The team at Salon Alexandria - blonding, balayage and extensions specialists in Mount Pleasant SC

Our Team

Mount Pleasant’s Salon Alexandria started in 2006 as a mother-daughter team and has since expanded to an incredible team of stylists specializing in balayage, extensions, cuts and lived-in color.

We’re committed to perfecting the latest techniques, using state-of-the-art equipment, and maintaining the friendliest and most relaxing environment.

Scroll on to meet our amazing team.

Alex Watson

Alexandria Watson, the owner and operator of Salon Alexandria, received her training with Vidal Sassoon in London, England. She graduated with distinction in 2000 and remained in London to work with Toni and Guy.

Alex developed a special interest in color and received many accolades for her innovative style and performance. She returned to the States in 2004 settling in the Miami area where she continued her education and developed a high level of expertise.

In 2006 Alex opened her own salon in Mt Pleasant, SC. Her creative vision integrates the harmony of cut and color to create a customized look that brings out the best in her clients. 

Alex Watson - Salon Alexandria

Hunter Hendricks

Hunter Hendricks - Salon Alexandria
Hunter is a graduate of Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, Charleston and has over 6 years of styling experience. She loves to show her creative side and says she does that best from behind the chair.

Hunter is such a people person and prefers to be in a fun and energetic space surrounded by people full of good energy! She strives to make her clients feel happy and more beautiful with every visit to her chair. We know you will love Hunter as much as we do!

Hunter is certified in Invisible Bead Extensions, Harlow Hair Extensions and Tape-In method extensions.

Melissa Furman

Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Salon Alexandria. She trained and worked in the New York and Metro area for 6 years before moving to South Carolina in 2014.

Melissa is unquestionably one of the best cutting stylists in this area. She is always focused on incorporating today’s trends and styles into a complete salon experience for her valued customers. Come in and test her for yourself!

Melissa Furman - Salon Alexandria

Cierra Bowles

Meet Cierra! Cierra is a fun loving, free spirit from Boston, Massachusetts. Cierra’s specialities include lived-in balayage and foil work to achieve bright and beautiful blondes and dimensional sultry brunettes. Her blowouts not only showcase the hair she’s done, but leave clients feeling they’re best. She’s adventurous, always wanting to travel and see the world. You’ll want to book with Cierra for great hair and a good time in her chair!

Taylor Howard

Meet Taylor, the hairstylist who recently brought her passion and skills from Atlanta to Mount Pleasant! She is an Aveda Institute graduate with more than 7+ years of experience behind the chair with a specialty in blonding, balayage, and bridal hair. She is all about creating looks that fit her clients’ personalities and styles. Taylor’s warm and approachable nature makes her a breeze to work with, and she genuinely loves making women feel confident and beautiful. Looking for a stylist who brings fun and freshness to every appointment? Look no further – Taylor is your go-to girl for a hair transformation that’s sure to wow!

Lorren Parks

Lorren Parks - Salon Alexandria
Lorren recently joined Salon Alexandria in 2022. A Charleston local, she has spent most of her career in Johns Island, close to where she grew up. Aside from being a hairdresser she is a portrait artist, painting celebrities and doggos, but more often her canvas is your beautiful hair.

She enjoys all things in the beauty industry, from mens haircuts to makeup, with a specialty in blonding services.

Lorren looks forward to meeting you soon!

Jordan Spears

After completing her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Jordan served in law enforcement for a few years before ultimately pursuing her passion for cosmetology. While her talents are well rounded, her specialties include lightening services, multi dimensional colors, and precision cutting. Jordan takes the time to really listen to each client’s request in order to bring their hair goals to life.

When she’s not creating beautiful hair, you can find her outdoors and listening to music.

Jordan at Salon Alexandria

Ava Capogrosso

Ava Capogrosso Salon Alexandria
Ava was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She moved here six years ago but still has that Northern spunk. When she’s not at the salon you can find her on the boat or at the beach.

​She loves incorporating her love for the outdoors into her hair creations; including balayage, highlights, and sun-kissed colors.

Ava also enjoys creating trendy social media content with her clients to make their salon experience fun and entertaining.

If you are looking for a talented easy going stylist, book with Ava!

Mady Swygert

Mady joined salon Alexandria right after graduating cosmetology school in 2022. She apprenticed at Salon Alexandria before moving onto the floor this year. She grew up in Summerville with 6 siblings and she loves to be around her family all the time. When she isn’t behind the chair creating beautiful blondes, you can find her shopping or on a beach with her friends!
Mady Salon Alexandria

Hunt Watson

Hunt Salon Alexandria
Meet Hunt, a mane magician in Charleston, SC. He has a zest for life and an enthusiasm for balayage. Armed with a master’s degree and a burning desire to create beauty, Hunt’s journey led him from school counseling to painting hair dreams. Hunt looks forward to working his magic on you at your next appointment!

Olivia & Abby

Olivia is one of our newest apprentices joining salon Alexandria. Born in Rhode Island and raised here in Charleston, she is ecstatic to be joining our team and to be working with our clients!

She’s a musician who also loves astrology! Her favorite services she performs on her clientele are lived-in looks and hair extensions. She is Maria Rose certified in Hand-tied Wefts, no-sew wefts and k-tip extensions! She looks forward to learning from our talented stylists and growing her knowledge, experience and clientele with us! 

Abby is a new addition to our team who is joining us as an apprentice. Originally from Colorado she enjoys the warm weather and beaches South Carolina has to offer. 

She has a very outgoing personality and loves making people feel their best inside and out. While highlights, balayage, and extensions may be her thing, she also enjoys doing mens cuts and is eager for her start in the beauty industry!

Olivia and Abby - apprentices at Salon Alexandria

Lola LaVecchia

Lola LaVecchia - Salon Alexandria

Hi! I’m Lola, the face behind the phone! I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I followed my family to Charleston because I fell in love with the lowcountry. When I’m not in the salon you can find me on the beach, with friends, or playing with my dogs. I love helping clients schedule their appointments and meet all their needs. I really look forward to seeing you in the salon!