I was born in Texas but raised in Nashville and have been doing hair here for ten years now. Hair is something I always knew I wanted to do but never anticipated it turning into such a wonderful career. After working at a couple salons, an opportunity presented itself to open my own salon and I took the jump on June 1st, 2009. Fresh is what it is today because of the amazing stylists that fill it. It simply wouldn't exist without them. I've had the pleasure of working or knowing most of this talented staff my entire career. Fresh is like a second home to me and I want that feeling to be the same for anyone who visits.
I do both color and cut, but color has always been my passion. There's nothing I love more than a natural, shiny, healthy head of hair. Call me boring, but to me the best hair color is the type that doesn't look colored.
When I'm not at Fresh, I am spending time with my husband, son, and our two pugs. I am a huge foodie and love trying any new restaurant. Other hobbies include decorating and running.
Derrick Lachney started doing hair in 2000. He's trained with Vidal Sassoon, Redken, Bumble&Bumble, Loreal Professional, Davines, and Keune. He does both women's cut and color but has specialized in color from day one. Derrick grew up here in Nashville, TN, but moved to DC in 2009 to grow as a person and stylist. He decided to come back to his home in 2012 to work at Fresh. He's known every one of his coworkers longer than Fresh has been open, and he loves them all. When Derrick's not doing hair, he's playing kickball, traveling, spending money, doing happy hour, and ultimately being awesome! You're not going to find a better hairstylist - with fabulous hair himself - than Derrick.
Brian J. O’Connor is a staple in the styling scene in the South’s entertainment capitol, Nashville. Shortly after begining his career, Brian already had girls of all ages showing up at his salon to receive the signature style he had created for Paramore band lead singer Hayley Williams. In a few short years, Brian’s resume would include scores of MTV and CMT music videos including not only Paramore, but also Lady Antebellum and an A-list of Christian music artists. He has worked his magic in hair and/or make-up backstage at the Grammys, American Idol, Good Morning America, MTV Video Music Awards, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, CMT Music Awards and even MTV’s European Music Awards in Madrid.
Brian is also known for his artistic processes in hair cutting and colouring. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the top celebrities in the entertainment/polititcal industry such as, Hayley Williams (Paramore), Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum), Kellie Pickler, Kimberly Williams Paisley (Actress), and Al Gore.
Print-wise, his styles have been featured in Spin, Alternative Press, Elle, Country Weekly and Cosmopolitan. Beyond the resume, Brian is one of the most likeable young men you will ever meet. His clients from the edgy mom to the star-studded glam-rocker adore him to a faithful level rarely seen in the styling industry. Brian is a stylist at Nashville’s exclusive Fresh Salon.
Carmen Allison is a Nashville + Austin based Hair Stylist and Mama of three boys. She settled in Nashville seventeen years ago with a three year stay in Austin, Texas. Traveling and a love for Music is a constant source of inspiration to her sixteen year career in the Hair Industry. As a passionate, creatively driven and authentic person she continues to be in love with the art of hair and the people it brings into her life. Her approach for taking "calculated risks" is what resonates with her as a colorist. Being sure to remain outside the box and never stop learning. personality, face shape, skin color and overall style to give them an individualized hairstyle that they can authentically own. Carmen's clients say, "The best part is, I just have to sit down...she just gets it."
As a Canadian native, Candie moved to Nashville in 1997. She comes from a very artistic family that enjoys painting, photography, and music.
She started in the beauty industry specializing in aesthetics, eventually shifting into the hair world. With 10 years under her belt as a stylist, Candie's passion for her work and professionalism is shared with each guest providing them with a creative and unique experience.
Using a plethora of techniques, she excels in customized color. Candie is devoted to achieving rich, dimensional hues, vibrant reds, fashion colors, and natural classics, all while taking special care to protect the hair's integrity.
She thoroughly enjoys developing a special bond with each and everyone, feeling so grateful to be a daymaker.
Michelle is a Nashville native who has had a passion for hair since she was a young girl. At five years old, she was already giving blowout’s to her Aunt Joy and in high school, she had girls lining up for prom hair!
Throughout her career, she has worked both behind the chair and behind the scenes as a Director of Operations at a high end salon in Franklin.
As an Aveda Institute Valedictorian, Michelle specializes in Updo’s, braids & wedding hair, but also serves a multitude of clients with cut, color, styling and help creating a cohesive look. She is constantly learning and finding ways to better serve her clients and helping them feel beautiful from the inside out!
When she’s not doing hair, you’ll find her at a local coffee shop reading a good book, singing and writing songs, or spending time with family and friends.