Meet our wonderful team

Our friendly and professional staff are expertly trained.

Nancy Espinosa

Owner, Hair, Brazilian Blowout Certified, Keratin, Color and Nails

Nancy started Headlines in 1989 after moving here from Miami. She attributes the success of the salon to the friendliness and expertise of the staff. She does cuts, colors, as well as perms and keratin treatments. She is also an expert nail technician and has been doing manicures and acrylics for over 20 years.

Kathy Fletcher

Hair, Waxing, Waves and Rollers

Her speciality is permanent waves and roller sets. Kathy also enjoys hair cutting and blow drying. She goes to continuing education classes and travels to the yearly National Hair show. If you are wanting to add volume to your hair try a perm or for the vintage look try a roller set! Give Kathy a call!

James Skiver

Hair, Color, Keratin, and Weddings/Formals

James has experience with Keratin Treatments, precision cuts, color, color correction, ethnic hair, up do's for your formals, plus he specializes in curly hair! His goal is to offer current styles that work with the individual client by using his 30+ years of experience and his most important tool: communication. James also offers wedding hair styling consultations.

Carly Sims

Color, Bridal Hair and Make-up

Carly is a talented hairstylist and color specialist with experience in both men and women. She specializes in Bridal hair and makeup often featured in Gainesville's local magazines including North Central Florida Bride and Love. Her goal is to give you the most beautiful look for that special occasion. Using low toxicity and natural products she gives you the best service possible, creating a beautiful and natural look. For that everyday look or that special occasion Carly's your girl!

Concy Stimac

Hair, Sahag Cut, and color

Concy has been working as a stylist for more than 15 years in Gainesville. She worked for Aveda and received her education from Aveda Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. She specializes in dry cuts and has been trained in The Sahag Cut for over ten years. Originally from Brazil, she has first hand knowledge for the popular Brazilian Keratin Treatment. Concy is a cutting edge Colorist and has been working with Goldwell color for over 12 years. She has entire generations coming to her for hair expertise from kids to grandparents!

Kathy Hutton

Hair, Color Correction

Kathy Hutton has been a successful hairstylist in Gainesville since 1995 and is a Color Correction Specialist. Kathy offers a complete consultation process to enable you to receive the right cut, style and color just for you. Kathy uses Schwarzkopf Professional color along side Pureology and Kenra hair care products to help maintain your healthy and long lasting style.

Aleida Wiggins

Natural Nail Manicures and Pedicures

Aleida has been in the beauty industry for more than 30 years. Originally from Cuba she has several clients that only speak Spanish making it easier for her clients to communicate. Aleida is a licensed cosmetologist but her speciality is pedicures and manicures. She takes great pride in her work giving her clients a very thorough and hygienic experience. Aleida has many Geriatric clients that come to her with specific concerns such as corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Her special touch is as good as you would receive from a licensed podiatrist! From her chair to the beach or the dance floor you'll be happy with her pedicures, it's not just another foot bath!

Kim Schleissing

Hair and Color, Brazilian Blowout Certified

Kim has been a stylist for 17 years specializing in color and design. She likes to begin with a detailed consultation to provide each client with a style that will not only compliment their features and personality, but also help them achieve the same look on their own at home. Kim also specializes in razor cutting, working with textured or straight hair, and smoothing treatments. She likes to provide the ultimate experience for every client.

Missy Burton

Nails and Toes

Missy stays at the top of her industry by learning the new and fun trends for nails and toes. Over 25 years of experience she makes her clients feel welcome with her sense of humor and laid back personality. Missy works in a lovely private room designed specifically for her and her clients. When it comes to nails and toes, Missy knows it all!

Laura Taubel

Hair and Keratin

Laura has been a hairstylist for four years. She attended cosmetology school locally at the Salon Professional Academy. Laura's expertise is in men's cuts but also enjoys women's color and highlighting. She loves playing with color and has turned out some beautiful over the top looks with her creativity! Laura is now offering Keratin straightening treatments!

Tonya Cowart

Hair and Color, Brazilian Blowout Certified

Tonya has been a stylist for 18 years. She has clients ranging from ages 2 to 82. Tonya loves big hair and extensions! Blonde hair is her specialty but she thrives on creativity and unique combinations of color and coloring techniques. She loves styling hair ... Whether it's curling, braiding or blowing it out!

Shelley Walker

Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse

Shelley has been a licensed massage therapist practising full time since 2003. She performs therapeutic bodywork on clients who have either acute or chronic injuries as well as relaxation massage. She believes that it is important to treat the whole body, incorporating relaxing massage techniques and providing a serene and calming atmosphere so that clients can receive maximum healing benefits both physically as well as emotionally. Shelley has worked for many years as a registered nurse and has held nursing licenses in four states. Due to her extensive medical background she brings both medical knowledge as well as professional presence to her massage work.

Jane Geason

Reception and Social Media Manager

We love having Jane as the receptionist at Headlines!
Keeping everyone organized and happy at such a fast paced salon can be sometimes be very trying, but she enjoys every moment of it! She tries to greet everyone with a smile and loves getting to know the customers!