Our Team

Amber+Slate Salon professionals are continually educated on the latest trends and techniques to transform your look with styles inspired by the fashion runways from around the world. Spa specialists also undergo regular training to stay informed of the latest advancements in body and skin care so that they can practice the art of healing, rejuvenating and refreshing the mind, body, and spirit.
Our Aveda-trained professionals understand how to listen to your needs and provide you with a thorough consultation so you can be comfortable and confident during your salon/spa experience.
Sally - Owner/Stylist/Color Educator


Owner/Stylist/Color Educator

Sally is a graduate of Aveda Institute D.C. and has been working with the AVEDA product line for more than seven years. She has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry most of her life. As a certified AVEDA color educator, Sally’s specialty and passion is color. Sally has mastered cutting edge coloring techniques, balayage and foil highlights and lowlights, color correction, gray reduction, fashion cuts, modern cuts, razor cuts, men’s cuts, kid’s cuts, styling, and special occasion hair. She stays updated on all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want.



Tricia’s passion for the industry began in Cleveland, Ohio at the Aveda Institute in 2003. She has had the privilege of training with some of the industry’s most notable stylists. Tricia has focused on her training as a stylist and as an educator. Motivated by her certification and experience as a Aveda Hair Color Educator, she is now an Apprenticeship Sponsor for the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology. Tricia loves to offer her guests customized haircuts (including razor cutting) and dimensional color techniques including balayage and fashion colors based upon her guests unique hair texture and lifestyle.
Jessica - Stylist



With over a decade of experience, Jessica specializes in creating and enhancing each guest’s natural beauty. The key to delivering a consistent flawless look to each guest is her love for education and the constant need to continue honing her skills. In her free time, Jessica is a wife and mother who loves to spend time making memories with her family. Her favorite part of being a stylist is the smile she leaves on each person’s face and the relationships built throughout the years.
Cindy - Stylist



Hair is Cindy’s passion and joy. From a young age, she has always been in love with everything hair. During high school she attended New Horizons Cosmetology school and received her license in 2001. Her professional journey began working with Redken, and in 2007 she transitioned to Aveda and fell in love. Cindy’s specialities are natural curly hair, textured hair, blondes, balayage, men’s cuts and extensions. She loves what she does and takes pride in her work!



Erin’s passion for the beauty industry has been lifelong. For over 20 years she has been working in the Aveda network and making her clients the absolute best they can be. She loves keeping up with new trends and techniques by taking advantage of many educational opportunities. She prides herself on being able to share her knowledge with her customers. It is her mission to create her clients vision and believes this is accomplished with thorough and honest consultations. Erin feels lifelong relationships that are made behind the chair are one of the most rewarding and valuable parts of her career. Outside of making every client feel unique an amazing, what makes Erin‘s heart sing is being on the water and exploring the great outdoors.
Alex Harvey @Alexharveyhair



Alex has been a hairstylist for over 11 years. Her career as a hairstylist began in highschool. In 2015, Alex found her love for balayage and began to specialize in the techniques.  Alex collects her inspiration from many artists. She’s passionate about strengthening her craft through classes and training.



Heather has been in the industry for over a decade and found her love for Aveda 8 years ago. She likes to focus on making her guests feel relaxed and ensuring that they love their hair and themselves that much more after their appointments. Heather is also passionate about furthering her education, which is so important in our line of work. Heather prides herself in her attention to detail and fostering long term professional relationships with her clients.



Molly has gone from our receptionist/salon coordinator to our apprentice, and is now a stylist herself. She has been taking her own guests since July of 2021 and has excelled tremendously, although she has the least amount of experience here you wouldn’t be able to tell by watching her work. She loves to make her guests feel welcomed and relaxed whilst in her chair. She believes in always furthering her education in order to serve her clients the best she can. Molly is from the area and is also a mom/wife, she has a bubbly personality and considers herself a people person.


Stylist // Alexandria

Wynter loves getting to know each guest to create a customized look that matches lifestyle and personality. The health of the guest’s hair is the priority when performing any service. She specializes in seamlessly blended color. Education is an important aspect of her career as well. As a color educator she is more than ready to create the latest trend for every guest.


Stylist // Alexandria

Meljaye is a graduate of AVEDA institute in Washington DC. Master hair stylist in the beauty industry with over 10+ year experience with AVEDA hair color. Specializing in balayage, blondes, custom colors, fashion and trending styles and cuts. Textured hair specialist with Deva curly hair cut certification. Wedding hair styling, updos, and makeup is something that she enjoys doing. She loves to customize services to meet her guest needs and delivers exceptional experience.



Laura’s devotion to skin care began at an early age while struggling with her own acne and inflamed skin. An esteemed graduate of the Aveda Institute, Laura has over 10 years of dedicated experience as an esthetician. She is focused on helping her clients achieve optimal skin health through detailed analysis and quality treatments. Laura is extensively trained using hard and soft wax, with an emphasis on full body waxing as well as lash lifts and tints. Her favorite part of being an esthetician is the fulfillment she gets from making her clients feel more confident in their own skin. When not focused on her clients, Laura loves to be outdoors, travel, ride her bicycle, and take care of all of her plant babies. She is on a mission to deliver you a relaxing, comfortable, and therapeutic experience.


Massage Therapist

Jennifer has long had a passion for massage therapy and believes in the power of human connection. She graduated from massage school in 2003. She knows the importance of continued education and strives to be a well rounded practitioner. She is trained in many different massage techniques. She is currently certified in reflexology, lymphatic drainage and prenatal massage. Jennifer is looking forward to gaining more knowledge and expertise by continuing education and providing service in a healing, safe space for her guests. Jennifer is taking guests at both Alexandria and Newport News locations.

Rave Reviews

  • positive review  I loved how I felt when I walked in and loved the atmosphere there. I felt Pampered. I would highly recommend them.

    Catherine Elizabeth Diesta Avatar Catherine Elizabeth Diesta
    May 18, 2022

    positive review  Never had a bad experience at this place. Jess is awesome!

    Emma Saucedo Avatar Emma Saucedo
    February 6, 2022

    positive review  I booked my first appointment with this salon a few days ago. I’m so very glad I did! The place is simple and classy and comfortable. Jess gave me an amazing haircut and color! Her consultation was one of the best I’ve ever had. She listened to what I wanted and made suggestions on how we would get there. All while being a sweetheart. You have to go just to experience the shampoo chairs/bowls! Best thing ever!!!

    Susan Hart Avatar Susan Hart
    June 26, 2021
  • positive review  Kaitlynn did an amazing job with my color and cut. Molly waxed my eyebrows and is super sweet. Alex is an awesome stylist. A very talented, professional group of women who care about their clients.

    Kristie Holcombe Avatar Kristie Holcombe
    April 18, 2021

    positive review  Today was my very first visit to Amber + Slate, and I am so happy I came in! 😊 I absolutely love my new hairstyle and cut! Tricia really listened to what I was saying, even when I felt like I wasn't explaining it correctly, and my hair came out way better than what I imagined! 💕 The care that goes into each client is so obviously, thoughtful and thoroughly maintained. The entire salon was so spotlessly clean it basically sparkles!✨ I felt very comfortable and welcome in the environment of salon, without concerns for anything! I will be making all of my future hairstyling appointments at Amber + Slate!!💁🏻‍♀️

    Susan Whiteside Avatar Susan Whiteside
    February 19, 2021

    positive review  Love love love what Tricia did with my hair! I told her what I was looking for and she went above and beyond my expectations! I also wanted to note that their sanitizing/cleaning protocol is 💯. They take time to sanitize the floors, seats, tables between each client and sanitize your belongings when you first step in the door (along with the norm of taking temps etc). I definitely feel like they’re looking out for their clients AND their staff and that’s so important right now.

    Emily Gill Avatar Emily Gill
    August 23, 2020
  • positive review  Jessica is the best! I have been getting my hair done by her for years. And when I found out she was moving to a new salon near my house it was exciting! Amber and Slate is so chic and clean. I always feel welcomed when coming in there. All the staff is super sweet and friendly! I won’t let anyone else touch my hair.

    Holly Taylor Avatar Holly Taylor
    April 23, 2020

    positive review  I was so excited to find Tricia! I'm used to have my naturally curly hair mutilated, but I left the salon with a smile on my face. Once they re-open I will be back and plan to take my curly-hair son for a trim as well.

    Stephanie Manning Campbell Avatar Stephanie Manning Campbell
    April 16, 2020

    positive review  The atmosphere and vibe as soon as you walk in is inviting and spacious! It’s relaxing and all of the stylists are talented and take care of you. I love how comfortable it is to be there and how much talent everyone has! They work together amazingly!

    Alex Harvey Avatar Alex Harvey
    March 30, 2020
  • positive review  Kaitlynn is a miracle worker! I made the mistake of bleaching my hair at home and it was an absolute disaster. Kaitlynn understood exactly what I was hoping to achieve and exceeded my expectations. She finished it off with an amazing cut. I’ve been to many stylists, but I’ve never been as satisfied as I was when Kaitlyn was finished with my hair.

    Marlenna Reavis Avatar Marlenna Reavis
    March 11, 2020

    positive review  I would like to share a story about customer service. Today, I had a really tight schedule and needed to return to my office within a timeline. I would expect my "experience" to be rushed and maybe even cut corners. That was not the case at all. My stylist, Kaitlynn Holcombe was amazing. She and Molly did a great job of keeping me on schedule and even relaxed. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart. It meant so much to me today. My hair of course was amazing as always!

    Lisa Messick Ryan Avatar Lisa Messick Ryan
    February 28, 2020

    positive review  As much as we all have anxiety about finding a new hair stylist, I was fortunate to be paired with Kaitlynn 3 years ago during my first Aveda salon visit. I cannot recommend her expertise enough, especially as I am someone with next to zero hair care/cut/color knowledge. and since seeing her, I've never been complimented more on my hair color! The salon also has a clean and inviting environment making for a relaxing experience.

    Laura Judd Avatar Laura Judd
    February 15, 2020
  • positive review  Today I had a great experience with a Charris! She was super helpful with my transition from coming from Connecticut to Virginia. She got me in super quick and was very well informed with the Aveda products. She’s very personable and gave me a great experience. I totally recommend her to anyone who’s interested in getting their hair done in the Hampton area!

    Casey Varnadore Avatar Casey Varnadore
    February 14, 2020

    positive review  I've had a long term relationship with several stylists and was thrilled when they opened their own salon...FINALLY! They got a chance to do things their way and they have truly created a loving, supportive salon that helps each client feel beautiful inside and out. This is a fairly new salon and they are adjusting services as they assess their clients desires and needs. Charis has recently joined the team and she has brought a "med-spa" approach to facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions! AND she's a skilled hair stylist as well...who could ask for more! Tricia has been my trusted hair stylist, but Cindy has often helped fill in the few times Tricia wasn't available. I honestly trust every stylist in the group as they invest time in each other and their clients. Give them a try...you won't regret it and don't forget to treat yourself to a wonderful facial experience! I'll never go to another salon again!

    Vicki Stevens Avatar Vicki Stevens
    February 6, 2020

    positive review  Highly Recommend Charis!!!She is absolutely fantastic!! She matched the color perfectly and cut and styled. I’m new to the area and Amber +Slate is my place fabulous atmosphere!

    Jaime Crystal Avatar Jaime Crystal
    January 29, 2020
  • positive review  Kaitlynn is fantastic!! My hair always looks incredible when she's done! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great stylist!

    Alicia Marie Avatar Alicia Marie
    January 19, 2020

    positive review  Absolutely love my balayage by Charis Thompson!!! She mixed a toner to match the look I was going for, she is literally a miracle worker. I highly recommend her <3

    Anna Stewart Avatar Anna Stewart
    January 17, 2020

    positive review  Kaitlynn is wonderful! She is caring and talented... an awesome combination to have in your stylist. Bonus: the salon is beautiful and relaxing, too!

    Kristi Machado Avatar Kristi Machado
    January 17, 2020
  • positive review  What a great atmosphere!!! Kaitlynn never disappoints. Very professional, personable and courteous stylist. We left satisfied with exactly what we requested to have done. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a talented stylist with a very clean, fresh salon!

    Sarah M Markowitz Avatar Sarah M Markowitz
    January 17, 2020

    positive review  Kaitlynn Holcomb is a very talented hair stylist- she always does a great job - has great ideas and provides a pleasant, fun and relaxing experience. She is a fantastic addition to the fabulous Amber + Slate salon family and joins the 5 star owners and staff in making this salon one of the best in our area! Be sure to check it out !

    Shoshana Marziano Avatar Shoshana Marziano
    January 16, 2020

    positive review  awesome ladies. 😍😍 very sweet and extremely skilled.

    Miko Marie Avatar Miko Marie
    November 5, 2019
  • positive review  Charis was absolutely amazing! It has been years since I have felt this great about my hair! She literally transformed my hair!

    Amara Nickoloff-Camarata Avatar Amara Nickoloff-Camarata
    October 25, 2019

    positive review  Cindy has been doing my hair for years and never disappoints. She takes great pride in her work and it truly shows. She is spot on with color and always makes me feel like a million dollars!

    Jennifer McCulloch Martin Avatar Jennifer McCulloch Martin
    September 7, 2019

    positive review  Today, I had my first appointment at Amber + Slate. The salon is beautiful, and the entire staff was warm and welcoming. Jessica did an amazing job of correcting an unfortunate cut done elsewhere. I have found my new salon and my new stylist!

    Cheryl Burton Potthast Avatar Cheryl Burton Potthast
    September 3, 2019
  • positive review  Absolutely LOVE this place! I’ve been able to call Cindy my stylist for four years now and honestly wouldn’t trust anyone else with my hair. I’ve followed her to this salon from previous salon and I’m so glad I did. I get compliments on my cut and color no matter where I go, even getting stopping in line for rides while on vacation! Highly recommend this salon.

    Jessica DiCarlo Avatar Jessica DiCarlo
    August 31, 2019

    positive review  BEAUTIFUL contemporary salon with a very welcoming vibe.Cindy is amazing and very patient . She did a fantastic job getting my boys with 2 very different hair styles school ready.

    Kady Rines Lopez Avatar Kady Rines Lopez
    August 31, 2019

    positive review  Today I had the opportunity of the amazing apprentice Molly style my hair for me! Trisha is such a good mentor and allows Molly do to her thing! Molly & Trisha were both so sweet & encouraging today. Highly recommend them not only for hair needs but also just to brighten your day! A huge thanks to Molly today! 💕

    Emilee Hendrickson Avatar Emilee Hendrickson
    August 31, 2019
  • positive review  As someone with naturally curly hair, finding a hairstylist is always a nightmare. Finding Tricia has been nothing short of a miracle and I have never been disappointed with a haircut, color, or style. She somehow cuts my hair to not only look amazing curly, but also allows it to be straightened and look phenomenal as well! This salon is new and has a lot of amazing stylist's who are always doing such a great job when I'm in here. They're polite, professional, seem to listen to all their clients needs and wants, and everyone has always walked out loving their hairstyle. I couldn't recommend this place high enough and wish their business the best of luck as they grow their clientele.

    Tiffany Gaidos Avatar Tiffany Gaidos
    August 31, 2019

    positive review  Great new salon. I’ve followed several of them for many years from their past salons. Super excited that all of them have collaborated to create a new salon in the heart of Hilton. Jess does a great job with massages, color and cut. Love Trisha, Cindy, Jess, Molly, and Sally. All fabulous ladies and such a cute place. Love that they focus on aveda as well.

    Savannah Bolin Avatar Savannah Bolin
    August 31, 2019

    positive review  Great salon in a great location!

    Jake Spires Avatar Jake Spires
    August 31, 2019
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