meet our staff
education director / stylist
theo graduated aveda institute birmingham in 2009 and has been an industry professional ever since. he’s a father of 2 and also an abstract painter, preferring large canvases. when asked what drew him to salon education he answered “ i live for that ah-hah moment!” he leads team arcadia with confidence and patience.
fresh talent stylist
samantha is an old soul. she loves vintage fashion and searching for 50’s & 60’s collectibles. a lover of the outdoors since she was a child, she now shares that passion with her young daughter. although she’s just begun her career she’s off to a great start – she seeks to specialize in upstyling/bridal looks but loves everything about hair.
mary graduated from the Aveda Institute Birmingham in 2016 and hit the ground running. she started in a salon right away and began taking classes on her own following school to improve her skills. she’s now a Blonde Specialist stating, “I love all of the different foiling patterns and techniques with all of my blondes. I try to create what I call ‘lived in blondes’ that have the feel of very low maintenance.” Mary spends her spare time on various DIY projects and hopes one day she will also become a commercial airline pilot.
fresh talent stylist
madelyn has been in the industry her entire lifetime – her Mom is a successful stylist in Birmingham so from her earliest memory she saw herself as a stylist. She had the unique opportunity to apprentice under her Mother beginning when she was in the 10th grade and has been working with hair ever since! madelyn is also a flow artist – she works with a hula hoop channeling all her creativity on different twirls, moves and hopes one day to work with fire. she loves barbering, working with fashion colors and blonding.
christie has worked in the salon industry since 1995, holding various positions of leadership until 2018 when she, along with her husband bill, were lucky enough to embark on creating their own salon at arcadia. she’s a lover of vintage tiki culture, collecting various ephemera and original mid-century modern art. she leads team arcadia with careful guidance, tailoring success for each individual and actively assists them in achieving their dreams.