As owner and founder of SALON DUMBO, David Jones-Munoz has over 25 years of experience in the Fashion and Beauty industries. Named by American Salon Magazine as 5, The New Breed, “David Lyle Jones-Munoz, a former paralegal whose law firm put him through beauty school when he wanted a career change, Jones is something of a renaissance man. Besides having an unstintingly positive attitude he is not afraid of change. After a 48-hour visit to New York City, Jones-Munoz returned to his San Francisco home, sold his two salons and moved to Manhattan to pursue new dimensions in his career.”
Over the past 20 years, David has worked with some of the best in the business from the beauty manufacturing side: Trevor Sorbie Intl., Conair, and Matrix as International Team Member, Artistic Director and Product Development Liaison, to the fashion and advertising side: Wilhelmina and Karen's modeling agencies, to doing and working with celebrities, models, and designers: Carolina Herrera, Elaine Page, Gale Harold of Queer as Folk, Sonia Braga, Tyra Banks, Ricky Lake, Rita Moreno, the late Helen Gurley Brown, to Princess Sarah bint Bandar bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and multiple fashion and corporate companies have relied on his fashion expertise to improve their brands.
At SALON DUMBO, David and his team specializes in all types of hair. Nothing takes them by surprise. “Hair is my passion, making people feel good about how they look, is the best I can do, at the end of the day.“ Haircutting, styling, specialized Balayage color techniques, hairdressing up-styles and retexturizers are all parts of their repertoire. David is an “unpretentious individual who gave me one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. He talked to me about my hair, asked me about my expectations and truly listened to my concerns and truly made me feel comfortable. I have had a great many opportunities to have my hair done around the world and this stylist was up there with some of the best.”
Now, as owner of SALON DUMBO, David is able to bring his team to serve the DUMBO neighborhood and their fashion savvy clients with exceptional hair care. We welcome you to experience our total Comfort Zone and all we have to offer at SALON DUMBO.
Our specialist in Color, and Master Hairdresser, Eileen has been in the beauty industry for 25 years. Her amazing hairdressing skills, blowouts, highlights and color corrections rival the best in the business. Over the years, she has observed the many changes in the industry and kept up with the current trends while acknowledging that her style is based in strong classic techniques and style. And in her experience, classic never goes out of style. As one of our busiest stylists Eileen is always ready to try new things and engage with the clients in making them look the very best they can.
“I started beauty school two days after I graduated high school. I didn't really want to go to college, at the time, so that's what I did. I completed beauty school in 6.5 months”. Eileen started working immediately and never turned back. Her experience is based in some of the busiest salons in Manhattan-Midtown, West Village and Queens. “At some point in my busy schedule, I managed to have a kid (who is now 13), and complete a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, but my heart was with doing hair. It gives me such happiness to make someone feel beautiful who doesn’t, to make someone smile who can’t and to make all of my clients feel loved and important because that’s how my clients make me feel... loved and important. I would never change a thing.”
A Master Colorist for over 10 years, Rebeka has been making breathtaking highlights and color comparable to none. Her unique style of highlighting and color is what makes her stand out. As a colorist and stylist she brings dimension to SALON DUMBO.
“I always knew I wanted to do hair since I was 6 years old and I was coloring my grandmother’s white hair with crayons and cutting her hair with my plastic pink scissors. I was barely out of high school When my family moved to the USA from Albania. As hard as that was, first thing that came in my mind was finally going to Beauty school and making my dream come true.”
Her first job she had after finishing Beauty school was with one of the premier salons in NYC Elizabeth Arden salon and spa, which gave her the most intensive training available. “After being an assistant for less than two years and having some of the best colorists teach me, I finally got my title as a Colorist at the age of 20.”
Saks salon and Spa was her next step in her career, which she took by storm. After working in the corporate salons for some time she decided to move to a smaller independent hair salon. She moved to DUMBO IN 2010. “I absolutely loved the neighborhood and our clients. The best day for me is when I see a client walk out happy and thats what gives me the confidence for what I do best.”
Rebeka’s attention to detail is what makes her stand out. Her goal is to make your hair the very best it can be. Nothing is out of her reach, color, cutting, and retexturing are all part of her repertoire.
Keith made his way to us from Ireland, with a decade of experience behind the chair in Europe and his current three years in New York, he has found his own way of mixing cutting edge European techniques with current trends to create everything from hand painted highlights to natural balayage to vibrant eye catching colors. Having previously been a color educator there is not much he doesn't know about color, and how to solve any problems you may be having.
Also talented in haircuts & blowouts, Keith’s his styling skills would make anybody envious, which led him to doing runway shows for big designers in both NYC & L.A. Some of his hairstyles made their way to Vogue. His bridal hair has a habit of showing up in magazines too. Keith fills up fast so get on his books today while he still has space!
You’re going to fall in love with your look again after you see Brenna. She comes to SALON DUMBO with over 14 years of experience in both Florida and North Carolina. As a career stylist, she’s dedicated to perfecting her craft and is always updating her skills by attending hair shows and classes. She believes in keeping her skill set diverse, having been certified in both Hair Extensions and Keratin treatments. Brenna’s favorite part about her job is being able to bring new, updated options to her clients. That’s why it’s no surprise that her specialty is in color and color correction services. Her passion for unique color allows her to build trust with her clients. “It can be so frustrating to find the right stylist. I believe in really listening to what someone wants to give them exactly what they are looking for. Having the unique ability to create and translate, art, fashion, trends and design into usable salon techniques is why I love my career.”
When she’s not making someone’s day at SALON DUMBO, Brenna loves spending her free time with her family and her Yorkie, Cricket.
Chad Taber is a veteran in the salon industry who has spent over a decade working as a highly requested contract artist and certified colorist. He also enjoys working back stage at New York Fashion Week and collaborating with other creatives. Chad brings a fresh perspective to the Brooklyn hair scene, inspired by fluid color, geometric shapes and a lived-in aesthetic that blends effortless styling with a rich, personalized color story.