Mechelle, a second-generation hairdresser, started her career under the award-winning duo and platform artists Sandra and Brian Smith. She moved to Atlanta in 1991 where she worked her way up to a master level designer and education director for another fast-paced salon. During the same time she was also a color educator for the Aveda network. In 2000 she and her husband opened Aria Salon Spa Shoppe with a focus on customer service. During her spare time she enjoys gardening and painting. Most of her inspiration comes from nature and the outdoors. Mechelle works mainly in the Alpharetta location and Thursday’s in the Cumming location.