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’s most recent travels have been to NYC and Miami, working with industry legend and celebrity stylist Ronnie Stamm (toured with Rolling Stones and Aerosmith) and training with leading Oribe educator and runway stylist Kien Hoang. KatieM was one of the first to attend Miami Studios. With that, she attended The Art of the Ponytail instructed by Kien. She describes the class as advance with a more critical look at a ponytail. The ponytail was just the starting point and from there they took it to a while different level. She also attended Love Eternal Set which was also instructed by Kien. This class taught the advance way of setting hair to create beautiful S waves. This class took patience and creativity and can create feminine, sexy and expressive styling. It’s very glamorous and timeless approach to styling women’s hair.
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.
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.