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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 the fall of 2022, we will be launching 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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Madison is a mama of two from South Carolina who moved to Florida 2 years ago and has been doing hair since! She is well rounded in all aspects from browns to blondes and hand-ties extensions! In her free time you can find her with her two babies listening to music and dancing. She is a free-spirit that loves to make her clients feel confident and beautiful!

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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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Liv is a Gainesville native and graduated from an Aveda school in Tallahassee circa 2013. To this artist, hair is much more than what it appears to be. Her focus is on blonding and connecting with her clients. When she is not doing hair, you can find her writing, reading books and traveling.

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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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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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shawnie surmeir

Stylist+Full Specialist

A St. Louis native, Shawnie is a tenured stylist in the industry for 13 years. With a passion for hair cutting, she specializes in tailoring the perfect haircutting experience for your individual style and needs. She is well apt in your beauty needs from lashes, brows, nails and full body waxing!

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Sakinah muhammad

Nail Artist

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! Acrylic nails, gel builder, lash lift/tint, brow lamination and spray tanning are her focus at both of our locations!

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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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Colorist + Extension Specialist

Kylee, although a Gainesville native attended the Aveda Institute in Jax before showcasing her commitment to achieving a quality education to best accommodate her guests. She is passionate about all things in the Cosmetology industry, but especially loves her hair extension applications. She has been certified in Bellami Pro Hair Extensions and is ready to consult anyone who may be interested in learning more about those services! Get to know her more behind the chair.

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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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Larissa has experience in structuring work spaces to function at their highest level in capacity. She handles most of our front desk duties, in addition to our team's needs while providing the best service to our clients. If you are ever interested in making suggestions or needing to voice concerns about our business, she will be your go-to gal!

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