Meet the Artists

Salon Antebellum artists are trained to step back and construct a solution to bring optimum results to your hair styling needs. All of our staff are trained in “Structure and Motion”, a unique method of cutting that utilizes each individual’s head shape creating texture, fluency, and artistic interpretation. All of our artists are inspired and driven by their passion! At Salon Antebellum it’s an experience, not just a haircut!

The Artists

Melanie Murray - Level 3

Melanie was determined to not only be “Hair Famous”, but to be part of a culture that loved creating beautiful transformations. Ms. Murray found Salon Antebellum through education held at her beauty school, National Academy of Beauty Arts. She quickly joined the company as a Front Desk Coordinator while finishing school and taking care of her 2 children. “I was drawn to the salon, or should I say owner, from the moment I met her. The constant continuing education was a deciding factor for me. You can’t remain the best always stuck in the past.” Ms. Murray is an educator for Sexy Hair and travels the nation educating and inspiring eager hairdressers around the country. She brings that education and level of expertise to every guest who sits in her chair. She hopes to share her story with others and engage in many transformations to come.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist – Bioionic Retex Certified – Bioionic Agave Certified – Bioionic Style Specialist – Certified in Sexy Hair’s Structure in Motion – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Specialist – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Curl Pintura Colorist – Runway Ready – Sexy Hair National Educator

Mary Miller - Level 4

Mrs. Miller has a passion for the industry and made it a point to choose a career that she loves to do. Not only is she a rapidly growing artist, but she thrives on teaching and growing other stylists and cosmetology students. Mary’s goal is to not only be a fully commited stylist, but to grow in development of those in the industry. Mary says “I knew I was going to get continued education at Salon Antebellum. Kelly would help grow me in my craft to reach my goals. Her story inspired me and I wanted to work for the best!” Mary stage lined at the Dare to Dream event in 2013 for National Academy of Beauty Arts. This event was packed with passionate students craving her story of success. She educated her fellow beauty school students on the best of Sexy Hair, and told them what to look for when choosing your career options. All of this was presented only eight months after graduating cosmetology school. Mary is a fast rising star.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist –Bioionic Retex Certified – Bioionic Agave Certified –Bioionic Style Specialist – Certified in Sexy Hair’s Structure in Motion – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Certified – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Curl Pintura Colorist

Lauren Bernardino - Level 3

Lauren not only has a Bachelor’s in Education but has honors in her craft as an artist. After entering Salon Antebellum fresh from school in 2012, Lauren has mastered the art of bridal couture, mesmerized her clients with her attention to detail when styling hair, and put them to sleep with her unforgettable shampoos. That eye for detail comes in handy when creating some of the most beautiful formal styles in the Midwest. Thanks to Facebook, Lauren found Kelly for an interview after a class she took with her in beauty school. “I could tell Kelly really loved what she did and her enthusiasm for the industry was contagious. I knew I wanted to work at Salon Antebellum from that day on.” In her time at Salon Antebellum, she has grown as an artist, a wife, and a mother.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist –Bioionic Retex Certified – Bioionic Agave Certified –Bioionic Style Specialist – Certified in Sexy Hair’s Structure in Motion – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist – Deva Curl 3 Step Specialist – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Curl Pintura Colorist

Jennifer Black - Level 4

Ms. Black has been an artist at Salon Antebellum since its beginning in 2012. As a young lady, Jennifer adored the craft of hair. “I wanted to do hair since I can remember,” Says Black. She remembers styling her sister and her friend’s hair for dances when she was a kid. Jenn is a mother to three beautiful children and the love and understanding she brings to her guests reflects that. Fresh perspective is always plentiful in Jenn’s chair and her true desire to give her guests the look they have always dreamt of shines through in her work. She has taken an active role to continue her education over the course of time specializing in the art of hair.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist –Bioionic Retex Certified – Bioionic Agave Certified –Bioionic Style Specialist – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist – Deva Cut certified – Deva Curl 3-Step certified – Deva Curl Pintura Colorist

Laura Terpening - Level 4A

After working in the industry for 5 years, Laura found herself at the door of Salon Antebellum. Longing for a change in her career, Laura found that her fellow Lady Antebellas were on the same journey as herself. They had a passion for more knowledge and were eager for success. Laura has a passion for the curly girlies and is an expert in Deva Curl Hair Care. Laura recently has been invited to join Deva Curl as not only an advocate for their amazing product line, but as an educator for Deva Curl as well. Salon Antebellum is honored to have a role model such as Laura. Her professionalism will leave you feeling secure. She can handle a challenge and excels in thinking in artistic approaches to her coloring techniques. Salon Antebellum became a family when Laura walked in, and has opened avenues of growth with future education.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist –Bioionic Retex Certified – Bioionic Agave Certified –Bioionic Style Specialist – Certified in Sexy Hair’s Structure in Motion – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist – Natural Curly Upstyle Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Specialist – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Curl Pintura Colorist

Autumn Christ - Level 1

The desire to make others feel confident and beautiful about themselves drew Autumn to the beauty industry. Autumn had always heard good things about Salon Antebellum and knew when she walked in and experienced its welcoming atmosphere that this was the place for her to further her education and build her career. She is constantly furthering herself in her knowledge of hair and has an eagerness to participate in ongoing education. Whether you are coming in for a dramatic transformation or just a trim, Autumn’s passion for what she does transfers to every guest that sits in her chair. Her warm and welcoming personality will make you feel right at home every single time.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist – Bio Ionic Style Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Certified – Deva Pintura Colorist – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist

Kaely Alaniz - Level 1

Kaely knew this industry was right for her the moment she recognized her love for making people fall in love with their own beauty. Her journey started with her managing a beauty store where she decided she was born to do hair. She met the salon’s owner, Kelly, while in cosmetology school and instantly felt that Kelly believed in her – the rest is history! Her passion started with the artistry of hair color and has grown into an admiration for the entire craft. She now dreams of becoming an educator so she can share her story with other aspiring beauty professionals. Kaely’s bubbling, kind personality creates an instant connection with every guest that reserves time with her. She knows the importance of customizing her work to the needs and wants of each individual guest. Kaely puts her heart and soul into each appointment and it is easy to see this is what she was meant to do.

ID Hair North America Color Specialist – Bio Ionic Style Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Certified – Deva Pintura Colorist – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist