owner / master stylist
With his own unique and personal style, he has given many people a new outlook on what it means to be a hair-stylist. Jeph can take a vision and bring it to life by capturing the beauty of each individual he works with. Most importantly, it is a job that encompasses staying true to yourself as well as your clients.
With 18+ years of experience in hair styling and design, Jeph has traveled the globe training with and learning from some of the world's finest hair designers such as Bob Racine, Philip Willson, Angelo Labriollo and Paul Yacomine.
Throughout 2007-2008 Jeph worked closely with Kemon as the National Head Coach and North American Creative Director. He spent two years between Europe and North America where he developed new and innovative ideas and techniques that have become a staple in his arsenal of talent.
Jeph takes pride in his work. He knows that BLACK will be a salon where there will be a devotion to total customer care. His entrepreneurial spirit and passion for this business have now allowed his dream to finally become his reality.
Jeph is not your average hair-dresser. Aside from his Dreadlocks and tattoos, he has a bachelor’s degree in plastics engineering technology and takes pride in building custom motorcycles.
Being a hair-stylist gives him the opportunity to express his imagination and creativity. Being an engineer, allows him to do this with extreme precision.
industry awards won
2017 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2016 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2015 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2014 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2013 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2012 Best Stylist Metro Times Magazine
2011 Best Stylist Real Detroit Magazine
2010 Best Stylist Real Detroit Magazine
2010 Nation Top Stylist Allure Magazine
2009 Best Stylist Real Detroit Magazine
2008 Tiffany Awards 1st Place Avant Garde Trophy Winner
2008 Tiffany Awards Women's Editorial Trophy Finalist
2007 Tiffany Awards Avant Garde Finalist
2007 Tiffany Awards Color Finalist
2007 Tiffany Awards Women's Editorial Trophy Finalist
2006 Tiffany Awards Michigan Hairdresser of the Year Runner-Up
2006 Tiffany Awards Women's Editorial Trophy Winner
2005 Tiffany Awards Women's Editorial Trophy Winner