Monica Foster

Owner | Stylist

With a calm confidence that put her clients immediately at ease, Monica specializes in precision and expressive haircuts and styling for everyday as well as formal occasions including up-dos, extensions and bridal hair design. A Bay Area native, Monica’s career as a stylist began in 1995 in San Francisco where she apprenticed at two of the Bay Area’s most noted salons, Architects and Heroes and di Pietro Todd. She founded Monica Foster Salon in 2011 to pursue her two passions in parallel: discovering her clients’ natural beauty through the perfect style and cut, and creating a welcoming and customer-centric salon where she can mentor, educate and lead a team of equally creative and talented stylists. She continues to master her art by pursuing advanced education and training in all areas of hairstyling. Through hard work and dedication to her craft, Monica has emerged as a leader in the industry, performing demonstrations and offering her styling expertise at New York Fashion Week. Monica believes deeply in connecting with and educating her clients so they can maintain the style and condition of their hair and feel beautiful every day.



Loan Nguyen

Stylist | Colorist

Loan loves listening to her client’s needs and joyously bringing their vision to life. She 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 applies her many years of expertise as a hair colorist and stylist to meeting the needs of her clients in the best way possible.



Sruitih Asher Colbert

Stylist | Make up Artist

Srutih’s professional career spans decades and she brings a profound wealth of knowledge and experience to Monica Foster Salon. A stylist since 1985, she specializes in creative precision haircutting, from classic shapes, long layers to contemporary cutting edge styles. She initially trained with Yosh Toya in San Francisco and subsequently spent many years as a trainer at Yosh for Hair. She has since travelled the country teaching and inspiring other professionals to cut hair that falls into place effortlessly and grows out beautifully.



Amy Hasenkamp


Over her long professional career, countless clients have turned to Amy to help find the perfect hair color that reflects their unique attributes and lifestyle. Amy’s precision application techniques and attention to detail reflect her skills and experience in coloring services. She specializes in natural looking color techniques and color corrections and is inspired by the creation of beautiful, natural and healthy hair color. Originally from Southern California, Amy began her career in 1992 and received extensive education in hair color at the Gates Salon in Pasadena and continued to enhance her color techniques at di Pietro Todd in San Francisco.



Sadie Kraft

Stylist | Colorist

After graduating from the Redken Academy, Sadie’s career began at Monica Foster Salon in 2011, where she pursued her love for styling and coloring through onsite training and attending various education programs. Following completion of her training, Sadie has been styling and coloring since 2014. She also offers hair extensions, Keratin treatments and make up application. She continues to attain further advanced training from educators such as Vidal Sassoon, Wella and Oribe. Her clients love her friendly attitude, passion and creativity.



Cony Kwan 

Stylist | Colorist

With a keen eye for meticulous detail, Cony is an expert in both classic and creative styling that constantly evolves to reflect current trends. Following her training at the Vidal Sassoon San Francisco, she continues to master her skills at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Wella Education and the Business of Balayage. Her years of experience and sense of style allows her to create the most beautiful and suitable look for her clients incorporating all aspects of color. Book an appointment with Cony and discover her unique balance of technical artistry and coloring innovation.



Maia Orr


Maia’s quiet confidence is displayed through her precise techniques and impeccable results. Maia specializes in precision hair styling, is especially skilled with curly and complex hair, and produces cuts that are both easy to maintain and are long lasting. She has recently extended her services to include color and keratin treatments. Maia began her career in 2002 at diPietro Todd in Palo Alto and San Francisco. She completed her training in 2005 and became a stylist at di Pietro Palo Alto. Maia continues her training with advanced cutting courses at Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica and at the diPietro Todd Academy in San Francisco.



Celeste Ruberti

Stylist | Colorist

Celeste is proficient in both cut and color services, but her strength and passion lie in the creativity of hair-color and the strong, tailored shapes of men’s haircuts. The hair-color world has changed in recent years and Celeste’s color approach has been evolving with it. Dimensional color, seamless gray coverage, and balayage are just a few of the techniques she is known for. Celeste prides herself on being able to connect with clients by involving them in the process of determining the right look for their lifestyle. Her strong eye for detail is the perfect match for men’s haircuts, where blending, clean lines, and modern styling are a must. Celeste regularly takes classes across the country in both color and cutting services, and in her spare time she formulates her own line of natural hair-care products.



Melissa Cusimano

Colorist | Treatment Specialist

Melissa ‘s career as a colorist began at Di Pietro Todd Salon in 1998 and following extensive specialist training for several years, she began offering her wide range of color services in 2002. With fashion and hair trends evolving, Melissa continuously hones her craft through advanced education in contemporary color techniques. Having an eye for detail, she formulates color for each client’s specific needs, using classic foil hi-liting techniques as well as freehand balayage, all over color, creative color and consistent grey coverage. To achieve such beautiful results she uses industry leading hair color brands such as L’Oreal, Wella, Logics, Redken, Matrix and Pravana. Melissa selects color solutions that match and enhance the client’s hair and overall look, specializes in corrections and also offers scalp and oil treatments from Rene Furterer.



Lizette Hernandez

Junior Stylist

Lizette joined the Monica Foster team in late 2014, having attained her cosmetology license in 2012 and subsequently gained styling expertise at Hair International Salon in Palo Alto. Now that she has successfully completed Monica Foster’s internal styling program, as well as continuing to pursue ongoing top tier education programs, Lizette offers a range of services from men, women and children’s haircuts, color services, keratin treatments and blow-dry’s.