Our Team:

Our friendly team looks forward to welcoming you to the salon.

Dalbe Markman
Owner / Head Master Stylist / Salon Educator
AOC Salon is owned and operated by Dalbe Markman. Dalbe Markman prides herself in providing a warm, friendly and hip environment for people from all walks of life. She makes every effort to greet guests with a relaxing ambiance and the highest quality of salon services. Markman says “her greatest success is having an amazing team of employees and moving forward with love and support of family, friends, and clients who encourage her to transcend all boundaries.”
Brian Markman
Owner / Manager
Brian has over 20 years experience in management in the retail/service industry. He strives to provide excellent customer service and believes the key to a successful business is having an amazing team. He makes every effort to greet guests with a relaxing ambiance and the highest quality of salon services. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Dalbe and two daughters Liza and Karyna.


Brian welcomes you to AOC Salon.
Jessica Lutzow
Master Stylist / Social Media Marketing Manager
Jessica has been with the AOC family from the beginning. After starting her time with us as our salon coordinator and assistant, she realized her passion for hair and eagerly began the apprenticeship program. After completing both the apprenticeship program, as well as graduating from Old Dominion University with her Bachelors of Science in Biology, Jessica began as a full time stylist. She has attended many educational classes regarding cuts, color techniques, extensions, products and more.
Sarah Mitchell
Master Stylist at AOC Ghent
Sarah has been working in a salon since she was fifteen. She has attended and participated in hair shows from coast to coast, including working backstage for NY Fashion Week with UNITE Eurotherapy. Sarah is a Davines educator as well as AOC Salon's Education Coordinator and Apprentice Director. She is a passionate advocate for empowering women and finds inspiration in the experiences she has gained through her world travels.
Greg Woznikaitis
Master Stylist at AOC Ghent
With over 15 years experience, Greg has trained and studied under world renowned leaders in the fashion and beauty industry. His career has taken him to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, and is now happy to call Virginia home. Greg also specializes in Vidal Sassoon method of precision haircutting and believes continued education is an essential part of keeping up with current trends and techniques
Krystal Valdepena
Master Stylist at AOC Ghent
Krystal Henry has been a part of the AOC Family for 10 years. Over her time here she has trained with several educators some include Shannel Mariano, Graeme Hoban, and Samuel Ryde. Krystal has completed the 4 day training with Allilon Primary Shapes course based out of London. She is also certified in Socap and Babe Hair Extensions. Krystal’s constant urge to learn more has her continuing to seek out the newest classes and latest trends.
Candace Pollard
Master Stylist at AOC Ghent
Fun facts about Candace!
•Candace has lived in VA for over ten years, but will always be a Maryland girl at heart.
•Candace attended six different elementary schools.
•Her friends call her CAN-dance, but the truth is... She CANT-dance.
•Candace can talk baseball and football like one of the guys.
•Candace has been a hairstylist for nine years and loves to bring out the beauty in everyone
Dervelle Harris
Master Stylist at AOC Hilltop
Dervelle Harris has been a force in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. His passion for hair ignited in his tender youth and inspired him to share his gifts with thousands of clients globally. Dervelle has been honored to be trusted and requested to work with some of the elite in the industry such as The legendary Ms.Patti Labelle, model Jessica White, media tycoon Oprah Winfrey, The Bet network and many more. His fire for hair, make-up and fashion has literally changed lives.
Robyn Spencer
Master Stylist at AOC Hilltop
Having been in this wonderful industry for over 20 years, I have come to learn a lot about people and how to genuinely meet their needs. I am happily married with 2 children, 17 and 14.We continue to learn about the up and coming styles and techniques with constant continuing education from Davines, Brazilian Blowout and so much more! Also providing ways to give back to the community just supports my love of connecting with people and to that I am so grateful!
Andrea Ware
Master Stylist at AOC Hilltop
Andrea has been a licensed colorist/stylist since 2005. She is experienced in coloring, precision cutting and curly hair. Andrea loves being able to make someone's day brighter by giving them healthy, beautiful hair. She believes in educating her clients on how to keep their hair healthy and how to achieve the same salon quality look at home.
Emma McClure
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop
Originally from Florida, I have been in Virginia Beach since 2010. I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2007. I always try my very best to listen and communicate to ensure that the best look is achieved for each client. I believe education is an important part of my craft and I am eager to learn new things and brush up on basics to ensure I can offer the best services possible to anyone who sits in my chair.
Rebecca Hoover
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop / AOC Ghent
Beautiful, sassy, and natural is key when it comes to Rebecca's work. She has been in the industry for over a decade and specializes in balayage and color. Rebecca is an artist for L'Oreal Professionnel. She believes education is imperative and finds inspiration in both teaching and being a student. Her passion is to inspire, create, and enhance her client's natural beauty.
Summer Sublett
Senior Stylist at AOC Ghent
Summer had her mind set on doing hair for as long as she can remember. She finished Beauty school at Rudy & Kelly a Paul Mitchell Partner School and brought her talents to AOC Salon. Summer then assisted under the Owner where she grew her salon skills. Summer specializes in blondes, beautiful rich brunette colors, long hair as well as Babe tape in Extensions, Brazilian and Keratin Treatments.
Julia Sorensen
Senior at AOC Ghent
Julia is happy to be part of the AOC team. She has been in the industry for over 4 years. Julia knew at a young age playing with her sisters hair, that she had found her passion. Since Julia has been with AOC she has excelled in color and cuts. You can see her true passion she had as a little girl in her work.
Tracy Albert
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop / Ghent
Tracy can't be more grateful to be a part of the amazing AOC family. Each new day is more inspiring than the day before allowing her to expand the love of her craft. An amazing husband, three beautiful children, two dogs, a cat, and a cockatiel, (two hermit crabs and a beta fish, not sure if they count!) bring so much joy and love into her life! When life slows down a bit, Tracy enjoys a day at the beach with her family and friends, photography, and tap dancing.
Lindsay Riccio
Senior Stylist at AOC Ghent
5 Things you may not know about Lindsay:
~She has two four-legged babies.
~Lindsay married her high school sweetheart!
~She loves yoga!
~She has the cutest little baby girl out there.
~Lindsay loves all places tropical!
Amy Sgro
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop / AOC Ghent
My name is Amy and I love what I do! My passion has always been hair for as long as I can remember. I am so thankful to be a part of the Aoc family! Balyaging and highlighting beautiful natural tones is what I love the most! Staying educated has always inspired me to be the best that I can be. Other than hair I spend most of my time either at tj maxx/homegoods or with my pups, (Hotdog & jasper) I am pretty laid back and just live life to the fullest!
Audrey Lane
Senior at AOC Hilltop / AOC Ghent
Originally from the Chicagoland area, I traded in the wind and my snow shovel for the ocean and a beach chair! I've been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006 and I love being a part of this ever evolving industry. I believe staying current on my education is important. It doesn't get any better than listening to live music and being outdoors with my four legged pal, Mayze.
Alicia Hartsell
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop
A Wilmington, North Carolina native, studied cosmetology at Cape Fear Community College. She specializes in balayage, highlighting and color, particularly fashion color, as well as keeping in touch with the modern trends of both men’s and women’s haircuts and styling. Always serving to please, she strives to ensure every client leaves satisfied and delighted, and looking forward to their next visit. Alicia lives with her loveable dog Sailor and her fiance Sam.
Bailey Johnson
Senior at AOC Hilltop
Bailey recently moved to the Hampton Roads area from Washington D.C. and is so energized and excited to be apart of the AOC family.
Understanding the importance behind meaningful client interactions and consultations, Bailey will listen and guide you to your perfect look. She loves everything from hand painted Balayge and custom all over color to long flowing layers and short pixie cuts.
Jacob Moody
Senior Stylist at AOC Ghent
Jacob has been flourishing in the hair industry for close to 4 years. He lives for the process of bringing hair to its greatest form. Ever since graduating from Paul Mitchell School of Charleston he has strived to keep up with all the newest techniques. Jacob knew this was his true calling and place immediately when his hands touched hair for the first time. His goal is to now bring fresh ideas and his southern charm to the AOC salon!
Tiffany Hughes
Senior Stylist at AOC Ghent
Starting my journey in the beauty industry at Rudy and Kelly, a Paul Mitchell partner school, I am so excited to now call AOC home where I can continue to develop my skills and learn from some amazing Team! I am a Norfolk native and enjoy everything this area has to offer. From breweries to camp sites I feel lucky to be a part of this wonderful community. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and my sweet dachshund, Princess!
Roberto Madera Gomez
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop
Jaime Reich
Stylist at AOC Hilltop
I have such a passion for hair! I have been working in salons since I was 15 and love what I do! Over the years I have had the opportunity to have amazing continuous education to help further my career. I want every client to leave feeling beautiful and in love with their hair!
Liz Edwards
Stylist at AOC Ghent
Liz has a background in fine arts and studied at western Connecticut state university before attending The Toni & Guy Academy in Newton CT. While her passion is in color and balayage she also loves trendy cuts like shags, pixies and undercuts. When she is not doing hair she’s spending time with her two young children.
Sabrina Hayes
Stylist at AOC Hilltop
5 Things You Might Not Know About Sabrina:
1. She has built trucks, blimps, and chainsaws.
2. She love owls and skulls.
3. Sabrina is also a photographer.
4. She loves the beach and hates the cold.
5. Sabrina aims to be a color specialist!
Katelyn Hunt
Stylist AOC Ghent / Hilltop
My name is Kates I knew I wanted to do hair at age 7 and I’ve continued to fall more and more in love with it. I love the flexibility it, I love the creativity it unleashes, and most of all I love interacting with all the beautiful people in this world and making them look amazing on the outside and feel amazing on the inside! I love what I do, who I do it with, & who I do it for! Xoxo
Rebecca Clayton
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Hey, I’m Becca! I’ve been in the beauty industry on and off since I was a teen. A little over a year ago I decided to pursue my dream of being a stylist. I went through the apprenticeship program and graduated from Norfolk Technical Vocational. I’m ecstatic to be working with highly trained professionals and thrilled that AOC is heavily education centered. I look forward to constantly improving my skill set and always exceeding our clients expectations.
Rachel Rephan
Salon Coordinator / Senior Assistant
Hi, name is Rachel. I’ve been in the hair industry about four years now and have been with AOC Salon the entire time! Home grown and purely apprenticeship trained by a great team, then on to vo tech, and I am now licensed to do hair in the state of VA. I am currently senior assistant at AOC and personal assistant to/ training under Dalbe Markman, owner/master stylist. I enjoy training our fantastic assistants and flexing my cutting skills.
Leah Perry
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Abby Picrce
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Hi my name is Abby! I’ve had a passion for doing hair since I was a little girl. I started my hair career in Nashville at The Aveda Institute, and I’m extremely thrilled for this next chapter as an assistant for AOC Salon. I look forward to continuing my education with such a highly trained team. I can’t wait to share my skill set with all of the lovely people at this salon!!
Megan Ambeault
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Hey y’all, I’m Megan. I started my career as a stylist at Rudy and Kelly academy in 2017. After 1,200 hours of hard work I graduated from cosmetology school. Right after I got the opportunity to come work as an assistant at AOC Salon. I’m currently training under the owner Dalbe Markman to work my way up to a junior stylist. I’m so excited to continue to grow in my skills and help everyone around me feel more beautiful.
Mackenzie Shreves
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
My name is Mackenzie and I am a junior at Old Dominion University as a graphic design major. I am an aspiring tattoo artist. Creating art of any kind, studying astrology, being outside are my favorite past times.
Kayla Alspaugh
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Hi I’m Kayla! I am going to school for a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.

AOC Salon Hours

Tue :

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Wed :

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Thu :

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Fri :

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Sat :

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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Phone: 757-625-0055 757-625-0055
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