Meet The Team

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Holly Schmidt

Owner, Creative Director, Master Designer

Hi! I absolutely love my industry. I have a passion, desire, and dedication to my craft, that never makes me feel like it’s a “job”. My passion, has allowed me to thankfully be successful in owning several salons through my 25+ years in this amazing exciting field.
I put my guest first, by not forgetting that my livelihood depends on them. I am forever grateful, thankful, and present while with my guests. I want to teach my clients how to do many different things with their hair, while sharing time with them behind the chair. I love that my regular guest allow me to be free creatively, to do whatever I feel is best for them. Their trust in me is humbling, and exciting to have a canvas to paint on...so to speak.
Wicked Scissors Salon was created differently, with a twist on the industry. I feel that bringing in the right stylist and investing in them along the way, is vital to success. I am thankful for them, as much as I am my own guests. You will see “starting @ pricing” with newer talent, ranging up to “master designer” pricing. That is because we will have new talent stylist who will be trained, and continuing their education with Wicked Scissors. This effort will not just be for hair, but in business as well. This will allow the new stylist’s to grow with their families and clients. I want the best for my new talent, and I will allow them to move and grow at their own speed, into commission, and eventually into their own boss as booth owners. I want to make a difference in others lives, and make an impact by investing in them. I want the detail in others to thrive behind the chair, so that the clients in the chair, all benefit from a great experience! This industry is constantly moving and changing, but i still believe it is powered by passion, desire, and dedication to your craft. Please follow us on social media, as we will be holding events monthly to bring all that excitement to you!❤️ I look forward to meeting you!

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Hailey Branham

Salon Manager, Educational Director, Master Designer

I’ve always had a love for art. I took that love for art and turned it into a passion for hair in 2013. I’ve spent the past 5 years endlessly perfecting my craft. 

I went to Atlanta Georgia where I was able to be apart of the Candy Shaw academy for three days and learn French cutting! I also was blessed to join Candy Shaw in Ohio where I began my LOVE for balayage! I love challenges such as color corrections, color melting, and high lifts. So please bring your challenges to me! I believe that this is a career that will always keep you on your toes because Trends are always changing. This is what makes me love my craft even more. I’ll never stop growing , and my promise to you is I’ll never make you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.

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Alexis Wallace

Master Designer

Hello! My name is Alexis Wallace. I am 21 years old and thankful I get to live in this amazing town of Fortville! I graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. I have specialties in fun haircuts and styles, dimensional color, vivid color, and men's haircuts! I enjoy growing my knowledge every day, and I get to do that with each and every client. This is because I want all clients to feel special and unique so I get to learn and understand their hair. I love making clients feel at home, and building good one on one relationships with everyone I meet. I feel very passionate about helping others feel like their best selves and would love to make you feel unstoppable while in my chair. When not doing hair, I love shopping, playing with my dog Wally, and hanging out with my friends and family.

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Carly Sparks

Master Designer

Hello! My name is Carly Sparks and I am in my 5th year of helping empower people feel confident and beautiful. That is the root of my “why” and the reason I have joined this industry. I love getting to know my clients and their lifestyle’s to create the best looks to compliment their individuality. 
I have an inherent passion for art and painting. I have channeled those hobbies into a creative career outlet. I specialize in hair painting (balayage) and dimensional color that is low maintenance. I have had the unique opportunity to cut for entire families starting with first haircuts. 
Outside of the salon I love all things outdoors whether it’s spending time on the lake, hiking and camping with my family and fur babies, or College football. 
Hope to meet you in my chair!!

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Beth Marsh

Master Designer

I've been in the industry 10+ years. Multi dimensional Color and Curly girls are my favorites. I have been to Atlanta to the Jamison Shaw Academy getting certified in Balayage along with going to the DevaCurl Academy in NYC 3 times, getting Certified at their highest level. I believe in a thorough consultation before every service to get to know you, your needs, wants and lifestyle. That way I can make you feel the most confident, beautiful, BEST version of yourself, inside and out.

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Kaylin Carlton

Master Designer

Hello, my name is Kaylin Carlton. I graduated from Aveda Fredric’s Institute of Indianapolis in 2015. I have a passion for art and creativity which I’ve channeled into a career that never feels like a job! I love creating looks that embody the beauty and individuality of my clients. I specialize in hair painting (balayage), dimensional color, and textured lived-in looks, and men’s cuts.

 
I am originally from Morristown, Indiana. Outside the salon I am usually working on a diy project of some sort! I love spending time outside whether it’s hiking with my family and three fur babies or boating. I’m so excited to be a part of this community and look forward to meeting you in my chair!

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Katie Hughes

Master Designer

Hello my name is Katie Hughes. I graduated from Summit Salon Academy Anderson in spring of 2019. I have always had a passion for hair coloring ever since I was in middle school, coloring mine and all my friend's hair all sorts of crazy colors. I love to do color, balayage, and fashion colors! Outside of the salon I love to stay creative and make music. I play guitar and piano. Other than that I like to hang out with friends and my 3 adorable pups. I can't wait to see you in my chair!

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Logan Bales

Master Designer

Hi there, my name is Logan Bales. I graduated from Freestyle Academy for Hair in 2018. I’m very passionate about both men’s and women’s hair, the more creative the better!
My favorite thing about being a stylist is being able to build a relationship with each of my guests and create a look that makes them feel beautiful and express their true self.
Outside of the salon, I love spending time listening to music, working out, and spending time with my three younger siblings!
I’m thrilled to join this community and build relationships with each of you!

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Lauren Hiatt

Master Designer

Hi, my name is Lauren Hiatt. I graduated from the Aveda Fredrics Institute in 2008 and have been in the beauty industry ever since! I have spent over a decade growing to become versatile in perfecting many methods and services in both color and hair cutting. In order to maintain knowledge of new trending styles and techniques, continued education has been a priority throughout my career. 

I am extremely passionate about my art, pay close attention to the fine details and always keep the desire of my guests and the integrity of their hair in mind. In the last few years, I have expanded my experience in bridal/formal styling, have had the privilege of learning to work with production, specifically with the NFL network, and most recently started offering extensions as a service. 

I live in Pendleton with my husband Adam where we are raising our four children. I am honored to be a part of the Wicked Scissors family, and I am grateful to be able to serve in the community of Fortville!

I am an independent stylist in the private lofts, and I can be contacted at 317-201-9417

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Gabrielle Grelle

Master Designer

Hello, my name is Gabrielle Grelle, I graduated from J. Everett Light Academy of Beauty in 2020. I’ve had an interest in doing hair since I saw my first hair tutorial at 12 and loved it since. Growing up I jumped on every possible chance to style hair. Having all brothers I quickly found a passion for specializing in men’s styling and hair care.

 

I’ve lived in Indy my whole life and have loved every step of my integration into Fortville. Outside of hair I spend most of my time with my friends and family, especially my brothers. I also love to serve my church in the children’s ministry. I’m a movie fanatic and could talk about movies and shows for days. I always love meeting knew people and I look forward to meeting you!

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Carolina Retamoza

Master Designer

Hi my name is Carolina! I also go by ‘Lina for short. 

I graduated from Aveda Fredric’s Institute in December of 2020.

I love experimenting with all colors (especially fashion ones) but I also enjoy giving someone a nice lived-in look. I’ve had a passion for hair ever since I was a kid and was always trying to teach myself different hairstyles on youtube. I love having a career that’s so creative and always changing. 

Outside of the salon I’m either at home playing video games or at a wrestling show with my friends somewhere. 

I’m so excited to be a part of this world and I look forward to meeting and having you in my chair! :) 

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Olivia Sarber

Master Designer

Hi! My name is Olivia and I graduated from Freestyle Academy for Hair in the spring of 2020. I've had a passion for the beauty industry since I was very little. Some of my favorite services to provide are any balayage and highlight service. I love to get to know my clients and make them my friends! Outside of work, I love to play with my doggie, Ohshi, and be around my friends, plus my animal friends! I have another passion for rodeo and food. I'd love to get to know you and make all of your hair dreams come true, thank you!