Alex was excited to join the team at M Salon after hearing about Miranda when she was still in cosmetology school. So as soon as there was an opening, she jumped on board! Since then she has been in this business for a few years and, at this point, is finding the most joy in simply making people feel beautiful and happy. She has a wide variety of talents, but it especially great at finding new creative color combos.
When she's not learning new techniques and growing her knowledge, Alex is trying to just help others in need, whether that be through Positive Tomorrows or Big Brothers and Sisters of Oklahoma. Her passion is helping those in need and one of her particular talents is helping clients understand what best suits their needs and wants. Sometimes those in the chair need a little direction or help figuring our what works best, and that's just what she does.
You can typically find Alex by the sound of her infectious laughter (the one thing that would be impossible for her to give up), but if you'd rather just call, do it today and Alex will get you taken care of.
For Ami is started off in high school doing her family and friend's hair. Then that passion just grew ... passion for making people happy and naturally, hair is one of the more creative and beautiful ways of making people happy. She grew up in Yukon, OK and move her work to here in the city at M Salon to open up some career opportunities, but if we're being honest, Hawaii is where her heart is at. If someday Ami can do hair in Hawaii, all will be right in the world. It might be a little difficult since she's huge on family and Oklahoma is a bit of a ways from Hawaii, but for now you'll still find her time away from work spent with family, in travel, or at the lake.
At the salon she is constantly deciphering what styles work best for her clients (trust us, it's a rare talent indeed). Sometimes, the magazine clip just won't look the same on the client and that is when Ami does a great job and makes sure her clients look their best, even if it's not the original idea. Women's cuts and color are another area of expertise and after her experience of over a decade, you'll be in great hands.
Ami is constantly chasing her dreams and wants to be one who leaves a legacy of inspiration and hope. In that, she leaves you with this:
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, the only way to do great work, is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs
Alise seems to have always had a natural talent for cosmetology. This talent is obvious given her successful 27 years in the business. She's confident in what she does, pursuing knowledge at every turn. Taking a look at a client's hair and knowing exactly what to do is a special talent of hers, especially with cut and color.
If you want someone very personable, Alise is who you want. "Knowing" is more than just a failed Nicolas Cage movie, it's what Alise gets when you sit in her chair. One of her greatest talents is simply having a "knowing" of what to do. If you want someone personable who knows what you want, even when you don't, stop reading now and go ahead and book Alise. Still aren't convinced? Rest assured when you get out of her chair, you'll feel just as good about yourself as you do your hair, because that's what she loves doing.
When Alise is not behind the chair, she's with who she cares about most ... her family. Family is what she can't stop talking about and when she's not working you'll find her playing with her kids or working out. She's lived on both U.S. coasts but eventually moved to Oklahoma to get married. It's a high calling to be a good and loving person, friend, mom, and wife, but Alise has no reason to be worried.
Some people just know college isn't for them; the conformity, the restriction. So Brett Jackson took a leap of faith in the industry over 10 years ago and never looked back. Now his creative mind is in a career where he can not only work, but learn while allowing him to explore his artistic side, hone his craft, and express his passion for fashion. He's a visual creative especially when it comes to color.
"Being visual has always given me the upper hand in anything creative and having an eye for color and the confidence in myself to explore the color wheel has allowed me to find a love for custom-blending colors to give each and every client there unique color, to bring out there inner beauty."
Not only is Brett great at starting from scratch, but if you need something corrected, he's one of the best. Though corrective color and cuts are challenging, he accepts every challenge with excitement and expertise. Ever since he was young, he has always had an ability to use the tools he had at hand to make something good even better. Brett has been doing just that for the last decade; making his skill better through hands-on education every chance he gets and loving every minute of it. The pride he takes in his work is evident not only by hands-on education, but by the fact that he gets by getting a certification in everything he can related to his field. As he says, "I believe you are only as good as the tools you use ..." so that's why he trains his hands, his mind, and even uses the Kevin Murphy Color.Me product line that is environmentally friendly.
Though his start began in northern Oklahoma's Ponca city, his desire to explore himself and broaden his views on the amazing world in which he lives, Brett moved to the heart of Oklahoma. As Brett says, "Change is good and always looking for the next adventure life has in store for me." Which would make sense because one of the things he's most passionate about is getting to travel the world, doing what he loves, and sharing his love for art with the world.
It's hard to see his work as work since he loves it so much, but you'll find his passion for hair is a driving factor even when he's not "working". Any chance Brett gets to combine beauty for a cause, he's always down to lend a hand. Charity fashion shows, events for a cure, and especially supporting organizations that support the youth that come from broken or troubled home are not only time well spent, but he has always had a soft spot for them. It is why he's always doing what he loves and incorporating it with networking every chance he gets; it not just about his career and his alone, but striving to be a part of something bigger, making a bigger difference. Brett will always give it his all with his can-do attitude and hope the world just sees him as just a good ole boy who saw the world for the good.
Brooke grew up with a passion for hair, always doing makeup and hair for her and her friends (<- lucky friends). It just made sense to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Even though Brooke was the top of her class in nursing school, there’s something special about making someone look and feel their best; making sure they love what they see in the mirror.
Need some suggestions on cuts and styles? Brooke is great at solving this age old problem of indecisiveness and a lack of knowledge about what will look best. Using her talent and creativeness with “seeing” what will best compliment a client, right along with her customer’s hair and beauty goal, Brooke brings out the vision her customer already had, sometimes before they even realize it. She may even add a little extra sass to that style … something wonderfully unexpected.
Brooke is passionate about everything she does. Passionate about loving what she does and how she spends her time. So of course you’ll not only find her doing hair, but outdoors with her son, volunteering at animal shelters, being goofy and clumsy, and really just putting all that strength she’s gained over the years aside and living in the moment. Did we mention binge watching Chick Flicks?
With Brooke it’s constant high quality cuts, meticulous and gorgeous makeup, annnnd coffee.
What more could one ask for?
If you’re looking for someone you can trust, you’re looking for Destini. Time after time clients go to her and just let her “do her thing”, and time after time clients leave her feeling great and looking amazing. That is the sort of thing that Destini is passionate about; just being in her element, doing her thing, and making clients happy. Okay, it’s not all she is passionate about. COOKING! Get a good recipe and then lounge back at home and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Okay those might not be her only two passions. We have to mention one more … Destini’s children are her world. Each and everyday you’ll find her loving that time with them; making them happy, learning, and just being passionate about her family as a whole.
Where were we? Oh yeah, hair! Destini loves what she does!
If you have very coarse, kinky, or naturally curly hair, one of her best skills is turning that hair into a manageable, sliky laid beauty resting on that pretty head of yours. Think your hair is too much to handle? Not for Destini. She’s been working with hair more than half her life and has learned how to take any hair she’s given and make it healthy and beautiful.
What is she known for you ask? Braids, braids, braids. This girl is impressive. Just check out her Instagram. That’s not all she is great at. Updo’s, Buns, Silk Press, Feed-in Braids, Partial Sew-ins, Hair Extensions, and the list goes on. Destini is a hard worker, but not only that, she truly wants to simply help.
So, if you need help with your hair, book Destini now. Have any questions? Just submit a contact form and she’ll get back to you or even better, just stop on by and get yourself taken care of.
It’s simple, Hannah wanted to wake up every day and love her job. Since she has always had a passion for hair, the decision to attend cosmetology school was the obvious choice. Not only is she happy with the decision she made, but her clients are too!
If you have short hair, Hannah is the way to go. Not only does she rock short hair herself, but she has become well-versed at cutting and styling short hair. Clients just enjoy their time around Hannah in general. Sit back in the chair and you’ll see why she keeps clients coming back. She just wants to make you feel good about yourself. Sometimes that’s with a fresh new look, and sometimes that’s Hannah just being a good listener while she gets your hair trimmed up. Need a cut and a color? It could be a natural color that never gets old, or a bold, pearl blonde! Coloring blonde is a feat in itself, and yet Hannah excels at blondes. So, we’re not sure why you haven’t yet, but book your appointment soon!
If you don’t need a cut or color just yet, no big deal. Hannah will just be off enjoying her god-kids [which she is crazy about], off at Church, or hitting the gym. Life stays pretty simple when you know what you love and do just that. So from a small town in North Carolina, to one of the best salons you’ll find in Oklahoma, Hannah will be waiting for your visit.
It is probably best to just start at the beginning. During high school Heather attended an alternative school where she could choose a trade. Cosmetology landed in her lap and it's a good thing it did, because she was a natural. To her surprise, she did extremely well and so, with a passion that will soon become apparent, she pushed herself to interview at a local salon and was hired! It's been nearly a decade and she has never been happier!
Heather is great at listening and understanding a persons vision for their hair. She's a big visionary herself, so it makes that step pretty easy. You can rest easy and know that your concerns as new clients are not only heard, but understood. Heather always has great recommendations to get you to the style that you want, so you can leave with the best hair you've ever had.
This life-long Edmond-ite is a Jesus-loving, health-and-fitness-pursuing, positive-thinking, two-son-loving mother who couldn't imagine being in any other career. But when she is not make her clients ooze red carpet, she typically at home with her boys enjoying their day. It could be games, art & crafts, or maybe just some movies and snacks, but family time is the best of times.
It's her drive to be loving, caring, and loyal, and this definitely comes out in the way she treats her clients. She's not going to treat you any other way than the way she would want to be treated. That's a good part of the reason for Heather's success in the last decade and probably why she fit in so well styling the news anchors at KOCO 5 during part of her career. She loves to learn and be challenged which has made her an expert and many things by now, including blowouts! With a long list of happy clients behind her, Heather would love nothing more than to have you leave her chair and rave about you spectacular new look. Come on out today and make her day by letting her actually make money doing what she loves, getting to talk and spend time with clients she loves, and we promise, you'll get a thing or two out of it too!
Back in high school Kate would come up with unique beautiful hairstyles for herself and then soon realized she wanted to create that same beauty for other people. Those short hair days and creative fun colors inspired her to take the step to hair school and graduated in 2011. Raised in OKC, this is her home and she has been using her gifts to help people and raise money for various causes for years.
Kate gets super excited when she can make someone feel good about themselves, and we're pretty sure she chose the right industry for that. The beauty industry is always changing and her passion for it drives her to constantly be learning, adapting, and staying up-to-date with the latest in fashion and decoration. Kate loves a lot of things, but among them: photoshoots, making people feel beautiful, short hair cuts, vivid colors, people, and of course, her family. With her friends and family is where you'll find her a lot of the time ... or maybe a PiYo (yeah, we had to look it up too. Yoga + Pilates + a lot of other cool stuff).
Kate loves so unconditionally and this really helps with her clients. When you love what you do and the people you do it with, it makes talking with your client more than just a conversation; you are getting to know what makes them tick, listening, and then guiding them through the entire process. Kate makes sure you always know what's going on and stay comfortable the entire time. In the box or out of the box, whatever thinking you like, Kate's got you covered.
There are many things and life people can't do without. Music and her vegan lifestyle would be at the top of Lauren's list. If that doesn't tell you what kind of awesome person she is, we're not sure what will. Maybe the fact that she loves vivids (see here) and people come to her from all over just for them? Maybe you'll get a better understanding knowing that though she has always been drawn to the hair industry, it was her finally deciding to follow her dreams and go for it that lead her to where she is at today.
She's happy to guide indecisive clients to achieve their hair goals. She's happy to give thorough consultations that lead to happy clients feeling beautiful about themselves. She takes pride in pushing color boundaries and going outside the regular.
always edgy. always fashion forward.
Truth be told, when music, hair, and family, are what you're most passionate about and you're actually doing what you're most passionate about, that's where the magic happens. Lauren has grown in a short time from attending Duncan Brothers School of hair Design and is constantly utilizing all her passion and love through her life and "work". Looking for a hair design with style, passion, and forward-thinking? Look no further. Hey, maybe it's time for those tape extensions you were thinking about?! Yeah, she's a pro at those too. Whenever you need that perfect cut [except when she's at a local band's show or by the pool] come on in and be at ease and in your element, while she's in her element.
Kids don’t always listen to their parents … but Michaela sure is glad she did when her mom saw a talent in her and encouraged her to pursue it. Well Mom knew best, and Michaela has been thriving in this industry for years now.
Michaela’s versatility is constantly growing as she continues to add services to her service menu; the latest being lash extensions! This fits right in line with her philosophy to constantly and consistently educate herself, educate her clients, and offer the best service possible. This may be something as simple as when she works with her clients to make sure they know how to best take care of their hair outside the salon or even working with the client in the first place to make sure they reach their beauty goal without compromising their hair and matching hair quality and skin tone.
She’s easy going, honest, talented, and always starts her day with a fresh cup of coffee. What more could you ask for in your favorite stylist? Must your stylist love cats? Well you’re in luck, she has three furry children and if you follow her on insta, you’ll see just that … oh and some great examples of her work.
Okay so don't get too distracted by Olya's amazing journey and talent. After 17 years of styling you're bound to be good, but that doesn't even do her justice. This Barre instructor, was born with natural gifts. These artistic abilities lead her to the world of hair and makeup, just to start. It started in Germany (fun fact: where the Barre Workout was founded), where Olya was born. Then raised in Estonia, life eventually took her to the U.S. where she has been for 18 years. Her love for beauty, health, and fitness all go hand-in-hand, and one would think helped lead her to runner up in Mrs. Oklahoma 2011!!! #impressed
So when she's no making us all jealous, Olya is transforming her clients at M Salon.
"I love the transformation of my clients. Whether it's completely changing their look with hair color and makeup, or just enhancing their natural beauty with a trim or blowout, I love it all."
This constantly changing industry keeps her on her toes and that's one of the main reasons she loves it. One of the easiest things to do is to cover up someones inner beauty with something flashy. One of the hardest things to do is to bring out the inner beauty of a client with some scissors and makeup. That's because it's more than simply giving an hour of your time and collecting a paycheck. It's knowing your clients, being caught up in what makes them tick and giving them your time and talents in such a way that reassures people of the beauty they already knew existed within them.
Her career does not take the first place in her life though, that would be her family. When she's not working, by their side you'll find her, caring for them. Laughing with them. In her family, in her life from Germany to Oklahoma, she's been fulfilling her dreams, living her happy life. If she can give you just a small part of that by making your day better, then she'd like to take care of your beauty needs today.
When it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
Even though Shelby always wanted to be a hairstylist, she went off and did what most of us think we should do. Go to college, get a degree, get a good job. However, even after getting that Sociology in Human Services degree, oddly enough, that led her back to hair where she has be killing it ever since.
“When you can help someone feel beautiful, they carry and express themselves more confidently. It’s important to feel confident in todays world.”
Shelby is right, you know. Sometimes the difference between getting that job, that smile, that perfect day, is a little confidence. If Shelby is good at anything it’s building that relationship with you so that she can use her creative ability in this industry to bring out the confidence in you. That clear communication of your needs and concerns balanced with her expertise is what the perfect hair stylist relationship is built on.
You’ll read time and time again, the sign of a good stylist is being able to find the best cut or color that best suits your needs, your lifestyle, and your personality. Shelby is great at just that, but it doesn’t end there. Not only that perfect color, but the exact shade of color is what Shelby is known for. If you’ve always wanted to be a redhead, want to go back to your natural color, or even fix that other stylists’ spotty work, you guess it, go to Shelby!
All-in-all, she is a one-of-a-kind person who just happens to be great at what she does. She loves being here in Oklahoma with her kids. She loves teaching people about hair and makeup and the newest trends. Shelby is a happy and humorous human that will make sure you leave happy, respected, and confident. We could go on but we’re pretty confident you can see why you should book Shelby for your next hair appointment.
There are a lot of things Sidnea is great at, but if you're wanting a talented stylist that is also caring & silly who can give the most amazing blowout and "tease it to Jesus", (yeah, we're not sure what that means either), then to Sidnea is where you need to go. She has been doing hair since about 10 years old and after seeing she had the talent and creativity for it, her family encouraged her to pursue it professionally. After being in the business professionally for years she has come to find that she is happiest when making others happy. "I love changing people's mood with just a simple haircut," Sidena told us.
You will love her creativity and energy. Not only that but she loves helping to encourage, teach, and see that change happen that you never could have dreamed of on your own. When people come to her with dry or damaged hair, Sidnea takes the time to help them through the process of making it healthy and beautiful again. That's the kind of attention she pays to each of her clients.
When she's not helping out those clients though, it's common to find her at a car race [because her love for hair is matched with her love for cars and racing], or maybe just helping out at her church. Sidnea is just a funny, loving person that will make you feel at ease. Maybe it's that personality that helped her win Miss Photogenic 2013 Miss Teen Oklahoma. So, from a small town of 700, with not one stoplight in sight, to one of the largest cities by area, she's here to serve you guys at M Salon. If you have more questions, just a submit a contact form, otherwise book your appointment today!
Having a great stylist is kind of like having a great haircut. When your hair is done well, it is easy to style and take care of at home, which saves you time, money, and a lot of unnecessary frustration. There may be a lot of good haircuts for you, but not many great ones. If you want a color or cut that is easy to style at home, that grows out without issues, then you need someone who will listen to you and understand your needs & wants.
Tara is sure to make your time enjoyable and have you leaving with a cut and color that is not good, but great.
Not even surprisingly these days, Tara is one of the many to leave California's sunshine for the appeal of Oklahoma. Now, that doesn't mean she's new to the business. Tara has been slaying it behind the chair for 11 years! Even getting an award for her talent in cut and color. Her vibes mesh perfectly as M Salon and if you are looking for style, then you're in the right place at M Salon, and especially with Tara. Not only is she know for her A-Line Bobs, but her blondes and natural looking highlights and color leaves just about nothing to-be-desired.
Though Tara is a well-seasoned expert, she loves a challenge and loves working with her clients to push boundaries and do whatever it takes to make people feel confident and beautiful, while keeping their hair healthy and happy from beginning to end. It's always her hope to have you leave with a smile on your face. There will be one on hers too, knowing she helped bring out who you really are through your cut or color.