Our Team

Union is proud to be home to a skilled and well-versed team of stylists; we are an open workspace that allows stylists to be themselves. As part of Union’s collaborative team, all are encouraged to express their creative voice and share their talents, with clients and with one another.

 
 
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Kara Pezzimenti

Owner / Master Stylist / Colorist

Hairdressing is my longtime happy place. I love the hands on nature of my work and the interaction with each individual. I am deeply dedicated to the collaborative process, with my clients and the Union team alike. For me, greatness happens in togetherness. Being a part of an industry that is constantly evolving is a gift... twenty years in and I remain grateful to feel challenged, and to be learning still, every day.

Suitability, balance and proportion are the most important factors in creating gorgeous, effortless hair. My style is current with a tendency towards the classics. I love soft, pretty and perfectly disheveled hair.  

Make an appointment with Kara!

 
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Alexis Nance

Master Stylist / Colorist / Smoothing Treatment Specialist

Why do I do hair? I love my clients and I love the connection I have with each one. People say getting their hair done is therapeutic...this goes both ways.  It is an unbelievable feeling to be part of an industry where I can work to help others feel good about themselves and continually gain new knowledge at the same time. I have always wanted to do hair and I am fortunate that I have the talent and the freedom to express myself in this manner.

Why Union: It is great to work somewhere that truly inspires my creativity, both individually, and in collaboration with all of the stylists at the salon. While we have so much fun in such a cool and playful environment, it is also very rewarding to see the flawless results, as well as experience the ongoing loyalty to Union by our dedicated clients.  

Make an appointment with ALEXIS!

 
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Yumi Chalmers

Master Stylist / Colorist / Threading Specialist

The ultimate goal of hairdressing for me is to be a day-maker for every person who sits in my chair. When it comes to my work, I believe care and attentiveness best fuel my creative vision. When I blend that together with intentional hands, it gives me an opportunity to execute the right and desired look for each guest. Years of experience with a multitude of hair types has left me well rounded, well versed, and always eager to learn and perfect something new. My specialty is my attention to detail in every service from cut and color to eyebrow threading.


Why Union: I love working at Union because of the positive and supportive energy that is generated amongst everyone on the Union team. I am happy to be able to share in this energy myself, and then share it with my clients.  

Make an appointment
with Yumi!

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Natalie Baker

Master Stylist / Colorist / Balayage & Vivid Color Specialist

I first discovered my passion for styling hair at the age of 16 in Long Island, NY where I studied and worked on what has now become my craft. I was excited by the fact that I could build my career anywhere, and have since continued to hone my skills in Denver, CO, Venice Beach, CA and now in Durham, NC.  I love the positive vibes and the creative energy that Durham fosters and I am happy to now make it my home.

Over the years I have had an awesome experience learning and growing, and taking my career to the next level.  I have an expansive understanding of haircolor, style and trends in the industry, which yields exceptional looks for my clients. I believe that my positive energy and authentic excitement for hair will leave you feeling not only beautiful, but will bring a splash of joy into your world!

Why Union: Union is a beautiful space filled with positive energy. Our team is the ‘dream team’ filled with creativity and built on teamwork.    

Make an appointment
with Natalie!

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Raina Langley

Salon Coordinator / Product Facilitator

Why Union: Union is laughter every day with a strong and supportive group of women. I admire the love that the stylists share to make each and every client feel as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. The look a client gets when they feel amazing and it shines through on their face is always a favorite part of my workday.