About Us

Our Story

Salon Debonaire was founded in 1990 by owner Deborah Lee from New York.  Since then, the salon has assembled an amazing staff that has been together for over 15 years.  In 2010 Salon Debonaire was completely renovated.  Deborah’s design idea was to create comfort with sleek lines and hints of nature.  The salon is currently nominated for the 2010 Salon of the Year Award.

Our Philosophy

At Salon Debonaire, we believe that from the moment you enter our doors, you should feel as if you have been coming here for years.  We will listen to your concerns and come up with the best look for you.   We use the most up-to-date techniques and are often the first to bring them to Richmond.  This includes Extensions, Pop-in hair pieces, Straighteners, Organic Color and X-fusion products as well as the latest in color and cutting techniques.  Our goal is to always find the newest way to make sure you look your best.  We are grateful for the many loyal clients we have and strive to always make everyone look fabulous …. one client at a time.

Our Stylists

Deborah

Deborah – Owner/Stylist

Deborah moved to Richmond from New York and opened Salon Debonaire in 1990.  Keeping ahead of the latest trends and continuing her education are most important to her.  She has extensive training in all areas of hair.  Deborah has been doing extensions for over eight years and was the first to bring Japanese Straightening to Richmond.  She has recently introduced Keratin Straightening, X-fusion ( a way to make thinning hair on top look thicker for men and women ) and organic color to our clients.  She specializes in everything the industry has to offer including highlights, lowlights, color, color correction, up-dos, cutting and her special techniques in cutting curly hair.  Her personality is always up beat and she loves all kinds of people.

Heather

Heather

Heather is an experienced stylist with a passion for creating new, trendy, and modern looks for each client.  From cuts and color to up-dos, highlights and even Japanese and Brazilian straightening processes, Heather has continued to educate herself throughout her career and keeps up-to-date with the latest trends in cosmetology.  Her main goals are to make sure that every client gets the look they desire while in her chair and that they also get the education they’ll need to continue salon quality hair at home.

Dean

Dean

Dean moved to Richmond in 1990 from Staunton Virginia, and has been in the hair industry for over 27 years.  He specializes in color, color correction, lowlights and highlights, precision hair cuts, styling, and perming.  He’s passionate about his work and enjoys  helping his clients enhance or change their look with his up-to-date techniques.  A big talker he may not be, but he is an excellent listener and has a great sense of humor.  Dean also enjoys gardening, animals and watching t.v.

Anh Dai

Anh Dai

Anh Dai is an accomplished hair stylist and has been in the business for over 22 years.  She’s been with Salon Debonaire since 1994.  She is experienced with hair color, highlights and precision hair cuts and most of her clients come as a family.  Her main goal is to have the client look and feel great both in and out of her chair.

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly is a fun conversationalist and an intense listener with an eye for trend-setting styles.  During her almost 17 years at Salon Debonaire, her patience, gentle demeanor and excellent listening skills have helped her become an amazing artist.  Kelly enjoys seeing new clients and people interested in trying new and exciting hair trends.  She enjoys continuing her education in any way that is available, including hair shows and classes.

Cynthia

Cynthia

Cynthia is a Korean native and has been a stylist for over 35 years.  She has been with Salon Debonaire for more than 10 years.  Most of her clients come weekly and have followed her for more then 20 years.  Her specialties are short, thin, blow-out styles but she still manages to continue her education on the newest styles and trends by attending classes and hair shows.   In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.