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Our Stylists

  • Monica Foster Photo
    Monica Foster
    Owner | Stylist

    Monica (Lopez) Foster’s career as a stylist began in 1995 in San Francisco. She apprenticed at two of the Bay Area’s most noted salons: Architects and Heroes and di Pietro Todd. She continues to master her art by pursuing further education and advanced training in all areas of hairstyling. She specializes in beautiful and expressive haircuts and styling — for everyday as well as formal occasions including up-dos, extensions and bridal hair design. Monica believes deeply in connecting with and educating her clients, so they can consistently maintain the style and condition of their hair and feel beautiful every day.

  • Jennifer Bradford Photo
    Jennifer Bradford
    Stylist | Colorist

    Jennifer Bradford is a master colorist and stylist originally from San Jose, CA who specializes in creating customized hair color and cuts which reflect the client’s individuality and personality. Jennifer has worked and trained in Aveda and Tony&Guy salons and has experience in precision cutting and all modern coloring techniques including balayage, ombre, base breaking, vibrant and pastel color palettes, and advanced color correction. She is known for her long-lasting Brazilian Blowouts and customized keratin treatments. Jennifer has a background in corporate project management and is a former firefighter / EMT. She speaks French fluently, Spanish conversationally, and Japanese poorly, and she is educated in Psychology, Behavioral Science, and Chemistry. Her portfolio of work can be viewed on her website at www.jenbradfordhair.com.

  • Diana Antes Photo
    Diana Antes
    Stylist | Colorist

    Diana’s passion for hair began as a young girl and blossomed into a career in 2003. She has received advanced training from some of the top academies in the industry, such as The Redken Exchange, Vidal Sassoon Academy and Toni & Guy Academy.

    She specializes in all aspects of the beauty industry ranging from classic to modern cuts and natural to creative color – as well as extensions and special occasion hair and makeup for your “BIG” day.

    She continues to receive advanced education to keep up with the latest styles and trends to improve her expertise to fit her clients’ needs. Diana believes in bringing out the beauty in every individual and her priority is to always keep her clients beautiful and happy.

  • Srutih Asher Colbert Photo
    Srutih Asher Colbert
    Stylist

    Srutih has been passionate about making hair beautiful since 1985. She trained with Yosh Toya in San Francisco where she spent the bulk of her career traveling the country teaching and inspiring other professionals to cut hair that falls into place effortlessly and grows out beautifully. She spent many years training the staff at Yosh for Hair. Srutih is highly efficient and skilled at precision haircutting, with creativity to match — from a classic shape, sexy long layers, a smooth blowout, to the trendiest cutting edge style, you will leave her chair looking and feeling great.

  • Debra Catano Photo
    Debra Catano
    Stylist | Colorist

    Debra has been in the hair industry since 1996. She has spent many years working in the Palo Alto area and has an established loyal clientele. In 2013 when she joined Monica Foster Salon, she added an even wider variety of services to our list of offerings. She is an expert in the Redken color line and was trained extensively. She offers Ammonia-Free color in addition to the Fusion Line, both of which are exclusive to Redken. She has an expansive knowledge of various types of hair relaxers, which include Thio, Sodium Hydroxide, Thermal Reconditioning and Keratin Treatments.

    Being able to offer many different services makes Debra an all-around stylist, as she is able to encompass all aspects of hairdressing. She has completed various advance training classes that have helped her refresh her cutting style and have kept her excited and inspired with her craft. She continues to nurture her love for her work and her clients, and strives to keep learning to achieve excellence.

  • Amy Hasenkamp Photo
    Amy Hasenkamp
    Colorist

    Originally from Southern California, Amy began her career in 1992. She received extensive education in haircolor at the Gates Salon in Pasadena and di Pietro Todd in San Francisco. Amy’s artistry includes color corrections and natural looking color techniques. She is truly inspired by the creation of beautiful, dimensional, and healthy hair color.

  • Sadie Kraft Photo
    Sadie Kraft
    Junior Stylist

    Sadie developed an interest in hairdressing at a very young age.  Her unfaltering love for hair has driven her to where she is today.   After graduating from the Redken Academy, she set forth to become an apprentice at Monica Foster Salon in 2011.  She has since completed the apprenticeship program and has cultivated quite a strong clientele who are enamored by her friendly attitude, passion and creativity.  As a junior stylist, she strives to master all aspects of hairdressing, both in cutting and color.  Sadie also adds make-up application and Keratin treatments to her list of specialties.  She has ventured out of the salon to attain further advanced training taught by educators from prestigious companies such as Vidal Sassoon, Wella and Oribe.

    Sadie’s commitment and contribution of talent, skill and excitement truly help complete Monica Foster Salon’s creative team.  With a bright future ahead of her, she is ready to apply all that she has learned and demonstrate what she is most passionate about.

  • Cony Kwan Photo
    Cony Kwan
    Stylist | Colorist

    Cony Kwan apprenticed and qualified as a stylist at Vidal Sassoon San Francisco in 1997. She is an expert in both classic and creative geometric cuts with a goal to better herself every day. Her passion for the latest styles and trends inspires her to constantly evolve. In addition, advanced coloring training at Vidal Sassoon Academy allows her to proudly create the perfect look for her clients, incorporating all aspects of color. Her eye for detail, temperament and masterful skills makes her a premier stylist/colorist.

  • LeLu Photo
    LeLu
    Stylist | Colorist

    Le Lu’s pursuit for happiness lies in understanding the main form, the human head. A passion for evolution, she is driven to transform her abilities and to define her voice in the fine arts of hairdressing. After graduating from college, she followed her love of the arts in print and media. With 13 years of experience as a stylist, she has traveled all around the world, gathering skills from different genres of art, to constantly push and master the craft of hair styling.  Cultivating a discerning, style-conscious sensibility, her skills with shapes and colors has allowed her to create versatile and customized designs for a transient audience and clientele.  With an ever-expanding foundation in dynamic cutting and coloring, Le Lu continues to provide her clientele with progressive, cutting-edge styles, adding her own benchmark to the industry’s standard in the Bay Area.

  • Dre Loretto-Zanella Photo
    Dre Loretto-Zanella
    Stylist | Colorist

    Dre is a Bay Area native e with a New York soul. While working in a hospital she realized that she had to go back to her passion for fashion and beauty. This led her to begin her journey through self-growth and education with established companies in the beauty industry.

    Early in her career, Dre began her foundation and training with Aveda, Vidal Sassoon Academy and New York City’s Bumble and Bumble Design workshop. Later she discovered the art of cutting curly hair through Ouidad New York, the energy and flow of Japanese Haircutting techniques with Masaki Inouem, and the craft of Razor haircutting with Nick Arrojo (from the well known TV show “What Not to Wear”).   Dre has also worked extensively with Privè Academy in the art of French haircutting and has been able to work with their creative team in styling runway hair, for New York Fashion Week. She believes in working from the heart and getting to know her client’s lifestyles, while creating beautiful “lived in” looks with an organic yet precision approach. Dre continues to work closely with her mentors and “hair family” to gain advanced education while working towards educating future stylist.

  • Loan Nguyen Photo
    Loan Nguyen
    Stylist | Colorist

    Loan started her career as a stylist and colorist in 1997 at Hubert Brown in Palo Alto. Since then she has continued to expand her knowledge in the field of hair coloring and styling attending Bumble&Bumble and Redken color, and cutting classes.

    Loan loves listening to her client’s needs, as well as applying her 14+ years of expertise as a hair colorist and stylist for her clients.

  • Maia Orr Photo
    Maia Orr
    Stylist

    Maia’s career began in 2002 training at diPietro Todd in Palo Alto and San Francisco. She completed her training in 2005 and became a stylist at diPietro Palo Alto.

    Maia’s training involves advanced cutting courses at Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica and at the diPietro Todd Academy in San Francisco.

  • Celeste Ruberti Photo
    Celeste Ruberti
    Stylist | Colorist

    Originally from rural upstate New York, Celeste came to California in 1997 to pursue her love of acting. Upon graduating from San Jose State University she knew she wanted to continue her creative path but wanted to help people in the process. At the encouragement of her friends she went back to school for Cosmetology and has now been in the industry since 2006. Celeste has traveled around the United States for cut and color education and makes it a priority to enhance her skills on a yearly basis. Her main goal is to give her guests a look that is suitable to their life and personal style while still keeping the look current and modern. Celeste does both cut and color, but color is her specialty. Whether it be bright blondes, spicy reds, chocolate brunettes or pops of interesting color, she delights in it all. Her favorite technique is balayage, a French form of highlighting that mimics the effects of the sun by producing beautifully natural sun kissed hair. She uses a wide array of professional hair colors as well as a soy based eco friendly hair color for those with sensitivities to chemicals. Celeste prides herself on her ability to listen to her clients and translate their wishes into a look that will make them feel like the fiercest version of themselves!

  • Derek Jason Photo
    Derek Jason
    Apprentice

    Derek believes that hair design is a practice for which continuous education is essential. Fashion is ever expanding and shifting. As a student, Derek feels the importance of advanced technical training. Coming from a fashion photography background he looks at angles, shapes, and colors from a different perspective. He is always constantly trying the newest trend to his clientele. He has a true passion for hair design, and encourages anyone to allow him to contribute his skills to their individual style.