Owner/ Creative Director
From a young age Brandon Shin knew he would become a stylist. After moving to New York City at age 19 he began to work with photographers and quickly learned to train his eyes to see the right style and cut for each client. Brandon was then brought on to Frederic Fekkai's team and became his right hand man working as one of the original assistant to Fekkai himself. After working with Fekkai for several years Brandon became a top senior stylist at the 5th Avenue Frederic Fekkai Salon. Creating a name for himself he became a stylist, working with top designers such as Valentino, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, DVF, Alice and Olivia, Rag and Bone, Proenza, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Missoni. Brandon also worked on editorials with Vogue magazine and was the lead on the Oprah Show. Aside from working with famous designers, Brandon also became a mentor to aspiring stylists throughout the United States. He traveled in place of Frederic to teach junior stylists about what it means to become a top stylist. His expertise in client relations and styling hair has brought him to the top of Frederic Fekkai's empire. Brandon's recognition from the Fekkai organization made him a super star within and outside of the company. With years of experience in the fashion world, Brandon has been approached by many celebrity clientele to become their styling eye. He has worked with Heidi Klum, Miranda Kurr, Anne Hathaway, Molly Sims, Julie Chang, Lang Lang, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Rachel Ray, and Britney Spears. With Brush, Brandon will cut and style hair in his own salon, giving the customer an enjoyable experience.
Nicole found her passion for hair while growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Constant flipping through style magazines and cutting her friends hair since the age of 13 led Nicole to realize the beauty industry is where she wanted to be. After graduating high school, Nicole moved to the big apple where she started her education at Carsten Institute. Upon graduating, she landed a job at Frederic Fekkai, where she worked for 5 years learning under the top stylists there. Living in such a culturally diverse city, Nicole finds her inspiration everyday from the people of New York. Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey show, Dr. Oz and The Today Show. Another inspiring time of the year for Nicole is working backstage during New York Fashion Week, which has allowed Nicole to perfect her style and updo skills. Nicole believes in working with the hair's natural texture to give each client a personalized look that they can replicate at home.
Growing up splitting her time between Europe and the US , Machal has gained an excellent perception of who people are and what they want. After leaving the Aveda institute 8 years ago, Machal has been building an impressive resume and following. Having started her career at Frederic Fekkai 5th ave flagship salon and then transferred to their soho location to train under their national creative director. Machal has participated in NYFW shows such as Proenza, Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Giorgio Armani. Machal has perfected an edgy structured approach to hair while keeping things natural and effortless.
Amy has always had a passion for being creative, expressing her creativity through illustration, fashion & styling. Growing up in Saratoga Springs she always had a look of her own. At a young age, Amy moved to NYC after acquiring her cosmetology license and have been in the industry for over 10 years. Working at Frederic Fekkai salon at the flagship location on 5th avenue salon for six years, she later moved to the Flatiron district where she has acquired a loyal following. Amy currently resides in Brooklyn and embodies that quintessential BK style. Amy specializes in everything from traditional to more modern contemporary styling. Amy has worked on runway models for fashion week and publications for designers such as YSL, Rag & Bone, Alice & Olivia, Rachel Roy and Open Lab magazine. On screen she has styled actresses for press events, recently styling for the cast members of the film The Heat. In addition, Tom Ford's executives wore her styles on the red carpet. One of Amy's specialities includes styling for weddings and special events. She makes sure that the full picture of the wedding party is exceptional and the bride is perfect for her special day. Joining Brush Amy looks forward to bringing fresh energy to the salon and providing clients with classic & runway ready style to their everyday life.
Matthew has been a team member of Brush since its opening. Training exclusively with Brandon, Matthew has acquired extensive skills to deliver tailored styles for all types of hair textures. Always having a high level of standard, Matthew creates meticulous and chic looks that can be created effortlessly everyday. Recently, he has worked with Designer brand Armani to create hair styles for their 2013 F/W collection.
Tomas has always been a creative entrepreneur. If you ask him, he will claim that he was born to do hair, but his career began in the high end catering industry where he was quickly offered a partnership and returned the gesture by rapidly expanding the company to new horizons. While sharpening his service skills it was during this time that he fully realized his passion for hairstyling. Tomas knew that if he needed to make a change he was going to do it right, so he immediately joined the Frederic Fekkai team where he passed the rigorous training program with flying colors in record time. He resided at the flagship salon on 5th ave for the past 6 years until recently when the entrepreneurial itch hit him again prompting him to join the hot, up and coming Brush salon. In addition to his day to day duties, his unparalleled passion for the craft and industry experience, combined with his unique vision inspired by travel, film and architecture he has also participated in fashion shows by top designers such as Vera Wang, Rachel Zoe, Marchesa, Rachel Roy and Proenza Schouler. He still takes an individualized approach with each of his clients and believes everyone in his chair should be treated like a celebrity.
Hailing from the coast of New Hampshire Chloë came to the city six years ago to pursue her career in the hair industry. She started her journey at Arrojo where she trained directly under Nick Arrojo himself as well as a staff of master stylists. She immediately fell I love with creating tailored looks that brings out each individuals beauty. From there she moved on the esteemed Ted Gibson Salon where she worked directly under the man himself. She's assisted on shoots for Gotham magazine, Blackbook, O magazine, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She has also tousled the locks of Debra Messing, Ashley Greene, Bar Refaeli, and Chanel Iman. She has worked on NYFW for Lila Rose, Carmen Marc Valvo, Rachel Roy, and 2-xist. Whether its for a night out on the town with the girls or a red carpet event Chloë will make you feel like the spot light is directly on you.