About Us

We welcome you to Mayapple Salon, and we assure you that you’re in good hands. When you come to us for hair 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 want your experience to be a little different here than in other salons. 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. We thank you for checking us out, and hope to have you in our chair soon!

Our Stylists

Melissa Arens

Senior Stylist

Melissa was born and raised in MI and then traveled the states with her family settling in the LA area. She has been in Fayetteville since high school but continues to have a deep Love for the West coast and visits a cpl Times a year.

She has been licensed in cosmetology since 2005 and has a history in Aveda concept salons. Melissa is owner at Mayapple Salon. She has over 10 years experience with editorial/runway work, including being the fashion director for the local non profit Artamiss (producing art related runway shows in the community) and helping start up NWAFW and The Black Apple Awards. She has written a fashion column for the local paper The Fayetteville Free Weekly as well as had featured works in The Idle Class local art magazine.

Although Melissa’s passion lies in Editorial and Runway hair and makeup, she still enjoys (more then ever, and is very grateful for) doing “every day hair” including full service cuts and colors on her loyal local down to earth clientele.

Amanda Hallam

Senior Stylist

Amanda began her career as a hair stylist in 2005, in Fayetteville, AR where she grew up. She then relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona where she worked as a stylist for two years before returning to NWA in 2010. Amanda also works as an Advanced Color Trainer and Artistic Team member for Davines, an eco-friendly beauty company based out of Parma, Italy. She has a sincere passion for all facets of the industry and understands the importance of continuing education. Amanda balances her life "behind the chair" while also traveling to teach classes and receive training from some of the top International Stylists in our industry.

She offers Traditional and Specialty Color Services such as Free Hand Painting, Flamboyage, Davines Mask Color and ammonia free A New Colour. She has been trained in the "Dry Cutting" method by world famous stylist Mike Karg and approaches Hair Cutting more as sculpting. Amanda loves working with all textures of hair and is a "Curly Hair" Specialist. In addition she enjoys styling for weddings and special occasions, photo shoots and fashion events. She also offers Keratin Smoothing Treatments and Well Being treatments to address specific anomales of the hair and scalp.

Amanda has always had an artistic niche which she combines with strong technical skill. She takes time with each and every client. She listens to their desires and concerns to create styles that are not only a reflection of their unique inner beauty, but also wearable, healthy and functional. She believes in the Davines mantra of “Beauty Sustainability” meaning “Beauty can save the World”, encouraging us to take care of Ourselves, the Environment, and the Things We Love.


Senior Stylist

Born, raised, and trained in Seattle, Stylist Roxie Hunt been customizing hairdos for over 10 years. From young hipsters to old hippies and everyone in between, she specializes in hip, custom, low-maintainance ‘dos that totally suit one’s face, lifestyle and personality. After three years at Seattle’s most fabulous salon Vain, Roxie moved to Fayetteville and opened Mayapple Salon and Boutique with a mission to provide a comfortable, fun environment where anyone can feel at home. She founded Mayapple based on the concept of a place where getting one’s hair done is fun, exciting and relaxed—all at the same time.

Roxie is back at home in Seattle and has started the popular hair resource How To Hair Girl, but still comes back to visit Mayapple from time to time.

Juliana Jessing

Senior Stylist

Juliana Jessing is a published master stylist from California’s diverse Bay Area. Her career in the beauty industry spans 18 years. She began as a session stylist and special-effects make up artist in the early 2000’s. From there she was trained at Zenzi’s Academy in the heart of San Francisco in hair design. She spent years mastering her craft doing hair in the Bay Area, and Portland, Oregon. She offers a wide range of hair services some of which include color correction, creative color design, dry cutting and sculptured curly cuts. She is also a former salon owner. I addition to her hair skills she is also a painter and earring designer. Consultations are an important part her repertoire as each and every client deserves a custom experience. Some of her favorite color products include Pravana Color and Olaplex. Ask about her online booking system, it’s a quick and easy way to view pricing, services and portfolio pictures. Instagram: @julianajessinghair