Our Team

Our Hair Therapists

Learn about SALON by milk + honey's professional stylists and read their bios

We’re justifiably proud of our team of stylists and makeup artists. Read on to learn more about them.

If you are interested in joining our team, learn more about careers at SALON by milk + honey.

Find Stylists Based on Location
2nd Street District
Hill Country Galleria
Arboretum Market

Find a stylist you like? Call us at 512.236.1115, or click on the “Schedule Appointment” button.

2nd Street District

Amanda ($70 women’s cut, $50 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Amanda has been styling since 2006 and has worked with Aveda for most of her career. She actually credits Aveda for helping her find her true passion for the beauty industry. Her extensive background and staggering amount of education has quickly led her to success. Amanda loves to connect with people and make them feel special. She especially enjoys a curly hair challenge and loves an opportunity to perform a complex color service, although she loves blowouts, layer cuts and updos too. When she’s not at work, Amanda can be found attending continuing education classes, playing with her two dogs or watching “I Heart Huckabees,” her favorite movie. You will find Amanda at our 2nd Street District salon.

Amber ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Amber has had a passion for doing hair and makeup since she was 12 years old creating photo shoots with her friends including hair, makeup, and back drops. Amber moved to Austin in 2001 and says she could never live anywhere else. She started working in the salon industry in 2005 as a concierge and moving her way up. While managing a salon, Amber realized her passion for being a stylist and made the decision to go to cosmetology school. Amber loves all aspects of hair from men’s cuts to transformation colors. She particularly loves to color blondes and red heads. She has been certified in the Keratin treatment and really feels it is an amazing service. Amber feels strongly about educating her clients on maintaining the health and integrity of their hair. She is always looking to learn new skills and techniques to give all of her clients the latest and very best styles. You will find Amber at our 2nd Street District salon.

ashleyreneeAshley Renee ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Ever since Ashley Renee was a little girl all she wanted to do was hair, she never even thought of doing anything else. She loves helping her clients look and feel beautiful. Ashley Renee has been in Austin since 2001 and has loved every moment of it. She started her career apprenticing in a Dallas salon, Premier Atelier, under the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders stylist Rainer Schneck. After moving to Austin, she continued her career and education working in both a Paul Mitchell salon and an Aveda salon. Ashley Renee loves to do any kind of color from maintenance to dramatic transformations. You will find Ashley Renee at our 2nd Street District salon.

DavidArcherDavid ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment Originally from Texas, David started working with hair while completing his architecture degree at the University of Arkansas. When he wasn’t finishing up last-minute building designs, David was observing, taking notes, and experimenting on (very brave) friends at home. “In the end, you construct a great haircut the same way you construct a building: through plan and section,” he explains. Two years into working as an architect, David was already scheming a plan to get back into doing hair. After starting out in Arkansas, he’s now in Austin working to create effortless and tailored styles for each client. Rather than focusing on trends, David prefers to work with your hair’s natural color and texture, learn what you like and dislike about it, and build from there. Even though he is inspired by hair of all eras, David puts a modern twist on every head he touches. He is also a Jack-of-all-trades and can engage you in a conversation about anything from Southern literature and the NBA finals to the latest issue of French Vogue. You can find David at our 2nd Street District location.

Jay2Jay ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
What Jay loves most about being a hairstylist is that it allows her to express her creative side and be a “day maker.” After graduating from The Paul Mitchell School in Cincinnati, Jay headed to Las Vegas to train at the Robert Cromeans Salon. Her love of music and the outdoors is what brought her to Austin. She is happy to be part of the team at milk + honey, where she is skilled at all services, from cut to color to styling. Jay’s claim to fame is big and bouncy “date night” hair. Her other specialty is bridal styling, bringing out the best in each blushing bride. When she’s not working, Jay is busy hanging out with friends, soaking up the unique culture and eclectic environment of Austin. You will find Jay at our 2nd Street District salon.

jennaJenna ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Jenna has been a stylist since 2005. Her love of the fashion industry, as well as helping people achieve their dream hair, was what initially inspired her to become a stylist. Now, on top of all that, she has a passion for products and finding the right ones for each person. When she is not in the salon, you might find her running along Lady Bird Lake or one of the other beautiful trails Austin has to offer. You will find Jenna at our 2nd Street District salon.

Screen-Shot-2013-06-25-at-9.15.54-AM-150x150Jenny ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Jenny has been a licensed stylist since 2011. She was trained at the Aveda Institute in Columbus, Ohio; after working as a stylist for a few months, Jenny made the move to Austin. She started as a stylist at Bradz, where she took her time to learn and grow in her profession. In March 2013, Jenny joined the milk + honey 2nd Street District team in an effort to continue to enrich her career. Not only does she love cutting and styling short hair, she also loves a challenge. Women with long, thick, textured hair, or anyone who has a difficult hair type, will leave happy and satisfied. Jenny uses the Aveda color line, is a Keratin expert, and a highlighting pro. If she isn’t in the salon, she’s most likely at Barton Springs, or having brunch with friends at her favorite spot, Bouldin Creek Cafe. You will find Jenny at our 2nd Street District salon.

Jordan ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Jordan, born and bred in Mississippi, left home in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a hairstylist. Within one year she graduated from the world renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy. After graduation, Jordan moved on to apprentice closer to home at a premiere salon and spa in New Orleans. Here, she continued to learn with advanced educators and worked her way onto the floor. Being in New Orleans allowed Jordan to explore all kinds of creative outlets, her most memorable being styling for the NBA Hornets Cheerleaders and being involved in New Orleans fashion week. In 2011 Jordan settled in the Austin area where she continues developing her approach and hairstyling techniques. Jordan specializes in multidimensional highlights, precision cuts, and natural stand-out color. You will find Jordan at our 2nd Street District salon.

imageKatie ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment Katie moved to Austin from Chicago two years ago. She attended the Aveda Institute in Chicago, then worked for Chicago’s Art and Science Salon. While there, she did a year-long advanced training program, perfecting her cutting and formal styling techniques. Most recently, Katie worked at a small local Austin salon where she continued to maintain her perfect cutting skills and worked on her color techniques. Katie loves working on blondes and enjoys providing a great transformation to a pixie cut. You can find Katie at our 2nd Street District location until we open our doors to our South Lamar location!

Kenneth ($70 women’s cut, $50 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Kenneth has been a loyal Texan since 1992. He began his career in 2006 as an up and coming stylist and has never looked back. You can see a Kenneth blonde walking down the street a mile away, just beautiful. Kenneth has a passion for color, whether it’s highlights, corrective color or a simple one-step. His color training has taken him from Los Angeles to Miami and back. When he’s not learning new techniques and enhancing his skill, you’ll likely find him relaxing outside or at home. Spend some time with Kenneth and you’ll see he’s probably one of the most relaxed people you’ve met. He loves Austin; it’s where he’s supposed to be. You will find Kenneth at our 2nd Street District salon.

richardRichard ($55 women’s cut, $35 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment Richard has always had a passion for beauty and fashion. After working his way into fashion merchandising/styling and management positions at some of the leading brands in the industry and working with top salons to create runway-ready looks for fashion shows, Richard knew the hair world was something he had to be a part of. Richard attended AVEDA Institute Austin and is one of the first to complete milk + honey’s exclusive apprentice program. His goal is to have an amazing clientele that he can inspire and show his creative work through. He also wants to be involved in as many fashion weeks and styling events as possible. There’s nothing that fuels his passion and inspiration more than seeing good hair, fashion and music collide. When Richard isn’t working, he’s usually out exploring everything Austin has to offer. From happy hours, restaurants, social events, and outdoor adventures, he’s always on the go! Richard specializes in men’s cuts, women’s long layered cuts, natural-looking color and highlights, and flawless blowouts. You will find Richard at our 2nd Street District salon.

Hill Country Galleria

Amy ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Amy’s passion: making people feel beautiful. She knows the disheartening feeling of being frustrated with your hair because we have all been there. Being in the beauty industry allows Amy to help people see the benefits of physical transformation while enhancing their self-confidence. Amy has been working behind the chair since 2004 and loves every minute of it. One of her favorites is bridal, formal styles. Her skill and calm personality will put any bride at ease. Working with many talented and creative artists, and attending countless educational seminars over the years has made Amy who she is today. She is confident that she can find the “perfect look” for any client who sits in her chair. Amy’s motto: changing your look can truly change your life. You will find Amy at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

 

photo (1)Debbie ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment Debbie has been a stylist for 25 years. Her career as a stylist started in 1988 in Roswell, New Mexico, but she has also worked as a licensed hair stylist in Washington, Florida, and now, Texas. She enjoys continuing education and attends multiple hair shows and classes every year. Debbie’s strength lies in her ability to listen to her clients, and she feels their hair is the best business card she can have. In addition, Debbie excels in special event and bridal hair — she loves making those special days magical with great hair. You can find Debbie at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

Deidre ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Deidre’s lifelong passion has been the beauty industry! Deidre has worked in salons and spas in Austin and the Washington D.C. area since 1986. She has honed her craft through years of training and behind-the-chair experience. She specializes in coloring, cutting and creating livable, everyday looks that the client can re-create at home. She likes to build relationships with her clients and have a vested interest in their vision for their hair and style. Deidre is easy going, a good listener and a fantastic communicator. Her passion: styling special occasions and bridal hairstyles. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, dog and friends, experiencing everything the Austin lifestyle has to offer! You will find Deidre at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

photoGreg ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment Greg has been a licensed stylist since 2004, and has spent half of his career styling in local salons and the other half educating future stylists. He has always been a creative artist and knew he loved being with people so it only made sense to become a stylist and use those skills to help people look and feel beautiful. Greg loves to create a look with his client — he’ll take a picture from a magazine and, using his Wella color knowledge, he will work with his client to make a look that is unique just for them. Greg is a local Austinite and loves this city. When he is out on the town, you will find him at one of Austin’s many local restaurants or hanging out with his dog, Bella a miniature schnauzer, at Zilker Park. You can find Greg at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

Jaimie ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Jaimie loves being a stylist, she can not imagine doing anything else. She wants to make people feel good, “and what better way to do that than through someone’s best accessory, their hair.” Her favorite hair tip … those with colored hair should wash it with water as cool as possible, this will keep your color vibrant and shiny. You will find Jaimie at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

 

 

Laura ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Laura is a new Austinite, hailing from Chicago, and continuing her career at SALON by milk and honey. Offering the highest quality of service and technical expertise, Laura is a multi-faceted hair artist who is passionate and has the vision and talent to keep heads turning. She has been styling hair since 2006 and feels most comfortable behind the chair making people feel and look beautiful. Laura redefines the average haircut and pushes beyond the classic highlight keeping clients up to date with the latest styles. She designs each haircut and color to complement the individual’s face shape, hair texture, skin tone and lifestyle. When it comes to updos, Laura is meticulous and will give you just the right style for any special occasion. Her positive energy and fun personality make it easy to connect and communicate to achieve the desired result. She is inspired and motivated to constantly stay educated in the growing beauty industry. Not only will you love your hair, Laura will give you a memorable, relaxing salon experience that will keep you coming back. Her passion for hair and creative expression keep Laura on the cutting-edge of hair design. You will find Laura at our Hill Country Galleria salon.

Arboretum Market


Adrienne ($70 women’s cut, $50 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Adrienne loves making people look and feel beautiful! Her passion for creating precise, manageable hair began more than a decade ago in San Francisco where she enrolled in Cosmetology School. After completing her training, she realized Austin was where she needed to be. After breaking away from the West Coast and landing in Texas, she apprenticed for 18 months to ensure she was at her best. Being a curly-haired girl herself, she developed a need early on in her career for helping people embrace their natural texture. With the proper knowledge and guidance of how to work with one’s curls, clients consistently leave her chair excited to try the special techniques at home and find much success in doing so. While she is a fantastic go-to girl for curly hair, she’s also an expert in cut + color. Spend time with Adrienne and you’ll not only leave with fabulous hair but you’ll quickly learn the secrets of having beautiful, healthy locks! You will find Adrienne at our Arboretum Market salon.

photoBrooke ($55 women’s cut, $35 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Brooke came to milk + honey from Dallas and has made her mark with all clients she’s interacted with. Her bright and bubbly personality complements her relaxing services. Brooke was one of the first apprentices at milk + honey and has really expanded her skill set while working under our established Stylists. She has a vast color knowledge and creates a customized, natural look for each client. Her beautiful cuts and colors will leave each client feeling their best! When Brooke is not at the salon, she loves spending time with her puppy Mocha at the local parks! You can find Brooke at our Arboretum Market salon.

CarolineCaroline ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Although Caroline hails from Plano, Texas, she has now called Austin home since 2010. After moving here to pursue her dream of becoming a hair stylist, she attended cosmetology school and has been involved in the industry ever since. Caroline is an experienced cosmetologist working in skin care, nails, hair, and makeup. Her focus is now on hair and makeup, specializing in beautiful blowouts and updos. She takes great pride in her work and really listens to her clients needs and concerns. Caroline loves making clients feel great about themselves and helping them look and feel beautiful! You will find Caroline at our Arboretum Market salon.

Jill ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Although Jill is originally from Idaho, she can’t imagine living anywhere else but Austin. She loves the beauty and ease of our wonderful city. When she’s not working, she’s probably swimming at Barton Springs, wakeboarding or finding a nice spot on the lake. After graduating from cosmetology school in Austin a few years ago, where she studied the Vidal Sassoon methods, she expanded on her passion for cutting and started working at a barbershop. She loves being able to create works of art with her cutting expertise. Although she learned a ton from her barbershop experience, she wanted to find a salon that allowed her to maximize her cutting, coloring and styling skills. She loves to create transformational cuts and colors for her clients. She’s a perfect fit for SALON by milk + honey. You will find Jill at our Arboretum Market salon.

Kelli ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
In 1997, Kelli followed her dreams and began studying cosmetology. Within 6 months, she earned 1st place at a hair show competition in the Philadelphia region. After 5 years of professional success and recognition in Philadelphia, her passion to learn more about the beauty industry led her to New York City, where she trained and worked at Vidal Sassoon Salon on 5th Avenue. In New York, Kelli enhanced her skills as a stylist working under some of our industry’s master icons, including the opportunity to style hair at the world renowned New York Fashion Week. In February 2009, Kelli took the opportunity to move to Austin. In discovering her renewed passion for bridal hair design and finding a rare niche with airbrush makeup, she began freelance work throughout central Texas. Kelli partnered with some of Austin’s most well-renowned photographers and wedding professionals, adding elegant hair and airbrush makeup for photo shoots and weddings Most recently, Kelli has combined forces with SALON by milk + honey, where she specializes in organic hair color and airbrush makeup. You will find Kelli at our Arboretum Market salon.

KrystalKrystal ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Krystal has been a licensed stylist since 2002. She has made her mark in the styling business. Starting as an apprentice in Denver, Krystal has mastered the art of Aveda cuts, colors, and makeup applications. She has participated in several fashion shows and fundraising events, as well as becoming an educator. She is highly talented in listening to her clients wants and needs, creating a modern twist on classic looks. Krystal has been an educator for several product lines as well as developing a sought after apprentice program in Colorado. When she is not behind the chair, you can find her exploring her new home in Austin. Krystal is located at our Arboretum salon.

photoMeg ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Meg is a beauty industry veteran. After 15 years as a makeup artist and esthetician, Meg sought a new challenge and became a hair stylist. She spent three years in New York, falling in love with her new field, and moved to Austin in 2013. Meg feels a connection to her clients and has a knack for understanding their needs, and creating cuts and colors that are wearable and easy to maintain. She loves creating luxurious blondes, eliminating frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, and cutting sassy pixie styles. When she’s not in the salon, Meg is probably at the movies, cooking extravagant dinners, or playing with her Chinese Crested puppies, Billie and Miles. You will find Meg at our Arboretum Market salon.

Rebekah ($70 women’s cut, $50 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Rebekah has been styling since 2003. The highlight of her career was the time she spent training under Frederic Fekkai in New York City. Following New York, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky where she took the position as Creative Director and Director of Education at Seasons Salon and Spa. Rebekah has also worked as a Kadus color educator and trained extensively in Volumetrics haircutting under Philip Pelusi. Rebekah specializes in color and loves working with clients who consider their hair challenging. When Rebekah isn’t styling, you will find her running the trails or reading her favorite book. You will find Rebekah at our Arboretum Market salon.

Susanna ($65 women’s cut, $45 men’s cut) Schedule Appointment
Susanna’s short time in Austin has allowed her to be a part of all of the great things it has to offer. Some of her favorites are the weather, extracurricular activities, amazing restaurants and of course, great salons. After finishing cosmetology school, she began working at an up and coming salon in Austin where she perfected her Vidal Sassoon training and was exposed to a large bridal business. This allowed her to explore and really discover a true passion for bridal hair. Her signature updos are stunning and Susanna loves being involved in a bride’s big day. When she isn’t styling brides, she truly loves creating beautiful, manageable cuts and colors for her clients. You will find Susanna at our Arboretum Market salon.

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