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Founder and Creative Colorist

Mel has been crafting her skills since 2014 when she first obtained her Cosmetology license. Hair Full of Secrets with Mel, LLC was established in 2018, in a 150 sq ft studio in Gainesville, FL.  Over the years, she was ready to expand as a business owner to what is now a signature brand, “Hair Full of Secrets.” Mel shares her knowledge with her clients, exchanging tips and tricks, therefore coveting the name.In February 2023, she launched our second location, HFOS West. This space focuses on our luxury services featuring blowouts, hair extensions, and spray tanning! Our boutique is one of a kind and a trusted resource for your beauty investments.

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Colorist + Curly Specialist


Tristany is passionate about hair, especially curls! Her number 1 priority is maintaining the integrity and over-all health of the hair. Give her your hair goals and together you can lay out a plan to achieve them! 

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Jessica’s passion for hair began in 2015. She has since fallen in love with all things hair. She specializes in blonding techniques and believes in always putting the integrity of your hair first! Outside of work she spends most her time with her family. Come on in and let her help to bring your hair dreams to life!

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Colorist + Extension

Kalie is a Jacksonville native, and graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2015 and has been perfecting her craft ever since. Specializing in blonding and extension services is where she has found her passion in helping others achieve the hair of their dreams. In her free time you can find her curled up with a good book, or spending time with family.

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Blonding + Color Correction

Bridget is a hairstylist of 10+ years! She was born and raised in Florida and now starting a new chapter in Gainesville. She is also a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, but most importantly a dog mama to two very spoiled pups. Her biggest indulgence is coffee, and probably her greatest weakness. On her off days you’ll catch her by a body of water, binging Netflix or exploring new places.

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Colorist + Extension Specialist

Sophia is a graduate from The Summit Salon Academy and has a deep passion for all things hair. She enjoys working with hair as an art form and the smile it puts on her client's faces. Sophia genuinely believes and lives by the saying, “If you’re doing what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” As a committed lifelong learner of the cosmetology industry ,she looks forward to creating meaningful relationships with her guests!

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Blonding Specialist

Gracie is 22 and loves making clients feel beautiful. She enjoys blonding services and lived in colors the most. Aside from color, Gracie is passionate about hair extensions as she is certified in hand ties, k-tips, I-tips, and tape-ins. Outside of the salon, she loves spending time with her dog and going to the gym! 

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Sakinah muhammad

Nail Artist + Full Specialist

Sakinah is a Gainesville native and has been doing nails since she was 16.  She is a licensed full specialist and specializes in gel services, bringing in Gel X extensions to HFOS. Her passion for nail art has helped her sell her work in her own independent business for the last year after pursuing her bachelors in Accounting. When not doing nails, she enjoys traveling and is a music lover! 

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Alex roman

Nail Artist + Full Specialist

Alex is a Cuban and Puerto Rican from Miami, Florida and comes with all the spice and flavor Miami has to offer. She decided to pursue a career in the beauty industry because she loves being creative and making other people feel beautiful, whether its through nails, skin care, or cocktails! Creative nail sets, lash lift/tints, brow lamination and lash extensions are what she is focused on at our salon. 

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Carly Wolfe

Nail Artist + Cosmetologist

Carly loves the relationships she gets to maintain with her clients and truly listens to their beauty wants and desires. She loves making sure clients feel pampered during their visit and leave the salon excited about their new look. When she's not working she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

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Molly ayers

Colorist + Updo Specialist

Molly is a budding stylist from Gainesville! Her top priority is boosting her client’s confidence. She specializes in updos and major color transformations! Her Starbucks order is the caramel apple shaken espresso, and her favorite music is classic rock! 



Natasha is a new transplant born and raised in NY. She recently moved to Gainesville and is undergoing the Apprenticeship offered at HFOS to master her skills. She works at both of our locations and is currently offering spray tans!

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Jeimyliz Vasquez


Jeimy was born in Puerto Rico but was raised in NYC where she fell in love with all things Beauty. Her goals are to become a Cosmetologist and some day open her very own salon business! She wants to incorporate her background in beauty and office experience into her role as a Salon Coordinator and ensure that the salon will continue to run efficiently.

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