Meet Our Team

 Note: All of our stylists are independent and manage their own businesses. Please check with them for their individual cancellation and rescheduling policies!

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All of our stylists are independent and manage their own businesses. Please check with them for their individual cancellation and rescheduling policies!

Sarah Pulley

Owner / Founder and Hair Stylist

Specialty – Positive Guest Experience and Community Outreach

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Since transitioning from stylist to business owner, Sarah has focused her time and effort on ensuring that each guest and stylist feels amazing at the salon. In addition to creating the best experience in her chairs, Sarah is passionate about community outreach and partnering with local businesses. 

Sarah has loved utilizing the salon to help with NICU fundraising, March of Dimes, the Ronald McDonald House and Carmel High school’s Dance Marathon. She hopes to grow her partnership with local hospitals and other businesses for future events and support!  In her free time, Sarah loves camping, perfecting her cake decorating skills, and spending time with her husband Adam and their two children, Amelia and Joey.  

Melanie (Mellie) Hensley

Hair Stylist

Specialty – Blonding Services and Sensory Haircuts

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Mellie, an Aveda Fredric’s Institute Alumni, has been enhancing looks in the Cosmetology industry since 2021. She loves creating customized cuts to fit each person individually and also adores dimensional color! Mellie is a strong believer that when people feel beautiful, they look beautiful, and she absolutely loves being able to support that journey.
 
When Mellie’s not doing hair, you’re likely to catch her discovering the magic in nature, animals, and music with her favorite co-pilot, her son Waylon! She’s a “Flavor Chaser” and loves all things spicy and sour! Fall is Mellie’s favorite season where she finds inspiration in the way the world’s colors shift. Follow her on Instagram at @melliedoesmyhair 
 

Jackie Diaz

Hair Stylist

Specialty – Layered Cuts

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Jackie is a graduate of AFI (Aveda Fredric’s Institute) and loves being a part of the salon industry! Her favorite thing about doing hair is how happy her clients are after their appointments. 
 
Jackie’s speciality is also her favorite type of hair cut; she loves doing fun layered cuts. Outside the salon she loves hanging out with friends and family and enjoying pasta or wings. 
You’ll also catch her outside all summer! Follow her on Instagram @hairbyjackie

Brieann (Brie) Phillips

Hair Stylist and Lash Artist

Specialty – Lived in Color and Textured Cuts

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Brie also graduated from AFI but as soon as she could hold a brush she has been trying to learn everything she can on herself and her sisters. Her favorite thing about doing hair is creating the perfect look her client is wanting and watching them leave with a smile on their face. Brie’s favorite haircut is anything fun that will give character to the hair (layers, short angled cuts, etc). 
 
In her free time, Brie likes to read… ALOT. She has 2 fur babies – Mo and Meeko. 
Her favorite season is a toss up between summer and fall and her favorite food is cheeseburgers. Follow her on Instagram @hairbybriekristine
 

Aurora Tullar

Hair Stylist

Specialty – Layered Cuts

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Aurora has been doing hair for 3 years and graduated from Paul Mitchell.
Her favorite thing about doing hair is being able to be artistic and see her clients happy! Aurora’s favorite type of haircut is bouncy layers.
 
In her free time she likes to read, spend time with her two dogs Willow and Mhysa, and cook new meals. 
Aurora’s favorite food is steak and her favorite season is summer! Follow her on Instagram @looksby.aurora
 

Meredith Picazo

Hair Stylist & Lash Artist

Specialty – Lived-In Color

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Meredith graduated from AFI (Aveda Fredric’s Institute) in June of 2022. Her favorite thing about doing hair is making people feel more like themselves and enhancing the beauty that they already have!

Meredith’s favorite haircut is any cut with straight across fringe. Outside the salon she enjoys reading, shopping, hanging out with friends and family, and of course, playing with her Corgi puppy, Jane! She and her husband Malequi enjoy McDonald’s cheeseburgers and her favorite season is winter. Follow her on Instagram @hair.with.mer

Makenzie Pollard

Hair Stylist & Microblading

Specialty – Dimensional Blondes and Brunettes

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Makenzie has been a hair stylist since 2016 and has loved every moment of it. Besides being extremely sweet and caring, Makenzie goes above and beyond to make her guests feel like home in her chair. The majority of her guests are younger moms in the area who refer Makenzie, and then send their husbands in for haircuts too! 

She spends a lot of time with her children  Kaelyn and Tristan as well as her family (she’s one of TWELVE children). Her favorite food? Anything from Olive Garden! Check out her Instagram @hairby_makenziep . 

Amy Gustafson

Hair Stylist

Specialty – Men’s Haircuts 

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Amy brings over 14 years of experience to Three Seventeen Hair Design. With an energetic and fun-loving personality, she makes sure each guest feels better about themselves while in her chair.  Amy loves “big change” haircuts whether through coloring or styling to truly transform a guest’s look. The majority of Amy’s guests refer her because of her expertise and success in men’s haircuts and styles. 

When not behind the chair, Amy loves a good steak dinner and spending time with her son Miles. Something you may not know about Amy? She has seven tattoos! 

Alexis Roberts

Hair Stylist 

SpecialtyDimensional Color & Textured Cuts

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Alexis joined Three Seventeen Hair Design in 2020. Since graduating from Aveda Fredric’s Institute and joining the salon, she has been working on building her books with clients who call her their “forever stylist”. Her goals for every guest are to find the best style to fit their needs, get to know them on a personal level, and make them feel right at home in her chair. Alexis loves creating lived-in color looks, short/mid-length layered cuts, and anything that involves fun colors and the use of her creative mind. 

Outside the salon she enjoys spending time with her husband, son Ziggy, and friends. Alexis loves going out to eat, doing home projects, and taking excessive amounts of photos with her pets. Follow her on Instagram @Alexisr.hair

Abby Sparks

Esthetician

Specialty – Makeup Lessons & Application

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Abby has been working for over 8 years as a certified esthetician. A graduate from Kayes Beauty School, her favorite aspect of her profession is making women feel beautiful and confident. In her free time she enjoys working out, walking her parent’s dog Gracie, and cooking. Her favorite food is shrimp alfredo and her favorite season in summer.

Follow her on Instagram @redbossbeauty

Carol Mendenhall

Hair Stylist 

SpecialtyPerms

Favorite Hair Tool – Shears

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Carol graduated from Upper Wabash Vocational School in May of 1978. Her favorite type of haircut is a shag. In her spare time Carol enjoys being with her husband Jim, kids and grandkids, working on puzzles, traveling, and watching her favorite sports teams, the Colts and Cubs. 

Contact Carol by phone at (260) 255-7737 or book an appointment below. 

 

Britney Festa

Hair Stylist

Specialty – Tousled Lobs

Favorite Hair ToolCurling Iron

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Britney graduated from Aveda Fredric’s Institute in 2021 and has since completed an apprenticeship in Chicago before moving back home to Indiana. Her favorite part about doing hair is making people feel good about their appearance and her favorite hair cut is a tousled “lob” (long bob).  

Outside the salon Britney is passionate about fitness and nutrition. Most importantly, her favorite food is salmon and her favorite season is summer! Follow her on Instagram @looksbybritney . 

Saturn Holthouse

Hair Stylist & Lash Artist

SpecialtyBlowouts and Lash Extensions

Favorite Hair ToolBlow Dryer and Round Brush

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While a recent graduate of Aveda Fredric’s Institute (2021), Saturn has had a love of cosmetology her entire life. Her goal is to bring guests joy and confidence with new, fresh haircuts and/or lash extensions.

Outside the salon Saturn enjoys hiking, painting, and hanging out with her fiancé. She also spends lots of quality time with her three cats: Lumo, Bean, and Smokey. Most importantly, her favorite food is any variation of mac-n-cheese! Follow her on Instagram @Saturnlashed.

Jelana "Jay" Bolden

Hair Stylist 

SpecialtyColor and Silk Press

Favorite Hair ToolBlow Dryer

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Jay has been doing hair for about 10 years now. Professionally this will be the introduction to her first year as a licensed cosmetologist. She is from West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from Aveda Fredric’s in June of 2022. Her favorite part about being a stylist is the level of diversity and versatility that can come from being open to change. She believes the ability to change someone’s perception of themselves and make them feel beautiful is simply an amazing feeling. 

Outside the salon Jay loves to travel! Some of her favorite “home outside of home” locations are Sedona, AZ and Bougainvillea, Barbados. She is married to her best friend of 20 years and has one son named Haven. Her favorite food is lasagna and since she wishes she could spend ALL day in the sun, her favorite season is summer! Follow her on Instagram @jayshairbar .