GREEN PEA 12SOUTH
Kelly has been at his craft for 24 yrs. Owning a salon in Knoxville for 6 years and then moving to Nashville and making Nashville home. Opening Green Pea Salon almost 6 years ago he has attracted an amazing team that is dedicated to customizing the most up to date styles for every client. A proud Nashvillian who gains inspiration from the vibrant city in which he lives.
Erika has been working as a hair stylist for seven years. With a background in engineering, she enjoys structuring the hair into new styles and experimenting with hair colour. As a Bumble and Bumble Network Educator, she can help you find the prefect look that you can recreate day after day.
Jen started her career in 2001. She serves a wide range of clientele including work in the entertainment industry. She prides herself on listening and consulting to achieve results unique to the individual. The Nashville Scene dubbed her "Nashville's Best Stylist" in 2006 and "Best Hair Stylist" in 2009. She has continued to further her education attending classes at Vidal Sassoon in Santa Monica and becoming a Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble in New York.
Avery's execution of precise cutting and high quality coloring is what makes her an excellent addition to Green Pea Salon. As Avery did 9 years ago when she started in the industry, she will continue to strive for natural-looking, low maintenance hair color and styling. Believing a great haircut requires minimal styling effort, she gives the ease and confidence to achieve the same beautiful look at home. Spending time showing clients how to perfect their styling techniques so they can look great on a daily basis is her goal.
Brandon has been in the industry for over 10 years. He prides himself on a thorough consultation so that each guest enhances their natural beauty. He leans towards the more natural, conservative side of color. His passion for hair care will go unmatched. Specializing in long layered cuts, bobs, and fabulous red carpet blowouts. Brandon commits himself to constant improvement and loves education and product knowledge.
Mindy joined the styling industry in 2004 and has since grown a loyal and loving client base in the Chicagoland area. After a decade of service, she decided to make a change and let her craft flourish in a new and exciting place. Now Mindy and her bulldog, Ruby, are based in Nashville and ready to build a new life alongside a community they respect and adore. Her goal is to make beauty accessible, and she strives to provide her clients with cuts and coloring that are dynamic yet easy to manage. Always eager to learn and sharpen her skills, Mindy has attended educational sessions from Bumble and Bumble and Redken around the US. Outside of the salon, her favorite place to be is the flea-market or digging deep at an estate sale.
Rachel Lawhead started her career in 2007, with a background in graphic design and fine arts her passion for creativity launched into the beauty industry. She studied under well known artists in Scottsdale, AZ perfecting her craft and developing an eye for what really works on her clients. In 2009, she moved to Nashville and continued her journey becoming a Goldwell Master Colorist. She has had trained with Shu Uemera, Kerastase, Bumble and Bumble, and Redken. Her specialties behind the chair include color correction, hair painting, and giving her guests modern, effortless, versatile styles. Rachel is also available for on-location wedding and formal styling. Outside of the salon, she loves anything outdoors, painting, and travel.
Choyer comes to green pea salon with over 17 years of experience with advanced training in Goldwell and Bumble & Bumble. He specializes in men's cuts, and takes a low maintenance approach to hair using natural, soft, moveable texture. Relationships are key to Choyer; building trust through listening and understanding, he enjoys the client/stylist relationship. Choyer is married and has one horse and 5 dogs. In his free time he enjoys time spent outdoors, especially riding and hiking.
With a background in fine art, music, and fashion, Sasch Kooienga's natural ability to do hair comes with strong skills in Japanese dry cutting, precision hair cutting, and hair painting. Trained under some of the best Vidal Sassoon educators in the nation, his work speaks for itself. Follow him on Instagram @Sascha_Kooienga
His free time is spent with his family, or you can find him at his studio making sculpture.
Kat comes to Green Pea Salon with a sharp eye for design. You can find her at our 12 South location for women’s hair services as well as facial waxing and make-up application. At our Charlotte Ave location she can be found sculpting the most beautiful brows as she is certified in micro-blading.
She has participated in Nashville Fashion Week for the past few years where she brings her skill of sculpting hair into true works of art.
Kat has continued her education with Bumble&bumble, René Furterer, and Kevin Murphy for design and Goldwell, Redken, Pravana, and Paul Mitchell for color.
If seeing is believing, her Insta handle is hair_by_kat
Naresh joins the Green Pea Salon team with over 14 years in the salon industry. In addition to styling, he has also spent time as an educator and manager. Naresh is known for taking the time to understand his client’s needs, and creating a perfectly curated look that matches their lifestyle. From the perfect bobs that takes shape itself, to a delightfully disheveled do for those that love their curling wand, Naresh will transform your style to one that is uniquely you!
His national and international education has led him to places like San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta; and has left him with skills in precision cutting, custom color placement, and balayage to name a few. He also has certifications from Great Lengths Extensions, Dreamcatchers Extensions, and several keratin smoother companies. In addition to his training, Naresh also spent 2 seasons styling hair at New York Fashion Week.
A self-proclaimed homebody, Naresh and his husband love home remodeling/flipping, gardening, and of course their 4 adorable dogs. When he has a free moment, Naresh also loves to build a cool piece of furniture.
GREEN PEA WEST
Jenna's creativity and background in the beauty industry inspired her to start her career in hairstyling over 6 years ago. After completing her business degree at Appalachian State U and being employed as a marketing manager in Boulder, Colorado, she decided to redirect her creative and business interests to hairstyling.
Jenna attended Aveda Cincinnati, and has completed continuing education with Goldwell Santa Monica, and Bumble and Bumble. She served as a network educator for Shu Uemura and Kerastase where she trained in New York City. Her education as well as her skills over the past six years has enabled Jenna to achieve the results that her clients desire. With a keen eye for color, precision of cut, and attention to detail, Jenna exceeds her client's expectations with consistency.
Jenna now calls Nashville her home, where she resides with her adorable pup, Rosie. Her interests include gardening, cooking, hanging out and letting the good times roll.
Eric is blazing a trail with innovative techniques and skills honed with Alfaparf, Bumble & Bumble, and Aveda.
"We all deserve to feel beautiful, inside and out...The ability to change someone’s outlook on life just by changing or enhancing a look is what makes me love what I do for people." A dedicated philanthropist with numerous organizations and an avid professional chorister, Eric’s interest are just as diverse as his skills. With his work gracing the covers of magazines, and seen on national television, Eric can give you a look that is racy or refined
Valerie started her career almost 12 years ago attending beauty school in Tucson, AZ. She trained/worked with Toni and Guy for over a year and decided to make a move back to her home state of TN. When she made the move back she decided to enroll into a fashion design program where she earned her associates degree.
She feels fashion, hair, makeup, and attitude all relate to the beauty industry in which she so dearly loves. Valerie has been a hairstylists in Nashville for 11 years and is so excited to grow in her industry and with Green Pea. She has continued her education with training from Bumble and Bumble, Goldwell color, Shu Uemura, French haircutting, and balayage to name a few. Valerie loves all things FUN including hair!
Josh, a native Nashvillian, has always known he wanted to make people feel beautiful! After receiving his Bachelors Degree in Communications at UT Knoxville he moved to Savannah, GA to pursue his career in Cosmetology. He has 6 years of experience as a stylist, serving for the past four years at a Redken Summit Salon in the Belle Meade before joining Green Pea Salon in 2015.
He enjoys being in the high-energy atmosphere of fashion shows and has worked with local photographers on photo shoots for music industry talent. His work has been showcased in NFocus and highlighted on the cover of the February 2012 edition.
Always committed to improving and growing, Josh has received certification in Brazilian Smoothing Treatment and Babe Hair Extensions. He has attended formal training in color melting, balayage, ombre and sombre highlighting techniques. Maintaining a contemporary edge, Josh is known for his versatility with styling and his attention to detail.
Brandon is originally from Clarksville, TN where he graduated from Sycamore High. He went on to study at Miller Motte College. He currently resides in Brentwood with his partner, two Havanese dogs, and two cats. He comes to Green Pea with extensive management experience from several companies. He looks forward to a new and exciting adventure at Green Pea West.
Adam began his career in the beauty industry in 2011 when he discovered a love for expressing his creativity through hair styling. Adam has trained under some of the best in the industry and gained extensive education and experience working with Goldwell, Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Kerastase, and Shu Uemera. He approaches the art of haircutting and coloring with both a strong technicality and his innate originality. He loves to create interesting, wearable haircuts and beautiful, shiny hair color with a focus on keeping his guests’ hair healthy and strong. Adam is inspired by the balance found in nature and ignites his artistry by spending time in the great outdoors and playing music with friends.
Katya was originally born in Russia and has been in Nashville for 16 years. Katya's career as a hairdresser began ten years ago when there was a desire for creativity in her life and working closely with people. After spending nearly a year apprenticing for some of the best in the business in New York City, she brought her knowledge and skills back to Nashville. The year following consisted of ongoing advanced education for color, cut, and styling. Katya is inspired by people, fashion, and all things artful. She strives to deliver fine-tailored hairdressing with her strong technical abilities.
Ashley is originally from Arkansas and received her BSN from the University of Central Arkansas before relocating to Nashville in 2009. She then received her MSN at Vanderbilt University and is dual certified as a Women’s Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical experience includes internal medicine, general women’s health and obstetrics, interventional pain management, medically supervised weight loss and aesthetics. She received her aesthetics training through National Procedures Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is very excited to be able to offer services including botox and dermal fillers at Green Pea West.
Originally from Kentucky, Garry relocated to Nashville in 2008 to start his career as a stylist. After a few years as a stylist he chose Green Pea as the salon to grow his business in and call home for his professional life. Garry has a passion for art, style, hair, and fashion. He loves a challenge and will always find the perfect color for his guests to enhance their lifestyle. Garry has an insatiable thirst for education and advanced techniques, he spends his free time researching new ways to achieve better results. He loves to introduce guests to the art of balayage color painting, a color technique he has honed as an artist. Garry is a fan of comic books, wine, college football (Roll Tide!), and anything geeky really. Feel free to check him out on Instagram @garrynelsonstyle