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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.



Yearning to leave the small town in Connecticut he grew up in, Trent knew that hair artistry was the ticket out. He was licensed by 19 and started assisting Sassoon and Bumble experts on the Upper East Side. His true passion was to step away from the heat damage and properly tame the beautiful curly tresses most of us have. After almost 13 years, his zeal for curls is grander than ever. Trent’s aesthetic is classic yet contemporary. He covets natural beauty and elevates individual style by incorporating modern shapes into each work. He is inspired by the simplicity and vitality of nature, which can be seen in the way he makes each curl blossom. In his free time, Trent enjoys reading nonfiction, jogging through the parks, gardening, and traveling. He has worked in many major cities nationally and internationally and enjoys having an anthropological approach to everything he undertakes.

Studio availability_______ Tuesday | Wednesday| Thursday |Friday | Saturday | Sunday



Amanda is a native  “Paulista” from Brazil!  With over 10 years of experience in the industry she has made her mark as a stylist and colorist. Since graduating  in 2011 from Arrojo Cosmetology school in Soho NY she has received extensive training from industry’s top educational companies such as Vidal Sassoon, Toni&Guy, Bumble and Bumble—Jayne Matthews (dry cut and curving petals technique), Reece Walker (celebrity stylist and blond specialist), Wella, Redken, and L’Oréal Professional. Her work spans across high end salons between São Paulo, Los Angeles, New York, and through fashion editorials for Elle Brazil, ESPN and São Paulo Fashion Week. Amanda has mastered her passion and skills in dry cutting over the years so it’s no surprise working with Headchop is a natural fit. This Brizilian knows texture and curl! After attending our in house curl training with owner Martha Ellen we are thrilled to add her to our team of dry cut and curl specialists.

Amanda is a single mom to a beautiful 8 year old boy, and is a (two time!) cancer survivor- woohoo! With a solid eye for beauty, Amanda has the ability to create organic styles through haircutting and coloring for her clients that best suit their lifestyle.

Studio availability_______ Coming Soon!



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!

Studio availability_______ Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday



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.

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



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!

Studio availability_______ Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Sunday



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.

Studio availability_______ Wednesday | Thursday | Friday 



Martha Ellen, yes both, is the creator of the brand you have come to know as Headchop. Coexisting with her passion of building a studio that connects humans to hair curators and artists alike, her work spans a wide spectrum of hair and cosmetic tattooing. Hair specialties in her arsenal include, but are not limited to, natural curl pruning, uber texturized hair sculpting,  lived-in blonding, and transitions from permanent color to natural silver grow out. Martha Ellen now provides the cosmetic tattooing services of brow microblading and freckle tattooing as well as . A whole new approach to beauty provided at our quaint studio in Williamsburg.

On location Martha Ellen provides styling for weddings, headshots, video work, and shoot production. Inquiries accepted by emailing hello@headchop.com Her exterior interests include holding hands with her pup Rudy, interior design, costume / fashion styling, planning extravagant parties, ceramics, and operating on an elevated level of communication outside of the social norm.

Studio availability_______ Bookings with Martha Ellen are released two months at a time on a limited basis. To be notified of availability join our newsletter and follow our IG @headchopstudio !



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 of her 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 her cats, and cooking with her family!

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