Inner beauty is your job — we do the rest

A classic urban destination where creativity flows as clients and stylists interact. Whether you’re looking for an outrageous change or a simple cleanup, our highly skilled professionals will tailor their fresh, cutting-edge techniques to fit your style. Personal grooming doesn’t end with your visit. You’ll leave our salon with great ideas, professional products, and expert tips to maintain your look at home.

Our Services & Prices

Blow Dry Bar
Shampoo & Style $53
Styled Up $70
Braids, Ponys, & Knots $35
Dry Style $40
Customized Treatment Boost $35
$25 Add On $25
Blow Dry Bar Package
(buy 6, get 1 complimentary)
$270
Hair Styling During our consultation with you, we establish an approach that works with your lifestyle and individuality. After you receive a deluxe shampoo and scalp massage, relax while your stylist creates a great design for you.
Stylist Senior Master Mentor Lead Mentor
Haircut & Style $95 $110 $136 $152 $165
Shampoo & Style $53 $70 $75 $85 $90
Updo $100 $130 $145 $160 $165
Bridal Updo $135 $150 $165 $180 $185
Hair Extensions starting at $150
* New talent pricing available upon inquiry
Hair Coloring
Colorist Senior Stylist Master Mentor Lead Mentor
Color $95 $105 $110 $120 $125
Surface Highlights $110 $115 $125 $130 $140
Partial Highlights $150 $160 $175 $190 $200
Full Highlights $180 $190 $205 $225 $235
Surface Highlights + Color $150 $160 $175 $180 $190
Partial Highlights + Color $190 $195 $205 $220 $230
Full Highlights + Color $205 $225 $235 $245 $260
Surface Balayage $120 $135 $140 $145 $150
Surface Balayage + Color $160 $170 $180 $185 $195
Partial Balayage $150 $165 $185 $200 $210
Partial Balayage + Color $185 $205 $210 $220 $240
Full Balayage $190 $200 $215 $220 $245
Full Balayage + Color $225 $240 $250 $260 $270
Bleach & Tone $130 $135 $140 $155 $160
Perm $132 $155 $167 $181 $190
Spiral Perm $164 $177 $189 $199 $209
Relaxer by consultation — from $250
Smoothing Treatment by consultation — from $350
Hair Extensions by consultation — from $150
Creative Color by consultation — timing and price discussed upon consultation
Specialty Blonding by consultation — timing and price discussed upon consultation
* Add $25 for blowdry after color services when not followed by a haircut
Make-up Let us give you a professional make-up treatment for that big event. And if you really want to know our secrets, we can even show you how to do it yourself.
Make-up Application (30 to 45 min) $120
Make-up Lesson (one hour) $92
False Lash Application $21
Bridal Make-up $135

Bridal Services Available with Consultation

Eyelash Extensions Get the lashes you've always dreamed of.
  Full Set Fill
Classic Lash $185 $75

† If fill is booked after three weeks, it may be considered a full set.

Lash Lifts
Lash Lifts $100
Bronzing Treatment Our custom bronzing treatment allows for a complete full body tan in under 20 minutes. This quick drying, self tanning session produces immediate results. Information & FAQs about our Custom Tanning Service .
Esthetician Master
Body Bronzing (full body) $54 $58

For best results from your Custom Tanning service

  • Please shower and exfoliate before you come as you should not shower again for at least six hours after your treatment.
  • You may wear a cotton swimsuit or underwear or just go nude for no tan lines, we provide a disposable panty for your convenience.
  • Please do not use any oils or lotions on your skin the day of your tanning and shave before you come in for your tan.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing to wear home after your treatment.
  • Product will not stain cotton but may stain silk undergarments if worn while the body is still damp. The solution is water soluble and will wash out of fabrics.
  • Tan will fully appear six hours after the application.
  • Tan will last five to seven days, it will depend on how much you bathe and how much skin is exfoliated as these will cause the tan to fade.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Tanning

  • Should I moisturize before a sunless tan?

    You should use a moisturizer regularly to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which will contribute to a more even, natural-looking tan. However, it is recommended not to apply moisturizers two hours prior to self tanning and four to six hours afterwards. A moisturizer applied immediately prior to custom tanning could interfere with the reaction of the DHA (the active self tanning ingredient) with your skin. Any moisturizer applied immediately after self tanning could cause streaking and also interfere with the reaction of DHA.

  • Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain great sunless results?

    It is important to keep skin moisturized after sunless tanning as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner.

  • How do self tanners work?

    The principle tanning agent used in all self-tanning formulas is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This ingredient does not produce a “real tan” by increasing the skin’s melanin levels, rather it creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin. The action of DHA is limited to the upper layer of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins that produces brown compounds. The development of color takes anywhere from two to four hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each tanner’s individual skin characteristics. The color developed by the DHA usually lasts five to seven days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.

  • How long does it take to see results?

    If the product or solution contains a cosmetic tint, you will see an immediate bronze appearance on the skin. However, the cosmetic bronzers provide only temporary color and will wash off in the first shower. The sunless tanning color that develops from the dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in the formula takes two to four hours to appear. Therefore, we recommend to wait at least six hours after application before showering or exercising to allow DHA to fully react with the skin.

  • How long should I wait after a bronzing session before I shower?

    It is best to wait about six hours after using a self tanner before you bathe or shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins.

  • Can I work out after?

    It is best to wait about six hours after using a self tanner before partaking in any strenuous activities that may cause perspiration. This will give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins as well as prevent streaking that could result from excessive perspiration.

  • How many days will a sunless tan last?

    The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the type of self tanning application, the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skincare regimen followed before and after application. On average, self tanners last four to seven days. A professionally application, i.e. a sunless tan received at a salon or spa, will last longer than an at-home application as there is usually a greater percentage of DHA used. Professional application Custom Bronzing should last five to seven days. The “life span” of a sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin turns over, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after four to five days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate. Following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. Exfoliating prior to a sunless tanning application and keeping skin moisturized afterwards are essential.

  • How frequently do you recommend I use a self tanner? Can I do it several days in a row?

    The frequency of sunless tanning application depends on your skin cell turn over and preference of color intensity. People with quick cell turn-overs may want to apply a self tanner every three to four days to keep color fresh, while others may need to apply only once a week. In addition, you can control the intensity of a sunless tan by repeating an application for darker results. It is best to wait at least two to three hours between applications to allow the DHA to react and set on the skin before applying a “second coat.”

  • When is the best time to receive a self tanning application?

    It is best to apply a self tanner to skin that is free of dirt, oils, and moisturizers, and that is exfoliated and shaved. Therefore, an ideal time to apply a self tanner is after showering. It is important when using an exfoliating scrub that it is an oil-free product as oils can create a barrier on the skin.

  • Will the spray tan from a spray tanning application come off on my clothes?

    If you are using a spray solution with a cosmetic tint, some of the bronze color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning. To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your spray session. The cosmetic tint is water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.

  • Will a sunless spray tan affect the color of my nails or nail polish?

    The solution will not discolor nail polish. However, the solution can cause unnatural coloration of cuticles and nails. Therefore, we recommend you apply Barrier Cream to nails and cuticles prior to a sunless spray application to avoid any discoloration.

  • Will a sunless spray tan discolor my hair?

    DHA reacts with proteins. As hair is a protein, it can discolor some hair types if it penetrates the hair follicles. Those with light hair, such as blonde, white, or grey hair should take extra precautions. It is recommended you wear a protective hair cap, provided by most salons, to ensure protection from discoloration. Make sure the forehead, ears, and hairline are exposed. Those with light hair (blonde, grey, or white) or men with facial hair can also apply a thin layer of Barrier Cream on to the temples, hairline and moustaches/beards to avoid discoloration.

  • How does Barrier Cream work?

    Barrier Cream provides a protective barrier layer to prevent the penetration of DHA into the upper layers of the skin, thus preventing staining. Certain areas of the body, like the palms of the hands, bottom of the feet, cuticles, and nails are more porous and stain easily. Therefore, these areas should be covered with an even layer of Barrier Cream to prevent unwanted discoloration.

  • How is Barrier Cream applied?

    A generous amount of Barrier Cream is applied onto your hands and an even coating is spread to the palms of the hands, in-between the fingers, tips of fingers, covering nails and around the cuticles. Also a generous layer of Barrier Cream is also applied to the bottom of feet, in-between the toes, covering toenails and cuticles.

  • Why do I need to wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan?

    Although you may feel and look like you have a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is absolutely necessary you wear a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.

  • Why do some self tanners make me turn orange?

    It can be a combination of the type of self tanner used and the level of DHA (the active self tanning ingredient). Self Tanners have come a long way since their introduction. Traditional self tanners relied solely on DHA to create a temporary ‘tan.’ Recently, many self tanners started including erythrulose, a similar type ingredient that delivers a more golden color to the skin, whereas DHA tends to be more red/orange. The use of these two self tanning ingredients together and with the right balance allows for a more golden-brown hue and a more natural-looking ‘tan.’ In addition, erythrulose takes longer to react than DHA, therefore allowing for longer-lasting sunless color. California Tan (the tanning solution we use) has been using erythrulose since 1997 with the introduction of the BronzeExtend® Complex — the proprietary self tanning blend used in our professional and at-home self tanning products and tan-extenders.

We offer two very different methods of hair removal, Waxing and Threading.

  • Waxing We use the highest quality French resin wax, enabling us to remove hair as quickly and painlessly as possible.
    Esthetician Master
    Brow Wax $32 $34
    Lip Wax $23 $25
    Chin Wax $23 $25
    Cheek Wax $32 $35
    Half Leg Wax $40 $42
    Full Leg Wax $66 $69
    Full Leg + Bikini Wax $95 $97
    Bikini Wax $44 $46
    Brazilian Bikini Wax (all bare) $71 $74
    Under Arm Wax $35 $37
    Back Wax $55 $57
    Chest Wax $50 $52
    Full Arm Wax $47 $50
    Wax Add On $18 $20
  • Threading An ancient form of hair removal used in such countries as India, Pakistan and the Middle East. Used to shape eyebrows and remove facial hair, this procedure is done using 100% cotton thread. An ideal form of hair removal for people who are sensitive to waxing or for those who simply want to try something different!
    Esthetician Master
    Brow Threading $37 $40
    Lip Threading $30 $31
    Chin Threading $32 $34
    Full Face Threading $96 $100
    Full Face / Neck Threading $108 $115

Whether it’s a quick fingernail touch-up or a relaxing pedicure after a long week, our nail services are a perfect treat.

Manicure / Pedicure — Classic & French Buffing, shaping, and polishing.
Classic Manicure $30
French Manicure $31
Classic Pedicure $53
French Pedicure $55
Manicure / Pedicure Combo Take $10 Off
Manicure / Pedicure — Tourmaline Therapy Buffing, shaping, and polishing, combined with turning back time with our natural elements to improve radiance, clarity, and youthfulness to tired hands and feet.
Tourmaline Therapy Manicure $44
Tourmaline Therapy Pedicure $80
Manicure / Pedicure Combo Take $10 Off
Manicure / Pedicure — Gels
Gel Manicure $50
Gel French $55
Gel Pedicure $68
Manicure / Pedicure Combo Take $10 Off
Manicure / Pedicure — Other Services
Nail Repair $12
Gel Polish Change $28
Gel Maintenance $55
Gel Removal $12
Gel Pedi Maintenance $75
Hand or Foot Massage (15 min.) $15
Nail Art $7 per nail
$15 for 3 or more

Bridal / Wedding

Today’s brides have a myriad of options for their nuptial locks, but one thing remains true: your wedding day is no time for a bad hair day. If you’re like most brides, you want your hair — along with everything else — to look more beautiful than it ever has.

In the whirlwind leading up to your wedding, don’t forget to plan some bridal pampering to ensure you look and feel your best on your big day.

Pre-Wedding Bridal Beauty Checklist

  • Bridal hair design & trial
  • Bridal Make-up trial
  • Facial Treatments
  • Body Waxing & treatments
  • Brazilian Bikini Wax
  • Eyebrow design & shaping
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Body Bronzing
  • Eyelash Extensions

Wedding Day Beauty Checklist

  • Bridal Hair
  • Make-up
  • Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride Hair & Make-up

During the hectic time of wedding preparations, Cinta Salon is your one stop resource for essential pre-wedding beauty preparation.

Our team of professionals will work together to ensure you and your bridal party are given the best experience leading up to and on your important day.

Our passion is our work and we create something unique for each bride and her bridal party.

Skincare We are proud to offer a complete range of facials using all natural, highly effective, plant based solutions from Aveda. When visiting Cinta Salon, rest assured that you are in the highly skilled and caring hands of expertly trained and certified Estheticians.
Esthetician Master
Express Energizing (30 min.) $69 $79
Rejuvenate (60 min.) $119 $129
Radiance Facial with Peel (90 min.) $149 $169

Meet the Team

How can a visit to a beauty salon become an exceptional experience — one which makes you both look and feel great? Start with fabulous stylists with deep expertise. Support them with superb customer service, a great location near San Francisco’s Union Square, and a stunning space with state-of-the-art facilities. The combination provides a salon experience that can truly be called the best in San Francisco. Meet the amazing people whose deep commitment to their craft makes Cinta Salon such a remarkable place.

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Amelia Stine

Master Stylist

Amelia has a flare for hand-painted techniques, balayage, and textured cuts. She infuses her love for fashion and beauty to provide a full experience.

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Arvin Tohardi

Lead Mentor

As a part of Cinta Salon for over 15 years, Arvin has kept San Francisco’s most elite and prominent residents looking and feeling amazing.

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Aspen Sluder

Stylist

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Ben Torres

Mentor Stylist

With twelve years experience in the industry, Ben continues to gain inspiration through his travels and ongoing education, specifically in balayage and specialty blonding.

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Bhavna Patel

Lead Esthetician

Master brow designer, and skincare specialist, Bhavna has more than 20 years experience, and can customize your eyebrows to perfection.

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Charles Montague

Senior Stylist

With over ten years of experience, Charles is more than just an accomplished hair cutter and stylist. He is a true artist who prides himself in keeping up to date with the latest hair trends and techniques.

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Cinta Gibbons

Owner

A salon owner and stylist for over twenty years, Cinta knows that education and experience are the foundation for all great stylists to be able to deliver exceptional services to their clients.

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Danielle Madison

Stylist

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Davis

Mentor

Davis is an extension and cutting specialist. Inspired by shape and precision, she enjoys creating manageable styles using practical weight removal techniques.

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Dympna McDonagh

Lead Mentor Stylist

Dympna is one of the most talented stylists in San Francisco. She has 20+ years of experience and caters to a wide range of clientele.

Hailey Harris

Senior Stylist

Hailey’s passion for beauty and creativity is shown in her work. From hair care to eyelash services, you will leave her chair feeling confident.

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Ilysha Kipnis

Salon Director

Specializing in Hospitality and Guest Services, Ilysha’s goal is to make sure that every guest, new or returning, has an unbelievable experience.

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Irina Chuyko

Lead Mentor Stylist

Irina is our B&b Network Educator who takes pride in creating customized results for each individual. She is inspired by nature, music, and art.

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Jackie Kennedy

Lead Mentor

Exclusive to Cinta Salon, Jackie’s genius transforms hair, achieving stunning results. She wields a vast reservoir of technical and professional knowledge.

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Joseph Gomez

Senior Stylist

Joseph centers each cut and color service around quality and longevity. Trained by Aveda, TIGI, and Toni&Guy, he provides completely customizable services.

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Kaolee Vang

Esthetician

Kaolee prides herself in her waxing skills as well as lash and facial services. She continues to stay up to date with latest trends in skincare.

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Kendall Shira

Mentor

Kendall is our go-to influential styling educator, with a decade of Bumble and Bumble experience. NYC photoshoots, styling, bridal — Kendall does it all.

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Lex Hunter

Mentor

As is a firm believer in continuing education, Lex’s goal is to make every visit a positive one. Cut, color, products, and style; she’s skilled in it all.

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LouLou Magsaysay

Senior Stylist

LouLou’s passion for beauty runs deep. She is a color specialist and continues to expand her growth as an artist working at Cinta Salon.

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Malia Peralta

Stylist

Malia has a passion for collaborating with clients and their ideas to create a look to love.

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Micah Caldwell

Stylist

Fresh on the salon floor, Micah excels at custom cuts and modern blow outs. Helping guests look and feel their best is his real specialty.

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Nathan Ornell

Senior Stylist

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Reynold Heiland

Mentor

Vidal Sassoon trained stylist, and haircut educator, Reynold has over ten years of experience and specializes in both precision and modern haircuts.

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Rocky Boyle

Lead Mentor

Rocky is the Director of Education at Cinta Salon. She has always had a passion for teaching and educating. She does both color and cut.

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Samantha Nicolosi

Master Stylist

Samantha thrives on incorporating trends, hair health, and making guests feel confident. She specializes in balayage, natural color, textured cuts, and styling.

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Sara Watson

Lead Mentor

With a passion and strong foundation in education, Sara has extensive expertise doing both cut and color for all hair types.

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Swan Nguyen

Nail Technician

With over a decade at Cinta Salon, Swan is extremely flexible, organized, and accommodating. Her specialties are silk wraps, acrylic, and gel colors nails.

Tinee Mahoney

Senior Stylist

Tinee loves to design and deliver a customized look for each guest. She specializes in cut, color, smoothing treatments, and styling.

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Vivian Hoang

Nail Technician

Vivian has been a nail technician for over 12 years. She loves playing with colors and exploring new trends in the nail industry. Vivian goes above and beyond to give her clients a luxurious experience.

Blow Dry Bar

Our blow dry bar is the perfect place for a busy professional or a social butterfly to sit down, be pampered, and walk away with a customized, flawless look for any occasion.

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Reviews and Press

Videos

Cinta Salon can frequently be found on the pages of beauty and fashion magazines as well as on television programs that cover style. These short videos not only introduce Cinta Salon and its stylists, but also provide useful beauty tips and techniques.

  • National Blowout Day

    Learning Blowout Tricks with P R Ê T E

  • The Man-Over

    A “Man-Over” is performed on Henry Kaiser in this video from CBS San Francisco’s “Eye on the Bay” program.

  • Glamorous Updo’s You Can Do Yourself

  • Sexy Summer Hair

  • Cinta Aveda Institute Careers

  • Glamorous Holiday Makeovers

  • Three Hollywood Makeovers

  • Full Style Makeover

Contact

Cinta Salon 23 Grant Avenue, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94108 Located on Grant between O’Farrell and Geary near Union Square. (415) 989-1000 (415) 989-1000

  1. 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

  2. 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

  3. 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

  4. 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

  5. 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

  6. 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

  7. Closed

Model Call

  • Model Services Include

    Hair Cuts & Color

  • Have a little free time?
  • Can you be flexible?
  • Call the Salon

    (415) 989-1000

Get a Great Haircut and Color for Less!
Styling — Shampoo + Blow Dry/Curling or Flat Iron — is Free!

Hair Model Services Performed by Trainees
Haircut $24
Color $52
Surface Highlight $50
Surface Highlight + Color $72
Partial Highlight $70
Partial Highlight + Color $90
Full Highlight $84
Full Highlight + Color $95
Bleach + Tone $95

The fresh, cutting edge techniques our stylists employ help Cinta Salon remain at the forefront of hair fashion. Because education and training for our stylists is so important, we’re always looking for models — people we can work with for instruction during class time and in our workshops.

As a model for Cinta Salon, you can proudly sport the latest in hair fashion at a fraction of the normal cost. Be prepared to spend extra time at the salon, and be assured that all work is done by licensed stylists under the guidance of a senior stylist.

Treat that special someone to a Cinta Salon gift certificate. Let them choose from our wide array of world-class beauty services for hair, make-up, skincare and other offerings.

We also carry a large selection of premium salon products including complete lines from Bumble and Bumble, Aveda, Kérastase Paris, and Oribe.

Purchase Online

You can also purchase a Cinta Salon gift certificate by giving us a call at (415) 989-1000 or by visiting the front desk during your next visit.

Get Rewarded for Shopping with the Professionals

Cinta Salon’s product rewards program is simple; you earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on any retail product here at the salon. Once you reach 2000 points you can redeem them or keep accruing more.

Come shop with the professionals and get rewarded!

  • Points

    Rewards

  • 2000

    Aveda Lipstick

  • 2600

    Classic Manicure

  • 3500

    Hair Treatment

  • 4500

    Body & Bounce