T H E A R T I S T S
The humans you’ll find here are exceptionally talented, understanding, and intuitive creatures who are here to guide you into your next state of being wether that be a completely new you or just a polishing of your already poppin’ top. Gaze through and find your new do guru.
SHE | HER
After graduating from the Learning Institute of Beauty Science in 2002, Sarah began her journey to become a professional hairstylist.
Mastering multiple techniques in Beauty Science, Sarah has sustained a successful career for 20 years strong. Applying color, cutting, styling, putting in extensions, wig-making, barbering, offering bridal beauty services, and consultation are Sarah’s strong suits! Making people look and feel their best has sharpened her skills. And, Sarah’s excellent customer service has set her apart from most stylists in the industry.
In 2018, Sarah made a pivotal career move when she became an on-call stylist For the Legendary Roots band Member Questlove at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
LIL’ CHOP_______Thursday, Friday, Saturday
SHE | HER
Shivangi started her journey as a colorist and co-founder of Salon Sundari in Montreal, Canada. Her passion for hair and beauty inspired her to pursue a career as a colorist.. She believes the most important tool is an in-depth consultation, which is essential for any service. Understanding the needs of her clients, Shivangi uses her skillset to create a palette of colors that ranges from Californian blondes, chocolate browns, deep sea blues to white platinum blondes. One of her strengths is creating non-brassy hair colors for dark hair; as a brunette herself, she understands the challenges of bringing cool tones to hair. She’s also creates beautiful “lived in color” and hand paints while giving depth and dimensions to hair.
Additionally, she is also certified as Ayurvedic health practitioner and believes in clean beauty. Her aspiration is to bring holistic approach to haircare.When she’s not busy running around with her kids, she enjoys going to hot yoga and working out.
HEADCHOP_______Thursdays & Fridays / or by Request at Hello@headchop.com
LIL’ CHOP_______Tuesdays & 1st Saturday of every month
SHE | HER
Dominika spent her childhood in Poland where her journey began with the styling of her Barbie dolls (with undoubted success) as well as her own hair. At the age of 19 she made her transition from dolls to all her “true friends”. Following her graduation from artistic hairstyling school and a year mastering her shtick, she moved to New York City to continue developing and elevating her skills. Brooklyn became her home and for the last 18 years she’s found meaning in helping her clients look and feel beautiful by pouring all her craft and heart into her creations. Through her journey Dominika has found her way to Headchop drawn by inspiration of curly / textured hair. Her natural approach to hair combined with the training received in-house with us shines through in the beautiful work she is creating. Her carefully sculpted work will keep bring you and your hair joy.
Outside of work Dominika is a mom to two amazing kids and 3 fluffy cats. Being out in nature, hiking, and camping with family and friends (cats stay at home) is her secondary passion. Most all free moments are spent getting lost in the forest.
HEADCHOP_______ Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
LIL’ CHOP _______ Select Tuesdays and Saturdays
THEY | SHE
In the midst of their junior year of college March 2020, Anaïs returned to their home in Queens, NY with little idea of what the future had in store. Through their art school studies, virtually, they found themselves drawn to gaining knowledge on how best to take care of their curly hair in the newly found free-time of shutdown. Little did they know that in three years time they would expand their journey in the hair industry with Headchop Studio and Lil’ Chop Salon!
Working in-salon by day and attending Arrojo Cosmetology School by night, they are excited to deep dive into the world of hair, and styling for all textures. They are a firm believer that one’s hair is an extension of themselves. They look forward to providing a well-versed and dynamic approach to hair styling. Anaïs works with each individual person to create a look as unique as their persona that they can wear with confidence.
Book a Quickie with at our sibling location, Lil’ Chop!
Their Dry Curve Bar offers in-n-out quick styling services like the Squeeze N’ Go and Blow N’ Go.
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SHE | HER
Kamie has been a curly hair stylist and educator for 16+ years specializing in dry and wet approaches to cutting and styling for wavy, curly and super coily textured hair. As a colorist she is highly focused on creating a custom designed plan for each guest and their individual desires for the look they wear. Kamies utmost priority in color is maintaining the integrity of hair while achieving her clients desired style. She wants every person regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender to embrace and love their naturally beautiful and textured hair. As an educator with The Curl Ambassadors based in Toronto, Kamie has found a true passion in sharing knowledge when it comes to curls and texture. She has joined the Chop family to work with both Lil’ Chop and Headchop locations, and we are excited to have her as a part of our talented roster of stylists.
HEADCHOP_______Wednesdays & Thursdays
SHE | HER
FOUNDER | ARTIST
Martha Ellen, yes both, established Headchop in March of 2011. What once was a one chair wonder, eclectic and private, grew to a speakeasy-esc, appointment only, hair haven to those who are drawn to our specialties in dry cutting for all hair types, encouraging and educating curly and textured humans, and making hair color dreams come true colors.
Whilst fully immersed in her artistry behind the chair, overseeing operations of the studio, and adapting to a new way of business after covid closure, a new kind of C shaped curve showed up. Martha Ellen was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in December of 2020, and stepped away from the chair, her most loved clients, and team to fight cancer.
Truly changed she returned to the chair in early 2022, in remission, cancer free, and in awe of what this life has provided. But, Martha Ellen’s return was short lived. Bombarded with realizations of life after chemotherapy the transition was bitter and sweet. Being with clients as a hairstylist full time AND running a thriving business is no longer an option for many reasons, but the main one is growth!
As she leans into a new journey, Martha Ellen welcomes you to join her as she expands the offerings, talents, and team at Headchop with its sibling brand and new location, Lil’ Chop! Here you will find Martha Ellen offering a variety of services on a limited basis, ranging from her cosmetic tattoo services of eyebrow microblading and freckle tattooing, in-house and on location event hair styling, and of course, Stay N’ Play services. Don’t know what that is?!..well right this way!
LIL’ CHOP_______Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
SHE | HER
Nikki joins our lil’ team by way of Jersey where she was born and raised! Being licensed in both New Jersey and New York has taken her far in this industry since her start in 2009. Nikki has focused her work in-salon and on-location as she’s built stamina in the events and bridal arm of our industry, making her an awesome addition to our Lil’ Chop fam. Nikki is a blowout specialist, tape extension verified and beyond skilled when it comes to bridal & event stylings!
LIL’ CHOP_______ Wednesday | Saturday
All hair artists trained in the art of natural curl and texture in house by Martha Ellen are marked with