Meet Helene!

Helene Rene's career as a hair stylist and make-up artist

Rene has been taking care of people so that they will feel they look their best


I have trained, lectured, and taught hairstylists how to color, cut, and style hair and I have consulted internationally. Continuing education for me is extremely important. I have attended advanced haircutting classes. I completed an intensive hair coloring, conditioning, and styling intensive with L'Oreal in Paris. For many years, I worked at Redken Labs where I introduced two different hair color lines and taught professional stylists how to formulate hair colors, permanent waving products, and other techniques.

Through the Brazilian Blowout and Gk Global Exchange intensive training, I learned how to apply this state of the art smoothing treatment. The Brazilian Blowout and Gk Global Exchange products are a healthy hair alternative to harsh chemical straighteners.

During my hairdressing career, I have worked for many high end salons, including Allen Edwards Hair Salon in Los Angeles, Yosh of San Francisco, and Obeius Hair Salon and Obeius Haircutting Academy in Los Altos.

For over twenty years, I have owned Helene Rene Hair and Make-Up Salon in San Francisco. My reputation in the community is excellent, as evidenced by my many positive reviews on Yelp and media accolades, including CitySearch and ON Magazine. I have also been featured on China TV, where I taught make-up application to members of the All China Womens Federation and in Hong Kong I taught Hair Coloring to hairdressers. I am recognized for my approach to total personal imaging for men and women, innovative cuts, hair color, make-up, makeovers, and weddings.

When a client sits in my chair, I focus on communication. I want to find a style or cut to fit each person’s unique look, needs, and wants. Not only does this achieve the best personal image, it creates a style that the person can easily replicate at home.

Over the years I have created my own “Helene Rene” Skin Care and Makeup line which is available at the salon along with my step-by-step make up book, “Never Have Another Ugly Day”. The Helene Rene skin care and make-up products are made in the U.S. using only high quality ingredients. We do not test our products on animals.

I put my heart and soul into my work, which has made me one of the Bay Area’s most sought after hair designers and make-up artists, as evidenced by being named by ON Magazine and City Search as the best hairdresser in San Francisco.

So that we can best meet the needs of our clients, our hours are flexible. Because many of our clients have busy schedules, we understand that people may need to visit the salon after work or on weekends. Because we want to be there when it is convenient for our cilents, our hours are flexible. I can be reached at 415.931.0780 for consultations and appointments.

~~Helene Rene