MEET THE TEAM
Salon Owner, Educator, Stylist & Extensions Specialist
As the owner of On the Avenue Salon and Blowout Bar, I am completely devoted to offering nothing short of an exceptional salon experience! I am a proud alum of Baylor University, graduating with my Bachelors of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and I have over 12 years of experience in the beauty and hair industry. Specializing in hair extensions and coloring, I have developed techniques and methods that have elevated my career as an industry educator, grown our masters training program, and lead my team to a high level of expertise. Helping others grow and achieving their dreams is my salon owner style!
Among many things, I am extremely passionate about startup businesses, investments, economic growth and development, and entrepreneurship. My creative passions are expressed in my art of doing hair. 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 and support my professional ambitions.
Stylist & Makeup Artist
Born and raised here in Waco, I completed the Cosmetology program at MCC after high school. I always knew that the hair and beauty industry was the career I wanted, because it never feels like work. I am simply a fun, easy going county girl who loves to do hair and make up! I love being able to make people feel amazing just be doing what I’m so passionate about. Whether it just be a touch up or a completely new look, I am here to help you achieve it!
Stylist & Educator
I am a Waco native and grew up around in the salon industry my entire whole life. Because of my upbringing and background with modeling and photography, I has developed a strong interest in becoming hairstylist early. My hobbies involve styling in fashion shows, haircuts for the homeless, and a variety of other outlets. My professional and artistic aspirations includes traveling as a stage artist and performing in national hair shows! However, what I love most about this industry and my vocation is being able to instill joy and confidence into another human being.
Stylist & Extensions Specialist
I grew up in Whitney, Texas and consider myself a small town girl with big city dreams. It’s my passion to make people look and feel their best. The beauty industry has always been important to me. Keeping up with the trends and styles is what makes me want to pursue my career so I’m able to give you the most enjoyable experience.
I grew up in Waco and am proud to say I have lived here my whole life! I have had a passion for hairstyling since I was old enough to hold a comb. I graduated from Robinson High School and soon after, attended Bella Beauty College. I enjoy doing updos, modern haircuts and styles, as well as creating dimensional blondes using balayage techniques. I believe everyone deserves to feel beautiful, and it is my job to make you feel exactly that.
Stylist & Extensions Specialist
I grew up in Hillsboro Texas, but now am calling Waco my home! I attended hill college and continue education classes to keep up on the newest trends. During the Associate Program , I trained in various techniques to advance my skills. I am always up for a challenge and want to help provide professional solutions to make you look fabulous. I specialize is blonding, extensions, and color services!
Stylist & Extensions Specialist & Makeup Artist
Growing up, I have always had a passion and creativity for makeup. After growing up in Waco and completing high school, I enrolled in the Cosmetology program at MCC to pursue esthetics and become a makeup artist. In the process, I also fell in love with doing hair and love continuing my education and skill set! I specialize in blonding, hair color, extensions and makeup! I have a special place in my heart for instilling confidence in others. It is why I truly love what I do and look forward to coming to work every single day.
Originally from the state of Alabama, but not your average southern sweetheart! I have an edgy style and I got into the beauty industry because I love meeting new people and making them feel awesome about their look. Growing up, becoming a career stylist was just a dream but now it is my daily reality at On the Avenue. I love doing hair extensions, vibrant colors, and makeup. I want to continue to grow as a stylist, further my education and potentially be an educator one day! In my personal life, I enjoy rescuing dogs, going to concerts, and spending time with my family.
Stylist & Extensions Specialist & Lash Artist
Having grown up in the Waco area, I love being able to have my career close to home and close to my family! If I am not with my horses practicing barrel racing, I am at the salon working on my professional career with my salon family! One thing I love about being a hairstylist is the moment when my client sees her new hair and says “Omg, this looks amazing!” As a hairstylist at On the Avenue, my goal is always to give my clients the best hair and the best experience! I currently specialize in women’s hair extensions, haircuts, color, balayage highlights. I am certified in hand-tied and beaded weft extension methods. I look forward to seeing you in my chair!
My name is Taylor Thorne. I am quiet and kind! I love being with the special people in my life. I love my dog, Baby, music, and movies. I am so excited to be in this profession because I love seeing the joy on people’s faces when they look in the mirror and feel beautiful! Nothing makes me happier than seeing that spark in their eye and their head held a little higher. I look forward to bringing smiles to others.
Since I was a young girl, all aspects of the beauty industry has fascinated me! After completing MCC Cosmetology School, I moved to Dallas in 2010 to train with the experts in the Frederic Fekkai Highland Park Salon, where I learned the value of giving my clients a luxurious experience. From my time there and my salon experiences since, I have learned to give my clients a variety of looks from classic styling to more natural looks. Listening to my clients is important to me in order to learn their wants and needs and to give them a positive and memorable experience. I look forward to continuing to work with my established clientele and excited to welcome new clients!
I’m original from Guatemala and proud to be a US Citizen. I’m the Mother of 3 wonderful kids. Participating in a beauty contest motivated me to work in cosmetology and my dream came true. I keep up with newest trends through continuing education I’m aware and sensitive to the challenges of hair coloring and I can provide professional solutions to make you look fabulous! I want to make your time with me a pleasant and relaxing break in your day I specialize in Blonding, Hair Color and Brazilian Blowout!
Stylist & Esthetician & Lash & Makeup Artist
I am orginally born and raised in South Dakota and spent the first two years of my career specializing in esthetics and skincare! After moving to Texas, I found my second family at On the Avenue! I have a passion for facials, eyelash extensions, and body waxing. Although the spa room is my favorite place to be, I also enjoy highlights, hair treatments, special occasion updos, and our custom hand tied hair extensions. I look forward to seeing you in the salon and esthetics room!
Stylist & Extensions Specialist
I’m originally from Lubbock, Texas but found my passion for hair moving to Dallas! After college I spent 4 years in the DFW area completing hair school at Paul Mitchell, apprenticing for the most sought out stylists while pursuing continued education and other certifications in which I found my personal specialty’s. I love doing any and all hair but dimensional brunettes, blondes, and extensions are where I thrive. I am motivated to bring a style to Waco in which is livable but realistic. Hair should be exciting and that’s my ultimate goal with my work. Feeling so blessed and excited to be at On the Avenue!
Stylists & Extensions Specialist
Stylist, Extensions Specialist & Ethnic Hair Specialist
Born and raised in the small town of Groesbeck Texas, I have a handsome 2 year old son named Ryder. I found a love with the beauty industry as a little girl. I grew up in the modeling world, and always loved hair and makeup. I knew it was my passion at a young age. Working with vibrant colors is my favorite because I’m very energetic and out going! Coloring hair allows me to express my creativity! Working at On the Avenue has brought me out of my shell, but most importantly has given me the confidence to help clients in my chair feel comfortable and enjoy their salon experience!
Born and raised in the small town of Groesbeck Texas, I have a handsome 2 year old son named Ryder. I found a love with the beauty industry as a little girl. I grew up in the modeling world, lots of hair and makeup. I knew it was my passion at a young age. Working with vibrant colors is my favorite thing because I’m very energetic and out going, that allows me to show my creativity through hair. Working at OTA has brought me out of my shell as a stylist but most importantly has given me the confidence to make clients in my chair comfortable and allow them to enjoy the experience with me as their stylist.
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