Introducing the Modern Blog

Welcome to the Modern Salon & Spa Blog! Here you will find our best tips for your hair, beauty and wellness needs to help you look and feel your best!

At Modern Salon & Spa, we always aim to provide our guests with the best possible experience from the moment they first set foot in our salon.  Our service providers are so passionate about they do that they want to share their knowledge with you even when you’re not in the salon! 

 

Meet the Bloggers

 

Adrienne Hall Massage Therapist

Adrienne Hall

Massage Therapist since 2004
Modern Salon & Spa | Phillips Place

Mama, lover of cats and the written word, massage therapy enthusiast

I spent half of my life in a small beach town on Long Island, NY, and the last half in Charlotte; Charlotte is where I have chosen to put my roots down and am raising my son. My attraction to healing touch has always been a part of me; from a young age I have always rubbed my loved ones’ sore shoulders and feet after a long day. It was something I did that was completely intuitive. After realizing that, while having a great affinity for the English language, I didn’t necessarily want to be an English teacher, my mother, knower of all the things, told me she wanted to send  me to massage school, so I went and  I have never looked back!

My passion for massage is definitely fueled not only from my desire to help my guests feel as relaxed and pain-free as possible, but by the support of my MSS peers, whose excellence in their crafts inspires me every single day. The ongoing education of both our team and of our guests is a huge part of our culture at Modern Salon and Spa and being able to share my passion with an audience wider than 3 cats and a bored tween boy is a dream come true for me!

 

Jessica McGuire EstheticianJessica McGuire

Esthetician since 2007
Modern Salon & Spa | Hearst Tower

I always knew that I wanted to choose a career that would impact others in a positive way. Growing up in Raymond, Wisconsin with a mother and sister who are an occupational therapist and massage therapist inspired me to explore a field in which I can nurture others.  I love to help others reach their skincare, beauty, relaxation and wellness goals. The best part of my day is connecting with the people who entrust me with caring for their skin. I always strive to grow my knowledge and pass it on to others.

I love to provide waxing services for my guests, and I have often been told they are quick and painless!  In brow waxing, I find a creative outlet as well as the fulfilling goal setting that a lot of these entail.

I am so excited to share my knowledge of skincare, beauty, relaxation and wellness with you through this blog!

 

Alex Chadduck EstheticianAlex Chadduck

Esthetician since 2013
Modern Salon & Spa | Hearst Tower

I’m originally from Maryland, just outside Washington D.C. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2005, when I was 10 years old. Moving from the cold Northern air to the humid South, my skin, typically clear, began breaking out, much to my dismay. My passion for skin care stemmed from a desire to fix my own skin; I began to apply my mother’s skincare products and saw firsthand the difference a good skin regimen could make. By the age of 14, I knew I wanted to work within the skin care field.

I love that this industry is so versatile! Being able to perform facials, waxing services, and makeup services, I am able to help give people the confidence to go out in the world with their best foot forward, whatever their beauty goals might be! My favorite services to provide are facials and waxing.

 

Tracy Allen EstheticianTracy Allen

Esthetician since 2017
Modern Salon & Spa | Waverly

I have been drawn to the beauty industry ever since I was a small child. Being the youngest of four girls, I loved watching my sisters go through their daily beauty regimen and learned so much from them. Makeup has always been my favorite form of self-expression. It was something that came naturally to me and something that I enjoyed practicing. Esthetics has given me the unique opportunity to mix my passion for beauty with my love for people.

What I love most about my job is the opportunity to make people feel beautiful, confident, and empowered. My goal is to make every person who sits in my chair feel like his or her best self. Eyebrow design and makeup applications are my specialties and I adore sharing tips and tricks with my clients.

 

Jordan Hester StylistJordan Hester Haller

Stylist since 2012
Modern Salon & Spa | Birkdale

My goal is for every guest who sits in my chair to feel amazing about themselves when they leave. I love building a relationship with my guests and taking the time to really listen so I can give them exactly what they want. Balayage is my favorite service, because I can customize the color placement for each guest to look their very best!  I am so excited to contribute to the Modern Blog and share my love of hair with everyone!

Samantha Salazar StylistSamantha Salazar

Stylist since 2016
Modern Salon & Spa | Waverly

Samantha is always inspired by her team at Modern Salon & Spa.  Being around the passionate and experienced stylists at Modern always pushes her to be her best.  She loves providing color services and creating beautiful makeup looks that complement the hair color and styles she creates for her guests.  Samantha was born in California, but has lived in Charlotte since she was seven.  She graduated from Paul Mitchell, Charlotte in 2016.

Patrice Berry StylistPatrice Berry

Stylist since 2014
Modern Salon & Spa | Metropolitan

Growing up, in Northern Virginia, I loved all things fashion and beauty! I spent my high school years attempting to perfect a winged liner and develop my personal style. It all culminated on prom night where I debuted a killer makeup and hair look that paired perfectly with a dress I designed! I felt so good about what I had created, I continued my passion in college, earning a degree in Fashion Merchandising as well as beginning a freelance makeup artistry career. After graduation I realized I wanted to make beauty my top priority, so I earned my cosmetology license and the rest is history!

Since moving to Charlotte in 2016, I’m happy to have the opportunity to work at Modern Salon and Spa creating customized hair and makeup looks for my guests. I enjoy making my guests feel relaxed while they’re in my chair and confident when they leave the salon.

I can’t wait to share all that I’ve learned, and continue to learn, about beauty!

Juliana Ajibolade

Philanthropic & Event Coordinator | Call Center Team Leader
Modern Salon & Spa | Waverly

As a young girl in gymnastics and dance, I fell in love with getting my hair and makeup done, more than I did the activities. In middle school, I would steal my mother’s makeup and I would sneak and apply mascara and lipstick to wear to school. After graduating high school, I intended to be a hair and makeup artist and went to Paul Mitchell the School Raleigh, fully driven to work in the beauty industry.

After training, I realized I had no desire to work behind the chair, but I was still in love with the industry. I later enrolled into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study Communications with a concentration in Public Relations to work on the business side of the industry. Now, as the Philanthropic and Events coordinator at Modern Salon & Spa I am happy to help make a difference and get people excited about beauty.

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