meet our staff

theo pettway
education director / stylist
voted Best Stylist in Birmingham 2019 (finalist)

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.


mary fulton
color director / stylist social media director / stylist
voted Best Stylist in Birmingham 2019 (finalist)

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.


christina castorini

christina is a transplant from seattle and has called birmingham home for several years now.  She’s vegan and can roller skate better than most, hosting skating events in birmingham in her spare time proves she’s dedicated.  she specializes in mens cuts and short haircuts in general.

jaisy ray 

jaisy is a transplant from kentucky and is loving birmingham. color is her specialty, whether all over or highlights, she loves it all.  in her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, her german shepherd Rey and making jewelry.  


kista hamilton

bio coming soon…


lis barton

bio coming soon


christie white
owner / salon social media director & marketing

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.