Jackie Byars | Owner
Jackie Lell Byars began her career as a stylist, colorist and make–up artist in 1988 and has been a salon owner / operator for more than 21 years. Jackie delights her clientele everyday with her instinctive sense of style and commitment to perfection. Her impressive roster of regular clients is a testament to her skill in making long–lasting connections and delivering outstanding customer service. From the boardroom to the ballroom, Jackie has been making men and women of Houston look and feel their very best – every day and for every occasion. Her work has been featured in Houston Brides Magazine, Paper City and Houston Magazine's "Best in Style" issue.
Jackie is a Houston–area native and opened the doors of her first salon in 1991. She took ownership of the original Hairitage Salon and managed the renovation and relocation of the River Oaks institution to its current home at 2801 Bammel Lane.
Jackie loves the loyalty of her longtime clients, friends and extended family and enjoys making them look and feel fabulous!
Martin Ibarra | Stylist, Makeup Artist
Martin has been with the Hairitage family for Four years now, bringing 10 years of experience as a cosmetologist. Born in Argentina, he has always been interested in the hair and fashion industry. As an educator for Kevin Murphy Martin has worked with Kevin Murphy and his products, developing a passion for creating unique, one-of-a-kind hairstyles.
Martin specializes in color, styling, and Avant-Garde makeup. He is constantly seeking out the newest trends through education, making sure his clients are up-to-date and looking their best.
Meagan Kuharski | Stylist
Meagan started her hair styling career in a small town south of Houston, and with 1/4 of the population. Growing up in a town of this size gave her the customer service experience she needed to treat each and every client as if she had known them for years. It also gave her the desire to pursue a more challenging angle of hair styling and to broaden her aspirations. She stumbled onto our doorstep after relentlessly searching for a salon in Houston that provided the family aspect she was accustomed to, but also a salon that shared her passion for education and the desire to improve and change. She brings with her over eight years of experience, and a wealth of brand and product knowledge. She specializes in men's haircuts, and balayage. She loves to explore new trends, not only with hair, but also with fashion, which shows in every outfit she wears. As one of her clients puts it, "I just never know what Meagan I'm going to get when I show up, she's always wearing something new and different!"
Meagan has now been with us over two years, and her energetic attitude never ceases to light up the salon.
Sarah Cannon Bocock | Stylist
Sarah Cannon Bocock has been working at Hairitage Salon for almost two years now, and she loves it! Great atmosphere and great people. She has been doing hair since 2007. Sarah was originally born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but Houston, Tx is her new home now. She got most of her training by apprenticing under Jason Keller and Alex Dugas. They took her under their wings and she learned everything traveling, doing photo shoots and hair shows with them, while working on her clientele at the same time. There's years later she was picked up by L'anza Healing Haircare as their Brand Manager, Educator and Education Development specialist. Four years later she decided her passion was doing HAIR! That's when she started working for Hairtage salon in 2014 and focusing on her new clientele here in Houston, TX. Her expertise is HEALING the hair along with cutting, color and styling. "Because healing is the foundation for beautiful hair."
Pamela Boolman | Stylist
With over 30 years of in–salon experience, Pamela brings a wealth of experience to Hairitage. She is a former educator for professional hair product manufacturers, and has also helped develop numerous Hair Color lines. Published in numerous professional Hair Magazines, Pamela is one of the most sought–after colorists in the River Oaks area, not only for her knowledge and talent but for her ability to provide excellent customer service.
Reg Brand | Stylist
Reg received his early training in cutting and styling from Vidal Sassoon, hair industry icons John and Suzanne Chadwick, and Houston's own Grant Pebworth. After starting his career at Saks Fifth Avenue, he moved to upscale private salons where he focused on customizing cuts and color for each clients unique desire. Though he regularly attends workshops and seminars to upgrade his skills with the outside of the head, he considers his strong suit getting inside the mind of a client to help them pinpoint the perfect look for now.
Gabrielle Hodge | Stylist
For Gabrielle it's not just beauty work, it's family tradition. Her family has been improving lives through the power of self-confidence for three generations. Proudly carrying on the legacy of her mother and grandfather, Gabrielle provides hair, makeup and organic body hueing services for Hairitage Salon and Throwing Copper. She believes everybody deserves to feel at home in their own skin, and loves the process of helping others discover and embrace their own beauty. Gabrielle is an artist, using the mediums of skin and hair to create masterpieces. Her dedication and passion are evident in the work that she does. From providing selfie-worthy haircuts to unleashing your skin's inner sunshine, Gabrielle wants to make you feel beautiful.
Eric Garza | Stylist
A Native Texan and local transplant, it wasn't long before Eric decided to plant his roots in Houston. Having worked at two successfully established Salons in Houston as a lead supporting staff member. It was only a matter of time before Eric realized what his true calling was in the industry. After trying his hand in the Corporate Avenues Houston has to offer. His future was solidified the moment he joined the Hairitage Family. With Many Thanks to Owner/Stylist Jackie Byars, it is to her credit that she single handedly assisted Eric in becoming the creative artistic stylist that he is today. Eric is already on his way to making a name for himself. With two years under his belt as a stylist. Eric credits his ambition and drive to be an even more successful stylist to that of his mentors (Jackie Byars, Victoria Souder, Carlos J Franco, Meagan M Kuharski and Sarah H Cannon). His strong work ethic and dedication for enhancing his skillset has proved worthy of his ever-growing clientele. With certifications in HotHeads Hair Extensions, Brazilian Blow Out, Keratin Complex Smoothing Systems and training under the Professional Creative Artistic Direction of Phillip Wilson for Color Proof and L'OREAL Professionals very own National Platform Artists Drew Schaefering and Ryanne Koby there is absolutely no end in sight of his ongoing education and seeking out the latest and greatest cutting techniques that are suitable for his clients needs.