Core Salon is owned and operated by designer and visionary Michelle Parkes. Michelle brings over 20 years’ experience with her and an impressive resume of collaborative efforts with the biggest names in the business. As a National Educator and Platform Artist for Paul Brown Hawaii, Michelle has several years of experience in re-texturing and taming curly hair. Michelle can individualize the process for any hair type including the specialized care and style of all ranges of curly hair.
Michelle has also had advanced training with industry innovators such as Paul Brown, Phillip Wilson, Jo Blackwell, Patrick McIvor, to name a few. This training has helped Michelle grow as a stylist and also be able to give her guests looks that you see in fashion magazines. Michelle is a true artist when it comes to hair color, whether you are looking for a natural look with depth and shine or a bold look with multi-dimensional hues. Michelle can customize your color to enhance your cut and style.
Michelle has contributed to the development of educational forums, runway events, beauty expos, and photo-shoots. Through these experience's, Michelle has found a new love and passion which has inspired her to create the “Michelle Parkes Hair” brand. Michelle worked behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week two times in a row styling with the Nioxin Design Team and the Sebastian Professional Design Team for designers Korto Momulo and Christian Siriano, both of Project Runway. Michelle has designed looks for Elle Madrona’s International Fashionistas “East Meets West” and “Taste Of Glamour” fashion shows which gave Michelle the amazing opportunity of styling celebrity models. It was this experience that brought Michelle together with actress Amanda Greer for future projects that they now are collaborating on. Michelle has also done hair for a Photo shoot for Miss Bulgaria USA, Sylviya Teseva, and hair for a music video for female recording artist Chioma.