Robert James, owner and colorist at Robert James Color salon in downtown San Francisco

Meet Robert James

An expert colorist with an avant-garde approach to hair color. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Robert’s broad appeal is a result of his innovative hair design method and unique effort to create hair colors that take his clients through every part of their daily live. His goal? To capture the essence of who his clients are and what they aspire to with vibrant, versatile hair colors.

A seasoned veteran of Vidal Sassoon Beverly Hills, Robert James has designed many an iconic hair color for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Gwen Stefani, Alyssa Milano and Kelly Osborne. Having first opened his own salon in San Francisco in 2007, this hair color apothecary is thrilled to continue to bring exceptional service to his clients at the Robert James Color location on Sutter Street near Union Square.

In addition to his unparalleled talent for hair color, Robert James is also a master at naturally applied hair extensions for volume, length and color enhancement , as well as Brazilian Blowouts, re-texturizing, deep conditioning, and much more. He devotes ample time to work one-on-one with his clients to determine the hair design strategy that is right for them, and he is able to achieve one-of-a-kind looks that inspire clients to feel revitalized and renewed.

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About The Studio

An unparalleled San Francisco experience, Robert James Color studio offers high-end color services and treatments personalized to each client’s specific needs. ┬áRobert James Color studio is one of the only businesses in the country that offers a full range of options in natural extensions and a well-edited selection of amenities and accessories for color-treated hair.

The 1300-square-foot space, painted in avocado-like shades and accented with animated paintings by LA-based pop artist Nelson De La Nuez, combines youthful energy with professional standards.

Robert James Color is accessibly located at 315 Sutter Street 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Sutter-Stockton Garage
444 Stockton Street, San Francisco
415 982 8370
Between Stockton & Grant entrances on Bush or Stockton
Open 7 days a week
Hourly/Daily parking paid with credit card or cash.

Public Transit

From MUNI, Robert James Color is accessible from lines 2, 30, 38, 41, 45, or all Grant & Market St. stops.
From BART, Robert James Color is accessible from Montgomery or Powell Stations.