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Melissa Thurston

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. 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.

Founder + Creative Colorist


Jessica Tillman

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!



Alex Roman

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. 

Nail Artist + Full Specialist


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! 

Colorist + Curly Specialist


Bridget Enstrom

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.

Blonding + Color Correction Specialist


Taylor Duarte

Taylor Duarte is a home grown Gainesville gal! Taylor worked under the best in the industry including Masters of Balayage winner Mashid Baghaei and One Shot Hair Awards winner Lo Davis. She also has attended classes with Curly Specialist Ethan King from Ron King Salon and has been certified in invisible method hand tied extensions. While Taylor may be a whiz at creating a customized, 3 dimensional color - she also has extensive training in lash extensions. From lashes to highlights, Taylor knows how to create your dream look.

Color + Extension Specialist


Sophia Copeland

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!

Colorist + Extension Specialist


Gracie Wheeler

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! 

Blonding Specialist


Sakinah Muhammad

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! 

Nail Artist + Full Specialist


Natasha Correa

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 and blowouts!



Gents and Co,

We are a 2 Man operated Barbershop inside of HFOS Salon. here to provide grooming services for Gentlemen of all ages. We are all about sustaining a very chill and relaxing barbershop experience. Our services include haircuts, beard work, hot shaves, and more. Come in and check us out or contact us for an appointment

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brows by Mojgan

Offering threading and tint services in Gainesville Fl. 30+ years brow mastery experience
To make an appointment text (352) 494-3095

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