MEET THE TEAM

MELISSA BRADFORD
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / OWNER / STYLIST

My career with Aveda was intially cultivated during an intense apprenticeship and was fortified by attending the Aveda Institute in Massachussetts.

At the core of my being, I emulate the ideals of Aveda through my lifestyle choices, such as being an environmental activist, a vegetarian, a productively aware member of society and as an integral segment of the artisan community.

My salon promotes an environment and synergy of like-minded people with common ideals and expectations. I always had the goal of opening a salon, and love implementing the Aveda rituals, not only to benefit my clientele but to apply them to my lifestyle as a whole.

Although I am not currently teaching, my certifications both as a yoga instructor and as a reikii practitioner have given me tools that I implement in my every day life and in my work with clients. I believe in energy, the power of intention and manifesting a life that is in alignment with my soul purpose. 

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

-The Alchemist 

SHAINA WITHAM

LEVEL 4 STYLIST 

With more than 18 years in the beauty industry, I have an ever-growing passion to nurture and beautify others.  I began my career being trained in Framesi and have worked with several lines throughout the years. I have ultimately committed to Aveda and have loved the education process throughout my 9 years working with the line and at The Alchemist Salon.

I wholeheartedly devote myself to this trade and stay up to date with trends and industry standards. I specialize in all aspects of hair care from precision cuts for men and women to natural, healthy looking color.

I am a mom of two, a few fur babies to boot. I have been blessed with solid friendships and a community who have supported a major emotional and physical transformation over the last decade. I am a lover of travel, all things fashion and beauty, a foodie at heart and a coffee addict. 

I believe in trusting your intuition, setting your intention, the power of spiritual energy and of positivity. 

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul"

- Alice Walker

ENA O'DWYER WHITE

LEVEL 4 STYLIST & ESTHETICIAN

I am dedicated to providing a memorable experience for each guest daily whether its for colors, cut, styles or facials.

Using Aveda products, I am able to enhance the external and connect to the internal for both hair and skincare.

As a senior stylist at The Alchemist Salon and many years experience in the beauty industry, I thoroughly enjoy my job and look forward to working with you.

JULIA MONTAGUE

LEVEL 2 STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST 

AMANDA JACKSON

LEVEL 2 STYLIST 

I attended the Aveda Institute in Augusta for a first-rate education where I gained a strong understanding of the product line and the most innovative methods of salon services. 

My favorite part of the job is the full transformations we create for people. It breathes new life into the client and keeps me inspired. 

JULIANNE VITTUM


STYLIST APPRENTICE

Hi! My name is Julianne. My goal is to make you feel more beautiful by the time you leave the salon. My favorite part of being a stylist at The Alchemist is the diversity of people that I get to meet. I learn something new through each and every interaction with my guests.

I graduated from cosmetology school in 2019 and started at The Alchemist Salon.  I enjoy enhancing your natural beauty with the incredible, Aveda product line and the YOUR SUPER superfood line that we carry.

 

I look forward to furthering my education with an amazingly talented group of ladies and the support that Aveda offers through continuing education. 

Can't wait to meet you!

PAIGE BENNET

ESTHETICIAN APPRENTICE 

I am an artist first and a healer by nature. I love the Aveda line and all that it stands for.

Along with skincare, hair removal, makeup and customizing signature blends using Aveda essential oils specific to your needs. My more alternative services will include: 

Birth Charts Interpretations - I use my extensive knowledge of astrological diagrams to give you insight on your personality and who you really are. An image of the energy you were born to be. 

Crystal grid - add on service with any facial. Crystals have been used for centuries for their healing powers. By laying them on the body, the vibration of the crystals interact with with your own energy and help to heal parts of you that may need opening and strengthening. 

I look forward to you joining me on this journey.

"How strange is it, to be anything at all."

- Lewis Carroll

EMILY YOUNG

STYLIST APPRENTICE 

Hello, my name is Emily Young!

 

I am passionate about all things art, music and beauty!

 

I recently completed my education at the Aveda Institute and have fallen in love with the Aveda concept and products.  I look forward to my opportunity to serve clients in the luxurious atmosphere that The Alchemist Salon provides. I love the opportunity to make other women feel more confident using my skills in hair and makeup. My goal is to leave every guest happier than I found them! 

 

See you soon!

 

My name is Julia, I am a level 2 stylist here at The Alchemist Salon. 

I specialize in blondes and balayage, and I pride myself on creating hair that makes you feel beautiful from the inside-out.

121 Main St
Ellsworth, Hancock County 04605
USA

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