“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” Mandy Hale

Hair Experts at Salon La Luz



We are a finely curated collection of well trained stylists who appreciate sovereignty and collaboration.

Not sure who? Please contact the salon to be paired with your best match.

(510) 524-4800

Rebecca Prince

Appointments available on Tuesday through Saturday.

The most important thing that Rebecca does as your hairdresser is listen to you during the consultation to find the challenges that she can solve for your hair and your relationship to your hair. She eats, drinks, sleeps, dreams, and breathes hair. Literally! She’s always thinking of ways to design and create beautiful, easy hairstyles and both creative and unbelievably natural haircolor. Her training began in the early 2000’s with a 2 year apprenticeship at Festoon Salon. There, she practiced excellence in the art of haircutting and coloring and continued on after completing training to be a member of their teaching team for several years.

Rebecca believes in staying inspired. That’s why she has continued to learn and be inspired by Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and San Francisco, Bumble and Bumble University in NYC, L’Oréal Professionnel Training Academy in NYC, Sally Rogerson Education and during the pandemic has watched a million videos of her contemporaries educational content.

(510) 798-3105 (TEXT OK)

Bruno Compin

Appointments available on Tuesday through Saturday.

“I enjoy knowing the latest styles and techniques — they serve as my inspiration.”

A French stylist with his own creative style and flair, Bruno has been styling hair for more than 20 years. Passionate about his work, he always takes time to listen to what his clients want, giving each client his individual care and attention. He lets his clients know what he thinks will work best for their hair, facial structure, and lifestyle.

Bruno used his creative talent to become a stylist after working for many years as a French chef. After getting his stylist’s license, he had a two–year apprenticeship at Festoon Salon in San Francisco.

He stayed with Festoon as an educator, and for many years, as a stylist. Bruno has taken multiple styling, cutting, and color classes from prestigious companies including Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, diPietro Todd Salon, and L’Oréal Professionnel.

(415) 377-4425

Feeny Range

Appointments available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

“I have naturally curly hair, so I get it. It doesn’t matter what kind of hair you have, I love cutting it all!”

Feeny Range is a Berkeley native. After training with Jingles, the British company in London, she started working at Salon Salon on Fourth Street, where for 14 years, she continued to grow and learn new techniques. She enjoys the art of dry cutting and the beautiful results it produces.

Feeny has also worked at Tique Salon and Keter Salon. Her advanced knowledge has come with classes at Bumble and Bumble in New York, Goldwell, Rusk, Kérastase, and most recently, Sojourn.

(510) 812-6837(TEXT OK)

Madge Gahagan

Appointments available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Madge Gahagan is a natural with hair, style, and design. She carefully looks and listens with the intention of crafting the best haircut and color for each client at each visit. She began her career by heading straight for the best. At The Vidal Sassoon School in London, she learned from some of the most talented, innovative, and skilled hairdressers in the world.

Early in her career, she became Assistant Artistic Director in San Francisco and worked nationally and internationally for Vidal Sassoon Salons and Schools. With this valuable foundation, Madge has exemplified excellence in her craft at top salons in San Francisco. She currently divides her time between Salon La Luz in Berkeley and her own private studio at Salon Village in San Francisco.

With her innate creativity, attention to detail, conscientiousness, Madge has attracted a devoted clientele that has followed her for decades and continues to attract new clients whom she is always eager to work with. Madge continues to refresh her perspective and hone her craft with the best in the industry. Madge loves that her work can bring a bit more ease and joy to each of her client’s lives.

(415) 572-0578 (TEXT ONLY)

Florence Villamor

Appointments available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

“I love the challenges that come with being a hairstylist. Being able to help make a client feel beautiful is very rewarding.”

Inspired by her love of fashion, colleagues, and the colorful world of hair art. Florence enjoys building connection with clients one hairstyle at a time.

Certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatment, Inoa L’Oréal Professional, Deva Curl, Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, Sally Rogerson Education

Florence started her career in 2000 at Cooper Alley Salon in Marin, under Rick Cooper’s extensive advanced education program. Having her son brought her closer to home here at Salon La Luz.

Passionate about hair, she has continued her extensive training at Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, diPietro Todd, DevaCurl, Shrink–Links hair extensions, and iNOA L’Oréal Professionnel.

Florence brings her love of fashion to styling for special events. Creating beautiful looks that work for her clients’ needs — sophisticated blow-dry, hair extensions for a wedding event — she will work with you to find the style right for you.

(510) 393-8327 (TEXT OK)

Terri Varela

Appointments available on Sunday and Monday.

“It is the consultation that opens the door to inspiration. In every interaction, I take the time to thoroughly listen to my clients’ aesthetic goals and let them know the endless possibilities that a well-designed haircut, color, or highlight can do to enhance and personalize the way they feel on the inside and translate it to the outside. It’s light and shadow we are using to bring out the best in your features and finding a style that truly reflects your unique personality. My commitment is always to you.”

With more than 20 years of experience, Terri’s Chroma Salon brand of services include customized creative color and her specialty, Balayage Highlights, and crafting well-designed haircuts, including Devacurl (curly hair) cuts. She has traveled extensively and is inspired by current trends.

Terri has extensive education and training with Bumble and Bumble, mentored by Howard and Raymond Mclaren, and continued education with TIGI Advanced Creative Cutting from Joel Torres (Creative Director at TIGI) and Creative Colour from Nina Rubel. She is a DevaCurl specialist and a skilled curl cutter trained in a unique method of cutting that combines technical and intuitive techniques.

(510) 558-7351 (TEXT OK)

Gail Rainbow Salvador

Appointments available on Sundays.

Gail Rainbow Salvador is a master hairstylist and educator. She began her career in hair in the year 2001. She apprenticed at Cowboys and Angels salon in San Francisco & Festoon salon in Berkeley & San Francisco, CA. Gail was a stylist for 5 years before she was promoted to education director at Festoon salon. She co-created the successful training program at Festoon salon.

Gail has pursued advanced training  intensively with successful companies and world class educators; Sassoon Academy, SR Education, bumble and bumble, Deva curl, Nick Arrojo, Sharon Blain, Tim Hartley, JAG.ed and Oribe Pro. She is also trained in Davines, L’Oréal Professionnel, Goldwell and Wella color lines. Gail worked behind the chair and as a cutting educator as stylist at Harper Paige East in Oakland, CA. in June of 2016 to June 2019.

Gail is currently working at Salon La Luz in Berkeley, CA as well as Ritual Salon + Style bar in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, CA. She lives in Santa Rosa with her family. Her passions are hair, education, fashion, people, kindness, modern art, film, music, travel, her pets and her family.

415 425 2940 (TEXT OK)

Matt Dixon

Appointments available on Wednesdays and Fridays.

I started my career in Santa Monica at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in 2001. After graduating, I moved up to the Bay Area and started my apprenticeship program at Cowboys and Angels salon, then at Festoon in both the Berkeley and San Francisco locations.

Since then, I’ve worked at a variety of high end salons in both Southern California and in the Bay Area. I value continuing education and have participated in many advancement courses over the years.

I currently live in Petaluma with my wife and two kids. I work at two salons, one being here at Salon La Luz, and the other in Petaluma at Crown Salon.

When I’m not doing hair, I love playing my drums, hiking, surfing and spending quality time with my family.

805-822-7522 (TEXT OK)


Please allow time to arrive at your scheduled appointment time. Clients arriving more than 15 minutes late may have to reschedule in order to respect the schedule of others. Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy except in cases of sudden illness. Please cancel at first symptoms of cold or flu. Please arrive masked and ready to show proof of vaccination with booster.