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.”


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”.


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.


Ariella Parlitsis

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Ariella has been at Layers since January of 2006, and licensed since May of that year. She has participated in Redken Colorist Connection classes, as well as educational events for Unite, Schwarzkopf, Wahl and Pureology. She specializes in  color services.


Kris Meador

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Our curly girl specialist is Kris. Her spunky attitude will have you laughing the entire time in her chair. Having a curly wig herself - she hates frizz. Being a keratin pro, Kris always delivers frizz-free curls and silky smooth hair everytime.


Heather Jones

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Heather is fun, outgoing and energetic. In her chair, she will make you feel like you've been friends forever. She has been licensed since 2005 and specializes in blondes, balayage and Brazilian Blowout. Heather is always keeping up with the latest trends and loves continuing her education. When not working she likes gardening, camping and spending time with her family.


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Karen Redford

Karen has been a licensed hairstylist since 1972 and joined Layers Hair Salon in 2001. She is a Master Stylist and has received training in New York City and Las Vegas. She was a Pro Design Educator and has worked in teaching salons for the last 29 years. She enjoys teaching and keeping up with current trends in the hair styling industry.


Jessica Palumbo

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Rhett Costello

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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.


Ken Lucido

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Ken joined the Layers team in the summer of 2020. He settled in the Richmond area in 1998 and has been a license hair stylist for over 20 years. His passion is in hair coloring, precision hair cutting and Brazilian Blowouts. Ken keeps up with the latest trends and continues his education.



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