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Melanie Jacobs

Owner, Stylist & Lead Educator

Melanie, co-owner of Deep Roots ATX Salon, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.  In 2011, after spending some time in teaching, banking, and becoming a stay at home Mom, Melanie decided it was time to attend cosmetology school in pursuit of a career as a stylist. 

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Robert Sparrow

Stylist & Lead Educator

Robert embodies the passion of teaching and education. He joined the industry over a decade ago and swiftly found his place as an educator. In his continuing quest to gather knowledge, he is consistently searching out new and innovative ways to hone his craft.


Alexa Shipley

Stylist & Educator

Alexa, a Texan native, has been a stylist for over 5 years, following her childhood dream of working with hair. She enrolled in cosmetology school at Baldwin Beauty School, abandoning the idea of pursuing a college degree. After completing her education, she sought an apprenticeship with Melanie Jacobs,

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Lo Davis

Stylist & Lead Educator

Lo was born and grew up in San Diego, California. She started attending Cosmetology school in Temecula, California in 2015 and soon graduated on the Dean’s List from Paul Mitchell The School.

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Mashid Baghaei

Stylist & Educator

Mahshid Baghaei started her career in the beauty industry with the brave choice to pack up and move from Alabama to New York at 23. She landed an intense and competitive apprenticeship at the Louis Licari Salon on 5th Avenue.


Spencer Thompson

Stylist & Educator

Spencer is a native-born Austinite and has been working behind the chair since he was 18. Spencer discovered his passion at a young age while doing his sister’s hair before school every day. He insisted she had to have the best hair in the class!

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Mandy Johnson

Stylist & Lead Educator

Mandy Johnson is a self-proclaimed hair magician. She has been officially in the beauty industry since 2006. Her passion for hair and makeup started from a very young age,

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Angie Cheatham

Stylist & Educator

Angie was a quirky kid. An only child, nature was her comfort. She was the kid that cut all of her Barbie’s hair. Fast forward to the week before high school began. Angie had the great idea to get a body wave perm!

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Kourtnie Torres

Stylist & Educator

With a passion for all things beauty, design, and art, Kourtnie knew by the age of 8 she was called to become a hairstylist. Kourtnie was born in California, but as a military child, she eventually settled in Copperas Cove, TX after several moves around the country. 

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