Alchemy – transforming a common hair style into a work of fine art. Among thousands of stylists in San Francisco I create a truly distinctive and transformational experience forged of originality, creativity, innovative technique, and exceptional craftsmanship. My passion is creating a unique masterpiece for each client.
Founder of Alcheme Salon, Inc.
After years of training as a painter at UC Berkeley, I channeled my love of art to the pursuit of hair as canvas for artistic expression. I travel to London, Paris, and Italy to expand my creative horizons and now bring the artistic sensibilities of the world to each and every hair design. In 2014 I sold Alcheme Salon to start the next chapter in my creative exploration.
San Francisco Fashion Week
Lead designer for three years creating conceptual hair styles to showcase fashion designs highlighting the latest collections for the runway.
Produced “For Your Eyes Only”, a hair, art, and fashion event benefiting Students Rising Above Foundation whose mission is impacting the future of low income, first generation college students.
Atelier Emmanuel Salon
Now on the design team of one of San Francisco’s finest upscale salons.
Alcheme Salon was featured as one of the premier salons in San Francisco.
San Francisco Fashion Week
Featured designer of conceptual hair designs for the runway.
San Francisco Playhouse
Collaborated with CEO, Bill English, and Director, Amy Glazer, to design hair styles for the lead actors and actresses for multiple productions.
KRON 4 TV
Interviewed for news story highlighting fundraising for Students Rising Above Foundation.
Hey Hey Gorgeous
Alcheme Salon was featured as the best hair salon in San Francisco.
Professionally I have worked with Angela for years styling my lead actors for plays I've directed at Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, and my independent feature films. There is no one better at bringing out someone's beauty and inner style. She combines high end technique with wonderful aesthetic impulses, incorporating current trends with classic looks. Personally Angela is my own special therapy-she to keeps my look fresh and polished, and I always leave her chair feeling confidant and uplifted. She's as good as it gets!
- Amy Glazer, Theater Director, Filmmaker
Angela takes her time to listen to me and never pushes the limits with the color. She puts me in the drivers seat. I don't know how she does it but her mix of color is always just what I want and I have never had so many compliments on my hair. Besides the coloring I also get it cut and it's always perfect and always so easy to maintain after I leave. I am happy to call Angela my hair stylist as well as a great friend.
Angela is simply the best, why? Because I can always count with her even when I need her last minute, I also trust her instincts when it comes to fashion forward haircuts and I know that she always exceeds my expectations. I am a very picky customer and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my hair. She's been cutting and styling my hair for over a decade and I am hoping many more. I am simply grateful to have her in my life as I feel 80% of a men's look is their hair and she always does a phenomenal job.
-Christian Pineiro, Event Producer
Angela is the only person I trust with my hair. From my first appointment with her 10 years ago, she literally can read my mind as to what cut I want, envision it and make it come true. This is no small feat as I like a different look every time. Plus, the cut always looks good as it grows out. I can't tell you how many times I get compliments on my hair and asked if I just got it cut 8 weeks AFTER seeing Angela. Amazing.
-Tiffany Lei, VP, Sephora
Angela has been cutting my hair for over five years. I used to have quite long hair but now wear it very short and maintain it very often, about once per month. I can't go a day with out someone complementing my hair. Her meticulous attention to every detail of my cut always results in a striking style that makes me look and feel beautiful and confident. She's my secret weapon 🙂
-Savannah Devarney, Senior VP, Brain Resource
I am so blessed and fortunate to have Angela as my hairstylist, friend, and (practically) sister! When she styled my hair for a wedding in which the bride and two of her bridesmaids were already clients, I was not yet a client of hers. Everyone at the wedding could not stop commenting on my hair and how gorgeous I looked. I never looked back and went to Angela from that day forward for all my hairstyling needs. That was 12 years ago and I have never had a bad hair day since. I often tell Angela that I hope she outlives me, so that I know who is styling my hair for the rest of my life.
- Joy Yi Boatwright, VP, Merrill Lynch
Have had MANY different styles through the years...long, short, colored...and there was no time that I ever felt leaving the salon that I didn't look my best. There was always a lot of energy with her salon that made it fun to be there. Her constant quest for knowledge and learning more always made me feel that I was getting the most current trends in the industry. She always had a smile to brighten your day and an ear to listen to whatever was going on in your life.
- Jeremy Cheung, CEO, Oxsalon Fitness
Angela's craft is multi-faceted. She's a stylist with versatility and precision. She's a curator of great clientele and positive energy. She's a natural at making getting your hair done into something both experiential, and most of all, personal. When going to see Angela becomes a spark in the day, it tells you something.
- Sunwoo Hwang, CEO
As a designer, I have very high aesthetic standards. Over the years Angela has never failed to exceed my expectations with her refined sense of proportion and color. She is warm, vibrant, detailed and artistic. She always makes me look my best.
- Heather Robertson, Interior Designer
Angela is simply the best stylist I have known. She is a magician. I always come away feeling beautiful and reenergized. Angela is an artist with a unique aesthetic. Angela clearly feels deeply about her work and I feel safe in her creative hands. She surprises me in the best possible ways with new styles that capture exactly how I feel and want to look. Simply the best ...