Let the light
inside you
shine through the strands of
your hair.


Filament Hair Salon opened in June 2015 and is located on a tree-lined, serene street in New York City’s legendary East Village.  In this new venture we were inspired to create a unique, intimate space where you can unwind and shine.

After many years in salons in the neighborhood, Alexandra and Seiji have earned the trust and respect of a diverse clientele through their commitment and passion for elevating beauty and style.  We look forward to meeting you and letting the light inside you come out through the strands of your hair.


(212) 979-9800


336 E 5th Street
New York, NY 10003


Tuesday to Friday
11am – 8pm

10am – 6pm



Call (212) 979-9800 

Seiji Uehara

After intensive training as a stylist in the most sophisticated high-end salons of Tokyo, Seiji packed up his styling tools and headed to New York City, where he has worked for over 15 years in a variety of hair salons.  He excels at haircutting with keen passion and imagination.

Focusing on natural hair extensions and certified by Great Lengths, he has also completed specialized training in the ShrinkLinks™ and MicroTabs™ hair extension techniques patented by Extensions Plus™. 

For more details, please visit Seiji's Extensions Techniques page.

Alexandra Lugo

With over 13 years of experience with an expertise in curly hair textures, Alexandra is a master at cutting, coloring, and styling both men's and women's hair.  She uses a dry-cutting technique, which allows her to see and sculpt a style as the hair falls naturally.

Having completed her professional training at the AVEDA Institute of New York, she has continued her international education at the Llogueras Institute in Barcelona, the JOSSCLAUDE & BeLLVeR  Institute in Mexico City, Make-up Designory, NYC, and The Devacurl Academy of New York.

Candace Witherspoon

Following her dream to become a top hairstylist, Candace moved to New York City in 2009 to begin her career in some of the city's best-known hair salons. She also worked with Yann Varin in New York's Fashion Week, styling for designers such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. She now joins Filament to continue her professional journey. 

Candace has pursued education at the Loreal Academy, Ouidad Academy, Aveda Institute, Devacurl Academy, and with Keratin Complex . She specializes in cutting, styling, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments