MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

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MELISSA THURSTON

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
BLANTON

Stylist

Madison is a 23 year old momma 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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Dalton bird

Stylist

With an eye for color and a desire to deliver an outstanding experience, Dalton collaborates with each guest to design a style that makes them feel gorgeous while maintaining their individuality. Thorough with his collaborations much like his services, he intends to educate every guest along their journey together. Growing up as an artist and influenced by everything from music and fashion to comics and movies, Dalton brings his inspirations to the world of hair, forging a unique perspective through his creativity. With an edgy style offset by a fun loving personality, he is ready to deliver on your next hair adventure. 

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LIV FARRIS

Stylist

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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Stylist

tRISTANY cRAM

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 TILLMAN

Stylist

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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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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Raul Serrano

Barber/Powder Brow Tattoo Artist

Raul has been a barber for over two decades, originated from Puerto Rico. He has brought his style to the states and is an expert at his craft. He has expanded on his skillset by adding in Powder brows to the services that he offers and has been certified in the technique since 2021.