Christie Bazemore


After nearly ten years of styling and two as the Artistic Director at the Maria Heckscher Salon in Atlanta Georgia, Dandelion owner Christie Bazemore was ready to plant her own creative 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 really spoke to me. There are so many exciting things happening here, yet the tradition of southern comfort and hospitality remains strong. I wanted to make my own version of just that - a salon that reflects the intimacy of home, and yet, opens the imagination to new possibilities. I love to work with scissors, creating expressive shapes. Anything from technical cutting for more sculpted looks, to aggressive texture for soft, shaggy, romantic styles. Rich, multi dimensional color, as well as natural blondes and brunettes are among my favorites.  BOOK APPOINTMENT

Caroline Kraft I Dandelion Salon: Nash

Caroline Kraft


Caroline Kraft joined Dandelion Salon in December 2012. She relocated from Chicago where she spent time working as a full-time aesthetician and makeup artist before rededicating herself to honing her craft here in Nashville. Her roots, however, are a little further south. Hailing from Atlanta, Ga., Caroline graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in 2008 and finished her apprenticeship at the Maria Heckscher Salon under Dandelion owner, Christie Bazemore. She is well versed with Framesi hair color and gains inspiration from nature and traveling. Caroline believes in a “less is more” approach when helping clients enhance their natural beauty. She loves working with color, blended dimensional highlights and color melting. She is also trained in modern versions of these services such as ombre and balayage. She creates beautiful cuts as well to enhance these techniques.  Outside of the salon Caroline enjoys hiking, reading, and treasure hunting on outdoor adventures.  BOOK APPOINTMENT

Shannon Lauritsen: Dandelion Salon I Nashville, TN

Shannon Lauritsen


Originally from central New York, Shannon moved to Nashville to attend the Paul Mitchell school of Cosmetology, and then continued her training as an apprentice at Dandelion.  Whether down or swept up, her favorite styles of hair to work with are soft, natural, and “lived in” looks. She specializes in soft, blended color patters as well as vibrant pigment placements.  She draws her inspiration from painters like Edgar Degas, Lautrec, antique portraiture, and all things old fashioned. In her spare time Shannon enjoys figure drawing, short stories, and bad jokes. BOOK APPOINTMENT


Emma Kimsal | Stylist - Dandelion Salon | Nashville TN

Emma Kimsal

Emma recently moved to Nashville from Pensacola, Florida to continue her passion for being a stylist. She loves the motivation and inspiration that Nashville has to offer! Emma loves to travel and has taken advanced classes in New York and California in order to keep her skill set modern. Music being another passion, Emma loves going to shows not only for sound, but to gain inspiration from the artist's style. Textured haircuts, undone colors, men's hairstyling & balayage are a few of her favorite things to work on behind the chair. When Emma isn't working, she is hanging out with her chihuahua!  BOOK APPOINTMENT

Heidi Mefford | Dandelion Salon Nashville


Heidi Mefford


Heidi moved to Nashville nearly a year ago after working as a stylist in Pensacola, FL. An aveda graduate, she 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 (just to name a few) and draws inspiration from every artist she's had the pleasure of working with! In her spare time you can find her exploring her new city. BOOK APPOINTMENT

Markie Gilday | Dandelion Salon | Nashville, TN

Markie Gilday

Stylist & Assistant

Markie moved to Nashville after graduating from the Eric Fisher Academy and working in a Paul Mitchell Salon for a few years in her hometown, Kansas. She is inspired by fellow artists and the people around her! She loves staying up to date on trends such as balayage and knows the importance of a good shampoo. Outside of the salon you can find her with her dog, Titus, or re-reading a Harry Potter novel. 

Jennifer Hosmer: Dandelion Salon I Nashville, TN

Jennifer Hosmer


Jen came to Dandelion as an Atlanta transplant! 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. She is a metalsmith and is currently building out her own studio and brand that will focus on silversmithing, jewelry repair, and customized rings, cuffs, and bolo ties!