BE YOURSELF;
EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN.
— OSCAR WILDE

LAURA

Laura has been a hairstylist for over 20 years. She is an American Board Certified Haircolorist, a Devachan Curl Certified Specialist, and was a Technical Trainer with Wella, one of the industry’s leading hair color companies. Laura thrives on education and participates in numerous trainings throughout the year. She has trained with Beth Minardi, Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear, Wella, DevaCha...Read More

LAURA

Laura has been a hairstylist for over 20 years. She is an American Board Certified Haircolorist, a Devachan Curl Certified Specialist, and was a Technical Trainer with Wella, one of the industry’s leading hair color companies. Laura thrives on education and participates in numerous trainings throughout the year. She has trained with Beth Minardi, Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear, Wella, DevaChan Salon, Aquage Academy, Vidal Sassoon Academies, and Bumble and Bumble just to name a few. Laura’s dedication to her education continuously improves her talents and enhances her skills.

Laura’s passion for making each guest look and feel their best is her motivation. She pays incredible attention to detail, which allows her to customize every service. Laura is inspired by every person she meets and creates hairstyles that reflect one’s personality and individual style. Her favorite quote is from Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

CHRISSY

Chrissy is an integral part in helping Shine function efficiently every day. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Communications and Public Relations. Chrissy’s experience in salons began in 2005 as a part time assistant. She worked her way into a management position and then made the choice to move to Columbia to help with the creation of Shine. Chrissy truly enjoys getting t...Read More

CHRISSY

Chrissy is an integral part in helping Shine function efficiently every day. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Communications and Public Relations. Chrissy’s experience in salons began in 2005 as a part time assistant. She worked her way into a management position and then made the choice to move to Columbia to help with the creation of Shine. Chrissy truly enjoys getting to know our guests and maintaining professional and friendly relationships with each one. She holds herself to the highest standard of customer service and strives to create an unforgettable experience for every person who walks through our door.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

NIKITA

Nikita was raised to pursue her dreams… She graduated from Paul Mitchell The School of Columbia in 2012 as an Honors future professional. She has worked with Paul Mitchell cutting platform artists Julian Perlingiero and Jason Reyes; Paul Mitchell color platform artist Linda Yodice and Heather Kaanoi; and celebrity make-up artist Debra Dietrich. After graduation, Nikita wanted to continue t...Read More

NIKITA

Nikita was raised to pursue her dreams…

She graduated from Paul Mitchell The School of Columbia in 2012 as an Honors future professional. She has worked with Paul Mitchell cutting platform artists Julian Perlingiero and Jason Reyes; Paul Mitchell color platform artist Linda Yodice and Heather Kaanoi; and celebrity make-up artist Debra Dietrich.

After graduation, Nikita wanted to continue to hone her skills and completed an apprenticeship at Shine Hair Color & Design Studio. During her apprenticeship, she became a DevaChan Curl Certified Specialist, which has given her an even greater understanding of many different hair textures. Nikita then went on to complete the DevaChan Advanced Curl Academy in NYC and has become a Curl Architect. She is also Balayage certified, which keeps her at the top of her game as a colorist. Nikita continues her education to broaden her styling techniques and keep up with the latest trends.

Nikita’s work has been featured in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. She has also been a stylist for South Carolina Fashion Week.

Nikita’s passion as a stylist empowers her to work with all hair types to accentuate each client’s individuality. She also takes time to educate her clients how to easily maintain their unique style.

“The best gifts in life are the people we meet…how wonderful to be a stylist where you have the opportunity to do that every day.” – Kevin Givens