About our Salon –
What we offer and some visual impressions

The Pine, a luxury salon, opened in Petaluma, California in March, 2017. It is the vision of Barbara Thompson come to life. From the moment you enter the upscale salon you are aware you are in for a unique experience. From the beautiful mid-century decor, beautiful floral wallpaper, and friendly staff, it is welcoming and comfortable! Men and women alike are delighted by the experience of being pampered and transformed by the talented stylists.

Barbara Thompson

Owner & Stylist

Barbara started her career in Sonoma County where she quickly gained a reputation for fresh, romantic bridal hair. Barbara is a specialist in transformation — from hair extensions, color, cuts, and styling — all custom tailored to each client’s unique look.

While continuing to work as a highly sought after stylist in the North Bay Area, she took her vision and talents to San Francisco and made a splash right away, being featured in 7×7 Magazine as one of San Francisco’s top colorists and Style Me Pretty Bridal Blog. After a fun and productive two years in San Francisco and working New York’s fashion week, Barb felt herself drawn to create her own space in her hometown of Petaluma. She returns to the North Bay, bringing new insights to her relationships with her clients. Drawing on her extensive training in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and her experience as an Educator for R+Co, The Pine is the embodiment of her vision of a perfect client experience.

Ashley Allred

Hairdresser & Colorist

Ashley Allred’s craftsmanship will likely bring you to tears. Don’t be embarrassed by this; you are in a safe place and you are not alone. Lots of folks have have fallen deeply in love with their hair after spending some time in her chair, it can be intense. For Ashley this is no job, this is a commitment to service, a dedication to technique, and an opportunity to have fun. She is here for you, she has been for over a decade. You can relax.

Ashley Clark

Hairdresser, Colorist & Extension Specialist

A visual artist first and foremost, beauty comes to life at The Pine and Ashley finds endless inspiration in her profession as a hairdresser.

Certified in Hothead Extensions, Wella, Schwarzkpof, Aveda, and Redkin Color. An experienced makeup artist in special events and wine country weddings, Ashley was drawn to launching an expanded career as a hairdresser at The Pine by the salon’s fun, upbeat, yet sophisticated and elegant environment. “I love putting a guest’s entire new look together,” says the Sonoma County native. “The greatest gratification comes from seeing my clients confidence shift after an awesome makeover!” Ashley describes herself as being completely passionate for her art, and thrives on how naturally it comes to her. Ashley has a passion for learning new techniques and keeping on the cutting edge of her craft. Equally important is the care that she takes in nurturing relationships with her clients. Their happiness as a result of  the services she provides, is the most rewarding and fulfilling part of her career.

Sara Bruce

Stylist & Colorist

As a Petaluma native, Sara has spent the last ten years beautifying Sonoma County. To Sara, hairdressing isn’t just about doing great hair; it’s also about cultivating lasting relationships and making her guests feel unique and confident. With a commitment to ongoing education and a dual license in cosmetology and esthetics, she is equipped with an arsenal of hair and makeup tricks that she can’t wait to share with you. Her specialties include balayage, creative color and bridal makeup.

Shauna Powers

Hairdresser & Colorist

Shauna Powers has been an innovative force in the Sonoma County hair scene for over a decade. She is certified in Schwarzkopf Professional and Redken color, and consistently attends cut and color classes taught by the beauty industry’s most sought after educators. Her advanced hair studies include classes with 901 Academy, Ashlee Norman, Salvage Supply Company, and Chris McMillan Salon, and she isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon. Her intuitive ability to cultivate a hairstyle that enhances her client’s natural charm, is the reason men and women alike turn to her when they want to look and feel their absolute best.

Shauna specializes in balayage, color melting, and hair painting, blending classic and contemporary techniques to achieve effortless beauty. Her caring, bubbly nature is equally matched by her attention to detail and passion for all things hair, which is why many of her clients have relied on her over the years to guide them through cut and color transformations. Her dedication to producing an unparalleled hair experience is evident with each turn of her client’s chair.

She looks forward to collaborating with you on your next hair adventure.

Missy LaTour

Salon Manager

Missy LaTour was born and raised in Petaluma, CA. She has worked in the beauty and hair industry for 10 years and has been friends with owner Barbara Thompson for almost two decades. Their time in beauty school together and her time working in the beauty supply field has given her an up-to-date, hands on education on whats currently happening within the industry. Her goal is to make sure everyone who walks through the doors of The Pine has the best experience possible.

Macayala Martin


Macayla Martin, another Petaluma local, is a natural creative and inspired by all things beauty. A licensed cosmetologist since 2015, Macayla is passionate about continuing education, and is constantly working towards perfecting her craft. Macayla has goals in working with her clients to create any custom cut, color and style that fits each individual’s personality, and works perfectly with their lifestyle. She takes pride in leaving clients feeling refreshed, comfortable, and as the most beautiful version of themselves.