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Autumn Barton

Autumn is a senior esthetician at our West Ashley location, and has 20 years of experience.

She is skilled in all waxing and skincare, but she is most known for Brazilian Waxing and Facials. She’s a great listener and creates tailored services based on her clients needs.

Autumn can often be found at Orange Theory in her free time and also loves to ski yearly around the holidays.

Her favorite products include C+C Complex from Natura Bisse and the Glyco Peel Extreme. She also recommends the NuFace as a take home treatment for lifting and tightening, but can also be added on to any service.

Autumn loves having her nails done by Bobbi, blowouts by Taylor, and Facials by Melinda.

Stacey Benton

Stacey is a Senior Level Stylist who has been with Stella Nova since 2004.

She is a wonderful colorist and is also great with short hair cuts.

Stacey also has a biology degree and she loves to paint and sing in her free time. She enjoys having pedicures and her hair done at Stella Nova.

Her product must haves are both from Oribe- the Superfine Hairspray and Royal Blowout for the perfect blow-dry.

Haixia Chen

Haixia is a Master Level Stylist who began her training as a hair stylist in 1998 in Shanghai, China, her hometown. She began with Stella Nova in 2001. She is full of energy and every visit with Haixia is truly special.

She is known for her expertise in color of all kinds, keratin treatments, haircuts, balayage, and color corrections.

In her free time she loves to garden and work on her house. She also enjoys Traditional Chinese Dancing and participates in the Dragon Boat Races every year. 

Haixia's product must haves are the Amika Plus Size Mousse, Amika Fluxus Hairspray, Kerastase Nectar Thermique, and from R+CO she adores Park Ave Blow Out Balm and High Dive Moisture and Shine Cream.

She loves to unwind with Facials and Massages at our West Ashley location.

See what Haixia's up to on her Instagram

Jim Doar

Jim Doar has been with Stella Nova for seventeen years and has been a massage therapist since 1994. He specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish and Hot Stone Massages.

He’s a Charleston native who enjoys being with his wife and son. They have a dog named Curly. His wife is a flight attendant and they love to travel in their free time. Paris is one of his favorite places to visit. He also has been a real estate agent for the last 12 years.

Jim’s product must haves include Natura Bisse’s Cryo Gel, for tired muscles.

He loves having his hair cut by Master Stylist, Luanne Young.

Kalena Doo

Kalena is a senior level stylist who has been in the industry since 2001, and with us since 2003. Passionate about her career, she excels in all categories including balayage, short hair, textured hair, challenged/distressed hair, fashion forward, updos, and editorial work.

In her free time family is always first, she likes to spend time with close friends catching up over cocktails. She's also a total dog mom and TV binge watcher. She secretly loves country music. 

Products Kalena can't live without would be dry shampoo in all forms, Kerastase Thermique, R+Co Freeway Spray Gel.

Services she likes to have done at Stella Nova include facials, waxing and her hair.

Kalena's personal philosophy 

"For myself and my clients to have an understanding of both the art and science of hairdressing. I cut your hair I don't give you 'a haircut'. Consultation is key. I want my clients to have some 'take home' hair. I want to understand your style routine and decide, together, what type of cut/color is the best for the growth pattern, texture, and condition of your hair, as well as evaluating what will work best with the frequency of your visits. There is a psychology behind what we do as stylists and I want my clients to feel 100% confident that I will achieve their desired results. Hairstyling is a passion. An art. My Style is classic with an edge."

Keep up with her on Instagram.

Megan Evans

Megan is a Senior Level Stylist who began with us in 2011, she has been in the the industry since 2003. She is our personal google for all questions regarding hair and the science behind any color or product formulation. 

There isn't anything Megan cannot do but is a specialist in color correction, short hair including men's, redheads, and tonal blondes.

Megan loves to cook and spend time with friends and family. She is often planning fun get togethers for our team and brings in delicious meals to work for everyone to enjoy.

She says she loves every product in the store and is always one of the first to test potential lines and new products.

Megan's favorite Stella Nova services to have done are facial peels like the Natura G3 add on, and for hair she loves to freshen up her color with a gloss with a great blowout from coworkers. 


Visit her Instagram for more work.

Stephanie Harmon

Stephanie has been in the Industry in 2002 and with Stella Nova since 2004. She was recently promoted to Senior Level Stylist. She is also an esthetician with us.

She’s great with brow shaping and precise haircuts, but her passion is in transformations consisting of a complete change of cut and color. If you are looking for a new look and a great listener, Stephanie is the right stylist for you!

Stephanie calls herself the chauffeur for three busy kids. Together they enjoy exploring nature including gardening and traveling.

Amika’s the Shield Anti Humidity Spray, Oribe Royal Blowout Spray, Barrel Barber Viola Lavaggio Purple Shampoo, and Eminence’s Willow Bark Booster Serum are on her list of favorite products.

Stephanie loves having her hair cut by Luanne and having Natura Bisse Facials done with the G3 Peel.

See her lovely work on Instagram

Krista Lane

Krista is a Senior Level Stylist and has been in the industry since 2002 and with us since 2003.

She loves textured/razored haircuts. She excels in natural looking highlights as well and achieves this through highlights and balayage.

She and her family like to stay active. They are happiest outdoors and are often found at the beach or on a camping trip. In her free time, Krista also loves to cook, workout, make crafts and hangout with her family.

Krista’s product must haves include the Davines Love line for curls, Kerastase Oleo-Relax, and the Amika Kure Mask. She recommends the Amika Bust Your Brass for cool blondes to maintain between visits with her to cut out brass. Krista also loves anything by Oribe.

Her favorite service to have done at Stella Nova is a relaxing facial.

See more work on Instagram and she recently started a YouTube Channel with  how-tos. 

Bobbi Larrison

Bobbi is our Senior Nail Technician who helped us open the Society St Location Stella Nova Spa in downtown Charleston. She has been with us since 1997.

Bobbi is known for the time and care taken in every service, from the massage to the application of nail polish. Although she does not offer shellac, her  services last longer than most traditional mani pedis due to her attention to detail and experience. She keeps up with new trends in polish and loves to order new shades to try!

She's very creative all around, she loves to garden and go thrifting around town. She has a way of taking something ordinary and repurpose it into a decorative object of beauty. 

Bobbi is too busy enjoying hanging out with her husband and cat named Bob Cat and spending time in her art shed to keep up with Instagram.


Melinda Matthews

Melinda is a senior esthetician who has been with Stella Nova for fifteen years. Her specialties include threading, brow shaping and facials.

Melinda is a product expert and a great listener. She offers consultations for any skin concerns and will recommend a personalized take home regimen for clients looking for a change.

In her free time, Melinda loves to surf on Folly. She is a volunteer in ocean conservation and often goes to beach sweeps. Melinda is an animal lover and she has a dog named Nala Kai who is spoiled. She also recently got a few chickens named after the Golden Girls.

Melinda’s product must-haves include Natura Bisse Diamond Mist, Diamond Life Infusion, and the C+C Vitamin Body Cream. From our organic makeup line, Ilia, she loves their Limited Lash Mascara that conditions lashes and naturally promotes growth. She enjoys having lash tinting done at Stella Nova along with her hair done by Nolan.

Visit her Instagram for cute photos of Nala in addition to beautiful brows

Kathryn Mcgraw

Kathryn is a senior esthetician who has been with Stella Nova since 2006 and in the industry for over 15 years.

Her specialties include waxing, brow and lash tinting, extractions and facials, including Eminence and Natura Bisse facials.

She moved to Atlanta to be with her family, and travels back for her clients every 4 weeks and is available Wednesday-Saturday.

Her product must haves include Ilia Serum Foundation, Eminence Marine Peptide Serum, Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Cream. Kathryn’s favorite service to have done is a gloss to refresh her hair.

Stella Mesicka

Stella is a Nuevo Level Stylist who recently joined our team this year. She has been in the industry since 2015. We adore her calm spirit and attention to detail.

Her specialties are all color services, she is also great with curly hair and smoothing treatments. In addition to hair, Stella offers nail services including gel manicures and waxing as well.  

She enjoys going to the gym and is a wonderful cook. Her family owns Glazed Donuts she often shows up to Stella Nova with a box of delicious donuts in hand.

Her favorite product at the moment for styling is the Oribe Featherbalm cream.

See more photos on Instagram

Chelsea Nolan

She recently was promoted to Creative Level Stylist, she has been with Stella Nova since 2015, and began in the industry in Los Angeles in 2013.

She was a personal assistant to a celebrity stylist in Los Angeles before she came to us. Her specialties are highlights, balayage, thick hair, curly hair, blondes, dimensional brunettes and gives an amazing blowout. She is Hotheads Extensions certified as well!

She loves animals, has rescued two dogs named Carmel and Coal who are the best of friends. She also enjoys gardening in her free time. Be sure to keep an eye out for her in traffic as she is our darling billboard model.

Her favorite products at the moment are Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Spray, Davines Momo Hair Potion, and Amika Bust Your Brass Line.

Nolan is constantly changing her hair and loves to have her fellow stylists balayage her locks from time to time.

See more of her work on Instagram

Toni Osteen

Toni is a Creative Level Stylist who has been with Stella Nova since 2004, and she began in the industry since 2003.

She has many specialties including layered cuts, highlights, and dimensional brunettes. She also gives a fabulous blowout.

She is a mother of two boys and loves to help out on the farm in her free time.

Two of her favorite products include Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo and R+Co’s Park Avenue Blow Out Balm.

She’s a busy girl, with clients in Walterboro and with us in Charleston but when she has a free moment to herself she enjoys maintaining her beautiful complexion with a Natura Bisse Facial.

Abigail Rajabi

Abigail is a Nuevo Level Stylist who has been with Stella Nova since 2016 and began her hair journey in 2015. She is a yes girl and there isn't too much that Abigail can't do but she excels in balayage, ombre, and color melts. She is great with fine hair and men's cuts as well. Abigail also is available for updos and makeup services.

In her downtime in between clients, Abigail often falls down the instagram hole of makeup tutorials and new trends . She adores cats and also can usually be found with her Nintendo in her purse and loves to watch anime. 

She can't live without the Lalicious Lavender Body Cream, her signature scent.


Visit her Instagram for more photos. 


Larissa Stewart

Larissa Stewart is a Creative Level Stylist who has been in the industry since 2006. She has many talents including working with fine hair, clients going through or recovering from cancer, balayage, dimensional color, Victoria's Secret Volume and layers, precise haircuts, new looks, and fabulous blowouts. She is a great listener and the perfect stylist for anyone that needs a bit more time and care. Larissa is also a skilled makeup artist and enjoys helping clients get ready for photoshoots and special occasions.

Her product must haves are usually anything by Oribe. Her tried and trues are the Royal Blowout and Dry Texturizing Spray. Larissa also adores St Tropez for an even glow.




Taylor Willard

Taylor is a Nuevo Stylist who has been with Stella Nova for 2 Years. She has an infectious laugh and a bubbly personality. Her clients love consulting with her on their next hair decision and are always beyond happy with their results.

Her specialties are balayage, blondes, highlights, long hair, makeup, updos, with experience in fantasy colors as well.

Her favorite line is Amika, she always reccommends Bust Your Brass for her blondes, Undone Texture Spray, and the Davines Sea Salt Spray.

Taylor also loves to travel and be outside and has a cute little bunny named Bugs. She's usually asleep by 9 pm but also enjoys Charleston's nightlife from time to time. 

See more work on her instagram

Luanne Young

Luanne is a Master Level Stylist who has been with Stella Nova since 2005, and in the industry since 1989, when she and our founder, Peter first worked together at London Hair.

She excels in corrective color, haircuts, pixie cuts, smoothing treatments and perms, transitioning into grey, men's cuts. Luanne plays a huge role in our assistant program. She has a passion for teaching and helps the assistants get a great start in the industry and prepare them to move onto the floor.

In her free time she loves to be outdoors; especially hiking, swimming, and camping. She also is a lovely painter who works in acrylics. 

Her product must haves are texture creams and pomades for short hair. She also loves blowout serums and hairsprays to protect against this Charleston humidity.

Luanne's favorite service to have done at Stella Nova is a massage with Jim.

See her work on Instagram.