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, remi 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 d.c. 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.
jeremy buchanan’s reputation and passion as a colorist have garnered him national accolades and a following with a near-perfect retention rate. his name is widely circulated by clients who believe him to be their best-kept beauty secret. jeremy is particularly known for his corrective hair-color techniques, turning ruined and damaged color into impeccable, head-turning shades of blonde, brunette and red.
through his early work as the founder of a regional hair academy, jeremy found his calling: discovering, mentoring and teaching up-and-coming stylists. within his first year as a colorist in washington, jeremy had become the color and educational manager in one of dc’s premier salons, overseeing all coloring consultations and formulations.
jeremy has been a featured colorist in harper’s bazaar and in television shows including fox makeover ambush on fox and a makeover story on tlc. he has also colored the tresses of many members of washington’s political community and national celebrities.
heather's journey in the beauty industry began as a receptionist in a hair salon twelve 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 ones 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 clients eye color, skin tone and lifestyle.
heather's accomplishments include, allure magazine, washingtonian and the hill. with twelve 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.
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 industries leading instructors in continuing education courses. furthermore, she has also begun to add influential public figures to her repertoire such as 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.
marina lopez is an award winning nail technician, who has been recognized by industry leading publications, such as allure magazine and the washington post. she has worked at 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, makes 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.
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 d.c., 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 d.c. 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.
tyler is dedicated, motivated, trained and committed to accomplishing results. her strongest asset is exceeding expectation. she is a perfectionist to a fault but believes in challenging herself to produce a remarkable finish that is tailored towards the individual. she specializes in precision cutting and razor cutting with detail. she enjoys working with clients to come up with styles customized to their needs, believing that each individual is unique and therefore should be provided service to match his or her make-up.
she is innovative and keeps abreast of current trends. her educational background includes training with vidal sassoon in london, toni & guy and rusk. she has become the go-to stylist in the washington dc area for journalists and television personalities from nbc, abc, washington post, msnbc and cnn. she has also worked on models for music video shoots and with make-up artists and photographers for paris vogue magazine in new york.
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 u.s., 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 for new york fashion week and dressed hair for celebrities including julia ormond, kate walsh, cyndi lauper, and mandi moore.
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.
carl ray is the personal makeup artist to america's first lady, michelle obama. he is available for bridal, special events, galas, red carpet, hdtv, commercial and editorial print, speaking engagements, and much more.
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 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.
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. her work can be viewed at www.conceptualbeauty.com