Team

Rémi Metsu

Rémi Metsu is a precision stylist with a fierce loyal following. Known for expertly matching his vision to his clients’ look and personal style has earned him a devoted clientele that has remained with him for years.

Born in France, and trained in Paris, Rémi managed salons ranging in size from 6 chairs to 60. A growing list of American clientele lured him to the U.S., working in exclusive salons throughout the Washington DC area, until he opened his own shop in 2006.

His exemplary work has been featured in Allure Magazine, which named him “Top Stylist in Washington”. He has also been featured in Washingtonian Magazine and The Washington Post. Rémi’s national recognition, combined with his reputation as an exemplary stylist, have resulted in styling requests from notable members of Washington Political Society and Hollywood celebrities, including Hillary Clinton and Natalie Portman.

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Jeremy Buchanan

After his apprenticeship with Matrix National Performing Artist Terry Back, Jeremy’s career has been fast moving. His early work involved starting a regional beauty academy under the sponsorship of Columbia Beauty Supply where he traveled the country teaching advanced education and color trends. Soon after landing in Washington at 25, he became the color director at one of DC’s premier salons. Since then, Jeremy has established himself as an elite colorist recognized by numerous publications as well as on television including, Allure, Marie Claire, Washingtonian, FOX, TLC, and Harper’s Bazaar in which he was featured as one of the “Country’s 10 Best Hair Colorists”. As co-owner of One80 Salon, Jeremy has helped establish the salon as one of DC’s top salons. At his core is the focus on making haircolor more brilliant, consistent, purposeful and dimensional. His extensive knowledge of hair color and color theory has led him to be one of the most sought-after colorists in the city.

Instagram: @onecolorist

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Heather Finkel

Heather's journey in the beauty industry began as a receptionist in a hair salon fourteen years ago. She soon realized her passion for hair color and began studying at Graham Webb International Academy of Hair. Upon completion, Heather enrolled in a year-long apprenticeship under a french hair colorist.

Heather considers hair to be a very subjective expression of one’s personality. She specializes in Balayage (a french highlighting technique that involves free-hand painting of highlights onto the hair; a color, remarkable for the dimension and definition that it creates), rich brunettes and has an uncanny eye for creating a believable red. While heather's signature looks can be described as vibrant, soft, and natural in appearance, she tailors color to suit a client’s eye color, skin tone and lifestyle.

Heather's accomplishments include, Allure Magazine, Washingtonian and The Hill. With fourteen years of experience behind her, heather is still passionate for the industry and can often be found in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on the weekends, participating in advanced education classes with some of the industry greats.

Instagram: @capitalcolorist

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Alanea Manuel

A fashion lover and military brat, Alanea Manuel, is a dynamo jack of all trades. Licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia, she has broadened her skills and personalized them to compliment your individual style. A lover of all things artistic and couture, she spends her idle time training with the industry’s leading instructors in continuing education courses. Furthermore, she has also begun to add influential public figures to her repertoire such as the late Joan Rivers and Stephanie Dolson of the Washington Mystics.

Here at One80, clients leave her chair feeling as if the red carpet has just been rolled out. Her work ranges from very sleek and unassuming to being photoshoot ready. All of this, along with her magnetic personality, makes her one to watch in the fashion and styling community.

Instagram: @hautenchichair

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Marina Lopez

Marina Lopez is an award winning nail technician. Marina has been recognized by industry leading publications, such as Allure Magazine and The Washington Post. She has worked in some of DC’s most recognized spas and salons as a highly sought after nail and waxing professional. Marina maintains an almost perfect retention rate of loyal clients, and has worked with some of DC’s top professional athletes, as well as famous names in the entertainment industry. Her sweet disposition, along with unmatched professional abilities and attention to detail, make her the perfect match for her clients’ needs. Marina holds many certifications, as well as cosmetology licenses in multiple states; she also continues to attended seminars, training, and other industry events to improve her skill level and stay up to date with current trends.

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Maryam Gouloubandi

Maryam is a highly skilled esthetician who brings 20 years of experience in the beauty industry to every facial. She has built a loyal clientele with her expertise in signature facials, purifying facials, anti-aging treatments, microdermabrasion, detoxifying treatments, peels, sensitive skin treatment, eye treatments, eyebrow waxing and shaping, hair removal waxing and threading. Maryam was featured in the May 2009 and October 2011 issues of Allure Magazine, commending her fast and painless approach to Brazilian waxing.

Maryam developed her expert skill and talents at the electrolysis medical center in Washington DC, and acquired several beauty professional licenses, including a managing esthetician license and a permanent makeup license.

In 2003 she introduced the threading method to the Washington DC area, providing an alternative hair removal service for those who are sensitive to waxing. This accomplishment was recognized by The Washington Post in 2004, signifying that Maryam was at the top of her profession.

Maryam’s approach is based on individual needs and lifestyles, so that every client feels special and relaxed. Her goal with each client is for each one to walk away with an impression of excellent professional service.

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Fred Hawck

Fred Hawck’s style in hair design is a balance of creative expression, technical detail, and a unique approach to different hair textures. His philosophy, one which tailors each cut to work with lifestyle, personality, and hair’s natural movement, allow his loyal following to look and feel their best.

Fred studied theatre and dance in college, and channeled his love of theatre into a stylist position at arena stage and other regional theatre productions. He worked in education for over ten years with L’Oreal Professionel US, including several years as a portfolio artist instructing stylists in hair cutting and styling around the country. Fred has a massive fan base gained almost exclusively through word-of-mouth referrals for his attention grabbing work. Fred’s editorial recognition includes Allure Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, and his work has been featured in DC Magazine (cover) and Southern Living (bridal feature). He has styled in NY Fashion Week, and dressed hair for celebrities including Julia Ormond, Kate Walsh, Cyndi Lauper, and Mandi Moore.

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Renee Benedict

A city girl at heart (with a dash of Midwestern charm) Renee Benedict is one80’s go-to stylist for modern, effortless looks. A seasoned hairdresser and visionary in her own right, Renee is renowned for educating her clients how to recreate their customized looks at home with low maintenance, versatile styling.

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Renee is no stranger to the beauty business. Growing up a competitive dancer, Renee was surrounded by costuming, hairstyling, and makeup leading her to recognize her calling to the beauty industry at a young age. It wasn’t long before her innate talent became evident and caught attention of those around her.  

Equipped with a rigorously diverse education, Renee pursued academia, receiving her bachelors at Missouri State University and following, a cosmetology education at the Salon Professional Academy. Her inner urbanite and desire to work among the best brought her to DC in 2013. 

Since joining the beauty industry, Renee honed her craft under the mentorship and education of industry greats. “The team at One80 is the best I’ve seen and inherently I want to be around people who inspire me and feel as passionately about a professional career in the beauty industry as myself,” she says.

At one80 Renee brings perfectly imperfect hair — where natural meets styled. Her raw talent and creativity has earned her a well-deserved reputation in the beauty business as one of DC’s most in-demand stylists.

Instagram: @district_hair

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Carl Ray

Carl Ray is the personal makeup artist to Michelle Obama. A self-taught artist, Carl learned and perfected his skill by applying his mother's makeup as a young man. His craft has been well received by his clients, which include celebrities, actors, musicians, models, authors, politicians, and dignitaries. Carl's services are in high-demand with Washington DC clientele, who know that his touch will make them look and feel their best for those very special occasions.

Carl's work has appeared in magazines and periodicals including Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Garden, More, The New Yorker, Michigan Ave., Ebony, Glamour, Allure, Town & Country, Elle, Health, Washingtonian, Capital File, Bride & Groom, Bride, The Knot, Parents Magazine, Lady's Home Journal, American Grown and Engaged Magazine.

Carl Ray has been voted top makeup artist for fourteen consecutive years by the renowned Washingtonian Magazine.

Carl is available exclusively at One80 Salon, book with him for bridal occasions, special events, galas, red carpet, HDTV, commercial/editorial print, speaking engagements, and much more!

Instagram: @carlraymua

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Christin Birckhead

Christin is a native Baltimore girl, living in DC for the last 17 years.  She came to DC to attend Howard University and majored in international business with a concentration in finance. While in college, Christin worked in the actuarial science and accounting fields. Talented, motivated, and ambitious Christin began her beauty career as Victoria Secret Beauty Specialist in Manchester, Connecticut. She has since worked for many beauty brands, and managed Prescriptives and MAC Cosmetics in downtown DC for 12 years. At Prescriptives she learned how to custom blend foundation and powder from scratch making her an expert in matching all skin types. Through her personal work and immense experience in the beauty industry, Christin has a gained a knack for classic makeup techniques, familiarity with many products, and the ability to accommodate all cultural requests. Christin specializes in subtle transformations and bringing out the best in each of her clients. Christin also specializes in airbrush makeup applications including tattoo and scar covering. In March 2014, Christin took a leap of faith and began solely working for herself as a freelance makeup artist, and has since joined us at One80 Salon. She spends the majority of her time doing special event makeup, corporate tapings, photo shoots and many weddings. Makeup is her passion, so servicing her clients never feels like work.

More of her work can be viewed at www.conceptualbeauty.com

Instagam: @christinmua

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Peter Perera

Peter Perera was born in the mountains of Kandy, Sri Lanka. He moved to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, to begin learning and practicing his craft. From then on, Peter has been very involved in the industry, working across the globe from London to New Zealand to Bermuda to Miami.

He has also done extensive work in fashion shows, magazine shoots, photo shoots, and personal styling. His passion for hair color shows in all of his work. While adept at all aspects of haircolor, Peter's notoriety, as a master colorist, came through his hair painting and dimensional balayage techniques.

Peter is regularly completing training all over the world to learn the latest techniques in hair and cosmetics. He is passionate about his art and making people happy through his work. Peter works with his clients to create the best color for their specific hair and bodies. Besides his work, Peter enjoys traveling to other countries to do volunteer work.  “I am excited to be part of the one80 team. I look forward to work with new clients and creating beautiful, personalized artwork with my expertise.”

Instagram: @sirdosser

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Lydia Violi

Lydia Violi began her career in the Midwest with Aveda, where she honed expert customer service skills. In 2013, she moved to Germany, where she spent two years perfecting her craft. Missing the U.S., Lydia decided to move back, this time to the nation’s capital. Lydia has studied under some of the industry’s greats including NAHA (North American Hairdressing Award) winners Allen Ruiz, Geno Chapman, and Daniel Holtzberger. Known for her mid length and long haircuts, she utilizes texturizing and dry cutting to achieve flawless looks.

Instagram: @lydiacutsdc

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Claudia Torrico

Claudia has been a D.C. favorite for years. While working at a premier salon in D.C., Allure Magazine took notice of Claudia’s work and named her a “Rising Star.” Five years later, Allure Magazine listed Claudia in their “Best of Beauty” issue. Washingtonian Magazine also took note and named Claudia in their “Great Hair” issue. Its Claudia’s attention to detail that sets her apart from other colorists. Claudia is recognized for consistently producing color with incredible dimension and creating natural looking highlights, which makes her highly sought after. As the industry develops, she is constantly continuing to take classes to advance her own knowledge and deliver the most professional experience to her clients.

Instagram: @claudiatorricocolorist

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Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie brings a bi-coastal influence to her work, growing up in Washington, DC, entering the industry at 17, and moving to California to open her own business: Kelly Marie Salon. She mixes a California-approved approach to fluid, soft styles that are wash and wear ready with modern cuts anchored by classic influences. With a strong background in education, Kelly leaves her clients with the confidence and knowledge needed to recreate their new looks beyond the salon chair.

Instagram: @kellymariehairartistry

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