The Mane Team
hair stylist, educator, extension guru, mentor, connector, hype woman & 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.
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!
Services & Pricing:
Touch up and refresh- $140
Gloss- $65 no blow dry, $100 w/ blow dry
Cutting and styling services:
Blowout and style- $65
Haircut and style- $110
Haircut and style with clippers- $75
Express keratin- $185
Partial keratin- $185
Master Color Educator & Extension Specialist
Cares began her career in New York City and after spending 3 years between Manhattan and Beverly Hills at Louis Licari Color Group, she joined the diPietro Todd Salon group in San Francisco where she held the title of Assistant Director of Color. She studied French Balayage techniques at the Jacques Dessange Institute in Paris and has developed many balayage programs. She has been a Master Color Educator for Matrix the past 14 years and has been on stage Nationally and Globally at many shows and events. She won a L’Oreal Professionnel Color and Style Trophy, and a Behind the Chair One Shot Award, 2 prestigious Global hairdressing competitions.
She continues to travel for collaborations and photoshoots with other influencers in the industry.
She specializes in dimensional balayage, creative color, extensions and is known for her distinctive knife-based highlighting technique. Her work has graced the pages of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the Marin IJ. She has been featured on Beauty Launchpad, Modern Salon, BehindTheChair.Com, American Salon, Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide and more. She works between Los Angeles and San Francisco with many famous models, actors, and musicians including Robin Wright, Val Kilmer and has gone on tour with members of the rock band Journey and the Real Housewives.