Adrian
Gutierrez

Artistic Director

Free Spirit Professional since: 1995

Adrian Gutierrez Free Spirit Professional since: 1995 Artistic Director Adrian has been with the salon for 28 years and has been its Artistic Director and an advanced educator for the many years

His dedication and relentless pursuit of bettering his craft has led him to being a 2020 NAHA Finalist and has taken him globally to such institutes as The Vidal Sassoon advanced training academy in London as well as to many across the United States. He has also been featured in numerous publications including Inspire and Modern Salon and was recently selected to participate on The Ted Gibson Artistic Team at New York’s Fashion Week.

We look forward to many more years of his leadership and passion in Free Spirit Salon.

Victor
Gallardo

Master Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 1995

Victor is a Sr. Stylist and Owner at Free Spirit Salon.

He has a deep passion for hair and loves the opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face. He loves teaching and one of his favorite parts of the salon is watching members of our staff grow both personally and professionally. He loves that the industry is constantly evolving and that there is exceptional education available to artists today.

Outside of the salon you can find Victor on the lake fishing. Victor was born in Key West, Fl and is a fluent Spanish speaker!

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Kim
(Kim)

Master Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2007

Kim is a Sr. Stylist at Free Spirit Salon and has been with us for 17 years. She is honest and loyal to everyone who sits in her chair. She prides herself in taking care of her clients like they are her own family. She goes above and beyond for every single client with her full heart. 

She is extremely passionate about her work and loves the opportunity to customize each client’s hair.  She goes above and beyond to further her education by attending classes all over the country. Kim has been fortunate enough to be a part of New York Fashion Week and has been featured in Modern Salon Magazine. She is also an educator within our salon and helps to take our new talent from good to great!

Outside of the salon you can find her hiking with her dog or playing with her 2 cats- she is an animal lover! She also speaks fluent Korean!

Farzaneh Mokhtari (Farzi)

Senior Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2004

Ever since Farzi was a child in Iran, she has aspired and dreamed about being a hair stylist. When she moved to America in 2002 she promised herself that she was going to fulfill her dream and become a professional hair stylist. Farzi has done just that at Free Spirit Salon. She works hard to make her clients happy and comfortable and provides top notch customer service. She loves the industry because of the people she gets to meet. She loves that she can hear many stories and make close friends along the way. Outside of the salon you can find Farzi with her three beautiful children, cooking, or helping at her church.

 

See some of Farzi’s work on Instagram @farziatfreespirit or @free_spirithair 

Morgan
Dewald

Senior Stylist & Extensions Specialist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2014

Morgan has been in the industry for 10 years and specializes in lived-in color and balayage. She is also sew-in and K-Tip extension certified.

Morgan creates a calm environment for people to relax while getting their customized color done. She is committed to  find out exactly what her clients are looking for with their color.

She is a fantastic colorist and can help you with any of your color, highlighting, or balayage needs. She loves to keep up with current trends in the industry and thinks it is so fun to track the changes in the industry through social media.

She serves as a mentor, coach, and on our leadership team inside Free Spirit Salon. 

Outside of work you can find her planting flowers in her garden or playing with her goat, or finding a new project to tackle! 

Cici
Shapiro

Senior Stylist & Assistant Educator

Free Spirit Professional since: 2014

Cici has been a member of the Free Spirit Team for 10 years! She has trained and specializes in lived-in blonde, bronde balayages and is a master at haircutting. 

One thing that she absolutely loves about what she does is building strong connections with her clients and making them feel and look their best. She enjoys working with her clients to create looks that fit them and their daily lives. She is always learning new techniques and product knowledge through continued education every year. Cici is our Education Assistant and trains upcoming talent in the salon company. 

When she is not at the salon, she is hanging out with her their 3 dogs! She enjoys live music, sporting events, and hanging out with family and friends. Get to know Cici more at your next appointment

Kristy Ries

Senior Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2021

Acclaimed Master Stylist with 21 years of experience in precision cutting for women, men and children. Internationally trained in London with Toni & Guy specializing in Hair Coloring including Balayage, Color Melting, and the very latest in unique highlighting techniques.

My clients enjoy Blowouts and Hair Styling, Keratin Smoothing/Straightening Treatments & Brow, Lip, and Cheek Waxing. Kristy’s expertise covers Wedding and Fashion, busy Professionals on-the-go, or families of all sizes.
When I am not working my magic in the salon, I am spending time with my two boys, Daniel and Jude.

Elena
Abramyan

Senior Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2012

Aside from being amazing at everything she does, Elena is our Updo queen and specializes in bridal hair and specialty styling.

Elena prides herself on constant education. She is continuously looking to enhance her cutting and coloring skills by travelling to places like California, New York, and Europe to learn from the best. She is extremely close to her family and can be found embracing them every minute she is not at the salon. She also speaks both Russian and English.

Before getting into the hair industry, she worked in the fashion industry. She can still always be found wearing a cute, stylish outfit.

Adriana
Gonzalez

Senior Stylist & Colorist

Free Spirit Professional since: 1995

Adriana has been with Free Spirit Salon since our inception in 1995 and has generously helped in many facets of the salon including being a colorist.

Adriana has a passion for coloring hair, which began early on in her career. Since then, she prides herself in helping others to experience her passion for color. She loves to make people feel beautiful and loves the idea of getting to create new looks for clients.

Outside of work you can find Adriana watching movies or singing shows on TV!

Kelly
Landmesser

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2014

Kelly joined Free Spirit Salon in 2014 and has since grown to be an integral part of our team.

She decided to get into the hair industry because she loves to help people realize how beautiful they are! She loves doing hair. It’s been her passion since she was 5 years old. No one will care more about you and your hair more than her. Kelly is always striving to keep up with the trends in industry by attending education both inside and outside of the salon regularly. Outside of the salon, you can find Kelly travelling the world, hanging out with her family, or playing with her dog!

Kelly’s most proud career moment was when her first project she worked on was nominated for NAHA. 

Coley
Cohen

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2007

Coley is one of the most passionate and happy people you will ever meet!

Her passion and love for hair shows in every client that she does. She was inspired to get into the hair industry because of the artistry. She loves to create customized art for each of her guests to wear! Coley is always looking to learn and loves the education that she receives at Free Spirit Salon.

Outside of work you can find Coley spending time with her 3 kids, painting, reading, or nerding out over history.  She is also learning ASL to better communicate with her deaf son and the community. If she did not do hair she would be a historian or own a book shop!

chelsea
stallings

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2019

Chelsea has been a stylist for almost 15 years and is passionate about people and making them look and feel their best. 

Chelsea has received many certifications and has participated in tons of continuing education throughout her career. She is certified in tape-in extensions and vivid colors. 

Chelsea also has a degree in Graphic Design and has always had a passion for art. 

Jensen
Mathews

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2018

Jensen has been apart of our team for over 5 years now. Her story is a cool one: a while ago she messed up her hair trying to do it herself from a YouTube tutorial and it was not cute lol. Seeing how her hairstylist was able to make it look so beautiful again was the aha moment for her and she knew she wanted to do the same thing for others! She has always been super into the aesthetics of things and she has really taken that view into doing hair. To her every head of hair is like an art project and she loves the process of collaborating with her clients to create looks that have the wow factor. She loves keeping up with any current trends and really values continued education to give her clients  that wow factor again and again! Behind the chair she loves doing balayage/lived in colors, haircuts, high contrast color, and anything in the shag/mullet family.

Fun Facts about Jensen: She was a dancer for 16 years and can do a cartwheel with no hands! She also loves wigs, makeup, photography, and videography!

Aubrey
Jeter

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2021

Aubrey’s highest priority is customer service. She is genuine and honest about your concerns and what is achievable for you. She wants you to be in love with your hair and understand why and what we are doing to best suit you and your lifestyle. At the end of the day you are the one who lives with your hair, so as long as you’re happy, she is happy! 

Aubrey’s greatest career accomplishment to date is being one of the fastest team members to get promoted from a level one to a level two stylist in company history! 

Fun facts about Aubrey: She has a bachelor’s of business administration in management, she  always has fun and creative nails, and she did a study abroad in college and loves traveling.

Hayley
Hegi

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2021

Hayley is absolutely obsessed with hair and connecting with people! She is a lover of all things balayage, blondes, lived in color, vivids, and fun and funky cuts! Her priority is hair health and helping people find the right ways to have the best hair in the salon and at home!

Hayley’s most proud career moment is  being chosen as a SEHA 2023 finalist in the category of newcomer stylist.

Outside of Free Spirit you can find Hayley with her 2 cats, acting, or doing makeup! 



Petri
Gomez

Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2023

Petri is a stylist at Free Spirit Salon and graduated from The Paul Mitchell School in Atlanta, GA! She has over 2 years of experience behind the chair and specializes in color and highlights. Before joining Free Spirit Salon, she worked in a salon that specialized in latino hair! She has a lot of experience with textured hair and lightening services. 

Petri is also bilingual and speaks Spanish! She would love to speak in Spanish with you during your appointment if you’d like! 🙂

She is excited to meet all of the wonderful clients of Free Spirit Salon!

Michelle
Cornejo

Jr. Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2021

Michelle has been perfecting her craft on our team. She has gone through extensive cutting classes with Kim and has invested a lot of time in making sure she is prepared to create beautiful looks for you. She is most passionate about lived-in color and highlights and would love to chat with you about creating a look that you love that is also realistic for your everyday life. 

She graduated from the Paul Mitchell Esani in Alpharetta, GA! 

Michelle has been working alongside Morgan and Elena inside the salon and has loved getting to learn each of their unique techniques that she can apply to her clients. 



Anita-Mist
Gunnarsson

Jr. Stylist

Free Spirit Professional since: 2022

Anita-Mist is a passionate stylist that has been perfecting her craft for almost 4 years. She is very invested in learning and takes pride in continued education. She is  versatile in her offerings to clients and is always striving to keep up with the latest trends. She loves performing blonding services and would love to do your next highlight or balayage. 

She graduated from Toni and Guy and also attended makeup school in Iceland in 2019! 

She is Icelandic but was born and raised in Boston, MA

Support Team

Shadi
K

Front of House Manager and Sr. Guest Services

Free Spirit Professional since: 2006

Shadi has been a dedicated and beloved Sr. Guest Services Coordinator at Free Spirit Salon for 14 years.

She is well-known for her kind, willing spirit and works hard to help make clients happy! Shadi says that her favorite part about working at Free Spirit Salon is “Meeting and interacting with all of our clients.” It is her goal to ensure guests have the best possible experience in our salon from the moment you call to book your appointment until you walk out looking and feeling fabulous!

Outside of work, Shadi loves to learn new languages. She currently speaks three languages and is working to learn her fourth right now!

Evelin Caballero

Guest
Services Coordinator

Free Spirit Professional since: 2018

Evelin is one of our beloved Guest Services Coordinators at Free Spirit Salon.

She was born in Mexico and raised in Atlanta, GA. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She loves that she gets to get dressed up every morning and meet new people every day.

Outside of work you can find Evelin making homemade candles, hiking, or watching movies on Netflix.

Faith
Bozer

Guest Services Coordinator

Free Spirit Professional since: 2022

Coming Soon!

Isabelle
Rudd

Assistant Manager

Free Spirit Professional since: 2023

Isabelle began her career working in the non-profit sector with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She took the people management skills and her love of making people feel their best with her in her transition to Free Spirit Salon & Aesthetics in early 2023. She joined the management team and has taken on many roles, such as inventory/ordering, resident handi-woman and filling in as needed at the front desk.

Megan
Gallardo

Salon Manager

Free Spirit Salon Professional since: 2018

Megan has always had an entrepreneurial mind and a passion for business.

She joined the salon in September of 2019 with her sights set on increasing marketing, recruitment, and client experience efforts. She has a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing from Georgia Tech.

Outside of work you can find Megan working out, enjoying the outdoors, or hanging out with her family.

Associate Team

Associate Team

Gabi, Anita-Mist and Michelle

Assisting Senior and Master Stylists

Our Associate team is the backbone of our salon company! You will see them around the salon helping support team members. If you receive services from a Senior or Master stylists, they could also assist with your shampoo, blowdry, and/or color application! They are so excited to meet you, so please do not be shy to say hello! 

Interested in Aesthetic Services?

Meet our Aesthetic Team

Margaret, Katie, and Renita

We offer a full-service medspa inside of Free Spirit!

Free Spirit Aesthetics began in October 2022 when the Free Spirit Salon management team realized there was an opportunity to offer high-end, luxury services to their customers conveniently. Free Spirit Aesthetics is Physician-owned and managed by the same team as Free Spirit Salon. The team is made up of Supervising Physician, Sheldon Lincenberg, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon; Margaret Kapasi, a trained Aesthetic Injector and Board Certified in Diabetes Management specializing in weight loss; Renita Peyton, a Nurse Practitioner and trained Aesthetic Injector; and Katie Medina, a Medical Esthetician with Laser Certification through the State of Georgia. Our goal is to create custom treatment and maintenance plans designed specifically for you, because you deserve to feel free in your own skin!

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