"After moving to Marin and leaving a long-time stylist, a friend referred me to Minako after I had a bad experience. I was understandably nervous, but Minako made me feel comfortable right away. She asked a lot of questions and really got a feel for my personal style, how much time I have to spend on my hair, and even what my work day is like. My hair is fine and has a tendency to be fragile from processing and styling. She took all of this into account and gave me a fabulous cut and very natural-looking color. Minako keeps up with the latest styles and always has suggestions on keeping my look fresh. Four years later I feel completely comfortable with Minako. I sit in her chair and let her have at my hair. I'm always pleased with the outcome. Thank you Minako!"
| Paulette Tomasello, San Rafael |
Precision Cut & Color
full color: $100 +
retouch color: $80. +
highlights, balayage: $95. +
color correction, double process,
creative color: upon consultation
Yuko Japanese Straightening
Keratin Smoothing Treatment
CUT & STYLE
women's cut & style: $65. +
men's cut: $50.
special occasion up-dos: $65. +
blow dry styling: $45. +
Hair is a beautiful material - your unique accessory to wear daily. My Mission is to help you find the best original style that enhances your appearance while working with the specific needs of your life-style.
Ales UK Academy of Hair Externsion, Tokyo - 2004
Balmain Hair Extension Workshop - 2007
Hair Dreams Hair Extension Workshop - 2006
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy Class, S.F. - 2009
Tony & guy Classic Cutting Course, Tokyo - 2005
Vidal Sassoon Classic & In-Depth Chemical Color Course, L.A. - 2003
Vidal Sassoon Comprehensive Cutting Course, L.A. - 2003
Vidal Sassoon Creative Color Course, S.F. - 2005, 2003
Vidal Sassoon Creative Cutting Course, S.F. - 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004
Wella Japan Master of Color Seminar, Tokyo - 2005
Wella Studio Color Correction, S.F. - 2008
Wella Studio Dimensional Color, L.A. - 2005
Yuko System Japanese Straightening Advanced Workshop, L.A. - 2007, 2006, 2004 and 2003
Yuko Hair Straightening System www.yuko-usa.com
Yuko Hair Straightening System permanently smoothes curly, dry, unruly hair with a revolutionary straightening system that uses heat to restructure the hair's protein bond. The result is smooth, sleek, shiny, straight, regenerated (repaired) hair.
Q: How many touch-ups do you need and how long does the process take?
A: Expect to have the process done at least twice a year. Long hair takes four to five hours to be processed.
Q: How long does the YUKO straightening last?
A: Once the hair is processed it is permanently straightened. Time does not "wear down" the process. The straightening comes from a re-structured protein bond inside the hair shaft.
Q: What if I want to wear my hair in a curly style or what my old curls back?
A: Your hair will respond to any curling iron.
Q: What is the youngest age a person can use the YUKO SYSTEM?
A: It is safe for a child as young as twelve years old to use the process.
Q: Can senior citizens use the YUKO SYSTEM?
A: YES! The system is processed the same on aged hair but performs just as beautifully.
Q: Is it safe to use this revolutionary hair straightening system?
A: The system has been tested in three continents: Asia, Europe and the USA.
Q: What is Keratin treatment? www.keratincomplex.com
The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl from the hair, leaving the hair soft, shiny and luxurious. The more you treat your hair, the healthier it becomes. With each treatment, the build-up of Keratin makes the hair: - Smoother and Silkier - Straighter and Shinier - Easier and Faster to blow-dry Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola is gentle enough to use on all hair types. A great time to have the treatment done would be directly after coloring or chemically treating the hair. The color will be sealed in, leaving the hair vibrant and extending the life of the color. The process takes about 3 to 4 hours, start to finish. The Keratin treatment is ideal for colored and damaged hair and can be done in the same visit. After treatment instructions are specific and strict for 3 days.: Do not wet hair. Do not clip, put hair or sunglasses behind the ears for 3 days. Use Sodium-Chloride Free shampoo and conditioner only. The Keratin treatment does not make the hair straight but smoother, so you can still get enough texture and body. You can re-do the treatment as many times as you want. The hair will get better each time.