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. He specializes in all hair types and textures and is extremely talented with Asian hair.
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. Brooklyn excels at working with all hair types and textures. 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 and specializes in all hair types and textures. 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.
Rebeka was born and raised in Berkeley, California. At 20 years old she moved to Los Angeles where she studied at top cosmetology school Vidal Sassoon. After graduating, she was fortunate enough to learn from some of Hollywood's top hairstylists. Rebeka has worked for high profile clients such as Korean Pop Star CL and Selena Gomez to name a few. Her work has been featured on the cover of InStyle Korea as well as worked on many music videos. She is most passionate about hair color, specializing in color corrections, bleach and tones and balayage. After 15 years in Los Angeles she is back in Berkeley and is determined to help you achieve all of your hair color dreams.
Alexsandro is a talented hairstylist originally from Brazil who moved to the United States in 2018. With fluency in both Portuguese and English, he is able to communicate effectively with a diverse clientele. Alexsandro has a passion for hair and has honed his skills in a variety of techniques, specializing in balayage and hair coloring, hair cutting, blow dry styling, Brazilian blowouts, and keratin treatments. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in the industry to ensure that his clients receive the best possible service. With his friendly demeanor and attention to detail, Alexsandro is sure to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling fabulous.
Andrea was born and raised in Seattle proper. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, growing up around a very diverse family. She traveled to London with Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and took classes at the UK Academy, as well as being part of editorial and participating in hair and fashion shows outside of regular curriculum. As a little girl, Andrea loved going to the salon with her mother, who was a full time college student, and says “it always felt magical". Even then, hairstylists looked like rock stars and she would play barbie dolls for hours as an only child. Andrea is particularly passionate about curly hair, thick texture, balayage, fashion colors and is great with haircuts! She loves a "hair project" that makes someone look completely different, or better yet, bringing something to life they had all along. She hopes to one day be a hair educator, to always be around creative people, valuing the endless opportunities of the hair industry.
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Shawn comes to us with twenty years experience working at the top salons of San Francisco’s Union Square. Having apprenticed at Mr. Pinkwhistle in SF, Shawn has also received extensive training from Aveda, Goldwell, Bumbleandbumble and Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles. He attentively listens to each client and takes into account their hair texture, bone structure and lifestyle to ensure their needs are met. His aesthetic is classic and he enjoys creating sleek, timeless looks for the wash and go client as well as someone looking for something sophisticated, contemporary and modern. He draws inspiration from the flappers of the 20's and the mod styles of the 60's icons.
Elizabeth comes from a long line of hairdressers and grew up admiring the strength and style of her family’s talent. She became interested in the history of hair through the decades, especially the Vidal Sassoon school of thought of the 1960’s and the influence it had on the art and fashion world, which led her to move to New York City after cosmetology school. She began assisting at a salon in the East Village while simultaneously attending art school in Brooklyn. Her creative experience led to a passion for haircutting which extended to her ability to see each client as a unique portrait of the self they want to walk out of the salon as. She came home to California to apply her experience toward the Bay Area community. Elizabeth’s skills include short detailed haircuts, razor cuts, clipper cuts, fades, shags, textured hair, creative cuts, timeless sleek looks, bobs, long layers, and intuitive organic looks. She wants to connect to every one of her clients and loves being a part of bringing out their vision of how they see themselves.
SERVICE PRICING IS SET ON THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE OF OUR STYLISTS
COLOR | range from $150 +
HIGHLIGHTS | range from $210 +
BALAYAGE | range from $250 +
BLEACH + TONE | range from $250 +
KERATIN SMOOTHING TREATMENT | range from $300 +
PERMS | range from $200 + (consultation required)
(Please note pricing for color/chemical services listed are starting prices only and may increase depending on length of time required and complexity of the project. To determine the actual scope of services required to achieve your desired look and estimated pricing, we recommend booking a free color consultation prior to your appointment.)
HAIRCUTS | range from $105 +
BLOW OUTS | range from $60 +
HAIR TREATMENTS | additional to service range from $40 +
WEDDING & EVENT HAIR | pricing upon request
HAIR EXTENSIONS | consultation required $100
Cancellation Policy: To cancel please call 510-549-3610 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 PM the night before your reservation date to avoid the 50% cancellation fee.
Blow outs are complimentary with a color service.
Children are welcome by appointment only. Our time together is about you. Please respect others.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay and cash.
Gratuities are graciously accepted.
1400 Shattuck Avenue | Space 9
Berkeley, California 94709