Meet Our Expert Stylists

Richard Cacace

Owner, Esthetician, Certified Laser Specialist

I started in the beauty business back in 1984 as a hairdresser working in a high end salon where we did a lot of magazine work and covers for Vogue and Elle Magazine. After a few years as a stylist, I decided to go into the educational end of hairdressing where I was a director of a beauty school in Long Island.

In the 90's I went back to school for electrolysis and started in the world of hair removal. I was fortunate back then to meet a dermatologist on the board at NYU who took me in and taught me laser technology when it first came out in 1997. From there I started to build my expertise in all aspects of lasers from hair removal to skin rejuvenation.

I’ve built my brand on the philosophy that everyone is beautiful and that clients should be able to get beautiful in a friendly and comfortable intimidation-free atmosphere. I won numerous awards from “Top 5 Spa in New York city” to “Best Brazilian bikini wax.” I’ve also received New York Magazine’s Critics Pick, and was featured in Jane Magazine. Since then, my work & passion started to grow to what has become Salon Champu.

Fanny Sosa


Fanny grew up right here in the Bronx New York and then moved to florida where she studied hairdressing and opened her first salon back in 1999. because of her success with her first salon fanny went on to open a second salon and after 11 years decided to cell them and come back to her roots in NYC. she wanted to be in the center of the beauty world and take her hairdressing to the next level. As a part time educator and user of Alfa-parf hair color for the past 10 years Fanny has become an expert in all kinds of color from your basic single process, to ombre or even streaks of wild blue or purple. Being double certified in Keratin treatments she is a master of the word straight. And if your hair is taking to long to grow her certification in LOX human hair extensions will give you that instant length while it grows out underneath. Since being at Salon Champu Fanny has aquired some great celebrity clientle like Jaslene Gonzalez winner of Americas Next Top Model and Sonja Morgan one of the Real Housewives of New York.

Melissa Matthews


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Natalia Garcia


Natalia’s passion for the beauty industry started back in 2000. With a keen focus on future growth she was drawn to internationally known salon Toni & Guy. It was Natalia’s consistent level of professionalism and quality that earned her the title as Salon Director for five years with the company. Through a shared vision of continuing education and advancement in technique over ten years she attended numerous hair shows and academies in Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Texas and NYC. Following her dreams Natalia relocated to New York, the heart of the beauty industry, to expand her career. Natalia believes the most fulfilling part of this industry is making others feel good and confident by bringing out their unique beauty.

Luz Gonzalez


Luz orginally hails from Florida but moved to New York 10 years ago to expand her career in hair design and offer the latest techniques and trends in all types of hair from an every day cut,baliage hair painting, to an extreme editorial style to a bridal updo. Luz knew that to be on the cutting edge of her passion hair design that she needed to be where alot of trends start NYC. Luz spend over 6 years as a stylist in a Famous Japanese Hair Salon honing her skills in Asian hair cutting which allowed her to become a precision hair cutter with the ability to give beauty to even the most difficult types of hair. As one of our lead wedding stylist she has helped countless Brides walk down the isle feeling like the most glamorous bride in the world.

Mao Oshima


Mao was born in osaka Japan and spent 3 years in training to become a professional stylist as per Japan requirements. After 7 years working in Osaka Mao moved to NYC to broaden her career and advance her skills to a higher level with all ethnicities of hair not just Japanese hair. Mao spent 8 years in a Japanese salon in NYC as a senior stylist.Mao's talent is very diverse, She loves to work on thick hair adding movement by texturizing in a way that she learned in Osaka. With fine hair she loves to create volume and 3 dimensiality in the final result.  Her work is been phrased as meticulous and precise.

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Since 1997 our goal has been to treat clients with respect, help them feel beautiful when they leave & do all this in a welcoming, relaxing & luxurious environment.

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Tuesday: 11:00 - 08:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 08:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 08:00
Friday: 11:00 - 08:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 06:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 05:00


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199 E 4th St
Manhattan, NY 10009
Between Avenue B + Avenue A
Phone: (212) 529-6925

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