Vu Nguyen - Salon Owner
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.
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.
Mint Morant- Stylist
Mint is a seasoned, multicultural stylist who has cultivated a sophisticated network of fashion forward patrons over her 20+ year career. She developed her prowess in New York’s high-end salons under celebrity stylists Mark Garrison and Frederic Fekkai where she customized her signature French precision cutting technique. Mint also developed a refined approach to male hair grooming in the Finance District which rounded out her design expertise. She became a regular fixture at New York’s Fashion Week, styling and handling major editorial shoots for industry magazines, and television makeovers along with anything creatively challenging that needed the attention to detail that she provides. Eventually, Mint struck out on her own, establishing her private referral only practice in 2008 in one of Brooklyn‘s trendiest neighborhoods, Fort Greene. She built a loyal clientele, sculpting distinctive looks tailored to their unique hair textures, cultural aesthetics and active lifestyles. As word-of-mouth spread quickly, she found herself styling some of the borough’s most influential taste makers who desired her unique approach and intimate details that had come to be her signature trademark of Hair Design. She is honored to be a part of VU HAIR in the Penthouse of The Peninsula. . . . Very Unique.
Billy Dee Williams- Stylist
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
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.
Amy Mrkulic- Master Colorist
Amy’s mastery of highlights, whether it be balayage or foil, gives her the unparalleled ability to create exquisite soft, blended or bold custom looks for each of her clients. Her extensive training in New York’s best salons showcases her great knowledge in creating formulas for her eye catching rich brunettes, soft blondes or vibrant redheads. Her status in the industry as one of Manhattan’s leading colorists has made her sought after by many red-carpet celebrities.