owner | stylist
Kim started Modena in 2013. She has been a hair stylist in the bay area for over 15 years. She wanted to build a salon where stylist and client can come together and enjoy beauty and grooming in a relaxing and enjoyable, yet professional, atmosphere.
Solano Avenue has been a great home for us as it has an array of boutique shops, restaurants and cultures.
stylist | senior color specialist
has been a stylist for over 8 years in the bay area, specializing in hair color. With training in San Francisco and Walnut Creek.
"I grew up in a small town but grew out of it quickly when I found I wanted more to life. The Bay Area was where I found a 'home'. Being with and interacting with people over time became something that I really enjoyed. Giving them confidence and happiness by what they have to work with is a strong reason for me wanting to get into the hair/people business."
"Everyone you meet has something to teach you."
Robert has been doing hair for 3 years and specializes in men's haircuts.
"I've always worked in a salon environment and been drawn to hair. I love talking to and being around people, so being a stylist combines both those worlds. Helping people to reflect their individual personalities in their hair is what I love about my job! It's a personalized service with each client."
Stephanie has been doing hair for 5 years. She's sweet and easy to talk to.
independent stylist | davines educator
"Being a hairstylist, I have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, to make them look good and feel good about their hair. Hair is an accessory that needs to worn to accentuate your personality, style, and fulfill your desire."
"Through my hairdressing career, I have always looked forward to continuing education. It doesn't matter if it is cutting, coloring, styling class...there are always things to learn, to improve on. I want to be better today than yesterday, tomorrow than today."
Thuan is at Modena 2 days a week!
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master stylist | educator
Gail Rainbow Salvador began her career in hair in 2000. She apprenticed at Cowboys & Angels Salon in San Francisco, Ca. Gail was a stylist for 5 years when she was promoted to education director at Festoon Salon and co-created a successful training program.
Gail has pursued advanced training intensively with successful companies, such as, Sassoon Academy, SR Education, Bumble and Bumble, Deva Curl and Davines. Other advanced training includes, Nick Arrojo, Sharon Blain, Tim Hartly, And Oribe.
Gail uses the Global Keratin, Pure Brazilian and the Yuko Japanese Smoothing Systems.She trained in Davines, L’oreal, Goldwell and Wella color lines.
She began working behind the chair at Harper Paige East Salon in June of 2016, as well as, a haircutting educator for Harper Paige.
She currently lives in Oakland, Ca with her family.
She will be working part-time at Modena Salon in Berkeley starting in
If you’d like to book with Gail, she can be found at