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 VOGUEPEARL and Hot Heads hair extensions, hair color, and make up. Shane the Barber and Sharae, who specializes in protective styling and natural hair care round up our team.


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 also specializes in both VOGUEPEARL and Hot Heads extensions as well as make up for special occasions or every day wear.


Shane Gordon

Shane offers premium hair, beard, and skin care services in San Francisco. Founded in 2019, he does his best to breath life into our new Mission location, where he not only offers his expertise, but also seeks to reignite the community with a social space for community and camaraderie. Offering Barbering, Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy, Paul Mitchell, and many other cutting techniques from around the world. He constantly stays educated with the newest trends as well as stays strong with a formal education as foundation for precision mastery.


Sharae first was introduced to the Beauty industry by watching her mom in beauty school and compete in hair shows. She realized her natural talent for weaving and braiding and soon became a well known braider in San Francisco. Striving to become more knowledgeable in the hair industry she attended Cosmetology school while working full time. 

Sharae aims to create looks to highlight her clients personalities and channel their inner beauty. She promotes healthy haircare, specializing in protective styling and natural haircare.  Her goal to mentor her clients and their beauty needs in the ever evolving field of cosmetology, and is eager to provide education to other stylists in the future.

Call or text (415) 637-1437 for an appointment!


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