Meet The Team at The Salon at Old Edwards, Highlands NC
Michael has been a stylist and colorist for over 30 years. His experience as a trainer in both advanced haircutting and coloring techniques make him a sought-after hairstylist and colorist. His credits include director of education for Macy’s Salons for the Southeast, as well as Head of the Macy’s/ L’Oreal Color Team. Michael divides his time between Highlands and Atlanta, where he is a stylist in a salon that he opened in 1987 located in the heart of Buckhead. Michael loves to travel and garden, and he is a major foodie. He believes that hairdressing should be about making one look and feel beautiful.
Paula Arnold is a 16 year veteran licensed nail technician in Georgia and North Carolina After owning and operating her nail business building a growing and loyal clientele in Georgia, Paula joined the Old Edwards Inn and Spa team in 2012 bringing her years of experience,continued education and her love of people. Paula enjoys doing manicures and pedicures and is dedicated to making every service at Old Edwards spa a great spa experience.
Originally from New England, Kendra has been sharing her passion and love for the beauty industry since 2009. Aside from her inspiring team spirit, she is known for her drive and passion to learn and share new things. Kendra’s area of expertise in bridal hair is updos, and she is building a reputation for her outstanding bridal work. She feels that a wedding is the bride’s special day and wants to ensure that the bride looks and feels beautiful. She has a unique style of dry cutting on both men and women and believes “it's all in the details.” She has found that the best results are in great consultations and in providing education which give her guests what they desire. She loves to work with clients to design a look that is low maintenance and one that will allow them more time to do what they love. Outside of work, Kendra loves the outdoors and exploring new places.
An artist at heart, Kelli found her home here at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in 2010 after gaining experience working throughout the south east. With eight year’s experience, Kelli uses her passion for creativity to deeply connect with each client and help them recognize and enhance their individual beauty. Kelli loves and excels at all type of hair services from long hair design, men's sculpture cutting, and multidimensional color to advanced bridal hair and formal styling. She is continually developing her personal and professional skills, as well as education and knowledge of the industry and current trends. Kelli will help you achieve attainable styles that will best suit your lifestyle, as well as your personality. Using hair design as an artistic expression, Kelli finds it most rewarding to connect her client’s individuality with beautiful, timeless, and confidence-boosting styles.
A native of South Carolina, Jennifer has over 15 years experience as a hair stylist. She specializes in creative cutting, as well as formal hairstyling and updos. Jennifer’s interest outside of hair are people, cooking, crafts and anything that has to do with the outdoors. She feels that the today’s clients are looking for hairstyles that are not high maintenance, and she loves helping them achieve more natural looks.