Tuesday - Thursday 7am to 7pm
Friday - Saturday 9am to 6pm
Call (925) 935-1688 to make an appointment.
Walk-ins welcome

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