Best Hair Salons in Marin

Between color and cut, treatments and products, there’s a lot that goes into choosing the hair salon you want to entrust with your look. Fortunately, Marin has a lot of options on the table, whether you need a quick trim or a full highlights.The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Milvali (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Hair Salon picks see below.

Our 2023 Beauty category sponsor is NorCal Plastic Surgery.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern and Central Marin.

Southern | Central

Southern Marin

AP Luxe Salon 

Mill Valley

An oasis in the heart of Mill Valley, AP Luxe was established by two women with a goal of providing a luxurious and indulgent experience. The staff is here to work with you, whether that’s taming frizzy hair or nailing tricky shades of blonde that less experienced stylists might turn brassy. They’re also known for their great use of Olaplex products and conditioning treatments. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

250 E. Blithedale Ave. Suite C, Mill Valley, 415.987.5893

DiPietro Todd

Mill Valley

Schedule up a consultation with DiPietro Todd and even your most avant garde hair dreams will come true. Need a serious refresh? L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox are offered here, meaning your hair will be healthy and clean down to the root. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (appointment only).

250 Camino Alto, Second Floor, Mill Valley, 415.388.0250

D&O Salon 

Mill Valley

The list of services at D&O Salon is extensive. Next to cuts and styles, the salon offers wig cuts, luxury keratin treatments, and gloss services. They also bring more than 10 years of collective experience in the world of bridal beauty to the table, including styling, up-dos, and makeup application. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

800 Redwood Hwy #220, Mill Valley, 415.389.8000

Manes By Sara

Mill Valley

Sara Pinckney’s roots are in the Bay Area, having graduated from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, and then settling into Miller and Mane Salon in Mill Valley before opening her own space in 2020. Known for her work with blondes, Pickney’s business model centers on connecting with her clients to best understand their needs. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday

34 Sunnyside Ave. Suite B, Mill Valley, 415.895.8778


Mill Valley

Located in downtown Mill Valley, the cleverly named Milvali is the perfect place for pampering. Alongside bleaching, balayage, and blowouts are services such as body waxing and microblading. Milvali also offers airbrush tanning to give you a perfect summer glow. Hours are Sunday through Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

3 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.0988

Revery Salon

Mill Valley

Revery was founded in 2012 by colorist Christine Donahue and offers its guests a place to relax, feel valued and be taken care of. Everything they do focuses on their belief that everyone can and should feel beautiful, and that one’s definition of beauty is highly individual and personal. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

138 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, 415.326.5225

Christopher Salon & Home


Established in 2008, Christopher Salon & Home is inspired by the casual elegance of the Hamptons, blended with the unique atmosphere of the West Coast. The salon offers classic cuts alongside gentle hair washes and scalp massages, plus a variety of balayage treatments for that smooth, natural effect. Make sure to take a look at the keratin treatments as well! Hours are  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

88 Main St., Belvedere Tiburon, 415.435.0111

Central Marin

Cooper Alley

Corte Madera

Owners Rick and Ali Cooper have built their salon on three ideals: innovation, perfection, and excellence. Between their creative approach to new coloring techniques to the skillful staff, you’ll walk away more than satisfied with your new look. Check out their referral bonuses, gift cards, and memberships. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m

417 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, 415.461.1146

Magnolia Avenue Salon


Along with a wide range of highlight options and balayage, Magnolia Avenue Salon also provides graying-reduction services and invisible bead extensions to add an extra oomph to any style. With board-certified and Balayage-certified colorists available, there’s no need to worry about quality. Hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

444 Magnolia Ave #101, Larkspur, 415.891.8258


San Anselmo

You’ll never have a bad cut or color at Benvenuto, nor will your split ends go unattended. The offerings are vast, including the special blowout REWIND, designed to restore and rejuvenate hair to a more youthful state, rebuilding each strand from the inside out to provide a glossy and smooth result. Hours are Sunday through Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

532 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.454.1347

Fox + Stone Collective

San Anselmo + Fairfax

Fox + Stone has a devoted clientele at its two locations in Fairfax and San Anselmo. In addition to Kevin Murphy’s ammonia free hair color line, the salon also offers L’Oreal & Redken Shades EQ, is a Olaplex certified salon and has K18 treatments for damaged and over-processed hair. Fairfax hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. San Anselmo hours are Sunday through Monday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

564 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.295.7165 / 54 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax, CA 415.295.7352

Sproos San Anselmo

San Anselmo

First established in 1994 in San Francisco, clients in the city loved the salon so much that Sproos decided to bring their quality cuts to Marin and opened up their San Anselmo location. Go see what they hype is about next time you need a trim or dye job. Hours are Monday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m

556 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.457.4900

The Current Marin

San Anselmo

The Current Marin has been providing an elevated and creative salon experience to San Anselmo since 2009. This women-owned small business is dedicated to being a professional and high-end part of the community, and rave reviews prove that they’ve yet to disappoint. Set up a consultation to get a rundown of their highlights, lowlights, and everything in between. Book in advance, as they can be fully booked a couple weeks ahead. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday.

703 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA, 415.991.5790

Brewer Phillips Hair Design

San Rafael

Founded in 2001, Brewer Phillips Hair Design carries out Ann Brewer’s vision of being Marin’s premier hair salon with a friendly and professional environment. Designers offer cuts and creative styling for men ad women based on the Yosh and Sassoon techniques. Since the salon opened, it continues to innovate services, continue education with its customized training programs, and offer the latest Brewer Phillips products. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

906 4th St, San Rafael, 415.485.1437

David James

San Rafael

The team at David James is run by David himself, who has been working as a hairdresser since the age of 17. After a decade of experience in the industry, he and his brother Daniel set up shop together in San Francisco and now also have an outpost in San Rafael offering all the same fantastic services. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

1018 B St, San Rafael, CA, 415.578.2803

Maison Maison

San Rafael

The experienced stylists, colorists and extension specialists at Maison Maison cover a lot of ground. Partnerships with numerous brands, such as Playa and Olaplex, give them a wide range of luxurious products to work with and the assurance they’re using only the best of the best for your hair. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1323 4th St, San Rafael, 415.785.8377

Salon B

San Rafael

From frizz-reducing keratin treatments to hand tied extensions, Salon B delivers excellent results. They’re a black-owned, cruelty-free business with a commitment to sustainability and the environment, with a holistic approach to styling and coloring. They also sell a variety of Salon B brand haircare products for those looking to take home environmentally-friendly products to use on a regular basis. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

886 4th St, San Rafael, 628.888.5136


Nor Cal Plastic Surgery: 2023 Best of the County Beauty

NorCal Plastic Surgery provides a personalized, goal-oriented approach to enhanced quality of life. Dr. Tim Rankin employs award-winning surgical techniques and provides consistently safe, high-quality outcomes.

Are you known for any particular surgeries?
The deep plane facelift/necklift is a term that has recently gained more notoriety, but describes the high quality, durable results for which we are known. Facial rejuvenation is a highly individualized procedure that allows us to address your unique aging process.
How long have you been in business?
We are now in our fourth year since opening our Marin office. Having grown up in Marin, it has been an incredible experience providing our services in my home town.
Any other favorite Marin health and wellness businesses?
Yes! We love (and refer clients to) Dr. Chilcott at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics (med spa), Pacific Skin Care (dermatology), NOW Power Yoga (fitness), Healthy Living Nutritional Counseling (nutrition), Power MD (regenerative medicine) and Christopher Salon (haircare).