The Koi Team

Elle Bjorge

Elle has been in the hair industry for 7 years, specializing in highlighting, and dimensional lived-in looks. One of Elle’s main focuses is always staying up to date with the trends, learning new techniques and tricks for her clients to get the best. Elle’s attention to detail and ability to create a unique look for each client is what motivates her each day.


Joining the Koi family January 2022!!

Alyssa was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. She has recently moved to Jacksonville, NC. She is certified in VoMor tape in extensions as well as Keratin Complex smoothing treatments. Her love for blondes, lived in highlights and color has become her specialty. She is an Aveda trained stylist and is passionate about making people feel beautiful. She keeps up to date with the newest trends and techniques to provide the best service possible. Alyssa listens to her clients and gives them the best personalized experience. Hair is her passion and serving her clients is her priority.

Mariah Smith

Born and raised in Indiana Mariah has always had a passion for hair. She is dedicated to providing high quality color, custom cuts, and Babe tape in extensions. She loves every aspect of hair, while also specializing in Highlights, and Balayage. Mariah is a great listener, and believes that listening to each and every need of her client is the key to what makes them feel and look beautiful. 

Nicole Partridge

Growing up in Mid-Michigan, Nicole has always wanted to do hair. Knowing that, she took the opportunity to start her career as soon as she could by attending the cosmetology program at The Wilson Talent Center while in high school. Passionate about all things hair, Nicole specializes in hair cutting and highlighting to ensure her clients feel like their true selves. She has a very friendly and caring personality making her approachable and easy to communicate with. The creativity and confidence she possesses ensures that you will have ease trusting her with your hair and leave the salon feeling great.

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Brie Anderson

Growing up the daughter of a thriving West Michigan salon owner, Brie's journey as a stylist began much earlier than most. So, it was no surprise to her family and friends when she graduated at the top of her class.Her attention to detail, extensive industry knowledge, passion for continuing education, and infectious energy have made her a fast favorite among Koi where she specializes in corrections, blondes, cuts, color, and overall hair health – being Olaplex certified your comfort and hair integrity are safe in her chair. She prides herself on being able to collaborate with clients and personalize a look best suited for you. Her attention to detail and thorough consultations will assure that you’re leaving with exactly what you want with a major boost of self confidence.Whether you’re looking for a correction or a simple pick me up book with Brie for that one-of-a-kind, immersive salon experience!

Brittany Meade

Brittany is a passionate hairstylist that you’ll want to spend all day talking to. She’s a great listener and will have you leaving the salon with a boost of confidence and a new friend. Originally from Columbus, OH and trained with the top rated salon in the area. She’s had extra education with Lanza, Schwarzkopf, Davines & Olaplex to benefit your hair needs. She is ready to take on any challenge big or small, and will always keep the hair healthy while doing so. Brittany’s specialities are dimensional coloring, texturized haircuts, and beautiful blowouts. Though Brittany is a young stylist, she is always keeping up with new trends and making sure her clients get her best. You’ll not only fall in love with your hair, but with your stylist as well when booking with Brittany!

 Stacy Robles Moore

With a passion for hair and all things beauty, Stacy started her exciting hairdssing career in 2002. She trained with Toni & Guy as color specialist and found her niche in color correction, blondes, dimensional color and highlighting. With continued education, Stacy earned the title, Extension Specialist, Extension Educator and is also certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing. She offers extension service in sewn in wefts, tape-ins, keratin fusion bonds and beaded individuals. Keeping up with current treands and techniques also added Balayage and Ombre to her list. Her passion shows through with each personalized service and her goal is to enhance what is already beautiful within each and every client.

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Haley Kassell

Haley is a down to earth, Carolina gal with a big heart. Her number one goal is for her clients to walk out with a boost of confidence, feeling like they can conquer the world. Haley as furthered her education by participating in classes hosted by Redken, Joico, and Brazilian Blowout. She specializes in super blended looks such as balayage and babylights. In addition she also offers all over color, highlights & lowlights, haircutting and Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments.

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Matthew Willis

 A dynamic stylist with an eye for detail. A 15 year, certified glam and special FX makeup artist. He has been behind the chair specializing in balayage, color melting, modern cuts and colors, and beautiful lived in styles for nearly a decade.

"It's all in the details!" He likes to provide not just another hair appointment, but a hair experience. Paying close attention to clients needs and hair goals, and providing professional, and exceptional service. His goal is for every client to leave feeling refreshed and satisfied. He proudly uses Paul Mitchell color and styling products, which are eco-friendly, not tested on animals, and vegan.

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 Sarah Jones

Sarah a.k.a. Ministylist, has been a hair stylist since 2007 while living the military life, earning 3 cosmetology state licenses along the way. Throughout her career, she has invested in classes with some of the biggest names in the industry (Sam Villa, Nick Arrojo, Sarai Speer, Maria Booth) making her education a priority so she can provide the highest quality to her clients. Since her journey began here at KOI, she’s become a brand advocate for Trionics Hair Care, traveling for hair shows to educate other stylists. She’s also a Certified Olaplex Professional and has taught live educational videos for both Trionics Hair Care and Olaplex. Sarah specializes in extensive hair makeovers, using the latest techniques and keeping the health of the hair her number one priority. Her work has been featured on @trionicshaircare, @carolina.stylists, @reshave_undercut and @cosmoprofbeauty where she won hair of the day for one of her platinum makeovers. Whether you’re looking for a complete hair makeover or just a little enhancing, Sarah has got you covered!

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Nina Mahlum 

You’re sure to fall in love with Nina’s sweet and loving personality. Being an innovator, she loves to bring new options to her clients, so together they can creative a beautiful, fresh image. A stickler for detail, Nina is committed to helping you achieve your dream hair. She is highly trained in techniques such as Balayage, Color melts, Ombre, Baby-lights, etc.

Although Nina enjoys many aspects of the industry, Nina specializes in the “50 shades of Blonde” with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends. She also offers a variety of hair treatments that can be custom blended upon your needs.

The happiness of her clients and the faith they instill in her, is the best part about Nina’s career.

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Joshua Kelley

 Joshua is no longer taking new clients at Koi Hair Salon. He now works in Wilmington at Mirror Mirror Hair Studio. 225 S Water St , Suite C Wilmington NC.

Joshua, has been styling hair since 2008. A local to Eastern Carolina, Joshua was born and raised in Jacksonville. His love of a carefree, shoreside lifestyle is reflected in his work. He enjoys working with and enhancing the natural texture and color of hair, but also likes more avant garde cutting and coloring. Corrective color and ombre hilighting are some of his favorite services to perform, but he also excels in straightening treatments, and other texturizing services. His repertoire ranges from young, trendy looks to more polished and professional styles.

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Gena Sands