AboutWe welcome you to Mayapple Salon and Spa, and we assure you that you’re in good hands. When you come to us for hair or spa services, you receive a full attentive consultation, during which we truly get to know your lifestyle, personality, hair type and facial structure. We take into consideration your hair concerns and your styling routine when we come up with the perfect cut and color to suit you. Here at Mayapple, we appreciate and celebrate differences, and we do our absolute best to bring out the gorgeous inner you, so you leave feeling fabulous and looking fabulous. We believe everyone deserves to feel beautiful, so our prices are very reasonable. We love volunteering for local charity fundraisers benefiting Youth Bridge and Peace at Home Family Shelter. We want your experience to be a little different here than in other salons or spas. You can drink green tea, sangria with organic berries, or perhaps a PBR, as you peruse our boutique, try out our makeup lines, and marvel at our unique art and decor. Sit and read European style magazines while you’re waiting, and get some ideas. If you want to bring your children, we have a box full of toys and books to entertain them while you’re getting styled. We thank you for checking us out, and hope to have you in our chair soon!
The Mayapple Girls
Melissa Arens (mellamoss)
Born in Michigan, Mayapple Salon and Boutique Co-Owner, Stylist and Make-Up Artist Melissa Arens settled in Northwest Arkansas by way of southern California to pursue her career in hair, makeup and fashion. Mel discovered her passions for hair design, makeup artistry and fashion styling at an early age, and she attended Leon’s Career Academy of Hair Design in Springdale, Arkansas, graduating in Cosmetology in 2005. Mel has served as Fashion Show Producer and Hair and Make-Up Artist for Art Amiss for over five years, and she joined the Art Amiss Board as Fashion Director in 2010. As Fashion Director, she always is looking for new and upcoming designers to recruit to the Art Amiss collective and to feature at the biannual Art Amiss Fashion runway events. Additionally, she loves to find inspired fashion and accessory designers regionally and nationwide to showcase at Mayapple Boutique.
Additionally, she has worked as Make-Up Artist and Hair Design Instructor for N.c.K Talent Management and Stage 28 Talent Casting in Fayetteville. She was a co-producer of the inaugural Ozark Couture show, and she is a featured designer showing at NWA Fashion Week in March 2012. Mel approaches hair and make-up with creativity through color, texture and style, and she’s known for experimenting with the latest styles and trends. She is extremely versatile and works with clients to achieve optimal looks, whether bold, eccentric designs for the runway or themed editorial statements for print. At Mayapple Salon & Boutique, she provides salon services, cosmetics consulting, makeovers, color matching and color correction for both everyday looks and special events. Her specialties include all types of hair color and highlighting techniques, wedding styles and all-occasion makeup artistry.
“I love interpreting hair and makeup design from an artistic point of view while enhancing people’s natural beauty,” Mel said. Mel’s styling work has appeared on runways across Arkansas for such high-profile events as Designer’s Choice Fashion Preview, KNWA Ladies’ Night Out and Ozark Couture, as well as on national television for Inside Edition and ESPN. Her makeup and hair design clients include Lauren Embree Jewelry, Northwest Arkansas Heart Association and Maybelline Cosmetics.
Andi Wise (andiwise)
A Northwest Arkansas native, Andi loves to make people look and feel good. Since starting her career in 2004, Andi has not lost her passion for learning and growing in the fashion and beauty industry. Andi is a versatile stylist who is not afraid to experiment with the latest trends or products. Andi is a certified Pure Artist, specializing in color correction. She can carve out a mean pixie or help you stylize your long locks. A curly hair expert, Andi uses the Devachon/ Lorraine Massey, curly girl method of cutting and styling. An experienced makeup artist for special events, photo shoots, and runway shows; Andi can find the perfect look for your special day.
Amanda Hallam (AmandaKay)
Amanda Hallam began her career as a hair stylist in 2006, in Fayetteville, AR where she grew up. She then relocated to northern Arizona where she worked as a stylist for two years before returning to her hometown in 2010. Amanda specializes in Davines Color and also works as a Davines Color Educator for Modern Salon Services. She shares the Davines belief that “Beauty can save the world”, encouraging us to take care of ourselves, each other, and the world in which we live. She has a passion for all facets of the industry, including color, cutting, styling for weddings and special occasions, and keratin texture services. Amanda takes her time with each and every client listening to their concerns and desires for their hair. She has always had an artistic talent which she combines with strong technical skill to create a style that is not only a reflection of their unique inner beauty but a wearable style they can be proud to show off everyday.
Daryl Lee (darbot)
As Mayapple’s newest stylist, I’m ready for anything. Whether it be a super fly men’s haircut where you take a trip to “handsome town”, a pretty shellac manicure or a beautiful up-do for a special event, I want to make my clients look and feel great.