Staff

  • Alyssa Shiplet

    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. (It also helps that she is the salon’s resident baker. We all light up when she brings sweet treats)

  • 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 on all genders 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.

  • 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.

  • Morgan Jones

    Morgan’s clients love her! She is an amazing stylist with a bright and sunny disposition! She does great lived in balayage and is a lover of effortless looking hair! She is a go-to-girl for shags; she excels in cutting short hair on any gender and also loves curls!

    Not only does Morgan love hair, she also is a lover of fashion and does ceramics in her spare time. What a crafty lady!

  • 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.

     

  • Jill Wentworth

    Want to refresh your bleach and tone or change your look? Jill is your girl!  She does edgy cuts (short and long) on all genders and likes doing fashion colors too!

    Clients book with Jill for her attention to detail  and her cutting and coloring skills… but her fun and quirky personality is the cherry on top!

  • Ginny Hancock

    “Ginny is a miracle worker” says a recent yelp review. We do not disagree. She is definitely your gal if you want a revamp! Ginny loves doing color of all kinds, especially blondes. Whether you are a bleach and tone or a rooty balayage, she will brighten your blonde and your day!

    Ginny came to Hawthorn from the Aveda School and excelled in the salon’s apprentice program. She has a strong passion for hair as well as a positive and professional attitude. Not only will she make your hair look beautiful, she will make you feel good while she is doing it!

  • Ariel Walsh

    Ariel is the whole package!  She is a senior stylist with a great eye and the experience to make you look your best.  With over a decade behind the chair, she is a creative colorist that loves hair painting and is also known for her curly cuts.

    Ariel moved here form New Hampshire with her husband and two boys to be closer to family and Hawthorn couldn’t be more thrilled to have her!

  • Marlana Jacobs

    Marlana’s fun loving personality and love for hair is sure to make your day! She gives exceptional service and makes every client look and feel their best. She has an incredible eye and great style, making her an inspiration to work with. She loves balayage, foiling and curls! 

    Marlana has an extensive background in hair including being an educator at the AVEDA school. She has worked as a mentor to other stylists in her previous salons, and is a great addition to the Hawthorn team!

  • Val Velez

    Val! Val! What a gal! Val’s clients can always count on her caring service and easy going personality. She loves the beach and it comes out with her beachy color and wearable cuts. After a visit with Val, you will look like you spent a day in the salt air!

    Val graduated Paul Mitchell and has continued to take color and cutting classes to cultivate her craft. She is one hard working stylist and it comes out in her work!

  • Payton Cox

    Payton has a natural gift for hair. Her talent evolves every day, and she always exceeds her client’s expectations. She likes doing all color services, men’s cuts, balayage and foilyage.

    Payton has a happy-go-lucky disposition making clients and coworkers smile every day!

  • Abby Bobby

    Have you met Abby? She specializes in textured cuts, fun color and edgy short cuts…a perfect fit for her energetic personality! She makes all clients feel right at home as Abby has never met a stranger!

    Abby started her hairstyling career right here in Jacksonville and Hawthorn is happy to have her as an addition!

  • Zoey Lund

    Zoey is a true artist! She puts love into every strand of hair she touches! Zoey loves a brightening service. She will make your blonde even blonder!! Whether you are a bleach and tone or a full foil, Zoey will work her magic!

    Zoey graduated from Aveda and has gone through Hawthorn’s advanced education program.

  • 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!

  • Katy Robinson

    Katy is our salon manager. She wears many hats and looks fabulous in all of them. The Hawthorn crew would be lost without her. Next time you are in, make sure to say hey!

    Katy has a background in hair, which makes her that much more knowledgable when it comes to running the salon. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to reach out to Katy. She will always get you taken care of!

  • Taylor Cook

    Taylor is the salon’s front of house assistant manager. She remembers your appointments so you don’t have to. She is the smiling face that greets you when you walk in and the last person you chat with when you leave.

    Taylor is always happy to help so make sure to let her know if you need anything at all!

  • Ani Fraxedas

    Ani is the salon’s marketing department. She is responsible for the salon’s social media and is always coming up with fun and creative ideas for the shop! Her amazing communication skills make her a salon favorite!

    Ani also works the front desk so be sure to give her a big ole hello next time you see her!

     

  • 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. Jim runs the apprentice program at Hawthorn Salon. (Please email us with inquiries about the program.)

    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!

  • 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.

  • Join Our Team

    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, manager, assistant manager and assistant/apprentice. Email to inquire :

    hawthornsalon@yahoo.com