OXANA MEADE // OWNER
Born in Moldova, Oxana left behind a full-ride scholarship and degree in Finance to move to the U.S. in 2007. Hair is in her blood. Her dad was the neighborhood hairdresser, and she was always fascinated with his tools. When she finally got licensed, she jumped in with both feet and couldn’t get enough education to polish her craft.
Oxana’s obsession with customer service, customizing exclusive formulas, and furthering her education keeps her inspired. She has taken classes all over the world, from a cutting course at Vidal Sassoon Academy in London to becoming MBA (Master Balayage Academy) certified in New York City. Her experience includes Fashion Week in London and New York, working as the Head Stylist at the FashionTV Eyewear launch in Paris, and volunteering her craft to make a difference in the lives of sex-trafficking survivors.
Oxana’s specialty is creating a natural look with balayage for blondes, brunettes, redheads, and clients with different hair types. She always works with at least 1–2 assistants and has 2–3 clients in her chair. Her assistants are highly trained and an important part of her clients’ appointments, performing blowouts, shampoos, color application, hot-tool styling, and more under her supervision and direction. Building, challenging, and encouraging her team to become the best stylists they can be is her priority.
Michelle Joy // Stylist
Michelle Joy is a Nashville native who has had a passion for hair since she was a young girl. At five years old, she was already giving blowouts to her Aunt Joy, and she had girls lining up for prom hair in high school.
Throughout her career, she has worked both behind the chair and behind the scenes as the Director of Operations at a high-end salon in Franklin. As an Aveda Institute Valedictorian, Michelle specializes in updos and braiding, fine hair, and natural-looking hair color. No matter her clients’ hair goals, she loves creating a cohesive look and helping them look and feel their best.
Michelle is constantly learning and evolving her technique to better serve her clients through continuous education with top brands. When she isn’t doing hair, you’ll find her at a local coffee shop reading a good book, singing, or spending time with family and friends.
DANA STEINBRUNNER // STYLIST
Dana is a Senior Colorist who has been beautifying Nashville one appointment at a time for over six years. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with degrees in Finance and Accounting in 2011, she pursued her true passion of hairstyling. She attended the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Chicago before the Windy City blew her back to her hometown of Nashville.
Dana is a L’Oréal certified balayage artist and has worked as a color educator, teaching aspiring stylists various application techniques. She believes every client deserves a customized color and cut, never approaching any color application the same way. Equipped with her affinity for color and passion for learning, Dana’s attention to detail and precision keep her clients coming back for more.
She takes pride in her craft, from the first few minutes of a new client consultation—explaining each step and recommendation—to executing a beautiful finished result, complete with how-to instructions for maintaining and caring for the look at home. When she’s not behind the chair, you can find her hanging with her Sheepadoodle, Clyde, or trying the latest hip, new restaurant in the city.
Rosemary Stunkel // Stylist
Rosemary is a Nashville native and has been doing hair here for over ten years. Hair is something she always knew she wanted to do but never anticipated it turning into such a wonderful career. After working at a couple salons, an opportunity presented itself to open her own salon and she took the jump on June 1st, 2009. As the Founder of Fresh Salon, it became a second home for her and she wanted that feeling to be the same for anyone who visited.
Rosemary does both color and cut, but color has always been her passion. There's nothing she loves more than a natural, shiny, healthy head of hair. "Call me boring, but to me the best hair color is the type that doesn't look colored."
Now having cemented her place in Nashville as both, a business owner and stylist, the opportune time presented itself for her to step down. The next generation of Fresh Salon will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2019 as Oxana Salon. Rosemary is excited for this new home to be unveiled to anyone who visits.
Sam Jobek // Stylist
Sam is an award-winning stylist with over seven years of experience. Before coming to Nashville, he worked at Acote, a highly sought-after salon located on Boston’s famed Newbury Street.
Sam is master balayage certified with L’Oréal and TONI&GUY in haircutting. He always keeps up with the latest trends, taking classes with Redken, TIGI, Goldwell, Big Sexy Hair, and L’Oréal. When he isn’t providing his clients with their best desired look, you can find him riding his Harley or strumming on his guitar.
Chelsea Newman // Stylist
Chelsea, a Missouri native, knew she wanted to be a hairstylist ever since she was a little girl. (She was always getting into trouble for practicing on her younger sister.) She pursued her dream and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2011. Her career began in Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from Paul Mitchell the School and worked under world-champion hairstylist Dona Bullock. She moved to Nashville in 2015 where she lives with her three dogs.
While Chelsea is professionally trained in balayage, highlights, haircuts, keratin treatments, and hair extensions, she specializes in blowouts, styling, and braiding. When she isn’t helping her clients look and feel amazing, she’s busy traveling or planning her next trip.
CAROLINE WALKER // STYLIST
Caroline has always had a passion for beauty and making others feel appreciated on the inside and out. She grew up in Central Kentucky and graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. She came to Nashville to study at the Aveda Institute, where she graduated in 2017. She specializes in classic cuts and dimensional color—and she has a special place in her heart for bright rainbow shades.
Caroline owns a home in North Nashville with her girlfriend, Abby, and their five adorable animals: three dogs, a cat, and a bunny. She spends her free time listening to true-crime podcasts, reading mystery/thriller novels, cooking, and binge-watching reality TV.
Nazlie Amirazodi // Salon Manager & Front Desk Coordinator
Nazlie Amirazodi, a Nashville native, is the salon’s ring leader. She’s the first face you see when you walk through the door, greeting you with a friendly smile. She keeps things running smoothly, clients happy, and the salon looking its best.
With a degree in Corporate Management and extensive business experience, she puts her multitasking, problem-solving, and leadership skills to use every day. Fun fact: she’s a sports writer in her free time.