Master Stylist & Artistic Director
Matthew is a hair designer and the owner of Parlor 424. To him the hair salon is a sacred place to help nurture a positive self-esteem, beauty, and wellness. His professional education and training is quite extensive. He has had the opportunity to mentor under or observe industry leaders such as Horst Rechelbacher, Oscar Bond, Kurt Kueffner, Ruth Roche, Frédéric Fekkai, Sam Brocato, Robert Cromeans, and Bennie Pollard to name a few.
Starting backstage in '94, Matthew has worked as an educator for various hair care manufacturers (Aveda, American Crew, mop, Alterna, and Benniefactor) providing hands-on workshops, platform work, and in-salon support. He is committed to his continuing education and attends regular conferences, classes, and seminars featuring the latest in fashion and Aveda technology to guarantee his guests at Parlor 424 the industries most innovative services.
Senior Stylist & Stylist Supervisor
For Heather Nifong, Parlor 424 is a happy place! She has a creative, professional, and caring approach that leaves her salon guests feeling important, pampered and beautiful. A graduate of Empire Beauty School, she has furthered her education with multiple advanced hair cutting, highlighting and color placement classes with Aveda. Heather is certified for the Brazilian Blowout and Keratin Complex smoothing treatments as well. Always with a smile, she looks forward to servicing your hair and spirit.
Foremost, Heather is proudest to be the mother of her wonderful daughter Hailee. Beyond that, she fills her days with painting, target shooting, and Jeep rides in the sunshine.
As a graduate of the Regency Beauty Institute, Brooke loves the creativity of hair styling and color! She has a real passion for hair design — Brooke enjoys customizing looks from stylishly practical to fashionably funky. Brooke believes in the Aveda culture, education, and mission. She always looks forward to pampering every guest upon their visit at Parlor 424.