Renowned hair artisan and entrepreneur, Vernon Martin, has been styling hair and beautifying women for over 20 years. Vernon specializes in both soft, classic styles and edgy, Avant-Garde looks that enhance clients’ natural beauty. A graduate of Scanners Beauty Academy, Vernon received advanced training from the esteemed Vidal Sasson Advanced Academy and Graham Webb International programs. Vernon’s own advance styling classes on haircutting approaches, hair/scalp treatments, and creative weaving techniques have been strictly “standing room only” affairs for other celebrity stylists and area cosmetology professionals.
Vernon’s hot ticket coaching sessions are not the only talents of his that are in demand. Vernon’s client list reads like a Black Hollywood Who’s Who having styled such celebrities as Kerri Washington, Aretha Franklin, Michele Williams (Destiny’s Child), Lisa Leslie, Venus and Serena William, Kelly Price, Mindy Kaling, Star Jones, Valerie Jarrett , Gayle King, and Cicely Tyson, to name but a few. His stunning creations have graced the pages of such prominent magazines as Glamour, People, Essence, Ebony, US Weekly, and Sister 2 Sister. His work has also appeared on the red carpet’s high-profile media events, including the VH1 Awards, the BET Awards, the MTV Fashion Awards, and the ESPY Awards. No stranger to television, Vernon has been called to style guests for Vh1, Oprah, David Letterman, Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, and The CBS Morning Show. An astute business owner, Vernon established the Studio One salon and day spa in 1998 to serve long-time clients and to mentor a new generation of talented artists in his hometown of Washington, DC.