refined artistry

by Queen Atapka

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Know Queen

Innovative, multifaceted and passionate about her career, Queen Atapka is a quintessential stylist and hair artist; using hair as her canvas to bring a distinctive aesthetic and fresh approach flawlessly illustrating each client’s unique beauty.

Queen draws inspiration from her travels around the world, and earns the devotion of her clients through her expert blend of classic technique and modern style.

On the path towards a career in nursing, Queen discovered her passion for hair was too strong to ignore. After receiving her Cosmetology license, she relocated to New York City to undergo training at Vidal Sassoon. It is there, where she developed and mastered her skill of precision hair cutting for multiethnic women and men with various hair textures. During her time in New York, she was chosen to be a stylist at New York fashion Week, where she had the honor of working alongside some of the industry’s most prominent stylists.

Queen credits her wide-ranging knowledge and education as the key to her success. She believes that one’s quest for knowledge should be infinite and therefore stays on top of the trends with continued education.

Today, Queen operates her own business, Refined Artistry®. Also, she is a certified stylist for Forever Curls Academy and a proud Cut it Kinky Alumni. As she continues to travel the world and glean nuggets within the industry, it is her goal to share all that she has learned.

”Hair is not just an accessory, it is an extension of one’s personality, confidence and beauty.” - Queen Atapka

Services Offered


To better service you, this 'getting to know you and your hair' phase is an important first step.

Cut Services

Queen is skilled at cutting all textures of hair. She will create a shape that is tailored to you.

Color Services

Accentuate any shape with beautiful, vibrant, long lasting color.

Email Address

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Phone Number

(415) 633-6634

Mailing Address

256 Sutter St. 2nd Fl San Francisco, Ca. 94108

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Eva Marie B.

"Queen and Refined Artistry have changed my hair story for the better and I will keep coming back for more. Queen's haircuts and color artistry are phenomenal. I get compliments from peers, friends, family and strangers on the street. I love the way I look. Thank you, Queen! If you're looking for a hairstylist who works with you, listens to and hears you, make an appoint with Queen,you wont regret it."

Lynn Wu

"Queen has been my stylist for over 10 years simply because she is the best. She has such a good eye for proportion. She gives my hair a cut that suits not only my face shape but also tells my personality. Not to mention the cutting is always so precise and perfect. Sometimes I want to try something new. No matter what picture I show her, she delivers and only better. I always get so many compliments on my haircut. I would recommend Queen to anyone who wants to feel beautiful and confident about oneself."

Sina Siar

"Queen has transformed how I relate to my hair as I have grown to love and appreciate my curls. Weeks don't go by without receiving praising compliments from strangers. I owe that to the magic of Queen and her hair artistry. I hope you consider gifting yourself the experience of one and only Queen Atapka"