MEET THE TEAM

Hannah Gore

Level 4 Stylist & Salon Owner

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”


 As the owner of On the Avenue Salon and Blowout Bar, I am completely devoted to offering the most unique salon experience in Waco!  I am a proud alum of Baylor University, graduating with my Bachelors of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and I have over 7 years of experience in the beauty and hair industry.

Among many things, I am extremely passionate about startup businesses, investment, economic growth and development, and entrepreneurship. My creative passions are expressed in my art of doing hair, a love I discovered at the age of sixteen. It has been a dream to open my own business and now it is a reality. I am passionate about health, fitness, living life effectively, and walking in faith. I am so thankful for all of my friends and family who positively influence my life everyday.


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Kaycee Newman

Level 3 Stylist

My name is Kaycee.  I’m a proud mother of a two-year-old daughter.  I have been a professional stylist for over eight years. I specialize in multi-dimensional color and personally customized highlights. I love short texturized cuts, long layers, special occasion styles, and fun customized colors that no one else has.  I’m passionate about my job and staying educated on all the new trends. I have great product and styling knowledge that I believe will turn a regular haircut into the style you have always wanted. 

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Marybel Yepez

Level 3 Stylist

I am here to Rock your’ do. I bring over 6 years of recreating hair styles.
“I love hair and feel incredibly blessed that I’ve found a career that resonates with me so perfectly.  As a stylist, I believe in honesty, patience, creativity and hard work all functioning together perfectly to produce a beautiful end result for my clients.”
So whether you need a makeover, or just a tweak to what you already have, there is no job too big or too small for me.

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Kristin Defrees

Level 3 Stylist

My name is Kristin DeFrees, I love purple hair and cats. I am a Midway Highschool Graduate as well as long-time WacoAn. I spent 4 years in Austin, TX studying cosmetology and graduated from Paul Mitchell. I love doing hair, and am passionate about seeing the end result and making people happy.

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Danielle Jimenez

Level 1 Stylist

My name is Danielle Jimenez. I grew up all over Texas, I call Bosque county home, but love working in Waco. I was attending Tarleton State when my passion for hair and make up took over everything else. I attended Paul Mitchell the school Arlington,and when I finished decided I wanted to work my passion back home. I love staying caught up on current color and cutting trends and taking as many classes possible to always keep learning. I love doing creative and personalized colors and highlights to fit your hair needs. I look forward to making you feel relaxed, refreshed, and giving you an enjoyable experience.

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Bre’Anna Davis

Level 1 Stylist

I am an open minded and creative hair stylist and make up artist. There are not many services that I shy away from, I love a challenge. I take pride in my work and I believe that your hair looks like what you invest in it. With education, skills, and patience, I believe I can give you your best hair.

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Samantha Strand

Receptionist

As soon as I say hello, you’ll know that I’m not from around here. I grew up in Minnesota, and my dreams are similar to Hannah’s, in that I’m studying Business and Entrepreneurship at Baylor, hoping to own or run a business centered in health and style.

I’m serious about my education, so when I’m not here, I’m probably studying. I also love going to Baylor football games (Go Bears!) and being with my new Texas friends.

Everything we do here is a shared passion of mine, and I’m here to help you have a great experience at On the Avenue.

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