Owner/ Master Stylist
Formally trained in the Italian style of cutting, Christie loves to create expressive, textural shapes for soft romantic styles. She equally appreciates technical cutting for more sculpted looks. Rich, multi dimensional color, as well as gray blending are among her favorites behind the chair. After nearly ten years of styling, with two as Artistic Director of Maria Heckscher Salon in Atlanta, Christie was ready to plant her own roots in Nashville.
"I had the amazing experience of working and traveling with the best in Atlanta... a very special group of people that not only shaped my career, but essentially became my family. When I knew I was ready to embrace my own project, Nashville spoke to me. There are so many exciting things happening here, yet still so much room for creative and independent endeavors. Passion projects, if you will :) Dandelion has given me the opportunity to build a new family that continues to grow and inspire. We strive to keep our workspace fun and engaging for our clients.”
An Atlanta transplant, Jen has now called Nashville home for 5 years. She was raised in a salon and worked as a manager for an Aveda salon for 6 years. One airbnb trip later, she fell in love with Nashville and made the move. As our operations director, she takes care of everything from guiding you to the right stylist to ensuring all of your style needs are met. Well versed in R&Co and Unite products, consider all of your questions answered. Outside of the salon, she attends trade school for welding and would love to build something for you!
Emma Lee Kimsal
Emma relocated to Nashville from Pensacola, Florida to pursue her passion for coloring and styling, and loves the motivation and inspiration that Nashville offers creatives. She loves to travel, and has taken advanced classes in NYC & CA in order to keep her skillset modern and versatile. Music being another passion, Emma is our resident songbird and musician. Textured haircuts, undone colors, and balayage are where her specialties lie.
A Florida native and an Aveda graduate, Heidi loves natural balayage, long layered cuts, women's styling, and coloring. Her favorite part of every appointment is the blow-out finish. She has taken advanced training classes with Zenagen, Kevin Murphy, Arrojo, and Oribe and draws inspiration from every artist she's had the pleasure of working with!
Emma Brooks Hamblen
Hailing from Texas, where they coined the term big hair, Emma has called Nashville home for a few years, working with different product and color lines. Textured haircuts, creative color, men's barbering, and balayage are just a few of her favorite things to work on in the salon. A firm believer in R+Co products, you will surely find the volume you need while in Emma's chair.
Markie came to Nashville after graduating from the Eric Fisher Academy and working in a Paul Mitchell Salon in Kansas. She loves staying up to date on trends such as balayage and men's grooming. Markie knows the importance of a good shampoo, and takes the time to listen to her clients’ needs.
A Paul Mitchell graduate from NYC, Mackenzie’s passion lies within the power of bleach and vivid colors. She has taken advanced classes with Arrojo, Evo, Mary Cuomo, and more. Eager to stray from the norm, Mack likes to work with clients who are ready to get creative with their look. Other than hair, she runs on donuts, Diet Coke, & Elvis.
Stylist Assistant / Future Stylist
Ally came to Dandelion from the Image Maker Beauty Institute here in Nashville, TN. You’ll find her doing everything from a relaxing head massage to finishing your blowout here at the salon. With a background in event styling and extensions, she knows how to get you ready for a big event or maintain your everyday style. After finishing our assistant program, she hopes to focus on precision haircuts and beautiful balayage highlights.
Stylist Assistant / Future Stylist
Our resident St. Louis gal, Hannah takes care of anything and everything your stylist needs. She attended the Salon Professional Academy here in Nashville before coming to Dandelion. Behind the chair, she loves to work with messy and “undone” hair, curls, and men’s haircuts. She has taken classes from companies such as R+Co & Sam Villa to keep her skillset fresh.
Originally from sunny San Diego, Alyssa moved to Nashville and began her cosmetology program at Paul Mitchell the school. She loves everything from helping people enhance their natural grays to doing bright, vibrant color melts. Alyssa knows the importance of a good shampoo and style. She is super excited to begin her journey at Dandelion as an assistant.
Guest Services Coordinator
Ashton, our guest services coordinator and resident Spotify DJ is from Michigan and loves makeup, and all things beauty and glam. She stays up to date on all of the hot beauty trends - you can always count on good conversation with her at the desk. We love that she shows her creativity through her hair and makeup styling!