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Meet the teachers of The Hair Academy at ONYX! 

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Kate Lagueux-Dever

Owner + Teacher

Kate has been in the beauty industry since 2003. She was a traveling platform artist & educator for RUSK from 2004-2009. In January of 2006, Kate zealously opened Onyx Hair Studio to provide her hometown of Roanoke with exceptional salon service and experiences with a first-class team of stylists that she continually teaches and mentors. Kate is a genuine, confident, well-rounded master stylist with excellent communication skills & a specialty in custom hair coloring. She is truly passionate about her craft and it definitely shows through her vibrant and positive attitude.


Kathleen Poulin


Kathleen is the head instructor for the Onyx Hair Academy. She is a true color artist that customizes her placement and formula for each client to best meet their needs, never doing the same thing to two people. Kathleen also loves working with pixie haircuts and faded men’s cuts. She will help you find the perfect products to recreate your style at home.

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