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.

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 sons Johnny and Jay.  She also enjoys trying new recipes and exploring 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

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 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 are her specialty.
She loves a good Pixie haircut that looks edgy and feminine!  Look for her Insta Posts to see her work then make an appointment asap, 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

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 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.

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 yet 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”

Mack was born in Louisiana but has lived in 5 different states due to dad being in the military. She has been with Rio since 2019.  While attending Paul Mitchell School, she was a vital part of our front desk staff.  After a co-vid delay, she will be graduating PMTS in Nov and will begin her career path.  She will study under Kris Cantwell as an Associate and begin taking guests in the new year. She has developed a passion for coloring hair and cannot wait to get to work. 
 Favorite Celebrity hair: Jennifer Anniston – Dream Vacation: Hawaii – Favorite Food:  Any kind of Pasta – Hobbies: Painting – Pets: Black cat “Raven” and Shiba Inu, “Marshall”

Look for her first opportunity day starting in May or June of 2021.

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

Michelle Maurer

Front Desk Customer Service Coordinator
Michelle was born in Brunswick, ME and recently 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