CharMarie Salon developed out of a dream and a need for consistently great service in the New River Valley. Our stylists are driven, passionate and well educated, and we understand that this is what creates a great guest experience.
All of our team members have been hand picked for their strengths in various areas. Get to know each of our stylists to determine which fit is right for you!
I have been passionate about the beauty industry for as long as I can remember. Ask my granny and aunt and they'll pull out pictures of the styles I gave them around age 6.
I received my Cosmetology license from Carroll County High School in 2006 under my very encouraging instructor, Sandra Holder. After high school, I attended Radford University. I obtained my Bachelor's in Accounting in 2010 with the intention of using it to start a salon.
During my time at Radford, I worked locally in salons and completed various trainings in advanced color, cutting, and styling with Aveda, Schwarzkopf, Aquage and Wella. I believe education makes the difference between a good service and a stellar one and that is the trademark behind CharMarie.
Makeup is another passion of mine. I am self taught and have dedicated my time to studying the art of makeup. My favorite looks are definitely glam! I also offer one on one makeup lessons to show you how to best highlight your features and offer product recommendations to fit your skin type, coloring, and needs. Beginning August of 2022, I am also offering bookings for Micrboblading, Combo Brows, Lip Blushing and other PMU Services!
My ultimate goal in opening and owning a salon is to foster the growth of my stylists and in turn, provide a salon that offers the best guest experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. My goal is for you to be our raving fan!
Charmaine is not currently accepting new clients.
My name is Holly Gray and I have been in the industry for over 15 years. I specialize in coloring, highlighting, and foil work.
I have attended numerous educational classes over the years and love learning new and advanced techniques to bring back and share with my clients.
I feel very fortunate to work everyday in a profession that I am passionate about and truly love! There is no better feeling than making someone feel good about themselves and look amazing.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso
I was raised in Christiansburg and have been here since 1997. I'm now living in Newport with my husband Dave, our two dogs and three cats. I offer more than 25 years of experience to my clients.
My career in hair styling began in Rochester NY, where I attended the Shear Ego International School of Hair Design. I’ve been a Redken Educator, have completed their Master Stylist and Master Colorist programs, and have attended the Redken Exchange in New York city numerous times. My education continues to this day, keeping up on new techniques and styles reflecting today’s trends.
CharMarie provides the perfect environment to allow my creativity to blossom. There is a genuine team atmosphere here that is palpable, and I’m very proud to be a member of the team. There is nothing more important to me than taking care of my clients. I want them to feel good about themselves after seeing me. I love the satisfaction I get from knowing they're happy. I hope I have the chance to prove it to you soon!
Over a decade ago I started my journey in the beauty industry and decided early on that this was the career for me. What an amazing experience it has been and I am truly grateful!
I strive to perfect my craft through continous education with advanced tranining in and out of the salon My inspiration comes from classic looks as well as trendy cut and color styles.
Creating beautiful hair and making sure each client is comfortable are my goals!
Special Occasion Hair
My name is Allie and I have been a licensed stylist since 2015. When I was younger I would always braid and style my sister's hair and ever since then I knew I wanted to do hair as a job.
My passion is definitely formal styling. I really get to be creative and it gives me such joy to know that I have been a part of someone’s special day and that I have made them feel beautiful and feel confident. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to meeting everyone!
Natural Looking Color Foiliyage
Hi, my name is Kelsey Hensley and I am so happy to be part of the CharMarie team! I have always had a passion for making people happy and feel good about themselves and luckily, I've been able to translate that into my job as a hairstylist.
Something that is really important to me is that each of my clients feel heard and cared for. I genuinely desire to make each client feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Color is also my passion; sun-kissed blonde, redheads, brunettes, and lived-in hair are a few areas I specialize in. I will create a look that is completely customized to fit YOU and your lifestyle, because I don’t believe in a “one formula fits all” approach.
I wouldn’t be the stylist I am today without all of the knowledge from the amazing stylists I’ve worked with and learned from, or without continuously educating myself with the most modern styles and techniques! My goal behind the chair is to give you the best service possible and to make you feel like beautiful y o u ! Feel free to check out some of my work on https://m.facebook.com/KelDoesHair/. I would love to work with you!
Creative Color and Cutting
I grew up in Christiansburg and have worked in various types of salons over the past 16 years (in the NRV and Virginia Beach).
I love to learn and I am always looking for ways to better my craft. I'm inspired by the people around me and the people in my chair. I truly care about your hair and your experience and I love the collaborative relationship that forms when someone is in my chair. Let's talk!
My passion for hair design began as a child, when I would give my sister makeovers and the two of us would act out scenes on our pretend stage. This passion for making individuals into their best selves remained and led me to work with legendary stylists Irving Rusk and Horst Rechelbacher (founder of Aveda). Under their guidance, I fostered a desire to transform clients by specializing in innovative cutting, styling, and color techniques. My priority is to focus on the initial consultation, to ensure that my client leaves the salon feeling confident.
It has been my privilege to work with a diverse group of clients, including the cast of Dirty Dancing, visiting personalities and performers (including a Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Artist, Poet Laureate, civil rights activists, orchestra concert master, a Grammy Award finalist and numerous actors), business owners, professors and hundreds of local clients.
Like the young man who prepared his sister for her acting roles those many years ago, my philosophy has remained the same -- we are all actors on the stage of life and to play our best roles we must look the part and feel confident. Whether in front of thousands of people, in the classroom, in the office, or at home, I always strive to make you look and feel your very best!
I've been a hairstylist for 25 years and began my career in New York state. I have had the pleasure of working throughout the east coast and with many amazing mentors and stylists during my career. Recently I achieved the title "Redken Color Authority" and A Summit Salon "In Salon Mentor" with Redken.
My goal is to continue to be an avid student of all hair related education. I am dedicated to welcoming and sharing all the new and exciting techniques and product knowledge to my guest from the many different avenues offered at CharMarie!
Creative Cutting and Color
I have been in the hair industry since 2014. I grew up in a small town where I worked in a hair salon as a receptionist. I remember being mesmerized just sitting back and watching and thought I could do this all day!
A college education was important in my family so I attended CCU and received a BA in Psychology. Shortly after college, I realized that Cosmetology was my calling and I've never looked back! I attended the Paul Mitchell Academy in NC and soon after, moved to VA to be closer to family.
I started my hair journey at a salon in Pulaski County and received the Top Hairstylist Award in 2016. I enjoy creative cutting and color and my goal is to make you feel like the best version of yourself!
Special Occasion Hair
My passion for the beauty industry started when I was just a little girl. I grew up going to work with my mom, who's also a stylist, and eventually started working as a "shampoo girl" when I was a teenager. I always knew I eventually wanted to be a stylist and decided to study Cosmetology during my high school years in Botetourt County. I graduated and achieved my Cosmetology License in 2010, but chose to go to college at Virginia Tech where I studied Journalism and worked in a salon part time.
After 2.5 years at VT, my heart led me to pursue my dreams as a full time stylist. It was the best choice I've ever made! I love doing all things hair, but I specialize in highlighting techniques, short cuts, and formal styles. I also enjoy playing with makeup and creating a variety of looks for my guests.
I am incredibly grateful to have gained so much experience and education through working with amazing stylists over the years, as well as attending classes and hair shows. My goal is to create a custom look for each of my guests so that they feel confident and beautiful every day!
My passion for Cosmetology roots from a desire to make others feel loved and special. Connection with others has always been so important to me. My goal is that everyone who sits in my chair feels heard and leaves feeling confident.
Color is what really gets me excited. I love anything that looks "lived-in", natural, and sun kissed. It's important for me to customize your color to your life style and hair goals. Enhancing your hair and making you feel confident is my priority.
I absolutely adore the team at CharMarie and feel lucky to be a part of it. Everyday I'm learning from the talented stylists around me. I'm always on social media trying to find the best techniques and educating myself on the trends and new, modern styles. I would love to work with you! :)
Highlighting and Foiliyage
My passion for doing hair started as a kid. I would always give my friends braids and fix their hair but it wasn't until high school that I decided that this was really what I wanted to do. I took Cosmetology and graduated in 2020 with my license.
I have always loved making people feel beautiful and special, and I'm so glad that I can do that everyday in my job.
I enjoy doing all types of color and specialize in highlights and foliyage. I am so thankful to work in a salon that strives to make every single client excited to be there. I look forward to meeting all of you!
I'm Edlira but everyone calls me Lily. As seen from my name, I'm not from the United States. I'm from Albania and have also lived in Italy. In those two countries, I had the opportunity to open my own fashion business. Even if what I did in my country was mainly focused on clothes and accessories, I would always offer hair and makeup suggestions to my clients to better match their image. When I came to the US, I saw the opportunity to take classes for this other passion of styling hair. I completed my training with Salon Labell and worked as an Assistant at CharMarie. I was glad to join a team-based atmosphere and am very excited and happy to help each of my customers reach their essential beauty!
Hello beautiful! I fell in love with doing hair and makeup when I began the cosmetology program at Blacksburg High School as a young teen. I first joined the CharMarie team in 2019 as an assistant and personally assisted Charmaine who taught me many of the skills that I use today.
My passion in beauty soon became my career. I strive to better my skills every day and I enjoy learning and growing as a professional hair stylist and makeup artist. I love seeing new faces and it brings me great joy making people look and feel beautiful.
I specialize in maintaining healthy hair via scalp, shine, color, and conditioning treatments; creating beautiful, seamlessly dimensional hair; and clean , flawless makeup application for special events and weddings. I hope to see you soon!
I've been doing hair since 1995. I knew around the age of 8 that this is the profession I wanted to go into. I've always wanted to please people and make them feel good about themselves. My goal is for every guest to leave with a smile on their face.
I am new to the NRV area, moving here from Missouri to be closer to family. In my free time I enjoy being with family and playing with my 3 pups. I also enjoy hearing and telling "dad" jokes. Laughter is the best medicine, aside from a great hairapy session.
I am fortunate to not only work behind the chair doing hair, but behind the desk. I enjoy meeting and forming relationships with all the guests that come into the salon. It's always fun to see the transformations that come through the salon on a daily basis.
Makeup, baking cakes, interior design, dogs and a good sense of humor!
My pups, time with family, and "dad" joke humor
Staff head shots by Keeland Griffith of Keeland Griffith Photography