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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.



Long Island born and raised, Stephanie was licensed to do hair at a young age, head starting her career working in New York City salons. Her love for creativity drew her to the hair industry and continues to shape her work. She is known for her beachy waves and loves effortless boho, natural texture. She’s master of the elegantly disheveled look.

Stephanie is always searching for creative growth, and educating herself in all aspects of beauty and fashion. She’s driven by the ability to inspire her clients, making them excited about their chosen look.

HEADCHOP_______ Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday |  Friday | Saturday
*Not accepting new color clients at this time



We are excited to add Mel to our stellar book of stylists specializing in curl and natural texture! With her personal appreciation for communication, Mel approaches her cut, color, and style to fit the needs of her clients day-to-day routines. Whether you want a lived-in wash and wear look or a highly intricate customized color she’s got you covered. Mel loves to sculpt and shape ALL textures of hair. Mel is also certified in multiple forms of extensions and would love the opportunity to further customize your look. Additionally, she is excited to offer hair styling and makeup services both on and off-site! A native Hawaiian born on Oahu, Mel spent the majority of the first 20 years of her life singing, dancing and ice skating on a competitive level. Shaping her into the artistic, Driven, green haired sponge she is today. In 2006 Mel embarked on her beauty industry career in Denver CO. Focusing primarily on beauty makeup for events and editorials. 

In 2014 Mel attended The Aveda Institute Denver for Cosmetology and the last 7yrs she has traveled on average 38 weekends a year. She says “If it’s possible, I think I was a cloud in a past life”. She has provided hair and makeup services for 11 seasons of NYFW, dozens of published Editorials/Advertorials, Fitness competitions, Television, Pageants, hundreds of Weddings and Events. Now freshly relocated to NYC with her hubby Mack and their 3 Maine Coons she is ecstatic to cut back to weekend travel and throw some roots down at Headchop!

HEADCHOP_______ Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday



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_______Tuesdays & Fridays / or by Request at Hello@headchop.com



Maggie is an artist in the visual and audio arts, taking most joy in hair sculpting, utilizing cut and color to create awesome hair. Originating in Los Angeles, she is a true Cali girl who loves fashion, skincare, and being her most authentic self! She has always viewed hair as an art, and our guests fabrics are pieces to be handled with care and enthusiasm. Her experiences in fashion have inspired her salon work. She has worked with stylists and designers to create looks for runways and campaigns, having her work featured in NYFW and Paper magazine. She loves to create vintage shapes with texture, create bouncy moisturized curls and give flattering shapes with personality. Although she is spunky, she can also create tame, shapely and refined cuts and styles. Her idea of the “perfect” haircut, is the one that’s most suitable for you!

HEADCHOP_______ Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday



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 



Kie is a native New Yorker who’s always had an infatuation with physical transformations. After attending university for four years of psychology and theatre, Kie decided to pivot and formally pursue a cosmetology education. Through Long Island Beauty School they obtained a cosmetology license, and a passion for creative hair and makeup competitions. Relocating to Brooklyn, Kie enrolled in the master’s program at the Makeup Designory (MUD) in Manhattan. It was then that they realized how little education their past institutions had taught them about curly hair, despite the large quantity of our population with curly and textured hair.  Now assisting with Headchop, Kie is excited to begin the next chapter in their career working with a diverse spectrum of hair textures.

Kie’s deep love for all aspects of hair and makeup stems from their early years involved in theatre. Outside of work, Kie is usually doing SFX makeup, hanging out with their cats, and cooking with the family!

Book a Quickie with Kie 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.
Check out all the options HERE!



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!

Bookings available on Saturdays (for now) @ Lil’ Chop!
Secure your appointment here.

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