Benji Pow has 10 years of experience in Balayage, Highlights, and creative blonding services. To work in San Francisco’s Top salon was his goal as a haircolorist and by good fortune and hard-work he is the new owner of Taylor Monroe as of August 2019. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he brings Aloha to the Bay Area’s beauty community with pristine haircuts and hair color for all genders.
“Benji is incredible!!!! I absolutely love the cut, color, and treatment he gave me. I'm pretty amazed at how kind and accommodating he is; he went far above and beyond what I even asked for in order to guarantee I walked away from his shop feeling good.” - Whitney G.
“Best hair color & cutting spot. I highly recommend Benji he is very good at coloring and cutting. He is very nice and professional I'll come to do my hair color & cutting.” - Yueming G.
View his work via Instagram: @sanfranciscobalayage
Roberto is our salon sweetheart. He’s worked his way through our 2 year assistant training program and proved his diligence to pound the pavement as a Stylist on the salon floor. He creates color formulas with a punch using Wella haircolor. Seek out Roberto for Highlights, Balayage, and Bleach and Tones. You’ll get the shade of blonde you’ve always dreamed of. Se habla espanol? Reserva un cita con Roberto.
Roberto you are the Best! Thank you for listening to me very carefully. I love my haircut. It is exactly what I wanted.” - Nsm S.
“Came back today for a trim with Roberto. He listened to what I wanted, gave suggestions, but wasn't pushy, which is SO appreciated :)” - Farrah N.
View Robertos work via Instagram: @vivalahair_
We are proud of Alicia and her diligence working through our 2 year assistant training program. She can accomplish Balayage and blended Highlights using Wella haircolor and various haircoloring techniques. She is receptive to your needs and capable of rendering haircuts and haircolor services for every type of clientele. Se habla espanol? Reserva una cita con Alicia Alvarez.
“Alicia cuts my hair and does a wonderful job. She pays attention to my hair growth to insure an even grow out. We always have something to laugh about, never a dull moment from start to finish.” - Joey D.
View her work via Instagram: @aliciamariehairsf
Megan Van Vleet is a well traveled hair color specialist with seven years of experience behind the chair, who has expanded her skillset in a plethora of stimulating and challenging environments including San Francisco, New York City, San Diego and Raleigh, NC. A self proclaimed blonde enthusiast, she is here for all of your balayage, bleach and tone, highlighting, and corrective color needs. Megan has always had a strong focus on education, having had extensive training with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Wella, Davines, R+Co and Oribe.
“Megan Van Vleet is my Fairy Hair Godmother!! The transformation she gave my old brassy quaff to a sexy, beach blonde bombshell is absolutely stunning!” - Rebeka Y.
“I'll definitely be coming back for my root touch up in the future. Thank you Megan! Super happy with the turn out and my hair feels nice and healthy! :]” - Katie F.
View her work via Instagram: @meganvanvleethair
Johnathan is all about the one-on-one experience you’ve been searching for. His balayage and haircut package is tailored to the look you want to achieve. He is very detailed and works with you every step of the way to get you closer to your #hairgoals.
I don't have a usual go-to salon so I decided to try Taylor / Monroe. Booked an appointment with Jonathan online the night before and got accepted / checked in with no issues. Really appreciated his advice on my hair, sometimes I go in not knowing what I want and he was helpful and patient working with me to achieve my hair goals.” - Emily C.
“As a brunette I've always had trouble getting the results I want, and Jonathan is now the only stylist I will trust in SF. The price is reasonable as well.” - Kayle V.
View Johnathan’s work via instagram: @hairbyjohnathan
Gigi proved her skill with haircolor, haircuts and men’s haircuts from the get-go. Another successful graduate of our two-year assistant training program, she is delivering work that is above-and beyond. Her technical skillset can tackle all hair texutures, lengths and depths. She can formulate the perfect color for every clientele. Se habla espanol? Reserva una cita con Gigi.
I've been seeing Gigi for 4 years and a she's the best. She's taken me taken me from bleach and tone to highlights and back many many times. (She's very patient!) great for all blonde needs! Highly recommend!” - Erica F.
“I've been seeing Gigi at Taylor Monroe for over three years and she always exceeds my expectations!!” - Jasmynn A.
View her work via Instagram: @gigiherrerasf
You’ll love Scott’s bubbly personality, look to him for confidence when it comes to rendering a haircolor or men’s haircut. Scott is proficient is upkeeping a natural hairstyle from short to long-layer haircuts. His team spirit keeps our salon morale alive!
“The studio's online booking system is very easy to navigate, and Scott is a magician with his scissors! I haven't had a haircut for about half a year, and my hair had some messy and uneven layers from previous cuts / color corrections. Scott was able to smooth out the layers and my hair looks so much better and cleaner after the cut.” - Yixiao Y.
“I randomly booked an appointment there with Scott B. and have been hooked ever since. He's so meticulous with his work and always takes the time to make sure I'm happy with the result.” - Lauren H.
Charles has 20 years of hair-cutting experience. We are so lucky to have him apart of this team as he brings knowledge, history and nostalgia from the formerly known Oxen Rose Salon. He is San Francisco’s haircut specialist for all genders, hair lengths and textures. Look to Charles to tailor your curly hair or short men’s haircuts. He’s worked beside Bay Area industry leaders for years and continues to work beside us as we grow to be San Francisco’s Best Hair Salon.
“ Charles has the magic touch! I honestly haven't loved a cut as much as this one in a very long time - soft layers with volume!” - MG
“Charles is awesome. My hair is hard to cut and he does a fabulous job.” - - Sophia M.
Michael has been a hair stylist for 13 years while this salon was former known as the remarkable Oxen Rose. He specializes in balayage, all-over hair color and men’s cuts, catering to our Bay Area natives. He’s filled with wisdom and experience and gains inspiration through art, literature and travel.
“Michael did such a great job with my hair, especially considering I was going for a big change. He is a no frills man, very real guy, is patient, and gives honest advice which I really appreciated.” - Kritikka K.
“Michael is the best! He's cut my hair for years, and he's always been great at listening to what I want and modeling styles off of pictures I share.” - Nicole V.
With over 25 years of experience it’s no wonder Katrina comes so highly recommended. From mens fashion mullets, to shags and extensions she DOES IT ALL.
“Katrina killed it! Such an amazing job. She's so cool, made me feel comfortable start to finish. Can't wait for my next appointment” - Rishika R.
“I followed curl expert Katrina from her previous salon and I am thrilled!” - Danit B.
Bay area native with 10 years of experience, Alisha will provide the ultimate experience. Alisha loves doing everything from subtle balayage to screaming creative colors and is a highly requested men’s hair artist.
“Trendy vibe. Nice staff. Alisha cut my hair and advised against coloring for the moment due to the health of my hair. So kudos in not coloring just to get bigger bank.” - Samantha L.
“I have been coming here since I moved to San Francisco. Both my wife and I love the place and will always recommend this place both for the people, service and atmosphere. Alisha is my go to person and she is great. I am very picky where I go as I have had nightmares before so I was so happy when I found this spot.” - Paul T.