Welcome to Merkai Studio, formerly New “U” Hair and Nails, Located in Virginia Beach. Merkai found its name thru an ambassador of the ocean, Local Mermaid and Salon Owner, Ashley Soltis . The salon is mermaid inspired and the hawaiian word "Kai" meaning "ocean" is the perfect remix for how it established the name. We're a team of talented and creative stylists, each with more than 10 years of experience with cutting, styling, color and extensions. We also offer nail services including manicures, pedicures, gel/acrylic, etc. If you're looking for a new style and only want the best, you've come to the right place. Our stylists and nail tech are available by appointment.
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🎄All I want for Christmas…🎁🥂🍾
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Some bullies had cut his hair and she didn’t know how to stop them… that’s why a beauty salon contacted her and gave her the best gift of all.❤️
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* Happy Thanksgiving to all the clients of the world!!!
WE CAN'T... NONE OF US...
can do what we love without you .... #LITERALLY 🙋♀️🙋♀️🥰 #behindthechair #btcbelieves
* THIS IS YOUR 8 DAY WARNING!!! ARE YOU EVEN READY??? 😱😱😱 https://behindthechair.com/articles/5-salon-business-tips-for-the-holiday-season/
🧐And prob trying to figure out who sings this song 🎶 🎵- @soyoureahairstylist
* TRANSITION TRADITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS TO DIMENSIONAL BALAYAGE 👇👇👇
* Anyone else feel attacked?
🖐10 THINGS EVERY HAIRDRESSER WANTS THEIR CLIENTS TO KNOW
“She just cuts hair.”
By : Maggs Elizabeth
She uses intense trigonometry to figure out the exact angle to cut your hair in order for it to lay correctly.
She uses scissors sharper than knives very closely to her hands and fingers with centimeters to spare moving them quicker than your eyes can follow.
She puts her body in odd positions to make sure she is level and can see each strand of hair she is moving, causing major damage to her body while she’s standing and bending for 12+ hours straight.
She buys pays to sharpen her shears and gets new shears yearly that cost anywhere between $50-$2,000 with no payback, just to make sure your hair isn’t damage from the tug of dullness.
“She just colors hair.”
She uses chemistry to create a special formula to work with your hair, that most likely won’t work with someone else’s.
She uses time that works against her, as two minutes too late will blow the cuticle in your hair and/ or fry it off.
She strategically places mixtures to blur lines and create a subtle blend and/or dimension.
She changes the combination for each client as mineral build up and pollution from water/environment/ products will react differently.
She changes the color of your hair without knowing exact genetics which play a huge part in reaction to chemicals.
She spends 3 hours moving her arms and bending her body into awkward positions to ensure perfection.
She copies an image from the internet that was a 12 hour session with 5 stylists working, by herself in 3 hours.
“She just plays with hair.”
She spends 50% of her work day using tools as hot as your oven.
She styles your hair exactly like that Pinterest picture that’s actually a wig.
She constantly breathes in fumes from hair products and she can’t tell you the last time she didn’t have a hair splinter.
She squeezes you in for a last minute style as she’s already been on her feet for 10 hours straight.
She has her arm above your head moving it back and fourth for an hour to blow dry it flat.
“She just does hair.”
She spends an hour doing a 4 year olds hair because she can’t sit still but it’s mommy’s wedding day. Mommy cries when she’s done because her daughter looks beautiful.
She spends 3 hours with a teenager who tells her every single person messes up their hair and she doubts this one will get it right. Suddenly brunette isn’t her color, she needs it back to blonde next week.
She colors a 35 year olds hair who has been using box color for 15 and didn’t tell her beforehand, so the chemicals reacted and caused it to smoke making this process 6 hours that could’ve been 2. She’s now being yelled at by her next client for running behind.
She wraps a 80 year olds hair in rollers for an hour to ensure she looks beautiful for her husbands funeral. Her daughter calls week later to thank you for making her mother feel beautiful.
She works when she’s sick because there is no calling off when you work with personal appointments.
She works when a family member is desperately ill in the hospital because her clients have gray showing and they have a meeting tomorrow.
She misses her best friends surprise birthday party because it’s prom day.
She works until 10pm because her clients hair reacted differently and nobody can figure out why.
She gets woken up by texts at 3am asking if she can get someone in the book soon.
She makes extremely close connections with her clients and spends all of her social energy on them.
She doesn’t get “vacation days” because people need her in order to feel beautiful.
She missed her child’s first soccer game because she was already scheduled two colors and cancelling would just be “silly.”
She doesn’t work 8-4 or 9-5, she works first client to last with no real promise if she can make it home for dinner tonight.
She also hasn’t eaten lunch the past three days because she’s had no time between clients.
She spends hours researching new techniques and finding educational classes to attend on her one day off.
Her life revolves around hair. Her brain constantly goes from math to science to social to psychology to client and back to math. She works hard physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically. Every day. With no breaks and definitely no silence.
But I must remind you, she’s just a hairstylist. She just does hair.”
I’m not sure who wrote this
Beyond truth right here
📷: Jessalyn Pugh Photography - Dayton, Ohio Storytelling Photographer
wltx.com Got red hair? November 5 is your day to celebrate. It's National Love Your Red Hair Day!
Before and after! On one of my fav’s! Stylist: @ashhh923 process: removal of existing extensions, full blonde foil, toning extensions, add 4 packs (100 strands) of @eurosocap_online #icyblondehair #beforeandafterhair #icyhair #eurosocap #seiseta #seisetahairextensions #seisetabyeurosocap #coldfusion #blondeshavemorefun #blonde #love #davines #wella #redken #blondor #ice @seiseta_hair_usa
Love curl set! 💕 #curlsrock #davines #holidayset
$20 deal! New hand scrub + Oi hand balm -personal fav’s! 🥰 #Davines #oi #holidayset
Box Deals are in! Get yours soon, While supplies last 💜💛💚 #davines #finally #holidays #seasonal @ Merkai Studio
Blondes have more fun 😉 #babylights #blonde #highlights #blondeshairmorefun #stylist #hairstyle #beforeandafter
Can I just say how much we love Brazilian Blowouts! Stylist: @ashhh923 #beforeandafter #brazilianblowout #hairstyle #love #blonde #nomorefrizz #frizzfree #frizzfreecurls #curls #smooth
Before and After ✨ Fall Vibes 🍂 #brunette #fallvibes #beforeandafter #salonlife #hairstyle #hairdresser #brownhair #babylights #brownhaircolor #haircolor #stylist
Just showing off at the oyster roast, I forgot to post. Great turn out! Can’t wait for the next one! #oysterroast #smallbusiness #capehenryrotary #ballyhoos #merkaistudio #salonlife
Purple pops for the perfect time of year 💜 🔮 Cold Fusion Extensions: 2 packs (1 dark 1 violet) for volume and color placement. I’m in love 🥰
#beforeandafter #eurosocap #extensions #fallhair #hairstyle #hairstyles #f4f #purple #halohair #coldfusion #curls #darkhair #longhair #hairextensions #keratin #fusion #salon #fall
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southsidedaily.com NORFOLK — Sam Parks has always been a hair braider, but didn’t realize the need for a salon dedicated to people with special needs and disabilities until she became her brother’s primary caregiver…
* The "without the bottle" challenge! Would you do? Or teach clients?? 😜🤪😳 #BTCQUICKIE looking to cred #withoutthebottlechallenge
* About last night into this morning 😜🤣😝
🤦🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ #anythingyouwant #clientsbelike #yes #mom
Si todos fuesen así.... Jajaja
Before and after! ☀️
#ombre #balayage #salon #blonde #brunette #merkai #hairstyle #curls
Check out our neighbors remodel! 😎
Thank you to all of our TEAM members who worked so hard during our renovation! Another big thank you to our great friends, supporters, clients and family members for their support during the last several months. We still have a lot of work to do! We will continue to work hard for you on a daily basis to improve our look, our service, cocktails and food! If you have not had the opportunity to stop in and check us out, please do so! We are working hard to provide you the best! Cant wait to see you! Call today and make a reservation for our NEW Sunday brunch!
Before and after, new client! One of our brides before her big day wanted to soften up the blonde! Love the transition. 🐚☀️ #Merkai #salon #balayage #babylights #babylightsandbalayage #blonde #beforeandafter
Trained Sarah to do my extensions! She did a fabulous job 😍 so proud! 22” Mermaid locks 🧜🏼♀️
* YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO TAKING HAIR PICS FOR INSTAGRAM 👉👉👉
Hilarious meme @samihairmagic
This dog loves having his hair done at the barbers 😍😅🐶
The Elephant’s Trunk: 1956 men’s hairstyle via British Pathe.
Welcome to Merkai Studio, Located in Virginia Beach! Merkai found its name thru an ambassador of the ocean, Local Mermaid and Salon Owner, Ashley Soltis . The salon is mermaid inspired and the hawaiian word "Kai" meaning "ocean" is the perfect remix for how it established the name. We're a team of talented and creative stylists, each with more than 10 years of experience with cutting, styling, color and extensions. We also offer nail services including manicures, pedicures, gel/acrylic, etc. If you're looking for a new style and only want the best, you've come to the right place. Our stylists, nail tech, and eyelash extension specialist are available by appointment.
|Tuesday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 12:00|
Relaxers, Hair cuts, Color, Highlights, Silk Wraps, Twist Sets, Up Do's, Permanent Waves, Facial Waxing
Professional style and care for your hair. In a relaxing atmosphere.
Providing classic barber services without the hassle of waiting.
ENROLL TODAY!!! We are an institution dedicated to the education of the art of barbering & Men's grooming industry. Learn from the best in Hampton Roads!
We can be found at "Holly Famous Barbershop" in Virginia Beach. Stop in if you are in town!
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