Meet our team of highly skilled Licensed Master Stylists.
Founder •

Derrick is a Master Stylist licensed since 1994. In 2000 he opened Layers which quickly became recognized as one of the top Salons in Richmond, VA. He has participated in the Redken International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas and Roy Peters color seminars, among many others. 

He has also received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color. His winning personality and unrivaled technical expertise produce stellar results for his clients.

Years in hairdressing:
Favorite technique:

Balayage with root melt

Favorite Tool:

My hair dryer

Current Owner •

Diann was born and raised in Hershey, PA. She graduated from college in 1990 with a degree in police science but decided to pursue a career in hospitality instead.

She has an incredible eye for for detail, is very organized and extremely customer focused. She won several awards while working for Marriott. Later in her career she advanced to Director of Catering and then Wedding Planner.   

In August of 2023 she left Pennsylvania and the world of Food & Beverage for Virginia where she acquired Layers and embarked on her journey as a luxury salon owner.

Diann has 3 children – a daughter living in Pennsylvania and 2 younger boys who reside with her in Virginia. Her youngest has autism and Downs Syndrome. Given his challenges and her compassion for special needs individuals, along with her partner at Layers created a charity called to help protect special needs individuals of all ages who can’t protect themselves.      

Years in BUSINESS:
Favorite technique:

Premium quality hair extensions!

Favorite SAYING:

Beautiful hair doesn’t happen by happens at Layers  

Emili C.

Master Stylist, Colorist & Professional Makeup Artist

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