We build and expand on the inner beauty of our guests by recognizing and celebrating the individual self. Communication is essential to understanding your lifestyle, hair needs and personal style to create the perfect look for you. We take our work seriously and know there is power in looking and feeling your best.
Our staff maintains the highest level of standards, believing only the best is acceptable.
We create with integrity and professionalism while committing to defining what is right for you.
Kipp opened Maru Salon in 2004 with the idea that it would be a place where creativity is encouraged, high standards are always maintained, and the staff and clientele are supported to be their most successful and best selves. With over 20 years in the industry as a professional, business owner and educator, Kipp is an expert colorist and stylist. His passion and genuine love of people have been the drivers to the continued growth and success of Maru Salon.
Mark graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy and joined Maru Salon in 2013. He has completed additional studies with Oribe, Redken, Kevin Murphy and The Business of Balayage. Mark commands a remarkable skill for balayage, color and cut and has brought an exciting creative talent to the team at Maru Salon. His ability to connect with and build on each client’s personal style is what defines Mark’s work. In addition to being a stylist, Mark is also a team leader responsible for continuing education of the salon apprentice program.
Laura began her career as a stylist in 2009 with a focus on precision cuts but soon fell in love with color. She is now recognized as a top stylist known for her creativity and technical skills providing her clients with a complete look. Laura specializes in short hair, Asian texture and BLONDING. Laura is known for her talent in combining different techniques such as traditional foil highlighting with balayage to customize the color to each guest. When she is not behind the chair Laura loves to travel and explore different cultures, hiking, fashion and food!
With over fifteen years in the industry Linh continues to take advanced techniques classes to broaden his skills, create new styles and stay on top of trends in hair. Energetic, motivated, a good listener, and easy to get along with are just some of the qualities that make Linh such a valuable member of the Maru team. Specialties include: Balayage, Asian Hair, Men's Hair, Women's Hair, Layers / Short Cuts, Wedding Up-Do's
Brooklyn began her career as a hair stylist in San Diego before moving to the Bay Area and joining the Maru team. She loves cutting and specializes in blonding and balayage and has a talent for corrective color. Brooklyn uses her extensive knowledge of color from continued education to create one of a kind formulas for each unique canvas of hair. She creates a safe space for each client to comfortably discuss their personal hair goals through consultations and good communication. She loves to laugh, build relationships and have fun with her clients!
Riley has been styling and creating beautiful hair professionally for almost a decade. But his love of his craft was apparent since he was two years old with a barbie doll in one hand and brush in the other. He has worked with a diverse clientele spanning from west coast to east coast. Riley focuses on listening and being in tune with his clients so that the process is collaborative and the end result is success. He is great with balayage, hair color and hair cutting. He is an accomplished stylist but believes in always expanding and improving himself both professionally and personally. Outside of work Riley enjoys activities like hot yoga, roller-skating, and cooking new recipes.
"When I make my clients smile, that is real success”. Jacelyn is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area native. She has been in the industry for 7 years and trained with AVEDA and Vidal Sassoon. She specializes in precision cutting, short textured styles, curly hair and effortless styles. Having worked in San Francisco throughout her career, she most recently spent 3 years in New York City where she received advanced core cutting with master Japanese cutting specialists. In New York, she had the unique opportunity to work on set with The View's Whoopi Goldberg and cast members. She is now back in The Bay Area doing what she loves, building relationships and creating amazing hair.
Rachel loves everything hair and makeup. She studied at Aveda Institute in Seattle in 2010 but began by cutting her friends hair at age five. After advanced training Rachel moved to Hawaii to further her career in the bridal hair and makeup industry. She loves working with hair of all types, has extensive experience with asian, textured, blonde and curly hair. She loves providing great cuts that grow out beautifully. She takes pride in staying up to date on current trends and connecting with her clients to create their dream look. In her free time she is traveling, trail running and looking for adventures.
According to Gee, the best part of creating beautiful hair is when clients leave the salon feeling happy, confident, and beautiful. Obsessed with glamorous looks, Gee is a creative stylist and makeup artist specializing in beautiful color, styling, haircuts, wigs and extensions. Ultimately Gee wants to enhance each client's beauty so they are confident and feel great.
SERVICE PRICING IS SET ON THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE OF OUR STYLISTS
HAIRCUTS | range from $90
COLOR | range from $150
HIGHLIGHTS | range from $195
BALAYAGE | range from $250
BLEACH + TONE | range from $250
KERATIN SMOOTHING TREATMENT | range from $250
BLOW OUTS | range from $60
HAIR TREATMENTS | additional to service range from $40
WEDDING & EVENT HAIR | pricing upon request
Blow outs are complimentary with a color service.
As a courtesy, please allow 48 hours for cancellations to avoid any service charges.
Children are welcome by appointment only. Our time together is about you. Please respect others.
We accept Visa, Mastercard and cash.
Gratuities are graciously accepted.
1400 Shattuck Avenue | Space 9
Berkeley, California 94709