Fort Greene Stylists
Bruna's love for hair and makeup stems for her passion for design, fashion and all things "aesthetically pleasing". As a Native New Yorker, Bruna loves embracing and studying the latest trends and techniques, while also customizing them to her clients' natural texture and color for an approachable and wearable style. She is just as confident executing a big change, as she is giving advice to maintain your style that you already love. When she's not in the salon, you will probably find her cuddling with her menagerie of animals, eating delicious food, or spending hours watching beauty gurus on YouTube. Some of her favorite hair projects include bridal styling, blonding and precision cuts.
Bruna has been dubbed "Best Blonde Colorist in Brooklyn" by Refinery 29
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.
Hailing from Virginia Beach, Lizzie is Southern Belle turned Brooklyn Bombshell.
Inspired by the rich history and culture of Brooklyn, this fiery Aries loves integrating vintage glam with a modern twist. She revels in the movement of a sun-kissed balayage, or the bold pop of an electric color project.
When she's not behind the chair, you'll likely find Lizzie strumming ukulele with The DeLorean Sisters, or exploring the city with her baby, Dottie J.
Yi is originally from the city of Shenyang, China and his passion for cultivating ones inner and external beauty was developed in his early years of childhood. Yi’s early hair training was completed at Pivot Point International in Shenyang, China back in 1999. After relocating to the United States in 2006 he began studying Cosmetology in San Jose, CA with a focus on Style, Art, Fashion and Culture. In 2013, Yi started an apprenticeship at Soon Beauty Lab to expand his techniques in hair design and hair coloring with company founder Melissa Soon. Yi spends most of his free time traveling around the world, he firmly believes that exploring different cultures can expand his creativity in doing hair. He continues taking classes to enrich his education of Hair, Fashion and Style. Yi understands what his customers need and is always able to create easily maintained styles and colors that bring out his client’s unique natural beauty.
Christina grew up and received her education just south of Boston (You may pick up on this from her adorable accent). She loves all things alternative such as vivid colors to an edgy undercut, but also has a flare for the classic (Think Audrey Hepburn with kickass tattoos). Christina is a certified color expert with advanced training. She applies specialized techniques to create styles for all ages and gender, including makeovers from natural to theatrical. Friendly, upbeat and personable her goal is to create absolute comfort and trust while sitting in her chair. While not working in salon she continues to educate herself in her craft and enjoys finding inspiration from all things such as music, classic movies, photographs and even Mother Nature. Christina enjoys spending time with her tiny chihuahua Rocco hiking and exploring scenic areas within and outside of NYC.
Nicole first discovered her adoration and passion for the beauty industry from a very young age. Born and raised in New Jersey, she has always loved everything having to do with art, colors, hair and crafts. Growing up helping at her grandmother's salon, she learned the basics and began doing her friend's hair very young. She received extensive training and became licensed back in 2004. Since then, she has constantly sought out new techniques, trends, styles and education to perfect her trade. Nicole is a certified color specialist and a precision hair cutter. She specializes in bridal or any special occasion updo styles and hair extensions. Whether it's a complete eccentric transformation, an impossible color correction or just a simple refresh, her attention to detail and passion for the field makes each person in her chair the priority! Her joy comes from her client's joy, and the smile on their face after a visit. When Nicole isn't revamping someone's hair, you can almost always find her trying out new recipes to cook, reading a book, or painting a canvas.
Samantha grew up in Connecticut an hour away from New York City. Her passion for hair has been lifelong, getting her start in beauty at age 15 when she decided to work her way through Kevyn Aucoin’s book Making Faces (often using herself or her 10 year old sister as a model). After years of doing hair and makeup for her friends, Samantha received her initial training through Paul Mitchell Academy where she later went on to receive a student stylist award from the Professional Beauty Association. After moving to New York City, Samantha completed SBL's extensive apprentice program along with advanced education from R+Co, Oribe, and Wella. Samantha loves working with curly hair, redheads, classic bobs and modern texturized haircuts. She would describe her hair style as streamlined but eclectic, feminine but dark, sexy but gritty. When she’s not working, you can find her on set, at a house show, or meditating.
With a background in art and graphic design, Mark gravitated towards hair naturally. He loves seeing it as another art form; the hair as his canvas. Mark’s inspiration comes from music, fashion, and art. Though he is drawn towards edgy and creative looks, he also appreciates soft and chic styles. His versatility is expressed in his personal style as well. During his apprenticeship he has worked under notable stylists Dimitri Tsioumas and Andrew Fitzsimmons on videos and photoshoots. Coming from the small town of Satatoga NY, he lives for the fast-paced energy the city has to offer.
Justine comes to us from the West Coast with sunshine and smiles, but has called Brooklyn home for several years now. Justine has not only worked as a stylist since 2007, but has also had the unique opportunities to use her craft in the theatre and the fashion worlds. She pulls inspiration from her past experiences as well as through the vibrant people watching of the city! Justine loves the transformative quality of hairstyling. She believes that whether it is a dramatic change, a special occasion style, or a style refresh... it's the smallest details that elevate a style!
Beyond hair she makes jewelry, loves good food and wine, and is fascinated by ocean life.
Nicole is a multitalented and bicoastal fine artist, dancer and stylist. A Bay Area, California native, she has been with the Soon Beauty Lab team for over a decade. Her fresh cuts of unrivaled precision are inspired by the most en vogue styles. Nicole's consultations are catered to each client's personal hair style to help build confidence in finding the best look. Above all, she prides herself in her talent for bridal/special occasion styling, updos, makeup, color blending and perms. Nicole is also recognized internationally for helping to develop and promote New Style Hustle partner dancing. She spends her time in between California, New York and France exploring new landscapes, tasting new foods and spending quality time with her family, which includes her toddler, Marcel. Schedule available upon request