MELINDA THOMAS is a talented and passionate stylist with an impeccable eye for detail. She started in the beauty industry in 1998. Her passion and drive for the business has led her to seek out an extensive amount of training and education. Melinda has attended numerous Grund, Surface and Redken symposiums thru-out North America. She has participated in several extensive product knowledge, cutting, coloring, life-skills, customer service and business management sessions. Melinda is very dedicated to her work as well as her clients. Through her many years of expertise Melinda strives to provide her clients with consistent quality service while ensuring they enjoy the ultimate relaxing salon experience.
ANDIE SMITH is a dedicated and diligent stylist who is always willing to go that extra mile for her clients. She has built a client base that is second to none and is devoted to giving her clients a thorough consultation and helping the client determine the best hair for their lifestyle. Her warm disposition puts clients at ease and assures them that they are in very capable hands. Andie graduated from the Cosmetology and Spa Institute in 2003. Since graduating she has and continues to attend numerous hair, customer service, life-skills and business classes. She is trained in the Surface cutting system and is always enthusiastic to further her education.
CHRISSY DEHN is a highly talented stylist who has been in the beauty industry since 2006. Natural skill combined with supreme attention to detail inspired enroll in beauty school at The Salon Professional Academy. In May of 2009, she partnered with Melinda, Andie, Karin, and Kristin in opening Salon MACKK. Chrissy specializes in Redken color services, Surface shear and razor cutting, special occasion styles, and makeup. Chrissy has trained hands-on with world renowned educator, stylist, and creator of Surface, Wayne Grund. She continues to further her education to give her clients thorough consultations for the newest cutting edge trends. With Salon MACKK, Chrissy thrives on giving back to the community by participating in fundraisers and walks for various causes and associations. Chrissy craves education in this industry to better serve her guests and strives to deliver beautiful results.
KARIN JACKOWIAK is a charismatic stylist whose fun-loving relationship with her clients ensures that every salon experience is the best it can be. Karin attended the Cosmetology and Spa Institute where she graduated in 2005. She is fully trained in the Surface cutting system and seizes every opportunity to continue her education by attending various hair, customer-service and business classes. Karin has a passion for helping people transform their look and knows how important it is for her clients to be able to recreate their look at home.
KRISTIN SHIPLEY is a considerate and amiable stylist that is a natural at making everyone feel at ease. She is very passionate about her work and enjoys getting to know her clients personality and lifestyle. With this information she is able to create the cut, color and style that will suit them best. Kristin graduated from Arlington Academy in September of 2001. She is trained in the Grund and Surface cutting systems. In her 12 years in the Salon Industry she has attended numerous classes to further her education and is always eager to learn more. Kristin has traveled as far as Canada as well as Las Vegas, Orlando and the Chicago land area to bring the latest trends to her clients.
CAITLIN WALKER is a focused and determined stylist at Salon MACKK. She started in the salon industry in 2008 as a shampoo technician and front desk coordinator. She then got the itch to do hair and received her cosmetology license from Regency Beauty Institute in 2010. Later that year in July, Caitlin started her career at Salon MACKK where she was given in-salon training; education on Surface hair care and Redken color lines. She continues classes through salon workshops and yearly hair shows. Caitlin specializes in cuts, colors, formal styles, makeup, and waxes. Caitlin focuses on more than just beauty, she is also dedicating her time to giving back to the community. She volunteers her time at St. Baldrick’s, Breast cancer and Alzheimer’s walks. Outside of the salon, Caitlin likes to spend as much time with friends and family; including her three dogs, Izzie, Sawyer, and Gizmo. She is a retro movie junkie and loves catching up on her favorite shows. She is dedicated to trying to live a healthy lifestyle, while completing her business degree.
KELSEY DAVENPORT is a creative and ambitious stylist at Salon Mackk. She has always had a passion for art and education which led her to the beauty industry. Kelsey graduated from Pivot Point Academy in 2012 and has since attended many classes to help further her education. She is constantly inspired by new trends and the ever changing industry, which is what brought her to Salon Mackk. She completed Salon Mackk’s associate program which focused on the Surface cutting system, Redken color line, as well as providing her clients with the ultimate salon experience. Kelsey loves the opportunity to be creative as well as make her clients feel special and beautiful. She enjoys men’s cuts, blowouts, edgy/ trendy cuts, balayage, and fun bold colors. Kelsey is eager and excited to continue her career at Salon Mackk!
CARLIE NORDBROCK is an upbeat and cutting edge stylist who thrives on learning new trends that her guests can recreate at home. She graduated from the Cosmetology and Spa Institute in 2014 and completed the associate training at Salon MACKK in 2015. Carlie has a flare for beauty and fashion and prides herself in continuing her education and attending multiple industry related events to keep up on the latests techniques and trends. She specializes in custom balayage, blowouts, and all things makeup. Carlie fell in love with the industry at a young age growing up with her mom in the industry as a nail technician for many years. Away from the salon, Carlie enjoys spending time with friends and family and keeping up to date on her YouTube channel focusing on beauty and lifestyle.
RAE GADDY is known for her own sense of style and enjoys helping her clients enhance their own natural beauty with her unique sensibilities. Her sweet demeanor and kind-hearted spirit ensures that you will be comfortable in her chair. Having been a client of Salon Mackk since she was a young girl, she’s now thrilled to be a stylist and part of the Mackk family! She first found her niche at Pivot Point Academy where she graduated at the top of her class with honors in 2013. The highlight of her training was studying abroad in Paris with world renowned educators! She’s inspired by art and design in all forms and is committed to developing her skills to the highest level of her artistic creativity. She loves offering her clients a variety of top quality services and has been trained in the Surface Cutting System. She’s passionate about the beauty industry and is excited for all the adventures ahead of her in this career!
SOPHIE ELIOPULOS is one of our amazing Guest Service Directors. Sophie has been working in the customer service industry for the 3 years, and jumped at the opportunity to join the Salon MACKK team. She has a love and appreciation for making guests feel not only welcome, but beautiful from the moment they walk in the door. Sophie's warm personality and bubbly presence help to create a comfortable atmosphere for both salon guests and her team members. She is a hard worker with a willingness to learn more to deliver a professional and relaxing experience for everyone in the salon. In her free time, Sophie enjoys volunteering at many outreach events in the community and loves expressing her creativity as a musician.
GINA MATRAS graduated from the cosmetology and spa Institute in 2005. Her passion for this industry continues to drive her. She is skilled in precision shear and smooth edge razor cutting. Trained with world renowned educator, stylest, and creator of Surface, Wayne Grund. She is also a highly skilled colorist keeping up with creative color and the latest trends. Above all loves to create a relaxing therapeutic hair experience for her guests giving them her undivided attention and nurturing touch. Speciality services include creative special occasion styling, scalp massage, and eye brow shaping.