23:52 21 May 22
Updated May 2022: Not to be dramatic, but Maricela is a bone-fide Goddess of the Salon. This is my second time getting my hair colored with her, first time getting a cut, and it looks so stinking cute I can’t get over myself. She gave me a really cute graduated fade from shaven on one side to sternum-length on the other, and managed to get my hair to take to my favorite light color despite my hair being quite dark. She is friendly and easy to talk to, but also receptive when I need to get work done or just snooze a little. I’m really lucky to have ended up in her care 💕I had a complicated *and* vague last-minute request (unusual asymmetrical cut, balayage color for the first time on dark hair, and I didn't know clearly what I wanted). Also needed this done in less than 48 hours.Bless Karen's heart, she found the time to see me despite my own rigid schedule and made this experience worth emerging from my 14-month cocoon.Karen is thorough, knowledgeable, and artistic; she took the time to really understand and help me figure out what I wanted, as well as walk me through the education piece. Her reparative conditioning routine included a massage which gave me a break first break from a two-day headache (and I hear this was the abridged massage, so I look forward to the post-covid version!). I knew getting my hair done is a form of pampering, but this time *actually* felt like that self-care treat I've needed.Karen got my hair to my signature color and really understood and delivered the hair shape I wanted and had been waiting for. This was the best way to return to a salon after so many months shut inside and it's reminded me what I enjoy about getting my hair done.THANK YOU Karen for the epic cut / color / style!
21:28 28 Sep 21
I've been going to Artisan Salon for over 30 years and have had over 30 years of compliments on the color, cut , and texture of my hair. .Over 30 years of great hair dayqs -- even in the wind and fog --Outstanding team of stylists and technicians - My special stylist is Karen (the owner/ operator and instructor who even attends seminars and gives classes for Redkin as well as other well-established beauty product companies)The cuts and color are always up-to date. The stylists are very conscientious and will offer suggestions based on ones skin tone and face shape -- Time and care is takenThe salon is attractively designed, very clean, comfortable and safe -- Staff and beauticians always make the customer feel specialGreat place for great hair days --Katherine S.
18:56 16 Sep 21
Great experience coming here to get my haircut and colored. Mari has always given me great service. Karen's staff is very professional.
22:04 16 Apr 21
All the stylists are professional and update to date on current trends. Quality and satisfaction is guaranteed in their work. Easy location to get to as well.
19:19 09 Apr 21
I have been going to Artisan Salon since it opened. Karen Toro does an amazing job and she always there new styles to keep me looking up to date. My hair is difficult to cut to say the least, but somehow Karen always finds a way to make it look good.
20:22 08 Apr 21
They are a wonderful team of women who are all trained by owner “Karen”. Their styles and color are current and fun. I have been going to them for over 30 years and enjoy their quality service.They have a safety first policy through Covid-19. Feel very safe.
01:22 30 Mar 21
Very professional, very talented owner.
02:05 26 Mar 21
Lyn has been coloring and cutting my hair for nine years and is amazing! Wouldn’t think of going any place else! I love the staff here!
18:51 24 Mar 21
Love coming to Artisan! Karen is a master colorist and never disappoints plus she beautifully styles my wonky curly hair. Been coming here for over 10 years, love it!
01:19 24 Mar 21
I’ve been going to Artisan Salon for nearly my entire life and I am 23 now. Artisan has never had anything but the best service. Everyone that works at Artisan is extremely nice, polite, flexible, and of course give fantastic hair cuts. They have also been very diligent and respectful during covid by implementing good safety measures for their customers and their business. Nothing but love for Karen and the rest of Artisan! - Ben
21:39 23 Mar 21
Absolute best salon in town!
21:54 16 Mar 21
Wonderful experience very professional and expert at what they do. Covid protocols followed to a tea. Great job by all!
18:03 16 Mar 21
For the past 15 plus years Karen has been cutting, styling and coloring my hair. She is a true artist. Karen advises after listening carefully and the results always come out beautifully. I receive many compliments from her good work!I look forward to my “mini spas” with Karen every 5 weeks where I know I will be well taken care of!!!
Janet Klein Hollingshead
05:33 16 Mar 21
Karen at Artisan is a master of color and cut and a genuinely kind and caring person. I have naturally wavy/ curly hair and she's worked with me to get a great style that works for my life (minimal effort and compatible with working out) and looks GREAT. She's refined my color and put in highlights so my gray doesn't show and I feel like my hair has been kissed by the sun! I'm a very happy client.
21:19 15 Mar 21
I really value the expertise of my wonderful long time stylist Karen, who is also the owner. In addition, she very carefully selects her employees and trains them to her high standards, so that I feel confident to go any stylist at the salon. It is an inviting space with warm friendly people. I love everything about this Salon.
23:53 12 Mar 21
I've been getting my hair cut and colored by Lynn for over 7yrs. I love my monthly visit there. I always add a deep conditioning treatment as well. All the stylist are great.
05:05 12 Mar 21
The salon is great.Karen ,the owner is wonderful.She listens very carefully to what services you would like.I have been seeing g her for over 20 years. I usually have highlights,cut and blow-dry every 5 weeks.Would recommend her to anyone!! Book your appt.soon.She is very popular!!!!
00:08 12 Mar 21
Karen Toro has been my hairstylist for many years. She is professional, very talented and keeps my highlights and precision haircut looking good. My daughters also come here for services. Friendly, kind and wonderfully talented staff here. Look no further!
01:54 11 Mar 21
This is a great salon! Karen Toro is the best! However, all the stylists are wonderful and professional. They are attentive to individual needs. I've been a client for many years and have never been disappointed. You should give them a try.
22:49 04 Mar 21
Karen, the owner of Artisan Salon, has been my hairstylist for over 20 years. Besides being a wonderful person, she stays up on the newest trends and developments, but most of all she listens first, and then she offers her professional opinion while also taking into consideration what you want. The salon is always neat, clean and a pleasant place to be.
03:17 02 Dec 19
Friendly, skilled team who takes the time to get to know you and what you are looking for.
05:39 07 Jun 19
Got an exceptional service by amazing staff. The salon is always clean and comfortable. Will bring friends along.
04:48 19 Jan 19
I have been going here for 20 years. I wouldn't drive this far for a haircut unless it was awesome - and it is!!
22:59 23 Jul 18
Karen, who is the owner of the salon just did an awesome job on both my color and cut! My daughter recommended that I go see her since I wanted something special for her upcoming wedding. And, wow, Karen really delivered! She spent a great deal of time with me before getting started discussing what would look best with my features and she really listened to my thoughts about my hair. It has truly never looked better and the only thing I’m disappointed about is that I live on the east coast… But, I’m planning on visiting several times a year so I can have her continue to style my hair!! She’s that good.
21:34 03 Oct 17
I have been getting my haircut here for years. I will never go anywhere else. Really nice staff, professional, and extremely talented and creative stylists.
22:07 01 Aug 16
The best salon in San Mateo!
16:30 28 Jul 16
Very professional. Clean, peaceful, highly recommend. Thanks Alyssa Nava for doing such a great job on my hair. All the ladies in this salon are SUPER!!!
17:12 07 Aug 14
Excellent salon for both color and cuts, Karen and her staff take the time to work with you so that your cut and color come out exactly the way you envisioned.