With over 20 years experience, native Annapolitan and co-owner Matt Hudson graduated from the prestigious Graham Webb International Academy of Hair. He has since stayed up-to-date with current trends and techniques by attending classes with renowned experts from L’Oreal and Bumble & Bumble, among others. Matt’s commitment to providing superior customer service and his devotion to helping his clients look their best has earned him a loyal following among clients who desire classic style and timeless sophistication.
Parisian-born stylist Luc Fouquet earned over 20 years of experience working in prestigious salons in Los Angeles, Paris, Saint Tropez and Washington, D.C. before opening Hudson & Fouquet in 2004. Luc is known for his skill in creating cutting-edge styles that grow out well, which has earned him a following among clients who want fresh and edgy looks that are also effortlessly manageable outside of the salon. With an intuitive eye for natural beauty, one of Luc’s greatest skills is drawing out and amplifying the inner-style and beauty of his clients, creating unique and trendsetting styles that stand out among a crowd.
Our Salon Director, Steve Metzdorf, specializes in customizing new cuts for women and has a passion for men’s modern barbering while providing easy-to-follow advice to keep styles perfect and polished. Inspired by the ever-changing fashion world, Steve brings over 25 years of experience to H&F. He graduated from Florida’s Roffler Academy, is an educator for Kevin Murphy and has continued his education alongside beauty industry leaders at L’Oreal, Redken and Bumble & Bumble.
Julianne Amigo has been in the industry for over eight exciting years. After apprenticing for two years at a color specialty salon, her passion and expertise is with color, including highlighting, rich and glossy colors, creative color, as well as corrective color. Julianne specializes in long hair cutting, styling and occasion styling such as updos, half up styles, curling iron styling and brush set blowouts.
She is also certified in Euro SoCap Hair Extensions and Babe Hair Extensions, allowing her to create a customized instant hair makeover for her clients who are wanting to achieve fuller and or longer hair. She is trained in Keratin Smoothing & Express Blowout Treatment and The Brazillian Blowout which gives her clients a non chemical, frizz free, more manageable hair. Her style is eclectic and fresh, and she is always aware of the latest and greatest in the fashion world. She is ever-aspiring to use her talents and knowledge to achieve her clients’ visions.
Robert Carlquist, a graduate of the Graham Webb International Academy of Hair, has over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. He has continued his education with the Redken Exchange in New York City and has attended classes with experts from Schwarzkopf and L’Oreal. For Robert, inspiration in hair color comes from his surroundings, whether in nature or the pages of a high fashion magazine. He prides himself on his use of highlights and color to make a haircut pop and believes the two go hand-in-hand to create the perfect hairstyle.
Nicole Cianni has been cutting and coloring hair since 2003 and specializes in working with clients who want to grow out shorter styles so they can achieve long, healthy, and beautiful hair. An innovative colorist and skilled in a number of techniques, Nicole is known for creating natural, dimensional highlights, which has made her a favorite among clients who want the type of fresh and subtle look that say, “your hair, only better.” The Pennsylvania native has honed her talents through experience with the renowned salon, America Hairlines, and through continued, private trainings with well-known experts from Aveda, Wella, Goldwell, and L’Oreal.
A graduate of Towson University and The Fila Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, Liza Deitz brings 13 years of experience to the Hudson & Fouquet family. She is especially skilled at color and corrective work. She enjoys the instant gratification of a hair makeover. Always considering skin tone and face shape, Liza loves to see that smile in the mirror when her clients see the end result. Liza provides individualized styling tips to her clients and remains on the cutting edge of the industry via continued education and product review. She also has expertise in extension work and especially enjoys the enhancement that service can bring.
Jessica Era is known for her fine-tuned, soft and gentle touch. An expert with the blow dryer, she loves to demonstrate how to maximize lift and volume through correct use of the tool. She enjoys cutting, up-dos, balayage, highlighting and color. She is knowledgeable of products and can make recommendations based on individual client needs. Hudson & Fouquet is pleased to have Jessica as a valuable part of the team.
More than just a hairstylist, Noah Erbe is also an educator. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of cutting techniques and styling with his clients, so they can achieve the same great look when they style their hair at home. Noah has worked in the industry for 19 years and is a graduate of the 1994 International Beauty School. He is certified in color and cutting techniques for both men and women. He enjoys cutting, as it can produce the most updated enhancement for his clients, and specializes in encouraging a “natural” look. While Noah enjoys women’s haircutting, he has a new found passion for men’s modern barbering.
Virginia Fingland brings over 8 years of experience to the Hudson & Fouquet team. She is particularly passionate about color, whether it’s a natural highlight or an intense red. Her favorite color techniques are ombre & balayage. Virginia has multiple specialties including updos and special occasion styling, great brush set blowouts on long hair, and ethnic hair. She is most known for long lasting, exquisite blow outs. Virginia has continued her education through Color & Cutting Trends Class, Keratin Complex Straightening Treatment, and fashion shows in the D.C. area.
The client’s personality, style and attitude serve as inspiration for Brittany Foster when designing hair. She enjoys creating with color the most and specializes in color correction, dimensional color, balayage and ombre. Brittany works well with varying hair texture and has expertise in Keratin treatments. Brittany values individual style and channels her fashion-forward brand of creativity into looks that work for everyday hair. A graduate of Aveda Institute Orlando, Brittany is training to become a technical advisor for the Schwarzkopf Color Team and a network educator for Bumble and Bumble.
Andrea Glenn is one of the few hairstylist in the Annapolis area who has earned the designation of the American Board of Certified Haircolorist. Her vision for her clients is natural looking highlights and color placement for a soft, youthful and current look. By studying in New York with Lorraine Massey, author of Curly Girl the Handbook, Andrea has also expanded her expertise in cutting and caring for curly hair. She attended the University of Alabama and later received her professional education from the Graham Webb Academy.
Tina Hewitt brings 25 years of salon experience to the Hudson & Fouquet team. She is a color specialist and is known for her ability to customize her work to complement her clients’ features. Tina provides color services including highlights and is especially skilled at balayage. She maintains the integrity of the hair using customized in-salon treatments, leaving her clients’ hair healthy and beautiful.
A native New Yorker, Fern Hill has mastered both cut and color during her many years of experience. She finds inspiration in NYC Museums, fashion shows and magazines. She uses that inspiration to create her on-trend styles while also providing styling recommendations to her clients. Fern has been featured in Engaged! The Wedding Look Book, Annapolis Lifestyle Magazine, Annapolis Capital Style Magazine and Bumble & Bumble’s International Beauty Show.
Known as the Portuguese girl with the flair for creating beautiful blowouts, Maria Neves, who does indeed hail from Portugal, has been working hair, especially curly hair, for 21 years. In addition to blowouts, Maria specializes in all kinds of hair extensions. She likes the diversity of combining color, cut, and style because it makes her feel good when a guest leaves her chair feeling gorgeous.
ANN MARIE SOPCHICK
Ann Marie Sopchick has been involved in the hair and beauty industry for over 25 years and has worked in some of the most respected salons in the country. While she is licensed in several states, Hudson & Fouquet is proud to have her call Annapolis home. Ann Marie excels in natural looking color and highlights using her keen sense of color, texture and shade. She is also gifted in understanding and working with challenged hair. She provides education for her clients and is able to prescribe products and remedies for hair damage as well as hair loss due to to health challenges. She continues to enhance her extensive knowledge and maintains her Manager/Senior Cosmetology license here in Maryland.
The connection between health, self-confidence and beauty is strong and it is this connection that drives and inspires Jennifer in her hair design. She understands that beauty begins on the inside and she loves developing that inner beauty and bringing it to outward expression through a variety of styles both modern and classic. She considers a good hair cut to be the foundation and then adds coloring techniques to continue and enhance the expression. Jennifer’s journey in the industry began in 1999 at Christine Valmey in Pinebrook, NJ and she is happy to bring her expertise and creative ideas to Annapolis and Hudson & Fouquet.
As a blonde who loves being a blonde, Lisa understands both the beauty and challenge of blonde shades. She is inspired by the seasons and like to see color change and adapt, always keeping her clients looking their best any time of year. Lisa also enjoys applying her skill to men’s cuts and color. A graduate of Graham Webb with previous experience in Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria, Lisa is loving being a part of the Hudson Fouquet team where stylists encourage and inspire one another.
Making clients feel good in her chair by helping them achieve the look they desire is Abby’s goal. For the past eight years, the creative stylist has been honing her knack for creating a smooth polished finish that clients love. The Rizzieri Aveda School graduate, who has extensive continuing education with Vidal Sassoon, Deva Curl, Redken, Wella, Graham Webb, and other well-known academies and stylists, is known for women’s cuts—short and long, as well as blow dries and playing up shadings and accents with highlights and dimensional color.
Priscilla loves to help her clients feel beautiful inside and out. Giving every client special attention and customized services allows Priscilla to achieve fresh looks while maintaining healthy hair. Priscilla graduated from Graham Webb Academy and has over 3 years of in salon experience. With continued education from Redken and Schwarzkopf, she specializes in natural highlighting and color, dimensional color, balayage, and ombré. Priscilla also enjoys cutting mid to long length hair and smoothing treatments.
While celebrities inspire color techniques and trends, Jillian takes her cues and gets her inspiration from her clients. She loves making people feel beautiful and pampered. It’s amazing what a great haircut can do! You can really make people feel better about themselves by freshening up their existing style or creating beautiful dimensional color and the right cut to give them a completely new look, she says.
Jillian has a passion for working with long hair—coloring, highlighting, cutting, and styling, as well as updos and partial updos. She strives to give clients an amazing experience so that they can’t wait to come back.
Jillian, who has been working in the industry for seven years, graduated at the top of her cosmetology class, also has a B.S. in Business Management from Bob Jones University. She is certified in Schwarzkopf Color and Brazilian Blowout.
Laurel Mabe is on a mission to help people feel good about themselves, starting with their hair. The Paul Mitchell graduate has been working in salons since she was 17 and has continued her education through Hudson & Fouquet, Babe Things, and Kevin Murphy. Keen on cutting and styling long hair, Laurel also has a flair for helping clients find color, especially fun colors. Her areas of expertise also include men’s cuts and fading, hair painting, Brazilian blowouts, and keratin treatments. Her favorite service is root smudging with hair painting because it allows her to customize specific looks for her clients. Ask her about it!
When she’s not surrounded by the talented team at Hudson & Fouquet and enjoying making clients happy, Laurel loves to be outside, in the gym, and visiting her family in North Carolina.
Kennedi Larson has a passion for fashion, which she avidly seeks in magazines and on Pinterest. That knowledge of upcoming and new styles and trends inspires her to create the right look for her clients.
The AVEDA Institute Washington D.C. and Hudson & Fouquet Protégé Program graduate loves making people feel good about themselves and their hair. Her favorite service is highlighting because she enjoys creating dimension and different shades of blonde. And, she knows how to help pick a skin-complimenting tone for hair to really make features pop. Her areas of expertise also include Balayage techniques as well as men’s haircuts and long haircuts.
When she’s not happily creating at Hudson & Fouquet, you can find Kennedi enjoying time with friends and spending time at her farm.
Alexis Harrison’s creativity and understanding of her clients inspires her and helps her fashion the ideal style and color for each person who sits in her chair. While Balayage and long haircuts and styling are her areas of expertise, she is always keen to customize just the right look for her clients. The 2011 graduate of the Calvert Career and Technology Cosmetology program and the Hudson & Fouquet Protégé Program, also actively seeks information on the latest trends and advice so that she can discuss ideas with clients. (If you’ve been in her chair recently, she likely reminded you to rinse with cool water to seal the cuticles after conditioning your hair.)
When she’s not happily creating at Hudson & Fouquet, you can find Alexis indulging in good food and wine.