Founded in 2010 by celebrity hair stylist Nadia Vassell, Nadia Vassell Salon is a boutique Black hair oasis located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Ms. Vassell operated for many years as a booth renter in New York City before venturing out to establish her space dedicated to making sure every day is a good 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 other professionals in entertainment, business, academia, and other diverse fields. 


Nadia Vassell Salon provides a cozy, modern, and private environment for high quality services including hair weaves, aftercare and management for all hair types; microlinks extensions, wash ‘n press (silk press), color, haircuts, scalp treatments, protein treatments, deep conditioning treatments, keratin treatments, relaxers, and more.  


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


Nadia Vassell is an experienced hair stylist able to tackle the most challenging hair; repair damaged tresses and transform botched cuts, colors and weaves as well as create customized looks for weddings, specials occasions or just a “feel good” hairstyle.  Above all, maintaining healthy hair is her mission.

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Nadia Vassell began mastering her hairstyling craft in Montego Bay, Jamaica where at the tender age of ten her braiding and cornrow technique was legendary.  Despite her prodigious talent Nadia’s career as a hairstylist took a backseat to dreams of becoming a supermodel.  Several years after graduating from high school, the budding catwalk vixen migrated to New York City to pursue her modeling aspirations.  Much to her delight, Nadia attained early success appearing in many hair magazines and runway shows.  

But as Nadia moved about in the modeling industry her hair wizardry became more apparent as she found herself styling the manes of fellow models during photo shoots. The techniques she developed as a child re-surfaced and Nadia discovered that she was able to create styles with hair extensions that were undetectable. Nadia quickly became known as a weave specialist and began moving up the ranks of emerging hairstylists in New York City’s cutthroat beauty arena.

Nadia’s masterful weave methods and other unique styles have attracted the attention of many celebrities like Rihanna, rapper and actress Lil’ Mama, Chrisette Michelle, actress Tika Sumpter, and Ashanti.  She’s built an extensive portfolio of video and print work and has been featured in major 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 is ever present. She works diligently to provide the same excellent service to her clients in The Salon that she does for celebrities at photo shoots and premiere events.

Education is a key reason for Nadia’s success; she endeavors to continue learning and evolving as a hairstylist. As she grows, she also teaches her methods to aspiring hairstylists in the United States and the Caribbean.

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

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Model is wearing knotless braids done by The Nadia Vassell Salon in manhattan, New York city