Meet Team RIO


Our unique team will give you a good feeling when you arrive!  We truly like working together and sharing our knowledge and ideas. We have a collaborative atmosphere, meaning that, we help each other with the challenges of hairdressing.  Our knowledge and team spans many generations, and is always growing and changing.


Professional Level Skills

Our Creative Team Is The Best!

The Rio Philosophy is Teamwork and Education.  This is how we stay on top of our everchanging beauty industry.  We require our staff to get continuing education throughout every year.  We bring in National Educators 2 times a year and attend outside education when available. We have Redken Master stylists, Redken Color Certified and Design Certified Stylists.  We are Certified in Bellami Hair Extensions and have multiple certifications in Mizani’s Aircut.  Choose the right stylist for you and let us show you how to look and feel good.

Fran White

Professional Hairstylist

Francis Gabrielle White was born in Tallahassee (go Seminoles!) and attended Jefferson High School there. She learned her craft at TCC/Euro Hair. She moved to Jacksonville and started working at Rio Hair Studio in 2006. She is always working to keep up with latest fashion styles and trends and she has a special knack for bringing out her clients’ natural beauty.  Fran received her Redken Design Certification in 2016 and is a Redken Master Stylist. Her hobbies are volunteering, reading and shopping. Francis is married and has one wonderful daughter.  Her personal style is classic modern. Francis strives to make her guests feel special, appreciated and unique. If you want a classic but modern look Fran is the stylist for you.  She works Wednesday-Saturday, with some late appointments available Thursday.  Check out her work on
Instagram:  @franwhite_hair

Kylie Hinote

Professional Hairstylist

Kylie came to Rio in 2018.  She has a love for creative cutting and her talent bridges sculpture and movement within all her haircuts.  She is artistic in many ways, has an eye for good visual balance and crafting intriguing shapes in hair.  She loves creating a good pixie cut that looks edgy and feminine!  She is also great at choosing the color that compliments your cut. Kylie’s birthday: April 19 Kylie’s ultimate vacation:  Italy. Her favorite celebrity haircut:  Lilly Collins pixie cut. Favorite Restaurant: at La Cocina De Abuela in Gainesville. Check out her instagram: @hairbyhinote to see her work and make an appointment ASAP! Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and sometimes Sunday.
Instagram: @hairbyhinote

Isabel Mclaren

Professional Hairstylist

Isabel began her career with Rio in 2018.  Isabel has skills that most hairdressers take years to acquire.  She is an accomplished and compassionate hairdresser. She has a passion for up-dos, vivid colors, and balayage.  Hair painting is an art the “Issy” has perfected.  She is amazing at creating soft, lived-in looks that don’t require high maintenance. She will happily share her appetite for creating the newest color trends and crafting a new look that fits only you.  During her downtime, she paints and hangs with her family. Make an Appointment with her, Tuesday – Saturday, Check out her work and set up a consultation to get her advice on your new look.

Instagram: @_hairbyissy


Chantz Pinkston

Professional Hairstylist

Chantz was born in Owensboro, KY.  He moved to Jacksonville in 2011 to find a new path in life.  Chantz wasn’t sure what career path he was on at first but when he began and finished his education at Aveda Academy, he knew hairdressing was right for him!!!!!  He began his career in 2016 and joined our team in August 2020. He has a passion for almost everything hair but Haircolor comes naturally.   Check out his Instagram for some examples of his talent.  Make you appointment soon because he is going places. Chantz is available Tues, Thur, Friday and Saturday. Instagram:  @chantztaylorhair

Mackenzie Schoenhofen

Professional Hairstylist

Mackenzie has been with Rio since 2019. She was born in Louisiana and has lived in many states, due to her military family.  Mackenzie is a very talented colorist.  She attended and graduated from Paul Mitchell and then began her love for hair. Mackenzie will give you her professional opinion about what she feels is right for your hair. She has an eye and a passion for color and she loves to make you look your best. Make your appointment Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and EO Sunday. Check out Mackenzie’s
Instagram: @hairby_mackenzie 

Sara Dupuis

Professional Hairstylist

Sara joined team Rio in October 2021.  Sara was raised in Jacksonville Beach and went to Fletcher High School.  She began working at a local salon and fell in love with the beauty industry. She graduated from Aveda Institute and was trained at Studio Sage Hair Salon.  Sara loves anything artistic.  She enjoys any type of challenge especially making big changes for her guests. She is certified in extensions, event styling, and dimensional color! Her hobbies include painting and creating clothes. She has a daughter that loves to share her craft.  Sara has a passion for connecting one on one with her guests, therefore she will help you bring out your inner beauty by enhancing your outer look.  If you are looking for a new change, or edgy style she may be the stylist for you.  She is available Sunday-Wednesday! To see some of Sara’s beautiful work check out her
Instagram @strandsof.sara

Natalie King

Professional Hairstylist

Natalie joined our team April 2022.  She graduated from Aveda Institute in 2020 and began her career working with Shelby Dickerson, formerly of Rio.  She loved the experience and decided it was time to take all she learned and bring it to her mentor’s alma mater.   Natalie loves blonding and vivids, “fun color”.   She expresses her creative side through hair. She has a humble demeanor but once you get to know her, you will want to establish a relationship with you that will last and grow. Natalie has many hobbies, Reading, Video games, Horticulture and Shopping.  Her favorite restaurant is Hawkers. Call today to book your appointment with Natalie – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Check out her work on

Jenna Taylor

Professional Hairstylist

Jenna is a native of Jacksonville.  She graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2021.  After graduation, she worked with Sami Skinner, but her education did not stop there.  She came to our salon at the end of 2021; in 2022, Jenna got the Bellami Hair Extensions Certification. Transformational hair is what Jenna loves the most. She enjoys spending time with her clients and taking on big projects. “Spending 5 hours, adding length from extensions to making brown hair dimensional red or blonde is the most satisfying achievement”, says Jenna. Brightly colored Vivid hair, and naturally curly hair, are also two things that get her excited to come to work.  Jenna truly takes pleasure in making her clients feel their best. She enjoys music festivals, art, and plants when she is not in the salon. She has two dogs, Bohdi and Mac. Book your appointment- Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday soon. You can check out Jenna’s work on

Instagram @thehairyjennataylia

Lexi Townsend

Professional Hairstylist

Lexi is a breath of fresh air.  She was born and raised in Jacksonville.  She was also raised in the salon industry, assisting in her family salon since she was 15.  When Lexi arrived at Rio in Jan 2022, the atmosphere in the salon changed.  Her bubbly, positive and sweet attitude inspires her peers, as well as her clients. Her vibrant personality will take you away from all your cares and give you the time of your life.  Lexi graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2016 and began specializing in lived in color, color blocking and making natural dark hair lighter! If you are looking for a big transformation and a great vibe, Lexi is the stylist for you. Lexis enjoys dancing at Park Place.  She married her life partner, Addie, in October and loves hanging out with her two Frenchies, Momo and Scoups. Make an appointment Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday so she can “make some magic with you”. To see her amazing work, check out her
Instagram: @SeraphicShades  

Aalia Quinto

Professional Hairstylist

Aalia Quinto joined our team in July 2023.  She began her career in 2014 after graduating from Nassua Boces School in New York City.   She moved to Jacksonville in 2021. She has a great feel for the business.  She became a hairdresser because she loved how our industry’s constant changes.  She loves keeping up with the newest trends and helping her clients stay current. Aalia’s favorite hair goals are hiliting and color.  She sees men’s and Women’s haircutting as an opportunity to give people their best look. Because she has curly hair, Aalia understands natural textures and loves guiding her guest on how to deal with their texture. She loves baking and hanging with her family when she is not working. Call the salon to book an appointment with her: Every other Tuesday 12p-7p, Every other Saturday 10a-4p, Wednesday 10a-6p and Thursday 12p-7p, Friday 10a- 6p.

Instagram: @creative_hairbyaalia

Maria Weems

Professional Hairstylist

Maria Weems attended The Paul Mitchell School and graduated top of her class. She joined our team as an apprentice for Jess Griffin in Jan 2023.  She excelled through the program in 5 months and can’t wait to share her talents with all her guests. Maria has a soft-spoken kindness that will mesmerize you.  She loves experiencing new things, dancing, and gaming.  Maria has a love for textured hair of all types.  She believes that all hair is good hair.  Her specialties are textured hair, low-maintenance styles, and modern wash-and-go looks. Maria loves color and how it can enhance the texture you have. Her favorite hairstyles are anything with layers and everything that is fun and different. Maria will be available Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday 10 am-6 pm. Check out her Instagram  to see her work and book an appointment online at

Instagram: @blendedmixed

Michelle Maurer

Front Desk Customer Service Coordinator

Michelle was born in Brunswick, ME and relocated to St. Augustine from just outside of New Orleans, LA. Michelle joined RIO as a receptionist in November of 2016. She quickly took to the task of customer coordinator and has made herself indispensable. She is currently our Front Desk Lead so if there is a question you need answered she is the person to ask.  Michelle is someone who will go over and beyond to make sure you are happy with your service and your appointment. She loves keeping up with fashion and new design trends. Michelle and her husband, Steve, love to Golf and travel.

Terri Walker

Professional Hairstylist

Terri Walker joined our team in August 2023.  Terri is a kind-hearted person who loves to bring back the sparkle to her clients. Terri specializes in low-maintenance/lived-in looks. 12 years ago Terri attended Paul Mitchell the School in Jacksonville. She moved to Michigan, but luckily, she has come back to Jacksonville to share her passion for hair.  Terri is partial to naturally blended blonding and dimensional color.  Terri can help you achieve warm summer blondes and long layered cuts. These are things that Terri uses to bring out her client’s personality.  She loves spending time with her husband of 25 years and her daughters, ages 21 and 16.  She recently rescued a cat Binx and is in love with this boy. We are excited to have you make an appointment with Terri: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm or Tues 12 pm – 7 pm.  Check out her work on her Instagram:

Instagram: ttdidmyhair43

Autumn Menard

Professional Stylist

Autumn joined our team in August 2023.  When you first meet Autumn, you are drawn in by her “beautiful smile.”  Autumn is new to Jacksonville, but she is not new to hairdressing.  She moved to Jacksonville from Michigan to be closer to family and have new adventures.  She attended UP North School of Cosmetology 15 years ago and left a thriving business to join her family here. Her experience is an asset to our salon and gives her confidence and skill to meet any cutting or coloring challenge you might have. Autumn is also certified in Bellami Hair Extensions and would love to enhance your length or give you fuller hair. Autumn has many passions involving the hair industry.  Beautiful Vivid colors are the most inspiring, but blonding, balayage, color melts, edgy cuts, and classic bobs. Autumn has been married for 13 years and has two children, ages 9 and 15. She enjoys Camping, beaches, and hiking. Make an appointment with her Sunday 10 am-5 pm, Monday 10 am-7 pm, Tuesday 10 am-7 pm, Wednesday 10 am-7 pm.


Misty Burbridge

Hairstylist / Owner

Misty Burbridge is a Jacksonville native who attended Englewood High School and Florida State College at Jacksonville. She opened RIO Hair Studio in 1990 in the San Jose area of town with partner Shannon Hogg. She is now the sole owner of the salon. She is a Master Specialist and has earned Redken Color Certification. Her personal style is trendy and funky. Misty and her husband, Clint, love to travel and visit with their extended family. She is a fitness expert who enjoys working out and showing others how to lead a healthy lifestyle as a yoga instructor. She lives at the beach and she is a longtime member of a Book Club.
Instagram: @MistyAtRIO

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Get In Touch!

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You can give us a call at (904)733-8495

We are convienently located near Town Center and Tinseltown, in Tapestry Park at:

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Suite 8
Jacksonville, Florida 32246 USA

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