MEET OUR HAIRSTYLISTS
MEET OUR HAIRSTYLISTS
“MaduSalon offers an industry-leading salon, talented Deva-Inspired professional hairstylists accompanied by state-of-the-art vegan, sulfates and paraben free natural hair care products from DevaCurl, Eufora International, JessiCurl, Miss Jessie’s, and Use Me Products, and is the BEST CURLY HAIR salon in San Francisco!”
I am Isabel M. Pedro. I’m native from Africa; Angola. I had lived and traveled 4 continents of the world and I’m not done yet. I speak 5 language; Portuguese my mother language, France Lorne in France, Spanish in span, Italian in Italy, English in USA (New York City). I started doing hair when I was 8yearsold, within my only hair. Then my brother and sisters. I never really stop doing hair but I seek how to bring it to the next level. I went to school for pilot, but hair was always hunting me. So in 2002 when I moved to NY City I decide to go to cosmetology school (international beauty school). I knew right away that I would specialize in curly hair, but with no clue of ending doing it in SF California (one of the beautiful cities in the world) here I am!
Sasha began his career almost 10 years ago in Miami where he trained under Master Stylists and Colorists from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Toni &Guy and Goldwell. From there he went on to Boston where he cultivated his creative and stunning color skills on Newbury St. He’s know for his soft, natural and seamless highlights. But is extremely well versed in all things color. His precision cutting skills are evident in the flowing geometric shapes that he creates for his clients.
All of this begins only after he sits for an in-depth consultation with his client, to work towards creating that desired overall look that he and his client have created together. He not only asks the right questions, but really listens as well. The love for what he does is apparent in the work that he creates. And we’re thrilled to have added him to our team of gifted and extremely talented artists here at MaduSalon.
Shannon started working for MaduSalon as a receptionist in 2007 . She transitioned to a hair stylist in 2009 working her way up from an assistant to Marie France Cesar (owner), to a Junior stylist and finally a full fledged hair stylist. MaduSalon being an eclectic mixture of love, positive energy and fast paced environment, with forward thinkers, who are always learning, creates the ideal salon for her to thrive. Shannon’s passion for hair styling began as a child. She would spend hours braiding and unbraiding her dolls hair until it was perfected. After conquering dolls she moved onto herself, friends and family.
Shannon discovered curly hair at the end of 2002, when she made her first visit to MaduSalon as a client of Marie France Cesar. Marie Cut her relaxer off and styled her hair curly. Shannon began her natural hair journey going back and forth between flat ironing and wearing it natural. Shannon is a trained Deva Inspired Advanced Stylist (2012), having earned this title by completing an advanced course at the New York Devachan Salon. Shannon also specializes in haircuts, color, extensions, braiding, and up-do’s. Hair for her is like a puzzle, which she enjoys putting together piece by piece. This to her is, taking a chaotic situation and creating beauty.
I was attracted to madusalon because I grew up in the neighborhood and I walked by it every day. When I found out they specialized in curly hair I was excited because I was intrigued to learn how to cut and style curls. I wanted to make people feel beautiful with there naturally curly hair and learn how to style every day. I’ve been here for seven years and love helping people love there curls.
A native of Spain, Antonio has called many places home, including Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles, New York City and now San Francisco. In addition, his frequent travels to visit diverse cultures and experience fashion all over the world continue to inform his style and expertise. Antonio is a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California, where he studied esthetics and cosmetology.
He was a national make-up artist for Lancome, and then worked with Sebastian International as a platform artist. With 15 years of experience – both as a stylist and educator – in hair and make-up, Antonio brings a strong portfolio to the salon. He is a recognized specialist in curly hair and is a certified Deva Curlaborator for DevaConcepts. “My experience with curly hair has allowed me to surrender to an unconditional flow of information and feedback that happens naturally in my salon chair and in an educational forum. It humbles me to facilitate the unique beauty and different ways that hair responds to our method of cutting, and how our products enhance it each time.”