Lori Koon

Lori Koon is a master stylist by bringing more than 30 years’ hairdressing experience and training to her singular vision: to accelerate her clients to their best self. She has trained with Paul Mitchell, Redken, Matrix, L'Oreal, Jingles, Kevin Murphy, and Aveda, among many others, and it shows in her versatility and skill in all the most current techniques. So stop in sometime, have a cup of coffee with us and meet Lori--you’ll see why her clients have been coming for years. 206.225.7708


You’ll never feel more comfortable than in “Uncle” Tony Ferri’s hands. Tony brings his skills to Xcelerate all the way from Providence, Rhode Island, where he was a salon owner himself for 25 years. He received his training from Paul Mitchell, Horst with Aveda, and Jingles in London, and has worked as an educator for Abba, providing private classes and presenting at countless hair shows. Given his experience, it’s no surprise that Tony is great at all aspects of hair care and design, including color, highlights, relaxing, perms, and cutting. Don’t wait to book your next appointment with him!  415.218.0179



Lan Nguyen got her start right here in Noe Valley after graduating from Flair Beauty College in Southern California. She’s always been passionate about beauty, and it shows in the energy and enthusiasm she brings to her work at Xcelerate, where she specializes in cuts and color services for women, men, and children, as well as makeup and styling for headshots and events. Lan loves learning with and from her fellow coworkers and is always expanding on her already sizable experience with Redken color, Matrix color, Kryolan makeup, Jane Iredale makeup, Keratin hair treatments, and Hot Head hair extensions. Book by calling 415.579.8102


Glen Flood has been hairdressing for 30 years and is one of Xcelerate's master colorists. His background of advanced training includes Tony & Guy, The Chadwick's, John and Suzanne, and Allen Edwards with Diane Lenoti. Since moving to San Francisco Glen has worked on Maiden Lane as a hairdresser as well as freelanced with several makeup lines such as Laura Mercier, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain and Bobbi Brown. His passion for hairdressing is apparent when you're in his chair and you'll never leave looking less than fabulous. If you ever need a bit of good conversation, stop in for a trim or a fresh color with Glen and he'll fix you right up! 415.846.1377

Sheila Minkin has worked in Noe Valley as a hairstylist and colorist since 1992. Her training began in New York City where she eventually became the head colorist for Jean Louis David Salons. There she learned the art of balayage highlights and it has since become her specialty --she is truly an artist! She has also worked as a High Impact Technical Partner with L'Oreal Coiffure Paris and has traveled and taught at many different salons. Her warm personality makes her a gem Xcelerate is proud to have, so don't wait for those highlights to fade--let Sheila perform her magic on you right away! Book by calling 415.606.8290


Basma Totah has been in the hair industry for 21 years. She is committed to first listening to your needs then creating a great style that works with your lifestyle.  She is consistently committed to providing the best service to each and every one of her clients, no matter what the request. Always eager to learn, she has taken continued educational classes for cutting, coloring and styling with L'Oreal Professional, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Rusk, and many more. Her specialty is creative cuts for men and women, long hair styling for any occasion and blowouts.  If you would like to book an appointment or consultation, please call 415.990.1145 to contact her directly.

Terri Mueller's career began over twenty years ago right here in Noe Valley. She has worked for Redken and has experience with L'Oreal Professional and Paul Mitchell as well. She has maintained wonderful relationships with her clients and has gained expertise with all types of hair over the years. Her specialty is precision cuts for fine hair and boosting texture and volume for limp or curly hair. No matter what you come in with, she will work with the best attributes of your hair to shape and sculpt it and bring out its subtleties and nuances. 

To book an appointment: 650.315.8533