Our story began in March of 2020 when our lives were changed by the pandemic. As we transitioned through the quarantine period, the pandemic kept bringing changes that became even more of a challenge, it was then I realized that the salon I had owned and operated for 17 years would not be the same. We decided to move forward despite our circumstances, and it was then I took this as an opportunity to make changes that would progress us through a pandemic and into a better future. We reopened on May 26, 2020 and the experience of that year has given us grateful hearts for all our customers, their support and each other. We have utilized our time working towards new goals that have raised our performance as stylists and continues to build us as a team with Kindred hearts and minds. We named the salon “Kindred” because it means family! We seek a bond to encourage one another with a hope for a better tomorrow!
Lisa Melton, owner of Kindred Salon, received her cosmetology education from Haywood Community college. She is currently a part-time instructor in the cosmetology program at AB Tech and is continuing her education in business as a student there as well. She is certified in various areas of her profession and is a certified Redken color specialist. She loves fun challenges and creating bold styles. She is a native of Asheville and loves spending time with her family and outdoor activities!
Sandy McDaniel has been designing beautiful hair since 1981. She enjoys all aspects of hairstyling including razor cutting, dimensional color, and special occasion hair. She is certified in several areas of her profession and is a Certified Redken color specialist. When not in the salon, Sandy has designed hairstyles and costumes for Costume Drama and has placed and won in her category. Sandy actively volunteers with the Girl Scouts and enjoys spending her free time with her family
Melody hails from the Jersey Shore and has lived in Asheville for the past 4 years with her husband. Melody was certified in cosmetology from The Concord school and she has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Melody is a certified Redken color specialist and is certified in shellac and eyelash extensions. Melody is a leader in the salon and is our leading manicurist. Melody loves people and her clients, but more importantly, making everyone look and feel great!
Kaleah Whiteside is our newest addition to the Kindred family. In her prior career she worked as an Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability Security Technician at the Eaton corporation. Kaleah is a graduate of AB-Tech with an associates degree in Cosmetology. Kaleah assists with shampooing, styling, and reception while building her skills and clientele. Kaleah loves to explore her culinary skills and spending time with her family.