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meet our team

At Layers Hair Salon, your satisfaction is our number one priority. Since 2000, we’ve provided the Greater Richmond Area with a wide range of quality products and personalized services that are catered specifically to your needs. We are fueled by the desire to have you feeling and looking great. Swing by to start looking and feeling amazing!


Derrick Diggs

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Derrick, a licensed hairstylist since 1994, opened Layers Hair Salon in 2000 with the vision to provide a happy, productive and successful environment for employees and customers alike. Customer service and satisfaction are top priorities. He has participated in the Redken International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas and Roy Peters color seminars, among others. He has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color. Education is very important to him and he attends numerous shows and classes every year with his staff.


Wendy Shaban

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Wendy has been a stylist since 1995 and has been employed at Layers since 2000. Formerly a Sebastian advocator, Wendy is a color expert who enjoys a challenge and building relationships with her loyal clientele. She has received training from Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Roy Peters among others. She considers her co-workers at Layers her family and says, “We love to learn from each other.”

Jose Luis

Jose is an expert Hair Colorist & Hair Stylist with over 20 years of experience. He trained with  Vidal Sassoon and as a Pureology

Educator. He has performed as a Hair Stylist at New York Fashion Week and international hair shows. He specializes in Color Correction, Foilyage, Highlights with Dimensional Color, Precision Haircuts, and Styling for all types of hair. He keeps up with new trends and is always trying new things to continue his education.


Eddie Tomlin

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Eddie, licensed hairstylist for over 35 years, came on with Layers in January of 2018. Having a wide variety of skills, Eddie specializes in men's cuts and color. Outside of the salon - he enjoys being on the water. His ideal vacations include trips to OBX or cruising around the caribbean.


Gretchen Straughan


Stacey Palmer

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Stacey was trained by Arch of Arch’s Backstage in an apprenticeship program and continued her career there for 9 years before moving to Layers in 2000. She continuously updates her education and loves to learn new trends and techniques. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color. She takes a special interest in each of her client’s individual needs, helping them to achieve their “best look”.

Rhett costello

Rhett joined our team in the summer of 2019. He has been licensed for over 20 years and is a Richmond native. Rhett's attention to detail will ensure that you are taken care of from the consultation to the finish of your appointment. His specialty is precision haircuts.

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