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Meet the Stylists


Nicole is a multitalented and bicoastal fine artist, dancer and stylist. A Bay Area native, she is a master stylist in New York City and owner of Salon Mer in Oakland/Emeryville, California. Her fresh cuts of unrivaled precision are inspired by the most en vogue styles. Nicole's consultations are catered to each client's personal hair style to help build confidence in finding the best look. Above all, she prides herself in her specialties for curly textures, bridal/special occasion styling, updos, makeup, color blending and curly perms.

Her artistry expands to multiple forms of art expression. Her jewelry line, Yonima.Design, includes unique glass wearable art pieces all handmade in France using the glass fusion technique. All pieces are sold at Salon Mer.

Nicole is also recognized internationally for helping to develop and promote New Style Hustle partner dancing. She spends her time in between California and New York exploring new landscapes, tasting new foods and spending quality time with her family, which includes her son, Marcel.

Schedule available upon request.

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Samri M.

Protective Stylist + Assisting Stylist 

Samri has been styling natural hair with protective styles for over six years. She got her start at Naza Beauty, a beauty startup and a protective styling salon in San Francisco. During her time, she helped develop styling standards as well as lead workshops for new braiders and stylists. She is amazing at bringing her client's visions to life with her own special flair. She’s a great listener and will deliver upon request, whether it is your usual look or inspiring you to try something new.


Currently, Samri is enrolled in a cosmetology program to pursue mastery of curl care, cut, and color. She is an apprentice/assisting stylist at Salon Mer. Samri’s long-term vision is to fill in the gap of the disproportionately low number of professional stylists who understand how to work with the intricacies of textured hair and to ultimately inspire hair love at any stage.

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Ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction, care, and precaution, Lunar.Brows offers to transform the shape, color, and style of your facial features with the right pigmentation and shades. Helping her clients achieve their desired look and style, Jessica is committed to a natural end result. Some of the most desired treatments include ombre powder brows, brow lamination and tint, and lash enhancements. 

With extensive and certified expertise, she ensures the highest health standards in a hygienic environment treating every client with special care and attention. Jessica uses the latest permanent make-up techniques, methods, tools, and anesthetics to provide the most comfortable experience.


Lunar.Brows is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and services the greater Bay Area, as a guest artist in Oakland. Schedule available upon request. 

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