About ACUTE collective

Established in 2012, Acute is a San Francisco-based collective of creatives, committed to providing consistently impeccable hair services to our clients. Often referred to as the “hair hospital”, Acute has helped clients recover from over-dyed, bleached, burned, and busted hair. Our current team includes Linda, a veteran stylist who specializes in cutting-edge cut and color work that tackles all hair types and textures, and Kenya, a stylist who specializes in Hot Heads hair extensions, color, and make up.


We pride ourselves in using cruelty free and environmentally friendly products by Kevin Murphy, a revolutionary company rooted in the philosophy that hair care should be the same as skin care.



Owner of Acute Collective, Linda Thomas started her career internationally, training for several years under a variety of skilled hands. She has over a decade of experience and her approach to hair is to always achieve polished simplicity. Precision cuts and meticulous highlights leave your hair feeling healthy and you feeling glamorous. Linda has mastered the alchemy and science behind natural, subtle color that perfectly suits your face, life or whim. Vivacious and engaging, Linda loves chatting with clients and neighbors alike! After a visit to Acute, clients often feel as though they have been visiting with an old friend.



Kenya Rivas discovered her love for hair and make up in cosmetology school actually attending to learn nails. She loves to make bold fantasy color dreams come true, as much as natural soft beach highlights. Kenya specializes in Hot Heads hair extensions and make up for special occasions or every day wear.


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