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that will make you say, "that's why her hair is so big...

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it's full of secrets!"


melissa thurston

Founder and Salon Owner

Mel has been crafting her skills since 2014 when she first obtained her Cosmetology license. Hair Full of Secrets with Mel, LLC was established in 2018, in a 150 sq ft studio in Gainesville, FL.  Over the years, she was ready to expand as a business owner to what is now a signature brand, “Hair Full of Secrets.” Mel shares her knowledge with her clients, exchanging tips and tricks, therefore coveting the name.In the fall of 2022, we will be launching our second location, HFOS West. This space focuses on our luxury services featuring blowouts, hair extensions, and spray tanning! Our boutique is one of a kind and a trusted resource for your beauty investments.



Extension Specialist & Colorist

Kalie is a Jacksonville native, and graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2015 and has been perfecting her craft ever since. Specializing in blonding and extension services is where she has found her passion in helping others achieve the hair of their dreams. In her free time you can find her curled up with a good book, or spending time with family.


Extension Specialist & Colorist

sophia copeland

Sophia is a graduate from The Summit Salon Academy and has a deep passion for all things hair. She enjoys working with hair as an art form and the smile it puts on her client's faces. Sophia genuinely believes and lives by the saying, “If you’re doing what you love, you will never work a day in your life.” As a committed lifelong learner of the cosmetology industry, she looks forward to creating meaningful relationships with her guests!



Colorist & Updo Specialist

Molly is a budding stylist from Gainesville! Her top priority is boosting her client’s confidence. She specializes in updos and major color transformations! Her Starbucks order is the caramel apple shaken espresso, and her favorite music is classic rock! 



Natasha is a new transplant born and raised in NY. She recently moved to Gainesville and is undergoing the Apprenticeship offered at HFOS to master her skills. She works at both of our locations and is currently offering spray tans!



Jeimy was born in Puerto Rico but was raised in NYC where she fell in love with all things Beauty. Her goals are to become a Cosmetologist and some day open her very own salon business! She wants to incorporate her background in beauty and office experience into her role as a Salon Coordinator and ensure that the salon will continue to run efficiently.

Blow Dry Artist

Front Desk Coordinator

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