The Mane Team
Team leader, lived in color specialist, stylist, extension master, educator, business coach, and transformation specialist.
Sara began her journey in the hair and beauty industry in 2009, when she enrolled at the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. Upon graduating she began an advanced training program at The Joe Hamer Salon, eventually working her way to a master cutting and color specialist.
From there she settled and created roots at Miller and Mane Salon in Mill Valley. Being apart of the brand and team for 6 years, she helped to spearhead the development of their education program along with providing beautiful custom hair services to her loyal, loving clientele.
In 2020 she spread her wings and opened the Manes by Sara salon location in the heart of downtown Mill Valley. A sanctuary and space for creativity to flow, and for others to grow and share their love of all things hair.
Throughout her career and growth as a stylist; Sara became aware of the importance of fostering connection and relationships with clients, and bringing that to the forefront of education programs for stylists. It is more than just technical skill, it's the experience and overall feel that a stylist brings to each guest. This is something that Sara brings to the forefront of her teaching style and daily life behind the chair.
Sara was previously on the team of Goldwell Artists for 5+ years and is a certified Goldwell Master Colorist. In addition to being a transformation specialist, Sara has been an extension artist for 8+ years and is certified in Great Lengths. Clients from all over the Bay Area know and love Sara for her dedication and deep love for her signature blondes, lived in textured haircuts and effortless beautiful styles.
color specialist & educator
Aubree is a California native born and raised in San Diego. She began her hair journey in 2007 by graduating from The Paul Mitchell Academy where she later obtained a position as a color specialist/educator.
Her technical expertise has been in hair coloring; blondes, red-heads, and color corrections; with the goal of delivering the best, healthiest and most natural route for her clients. While her expertise is in color, her skillset expands into haircutting, men’s hair and bridal/event styling.
Not only does Aubree have a vast range of skills when it comes to her role as a stylist, she is also an insatiable entrepreneur and educator. She built, owned and ran a salon in San Diego, is currently a salon consultant, life coach, artist and has a deep passion for travel and love!
Aubree decided to move north during the pandemic, currently lives in the city and loyally travels back to SD monthly to see her clients. Her commitment to quality, care and connection is apparent to all who meet her.
Mane Assistant & Master Barber
Emily is a California native, born and raised in Sonoma County. She has been a licensed barber for six years and has developed her passion and skill for all things hair while working in upscale men’s barber shops. There, she specialized in precision fades, beards and straight razor shaves.
During the pandemic, Emily decided to expand her career and further her education within the hair and beauty industry, and joined the team as an assistant at Manes by Sara! She continues to develop her skills in coloring, cutting and styling techniques at the salon alongside Sara, while taking care of her barbering clientele part time.
When Emily isn’t giving an amazing blowout or doing a straight razor shave, she’s adventuring on the trails with her snowboard or dirtbike…or maybe even at the lake, wake surfing behind the boat!
Hair Stylist & Color Specialist
Rachel began her journey in the beauty industry in 2010, when she enrolled at the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, a Paul Mitchell Partner School. After graduating with honors, she began her assistant and advanced training program at The Joe Hamer Salon in Petaluma. While working her way to the position of senior cutting and coloring specialist, she joined the Joe Hamer team at their second location in the charming city of Mill Valley.
From there, she continued to grow her skills and clientele in Marin County, working as an independent contractor in Sausalito, then joining the team at Miller and Mane Salon in Mill Valley in 2017. While there, she challenged herself to greatly expand upon her skills as a colorist, learning to perfect the art of effortless, lived-in, dimensional color. Rachel combines her love of education and product knowledge to coach her guests, giving them the tools to re-create their desired styles at home. She is incredibly passionate about guest experience, and strives to deliver the utmost individual care and attention to detail during each visit.
In 2018, while maintaining her successful career behind the chair, Rachel made the decision to return to school as a Psychology major. Fascinated with human behavior from a very young age, she was eager to better understand and explore the ways in which events and environments shape the psyche. Her passion for her chosen field of study has enabled her to better combine technical skill with the ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with her intelligent, loving, and dedicated clientele.
In 2020, Rachel joined the team at Manes by Sara, where she continues to grow both professionally and creatively in the incredibly unique and special environment it offers. Clients and stylists alike know Rachel for her dedication to cultivating a beautiful guest experience from consultation to final reveal, as she works to create a unique, signature style for each individual she works with.