• John Henson

    After a sixteen year hairstyling career in Atlanta, John Henson decided to make a move to Florida to work with his buddy and hair mentor, Jim Stracke.  John is a talented hairstylist with extensive training with Redken, Goldwell, Arrojo and has even worked alongside Nick Arrojo at his previous salon.  His training and continued education is apparent in his work as he is loved by his clients.

    John’s technical ability, fun personality and love for hair will make you leave with a smile!  His appreciation for his craft even carries over into his hobbies; he was nicknamed Coach Hairspray by the youth soccer team he coached.

  • Haley Forshee

    Haley came to Hawthorn from Alchemy Salon in Orlando and is such a great addition. She gives outstanding razor cuts and we’re in awe of her color, balayage and beautiful blow outs. Keeping up with the trends and taking advanced classes, Haley keeps her clients looking updated and current!

    Haley gives patient and caring service and will work with all hair textures. Her fun and sweet personality is a delight to be around.

  • AJ

    Meet AJ! She has been a hairstylist for over 10 years. She has a passion for all hair types including curly hair, textured bobs, shags and pixies. “I love to use haircutting as a way to customize the perfect cut to enhance face shapes.”

    AJ came from Z salon in Louisville, KY and continued with advanced training with multiple Aveda global artists such as Jon Reyman, Ricardo Dinis and Geno Chapman. The Hawthorn staff is in awe of her hair cuts and you will be too!

  • Lanae Savu

    Lanae is the whole package!  She is a senior stylist with a great eye and the experience to make you look your best.  She is a creative colorist that loves doing balayage and is also known for her razor cuts.

    Lanae was a guest stylist at Hawthorn and now has made Jacksonville her home.  She has over a decade of continuing education with Arrojo, Aveda, Goldwell, etc and even led the education program at one of Atlanta’s Top Ten salons.  You will love her!

  • Sher Burford

    With a family background in hair, Sher has always had a passion for hairstyling.  She loves doing balayage, vivd colors and short cuts for all genders. She has four years of experience with Olaplex, and her goal is to do beautiful color while maintaining its integrity.

    Sher’s friendly personality is sure to make you smile!  She is a happy-go-lucky stylist that is always taking extra special care of her clients!

  • Alyssa Curry

    What a gal! Alyssa is ready to soften your look with natural dimension through balayage and color melting. She loves long layered cuts and giving natural texture with face framing layers.

    She has gone through Hawthorn’s apprentice program and has furthered her education with Redken and Bumble and Bumble. Alyssa’s positive attitude and happy disposition is contagious. Sweet as pie, her clients and co-workers simply adore her.

  • Christina Bing

    It’s Christina Bing! She is one of the most passionate hairstylists we have met. She absolutely loves to cut and color hair.  Being a blonde herself, she is a blonding superstar!! Christina’s clients also love her short textured cuts and pixies.

    Christina started her career fifteen years ago in Ohio and and has continued to increase her passion through the addition of specialized training and education. From being a color educator for Matrix to taking up-styling classes with the avant garde hair designer, Nicholas French, Christina has a pretty broad resume. We couldn’t ask for a better member of the Hawthorn team!

  • Gayla Costello

    Gayla is our go-to girl for editorial hair!  Her clients and coworkers are in awe of her magical styling skills!  She also loves doing bombshell blondes and short technical cuts. She has also taken curl classes at Devachan Salon in NYC.

    A Paul Mitchell graduate, Gayla is constantly challenging herself to grow as a stylist and a person.  She has taken part in many fundraising activities, fashion shows and volunteer events.  Her courteous and creative energy is a delight to be around!

  • Tish Frazier

    Tish is known for her amazing eye and attention to detail. She has a loyal blonde following of classic highlights and bright balayage. Her advanced color skills and polished cuts have made her a Hawthorn Salon favorite!

    Tish went to the Aveda Institute and has furthered her education with Bumble and Bumble and Redken. Tish is really easy to talk to, and in her free time she likes watching sports and seeing live music.

  • Tina Jarvis

    Need a new look?  Tina’s love for hair makes her the perfect stylist for you!  She specializes in bleach and tones and is our go-to-gal for vivid colors.  Her fun personality will definitely put a pep in your step!

    Tina is dedicated to the craft of hairdressing and spends free time researching the latest and greatest techniques and trends.  She continues her education attending classes with Bumble and Bumble and Redken Exchange in NYC.

  • Chelsea "Becks" Beckett

    Look who’s back! Becks worked with us a few years ago and we are excited to have her back. She has a wide range of skills including root shadows, dimensional blondes, balayage and updos.

    Becks is a well rounded stylist that’s continued her education with Redken, Goldwell, KMS, Loreal and Oribe. After living in Denver for a bit, she realized she is truly a Florida girl at heart. Glad to have her back in the sunshine state!

  • Chelsea Todd

    Chelsea embraces her southern heritage and brings that grace and charm to the salon.  Whether she is researching the past for inspiration or looking ahead for what is next, Chelsea stays on top of the trends.  She is known for her sun-kissed blondes, long bobs and men’s cuts. She is also an actual certified Redken stylist! Way to go, Chelsea!

    Chelsea’s approach to doing hair combines skill, creativity and attentiveness.  With a thirst for cultivating her craft, she has excelled through our extensive training program and has become one of the most well-known members of the Hawthorn Salon team.


  • Macy Koch

    Macy’s fun style and friendly face are sure to brighten up your day!  Her goal is to make her clients look and feel great!  She does lovely highlights, balayage, bronze tones and awesome long layered cuts!

    After graduating from Aveda, she furthered her education through Hawthorn’s apprentice program and continues taking classes with Bumble and Bumble, Redken and more.  Her motivation to make her clients happy does not go unnoticed!

  • Nick Wagner

    Nick! One of our favorite dudes!  Being a salon coordinator comes naturally to him as his attention to detail is spot on.  He is here to get your appointment booked and give you a good chat!!

    He enjoys music, scary movies, lowbrow art, gardening and he makes a mean cappuccino too!!  Ask him for one!

  • Christie Stracke

    Christie is the behind the scenes person that keeps this show on the road!

    If you call the salon, you will most likely hear her southern accent on the other end. She is a small town gal with big city experience.

    With a degree in fashion design & marketing and many years of experience as a buyer, it is no wonder that Hawthorn Salon has a great selection of prestige beauty products on the shelves.

  • Jim Stracke

    Jim has twenty two years of experience as a hairstylist and has trained under leading names at Bumble and Bumble, Aveda, Redken and more.

    He is known for his highlights (including ombre and balayage) and does amazing precision cuts. He has a loyal following with all hair textures, from extra fine to super curly. Jim’s frequent travels to New York and London keep him on top of the current trends.

    Jim and his wife moved from Washington D.C. in 2008 and fell in love with the Riverside/Avondale neighborhood. After working in the area for a couple of years, Jim saw the need for a new type of Jacksonville salon…soon after, Hawthorn Salon was born!

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    We are always searching for new members to join us!  We’ve worked hard to cultivate an inspirational and creative work environment.  Come join in on the fun! Email to inquire:

    We would love to consider you for a position!  Possible positions include front desk, stylist and assistant/apprentice. Email to inquire :