MEET OUR TEAM OF STYLISTS
Ketmanee Whitlock is a dog mom, wife to LoneHawk Whitlock, lover of nature and animals. She enjoys playtime with her pups and sharing her love of continued growth and education to her hair community. Ketmanee (pronounced Get-man-EE) has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years. She started her career out on the west coast in Southern California and moved to East Tennessee in December of 2015. For 3 1/2 years she maintained her clientele in both states and is now full-time here in Johnson City TN.
She brings with her an extensive knowledge of color, color correction, hair cutting, non-surgical hair replacement and she is an extensions specialist. Her accolades include multiple certifications with the Aveda corporation, The Goonies, the Sassoon Academy, NBR™, Natural Beaded Rows hair extensions and HairSkeen hair replacement systems.
Over the years, Ketmanee has developed a allergy to haircolor ingredients, therefore she is passionate about cleaner, less toxic beauty products. She uses O&M CøR color, an ammonia, PPD and resorcinol free line. She's a holistic minded stylist and feels that beauty should not cost you your health. Check her out on Instagram with the link below.
Haley Meister graduated from Premier Cosmetology Academy in 2019 and started her hair career in downtown Kingsport before joining us at Edify in 2021. She finished her apprenticeship with Ketmanee in June 2022 and is now a fully commissioned stylist. She continues to grow her skill set and create beautiful work behind the chair.
When she’s not working, she is probably snuggled up watching Netflix with her cat and her partner. Haley loves music, thrifting, and plants. She also enjoys things from before her time; Labyrinth is her all time favorite movie, and she loves classic rock.
Haley is meticulous with her work and is proving to be a very solid stylist. She enjoys creating lived in blonde looks, and loves anything dimensional. She also loves shags and mullets. Her goal is to spread love to each client, and make them feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside.
With 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, Katelyn’s passion is to create customized looks tailored to your lifestyle.
From Denver, Colorado, she is a cut and color specialist with a focus in balayage, precision haircuts, shags and creative fashion color. She also offers a wide range of services including, but not limited to: blonding, grey coverage, curly cuts, men’s grooming and children’s cuts.
Katelyn’s mission is to cultivate a long lasting relationship with her guests while giving them the knowledge and confidence to recreate their salon looks at home. She is committed to sustainability and thinks beauty shouldn’t advance at the expense of the environment.
Outside of the salon, Katelyn lives on a farm in a school bus, raising livestock and gardening. She loves animals and has 2 dogs and 1 cat. In her free time you’ll find her in the great outdoors, camping, 4 wheeling, hiking and taking road trips.
Gabby Herman has been doing hair for three years. She attended Jenny Lea academy. She looks forward to continuing her education as well as many more years in the industry.
Outside of the salon she is a fiancée, a homeowner, and caretaker for one loving dog. She enjoys sewing and playing video games in her free time! She’s an avid movie and tv show watcher. A lover of horror and cult classics.
Her ambition to achieve her dreams is impressive. It is important to her to bring her clients’ hair goals to life! As she improves her skills, she hopes to build a beautiful career!
Megan Clark is so excited to be joining the Edify Team.
She is a Western North Carolina native but has found a home in Johnson City. She will be graduating from Jenny Lea at the end of November.
Her passion is hair through and through. To Megan, there is no better feeling than making people smile because they feel beautiful. She can't wait to know you all and to do the same for you!
Megan will be available for booking in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to check and follow her on Instagram!
Lynette is a Tri-Cities native, graduated from Jenny Lea Hair Academy. She is excited to work closely with her local community to learn, grow, and service those who make this area special.
Self expression was so important to Lynette at a young age, that now her goals are to help gift those feelings to others. They’re also always keeping in mind that everyone has their own custom needs and desires that make them uniquely beautiful.
Outside of the salon Lynette loves finding ways to support local music and art, self care through practices like yoga, loving on her plant and fur babies, and anything Sci-Fi, fantasy, and horror related.
Sarah Bender has been in the industry for over 5 years. Specializing in women's hair, she has developed a passion for Blonding, lived in Balayage, Vivids, and Hair Extensions. She is certified in Hot Heads and Platform Hair Extensions, allowing her to give her clients not only the volume and length they desire, but the color they desire without the commitment of lightening their hair.
She also had the privilege of working for Ash Fortis, one of the co-creators/owners of Pulp Riot. During this time, she honed her skills and learned from one of the best in the business, gaining valuable experience and knowledge in the latest hair trends and techniques.
When Sarah isn't busy making her clients look and feel their best, she enjoys spending time outdoors, true crime, and finding new hobbies like scrapbook journaling. She cherishes her time with family and friends, and she loves being a mother to her son.
As a person who is navigating life with anxiety, her number one priority is to provide a safe and welcoming space for all of her clients.
Edify Salon's next stylist
Edify Salon is seeking amazing stylists to join our TEAM environment.
create your own schedules * All the time off you need * YOU create your pricing * Health Benefits * Life Insurance Policy (coming soon)
weekly hands on education platform * a solid plan to get you on your path to consistency and retention * a couple of days to work alongside stylists and a couple of days behind the chair to build your own clientele
We salon differently and it shows.