Who we are

Meet the team
Jo

JO BLACKWELL-PRESTON

FOUNDER / CEO
Kamau Preston

Kamau Preston

Management
Sherrie Madden

Sherrie Madden

Management
bio
Mirian

Mirian Lima

Creative Director
Theresa

Theresa Adams

Creative Director
Lori

Lori Zabel

Creative Director
George Rylander

George Rylander

Master Stylist
Amit Abraham

Amit Abraham

Master Stylist
Nancy Casiano

Nancy Casiano

Master Stylist
Fallon Fitzpatrick

Fallon Fitzpatrick

Master Stylist
Sabine Dellaria

Sabine Dellaria

Advanced Stylist
Amber Alster

Amber Alster

Stylist / Makeup Artist
Yuki Yasui

Yuki Yasui

Stylist
Veigas

Veigas

Stylist
Anthony Basinger

Anthony Basinger

Stylist
Kat Chase

Kat Chase

Stylist
James McCreery

James McCreery

Stylist
Madison Sullivan

Madison Sullivan

Stylist
Jackie Litscher

Jackie Litscher

Stylist
Hannah Moore

Hannah Moore

Jr Stylist
Daniel Engle

Daniel Engle

Jr Stylist
Janine Woodburn

Janine

Jr Stylist
Azza Mostafa

Azza Mostafa

Jr Stylist
Christina Coladonato

Christina Coladonato

Jr Stylist
Nichole Palladini

Nichole

Front Desk Coordinator
Katlyn Hedge

Katlyn

Front Desk Coordinator
Luis

Luis

Maintenance


Guest Stylists
Mike Karg

Mike Karg

Guest Stylist
bio
Glen Rumsey

Glen Rumsey

Guest Stylist
bio
Srutih Asher Colbert

Srutih Asher Colbert

Guest Stylist
bio
Tiffany Brightman

Tiffany Brightman

Guest Stylist
bio

Having discovered her passion for hair at the age of four, Fallon now has over 15 years of salon experience in New York. Her continually evolving skillset has afforded her the opportunity to work at New York Fashion Week for top brands such as Zimmerman and The Row; to be featured multiple times in the world’s most prominent bridal magazines, namely The Knot; and to create looks for several celebrities, including TJ Miller, Parker Posey, Nikki Bella, and Snooki. Fallon is a pioneer in the New York City underground fashion world, producing, hosting, and leading her own avant-garde hair and makeup runway shows. At Dop Dop, she demonstrates versatility and mastery cutting hair for women and men, coloring and highlighting, applying Great Lengths extensions, as well as specializing in makeup application and facial waxing. Fallon carefully tailors her craft to varying skin tones and facial structures, highlighting the unique features and personalities of her clients, who leave her chair with their hair and their aura glowing.

Josie started her career in the hair industry in 2002. Since then she has been involved in almost every aspect of the industry from behind the chair, editorial work, weddings, to educating fellow stylists nationally. She has spent the past 10 years at Dop Dop salon as a stylist and also the head of the Color Department. Her passion has always been transforming her clients and giving them a complete look that expresses who they are. Wether it be cut, color, styling and even extension work, Josie always has her clients best interest at heart.

Andrea infuses her technical training with impeccable taste. She thrives on continuing education and sharing new ideas with her clients. Andrea is a stylist, colorist, makeup artist and gives a mean men's haircut.

With over 25 year's experience, George has spent 10 years here at Dop Dop. A Master Stylist and Colorist, he specializes in Corrective Color and Balayage techniques. "It really is all about listening to what my clients really want. What matters most to me is that they experience their beauty on the inside and out. "

Alicia is a talented stylist and colorist with a natural ability to work with hair. She is a full time stylist at Dop Dop also completing her degree in fashion design at FIT. Alicia is immersed in fashion and her aesthetic reflects her training and commitment to her clients.

Robin Paris has managed salons in New York for the past 30 years. She has proudly managed Dop Dop since it's inception in 1996. "I am very humbled by the level of talent and dedication that I am met with every day when I walk through the doors of this awesome sacred space."

Brittany started her journey in the hair industry in 2003 while she did her apprenticeship at the prestigious Oscar Blandi Salon. After completing their color program, she moved to Aspen, Co and dabbled between hair and the business side of things. In 2009 she decided to call Dop Dop her home and has never looked back. Her attention to detail and true understanding of all facets of the hair industry make her invaluable to the Salon.

Coming soon.

Jay began her career at Dop Dop in 2004 where she honed her craft for balayage. She is well versed in color and specializes in balayage in order to create the most custom color for her clients that suits their skin tone, hair style, and lifestyle. Meanwhile, Jay travels nationally and throughout Switzerland facilitating advanced color classes for hairdressers as well as international hair shows and photo shoots. For 2016, Jay is excited to partner again with Mike Karg to bring more styling and color knowledge to the masses.

Melanie is a stylist and colorist with a unique background in both art and poetry. She views hair as the canvas creating new and exciting ways to reinvent color and styles. Melanie is a leader in the Dop Dop education program and inspires and teaches our young stylists.

Mirian was born in the Dominican Republic where her career began. She came to Dop Dop in 2001 and has since become one of the salon's most sought after stylists. Mirian specializes in both cut and color, and her approach to hair is to create an individual look for her clients based on their lifestyle while keeping the integrity of the hair.

With over 11 years behind the chair at Dop Dop, Theresa is also an educator and Artist for L'Oréal Professionnel. As a triple threat, Theresa brings a unique blend of skills to the salon: colorist, stylist and educator. Before coming to Dop Dop, she worked as a freelance artist doing editorial work in the film, fashion, and music industry. Her approach is fun, free and flexible.

See "our story" on the home page.

Lori began her career over 20 years ago and has been a stylist at Dop Dop for over 13. As an International Platform Artist for Redken, she is recognized as a leader in hairdressing. She has traveled the world captivating clients and salon professionals with her creativity and passion. She has also contributed to the shows at New York Fashion Week and her work as been featured in various fashion and beauty publications. Lori excels at emphasizing a client’s personality through creating a total look with new shapes, colors, and textures - constantly pushing the boundaries of her craft.

An industry veteran of over 25 years, Nancy joined the Dop Dop team in 2009. She finds her inspiration in effortless, natural-looking hair, and strives to help clients love the way they look.

Dale is a Master Stylist at Dop Dop and an educator in the Design Education Program. Having worked at elite salons around the country, in 2009 Dale found his perfect fit at Dop Dop. His extensive classical training and creative vision has put him in great demand by clients around the country.

Boswell is an industry veteran of over 12 years and one of the newest members to the Dop Dop team. He specializes is curly and textured hair, as well as men's grooming and barbering. As a stylist, colorist and educator his skills are progressively cutting edge yet masterfully refined.

Amber Alster has been doing hair for nearly a decade.She is originally from Texas, but moved to New York to further her career and seek creative inspiration.  Amber has  a passion for all aspects of hairdressing , specializing currently in Styling, Haircutting, Bridal Hair and Make-up. Amber is an experienced make-up artist , she uses these skills for special events and weddings. Amber loves to create looks that vary from commercial to couture, a look to represent each persons individual beauty. She is always trying to further herself as an artist and has been educated by some of the best in the business such as L'Oreal Professional, Redken, and Kerastase.

With over 20 years of experience, Amit is known for his strong and edgy signature cuts, always a perfectionist, always beautiful. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New york, Amit has spent the last decade perfecting his craft by working with top designers and companies around the world. Amit is one of the elite platform artists for L’Oréal Professionnel and is a presence backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Sabine has over 25 years experience in the industry including continuing education and platform work. She has worked for some of the top Salons in New York City and Hawaii and is now happy to call Dop Dop her home when she splits her time between South Carolina and NYC. Sabine is passionate about creating versatile styles that allow for the look to work for itself.

Yuki was born in Japan where his journey in the hair industry began. After working for several years at a prestigious Japanese Salon, he decided to expand his career by uprooting and moving to New York City. Since then he has done editorial work and participated in New York Mens Fashion Week alongside some of the best stylists in the industry. He has a profound passion for the art of cutting and loves creating customized styles for each and every one of his clients.

Mike and Jo met years ago and the rest is hair history! Over the years they have teamed up educating together and even have written a cut and color book. Mike was born in New York and grew up in Switzerland. At the age of 15 he started in Zurich, Switzerland an apprenticeship in the most amazing industry. Right after that Mike moved to London for additional education with “Tony + Guy” and the “London Hair Academy”. In the early 90’s he relocated to Hollywood and on to New York to chase the big dream. "It did not take long and I was cutting the hair of such silver screen legends and TV personalities like Sharon Stone, Marissa Tomei, Florence Henderson, Donny + Marie Osmond, Gina Lee Nolin just to name a few." Mike's vision, strong innovative drive and all of his experiences led him to manufacture his first DryHairCutting shear and the KARG DryHairCut was born along with education, DVD’s, books and of course the tools. Early 2000 he founded KARG Inc. in New York and KARG Hairstyling + Products in Switzerland. Mike can be found chopping heads in Dop Dop every other month!

Glen has been a hairstylist in New York City for 15 years before relocating to Durham, NC with his family 2 years ago. In that time he has had the privilege of training with some of the top names in hair including bumble and bumble, Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal Professional, and our very own Jo Blackwell-Preston. He now owns his own Salon, Arrow Studio in North Carolina but still comes back to Dop Dop to take care of his New York clients every other month!

Srutih has been passionate about making hair beautiful since 1985. She trained with Yosh Toya in San Francisco where she spent the bulk of her career traveling the country teaching and inspiring other professionals to cut hair that falls into place effortlessly and grows out beautifully. She spent many years training the staff at Yosh for Hair. Srutih is highly efficient and skilled at precision haircutting, with creativity to match — from a classic shape, sexy long layers, a smooth blowout, to the trendiest cutting edge style, you will leave her chair looking and feeling great.

Srutih loves working at Dop Dop because of the incredible creative energy and supportive enthusiasm of the team.

Bio coming soon!

Anthony has worked in the industry for 15 years. His mission is to give you the best hair possible by creating a style that’s right for you and fits your lifestyle. Anthony’s specialties are hair coloring and highlighting, primarily using INOA ammonia free color, and men’s grooming.

His commitment to professional knowledge has taken him around the world to participate in education by L’Oréal Professionnel, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Alexandre de Paris Academie, and Jo Blackwell-Preston. He has also been an in salon educator in San Francisco.

Anthony splits his time between his San Francisco salon and New York at Dop Dop.

Kat graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2007 and took over Orlandos’ hair scene by storm She started her advanced training after school under national haircutting artist Phillip Rosado. Kat made the big move to NYC and is ready to color and cut the city!

Kat specializes in customized dimensional color, such as balayage, ombre, and fashion colors. She has extensive training with L’Oreal Professionnel, including her Balayage Certification through the L’Oreal Professionnel Academy in New York City.

She has also been highly trained in haircutting techniques through Bumble & Bumble, Tigi, and Paul Mitchell. Kat worked hard to become one of Orlando’s most in demand artist, and is now ready to take over NYC!

Kat can create hair styles from classic conservative, to sexy and lived in , to edgy rock and roll.

She loves meeting new guests and giving them the hair they always wanted.

Veigas is always looking to be a trendsetter not a trend follower. As a native New Yorker, she is inspired by architecture, nature, and the people on the streets. Veigas has been educated through L'Oreal Professionnel, Redken, Shu Uemura, and Kerastase. She always wants to learn and grow as a person and hairstylist. Veigas's mission behind the chair is to get to know her guests to create fresh, customized looks that compliment their personality and lifestyle.

James started his hair journey over 12 years ago in New Hampshire where he worked for 5 years before making the move to NYC in 2009. He trained as a stylist at a well known Upper East Side salon where he worked for 5 years specializing in medium to long length women's cuts and men's clipper cuts. He is now exploring and expanding on his skills in color.

Madison moved from Connecticut to pursue her dream of becoming a hair-stylist in NYC. She was trained by industry leaders in the Ted Gibson education program and is a member of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team. As a member she has created avant guard head pieces and hairstyles for the leading trade shows in the country and has worked behind the scenes for several seasons of New York Fashion Week and New York Bridal Week. She has also had the privilege of working on editorial shoots and for Good Morning America as part of the team. She is very passionate about education and has gone on to become a L'Oreal Professional Artist. Madison specializes in styling and cutting as well as thorough consultations to create unique styles for each of her guests and teaching them how to achieve the look at home.

Jackie Litscher has traveled from coast to coast learning a wide range of trends and techniques with some of the leading stylists in the industry. While being able to articulate each persons unique lifestyle she can approach any challenge in a humble manor. She is a very well rounded stylist and Redken Artist committed to continue learning and helping others in the industry. Starting her career in Wisconsin at the age of 16 she was extremely eager to start her journey with mastering the art of hair. She decided to take her career to the next level and is currently living and working in New York City. Moving to the big city was always a dream for this small town girl, and by surrounding herself with some of the leading stylists in the industry she has already accomplished great things. She has had the opportunity to work on various shows for New York Fashion week such as, Julianna Bass, Ground Zero, IiJin, and Parsons MFA. Along with Fashion week she has also worked on shows for Mens Fashion week including, Perry Ellis and Joseph Abboud. By bringing her career to New York she has worked on various editorial shoots with celebrities including Nicole Scherzinger, and Eva Martino. Jackie's passion and love for the industry is intoxicating and she has a keen eye for finding people's inner beauty and letting it shine through her artistry.

Sherrie Madden joins us from Steve Madden International team where she engaged the brand to open International stores all over the world. Sherrie brings with her retail expertise and the ability to brand Dop Dop Salon to be one of the biggest and most influential Salons in SOHO and the opening of future salons nationwide.

Our Promise

We are committed to treating each and every Dop Dop guest with talent, respect, extraordinary customer service and artistry. Many of our senior Dop Dop team members are worldwide educators trained in the most advanced techniques and products. They also train every member of our junior team to ensure the high quality of work our clients have come to expect from us. We promise to constantly maintain and upgrade our services as to better serve you, promoting your trust and loyal patronage. This is who we are, and this is what you can count on.