Staff

  • Alyssa Shiplet

    Alyssa is ready to soften your look with natural dimension through highlights, balayage and color melting. From short cuts to long layers, her signature style is polished, classic and elevated.

    Alyssa’s positive attitude and happy disposition is contagious. Sweet as pie, her clients and co-workers simply adore her (it helps that she is the salon’s resident baker.) We all light up when she brings in sweet treats!

  • Tish Frazier

    Tish has an amazing eye and attention to detail. She is known for her balayage and advanced color skills. From maintenance to makeovers, she has the experience to take on any color project. She’s one of our senior stylists and your go-to girl for bright blondes and bleach-and-tones.

    With her easy-going personality and observational sense of humor, you will love talking with Tish! She loves spending time with her dog Mia, and enjoys going to sporting events and concerts.

  • Haley Forshee

    Haley came to Hawthorn Salon from Alchemy Salon in Orlando in 2016. She’s known for voluminous, blended and beautiful hair. Her blowouts are jaw dropping and her clients always leave looking red carpet ready. Haley is considered one of the salon’s balayage and highlighting experts, but you can’t put her in one box! She’s great with razor cuts and can bust out an edgy look at the drop of a hat!

    Haley’s sweet personality shines through every day at the salon. She is patient and caring with every client and is an amazing listener. She will work tirelessly to deliver the look you want! When she’s not at the salon, Haley enjoys road tripping to the mountains in North Carolina with her hiking BFF (her cute little dog Wiley)!

  • Morgan Jones

    It’s easy to spot a Morgan Jones cut! Her signature curtain bangs and textured volume are always dead giveaways. Her curly clients adore her but Morgan can bring out texture on just about any hair type! Armed with her trusty straight razor, she loves cutting hair for all genders and is always down to get creative with some color too!

    Morgan is an artist through and through! Her creativity shines through in her style and we are always wondering what fun, vintage piece she’s going to show up in next! A student of photography and ceramics, she’s always looking for a new creative outlet!

  • Chelsea Todd

    A classic southern bell, Chelsea brings that grace and charm to the salon. Chelsea has been with us since Hawthorn’s beginnings and has acquired a loyal following of clientele. She has always pushed herself to be the best at her craft and her hard work has paid off! She completed her Redken colorist certification in 2019 after taking their advanced level exam. As a senior stylist, she helps run the apprentice and education program and is always ready to share her expertise with her coworkers!

    Don’t let her girly style fool you! Chelsea’s interests include fishing, hunting, four wheeling, and anything outdoors! As a hardcore Georgia fan, she is always ready to talk about some football! A lover of animals with a heart of gold who’s three dogs keep her busier than the salon does!

     

  • Jill Wentworth

    Thinking about doing something different? Jill is your girl. Her face lights up when she gets to work on a fun cut or color! She loves anything edgy and all fashion colors. She excels at any blonding services from warm and sunny foils to cool and icy bleach and tones. She also loves to do men’s cuts and short cuts along with classic cuts like long layers. Basically, she can do it all!

    Jill is always making her clients and co-workers crack up with her quirky personality and silly disposition. Originally from Massachusetts, you can hear her Boston accent slip out sometimes when she is hamming it up on the floor!

  • 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!

    A Jacksonville native, Ginny grew up dancing at Douglas Anderson and even spent some time on the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar! She is still super active and loves to travel with her hubby!

  • Ariel Walsh

    Ariel came to us from her hometown in New Hampshire with a decade of experience behind the chair! This girl is the whole package! From curly cuts, to long locks, men’s cuts to pixies, Ariel can do it all! Her hair painting skills are unmatched and her heavy balayages leave everyone speechless!

    Ariel has her hands full with two boys in their toddler years! Luckily, she has a big family to help her out! If she’s not chasing after her boys, you can probably find her training at the gym earning her the title of Super Mom!

  • Marlana Jacobs

    Marlana is a salon favorite with her enthusiastic personality. She is an experienced hair stylist with over 10 years behind the chair. She also worked in hair education at the AVEDA school of Jacksonville. She loves layers, volume and texture and is one of our curly cut specialists! Marlana is an expert colorist and can tackle any project. She’s amazing at working with her clients to come up with the perfect hair for their needs and lifestyles!

    Marlana is a small-town Georgia girl with big city style. She seriously inspires the rest of the Hawthorn gang with her fun and creative looks. She always has a smile on her face and if you hear laughter coming from the salon break room, chances are it’s from Marlana being her fun-loving self!

  • Val Velez

    Val! Val! What a gal! Val is an island girl at heart,  known for her beachy balayages and wearable cuts. She loves long, layered cuts and highlighting services. After seeing Val you’ll look and feel like you just spent a day in the salt air. Also, if you are looking for a Spanish speaking stylist, Val is fluent!

    A true social butterfly, Val is always out and about town at local festivals or concerts. A trained dancer and avid traveler, she has plenty of stories to keep her guests entertained from her international travels!

  • Payton Cox

    Payton has a natural gift for hair and her talent evolves every day! She has the drive and passion that makes a top stylist and excels in a variety of hair services. Men’s cuts, long layers, bobs and blonding services like balayage and highlighting are just some of her specialties. She was a prime student of Hawthorn’s extended education program and has since transitioned to a full-time stylist. She truly cares about her client’s hair needs and makes a genuine connection with every person in her chair.

    Payton is a West Virginia native and moved to Jacksonville with her boyfriend and dog. We couldn’t be happier to have them as part of the Hawthorn family! As the youngest sibling with older brothers, she loves a good practical joke and is always pulling one over on one of her coworkers. Her sense of humor and love for her work are what make her such a pleasure to be around!

  • Abby Bobby

    Have you met Abby?! Well even if you haven’t you will feel right at home with her because Abby has never met a stranger! Abby specializes in long cuts, all over color, highlighting services, bleach and tones and big bouncy blowouts to match her big personality!

    After a successful retail career, Abby began her hair journey right here in Jacksonville. Abby started at Hawthorn at the front desk and moved her way up through the apprentice program to become a stylist. She also now assists with the hiring and training of new employees! You can often hear her over the blow dryers telling funny stories about her chihuahua, Beans. Abby is sure to make her clients and anyone within an earshot laugh!

  • Zoey Lund

    Zoey puts love and care into every strand of hair that she touches! If you are looking for a precise haircut, Zoey is the stylist for you! Her perfectionism shows in her work with bobs and perfectly blended foils. She is a versatile stylist and top-notch colorist. She loves working on cuts for all genders.

    Zoey is a calming breath of fresh air at the salon. She has her own unique style that catches the attention of her coworkers, and as a natural nurturer she is always there to lend a hand to her fellow stylists. With a background in fitness and nutrition, you can chat health while she wows you with her hair skills!

  • 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 over fifteen years ago in Ohio 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. When she is not at the salon, she might be traveling to an obscure location. Next time you see her, ask where she is going next!

  • Katy Robinson

    You’ve probably gotten a text or two from Katy if you’ve hit up the Hawthorn line! She’s our salon manager and the crew would be lost without her. Katy is a great people person and has a knack for remembering just about anyone and everyone who’s visited the salon! She has a background in hair herself and can help you figure out how to book any hair appointment. If you’ve got a question, she’s your girl!

    If Katy’s not at the salon it’s probably because she’s at a concert or music festival shredding with her husband. She loves heavy metal and will most likely be wearing a band tee when you see her. Next time you are killing time in the lobby, ask her about whatever band is on her shirt! You’ll never regret striking up a conversation with Katy!

  • 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.

     

    Ani has one of the most fun personalities in the salon. She’s the first to say yes to an after work drink or a weekend brunch! When she’s not off jet setting to some fun destination you can catch her at a hot yoga or pilates class on the weekends.

  • 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! Current positions available are assistant manager, apprentice, front desk coordinator. Email hawthornsalon@yahoo.com or apply online

    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