The members of the creative team at Layers Professional Hair Salon strive to fulfill the needs of each and every one of their guests. They are committed to continual growth and education and strive to incorporate the latest trends and technologies into their already strong technical foundation.

Derrick Diggs

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. Derrick is a Master Stylist.

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.

Wendy Shaban

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

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”. She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions.

Kris Meador

Kris has been a stylist at Layers Professional Hair Salon since 2006 and has worked as a licensed stylist since 2000. She has received training at the Redken Specialist Connection and frequently attends hair shows and seminars.

Kris is a certified Coppolo Keratin System technician. Among her specialties are Keratin Smoothing treatments, special occasion and wedding styling, and curly hair.

Ariella Parlitsis

Ariella has been at Layers Professional Hair Salon since January of 2006 and has been a licensed stylist since May of that year.

She has participated in Redken Colorist Connection classes, as well as educational events for Redken, Unite, Schwarzkopf, Sexy Hair, Wahl, and Pureology. She specializes in updos, color, and facial waxing.

Heather Jones

Heather has been a licensed stylist since 2002. She has received extensive training and education including Graham Webb Hair Academy, Alterna, Scruples and Framesi. She is certified in the Brazilian Blowout Straightening System, Keratin Complex Smoothing System and Babe Hair Extensions.
Heather enjoys working with client’s facial features and personality to create a unique style that fits them and their lifestyle.

Marty Willis

Marty started in the beauty industry in 2000 and has been a licensed stylist for 14 years. Receiving specialized training from Aveda, Matrix, Keune and copious other providers has granted her versatile capabilities, which is reflected in her diverse clientele. Combining classic cutting and personalized precision, she constructs graceful designs that offer easy replication and longevity. Color techniques using expert formulation and placement create wearable shades while making a statement.

Stephanie Hogan

Stephanie came to Layers Hair Salon as an apprentice and quickly realized the beauty industry was a perfect fit for her style and personality. Stephanie likes building relationships with her clientele so that she can formulate the perfect color and customize her haircuts for each person’s individual needs. She has received training from Keune, Eufora, Pureology, and has attended hair shows in New York and in Richmond.

Mercedes Mondejar

Recently licensed, Mercedes has been honing her craft for several years before coming to Layers Hair Salon. She is a master at smooth blowouts, formal styling and creative color techniques, specifically focusing on bright colors and the newest trends in Balayage. Mercedes has received training from many product and color companies, and is always eager to learn new techniques.

Eddie Tomlin

Eddie, licensed hairstylist for over 30 years, came on with Layers in January of 2018. Doing hair for him, has been “one of the best decisions he has ever made”. He is very well rounded when it comes to the art of hair but specializes in color and is also superb in cutting men’s hair. He tries very hard to listen to what a client has to say and really target problem areas but also spotlight the good things about the client’s hair. “That smile” when he turns a client around in his chair towards the mirror is an indicator that he has followed through a job well done and makes it all worth it.


Logan Roop

Apprentice Logan is a natural at hair styling, and it shows in her work. Logan is the proud dog mom to her German Shepherd, Brody.

Cassidy Cabrera

Cassidy is excited to start her journey at Layers as an apprentice. She enjoys color techniques, blow-outs and learning about makeup. Cassidy spends her free time in the wild outdoors camping.

Taylor Segars

Taylor, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, is an apprentice at Layers. She enjoys learning all about her chosen profession and building relationships with our clients. When she isn’t working, she enjoys live music and spending time at the river with her dog.

Front Desk

Brittany Spangler – Desk Manager / Receptionist

If you call Layers Hair Salon to make an appointment or to learn more about what we have to offer, you will likely speak with our front desk coordinator and customer service specialist, Brittany.

Brittany wears many hats at Layers and strives to always make every customer experience a memorable one.