head of hair

“k OH s uh”
Croatian to English

Alexa Nelson, Monique Ginocchio and Jessica Allen, co-owners of Kosa Salon SF

Over 100 years ago, Antone Zietich emigrated from what is now Croatia to the city of San Francisco. At 23 years old with only 40 gold coins, he purchased a building birthing a new beginning for his family and for generations to come. This building on Fillmore Street has been passed down through the family’s lineage and now rests in the caring hands of his great grandchildren.

A lovely salon lived in this building and needed detailed hands to care for her. That’s when hairstylist sister’s, Alexa and Monique along with their entrepreneurial cousin Jessica decided to partner together and Kosa Salon San Francisco came to life! The goal was to create a successful space where the most talented stylists could allow their artistry and passion to flow freely.

Alexa, Monique, Jessica and their families are driven by their deep desire to honor their family who paved the way over a century ago. Their love, compassion, and respect for each other combined with over 25+ years of collective experience in the beauty industry breeds success.

We sincerely hope you find joy, rest, beauty, fun and rejuvenation at Kosa Salon San Francisco! See you soon!

standing together on a city sidewalk in San Francisco, dressed in casual and stylish attire.

a special thanks

We have so much adoration and gratitude to our family, Gary and Lauren Ginocchio, Jackie and Joe Allen, and Terry Ginocchio for making this possible. A huge thank you to our abundantly supportive, behind the scenes husbands Gage Nelson and Matt Ginocchio.

With immeasurable love,

Alexa, Monique and Jessica