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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. HFOS West focuses on our luxury services offering blowouts, temporary and permanent hair extensions methods, and spray tanning! Our boutique is one of a kind and a trusted resource for your beauty investments.


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!




Clients may benefit from Natasha’s diverse background and expertise gained from working in a fashionable city like New York. She takes pride in providing exceptional customer service and building strong relationships with her guests to ensure they leave feeling confident and satisfied with their new look! She is ready to establish herself in Gainesville as a makeup and spray tan artist and is currently accepting appointments at our West location.

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