Artist Bios

​​​​Alexis Hancock- Junior Stylist

​Alexis graduated from Cape Fear with a degree in cosmetology. She is outgoing and excited to begin her Aveda training through the Assistant program as a Junior Stylist. She loves working with hair color, hair styling and creating braided styles. Alexis is passionate about providing a stress-free environment for her guests while giving a personalized and comfortable experience. 

Sally Key- Licensed Massage Therapist

​Sally graduated from Miller Motte Technical College of Wilmington in 2007. She has practiced massage in both Florida and North Carolina.  Sally is experienced in deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone and prenatal massage.  Sally has continued her education with training in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy and reflexology. She is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving a healthier life. By combining different techniques and modalities, Sally helps her clients manage their stress levels and ease muscle and body aches and pains. 

Keylee -Master Stylist 
As an avid lover of the outdoors and nature in general, it is only fitting that Keylee should have found her success in the Aveda family! Since deciding in the ninth grade that cosmetology would be her calling, Keylee has consistently and persistently chased the training, opportunities and experience that have led to becoming an outstanding stylist for over 15 years. She currently loves all aspects of haircoloring, like Bayalage, Hair painting, and covering those annoying grey hairs! She works with each guests to determine a healthy maintenance plan for your desired look and budget. She also loves making the creation of beautiful hair for a in-salon or on-site Bridal Party.
Keylee has added recent certifications to build shape and control of curly hair. She is dying to get into your curls!! “Bring em on” She looks forward to caring for you and your family’s hair care needs.

Carol Schonleber-  Salon Coordinator

​Carol is the Salon Coordinator at our salon.  Her welcoming smile is so great you can even hear it over the phone.  We are so blessed to have her on our team.  She is always there to greet you when you come in.  She has a genuine happy and warm disposition and she makes you feel right at home the moment you walk in our door. Carol strives to assist every client in making their experience with Lavish Hair and Spa as stress free and enjoyable as possible.  She is very knowledgeable of our services and our staff.  She is always ready to help guest  book appointments to fit their schedule. 



Sharon- Master Stylist

​​Sharon is a master stylist with over 18 years’ experience. Education remains at the forefront of Sharon Kurz’s desire to remain on top of her game in the hairstyling industry. Through Aveda and Redken, Sharon is up to date with the latest cutting, coloring and styling trends.  Sharon also has certifications in several smoothing treatments and as a certified colorist. Cutting curly hair is a specialty of Sharon’s and she has gained a certification in Deva Curl cutting technique. “As a former salon owner and current stylist, it is essential to understand all aspects of the industry” Sharon maintains. Her primary goal with every customer: to offer them classic styles with a lot of texture

Monica Rivera – Licensed Esthetician/Makeup artist and certified in Lashes
Monica started in the beauty industry right after high school as a makeup artist. Later, while working in the medical field, she become interested in skin care and decided to attend Miller Motte College where she studied esthetics. She has been working in the skin care field for 7 years now. She decided to further her education and became certified in lash lifting as well as individual lash extensions. She goes above and beyond to meet the individual needs of each of her clients. Monica is committed to staying on top of the latest skin care and makeup trends to ensure that each service provided is the best possible.

Kelly Hickey- Master Stylist/ Salon Owner

​Kelly started her cosmetology career in 1988 and obtained her cosmetology instructor license in 2004. While supporting her husband's military career for 26 years, Kelly worked in many prestigious salons, spas, cosmetic counters, and cosmetology schools from Washington , D.C., Arizona, Washington State, California, North Carolina, Germany, and Virginia. Finally settling in North Carolina, Kelly is excited to serve Hampstead and the surrounding areas. ​Kelly's passion for the industry lead her to open an Aveda Exclusive Salon. She enjoys coloring, highlighting, precision cutting, as well as styling hair!

Caroline Miller-Hair Stylist

Caroline wants to thank you in advance for considering her for the opportunity to serve you and your family's hair care needs.  Added to the best shampoo in the East, she will guarantee you a 5 minute stress relieving scalp massage.  All of your cares will go down the drain.  Coloring is Caroline's strong suit and main passion.  Cutting hair is only part of her job.  Listening to what you want and the cutting your hair the way you want it is everything.  Along will cutting, styling and product knowledge you will have the added value of coloring the hair to compliment your haircut.  As a professional she is committed to consistently providing you with the excellent customer service.  She takes pride in offering you the most current, updated looks and the top of the line Aveda products and color system.  She will personally give you the education you deserve on proper product usage.  Last but not least, she is committed to continuing her education, so she can be the best she can be, this she knows is important to you.  At your scheduled time together, she will look forward to providing you with the best service you will ever experience!

Chandler Hnatko- Hair Stylist

Chandler is very excited to join the Lavish team! She began her career in a small town in northern Pennsylvania where she was born and raised. While Chandler enjoys providing all hair services, she specializes in balayage and hair painting techniques, formal styling, and curly haired clients. She prides herself in providing the most enjoyable experience for all clients from start to finish. You can expect to feel pampered and rejuvenated during your visit. Not only will Chandler provide you with a beautiful, modern look, but she will also educate you on style maintenance and product usage to upkeep your gorgeous new "do" outside of the salon.