top of page



Nadia Vassell began mastering her hairstyling craft in Montego Bay, Jamaica. At the tender age of ten, her braiding technique was legendary. Despite her prodigious talent, Nadia’s career as a hairstylist took a backseat as the budding catwalk vixen migrated to New York City to pursue her modeling aspirations. Much to her delight, Nadia attained early success appearing in hair magazines and runway shows.  


As Nadia moved about the modeling industry she found herself styling the manes of fellow models during photo shoots. The techniques she developed as a child re-surfaced as Nadia created styles with undetectable hair extension methods. Nadia quickly became known as a weave specialist and moved up the ranks of New York City’s cutthroat beauty arena.


Nadia’s masterful weave methods and other unique styles attracted the attention of celebrities like Rihanna, rapper and actress Lil’ Mama, Chrisette Michelle, actress Tika Sumpter, and Ashanti. She’s also been featured in publications including Essence, Black Sophisticate, XXL Eye Candy, Heart and Soul, Smooth, and Uptown Magazine.


As the proprietor of Nadia Vassell Salon, Nadia’s impeccable technique and attention to detail are ever-present. She works diligently to provide the same premier service to her clients. She continues to be a student of her craft as an evolving hairstylist. In her growth, she offers support to aspiring hairstylists in the United States and the Caribbean.


Nadia Vassell is a businesswoman and stylist to watch — she is rapidly becoming a leader in hair care and hair design.



Located in the heart of vibrant SoHo, NYC, the Nadia Vassell Salon continues to reign as a boutique haven for exceptional Black hair care. Founded by the esteemed celebrity hairstylist Nadia Vassell in 2010, this stylish sanctuary remains dedicated to ensuring that every client experiences the joy of a perfect hair day.


Nadia Vassell Salon prides itself on bringing out a woman’s inner beauty and confidence while delivering exceptional customer service. The Salon is a safe space to create friendships, share, laugh, offer support, and network with diverse professionals. 


Nadia Vassell Salon provides a cozy, modern, and private environment for high-quality services including aftercare and management of all hair types, hair weaves, micro-link extensions, wash ‘n press (silk press), color, relaxers, haircuts, and more. We prioritize the health of hair by offering scalp, protein, deep conditioning, and keratin treatments. Above all, maintaining healthy hair is the Nadia Vassell Salon mission. 


Nadia Vassell Salon specializes in exquisite hair extensions indiscernible even to those with the keenest eye. Our work has been worn by many celebrities including Rihanna, Tika Sumpter, and Lil’ Mama.


Meet the Team

bottom of page