Marie found herself behind the chair after a chance meeting with a salon owner in the sushi bar during her college days. Graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology, she headed straight to cosmetology school to pursue her dream. Her continued education with Oribe, Redken, Loreal and Paul Mitchell has kept her on the cutting edge of styling hair. She has been putting her creative talents to work since 2003 and loving every minute of it!
Marie has built her strong clientele over the years by creating lasting relationships. She believes that putting a creative plan into action helps build trust between stylist and client. Marie says “applying my creativity in a very systematic way has always been my approach to hair. I like systems and consistency!” Being able to re-create her work, if her client desires, is extremely important to her.
Marie loves all things feminine citing Brigitte Bardot as her hair and fashion idol. When she’s not in the salon, she is soaking up family time with her husband Dan and their children Olivia and Isaac.
Remember Norm from Cheers? Well every client at Canvas is a Norm, thanks to Lindsay! She is a boss at remembering you and letting you know how awesome you are! Lindsay is a Charleston native with a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of South Carolina. Lindsay worked as a salon coordinator during her 5 years at USC and fell in love with small business, the salon industry, and creating close relationships with clients through exceptional customer service. Understanding the importance of multi-channel communication, Lindsay has transformed Canvas into a salon where you can book an appointment by calling, texting, or emailing for customer convenience. When not at work Lindsay loves to travel with her husband, hang out at Folly Beach with her daughter, and cheer on her favorite MLS and NBA players. As our manager, Lindsay goes above and beyond to make sure you leave Canvas with an unforgettable experience that you will be excited to come back for again and again.
Fun Fact: She has 2 dogs, a pit-bull and a chihuahua. The chihuahua is the boss.
Creating beautiful hair is in this girl’s genes! Christen’s grandmother was a hairstylist and inspired her to follow her passion in the beauty industry. She recognized the power a stylist has in making women feel beautiful and wanted to be a part of it.
Christen began her career at Canvas after earning her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina and attending The Aveda Institute of Charlotte. Her background in fashion and attention to detail provide her with the tools necessary to create beautiful hair. She has continued her training under Toni and Guy senior stylists along with Oribe and Redken national educators.
Christen loves a good challenge! She believes in cultivating client relationships so they may trust her 100% with the big and small changes they may wish for their hair. Her favorite task is helping clients achieve a more natural look with less maintenance. Her motto is “Less is More.” Creating beautiful highlights and a precise, classic cut is her specialty. She is an expert listener and communicator, so you always know what you’re going to get.
If you are looking for the total package, look no further! Kearsen provides an unforgettable experience, from start to finish. Her love for color and cuts brought her to Canvas Salon mentoring under Charleston’s most experienced and talented master stylists. She has honed her haircutting skills, mastering the sassiest, short and textured styles. After developing her skills in the salon, she has found her true passion to be formal styling. She cites Lala Chihaia as the Updo Queen to whom she looks up to. Here at Canvas, Kearsen Etheridge is the Updo Queen we all aspire to be like and learn from!
She is an honors graduate of Charleston Cosmetology Institute (June 2014). .Her nine years of hospitality experience combined with a passion for styling hair is a guarantee that your salon experience will be like no other. Kearsen is a firm believer in continuing education and staying on top of new techniques and trends developing in the world of cosmetology.
Jessica was born to be in the salon. She’s been hanging around her aunt’s salon since she was a little girl and mimicking what she observed. Her high school teachers didn’t always appreciate her playing with friends’ hair all day, but she couldn’t contain her creativity!
Jessica loves all things imaginative. Bring her your wildest color ideas or funkiest braids and watch her turn your dreams into reality. Applying lash extensions has become an unexpected passion for Jessica. Flawless lashes are just the right statement to make, whether you’re looking for all out glam or to achieve an understated natural look.
Celina is the youngest of our bunch, but don’t let that fool you. Her work is impeccable and professional! She took a leap of faith and moved to Charleston from Maryland to pursue her enthusiasm for the beauty industry. With the encouragement of her friends and family, she enrolled at Paul Mitchell and landed a job at Canvas shortly after graduation. Our senior stylists have taken her under their wings and helped Celina continue to fine tune her craft. Her talent truly shines through in her blowouts, formal styling, natural highlighting and make up applications.
Tracy is the kind of person you feel like you've known forever. She has an amazing ability to relate to people and make you feel comfortable from start to finish! After graduating from Charleston Cosmetology Institute in 2008, she continued her education as an assistant at a local salon. She took that knowledge and has built an impressive clientele with her expertise. Tracy excels at precision cutting and soft balayage highlights. She has also created a niche helping women transition to their natural gray after many years of disguising it. When she isn't behind the chair, you will find her spending time in the kitchen with her close knit family and cheering on her son, Kai, on the baseball field. Fun Fact: If she wasn't doing what she loves most, she'd be a dentist or chef!