Owner | Level 4 Stylist
Moving from behind to the chair to behind the scenes to curate the Virtue experience, Melanie spends her days dreaming up ideas for the salon and innovating practices. She stays sharp by doing creative haircuts and styles on models (follow #melaniesmuse). Although she has so many great memories since she opened the doors in 2010, her favorite moment was announcing the move to the new location over champagne.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Everything!
Ask Her About | Her mini-dachshund Twig
Jacquie is the go-to girl for scheduling weddings and special projects. A team player, she thrives when she gets to be creative in her job and work with other creative people. Textured hair and dresses are Jacquie’s style staples. Virtue’s holiday parties are some of her favorite memories at the salon, and outside of work, her favorite activities are being involved in church and hanging out with friends.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Park of Roses
Ask Her About | Old Movies
A jack of all trades, Thomas left his construction career in 2013 to support the growing family business. He has a talent at looking at a situation and devising a solution, which helps him take care of all of Virtue’s business needs. Camping, creating and climbing are some of his favorite hobbies, and his favorite Virtue memory is the team’s weekend camping trip at Hocking Hills.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Lineage Brewing
Ask Him About | Woodworking
Level 4 Stylist | Make-Up Artist
With education from Paul Mitchell the School, Vidal Sassoon Academy ABC, DJ Muldoon, Tina Anderson and Creative Cutting, Sarah is an expert at haircutting. Her days are busy, but enjoyable and she loves that she gets to be creative in a supportive environment. Her husband, who she met at Virtue, is also in the business of hair, and has an eight-year-old son with killer dance moves.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Boomerang Room
Ask Her About | Volunteering at CRC
Level 4 Stylist
A hairstylist with Virtue since the beginning in 2010, Teake creates relationships that last, whether it’s with her coworkers or her guests. No matter what kind of appointment it is, you will find Teake laughing and enjoying conversations with her guests. Virtue’s core value of collaboration really resonates with her; when someone sits in her chair, she works with them to figure out what is best for their hair. Outside of work, she spends time with her husband, daughter and close friends.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Global Gallery
Ask Her About | Her favorite movies
Level 4 Stylist
One of the top short-hair stylists in Columbus, she feels like she’s become friends with a lot of her guests. She loves when they come in and say “I have so much to tell you!” Part of the Virtue team since 2012, her favorite part of the job is seeing people she loves and catching up with her guests. Outside of work, she spends time with her family, cooks, shops and works out.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Smith’s Deli
Ask Her About | Gossip Mags
Level 4 Stylist | Extension Specialist | Make-up artist
A makeup artist, hair extension specialist and a hairstylist, Lexi's days are filled with lots of color and lots of hair. She shares her knowledge through vlog tutorials on her YouTube channel Blushes and Blowouts. Lexi believes hairstylists have the ability to see the true beauty in someone, even if they don't see it yet, and she makes sure her guests are 100% satisfied before they leave the salon.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Whit's
Ask Her About | Her Chihuahuas
Level 3 Stylist | Extension Specialist | Make-up artist
Cayla shines at beach waves, blonding and blowouts. She loves the fast-paced atmosphere, but that the salon feels laid back at the same time. When a guest says “thank you for listening,” it reminds her that being a hairstylist is about more than quality services, it’s about taking care of people. Volunteering and supporting neighborhood causes are important to Cayla, and she gets to do that more often through Virtue’s commitment to the community.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Wholly Craft
Ask Her About | DIY Projects
Level 4 Stylist | Extension Specialist
To Amy, her guests are more like an extended family; she loves that during any appointment, whether it’s color or extensions, they teach her just as much about life as she teaches them about hair. With that, plus the team unity, being a hairstylist at Virtue doesn’t really feel like “work” in the traditional sense. Every day in and out of the salon is pretty busy, but she loves that she can rely on the Virtue team to keep everything running smoothly.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Park of Roses
Ask Her About | Her Intervention Specialist studies
Level 3 Stylist
Louie is all about good vibes, good times, and good conversations with all of his regular and new guests. Knowing Melanie through Paul Mitchell School, he knew Virtue Salon was the only place he wanted to work. His greatest skill is his approach; he’s trustworthy and easy to talk to. In the brief moments when he’s not working, Louie spends time going on adventures with his boyfriend and close friends.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Inked & Skreened
Ask Him About | Inked & Skreened
Level 2 Stylist
Hannah started Virtue as an intern while she was in hair school, and fit right in. Now a hairstylist with plenty of continued education certifications, Hannah loves when she hears, “you and your skills always make my day” from a guest. She loves the support she gets from the Virtue team, and has so much fun at the annual holiday parties. When she’s not in the salon, Hannah will be hiking, rock-climbing or teaching bible study.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Cup O Joe
Ask Her About | Metro Parks
Level 2 Stylist | Make-up artist
Give Shayla a styling wand, Powderfix, Urban Decay and Colourpop, and this stylist can make some magic. Between balayage, upstyling and makeup appointments, Shayla still loves to help out around the salon. A guest once told her “this is the best my hair has ever looked,” which is so meaningful to Shayla; she believes in the integrity of the consultation, and takes the time to fully understand what her guest wants.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Virtue Salon
Ask Her About | Her paintings
Level 2 Stylist
Talking with people, prepping for the day and styling her guests, Kendra loves making Virtue a place for people to come where they feel comfortable and confident. To her, the atmosphere and team makes Virtue a wonderful place to work. She swears by Viral Shampoo and her mascara. Outside of work, Kendra teaches at Paul Mitchell the School, reads and catches up on sleep.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Rag-O-Rama
Ask Her About | Dad Jokes
Level 1 Stylist
The best compliment Zoey can get is when a guest says they gained self-confidence after a haircut; she appreciates the ability to give that to anyone in her chair. Since she graduated from hair school, she’s wanted to work at Virtue and so far, enjoys the continued education she receives, like DJ Muldoon’s cutting class. On any given day, Zoey’s all about dresses, tights and bold lipsticks!
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Cup O Joe
Ask Her About | Debbie Harry, her style icon
Level 1 stylist
A great listener with some serious fantasy color skill, Jarod once had a client tell him “you make me feel a way no one else could.” His mother and sister are his life, but he loves that he works with people he considers family. Getting to work beside and learn from some incredibly creative people is his favorite aspect about working at Virtue.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Virtue Salon!
Ask Him About | RuPual
A graduate of the Paul Mitchell The School Columbus, Brittany immediately applied to Virtue Salon after seeing it for the first time; she loves the encouraging, supportive atmosphere. She typically can be found happily helping out the Virtue team, shampooing, blow-drying, styling and more. Aside from doing hair, reading, spending time with her friends, and drinking good coffee is how Brittany spends her time.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | The Crest
Ask Her About | Bible Study
Coming from the huge corporate accounting world, Lindsay wanted a big change and fell madly in love with cosmetology. She genuinely loves people—getting to spend her days talking to and hanging out with people is a dream come true for her. Color is Lindsay’s middle name—she loves any opportunity to be creative with color; especially balayage and fantasy color. But most of all, she thrives on making each and every person that sits in her chair feel special.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | The Library
Ask Her About | Her most recent culinary creation
Follow | @lammerscissorhands
Out-of-this-world fantasy color expert, Kelby strives to promote open communication on a daily basis-- there’s no such thing as a stranger to her! She loves learning; by staying up to date with the latest hair trends, and through her favorite educational classes at Virtue, like Sugar Skulls. Kelby knew immediately that Virtue was the place for her because she gets to spend every day working with her best friends. Outside of work, Kelby loves cheering on her favorite Cleveland sports teams, exploring vegetarian restaurants around Columbus, and watching WWE.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | The Sun Room
Ask Her About | Her 3 Kitties
Follow | @kelb.eyonce_hair
Emma | social media
On a typical day, Emma is the coffee queen and conversationalist at Virtue. She’s been a guest at Virtue Salon since it opened in 2010, and joined the team in 2016. She loves the friendly environment and values, and that guests say it “feels like home.” With a “Yes!” attitude, Emma takes initiative and learns as much as she can about leadership and availability. Outside of the salon, she’s a certified in personal training and reformer pilates.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Rag-o-Rama
Ask Her About | Indian Restaurants in Columbus
Akilah | Receptionist
Most mornings Akilah's friendly face is the first thing guests see when they come to Virtue. Easy to talk to, she makes a great receptionist. Outside of work, she spends time with her wife and kids, and coaches a high school girls soccer team. She admires Katherine Moennig's style, and is convinced the line "I woke up like this" was written with her in mind.
Favorite Clintonville Gem |
Ask Her About | Video Games
Kristen | Receptionist
Problem-solver, multi-tasker, and expert organizer, Kristen loves spending her days at Virtue. She plays a key role in coordinating guests and stylist schedules and keeping everything running smoothly. She loves that every work day is different—variety is what keeps her going! Her black jeans, glasses, and Vans are the staples of her closet. When Kristen’s not at Virtue, she loves spending time with her dogs, biking, and checking out live music.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Club 20
Ask Her About | Parks & Rec
Joylena | Receptionist
With a warm smile that fits her name, Joy does everything she can to help guests unwind and relax as soon as they step through the door. Moving all the way from San Diego to join the Virtue team, Joy feels honored to work alongside of her talented co-workers every day. Joy spends her time off sewing and managing the social media accounts for her sister’s sewing shop, Dabble & Stitch.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Dabble & Stitch
Ask Her About | Her newest plant baby
LILY | SALON SUPPORT
Lily helps keep the Salon running smoothly! From setting up, to cleaning up and everything in between. She loves working with everyone on the Virtue team and strives to make their jobs easier. Her favorite part of being on the Virtue team is how much fun she has laughing at work every day and how much each member of the team expresses gratitude to each other. When she’s not at Virtue, former ballerina Lily keeps herself busy with art, studying the Bible, and playing her violin.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Cornerstone
Ask Her About | Her latest art project
CAITLIN | SALON SUPPORT
On a typical day, Caitlin is the go-to girl for any of the stylists that need help around the salon. Fun-loving and creative, Caitlin loves the sense of communal support at Virtue. A self-proclaimed expert in finding thrift store gems, Caitlin dresses to impress with her latest vintage finds. She likes to integrate improvisation into her daily activities both at and outside of work.
Favorite Clintonville Gem | Vintage Toast
Ask Her About | Cait’s Corner