Located in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, labeled the 'new trendy area' by CNN, Noël New York Salon & Boutique caters to the needs and desires of the modern day woman by way of total beauty imagery and convenience. This upscale salon has modern design with an unexpected Manhattan feel for the NYC professional or socialite on the go. A fresh breath of air out of the hustle and bustle of NYC, the gold and grey decor and complimentary mimosas offer a luxurious experience at NNYS&B.
Team Noël New York
Master Stylist, Creative Director
Master Hairstylist Noël specializes in the art of total image enhancement by maximizing individual beauty, brilliance, and style. Noël’s mission is to encourage self-confidence and self-appreciation starting with hair.
Known industry wide for Alicia Keys’ transformation from her signature braids to a more chic style; Noël has created key looks for Ciara, and has worked with numerous actors including Nia Long, Nicole Beharie, Phylicia Rashad, Ruby Dee, and Yara Shahidi, to name a few. Noël’s styling can be seen in numerous publications and online. Vanity Fair, Essence, Lucky, Vogue, and Glamour are just a few publications in which you can see her work in company with the industry’s leading photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Warwick Saint, Diego Uchitel, and Kwaku Alston. Noël’s creative influence can be seen across multiple media platforms, including television via ABC’s hit show Extreme Makeover, The Couch, What’s Happening Live, and BET’s Black Girls Rock, in addition to red carpet styling for numerous award shows.
As a Hair Extension Expert, in February of 2010, Noël launched a clip-in hair extension line, Noël New York Clip-in’s; her mission, to give every woman access to one of the industry’s hottest styling secrets. Allowing her clients to have the same freedom and ability to add length and highlights without the commitment, as she had done for many of her celebrity and editorial clientele inspiring looks for Gabrielle Union, Gabby Douglas and Nicole Beharie. In September 2011, Noël opened her first salon bearing the brand's name located in trendy Brooklyn, New York. Noël New York Salon and Boutique offers full salon and concierge services. In September 2014, Noël launched the flagship location for Noël New York Salon and Boutique, also located in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.
Working professionally for more than fifteen years, Noël has aggressively built a signature brand with a discerning ear and the innate ability to forecast the trends. With an emphasis on healthy hair and education, she teaches each of her clients individualized hair care techniques. Her experience includes styling in some of New York’s top salons such as Warren Tricomi, Kevin Mancuso, and John Barrett Salon located inside the legendary Bergdorf Goodman.
Whether she’s working with a celebrity, on a television set or at the salon, Noël encourages every client to unleash the superstar within. “When they leave my chair, they’re already standing taller,” she states. Noël believes that maintaining an honorable relationship delivers results and empowers everyone.
Cera (pronounced "Sarah")
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cera has been surrounded by an extravagant theatrical environment all her life. From vibrant billboards, colorful circus shows, and gorgeous casino architecture, Cera had plenty of fuel for an already energetic imagination. She took her first trip to a salon at age 7. Her uncle owned a salon in Henderson, Nevada called Liquid: The Salon; it was a huge one story building with lots of open space and about 15 stylists. From the color, cuts, and elegant styles, Cera couldn't get enough; she went back to the salon frequently, learning everything she could from her uncle. By the time she was in high school she was buying her own shears, bottles of Manic Panic, and buckets of bleach for her own at-home experiments. When the opportunity arose for her to move to New York, she was on a plane within a week. She immediately enrolled in Empire Beauty School in Manhattan. In September 2012, Cera had the opportunity to work with Noël Reid-Killings from Noël New York Salon & Boutique on a fashion show for Fashion Week. Cera continues to train under Noël, and has been working at Noël New York Salon & Boutique for four years. She's had the pleasure of working on photoshoots for companies such as Essence Magazine, Motions Hair Care, Dr. Miracle's Hair Care, and Absolut Vodka. She also has worked with the competitor of The Voice: France and newly upcoming singer, Diana Espir.
Who We Are
The inception of NNY began in 2009 with the goal of bringing the celebrity experience to professional women.
Noël Reid-Killings, Creative Director and Master Stylist, has developed a strong clientele amongst professional and affluent women over the past 10 years. She has also worked as a session hairstylist in all aspects of the beauty industry, and with celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Ciara, Phylicia Rashad, and Yara Shahidi. With an innate ability to forecast trends and an impeccable ability to execute styles, Noël embodies the goal of making every client feel like a celebrity.
Deborah Boardley, Vice President of Noël New York, has worked in the photography industry for over 15 years and is the visual eye of Noël New York. DebB, as she is affectionately called by her colleagues, has served as the Deputy Photo Editor for In Touch Weekly, and has produced powerful covers with influencers such as Beyonce and Michelle Obama for Essence Magazine, Vibe Vixen, and Heart & Soul.
Ashley McFarlin-Buie serves on the board of Noël New York and acts as management advisor. Owner of Bird's Eye Entertainment, Inc., a successful talent management and production company, Ashley has served as Executive Producer for major television networks and brings her expertise to Noël New York in connection with staffing and budgeting.