Michael Wood
Founder & Co-owner, YY Salon & YY Products

MPrior to moving to Richmond, Michael worked as a Physician Assistant in surgery and forensic medicine in New York. In 1995 he co-founded Nesbit Salon which flourished as Richmond’s premier salon & spa. Since 2007, he has focused solely on the naturally derived YY product line and its namesake salon, always striving to offer the highest level of quality, service and experience.

Michael resides in Richmond with his partner, Rafael and Italian Greyhounds, Sofia and Renzo.


Nick Cohen
Co-owner & Master Colorist, YY Salon

After years of experimenting with hair at home, Nick finally decided in 1998 to pursue hair color professionally. Throughout his career he has participated in several color training programs and has worked with a vast variety of hair color lines including Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Logics, Redken and Wella. In addition to working as a busy colorist, he has completed a two year salon business training program and successfully launched his own line of bags, O & O totes.

Nick lives in Richmond with his partner Robert as well as his animals Orbit, Oscar and Izze.


April Sellers
Master Stylist

Starting at the age of 14 as a shampoo girl in her local hair salon, April always knew she would be a hairstylist. After finishing hair school at the age of 19 she is still passionately in the world she loves. She became a licensed educator while working at Nesbit in 2005 in which she was the salon educator for 2 years. Her new found love for educating then took her to the DC area where she worked with Aveda salons and their apprenticeship programs. She has taken many advanced cutting, styling and coloring programs in New York and worked with Wella, Framesi, Schwartzkopf, Aveda and Redken.

April resides in Woodbridge, VA with her husband, John and beautiful children, Brooklyn and Ryder.


Kara Constantino
Senior stylist

After spending four years perfecting her blow-out and shampooing skills as a salon assistant, Kara knew that she was destined to become a driven hairstylist. Upon graduating high school, she completed her training at the prestigious Aveda Institute in Vancouver, BC. Kara has participated in continuing education with Aveda, Wella and Aquage. Kara resides in Richmond with her long term boyfriend and their three cats. She enjoys yoga and meditation in her free time.