• Philippe Licausi
    Hair Stylist

    A salon truly couldn’t be a salon without resident French hair stylists. Urban Retreat has most salons beat- they have TWO! I sat down to interview this fabulous French duo (Phillippe and Christophe) that’s been with Urban Retreat for 2 years and felt like I should have been having a glass of champagne! They’re just…
  • Christophe Marais
    Hair Stylist

    Christophe Marais, originally from France, came to Urban Retreat after studying under celebrity stylist José Eber and has only been in the United States for 7 years. He’s been with Urban Retreat for 2 years and prides himself on treating his customers like royalty. Speaking of royalty, Christophe was employed by the King of Morocco…
  • Michael Kemper
    Hair Stylist

    Known for renowned style and instinct, Michael Kemper is one of The most acclaimed hairstylists in Houston. Over the years Kemper has been a major influence in style trends at both national and international shows.
  • Mary McCanna
    Hair Stylist

    Every time I’ve run into Mary McCanna at Urban Retreat, she’s been running around feverishly taking care of her clients. Finishing highlights on one client just in time to walk another back to the shampoo bowl before leaving to explain product benefits to another. Definitely a multi-tasker that focuses on her customers needs while ensuring each feel…
  • Kevin Battiste
    Hair Stylist

    Kevin Batiste is from New Orleans, LA and has been at Urban Retreat since he moved to Houston 5 years ago. As a Louisiana native and a fellow socializer myself, we quickly bonded. Kevin told me he first attended Tulane University in New Orleans before he decided to become a hair stylist and has now…
  • Lawrence Kibodeaux
    Hair Stylist

    A veteran in the hair industry for over sixteen years, Lawrence is passionate about his clientele and the smile on their face once they see the look that he has created for them. As a movie buff of the 40′s & 50′s, Lawrence was inspired to become a hair stylist because he loved the sleek…
  • Melanie Eckert
    Hair Stylist

    With a love and passion for art, Melanie discovered hair styling as an extension of art. With a great eye for color, she is an expert in hair coloring, and is certified by the American Board of Certified Hair-colorist. Melanie feels that hair is an important part of a persons identity, and takes great pride…
  • Dynzle Kellebrew
    Hair Stylist

    Dynzle started pursuing his passion in beauty over 15years ago,working in a costume shop managing the make- up and hair department.  Having a sharp eye and desire to transfer the elegance of “the theater” and the energy of “the stage” to everyday life, he quickly sout out and surrounded himself with individuals that were leaders…
  • Konstantine
    Hair Stylist

    I was looking forward to interviewing stylist Konstantine as I’d run into him a few times in the salon but he always seemed quiet and to himself. Of course, like many women, I’m easily intrigued by a mysterious man so I was ready to jump in! I met with him while he waited patiently for his scheduled…
  • Christopher Oliver
    Hair Stylist

    Since 1986 Christopher has been doing what he does best, styling hair. Michael Kemper inspired Christopher to become a stylist and mentored him, and Christopher has been part of the Kemper Team ever-since. He is known for his exceptional technique in styling curly hair, as well as his finishing work. The icing on the cake…
  • Barri Solo
    Hair Stylist

    With more than 20 years at the Michael Kemper Salon, Barri brings a wealth of experience from working with the best hairstylists in the industry. He known for creating illustrious highlights from natural to bold and for the fastest weave in town, not to mention his precision cuts and fabulous blowdry’s. Barri has been a…
  • Pam Trask
    Hair Stylist

    A 44 year veteran in the hair industry, has made Pam one of Michael Kemper’s top stylist,for the past 27 years. Pam’ specialties are color, corrective color, precision cutting, and the Brazilian Keratin treatment. With color being one of her specialties, she is passionate about learning, teaching, and executing the latest color techniques. Pam traveled…
  • Michael Welker
    Hair Stylist

    With over 35 years in the hairstyling industry, Michael is the hair cutting phenomenon at the Michael Kemper salon. It is his precision cutting, fabulous blow-dry’s, and permanent waves that have allowed him to build a loyal following over the years. Michael has traveled many miles to participate at as a platform artist, at hair…
  • Lindsey White
    Hair Stylist

    Lindsey White received her cosmetologist license in Oklahoma and moved to Houston a year ago where she begin working for Urban Retreat as an apprentice. Think “The Apprentice” with The Donald….without The Donald. She has been a stylist for 2 years but all new stylists must first serve as an assistant in some capacity when beginning…
  • Reese Adams
    Hair Stylist

    For more than nine years in the hair styling industry, Reesie has developed an innate ability to customize cuts and color for each of her clients. Her love for hair began as a child, when she would experiment styling hair on friends and family. Doing this, she learned that she could be around people and…
  • Florence Meehleder
    Hair Stylist

    Florence has been a hair stylist for over 35 years, and has been a part of the Michael Kemper team for most of her career. Florence grew up in a house with 15 people and said it just seemed to be a natural fit to become a hair stylist, since she was always helping her…