we listen and then we respond with the cutting edge resources of our profession. Every member of our staff is in school at least 4 times a year so we can bring the best of our field to you. Our commitment to excellence results in your healthiest hair, skin, and nails.
Judith Sanchez Perez
Judy Sanchez Perez is the owner, artistic director and soul of NYHC. Her professional background includes master stylist, colorist and educator status across color, cutting and styling disciplines. Judy’s esthetic, artistic and technical standards not only require her staff to be in school at least four times per year but the integrity she brings to her craft applies to how NYHC is run from the inside out. She has a loyal following of clients, often spanning two generations, as well as a devoted staff. Around the salon we refer to Judy as the “hair whisperer” because she can coax the most beautiful color and cuts out of the most mischievous heads. Working in Manhattan at Saks Fifth Avenue, then managing their flagship salon in Long Island, Judy has maintained her cutting edge, exclusively for her clients, best-from-the-beauty-industry standards which her clients demand. “Mastery”, “excellence”, “artist”, “height of her powers” all work to describe this professional giant in a smiling, diminutive package.
Ina is a double-threat, certified and an educator for Kemon color. She excels at Copolla Keratin Treatments, trend-setting highlight color, up styles and blow outs. Ina is our salon rep for Kemon and loves both their organic lines, Nayo and Yo Color. Originally from Eastern Europe, Ina’s fashion sense is international and voracious. Ina’s enthusiasm, passion and energy is contagious. Ina began as a child in her mom’s studio, sewing, learning pattern construction and geometry. Today, that translates directly into her artistry and execution with hair design.
Ina is our Kemon color expert and leads the salon for education for Color in Green, a tone-on-tone, ammonia-free glazing system and Nayo, our organic, yogurt-based, ammonia-free, PPD-free permanent color with certified organic natural extracts.
Laz’s eye for the elegant, understated, sophisticated clean lines and subtle color mirrors her aesthetic attraction across arts disciplines. A student of fashion, costumes, art history and architecture, Laz’s time in New York and her eastern European roots inform every client conversation. Certified in eyelash extensions as well as cutting and styling, Laz is a tall drink of water with an eye for detail in a streamlined world.
Although born in London, Irene grew up in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland. Irene’s family vacationed in the south of France, Brittany, Normandy, London and Surrey throughout her childhood so Irene’s aesthetic principals are drawn from an international sensibility. Irene began her professional life as an artist, training in watercolor, oils, pencil, pen and ink before finding her way to hair design after her university years. While at the University College of Dublin, she was a physics major, so her understanding of color chemistry is well-grounded. Never straying too far from her first love, art, Irene earned pocket money doing oil paintings on leather jackets while in school. Passionately fashion forward, Irene brings her sophisticated international art sense and color chemistry as she tackles color and form for her clients. Irene is also the only Great Lengths Human Hair Extension Expert on the Lower Cape Cod. Irene inhales specialized color work because of her art training and is passionate about tone on tone, highlight/lowlight, multidimensional color that maintains the integrity of healthy hair.
Maria’s passion began as a make-up artist and over the last 10 years, she has mastered Editorial, Airbrushing, Special Fix, and her absolute favorite, Wedding Make Up. Realizing that brides and actors were coming to her with problems to cover up, Maria pursued aesthetics training so she could help her clients have healthy skin, with nothing to cover up. Her feeling is that healthy skin is a cornerstone to feeling confident, beautiful and ready to literally face everything the world throws at you. With international style, film and television work in her background, Maria comes to NY Hair Co & Spa via Montreal and travel for the Food Network with professional glamour credentials that complement her holistic facial work. Maria speaks three languages including Greek and French so feeling at ease with her is easy. Her excitement, passion and love of all things beautiful is at the center of her healthy skin practice here at NYHC.
The attention to detail, quiet concentration and single-minded focus that Inna applies to doing nails is matched by her fun-loving tastes for beauty and adventure. While studying for a degree in accounting, Inna works full-time, designing seasonal color collections for her clients and offering complete attention to healthy, beautiful nails, hand to toe. The same mind that captures the detailed relationship between numbers and business zooms in on how color, shape and line work to create beautiful nail fashion for you.