Our Team

Each member of the hair styling team has been meticulously chosen and thoroughly trained to represent and maintain the integrity of the Studio 285 Salon brand. With great pride, we present you the best the industry has to offer. 

 

Brittany Harrington was born and raised in the city of Augusta, Ga. Knowing from a young age that her calling in life was to serve the needs of others; she vivaciously tailored her destiny into the craft of cosmetology.
I’ve had a passion for doing hair since I was a young girl and I cannot wait to have you sit in my chair!
— Brittany Harrington

Brittany Harrington

Owner / Master Stylist

Brittany Harrington was born and raised in the city of Augusta, Ga. Knowing from a young age that her calling in life was to serve the needs of others; she vivaciously tailored her destiny into the craft of cosmetology.

At the age of 14 Brittany began to work for one of the city’s most sought after stylists as a personal assistant and just three short years later began to apprentice under her. During her apprenticeship she also attended the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology where she fine-tuned her skill sets.

Not long after graduation, Brittany took a leap of faith and opened her first salon back in 2004. Her business quickly came into fruition and blessed her with three wildly successful years. It was in this experience that inspired Brittany to seek an even bigger dream and take a chance on the now established Studio 285.

The city has congratulated Brittany on her and her team’s first class services by awarding her with the Metro’s Best Hairstylist award in 2010, along with the Best and Friendliest Staff award. In 2011 Brittany began to develop a partnership with celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo and became the only Kim Vo pure salon in the southeast. This pairing quickly developed into a lifelong friendship where she went on to shadow under him and learned all of his coloring techniques. She continues to work with Kim Vo closely to maintain a standard of service that is above and beyond most competitors.

Always feeling the need to grow her and her team’s skills and services, in 2012 she attended the "On Set Hair Academy" in Santa Monica Ca. and was taught one on one by celebrity hair stylist Susan Lipson.

 
 

Amber graduated from Augusta State University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Business.  After 2 years in the corporate world, she decided it wasn't for her and went back to school to get her Masters in Nursing.
As soon as you walk in our doors, you are part of our family. I believe in making every client have an amazing experience from beginning to end.
— Amber Harrington

Amber Harrington Carraway

Manager / Airbrush Tanning

Amber graduated from Augusta State University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Business.  After 2 years in the corporate world, she decided it wasn't for her and went back to school to get her Masters in Nursing.

For 7 years she worked as a M.A in Urology.  While pursuing her medical career, her younger sister Brittany was always begging her to quit her nursing job and come manage Studio 285. 

So as fate would have it, in 2012 Amber's husband Dennis was furthering his education and they decided that she would be the one to take a break from the school thing, and work at the salon while he finished his Master's and Specialist degrees in Education.

During this time, she found that although she loved the medical field, she really fell in love with managing and growing their business more.  On top of managing the day to day operations at Studio 285, she also does the airbrush tanning!

 
 

Dalton Harnage is the youngest and newest addition to the Studio 285 team and is also a recent graduate of Grovetown High School. At a very young age Dalton realized his love for the arts and expressed that love by dancing and performing in multiple theater companies. While finding his passion in the arts he was also fortunate enough to find another love in life--HAIR.
I will go above and beyond for anyone of our clients.
— Dalton Harnage

Dalton Harnage

Stylist Assistant

Dalton Harnage is the youngest and newest addition to the Studio 285 team and is also a recent graduate of Grovetown High School. At a very young age Dalton realized his love for the arts and expressed that love by dancing and performing in multiple theater companies. While finding his passion in the arts he was also fortunate enough to find another love in life--HAIR.  

Dalton loves the styling process and he does an amazing job at putting the finishing touches on any look. He may be young but his smile lights up the room and you can really see his passion for making each and every client feel like a million bucks.  

Dalton is enthusiastic and excited about his career here at Studio 285 and is currently assisting Brittany as he learns and perfects his skills. 

 
 

Whitney Walker recently received her cosmetology license and is now licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina. She specializes in extensions and Balayage but has mastered every technique you can think of.  Brittany Harrington handpicked her for the position and before completing her license, she worked as Brittany's assistant stylist for over a year. Taking in what she learned over the years, Whitney has solidified her position in Studio 285's team of stylists. 
Our brand new salon brings a piece of Hollywood in Augusta. I look forward to making you feel like a star!
— Whitney Walker

Whitney Walker

Stylist

Whitney Walker recently received her cosmetology license and is now licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina. She specializes in extensions and Balayage but has mastered every technique you can think of. 

Brittany Harrington handpicked her for the position and before completing her license, she worked as Brittany's assistant stylist for over a year. Taking in what she learned over the years, Whitney has solidified her position in Studio 285's team of stylists. 

When you choose to sit in Whitney's chair, you will not leave Studio 285's doors without feeling like your ready for the red carpet.

 
 

Kristen has had a love and desire to be in the hair industry from a very young age. She started in high school practicing on friends and family's hair for fun. At the age of 17 she began her apprenticeship at Studio 285 under the owner, Brittany Harrington.
My only goal is to have our clients feel beautiful and confident about themselves every day.
— Kristen Troxel

Kristen Troxel

Stylist

Kristen has had a love and desire to be in the hair industry from a very young age. She started in high school practicing on friends and family's hair for fun. At the age of 17 she began her apprenticeship at Studio 285 under the owner, Brittany Harrington.

Two years ago Kristen earned her Master Cosmetology License and has been with us for a total of 4 years.  She is certified in Extensions and Brazilian Blowouts. She loves being able to offer someone long beautiful hair they could not achieve or grow themselves. She also specializes in blondes and a wide range of ombré and Balayage techniques. Kristen continues to learn and stay updated on the latest trends to offer the best services for her clientele.

She offers a variety of services from grey coverage, highlights and lowlights, Balayage, fashion cuts, men and children cuts, and special event styling.

She has a love for people and a desire to create a special bond with her clients.

 
 

Rebecca Powell is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School in Charleston and is a successful master cosmetologist. She has a true passion for up-do’s and formal styles; and can recreate a certain look or design an entirely new design for any special occasion. She loves servicing her guests from Balayage, highlights, ombre, all over color, peek-a-boo’s, and even block color.
I look forward to lifting your spirits as we achieve the new you through exceptional salon technique
— Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell

Stylist

To be a stylist, it takes drive, passion, and technique and it's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

Rebecca Powell is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School in Charleston and is a successful master cosmetologist.

She has a true passion for up-do’s and formal styles; and can recreate a certain look or design an entirely new design for any special occasion. She loves servicing her guests from Balayage, highlights, ombre, all over color, peek-a-boo’s, and even block color.

 
 

Dawn Walker Stylist Dawn attended The Charleston Cosmetology Institute in Charleston South Carolina in 1986.  She also apprenticed at London Hair, in Charleston South Carolina.
My passion for hair is simple, I love having clients smile, feel confident and conversations that turn into great friendships!
— Dawn Walker

Dawn Walker

Stylist

Dawn attended The Charleston Cosmetology Institute in Charleston South Carolina in 1986.  She also apprenticed at London Hair, in Charleston South Carolina.

She has been with Studio 285 since the start of 2015 and she maybe the fastest foiler in the South East. She has 4 children and some of her favorite things to do when not doing hair are traveling to the beach, kayaking and anything to do outdoors on the water.

 
 

Studio 285's Micro blading procedures are carried out by our Master Cosmetologist, Taylor Zellem. With 2 years of experienced as a lash & brow artist, she is our most talented Cosmetologist. The entire process consists of two easy appointments. The first is the initial procedure and the second is a complimentary follow-up consultation.
From hair to microblading, my goal is to ensure your success and happiness!
— Taylor Zellem

Taylor Zellem

Stylist / Wax / Microblading

Studio 285's Micro blading procedures are carried out by our Master Cosmetologist, Taylor Zellem. With 2 years of experienced as a lash & brow artist, she is our most talented Cosmetologist. The entire process consists of two easy appointments. The first is the initial procedure and the second is a complimentary follow-up consultation.

 
 

Nina Kitchens, has been a licensed stylist for over 15 years and has worked with some of the top authorities in the industry. As a former award winning Paul Mitchell educator of 4 years, Nina determined her favorite place to be was behind the chair with her clients and focused her efforts there. As a two time "Best of Burke" stylist she is humbled by the respect her community has for her and strives to maintain a "nothing less than perfect" guarantee for her clients.
I love the feeling of shears in my hands, I can cut even the most difficult styles!
— Nina Kitchens

Nina Kitchens

Stylist

Nina Kitchens, has been a licensed stylist for over 15 years and has worked with some of the top authorities in the industry. As a former award winning Paul Mitchell educator of 4 years, Nina determined her favorite place to be was behind the chair with her clients and focused her efforts there. As a two time "Best of Burke" stylist she is humbled by the respect her community has for her and strives to maintain a "nothing less than perfect" guarantee for her clients. "It's not finished until the client loves it!", says Nina and that quality of service will remain thorough and consistent. Nina still uses Paul Mitchell color exclusively and is ready to meet all of your beauty needs.

 
 

Megan is another new face at Studio 285 and we are happy to have her. Megan graduated cosmetology school at Kenneth Shuler in North Augusta, and has held a master cosmetology license in Georgia and South Carolina for 7 years.
I won’t stop until you’re satisfied with your hair!
— Megan Overton

Megan Overton

Stylist

Megan is another new face at Studio 285 and we are happy to have her. Megan graduated cosmetology school at Kenneth Shuler in North Augusta, and has held a master cosmetology license in Georgia and South Carolina for 7 years.

She has had a passion for the beauty industry since she was a little girl and loves what she does.  Her goal is to always make her clients walk away feeling like a more beautiful version of themselves. 

Megan specializes in a variety of color techniques, cutting, special occasion up-dos, and make-up.

 
 

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Rachel Colvin

Stylist Assistant

 

Our Supporting staff

We wouldn't be the best Salon in Evans, GA without our supporting staff.