who we are

Learn About our Team & Culture.

It is our mission at Nsalo Salon to connect to each of our clients on a personal level and provide them with a look that captures their unique self. We are dedicated to maintaining a welcoming, happy and healthy atmosphere in our downtown studio, where our clients come to relax and refresh. We deliver specialized services utilizing quality TIGI products, teamwork and superior education. We love what we do and we are here to share our passion for luxurious hair care with you!

Join us at our downtown Wilmington salon and choose from one of our many services. All appointments start with a thorough consultation focused on you and your lifestyle, your hair and personal style. Then we apply our expertise to achieving what's best for you. We'll involve and educate you on the products used and arm you with the tools to maintain that individualized style you fell in love with in the chair.

how we roll

we are a departmentalized salon, meaning every artist specializes in either cutting or coloring, but not both. this ensures that each stylist is fluent in their area of expertise. we have a strong focus on education, with all stylists completing an apprenticeship in their chosen area before taking on clients and then taking classes at the tigi academy regularly. our pricing model is based on experience so prices increase as stylists become more accomplished.

the staff volunteers their time and donates their services for various other organizations. work doesn't end for us when the lights go out. we are constantly thinking of ways to contribute to our community. we host an annual "arts for the art's hair and fashion show, donating all proceeds go to kids making it and non-profit children's organization dedicated to the arts. and with the great success of our "toys for boys and girls benefit, collecting gifts for toys for tots. we want to know we are helping those in need and we encourage everyone to do the same.

roby powers

roby powers

owner, new york team & TIGI educator

services
$100 Women's Haircuts
$75 Men's Haircuts
$50 blowout

specialties
Ranging from beautiful, sleek, sexy hair to cutting edge shapes. Roby can execute it all. Able to take your personality from any walk of life and give you an image to reflect it. As a TIGI Educater, he is highly influenced by up to date trends and fashion from constant traveling and contact with many other successful peers. He can expose you to the newest and hottest looks, but never forgetting about the classics. As the owner of the N Salo Roby is afforded the opportunity to hand pick and work with the most talented and freshest staff. They are his motivation, in many ways. Whatever you need, Roby can tailor it perfect for you

pro since 1994
nsalo pro: 2000

abbie jones

abbie jones

manager, sr. colourist
& TIGI educator

services
100+ partial
120+ partial tint b/w
130+ hi-light
120+ balayage
70+ touch up
90+ all over colour
colour correction upon consult

specialties
as a tigi copyright colour educator, i believe in using a great technical base of knowledge and specialized formulas to create gorgeous hair colour. i have a classic and progressive background of hair colour and take classes at the tigi academy in nyc. i travel around the united states to teach what i love and share some of my personal colour experiences. i pride myself in educating each client about their overall hair health. my favorite types of colour to create are classic, effortless, and progressively bold. In 2017 Abbie was published in Launchpad Magazine, The colorist “top 30 under 30” she was ranked number 25 in the United states for hair color.

pro since 2011
nsalo pro: 2011

rhea pemberton

rhea pemberton

manager, senior stylist & tigi educator

services
$75 women's cut
$45 men's cut
$12 lip/chin/brow wax
$45+ makeup
$45 blowout
$65 up do
$80+ keratin blow out
$250+ keratin treatment

specialties
as a tigi educator, i am truly inspired by my travels to new york city and other places around the world. education is what attracted me to nsalo and keeps my passion for this industry alive. having curly hair myself, i like helping my clients contain and maintain their naturally textured do. keeping up to date with modern and classic trends, i create cuts tailored to the everyday woman. for the inner fashionista, i keep myself progressive and fashion forward by learning all the new looks at the tigi academy. don't worry men, i haven't forgotten about you! from the youthful fun loving guy to the business professional, i'll keep you looking super fresh! i am also available for weddings and photo shoots. pro since 2009 nsalo pro: 2011.

pro since 2009
nsalo pro: 2011

kristen wilson

kristen wilson

new artist

services
55 women's cut
40+ men's cut
12+ brow/lip/chin wax
45+ makeup application
45+ blowout
65+ updos

me:
Kristen has always had a passion for the hair and fashion industry. She has been a licensed professional since 2007 and specializes in cutting. Kristen mastered her cutting skills through extended training at the Tigi academy in New York and was nominated as best hair stylist in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2015. She strives to connect with each of her clients on a personal level from start to finish while providing them with the perfect look to suit their lifestyle. She loves making people look and feel their best!

pro since 2011
n salo pro: 2018

Brendon Jacobsen

Brendon Jacobsen

new artist

services
35 women's cut
20+ men's cut
45+ blowout
65+ updos

me:
Growing up I've always done some kind of art. The first time I did a haircut, the process just seemed to naturally make sense to my brain, and I've been obsessed ever since. I was raised around my mother's salon, so being in any salon in general inspires me and I feel right at home. Surfing and my relationship with the ocean inspire me to create a look for clients that move with a natural flow, and with original style. I truly feel that everyone should have a haircut they love and are proud of. My contribution to a great cut is one of the most satisfying feelings.

pro since 2018
n salo pro: 2018

tara sall

tara sall

colourist

services
70+ Partial
100+ partial & touch up
110+ highlight
110+ free-hand highlighting
60+ touch up
80+ all over color
12+ lip/brow waxing
75+ Makeup application

me:
My heart and passion has always been in the artistry field, constantly seeking education. After 13 years working as a makeup artist, I sought more training and expanded my services to include hair. I completed a colourist apprenticeship here at nsalo and am delighted to use my technical skill and creative flair in designing hair colour unique to each client. Whether it be hair colour services, makeup for your special day, or an in-depth lesson to enhance your own makeup application skills, I look forward to bringing all your visions to life!

pro since 2017
n salo pro: 2018

whatwedo

haircuts

new artist stylist......30+
studio stylist..........40+
senior stylist..........50+
master stylist..........60+
b/w cut bang/neck trim no charge

style

conditioning treatment...35
w/ service...............10
shampoo+style............30
updo.....................65+
bridal updo (w/ trial run)..120+

color application

single process..........60+
dimensional color.......80+
full high/lowlights....120+
partial high/lowlights..65+
corrective color.......120+
glaze/gloss w/service.40/20
lash/brow tint......15 each
deep condition treatment.40 w/ service...............20

facial waxing & makeup

brow maintenance.........12
upper lip, chin.....12 each
makeup application......35+
bridal makeup..........100+

Texture Services

keratin smoothing......200+
express blowout........120+
add to service..........80+

our policies & such

satisfaction guaranteed:
We guarantee our products and services 100%. If you are unhappy with your product bring it back & we will find one that better suits your needs.

arrival:
Promptness is always appreciated. We ask our guests to arrive 10 minutes prior to their service to ensure customer satisfaction! In cases where you are 15 minutes late or more, we will call to reschedule your appointment.

cancellation:
A 24 hour notice is required if you are unable to keep an appointment. Same day cancellations will be charged 50% of scheduled service. No shows will be charged in full before additional appointments are made. A credit card is required to reserve 3 or more services. Deposits are required for bridal parties. Complimentary confirmation calls are made for all appointments one day prior to the reserved date.

children:
Children are welcome at nsalo salon if they have an appointment to receive a service. Please do not bring children into the service/color bar area for their safety and ours.

bridal

services

congratulations on your engagement and thanks for your interest in our salon. We are excited to be involved in such an important event in your life.

pricing

hair
bridal updo: stylist: 130+ master: 150+
bridal party: stylist: 70+ master: 80+
half updo: stylist: 60+ master: 70+
set & style: stylist: 50+ master: 60+
blowout: stylist: 40+ master: 50+

Make-up
bride: stylist: 120+ master: 200+
bridal party: stylist: 55+ master: 75+
bride airbrush: stylist: n/a master: upon request
bridal party airbrush: stylist: n/a master: upon request

travel policy

Yes, we travel!. We charge $100 non-refundable travel fee for the first stylist up to 45 miles. Each additional stylist is $50. Quotes adjusted for distances greater than 45 miles.

deposit & booking info

there is a 50% non-refundable deposit for all services and travel fees. this is to be paid at booking, at which time we will schedule a non-negotiable trial appointment for all bridal services. . if more than the bride is scheduling services, a 50% non-refundable deposit of all services is due at the time the appointment is scheduled.

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