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Meet The Owners

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Marissa Burkhead

OWNER | LEVEL 6 HAIR STYLIST | EXTENSION SPECIALIST

Marissa graduated cosmetology in 2010 from the Limestone County Technical School under Mrs. Glennis Black. Since cosmetology school, Marissa has completed multiple hours of continuing education each year locally, in Nashville, and New York City in order to stay ahead of the newest hair trends & styles. She is currently a Redken Specialist and has ambitions to become a Redken Artist in the future. Her specialties are hair coloring & hair extensions. She has a daughter - Kennady, three dogs, and a cat.

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Jamie Redd

OWNER | LEVEL 6 LASH ARTIST | ESTHETICIAN

Jamie has her Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from UA & is passionate about the business/marketing side of ownership. She currently holds 5 certifications & 1 diploma in the lash industry as a Master Lash Artist & accredited Lash Instructor. She also owns Beauty Bar Lash Company which provides supplies, training & education to technicians across the US. She finalized her mega volume course requirements in 2019 & is excited to be one of North Alabama's only lash artists to achieve the skill and offer the service!

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Hair Stylists

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Stacy Murphy

LEVEL 1 HAIR STYLIST | REDKEN COLOR CERTIFIED

Stacy has been in the hair industry for 18 years, and just relocated to Alabama from the Seattle,WA area. She has a husband of 12 years and two children, a daughter & a son. When she is not behind the chair she loves to craft, travel and read or listen to podcasts. Being a hair stylist has been a passion of hers since she was 7 years old and she loves to continue to learn new techniques and trends.

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Kristen Song

LEVEL 2 HAIR STYLIST

Kristen is a 2013 graduate of The Salon Professional Academy of Huntsville. Kristen is a certified Redken Specialist, and has also taken many continuing education classes from various Redken Artists. She's been married 5 years, has 2 dogs, and baby boy named Jaxon.

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Jenni graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in July 2022 and has been with Society ever since. Behind the chair, she loves any color services from blonding to brunettes and even vivids! She also loves doing makeup for weddings and special occasions. She is constantly learning and growing as a young stylist to keep up with all of the trends and to give her guests the best experience possible. When she's not behind the chair, you can find her reading or spending time with her family/friends and her two kitties.

LEVEL 1 STYLIST | MAKE UP ARTIST

Jenni Walker

Malia Mata

LEVEL 2 HAIR STYLIST | MAKEUP ARTIST

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Ashley Baptista

LEVEL 2 HAIR STYLIST | BRIDAL & EVENT MAKEUP ARTIST

Ashley graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville in 2013. Right after school, she worked at a salon in Harvest for 3 years & then decided to to pursue her love for makeup and worked at Sephora for the 4 years. Realizing how much she missed doing hair, she decided to combine her two passions and is a Level 2 stylist at Society Salon. She is one of our Bridal Team Makeup Artists. In her free time, Ashley enjoys staying active, being surrounded by close friends and binge watching tv shows on Hulu. 

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Briley Wallace

LEVEL 4 HAIR STYLIST | BRIDAL COORDINATOR

MAKEUP ARTIST | EXTENSION SPECIALIST

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Briley studied cosmetology at the Limestone County Career Technical Center under Mrs. Glennis Black. Briley continued her education at Society Salon by training under Marissa for 9 months. She is also pursuing a degree in Accounting at Calhoun Community College. Briley hopes to always continue learning to become the best stylist she can be! In her free time, Briley enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Hunter Fielder

LEVEL 5 HAIR STYLIST | EXTENSION SPECIALIST

Hunter attended the Paul Mitchell school in Birmingham. From there she moved to Charleston, SC to pursue her dream of working with destination weddings & beach living! She has been a stylist for 6 years & she is so excited to be back in her hometown growing her business! Hunter is most passionate about Blondes, Balayage, & hair extensions! She is the oldest of 7 kids, loves to travel, & you can either find her at the Gym or Chipotle!

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Alexis Barnes

LEVEL 3 HAIR STYLIST

Alexis has been doing hair for 3 years and she believes it has been the best thing she has ever done. She loves meeting new people and learning all their stories. She is married to her best friend and they have two fur babies. Her favorite place to be at is the beach.

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Callie Fowler

LEVEL 4 HAIR STYLIST | EXTENSION SPECIALIST

MAKEUP ARTIST

Callie has been doing hair since 2013. She grew up in a salon her entire life working for her Grandfather. Callie studied Cosmetology at Paul Mitchell the School Huntsville, where she was accepted into their Honors Program called Phase Two. She is obsessed with color and balayage and loves learning new techniques. Callie is a Level 3 stylist at Society. She is so excited to continue her career and education in hair at Society Salon! 

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Kelly Perkins

LEVEL 6 HAIR STYLIST | EXTENSION SPECIALIST

Kelly has been dedicated to doing hair for 8+ years now. Graduating from Paul Mitchell the School of Huntsville’s Phase 2 program, Kelly is passionate about education and continuing to learn. She has since completed several classes locally as well as in Atlanta, Nashville, L.A. & NYC. It’s her mission to stay up to date on all new emerging trends & techniques. Outside of work, Kelly is married to her college sweetheart, Daimion & has a sweet baby girl, Lola. And of course we can’t forget Lola’s doggy brother Onyx!

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Estheticians & Lash Artists

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August Callaway

LEVEL 1 LASH ARTIST

Marissa graduated cosmetology in 2010 from the Limestone County Technical School under Mrs. Glennis Black. Since cosmetology school, Marissa has completed multiple hours of continuing education each year locally, in Nashville, and New York City in order to stay ahead of the newest hair trends & styles. She is currently a Redken Specialist and has ambitions to become a Redken Artist in the future. Her specialties are hair coloring & hair extensions. She has a daughter - Kennady, three dogs, and a cat.

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Aurora Whitlock

ESTHETICIAN | LEVEL 3 LASH ARTIST

Aurora is a licensed esthetician and a graduate of St. John’s School of Esthetics in Huntsville. Her passion is skin care and she is so excited to be providing esthetics services here at Society! In her free time she loves to hit the gym, read a good book and spend time with her sugar glider Phoebe.

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Mya Kerns

LEVEL 1 LASH ARTIST

Mya is currently pursuing her degree in English and education. She has always loved having her lashes done, so she became certified herself in 2019. She is a Level 1 Lash Artist. She is excited to continue her education in the beauty industry at Society Salon! 

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Abbie Mills

ESTHETICIAN | LEVEL 4 LASH ARTIST 

Abbie is a senior lash artist. She trained with Beauty Bar Lash Company to become certified in eyelash extensions in the beginning of 2018 and is excited to further her knowledge and career at Society Salon. She attended Gadsden State and Troy University studying business. She is certified in classic lash extensions, hybrid lash extensions, volume lash extensions, bottom lash extensions, and lash lift and tinting.

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Support Team

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Vanessa Cabrales

LEVEL 1 STYLIST | EXTENSION ARTIST

Vanessa graduated cosmetology school with honors in March of 2022 from Capri College in Davenport, IA. She is currently in our associate program with one of the top stylists where she is constantly learning hands on. She also loves meeting new people from all different types of backgrounds and getting the opportunity to encourage them while also making them feel confident in her chair. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching soccer, being actively involved in her local church, & traveling! 

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Ryan is Marissa's lead assistant. She received her education from Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville and was a part of the school’s Phase Two program.She is excited to further her education at Society Salon. With teaching being a passion of hers, she aspires to one day get to a point where she can pass along her gained knowledge to others. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and daughter.

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Ryan Samaha

LEAD ASSISTANT

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