Women are always searching for that perfect hairstylist. Despite the thousands of salons out there, it's always an elusive hunt. But if you're willing to wait four months for an appointment, have a few hundred dollars to blow, and can tolerate some of the most ber-hip people in the East Bay, then Festoon Salon in North Berkeley is your spot. Run by owners Melissa and John Ryan, Festoon became the place for the young and chic to get their hair razorbladed by even haughtier stylists for the ultimate layered, tousled look. Considering the salon's popularity -- Festoon gained national notoriety in part because of its employees' success in selling endorsed Bumble & bumble products -- it's partially forgivable that the stylists are so prideful. Luckily, Festoon offers a range of prices according to its stylists' experience level, so no one has an excuse not to join the ranks of the cutting edge.