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.
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
Summer Sublett
Master 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
Master 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
Master 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!
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.
Kimmy Alessio
Senior Stylist AOC Ghent / Hilltop
As far as I can remember I always knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. It wasn’t just about the art of hair, but about the freedom to be 100% myself. I got my license in 2013 and I’ve been doing hair ever since. Being a hairstylist isn’t just work for me, it’s my passion. When I’m with my guests, I listen carefully , I connect and I try my best to make their self expression become a reality through hair.
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.
Jamie Bishop
Master Stylist at AOC Hilltop
I’m a Virginia Beach native that has returned home after living in DC for over 10 years. I’ve been a licensed colorist/stylist since 2005 and have attended classes in NYC at Bumble&Bumble, the Redken Exchange, Wella Studio and a12 week program to become a certified balayage Master Knowing the importance of education in our industry, I regularly attend cut and coloring classes to stay current with the hottest trends.
Jaelyn Moody
Master Stylist at AOC Ghent
Jaelyn has been flourishing in the hair industry for close to 6 years. They live for the process of bringing hair to its greatest form. Ever since graduating from Paul Mitchell School of Charleston they have strived to keep up with all the newest techniques. Jaelyn knew this was his true calling and place immediately when his hands touched hair for the first time. Their goal is to now bring fresh ideas and their spunk 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!
Katelyn Hunt
Senior 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
Senior Stylist at AOC Ghent / Hilltop
Hey, I’m Becca! I’ve been in the beauty industry on and off since I was a teen. 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.
Sabrina Hayes
Senior Stylist at AOC Hilltop / Ghent
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!
Abby Picrce
Stylist at AOC Salon Ghent / Hiltop
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
Stylist at AOC Salon Ghent / Hiltop
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.
Liza Markman
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Hi my name is Liza Markman and I have been working at AOC Salon for a few years now. I am going to cosmetology school to learn all about hair and earn my license to do hair. I love working with everyone, it been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to start my next chapter of learning.
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.
Leah Perry
Salon Coordinator / Assistant
Elizabeth Cole
Salon Coordinator / Assistant

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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