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 

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 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. She also has a passion for mentoring young stylists. When she is not at work, Jess enjoys spending time her sons Johnny and Jay.  She also enjoys trying new recipes, painting and exploring the Florida outdoors.   Jess works Sun- Wed. Check out Jess’s work on intagram, @jessgriffindoeshair

Birthday: June 6

Hobbies: Cooking, painting and being outdoors

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

Favorite color: Purple

Instagram: Jess's Instagram Page

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.

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

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 Sami’s tutelage, Isabel, has skills that most young hairdressers take years to acquire. She has a passion for up-dos and vivid colors.
 “Issy”  is 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, Tuesday – Saturday, because she will be fully booked before you know what happened. Instagram: @_hairbyissy

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

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 “Mack”

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. Check out Mackenzie’s Instagram: @hairby_mackenzie Make your appointment Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and EO Sunday.

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 Hairdresser
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 Instagram:  @hairby.natalie.marie

Jenna Taylor

Professional Hairdresser
We are so excited to introduce Jenna Taylor to all our Rio guests.  Jenna is a native of Jacksonville.  She graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2021.  After graduation, Jenna wanted to further her education before taking her own clients.  She studied under Sami Skinner for 8 months and gained much knowledge.  She still helps Sami with classes around the state and will always be involved in education.
Jenna loves vivids, curly hair and dimensional blondes.  She really takes pleasure in making her clients feel their best. When she is not in the salon, she enjoys kayaking in all the Florida springs or relaxing outdoors with her 2 dogs, Bohdi and Mac. You can check out Jenna’s work @thehairyjennataylia Book your appointment- Wed, Thurs, Friday or Saturday soon.

Rosalyn Davis

Professional Hairdresser
Rosalyn came to Rio Hair Studio July 2019.  She came with a beautiful smile and a wonderful spunk.  She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl and attended Mandarin High.  When she was at Mandarin High School, she loved helping her friends with Prom styling and Make-up.  This was when she understood hairdressing was for her.   She graduated from Paul Mitchell the School in January 2020.  She began working as an Associate with Sami Skinner and is now taking clients, full time.  Brunettes are a flavor of hair she loves.
Balayage is also a favorite technique of hers, therefore she has become an expert in this specialty process.  Her passions have expanded in many ways and continue to grow with education. Rosalynn has 3 kitties and just recently got engaged!  Reading, writing and playing guitar are some hobbies she has that help to pass time when she is not working hard.  She is taking clients Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Make sure to look her up on Instagram @rosalyn.hairmua

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. Check out her Instagram: @SeraphicShades to see her amazing work.  Make an appointment Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday so she can “make some magic with you” 

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. 

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.

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Birthday: December 29

Hobbies: Exercise, cooking, and décor

Favorite cuisine: Thai

Something she will never eat again: Sea urchin

Instagram: Misty's Instagram page