Master stylist and educator for Oribe Haircare, “KatieM”,( Katie Manselle) will be joining the award-winning team of stylists at Samuel Cole Salon in North Raleigh on June 11, 2015.
KatieM began her styling career in Asheville, NC in 2006 where she worked in the city’s top salon, Ananda. Training under the city’s finest stylists and colorists, she quickly developed her creative eye and passion for hair. In 2011 she moved to St. Paul, MN where she worked in one of Allure Magazine’s “Top 100 salons” of 2012. She had the honor of working with a very talented and creative team, including Shear Genius‘ Faatemah Ampey. KatieM moved back to Asheville from 2012-2015, and is now relocating to Raleigh, NC where she will be splitting her time between Samuel Cole Salon, traveling as an educator for Oribe, and working on editorial projects.
KatieM regularly travels to NYC where she extends her education with styling, coloring, and developing her artistic eye. She is trained in Wella Color, and has excelled in hair painting/balayage. Manselle has studied intensive razor cutting and styling with Bumble and Bumble in New York City.
She was chosen in 2013 and 2014 to be on the Hair Team for Charleston Fashion Week, and in 2015 was backstage styling at New York Fashion Week. She had the honor to work with designers such as Christian Siriano, Walter Mendez, Anne Barge, Cynthia Rowley, David Hart, Michael Costello, and many others. KatieM has been published in magazines such as Marie Claire, Modern Salon, American Salon, Oribe Quarterly “Rough Luxury” and local publications in North Carolina. In both 2014 and 2015 KatieM was a named a Semi-Finalist with Wella’s Trend Vision, putting her in the top 25 colorists in the country, among 750+ entrants in the US.
We are thrilled to have someone with KatieM’s passion, talent and warm-hearted creative energy join our team. I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring KatieM in the last year before she officially joined our team and it is exciting to find such dedication to being the best. KatieM is committed, focused, creative and always pushing to grow as a stylist. I know our guests and team will love her”, Joelle Ray.