VU NGUYEN - OWNER AT VU HAIR
Vu's talent has been carefully cultivated over the course of the last eighteen years - centered in New York City on the legendary Fifth Avenue. His formal training began under the care of Mr. Frederic Fekkai, as his assistant, lasting nearly six years before he felt he was ready to branch out on his own - and make a name for himself. During his tenure as a hair stylist, Vu was able to garner valuable experience as he contributed to numerous runway shows for top fashion designers such as: Diane Von Furstenberg, John Varatos, Valentino and Chanel. In addition to being behind the scenes of the top fashion houses, Vu worked as a personal hair stylist to Julie Chan and Les Moonves from CBS, as well as Glen Ballie and Graydon Carter - editors of Vanity Fair.
For years, Vu often found himself on the road, traveling to numerous destinations in the US as a representative for various products, but also refining his vision and compiling an internal view of the way his industry was composed. Vu's values and creative views are based on the philosophy that a hair style can be the foundation for greatness in any individual. It was these experiences and education as well as his personal maturation as a stylist that allowed him to formulate and devise the plan for his newest venture, his own salon - high atop the same Fifth Avenue where he first got his start.
SONY hy - STYLIST
The initiation of Sony Hy began at the Aveda Institute where she was picked up by the Mark Garrison Salon after impressing management with her work.
Under Mark Garrison’s apprenticeship, Sony worked closely with Garrison to master her cutting techniques by making them unique.
Sony has styled models in numerous Couture Week fashion shows; 2010, 2008, Vigor magazine fashion editorials, and New York City hair shows. As a cultivated stylist at the pinnacle of her craft, Sony has obtained a loyal client base.
Sharon Ramcharitar- Stylist
With her love of beauty encompassing every aspect of her life, Sharon has been able to apply her signature techniques, five star customer service skills, and keen eye for each client into the realm of hair care. Her in-depth consultations and professional expertise allows her to achieve a signature one-of-kind look that not only compliments a client’s inner beauty, but also shines a light on Sharon’s perfectionist outlook.
Sharon has styled some of the world’s most high-profile clients, including: Kim Cattrall, Lindsay Lohan, Renee Zellweger and Kyra Sedwick. Her work has graced the pages of Glamour magazine and her expertise is showcased yearly on the runways of New York Fashion Week.
Wanting an environment that would allow a more one on one experience with her clients as well as an inviting customer service atmosphere, Sharon decided to join the Vu Hair New York team. With beautiful view from Fifth Avenue, all clients will feel like they are in the comfort of their own home.
Zoe Rivera- stylist
Zoe has been passionately styling hair for over seven years and has specialized in television, editorial, and special events. She offers personalized consultations, precision cuts, lux blow drys, up dos, and in-salon treatments. She has spent the last two years working along side Oscar Blandi as his personal styling assistant, as well as working out of his New York City flagship salon. Her latest venture as a freelance artist, has landed her a position at the luxury boutique salon of Vu Nguyen - Vu Hair New York at the Peninsula Hotel. Her expertise and styling skills have secured her many projects, including working with high profile clientele, editorial campaigns, fashion and industry events.
EDITA ROBERTSON - STYLIST
Edita Robertson, former hair colorist at the Mark Garrison salon, now at Vu Hair New York, is known for her artistry in creating bombshell blondes, ravishing reds, brass-free brunettes - and the most coveted, natural looking highlights in New York City. Edita specializes in corrective color, transforming and perfecting with an eye to one's current hairstyle, complexion, eye color, bone structure… even professional and lifestyle. Before joining the Vu Hair New York Salon, Edita started her career at the Tim Casey Salon, then sharpened her skills working and training with renowned color expert Louis Licari. Edita is fluent in both English and Spanish
SOFIA BOGDANI - COLORIST
With more than 10 years in the beauty industry, Sofia has been perfecting her craft as a master colorist. Sofia started her career at Mark Garrison Salon where she worked for eight years. The Chicago native specializes in beautiful natural color tones, color corrections and bombshell redheads.
“I care about the integrity of the hair, always keeping it healthy. My goal is to give my clients color that will bring out their eyes and compliment their skin tone. I want my clients to feel beautiful when they leave my chair”
Melinda Nikka - COLORIST
Melinda Nikka’s meticulous sense of detail and drive for perfection combined with her passion for making others feel good about themselves, ultimately lead her to pursue a career in the beauty business. After enrolling in beauty school, she knew right away that she had a gift for color.
Melinda worked at Louis Licari where she began training as personal assistant to Master Colorist and Educator, Kathy Galotti. Melinda then followed her to Vu Hair New York where she specialized in highlights.
Melinda believes that every woman has a very unique sense of beauty that can be dramatically enhanced if they have the right hair color. “It’s not just about matching skin tone with eye color, you also have to appeal to her sense of style. If you have the gift to visualize this combination, you have the power to bring out her truest form of beauty in the most naturalistic way”.
Casie Morgan - Colorist
Getting her start thirteen years ago in Chicago, Casey has always had a passion for all things beauty. Having worked with major famous faces such as Matt Damon and Chelsea Clinton, Casey understands the importance of ensuring her clients hair color is always vivid and vibrant. Her hair coloring skills will absolutely take you to the next level of confidence. In a rapidly changing industry, Casey will ensure you look and feel your best while keeping you up to date on the latest trends.