In 2006 Rachel Reed began her career as a hairstylist who would set forth a journey to lead her clients in a path of styling, fashion forward.

Since Rachel’s arrival to New Orleans in 2011 she has made an impact on becoming one of uptown New Orleans sort out hairstylists. Rachel provides her clients with confidence by giving them consistency in costume design haircuts and colour that brings together their desired look and style with ease.

Living in New Orleans, surrounded by creative, visual stimuli has kept Rachel assertive in pushing her craft full steam ahead! Continuing her education with Bumble & Bumble, Wella and Paul Mitchell has led Rachel the knowledge of how & why, which provided her to the achievement of Hinge Salon. A space that pursues a culture of living in style mentally & physical beauty!


A native of New Orleans, Billy Miller embraced the fashion industry as a hairstylist in the mid 90’s. Soon after, Billy realized his objective was to focus on surrounding himself with some of the most renowned educators he could. Much of his focus was on the work of mentors from the prestigious Vidal Sassoon academy. Learning to master his design as a stylist and understanding the foundation of his craft opened new opportunities after leaving New York.

Billy returned to New Orleans in 2006 to open Urban Angels Salon, a space that merged a salon and academy to bring clients a full experience which also educated clients through their services. Using a salon base as an academy setting allowed Billy to groom stylist with an approach to understanding the why when and how to design and execute their desired finished results and styling.



Adding yet another award to the shelf, American Wave brings home a new title “Most Innovative New Brand.” Up against 25 other new brands at CosmoProf, American Wave was recognized as the most innovative brand overall in concept, packaging, and the ability to succeed in the beauty marketplace as judged by beauty professionals. 

It all started with the idea to rebrand the age-old perming service. Thus in 2012 the American Wave was born, a revolutionary texture service that is gentler, tailored, and more enjoyable- with gorgeous modern results.