OWNERS

Melissa Soon
(Manhattan West & Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
Melissa is the founder and owner of Soon Beauty Lab and has been working and living in NYC for 17 years. After exploring her field on arrival in the city, she soon realized that being in the salon was what really inspired and made her happy. Bringing fashion and art to people through their hair was and is what Melissa loves to do. Creating the Salons (two in Manhattan and now two in Brooklyn with her friend and partner Ryan) has been an outlet where she has been able to combine so many of her interests: creating an inspiring comfortable space, mentoring and teaching new hairstylists and of course doing great hair. Melissa is often times heard telling her staff, even after so many years in the business, that she still loves what she does. Her work is creative, technically executed, and above all else, totally wearable. She strives to give you not just a haircut you will like, but one that you—and others—will notice is amazing for you. Having a busy full life with two kids, pets, friends and her career keeps Melissa happy and motivated.

Ryan Hoch
(Co-Owner Carroll Gardens & Fort Greene locations)

 

MASTER STYLISTS

Patrice
(Manhattan West)
Patrice has been bringing her creative style and cutting edge trends to clients from all of the world for 9 years. Patrice is well-versed in cutting, styling, and various color techniques ranging from balayage to foil highlighting to best accommodate her clients. She takes pride in making her clients feel brand new whether she is creating beautiful, believable-looking extensions or smoothing out with Keratin. Her regular clients depend on her fashion-forward brand of creativity for looks that work for everyday hair. She is an avid spin cyclist and can often be found downtown walking her Frenchie, Bianca. She is a native New Yorker, and after 15 years of southern living, she is happy to call New York home again.

Bruna
(Fort Greene Brooklyn & Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
Bruna is a New Yorker right down to her roots! Brazilian born and Manhattan raised, Bruna brings her vivacity and talent every day to Soon. She enjoys every aspect of her profession, but she’s especially partial to creating fabulous blondes & also bridal hair & makeup. When Bruna isn’t crafting her clients a new look, she’s oftentimes playing with her cats, Zelda and Vinicius or poring over the latest issue of Popular Science.

Jessie
(Manhattan West)
Jessie’s passion for hairstyling lies in natural, wearable cut and color for each individual client. Her style is effortless, easy, and classic—perfect for the client who wants to look fantastic without working too hard. A science nerd at heart, Jessie has always been fascinated with the “how” of hair color, which led to her two year role as Field Educator for Wella Professional, Soon’s color of choice. She currently works on our education team, readying our apprentices to be the next stylists of Soon!

Nicole
(Manhattan West)
Nicole is a truly multitalented stylist and makeup artist at Soon. Her aesthetic leans towards modern and fresh new looks for her clients, personalizing a style that suits each individual. In addition to her cut and color work, Nicole is particularly adept at creating updos for special events. Outside of the salon, Nicole pursues her love for travel, is an accomplished dancer, and is fascinated with math. Nicole is now living bi-coastal & is making appearances approximately every other month. For the most up to date information & wait list, please call the salon.

Megan
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
An artist in and out of the salon, Megan’s creativity and precision work together to create gorgeous styles full of movement and shine. She defines her styling aesthetic as classically current, striving to create stunning looks whether styled or left to the element of chance. An Ivy League graduate, Megan can talk about hair as easily as social theory and contemporary art. When asked about her draw to the profession, she describes hair as sculptural material, and her love for sharing time and conversation with her clients.

Joel
(Manhattan West)
Joel works together with each client to bring out their individuality. Whether it is a simple trim, or a big change he recommends the best solutions of hair at all lengths for his clients to fit their daily lifestyle. He delivers wearable, and current haircuts, luxury and surfy blowouts, and rich colors with a friendly welcoming demeanor. Joel has taken advanced training courses from bumble and bumble, Sassoon, Aveda, Toni and guy, Horst, yosh toya, and most recently Wella. He is credited with hairstyles in fashion magazines such as British Vogue , WWD, Details, and Rolling Stone and has worked on runway shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Cara
(Manhattan West)
Cara has an eye for creating a personalized look. Be it a textured bob, long beachy layers or a structured mens cut. She adds just the right amount of dimension with soft color and highlights to create a wearable current look, that you can feel confident in everyday. Cara’s formal training took place at Toni&Guy in Austin, Texas where she specialized in advanced haircutting and styling techniques for eight years. Ready for a new chapter she relocated to New York in 2014. She has since received advance training in Wella hair color techniques and became a Gold.Key educator for Kevin Murphy. Cara loves that Kevin.Murphy provides products that have great functionality while still having a natural, earth and animal friendly foundation.

 

SENIOR STYLISTS

Nanci
(Manhattan West)
Nanci grew up in California and moved to New York to pursue her career in hair. She really enjoys all aspects of her trade, yet favors long layered haircuts combined with natural, luscious color the most. She gets her inspiration for hair from current fashion trends as well as working with her clients’ natural texture and temperament. In her free time, Nanci is working on her artwork and has started taking piano lessons.

Kristy
(Manhattan West)
Kristy is one of our most soft-spoken stylists, but she’s brimming with enthusiasm for her trade, and it shows; she travels in from upstate New York to Soon daily! She really enjoys cutting hair, especially to create a great men’s cut that works with the client’s natural texture for an effortlessly well-kept look. In addition to her skills as a stylist, Kristy also is a makeup artist and is happy to create new looks for special occasions. When she isn’t in the salon, Kristy is oftentimes found reading, catching up on Parks and Recreation or taking dance classes.

John
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
John was raised in south Florida and moved to the Big Apple on a whim. With a few years of professional experience, John has picked up many techniques from being a 4th generation hair dresser and spending many years in the back of the family salon, mixed with four years of sculpture and painting classes. John expresses himself using his avant-garde and precision style cutting methods and love of color to create the perfect look for his clients. He excels in short cuts for men and women. If you think John is familiar, you may have seen him touring with his former heartthrob boy-band “Teen Heat”.

Nikki
(Fort Greene Brooklyn)
As far back as she can remember, Nikki has been styling her friends’ hair and makeup. Hailing from SC, Nikki loves charming her clients’ intrinsic beauty by using tailored color and cuts. Her inspiration comes from New York City streets and watching how her fellow fashion-conscious New Yorkers translate runway styles into real life applications. Nikki also loves creating updos and doing makeup for special occasions. When she’s not transforming her clients into the most beautiful versions of themselves, she can be found hunting down vintage clothing, good coffee and books.

Christian
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
A native New Yorker, Christian has spent a lot of time traveling the East Coast. With over 7 years in the beauty industry, Christian draws inspiration from fashion, cinema, and most importantly, music. His broad musical tastes—everything from Motown to punk and hardcore—influence his aesthetic in making versatile styles for a wide range of clients. He is equally skilled in creating soft, feminine looks or precise clipper cuts. In his free time, Christian enjoys noshing on vegan cuisine, riding his bike, or spending time with his pups, Oliver and Ava.

Lauren
(Manhattan West)
A native Pacific North Westerner, Lauren’s approach to hair leans toward the natural and sophisticated. Whether that be smoothing with a keratin treatment, or mimicking childlike dimension with balayage highlights, she aims for wearable texture and believable color. Trained on both coasts from talents of Aveda and Wella, Lauren strives to keep her craft up to date while maintaining a nod to the past.

Esther
(Manhattan West)
Esther is passionate about hair and inspired by the latest trends. Seeking to bring style, color, and vitality to her clients, Esther enhances her clients’ own natural beauty to bring out their inner confidence. In her spare time Esther is busy gardening, painting, and cooking fun new recipes. This native New Yorker is not one to sit still, and has goals of learning new languages and traveling.

Ashlee
(Manhattan West)
Ashlee is a quirky and passionate stylist who brings her effortless approach & laid back feel for hair to the bustling big apple. She has created trend worthy colors and precise hair cuts in several big cities around the world, and has trained with top hair companies such as, Wella & Oribe. She would best describe her style as “coiffed chaos” or undone perfection. She loves hand-painting highlights and creating sexy, tousled looks that are sure to turn some heads!

Vanessa
(Manhattan West)
Born and raised Brooklyn girl, she was confident at an early age that this was her passion. Vanessa is always inspired by the newest and top trends of hair and makeup. Keeping it classic or funky. With 7 years under her belt she is able to create a work of art on each individual client. She takes pride in seeing her visions come to life and making clients walk out feeling fabulous!

Igor
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
(Bio Coming Soon)

Justine
(Fort Greene Brooklyn)
(Bio Coming Soon)

Christina
(Manhattan West)
(Bio Coming Soon)

Christina
(Fort Greene Brooklyn)
(Bio Coming Soon)

Selvi
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
(Bio Coming Soon)

 

FULL & EXPERIENCED STYLISTS

Lizzie
(Fort Greene)
Hailing from Virginia Beach, Lizzie is a Southern Belle turned Brooklyn Bombshell. Drawing inspiration from vintage styles, she loves to integrate modern trends with timeless elegance. From classic symmetry to bold color, she embraces the belief that everyone should feel sexy in their own skin. When she’s not behind the chair, Lizzie can be found playing gigs with her band, baking pies, and snuggling with her pups, Otto & Sparticus.

Tiffany
(Manhattan West)
Tiffany came to Soon Beauty Lab from Los Angeles, CA. Having accumulated a diverse education from some of the most revered names in the hair industry including Paul Mitchell, Wella, Vivienne Mackinder, and many others. While working as an apprentice under a celebrity stylist at Fred Segal Salon, she found a sudden urge to move to the forefront of fashion’s innovative city the big apple which has lead to her styling editorial shoots & NYFW. Tiffany specializes in balayage ombres, punky colors, textured haircuts, & bouncy blowouts.

Kyle
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
Kyle began his career at Soon as a receptionist and manager. Inspired by the stylists around him, he chose to move his career from the front desk to behind the chair. After training at the Carsten Institute and the Soon Apprentice Program, Kyle has found a passion for collaborating with clients to create a fresh, easy to style look. He loves sharing styling tips and encourages his clients to try new looks; a dramatic new color or a simple change of part can go a long way! Outside of the salon, Kyle maintains a second career as a classical musician.

Sarah
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
Sarah is a warm presence at Soon whose love for people is what drew her to the industry. A Florida native, she’s been in New York since 2013 and loves every facet. Sarah is Paul Mitchell educated, and loves the constant continuing education that the industry encourages. She encourages her clients to embrace their hair and takes pride in educating them on how they can best care for and style at home so they can replicate the style achieved in her chair. Sarah thoroughly enjoys an elaborate, gorgeous style as well, and loves to make her clients feel their best. When she’s not at the salon, she’s touching noses with her pitbull Edi, dreaming of her bedroom DJ days, droppin’ knowledge, or hanging out at Chelsea galleries with her boo, Brad.

Yi
(Fort Greene Brooklyn)
Yi grew up in Shenyang, China. Since childhood, his passion has been to help people make the most of their appearance. In 2006 he relocated to Northern California where he began his cosmetology studies in San Jose. After taking in the style, art, and culture of the West Coast, he decided to move to New York City and apprentice at Soon to refine his precision cutting and coloring techniques. He has a strong eye for what suits a client best and can instinctively use his skills to create that look. Yi uses his spare time to travel, which broadens the way he relates to his clients and understands their needs.

Brandon Scott
(Manhattan West)
Brandon is thrilled to be a member of the Soon Beauty Lab team as a junior stylist at Soon Beauty Lab. Hair has been a part of his life since the beginning. With his mother as a stylist, he spent much of his time growing up in a salon environment, and it inevitably rubbed off on him. He attended the AVEDA Institute in Chicago, IL and Being a perfectionist, he has a deep love for learning and continues to seek education every day. This shines through with every cut and color he does. The inspiration for his work is ignited by current trends, NYC street style, and his own free-spirited and endearing personality. In Brandon’s free time you can find him in his new home of Bushwick, walking his dog Lucy!
 
Jackson
(Manhattan West)
Jackson is very excited to join the Soon team. He is a well rounded stylist who has been doing hair for almost nine years. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Jackson moved to New York for an apprenticeship at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon. As an apprentice Jackson honed his craft under the guidance of several celebrity colorists and worked with many A-list actresses such as Claire Danes, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker. Jackson specializes in color and describes his aesthetic as Uptown-pretty mixed with downtown-chic. In his spare time Jackson can be found playing guitar or walking his dog Mickey.
 
Brandon Hoover
(Manhattan West)
(Bio Coming Soon)

 

JUNIOR STYLISTS

Tia
(Carroll Gardens Brooklyn)
Tia is a graduate of Aveda Institute in Soho, and completed her apprenticeship with Soon Beauty Lab. Her personal style and approach behind the chair is directly influenced by her travels and years living abroad. As a new mom, Tia understands the necessity of low maintenance hair and strives to give her clients the tools they need to have effortless, good hair days. Trained in both cut and color she enjoys the opportunity to see a complete transformation from start to finish.

Rebecca
(Manhattan West)
(Bio Coming Soon)

Samantha
(Fort Greene Brooklyn)
(Bio Coming Soon)