SOCA Premier Stylist
Tennelle is a veteran Master Stylist with more than 16 years behind the chair and has traveled around the country furthering her education and knowledge of the beauty industry with world known hairstylists-educators such as Nick Arrojo, Frederic Fakai, Oscar Bond (Hittori Hanzo), Nogodar Martinez (Aquage), Sam Villa (Redken), Howard McLaren (R+Co), in addition to many others. Tennelle offers a vast wealth of knowledge to not only her team of elite stylists but all her guests. Tennelle's hair art was recently featured in the magazine LATEST HAIRSTYLES.
Tennelle specializes in Woman’s Cuts and Color (balayage, free hand painting, highlights), hair extensions (tape in, sew in and Keraflex), Straightening/Smoothing treatments. Tennelle holds more that 30 certifications which include Brazilian Blowout Smoothing treatments, Keratin Complex Treatments, Hotheads Hair Extensions, Kevin Murphy COLOUR I.D, Paul Mitchell Business series and the list continues. Tennelle’s passion for hair is endless. Tennelle enjoys spending all of her free time with her family~4 boys who keep her busy on the ball courts and baseball fields and when she isn’t there, you can bet you will find her somewhere in Disney World.
Assistant Manager (Roan St.)
Madison has more than 15 years behind the chair. She is a natural talent and if you are looking for some glamorous hair and nails that are all the things- you will want to book with her!
She is a certified educator in nails and a master licensed educator with her skills in hair. Madison is certified in DreamCatcher Hair Extenstion.
Madison is married with one little boy who is the light of her life.
Assistant Manager (The Loft)
Topanga Sonekeo is an out-going, fun loving hairstylist. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and two fur babies. She loves to travel to snowboard and see new places. After high school, she worked two jobs to save money to move to Knoxville, TN, to start her journey at Paul Mitchell. She moved back to Johnson City after obtaining her license and is currently enrolled in barber school at Crown Cutz Academy. Topanga is passionate about creating a positive salon experience and stunning art making each guest feel beautiful.
Ayden is a graduate of Craigs Crown Cutz where he specializes in gentlemen's services such as fades and facial care. Ayden has traveled around the country educating with some of the most renowned Barber's and Cosmetologists in the industry.
Although hair has always been Ayden's passion, prior to Barbering, Ayden focused on his education and played collegiate Basketball. Ayden focuses on all gentlemen's services as well as women's cuts. When he is not behind the chair, you can find Ayden spending time with his dog Draco, on the basketball court or with his Family.
Hair Extension Specialist
Lash Extension Artist
Maci is a graduate from Premier Cosmetology Academy. She has a passion for making her guests feel beautiful and confident. She specializes in color such as highlighting, all over color, and vivid colors. In her down time while she isn’t in the salon, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves to be outside. She is also a momma to 4 fur babies.
Kayla graduated from the Paul Mitchell School-Knoxville and found her true niche for all things color.
Kayla specializes in blonding and vivids/fashion colors. She is always continuing her education to stay up-to-date on the latest trends! Kayla spent 5 years in healthcare before she finally followed her dreams to become a hairstylist!
Ever since she was a little girl, makeup and hair has always made her happy.
Kayla enjoys traveling, the beach, disney and drinking too much coffee.
If she's not in the salon, then you will find her at a car meet, on the dragon with her family and friends or shopping
Kayla is a Mama before anything, fur mama and wife.
ALL are welcome in her chair!
Elizabeth is a graduate of Exalt Academy and enjoys hair color in all magnitudes. Elizabeth strives to make every guest's experience while in her chair, the best one yet so they can feel like the best version of themselves. Her goal is to enhance your true authentic self. When she's not behind the chair, you can find Elizabeth at home binge watching true crime shows.
Chetna graduated Belladonna’s Academy in 2019. She started out in healthcare but her true passion has always been in the beauty industry. She specializes in cuts, color, makeup application, and formal hairstyles. Always advancing her skills by continuing education on the latest trends in the industry she has grown to become an experienced stylist. Chetna loves to finish off her haircuts and colors with a big bouncy blowout. She specializes in highlights, balayage, and lived in color. When she’s not in the chair she loves to read. Chill with some music, cook, and spend time with her family!
Michelle is an eclectic Master Stylist who has been doing hair 30 years. Michelle specializes in Women and Men’s Color and Cuts. Michelle is a Certified Redken Color Specialist. Rest assured, your locks are in good hands when trusting in Michelle not to mention her charismatic personality will certainly keep you entertained. Michelle also specializes in men’s clipper cuts. When Michelle isn’t behind the chair, you will most likely find her with one of her many furbaby's or significant other scouting out new ventures.
Guest Relations Coordinator
Leah has worked in Customer Service for over 15 years and after taking some time off to enjoy being a momma to her 2 children, she was ready to rejoin the workforce. She is a basketball, soccer and an arts mom. She was just remarried in 2021 to her best friend. Leah has been a decade long guest of Tennelle's since before SOCA existed. She is excited to learn new things and expand her knowledge base in the cosmetology field.
Esthetician/Lash Extension Specialist
Specialist Darlene was a dental assistant for 25 years and decided on a career change. Esthetics was very intriguing for her because of the ability to impact people’s lives and increase there self confidence. Darlene is a single mother of two and has 3 dogs and a cat. Being able to do something she loves everyday in addition to meeting new people, solidifies her decision that making a career change was best regardless of what stage in life you may be. Darlene specializes in Dermaplaning, Eyelash extensions, Facials and waxing. Darlene is very tentative to detail and assumes great pride in her meticulous work.
Amber is an independent nail artist in Johnson City, TN. She graduated from Jenny Lea Academy and is current on all the latest nail styles! Amber specialize in all types of nail extensions and is also proficient in gel and acrylic products. She loves doing long nails and coming up with unique designs for every clients style, all while making sure the natural nail stays as healthy as possible. Amber truly strives to give everyone the confidence boost that comes with a killer set of nails!