Sami Skinner

Redken Artist
Samantha Jean “Sami” Skinner is a native of Jacksonville She attended Sandalwood High School and Riverside Hairstyling Academy. She started working at Rio in 2006, became an assistant to Misty Burbridge and is now a Redken Educator.   Early in her styling career she was a Paul Mitchell educator, but transitioned to Redken after falling in love with the Redken philosophy.  In October 2013, Sami became a Master Colorist, 2015 Master Design Certified, 2016 Redken Artist. Her career path has been amazing.
Currently she is working as a Redken Artist traveling to other salons and sharing her talent and knowledge for color and all that is hair. She was honored as a Behind the Chair Winner in 2018.  Her talent is beyond words. When she is not working on her instagram presence she is chilling with her Boyfriend Evan.  Her hobbies include painting, biking, working out, reading, and traveling. She has two cats and a Dog, Casey Jones.


Birthday: April 15

Favorite Celebrity Haircut: Zooey Deschanel

Ultimate Vacation: Belize and Alaska

Favorite Restaurant: Taverna in San Marco

Facebook: Sami's Facebook Page

Instagram: Sami's Instagram Page

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.
She is a Redken Master Stylist. Her hobbies are volunteering, reading and shopping. Francis is married and has one wonderful daughter. She works Wednesday-Saturday, with some late night appointments available by arrangement. Her personal style is classic modern. Francis strives to make her guests feel special, appreciated and unique.

Birthday: January 20

Favorite Restaurant: BB’s in San Marco

Ultimate Vacation: Galapagos Islands

Something she will never eat again: Seaweed

Facebook: Fran's Facebook Page

Instagram: Fran's Instagram Page

Jess Griffin

Professional Hairstylist
Jessica Lynn “Jess” Griffin was born in Newport, Rhode Island. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Sandalwood High School. She graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville and has been a professional stylist since joining Rio Hair Studio in 2012. Jess is most passionate about color, design, and the excitement of creating customized looks for each and every client.
She loves to help clients recreate or reinvent their look. She is dedicated to staying current and knowledgeable about new styling techniques and products. When she is not at work, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband John and son Johnny, trying new recipes and enjoying the Florida outdoors. Jess works Sun- Wed.

Birthday: June 6

Hobbies: Cooking, painting and being outdoors

Pets: Cat “Boo” and American Bulldog “Roussie”

Favorite color: Purple

Instagram: Jess's Instagram Page

Megan Reynoso

Professional Hairstylist
Megan Jean Butler Reynoso was born in Charleston, S.C. but was raised in Jacksonville and attended Terry Parker High School. She has had a passion for the fashion and beauty industry for many years and has always enjoyed keeping up with the latest trends. She graduated from North Florida Institute and has been doing hair professionally since 2010. She joined Rio Hair Studio in 2012.
She’s very passionate about understanding what her clients really want and she enjoys making each client feel as comfortable as possible. She enjoys continuing her education and trying new techniques and styles. She describes her own style as “trendy Bohemian meets high fashion.” When she is not at work, Megan likes to exercise and spend time with her family and friends.

Birthday: August 23

Favorite restaurant: South Kitchen

Favorite Celebrity Haircut: Arielle Vanderburg

Ultimate vacation: New Zealand, Bali and Australia

Instagram: Megan's Instagram Page

Kris Cantwell

Professional Hairstylist
Kristen Helene “Kris” Cantwell was born in Virginia Beach, VA and graduated from Grafton High School. She also graduated from Rudy & Kelly Academy, a small, private cosmetology school, and Coastal Carolina University. She joined RIO Hair Studio in February, 2014. Kris enjoys bringing the newest tips and trends to her clients and friends and continuing her education – both in the studio and by traveling to New York to visit the Redken Exchange.
Kris’s husband, Rob, is in the Navy. “Moving every three years has helped mold me into the stylist I am today,” says Kris. “It has made me an extremely diverse and flexible stylist; from naturally curly to pin straight, platinum blonde to blue black and every color and texture in between, I can create with it all! It has taught me to be a very patient yet driven individual, staying away from stressful situations and focusing on the task at hand.”


Birthday: May 16

Pets: Three dogs, Lilly, Savannah and Maggie; Three cats, Wilson, Koko and Bitsy

Favorite cuisine: Pasta

Something she will never eat again: Pistachios

Facebook: Kris's Facebook Page

Instagram: Kris's Instagram Page

Pinterest: Kris's Pinterest Page

Emily Hodge

Professional Hairstylist
Emily was born in Gainesville, FL and is a graduate of the Summit Salon Academy. She started her career at Rio in June 2015. She brought with her an enthusiastic and sweet spirit. One of the highlights of her job is getting to know her clients and their individual hair needs. Emily has grown quickly within the Summit Salon System. Her attention to detail and her skill has taken her to the next level quicker than most.
Balayage is one of her specialties along with Braiding and Formal Styling. When not working at the salon Emily enjoys spending time at the beach, with her family and her dog, Memphis. She also loves traveling to hair shows and taking education classes to further her career. Her dream is to become a “Redken Artist” and she is on her way. Book your appointment Tues-Sat. quickly because this stylist is busy.

Birthday: December 26

Favorite restaurant: La Fiesta in Gainesville

Something she will never eat again:: Squash

Ultimate fantasy vacation destination: New Zealand

Facebook: Emily Hodge

Pinterest: Emily Hodge

Instagram: Emily's Instagram Page

Christina Lucas

Professional Hairstylist

Christina Lucas is a Jacksonville native. She attended Englewood High School and graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in 2011. She came to Rio in February 2016, became an Associate to Laura Carmichael and graduated that program within 5 months. Christina provides specialty services such as balayage hair painting. She is a good designer when it comes to color and hair for men and women.

She is dedicated to furthering her education and trying new techniques. Keeping her clients happy and on trend is very important. When she is not at Rio helping clients, her favorite activities include boating, fishing, football games and spending time with family and friends. Christina and her husband, Kyle, have two Pomeranians, Lucky and Zoey.

Birthday: December 24

One food she will never eat again: Raw fish

Ultimate fantasy vacation: Traveling the Caribbean Islands

Favorite cuisine: Italian food at her grandmother’s house

Favorite celebrity haircut: Khloe Kardashian

Instagram: christinalove_hair

Dani Crews

Professional Hairstylist
Dani Crews came to Rio Hair Studio 2016 after graduating Paul Mitchell the School. She is wise and talented. She has a love for the industry and wants to get it right for her guests. She began her “masters degree” in hair working under Sami Skinner as an Associate.  Her skills include all aspects of hairstyling but she loves the newest color techniques.
When She is not working on a icy Blonde Ombre Technique she is busy decorating her new home with her husband Kurt. Dani is Available on Sun, Tues, Thur or Friday.  Make your appointment soon.

Birthday: September 14

Ultimate fantasy vacation: Anything in the sun

Favorite cuisine: Mexican

Instagram: Dani's Instagram page

Carolina Martinez

Professional Hairstylist
Born in Monterrey, Mexico. Graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in January 2017 and immediately began working the Associates Program at Rio Hair Studio. Her sweet, shy and quiet demeanor will draw you in and make you feel calm. She finished working as an associate to Laura Carmichael in 2017, which solidified her love for color.
When Carolina is not hand-painting hair or doing a major color correction she is at Disney World her most favorite place!  Book your appointment with Carolina Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thur. 

Birthday: November 15

Favorite cuisine: Mexican

Favorite celebrity haircut:

Instagram: Carolina's Instagram page

Laura Schulhauser

Professional Hairstylist
Laura is one of our newer team members.  She graduated from Paul Mitchell, The school in April 2017.  She will began and finished the Associates Program under Sami Skinner.  She received intense education involving color and styling techniques and is ready for anything.Laura has been a friend of RIO for many years.  She used her photography skills to document our adventures at Art Walk Downtown in the 1990’s. 
Laura has many talents, painting and photography are only two.  When she is not having fun with these skills she is having fun with her daughter Rose.She will use her artistic background to bring your hair to life. Book your appointment with this talent Thur., Fri, Sat or Sun. 

Birthday: June 12th

Favorite Vacation: Asheville, NC

Favorite Food: Anything Coconut

Favorite Quote: “Courage is being scared to death-but saddling up anyway”-John Wayne

Instagram: Laura's Instagram page

Kylie Hinote

Professional Hairstylist
Kylie is a special talent. She came to us in 2018, after working in another salon for over a year.  She is currently working under Kris Cantwell as an Associate but will be taking clients by the end of this year.   She is Artistic in many ways.  She has an eye for good visual balance and wants to get it right and make it beautiful.
Haircutting and Color will be her specialty. Look for her Insta Posts to see her work.  Make an appointment soon so she can  “Make you love your hair in a way you never knew you could”.

Birthday: April 19

Ultimate vacation: Paris then somewhere tropical

Passion for hair: Pixies and Creative Color

Favorite celebrity haircut: Lilly Collins, pixie cut

Favorite restaurant: Mellow mushroom or Thai Orchid

Instagram: @hairbyhinote

Lacey Annucci

Professional Hairstylist
Lacey was born in St. Augustine, FL.  She graduated from Paul Mitchell School, Jacksonvillle,  in 2016.  She worked as an independent contractor before she came to Rio in 2018. Lacey worked as an Associate under Sami Skinner for several months before she began taking clients. Lacey enjoys keeping up with the most current trends in color and cuts. Creating natural looking Brunettes is her passion.
When she is not creating rich browns she is utililizing the newest technique, Balayage, to create fabulous blondes.  She loves spending time with her son, husband and their two cats.  She enjoys reading and is a horror movie buff. Lacey is available Tues 830-230p, Wed 830-230p, Fri 9-7p and Sat 9-6p

Birthday: June 6

Ultimate Vacation: Iceland or Scotland

Passion in Hair: Dimensional Brunettes/ Natural Balayage

Favorite Celeb: Ginnifer Goodwin

Favorite Restaurant: The Back 40 Urban Cafe

Instagram: @Laceyannucci_hair

Lynda Suttles

Professional Hairstylist
Lynda Suttles is one of our Newest Team MembersBUT She is not new to the Hair Industry.  She moved to Jacksonville from Lancaster, OH in 1988.  She graduated from Englewood High School and from Roffler Barber and Beauty as a Master Barber.  She has a Passion for Blonding and Hair Color that she would be happy to share with you.
Lynda Loves keeping up with the latest trends, taking classes and improving her skills. Lynda has 2 children, 2 grandchildren, loves to travel. She appreciates art and has an expertise in fitness.    Make your appointment soon.  Monday and Tuesday 9AM—8PM

Birthday: November 17

Favorite Restaurant: Maggiano’s

Something she will never eat again: Liver

Ultimate Fantasy Vacation: Bora Bora


Instagram: @lyndasuttleshair

Isabel Mclaren

Professional Hairstylist
Isabel began her career with Rio 2018.  She began as an apprentice to Sami Skinner.  Her skill and talent were apparent at the beginning.                                                             She has grown into an accomplished and compassionate hairdresser. With Samis tutelage, Isabel, has skills that most young hairdressers take years to acquire. 
She will be taking guests of her own now and will be happy to share her appetite for creating the newest color trends and crafting a new look that fits only you.  Make an Appointment with her quickly, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, because she will be fully booked before you know what happened.

Birthday: April 9

Passions in hair: Up-dos and vivid hair color

Favorite Restaurant: Moss Fire

Favorite Celebrity Hair: Drew Barrymore

Ultimate Vacation: Alaska

Instagram: @_hairbyissy

Michelle Maurer

Front Desk Customer Service Coordinator
Michelle was born in Brunswick, ME and recently relocated to Jacksonville from just outside of New Orleans, LA. Michelle joined RIO as a pt receptionist in November of 2016. She quickly took to the task of customer coordinator and has made herself indispensable.
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.

Birthday: April 5

Favorite Restaurant: Mr. B's Bistro, New Orleans

Hobbies: Arts and Crafts

Favorite celebrity haircut: Victoria Beckham

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.


Birthday: December 29

Hobbies: Exercise, cooking, and décor

Favorite cuisine: Thai

Something she will never eat again: Sea urchin

Instagram: Misty's Instagram page