Sharon Dorram, colorist to the stars, is known for creating beautifully natural color reminiscent of children’s hair. She is a legend in the industry. Her signature coloring style is low maintenance and down to earth. She creates just the right shade for everyone who sits in her chair. Whether it is a perfect baby blonde, a deep mahogany brown, or a fantastic cedar red, you can spot Sharon’s signature look from a mile away.
Known for her trendsetting vision and extraordinary skill, Sally Hershberger is one of the most influential and sought-after hairstylists across the globe. As the first female hairstylist whose talent and business acumen enabled her to reach celebrity status, Sally is a personal favorite of fashion and beauty insiders, celebrities and supermodels alike. She is known for cutting the tresses of top celebrities.
With mentions in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, InStyle and Marie Claire, as well as winning a Self magazine award for “Best Curly Hair Stylist” and being voted “One of the Best Hair Cutters in New York” by New York Magazine, Burton Machen has established a name for himself in the beauty industry. For the past 20 years, Burton has been styling and cutting some of the best-known tresses in the entertainment business.
Aki really enjoys finding the beauty in every person and bringing that beauty into people’s hair. His haircutting style is to do a thorough consultation first, and then focus on the work intently and quietly to give his clients a meditative experience. His haircuts are designed to be wearable for every day, so that you love how you look, with or without a blow-dry.
Jennifer joined Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger Salon in 2011 where she quickly became the go-to stylist for a perfect blow-dry and sleek, easy to manage cuts. Able to quickly adapt to any environment, be it in a photo studio or at a destination event, it is in the salon Jennifer really finds her passion. “From collaborating with each client to the finished cut, watching the client walk out of the salon feeling confident and beautiful inspires me. Makes me smile every time.”
A native of Minneapolis and a 35 year resident of New York, Tim Lehman is one of the Upper East Side’s elite stylists and best kept secrets. As a top professional in the hair industry and New York style and fashion scene for more than 35 years, Tim is known not only for his incredible work but also for his professionalism, discretion and respect. His clientele base includes many prominent women including Candace Bergen, Jessica Lange and Christine Baranski.
Native New Yorker, Chris, comes (back) to us with over 20 years’ experience, having studied with industry giants, including editorial stylist Kevin Mancuso, John Frieda’s Serge Normant and Sally Hershberger herself. Known for his fresh, modern aesthetic, Chris has earned the devotion of fashion editors, young designers, celebrities and high-profile clients. Experience his mad skills at capturing your sense of style and enhancing it.
Stylist Machiko Yamamoto was born and raised in Fukuoka Japan where she trained at top hair salons in Tokyo. In particular, she studied under Akio Tsuchiya, the maestro of Kimono hair. Machiko has created a name and following with celebrities and A list clients in New York since 2003. When she started her professional journey with Peter Coppola, she went on to work with Kevin Mancuso and Serge Normant at John Frida.
Meaghan was born and raised in Vermont but quickly made her way to New York City to study hair with a goal to learn from the best in the industry. After studying at the Aveda Institute, Meaghan perfected her craft at the prestigious salons of Sally Hershberger and Serge Normant where she worked alongside some of the most talented colorists in New York City. Learning from their expert techniques, and developing her own style along the way.
Yetty Bames has always had the passion to work in the hair, beauty, and fashion industry since her early childhood. After pursuing her higher education in psychology, Yetty returned to her true first love, BEAUTY after relocating to New York City. In 2011, Yetty took residence at MIZU Salon as their in-house beauty and brow specialist, and soon after was offered the same opportunity at GARREN NYC, John Barrett, and the Salon @ Bergdorf Goodman.
At a young age, a well-connected aunt introduced colorist Sophie Georgiou to the bewitching world of Parisian hair stylists. This early encounter ultimately led to a more disciplined study of hair color and the formation of a coloring technique highly influenced by her training and studies as a painter.
Brandi began her career at Sally Hershberger salon downtown, training under senior accomplished stylists, including assisting Sally Hershberger for over 2 years. Brandi’s work has been featured in magazines such as many issues of VANITY FAIR, VOGUE, and ALLURE. Brandi frequents New York Fashion Week shows, doing models’ hair for top designers.
Danielle Pfeifer took youthful inspiration from a family steeped in creativity. Her raw exuberance for hair was purified by the disciplined Vidal Sassoon training she received early on. It was this highly structured understanding of hair that gave her a solid base on which to experiment when she joined John Sahag.
Hair has been a fascination of mine for as long as I can remember. As a thick, frizzy-haired, kid, I would sit and watch my mother blow out her hair. With every flip of the brush, I watched her spirit became more energized and confident. I thought to myself this is what I’m meant to do; I want to help people feel confident and powerful. I went on to own my own studio in Florida, and now I’m so happy to be bringing that powerful feeling to life in NYC.
Clifford Stafford is originally from the United Kingdom but currently resides in New York City with his dog Dottie, who frequently accompanies him to his haircuts. Clifford has decades of experience cutting and styling hair in major cities around the world. His vibrant personality and consistently excellent work have given him a loyal client base that trusts him to give them their best, perfectly styled hair every time.
Shara Strand, celebrity makeup artist and licensed esthetician, is excited to rejoin the talented artists at SDSH. She became interested in makeup and the arts at an early age while working in professional theater. With decades of experience as a professional makeup artist, her educational pursuits have brought her to NYU where she received her BFA at The Tisch School of the Arts. As a young makeup artist, she established herself working with brands such as Estee Lauder, Bare Escentuals, and Nars.