dewayne mercer

A South Louisiana native and a 20-year veteran to hairdressing, Dewayne probably would have never wandered behind a styling chair had it not been for his younger brother, Troy, who had plans to be a hairstylist when he was only a high school sophomore. While majoring in architecture at LSU, Dewayne stopped by Baton Rougeʼs most respected beauty school to pick up some information for his brother, what he didnʼt expect was that by weeks end heʼd be enrolled there himself.

His professional training began under the tutelage of Jackie Valdetero and Patrick Blanchard at Baton Rougeʼs own Lockworks hair salon where he was schooled in both classic and contemporary cutting and coloring techniques. Dewayneʼs passion for learning advanced cutting and styling techniques catapulted after meeting Ms. Vivienne McKinder, a former Sassoon educator and stylist, who introduced him to a straight razor. The next 15 plus years had him bouncing between NYC, Baton Rouge and the southwest, attending classes at Bumble&bumble in NYC, honing his technical cutting skills at Taglio salon in Scottsdale, AZ and helping make Pandocchiʼs one of Baton Rougeʼs elite hair salons. He was also one of the first stylists in the state to be certified in Great Lengths hair extensions; that was almost 10 years ago!

Dewayne still receives his inspiration from the ever changing fashion world and the stylists that help keep those looks modern. Stylists like Oribe, Orlando Pita, David Adams, Eugene Souleiman and the photographers that they work with to create the iconic images that we see every day in Vogue, W, Harpers Bazaar and even Vanity Fair. He tends to focus on healthy hair, classic styles that are enriched with deep colors and multidimensional shades of blonde that make women feel beautiful. He has truly embraced this new type of leadership role that comes with owning mercer studio. For years he has trained new apprentices to be successful stylists for other salons, now, he shares with them not only all of the technical skills it takes to be a great stylist and colorist, but also his dream of a truly remarkable salon where teamwork reigns supreme and all clients receive not only great hair but even better service.

Our ServicesOur StaffAvailable Products
Website Designer