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 4

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 – Certified Aqua Extension 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

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 –
Certified Aqua Extension 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

Autumn Christ - Level 2

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 -Certified Aqua Extension Specialist – Bio Ionic Style Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Certified – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Pintura Colorist – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist

Kaely Alaniz - Level 2

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 -Certified Aqua Extension Specialist – Bio Ionic Style Specialist – Deva Curl 3-Step Certified – Deva Cut Certified – Deva Pintura Colorist – Lady Antebella Upstyle Specialist

Colleen Lee - Level 1

Colleen always knew she would be a hair stylist, and it all began with her constantly undergoing crazy changes with her own look. Her passion grew from simply wanting to change the appearance of others to a deeper desire to make people feel beautiful and confident after leaving her chair. The eclectic style, antique decor, and family atmosphere drew her to Salon Antebellum to begin her career. Here, Colleen hopes to eventually become an educator and inspire future generations of artists to find their passion as she did. She would like to work towards becoming a Level 4 artist and participate in the Associate Education Program here. Because of her upbringing on the East coast, Colleen brings diverse style and new ideas to each experience with her guests. She has a passion for color and specializes in balayage and vibrant colors.

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

Nathanial Hermann - Level 1

Unlike some of his fellow stylists, Nathanial’s decision to pursue a career in cosmetology was rather spur of the moment. After meeting the owner Kelly a few years back, his interest in the industry was sparked and he decided to enroll. His decision to join Salon Antebellum took place in Kelly’s chair one day when Nathanial was getting his hair cut and Kelly mentioned the possibility of him joining her team. The atmosphere and prospect of learning from his “insanely talented fellow Lady Antebellas” excited him, so he said yes. While here, Nathanial aspires to further sharpen and hone his skills to continually go above and beyond with his guests. His attention to detail makes Nathanial stand out, and an experience with him makes his guests feel like the only person in the room.

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

Alyssa Thornton - Level 1

For as long as she can remember, Alyssa has been in love with hair and makeup. At just ten years old, she was begging her mom for subscriptions to beauty magazines like Vogue and Allure. After pursuing sales after college, she quickly knew that she needed a creative outlet and enrolled in cosmetology school a year later. Alyssa chose Salon Antebellum because of the focus on continued education and the opportunity to continue learning long after finishing school. The atmosphere and culture of the salon fit her personality so she decided to enter the associate program. One of her goals for her career is to provide hair and makeup services at fashion week for runway shows. Alyssa is passionate about giving each of her guests an experience that is personalized to them. She excels in short haircuts, balayage color, and makeup applications.

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

Bailey Chitwood - Entry Level

Growing up with two sisters sparked Bailey’s interest in beauty. In her junior year of high school, she began the cosmetology program at tech school and fell in love. She grew up here in South County and believed Salon Antebellum was her dream salon. Bailey’s goals for her career include gaining as much continuing education as possible and one day becoming an educator for new upcoming artists in the industry. The experience Bailey gives is unlike any other because of her passion for what she does. She has always been certain that becoming a professional in the beauty industry was the right choice for her. Bailey excels in bright fashion colors and elegant formal styling.

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

Theresa Magary - Entry Level

When she was young, Theresa constantly styled the hair of her three sisters. A year into nursing school, she realized her heart wasn’t in a career as a nurse, and she scheduled a tour at Paul Mitchell that day. After coming across Salon Antebellum’s website and falling in love with the way the salon looked and the continuing education offered, she entered the associate program. Eventually, Theresa would like to become an educator herself and inspire future artists. Her goal is to make every guest that sits in her chair feel beautiful and confident about their look. She enjoys growing herself as an artist and widening her knowledge base through ongoing education. Color and balayage come naturally to Theresa and she is an expert in braiding and styling.

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