Myrna has proudly owned Emporium for 24 years. She is an expert in all hair types and services, and has been an AVEDA mentor for many years. She has thoroughly trained our staff with her expertise in styling, cutting, color, and the AVEDA lifestyle.
Matthew has had his Master Cosmetologist license for 14 years and has worked at Emporium for 11 of those years. He specializes in short hair cuts and curly hair, as well as formulating the perfect AVEDA color. He has been an Athens Flagpole Favorite Stylist for 6 years in a row! He is basically a tour guide for Athens, so he's a great person to talk to if you're new to the area!
Stylist Jessica Allen is from Colbert, Georgia. She attended Athens Tech where she earned her associates’ degree in cosmetology and has since been in the industry for six years. Jessica’s favorite things to do in the salon are balayage, color melt, and up-do’s, and her favorite product here at AVEDA is the Dry Remedy Oil. Jessica’s favorite thing about Athens is the small town feel of the city and when she isn’t in the salon, Jessica loves to be with her family!
Molly St. Clair
Stylist Molly St. Clair is from Toccoa, Georgia. Molly started taking cosmetology classes while in high school and finished her education at Athens Tech. She spent one year as an apprentice and has been with us at Emporium for three years. Molly currently has AVEDA Certificates in AVEDA Productivity, Intro to Salon Styling, and Full Spectrum (Solutions, Systems, & Deep Fusion). In 2015 and 2016, she attended Catwalk for Water, AVEDA’s campaign for clean water. Her favorite things to do in the salon are blondes, balayage, and blow outs! When asked about her favorite AVEDA products, Molly says, “All of them! Especially Dry Remedy Oil and Shampure Dry Shampoo.” Molly loves the local musicians and food here in Athens, and while not working, she loves hiking, golfing, and being outdoors!
Jordan Adams is our stylist from Toccoa, Georgia. Jordan began her cosmetology education while in high school and continued to Athens Technical College where she earned her license. She also has earned certificates in AVEDA Color Systems and AVEDA Color Solution. Jordan’s favorite services to do for her clients are balayage, men’s cuts, and short women's cuts. Her favorite AVEDA products are Shampure Dry Shampoo and Texture Tonic. In her free time, some of Jordan’s favorite things to do are play with her dog and be outside!
Sarah is originally from Tullahoma, Tennessee and has been experimenting with her own hair since she was twelve. In 2014 she graduated from Georgia Beauty Academy and began working at a salon in Dalton, Georgia. Sarah's favorite hair services are color melts, men's cuts, short cuts, and fashion colors. Her favorite AVEDA products are Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner, Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Cream, and Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. When away from Emporium, Sarah enjoys spending her time hiking, camping, reading, riding her segway, and making sure her cats don't get into too much trouble. Be sure to get Sarah to take you on a sensory chakra journey the next time you stop in!
Brittany is the most recent addition to the Emporium family. She is from Dewy Rose, GA and went to cosmetology school at Athens Tech. She graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA! Today, she has 5 years of experience, and loves doing color and short haircuts. Her favorite AVEDA products are Smooth Infusion Straightening Gloss and Damage Remedy Mask. Outside of the salon, Brittany enjoys painting, craft making, and fishing. In Athens, Brittany's favorite things to do are shop downtown and cheer on the Dawgs!
General Manager: Kori Oexmann
Kori Oexmann is our General Manager from Snellville, Georgia. Kori attended Athens Tech, where she earned her degree in marketing, as well as earning her cosmetology license from the AVEDA institute in Atlanta. With over 10 years experience in the salon industry, Kori has expanded her knowledge by training in AVEDA, Schwarzkopf, Bumble & Bumble, and Moroccan Oil product lines. She has earned certificates in Keratin treatments, balayage, AVEDA Mentor, and AVEDA Cut & Color. Her favorite hair service to do for her clients is foil highlights and her favorite AVEDA product is Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. While she’s not in the salon, Kori enjoys playing outside with her two boys and spending her free time at the beach.
All of our stylists work as a team, ensuring that you leave happy. Our guests always feel comfortable sitting in any stylists' chair if their regular stylist is not available. We respect the integrity of your hair, striving to make it as lavish as possible. We stand by our AVEDA mission: "Caring for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society."