Meet Our Team

“MaduSalon offers an industry-leading salon, talented Deva-Inspired professional hairstylists accompanied by state-of-the-art vegan, sulfates and paraben-free natural hair care products from DevaCurl, Eufora International, JessiCurl, and Miss Jessie’s. MaduSalon is praised as the “go-to mecca for curly girls in San Francisco” by Essence Magazine!

Marie – Owner & Level 5 Stylist

Marie France Cesar, the founder of MaduSalon, a busy hotbed of hair activity on Union Street, has attracted curlyheads from all over the Bay Area and beyond — precisely because of its uncompromising love for curly, kinky, and natural tresses. Leave your flat-iron demands at the door or prepare to be met with some fighting words.

Sasha – Level 4AA Stylist

Sasha began his career almost 10 years ago in Miami where he trained under Master Stylists and Colorists from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Toni &Guy and Goldwell. From there he went on to Boston where he cultivated his creative and stunning color skills on Newbury St. He’s know for his soft, natural and seamless highlights. But is extremely well versed in all things color. His precision cutting skills are evident in the flowing geometric shapes that he creates for his clients.

All of this begins only after he sits for an in-depth consultation with his client, to work towards creating that desired overall look that he and his client have created together. He not only asks the right questions, but really listens as well. The love for what he does is apparent in the work that he creates. And we’re thrilled to have added him to our team of gifted and extremely talented artists here at MaduSalon.

Lorena – Level 4AA Stylist

Lorena’s talent for hair was noted at a young age while doing hair for family and friends. Born and raised in Mexico City, she has called the Bay Area home for many years now. Lorena, attended San Francisco Institute of Aesthetics and Cosmetology (SFIEC), a Paul Mitchell partner school, mastering precision-hair-cutting and coloring-techniques. Since then, she has expanded her education, specializing in natural textured-hair, under master stylist and salon owner, Marie France Cesar. She has collaborated with numerous Bay Area artists, photographers and designers, on and off set, and has tailored up-dos for various weddings and special events. As a DevaChan-inspired stylist, Lorena Lopez, now offers her skillful expertise in natural textured-hair, coloring and precision hair-cutting. She knows that healthy hair evolves from the use of products and techniques that maintain it. Lorena is committed to celebrating everyone’s own uniqueness and natural beauty focusing on her client’s well-being while cultivating a conscious and environmental practice. Her attention to detail and her willingness to share knowledge creates an exceptional experience, that her clients get to take home

Arlevia – Level 3 Stylist

Arlevia, a proud San Francisco native, is a passiaonate and dedicated licensed cosmetologist with a unique journey in the beauty industry. In 2017, while attending Cinta Aveda Institute she obtained her international certification in Makeup Artistry from Glam Lab Studios, and in 2018, she became a professionally licensed cosmetologist. While she has experience in bridal, editorial, and fashion show makeup artistry, Arlevia has chosen to specialize in natural protective textured hairstyles and curly cuts, with a particular emphasis on hair care education for children and young adults.

With meticulous attention to detail, Arlevia creates personalized experiences for guests of all ages, from the young to the young at heart. She believes that every individual deserves to embrace their natural beauty and feel confident in their own skin. Arlevia’s expertise in textured hair allows her to provide tailored solutions that enhance the unique characteristics of each client’s hair, promoting its health and vitality.

Krylon- Level 3 Guest Stylist

Meet the legendary performer, artist, and fashionista Krylon—a singer, hairstylist, and spiritual practitioner, all wrapped in one vibrant soul. From NYC’s ’90s club scene to stages worldwide, she’s captivated audiences with her talent and style.

After graduating from Cinta Aveda, she refined her skills at Madu Salon under Marie Cesar. Now based in Los Angeles, she’s a sought-after freelance hairstylist for movies, TV, and campaigns, working with luminaries like Billy Porter and the cast of “Pose.”

Beyond beauty, she’s a beacon of compassion, advocating for vegan living and guiding others on their spiritual journeys. Her story is a testament to creativity, grace, and the power of living authentically.

Joseph – Salon Manager

From an early age I found a love and fascination for beauty. I often practiced doing makeup, hair color and styling on friends and loved devouring fashion magazines growing up. So deciding to go to beauty school was a natural fit and at 18, I did just that. After school, I was a color apprentice in Burlingame, then a stylist, esthetician and occasional natural nail tech in Montclair, CA. Moving to San Francisco; I was a stylist and later a manager as well of a small downtown salon. I then followed my hairstylist to a shop she worked in, where I also met Marie France Cesar (owner of Madusalon). I was a front desk coordinator and later a manager there for 5 years. When Marie decided to open Madusalon, I was honored to come and work with her, where I now serve as assistant manager. In this role I am able to help provide a service oriented atmosphere in a salon that caters to the San Francisco Bay Area’s beautiful and diverse clientele.


Licensed Professional trained in Deva Curls, TIGI, Vidal Sasson, Artistic Hair Techniques with over 20 years! Let me become your next Hairapist!

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