Meet Our Team
Owner & Master Stylist
A dynamic stylist with an eye for detail. A 15 year, certified glam and special FX makeup artist. He has been behind the chair specializing in balayage, color melting, modern cuts and colors, and beautiful lived in styles for over a decade.
"It's all in the details!" He likes to provide not just another hair appointment, but a hair experience. Paying close attention to clients needs and hair goals, and providing professional, and exceptional service. His goal is for every client to leave feeling refreshed and satisfied. He proudly uses Paul Mitchell color and styling products, which are eco-friendly, not tested on animals, and vegan.
Stylist & Vivids Specialist
Born in Long Island, New York, Victoria has been a North Carolina girl for 14 years now. She is a self-proclaimed beach lover and thrives in the summertime. Working in the hair industry for 3 years, Victoria loves lived-in colors, layered haircuts, and if you want vivids - she's your girl! Victoria says "my goal for clients it to create a comfortable, judgment-free environment where they can express themselves and feel absolutely beautiful when they walk out."
Victoria is always looks for opportunities to challenge herself, to sharpen her current skills, and learn new ones in order to give her clients the best experience.
Stylist & Designer Cuts Specialist
Joining us all the way from the great city of Boston, Marnie has worked in an upscale salon in the city's North End for over 3 years under a world-traveled stylists, learning numerous techniques along the way!
Marnie specializes in precision and corrective cutting, is Babe sew-in extension certified, as well as Keratin certified to keep your hair smooth and healthy. She has extensive experience with dark/brunette hair, but enjoys crafting both natural and bold blondes as well. According to Marnie, the first order of business is always getting to know the client:
"I believe your day-to-day routine shouldn't be altered to fit your hair needs, so I create a look that best suits your lifestyle. I enjoy educating my clients and helping them understand what their hair has, lacks, and/or needs - and will customize both a style and maintenance plan that works best for them."
A few fun facts about Marnie:
I have two college degrees.
I have a metal elbow.
I will always geek out over coffee or your pup!
I was a certified personal trainer through college and hair school!
Stylist & Blonding Specialist
Hannah is a North Carolina native and dog mom of two huskies - Dakota and Zeus. She has been in the hair industry since 2020 and is talented beyond her years. Hannah specializes in highlights, color, and lived-in looks. When a client sits in her chair, Hannah says "I want my clients to leave feeling not only more confident in the look of their hair, but also confident in how to take care of their hair at home." Hannah's love for all things hair related is evident in her work and skills.
Stylist & Extension Specialist
Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, I have always loved everything in the beauty industry. I specialize in balayage and blonding, and I am also certified in Donna Bella hand-tied extensions. My goal in this industry is to give my clients confidence that they may not have had before by giving them hair that they love. I pride myself in providing great services and creating friendships with all of my clients!
Master Stylist & Blonding Specialist
Sarah a.k.a. Ministylist, has been a hair stylist since 2007 while living the military life, earning 3 cosmetology state licenses along the way. Throughout her career, she has invested in classes with some of the biggest names in the industry (Sam Villa, Lacie Wehrle, Sarai Speer, Maria Booth) making her education a priority so she can provide the highest quality to her clients. Since her journey began here at KOI, she’s become a brand advocate for Olaplex and Trionics Hair Care, traveling for hair shows to educate other stylists. She’s also taught live educational videos for both Trionics Hair Care and Olaplex. Sarah specializes in dimensional color and low maintenance blondes, using the latest techniques and keeping the health of the hair her number one priority. Her work has been featured on @trionicshaircare, @carolina.stylists, @reshave_undercut and @cosmoprofbeauty where she won hair of the day for one of her platinum makeovers. Whether you’re looking for a complete hair makeover or just a little enhancing, Sarah has got you covered!
Stylist & Blonding Specialist
If you're looking for a local stylist that can rock out some super blended, lived in hair, then Haley Kassell is your girl! She specializes in all blonding services, including balayage and babylights, craft hair coloring like sultry brunettes and fiery redheads, and haircutting. Haley also uses Olaplex in all of her coloring formulas to ensure your hair is as healthy as it can possibly be when leaving the salon. She also offers Keratin Complex smoothing treatments to give your hair a frizz-free look for these humid summer days in NC.
Haley strives to make all of her clients look and feel their very best. She knows that when you look good, you feel good; and EVERYONE deserves to look and feel amazing!
Master Stylist & Curl Specialist
Josh is currently not taking new clients at Koi Salon. He now works in Wilmington at Mirror Mirror Hair Studio. 225 S Water St , Suite C Wilmington NC.
Joshua, has been styling hair since 2008. A local to Eastern Carolina, Joshua was born and raised in Jacksonville. His love of a carefree, shoreside lifestyle is reflected in his work. He enjoys working with and enhancing the natural texture and color of hair, but also likes more avant-garde cutting and coloring. Corrective color and ombre hilighting are some of his favorite services to perform, but he also excels in straightening treatments, and other texturizing services. His repertoire ranges from young, trendy looks to more polished and professional styles.
Stylist & Perm Specialist
With over three years of experience, William specializes in edgy cuts, vivid colors, and bomb-ass perms. Raised in a military family, and making the adjustment to Jacksonville from good ole Okinawa, Japan, William considers himself the "resident gay" of the salon. He is determined to have you feeling your best and soaring with confidence upon leaving his chair. If you're looking for a stylist who brings all the good vibes and energy to every service, then look no further than William! Periodt.
Stylist & Blonding Specialist
Brittany is a passionate hairstylist that you’ll want to spend all day talking to. She’s a great listener and will have you leaving the salon with a boost of confidence and a new friend. Originally from Columbus, OH and trained with the top rated salon in the area. She’s had extra education with Lanza, Schwarzkopf, Davines & Olaplex to benefit your hair needs. She is ready to take on any challenge big or small, and will always keep the hair healthy while doing so. Brittany’s specialities are dimensional coloring, texturized haircuts, and beautiful blowouts. Though Brittany is a young stylist, she is always keeping up with new trends and making sure her clients get her best. You’ll not only fall in love with your hair, but with your stylist as well when booking with Brittany!
Stylist & Event Hair Specialist
Cassidy, a North Carolina native, joined our team of talented stylists in February of 2023. She has been doing hair for over 2 years and loves all things hair care and beauty related. She loves the beach, loves weightlifting, is a vocalist with her church's praise team, and has two dog furbabies -- Clarence (a pit bull) and Scout (a blue healer). Cassidy specializes in highlights and blonding services, and is your go-to girl for any bridal and special events upstyling. Cassidy also loves kids and will give your child the spa treatment they deserve. If you are searching for a stylist who is as sweet as southern tea, Cassidy is your girl!
Stylist & Blonding Specialist
Zoie has been part of the Koi Salon family since February of 2023, and has already shown that she has talent and skills beyond her years. Zoie is a graduate from Coastal Community College, located here in Jacksonville, and has been doing hair for 2 years. Zoie is from a military-connected family and grew up in Stuttgart, Germany where she completed school and moved to NC to be closer to family, because "family is most important." She is also an avid animal lover who has 3 cats and 2 dogs who are her everything. Zoie loves blonding services and fashion colors and states "I love doing hair because there is nothing better than restoring a person's confidence and making them feel beautiful again."
Xandra is "the face" of Koi Salon and is the first person to ensure your experience here begins on a high note. Joining our team all the way from New Jersey, Xandra is a certified cosmetologist and has been working in the beauty industry for over 3 years.