Get To Know The Owners
Janet Prince Kilpatrick
Not only is Janet a native of Athens, she considers herself a raving fan and loves her town.
Janet is a graduate of Clarke Central High School and has a Cosmetology degree from Athens Technical College. Her passion has always been hairdressing- her grandmother shared her craft, and Janet knew by the time she was in the second grade that she wanted to become a hairstylist. Early in her career, she became a Redken Artist. She later became a Redken Global Artist, helping to launch the Redken brand world wide. Traveling across Canada, South Korea, and Taiwan gave her a passion for traveling; Janet believes no one can put a monetary value on the experiences gained from travel. In September 2000, Janet became a facilitator at the Redken Exchange in NYC. Teaching and sharing hair design with students from all over the world was the icing on her educational career. Janet believes her biggest accomplishment has been opening and co-owning Arbor Salon & Spa in 2006, a Redken Elite Salon and Bioelements World Class Spa, with her husband and partner, Mike. Janet is a Certified Redken Designer, a Certified Donna Bella Extension Specialist, Pureology Certified, and Brazilian Blowout Certified.
Fun Facts About Janet:
“My favorite vacation destination is the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico!”
“My favorite celebrity hair on the red carpet is always Amal Clooney.”
“My absolute favorite spa service is our European Facial.”
Mike was born in Asheville, NC, and he was raised in Marietta, GA. He graduated from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA, in 1980. As salon co-owner with his wife, Janet, Mike is very passionate about his job. Being able to see and help so many talented individuals further their crafts and exceed in their careers is what it’s all about for Mike. He is also very passionate about getting to know each guest that walks through the Arbor’s doors and making sure every Arbor experience is special.
Fun Facts about Mike-
“I married WAY out of my league.”
“I’ve got a wonderful dog that loves me.”
“To date, I have ridden motorcycles more than 500,000 miles.”
Get To Know The Stylists
City Beats Blue
Marlin is a Georgia native who graduated both high school and cosmetology school early, exhibiting his eagerness to learn. Marlin received his cosmetology degree from Athens Technical College and joined the Arbor Salon in 2017. Marlin strives to make every guest feel relaxed, at ease, and comfortable during their time in his chair. He is passionate about keeping the integrity of each guest’s hair, while at the same time achieving a head turning look. Marlin specializes in fashion colors, and he loves to experiment with interesting color combinations and unique color placements. Marlin is Brazilian Blowout Certified.
Fun Facts About Marlin
“My favorite nail color is black.”
“My ultimate dream vacation would be Japan.”
“I have one cat named Saber.”
Loria was born and raised in Comer, Georgia. She attended cosmetology school Athens Technical College and joined the Arbor family, under the name Sophisticated Shapes, in 1996. Loria is passionate about making others feel good about themselves, and she strives to get to know every guest that sits in her chair. Elegant cuts and traditional color techniques are her specialty; She takes every foil highlight to the next level with precision. Loria’s goal is to nurture her guests, and she gives the best shampoo and scalp massage in the salon. Loria is Pureology Certified.
Fun Facts About Loria:
“I have goats, pigs, and dogs as pets.”
“I absolutely love fresh vegetables!”
“My favorite quote is, I love you, and I truly do!”
Level 3 Stylist
Jessica is a Georgia native and grew up in Walton County. She received her cosmetology degree from The Process Institute of Cosmetology, in Lawrenceville and started at the Arbor in 2012. First and foremost, Jessica’s passion is driven by helping people feel great about their hair. She loves to problem solve so that she can create a look her guest will love. Jessica believes that everyone is unique, and she strives to create custom looks for each guest. Jessica is especially skilled at formulating customized color for her guests, and color is her specialty. Jessica is a Redken Certified Hair Colorist and is also Brazilian Blowout Certified.
Fun Facts About Jessica
“I’m a Scorpio”
“I love reading! So many books, so little time.”
“My favorite food is coffee, coffee, & more coffee!”
Celeste is a Georgia native and graduate of Georgia Institute of Cosmetology. Celeste joined the Arbor team at the beginning of 2015. Celeste is meticulous in her work, and formulating the perfect color for each guest is her passion. With an eye for the most current trends and techniques, Celeste can help you achieve a complete overhaul or simply improve upon your current look. Celeste specializes in balayage, extension services, and is a self proclaimed blonding expert. She believes education is the key to staying on top of her craft, and she strives to continue her education as much as possible. Celeste is Donna Bella Extension certified, Great Lengths Extension Certified, and Brazilian Blowout Certified. Celeste welcomes you to the Arbor and is ready to meet you!
Fun Facts About Celeste
“I’m a Pisces.”
“I have two pets, a Shih-tzu mix pup named Waddle & a dilute tortoiseshell kitty names Stella.”
My favorite quote is, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” Rupaul Charles
Joanna is an Athens, Georgia native. She attended cosmetology school at the Aveda Institute in Washington, D.C. Joanna made her way back to Georgia and joined the Arbor Salon in 2016. Joanna loves being able to use her hands and creativity to make someone look and feel their very best. She excels at color formulation and application, and her blowouts are second to none. Joanna is truly passionate about curly hair. Her goal is to tame frizz, one curl at a time, and to educate her guests to care for and embrace their curls for life! Joanna believes the best approach to beauty is to enhance what you’ve already got, and she loves working will all hair types and textures. Joanna strives to stay on top of cutting edge techniques and trends and seeks outside education as often as possible. She is a Master of Balayage, Brazilian Blowout Certified, and Pureology Certified.
Fun Facts About Joanna
“I love spending time with my sweet rescue doggo named Rae.”
“I love traveling and making jewelry!”
“My favorite local restaurants are Cali N Tito’s and Marti’s at Midday.”
Belle was born in Grayson, Georgia and raised in Oconee County. She received her cosmetology degree from Athens Technical College and joined the Arbor Salon in 2016. Belle sees herself as an artist, and hair is her medium. Belle will work hard to achieve the look that her guest wants. Giving her guest the confidence to walk out of the salon with their head held high and a smile on their face is her passion. Belle is skilled in balayage and edgy, customized fashion colors, and she loves long, layered cuts. Belle is Keratin Certified and Brazilian Blowout Certified.
Fun Facts About Belle
“I’m obsessed with The Office.”
“I love my cat! His name is Michael Scott.”
“I love to model when I’m not doing hair!”
Kiala is from Covington, GA and attended cosmetology school at the Golden Razor Academy. Kiala joined the Arbor Salon as Janet’s associate in 2018, Kiala is eager to begin her career with the Arbor Salon. Kiala is passionate about being able to change a person’s life and persona through her skills. Cutting hair is her specialty, and she loves to sculpt using her shears. She also loves blonding and balayage. Kiala is Brazilian Blowout Certified and Pravana Certified.
Fun Facts about Kiala:
“I love Paris and eventually want to retire there.”
“I really want a teacup maltese.”
“The beach is my favorite place in the world.”
Rachel is from Austin, TX and attended cosmetology school at Baldwin Beauty School in North Austin. Rachel joined the Arbor Salon in 2018 as Cassie’s associate, and she is looking forward to joining the floor soon! Rachel truly enjoys helping others feel confident, inside and out. She loves lifting each guest up with a smile and then helping them achieve their best look. Rachel is passionate about hair extension services. Rachel has trichotillomania, and she uses the art of hair extensions to help her live with and overcome her condition. Rachel looks forward to continuing her education with a focus on extension services so that she can help others regain their confidence!
Fun Facts about Rachel:
“I have 3 dogs, two maltipoos and a schnoodle.”
“My favorite food is sushi!”
“My favorite Athens restaurant is Shokitini!”
Inna- Level 4
After graduating the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology, Inna Barron began her career with the Arbor Salon in 2007. Inna has continued to stay up to date with trends and styles by seeking continued education, and she obtained her Redken Colorist Certification in New York City. Inna’s unique styling technique helps her create master level hairstyles to leave her guests feeling confident when they leave her chair, and she is our foremost braiding expert. Inna is passionate about building lasting relationships with her guests. Inna is a Certified Redken Colorist, Pureology Certified, Keratin Certified, and Brazilian Blowout Certified.
Cassie Landreth Mize- Level 4
Cassie Mize is a Georgia native who studied cosmetology at Athens Technical College. As one of our senior stylists, Cassie started at the Arbor in 2008. Cassie loves being able to express her creativity daily while encouraging her guests through the joy a new look brings. Building relationships based on trust while developing a look that is perfect for each guest is what it’s all about for Cassie. She prides herself in her ability to bridge the gap between traditional style and contemporary techniques. Cassie believes there is no such thing as being over educated, and she strives to explore as much continued education as possible. She is Redken Design Authority Trained, Pureology Certified and Brazilian Blowout Certified. She excels in seamless color transitions and is one of our foremost formal style experts.
Fun Facts About Cassie:
“I love cheese of any kind! And crackers.... And wine… but it all starts with cheese!”
“Honestly, hair is my hobby- when it starts to feel like a job, I’ll let y’all know!”
“My favorite Athens restaurant is The Last Resort Grill; I literally couldn’t love it more!”