Alameda’s First Blow Dry Bar Celebrates Grand Opening: Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar

Yin-dee-ton-rab! or “Welcome!” to Sabai Salon & Dry Bar, the first blow dry bar in Alameda. After nearly four months of construction and planning, Sabai Salon will be celebrating their much anticipated grand opening in front of city officials, friends, and family on Saturday, November 15.

Sabai Salon and Blow Dry Bar AlamedaSabai Salon is an upscale, full service hair salon offering the ultimate experience in relaxation. Shampoo, conditioning, haircuts, color, blow dry’s, styling, and specialized treatments help clients look and feel their best. The top-tier services available make Sabai Salon a premier East Bay beauty destination for salon services. Outfitted with the most modern equipment and stocked with the hottest items, customers can purchase products from top brands like Rene Furterer and Coppol to bring home the luxury of the Sabai experience.

The word SABAI (“suh-BYE”) refers to comfort and relaxation. Sabai Salon’s mission is to provide high quality beauty services by highly educated stylists in an elegant, well-designed setting. “We here at Sabai know everyone’s life can be hectic from time to time, so we have created a place of zen and beautification for you,” says Tik Coleman, Owner/Master Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist.

Sabai Salon and Blow Dry Bar AlamedaFrom the moment you walk in, you will be greeted with a warm smile and cool beverage followed by a scalp and neck massage using 100% natural products. Stylists are knowledgeable and equipped to combine Western and Eastern techniques to create a great experience which will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for the world. You will love the transformation as the stylist massages your scalp the Thai way – with deep conditioning for healing and relaxation.

Owner Tik Coleman brings over 10 years of professional experience to Sabai Salon. A licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist with training in the original Thai massage “Wat Po,” Tik is also known for her excellent hair cutting and styling techniques. Her new posh salon is attracting both locals and socialites for top-notch blowouts (shampoo/dry/style treatment to help you look your best for any function – from super straight smooth “Be Calm” to big curl and volume “Be Sassy”). 

Tik Coleman owner Sabai SalonBorn in the Thailand province of Si Sa Ket, Tik has lived in San Francisco for over 10 years. Reflective of her Buddhist philosophy, Tik’s passion is beautifying her clients from the inside out — a process that creates a sense of personal healing felt by each of her clients. Tik interacts with clients and everyone she meets, bringing a message of love and peace.

Each of the stylists at Sabai Salon embrace this philosophy while transforming hairstyles with a cut, shaping, highlights, or color that enhance a client’s inner beauty. You will love the transformation as they massage your scalp the Thai way – with deep conditioning for healing and relaxation. The result: both Western and Eastern approaches that help you express your best every day. For a complete experience, they will complement the styling with suggestions to enhancing your makeup.

“We view ourselves not just as a salon, but an experience. We want your experience at Sabai Salon to be relaxing.” said Tik Coleman. “Everybody is passionate about some aspect of their life. Our passion is making you feel beautiful from the inside out with our positive energy. The wellness and self-rejuvenation that our services provide is something we take great pleasure in.”

Tik dreamed of owning a high end, luxury salon in Alameda and her dream has become a reality. “We saw an opportunity to bring a truly upscale salon into the convenience of Alameda’s downtown,” said Tik. “Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar is positioned in a fantastic location. A lot of exciting changes are happening in Alameda, and I am proud Sabai is a part of it.”

Sabai Salon Alameda hair care productsTreat yourself to something new… forget the chaos and stresses in your life while enjoying a little Sabai of your own and feel confident you will leave looking and feeling beautiful. Sabai Salon welcomes newcomers and devoted Tik Coleman fans alike to explore the new beauty oasis, indulge, and relax. Sabai stylists are specialized with hair styling, skin care, and massage services which you can book online or over the phone. Walk-ins are also welcome. First time clientele receive 20% off!

Sabai Salon & Blow Dry Bar is located at 2515 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite 102. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:00am–7:00pm, and other times by appointment. For more information, please visit, call (510) 239-4329, or stop by the salon in person.

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