cheryl chakler

colorist / stylist

tell us about your background as a stylist: 

Every day upon entering the salon, I am so grateful for the inspiration and ability to offer something I truly love to do.

I’m passionate about and specialize in creating beautiful, sun-kissed dimensional hair color.

I’ve expanded my knowledge of hair color utilizing Goldwell color from Germany; a leader renown in our industry as one of the highest quality conditioning color lines available ~

All of my color services include color-balancing & gloss toners as needed to preserve the color, health & shine of your hair.

I utilize both wet & dry hair cutting methods and begin each haircut with a consultation to personalize your look, followed by the appropriate nourishing Kérastase cleanser & conditioner followed with a simple blow-dry finish.

In 1991, I founded NOVELLA, one of the first Aveda Concept Salons in San Francisco and eventually transitioned to a top full-service Salon & Day Spa. After a gratifying 17 years of business ownership, and over 40 years in the beauty industry, I currently work part-time out of the beautiful Kosa Salon where I’m able to practice the art of hair styling and focus on the craft I feel so drawn to.

Whether it through an engaging conversation on health & nutrition, or simply discussing just the right look for you, you’ll always feel as though you’ve been given the personal attention desired. I know the importance of, and feel it is a privilege to provide you with a comfortable space and time to talk about your beauty and health care needs.

I resonate with the philosophy that we are all connected beings sharing this planet, here for each other and striving for harmonious living and togetherness.

what drives you?

Positive energy.

hidden talent?

I love to design, decorate, garden & I’m very “artsy craftsy!” I make really cool & unique beaded curtains & awesome dream catchers.

favorite place to eat?

An amazing hole in the wall called Marnee Thai on 24th & Irving.

cocktail of choice?

Hendrix Gin & Tonic or a good shot of smooth Tequila & a Mexican Beer!

what animal would you be?

a bird

what do you love about kosa salon?

The genuine heart that has gone into creating an amazing work environment all of us. I love organization, I love that systems are in place and I do love my freedom as well!


Kosa Salon SF interior with four white salon chairs facing large ornate mirrors, set against a brick wall with informal newspaper clipping wallpaper, illuminated by recessed ceiling lights.