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. READ MORE....
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
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.
Igor has been drawn to hair styling for as long as he can remember. A quintessential hairdresser, he is endlessly inspired by the ultra-glamorous looks of the 1920s and 1960s.
A former professional ballroom dancer, Igor has been taking the beauty industry by storm for over a decade, and has a fiery passion for hair color and styling. A perfect cut to compliment the style is the cherry on top. As one of our Master stylists, Igor is a mentor to his colleagues, and he is always willing to share the wealth of knowledge that he has acquired over the years. He is well versed in hair care and styling products, and he strives to share the appropriate tools needed to achieve the most beautiful hair in and out of the salon.
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.
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.
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.
Jessie's passion for hairstyling lies in classic, sophisticated, and elegant cuts and colors. She specializes in believable coloring, and cuts that enhance and work with the natural texture of each of her clients. Her style is effortless, easy, and chic- perfect for the person 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 Professionals, Soon's color of choice. This strong technical expertise has led her to join our own education team, readying our apprentices to be the next stylists of Soon!
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.
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