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. 


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


Talented, motivated and always striving for the best, Berenice is an outstanding member of the Maru Team.  She has an exceptional eye for creating just the right style that enhances the beauty of each client. In particular, Berenice is always passionate and excited when working on creative and unique color projects.  Berenice has studied extensively with Kevin Murphy, Redken, Oribe and The Business of Balayage.


Janet has been a stylist since 2012 and truly enjoys working with each guest as an individual, listening to their needs and creating a style plan that best suits their lifestyle. Her kind and professional personality allows for guest to relax knowing that they are in good hands. Janet loves creating color for grey coverage and blending, women’s hair cutting, and educating her guests on at home care and styling. 


Alissa is a creative stylist & influencer with over 100K views on Youtube. Having trained extensively with Redken, L’Oreal, Goldwell, Wella, Kerastase, Oribe, R&Co and V76, education and teaching are her passions. Most recently she completed blonding education at NineZeroOne Salon in Beverly Hills. Alissa has grown up in the industry (her mother was a salon owner and educator and her father a barber). Beginning her career as a cosmetologist and then later becoming a stylist at Di Pietro Todd in San Francisco, Maru is thrilled to have Alissa as part of the team.  Her dream is to compete in the North American Hairstylist Awards and someday style celebrities. Alissa gives back to the community by contributing haircuts to the homeless and children for back to school.


Erica graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy and has completed studies with Kevin Murphy, Oribe and Redken.  Erica is passionate and uses her creativity to create looks that express the unique individuality of her clients. Specialties include: Bridal Hair & Makeup.




HAIRCUTS  |  range from $75

COLOR  |  range from $90

HIGHLIGHTS  |  range from $155

BALAYAGE  |  range from $250

BLEACH + TONE  |  range from $250


BLOW OUTS  |  range from $55

HAIR TREATMENTS  |  additional to service range from $30

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.


LOVE LOCAL!  Purchase on using our personal code and support our salon and team members by doing so. Shop safely from home by heading over to and entering code marusalon at checkout. 

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The KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids, is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy catered for every hair type. The products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. 
All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free.

Your hair is your best accessory.

When it looks amazing, so do you. REDKEN salon professional haircolor and styling products offer you versatile and customized options to deliver the look you desire.






1400 Shattuck Avenue | Space 9

Berkeley, California 94709

Tel: 510-549-3610 




Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM
​Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
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