Ashley Carroll

DSC09185 copyAt age ten, Ashley decided hairstyling was her passion and she has since been studying and training to become the best stylist she can be. Ashley studied Cosmetology at Madison County High School, and graduated with her license in June 2010. Although she continued her education as a Virginia Tech Hokie, Ashley worked through college to further her hair education. She loves learning new color techniques and can provide the entire family with stylish cuts, colors and styles. Blacksburg welcomed Ashley home in June 2015, when she also began working at Meredith’s Salon. Ashley is dedicated to always further her education to become the best stylist possible.

Ashley Hall

ashley h2Ashley has always known that a career in hair was in her future. Her first job at age 14 was working in her neighbor's hair salon as a shampoo girl where she truly fell in love with all things hair! Ashley grew up in Shawsville, VA and graduated from East Mont High in 2004. She attended Chamar Academy where she got her cosmetology license in 2008. Since then, she has continued her education attending numerous hair shows in Charlotte, NC, taking color classes and keeping current in new trends and techniques. Ashley can meet the needs of your entire family. With 3 1/2 years experience in a barber shop, Ashley specializes in men's cuts and fades as well as women's cuts and styling. She also specializes in special occasion formal styling and color!

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Hayley Alderman

HayleyHayley received her cosmetology license in June 2010 after completing two years of training at the Botetourt Technical Center in Fincastle VA. She joined our team at Meredith's Salon in January 2014 and feels the salon is a perfect fit.

She has been passionate about hair and makeup since childhood. Hayley sees continuing her education as the pathway to be a successful stylist. She has attended classes in color application, cutting techniques, styling, and salon business as well as Salon Centric hair shows. Other training is always on the horizon. Hayley looks forward to providing amazing services to all her clients.

Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer-in-color-OptimizedJennifer grew up in Blacksburg, and completed the Cosmetology Program before graduating from Blacksburg High School in 2000. After graduation she used her skills from the cosmetology program, throwing herself at her new goal; making the NRV more gorgeous, one person at a time!

Jennifer has been a part of the Meredith's Salon staff since April 2009. She thoroughly enjoys her work and thrives as a stylist! Jennifer can take care of the whole family's needs, from haircuts to color as well as manicures and pedicures. Her creative side really comes out with her love for formal up styles and also makeup!

Jennifer would love to have you as a guest in her chair along with your friends and family for a fun new experience you won't soon forget!

Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen Color 1Kathleen has been a cosmetologist since 1992, beginning her career in New York and then in Florida. She is fluent in Aveda, Goldwell and Redken color lines.

She is a talented stylist and colorist specializing in high/low lighting and color correction. Kathleen has attended and will continue to attend advanced continuing education classes to stay up to date on all current trends.

She is energetic, creative, and focused on tailoring an amazing salon experience for each guest. Kathleen’s work at Meredith's Salon is not just a job but her passion.

Kevin Meredith

MeredithsHigh-2OPKevin has been in the hairdressing field for more than 20 years. With extensive training in Redken color products and techniques, he is the person to see when you want consistently beautiful glamorous hair.

His esthetic is classic and timeless-- stylish rather than trendy. His work is the look you can count on.

Kim Ashwell

Kim Color1Kim has been involved in the hair business since 2004. She graduated from Christiansburg High School’s cosmetology program and started her career as a hairstylist just a few short months later. She has always enjoyed doing hair since the first kool – aid packet she used on her own hair (which she does not recommend) and knew early on that hair is what she wanted to do.

As she attended college her career paths changed slightly and Kim became more and more interested in the administrative aspect of the salon atmosphere. She attended Mid-Atlantic Christian University and received a B.S. in Administration in 2009.

Kim is our Salon Manager. She works closely with the owners and service providers at Meredith’s Salon to help ensure each client receives the best salon experience possible.

Lucia Quintana

luciaLucia grew up in Christiansburg, where she graduated with her Cosmetology license in 2016. She's always had a passion for doing hair and advancing her education by going to classes on updated styles and color. Lucia is a very fun spirited person and always puts forth her efforts in creating a look for her clientele that enhances their beauty. Her favorite part about this profession is trendy updos and colors. She is very dedicated to her work and achieving her goals in becoming a professional stylist.

Rita Lara

Rita grew up in the pristine mountains of Vermont where she attended the Vermont College of cosmetology. She is a licensed esthetician with experience in medi-spas and top destination resort and spas throughout New England.

In her studies, she specialized in the health and beauty of skin care but not limited to. She also has continued her expertise to include make-up, nail care, and waxing services.

She has just moved to Virginia from Vermont and we would like your help in welcoming her to our family at Meredith's Salon.

Taylor VanAernem


Taylor has been a hairstylist since 2014 when she graduated from her cosmetology school in upstate New York! She is fluent in Goldwell, Keune, Joico, Schwartzkopf and now Redken color lines!

Taylor has been a part of the Meredith's Salon staff since August 2016. She enjoys furthering her education by going to classes, shows and event to stay on the latest trends and techniques.

She has many talents in this field, from hair cutting to formal styling, as well as color and hair extensions! With all of these talents, Taylor is committed to being a hair stylist and achieving her goals of being a Redken certified stylist!

Travis Viars

MeredithsHigh-18OPTravis joined the Meredith's Salon family in 2010 after graduating from Chamar. Since then he has attended numerous continuing education classes, hair shows and events to keep on the top of the newest styles and trends.

His many talents include cutting all hair styles and types from short pixies to long curly locks. He is a wonderful colorist who can give you anything you desire from natural looking color to the hottest brightest trends. He also enjoys Brazilian Blowouts and formal up styles. Travis is trained in men's cuts also.

Travis can't wait to fulfill your hair needs, giving you the glamorous look you need to carry you from day to night!

Will Kinion

willWill has years of experience in customer service. He will be the first person to greet you when visiting the salon and will help you check out and reschedule your next appointment. He looks forward to getting to know you and assisting you in any way he can.

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