Nikki Flaming has been a hairstylist for the last 17 years, 14 of which have been in New York City. After working at one salon in Manhattan she was looking for a more relaxed atmosphere and found herself in a salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After three years she ventured out on her own and five years later, Pelo was created. With not only the customer but the stylist in mind, Pelo offers a welcoming environment that allows each individual hairdresser to create the business they envision for themselves. Happy hairdressers equals happy hair.
Luisa has spent the last decade developing her easy going and creative approach to hair. As a co-creator and past co-owner of the “original” Beehive Salon in Brooklyn, as well as a dedicated stylist at Fringe Salon in the Lower East Side, Luisa is very happy to be back in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where she has lived for 16 years) and working at PELO SALON (269 Manhattan ave./ corner of Ainslie st). She is best known by her legion of loyal clients. From curly locks (such as hers) to fun or natural, fashionable haircolor and long lasting haircuts, Luisa makes sure you will leave with a smile on your face. People gravitate to her for she pays extra attention to your hair needs. She also loves doing special events/period hair styles. Please book in advance as Luisa ‘s schedule fills very quickly.
Jessica brings over twenty years of experience, as a hair stylist and colorist, to Pelo Salon. She began her professional training at the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology in Minneapolis, completing their program in 1988, as a teenager. Jessica went on to apprentice at Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, specializing then in haircutting.
Wanting more, she came to NYC in 1992, landed a position at John Dellaria, Soho, and trained in Pyrimetrics hair design, and completed the colorist training with Jo Blackwell, now owner of Dop Dop Salon in Soho. Jessica was a Senior Stylist and Education Director at the Beehive Salon, when it was over on Lorimer. She has been working independently for the last few years.
“My love affair with hair began as a child, first experimenting on Barbie, and then my own hair with my mom’s pinking shears. In middle school, armed with a clipper, I began shaving mohawks on friends, and more experimental cuts and colors on myself.”
“I went to Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a couple of semesters while still in high school, and figured out that what I loved was color theory and art history. I bring both of these passions with me to work every day, and I still love researching all things vintage, hair, fashion, art, and design. My style is classic hair with a modern presence.”
Jesse Kaman hails from Texas by way of Los Angeles. While growing up immersed in production (and sometimes performance!) of live theater, hair and makeup design have always been a part of her life. After finding inspiration from her travels across the US and Europe, she landed in New York and spent 3 years assisting and studying under master stylists in the city. Now she calls Pelo Salon and Williamsburg her home and hopes she will meet you there.
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Originally from Northern California, Cynthia has lived in Williamsburg since 2007, with a brief and glorious hiatus in Oakland, CA. She has used her back ground in art to engage her love of color, balance and the creative process since starting behind the chair in 2010. She enjoys taking a collaborative approach with her clients and strives to find a looks that are both practical and unique. Cynthia loves working with all types of hair and is especially inspired by curly hair and all types of color processes. She studied cosmetology at Carsten’s Aveda Institute and barbering at the American Barbering Institute, both in Manhattan
Originally from Baltimore, Meg recognized her passion for the hair industry at a young age. Since moving to New York in 2008, she has spent the last nine years embracing the city and the inspiration it provides. Meg enjoys a challenge and loves collaborating with her clients to enhance the beauty that their hairs already holds. She has worked with Davines for the last eight years, including a brief stint on their Regional Artistic Team.
“I love finding creative ways to get beautiful results. I want to give my clients something that no one else has. I want people to stop them on the street. I’m an educator at heart, and I’ve taught many stylists, but I find the most joy in teaching my clients how to have and keep hair they love."