Lauren Cooper

Lauren has been a hair stylist for over 13 years. During her tenure as a stylist, she’s been trained and certified in a multitude of color lines and techniques including Davines, Wella, Italy, Tigi, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Kevin Murphy, Kerantin Complex, Global Keratin, Sunlight’s Balayage, and others. She is constantly looking for the newest and latest trends to best meet her clients needs, all while keeping their hair beautiful and uncompromised. She knows what works and what doesn’t, and has implemented that knowledge into her skillset.

Lauren believes the most important aspect of the salon industry is continued education. She believes Alexander Graham Bell said it best when he stated, “There cannot be mental atrophy in any person who continues to observe, to remember what he observes, and to seek answers for his unceasing hows and whys about things.”

Her promise to her clients is to bring them the very best of the hair industry straight to her chair.

Sarah Gartrell

Sarah has over 10 years of experience as a stylist. 

She is balayage certified from @thebusinessofbalayage. She has trained under educators at Paul Mitchell, Kevin Murphy, Davines, and Redken. She is also certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing System.

She has continued her education to assist each guest in developing a personal and unique style and to transform their vision into reality. She will help you understand you specific hair care needs.

Sarah thrives in the dynamic industry of hair. She has a wide variety of clientele and while she enjoys BIG transformations and fashion colors, she specializes in creates a more organic balayage for her clients.

Her goal is to make every visit a positive experience for you. She will create a style that serves as both function and fashion to make you look and feel your best. There’s nothing more gratifying than making someone feel great about themselves. She looks forward to working with you.

Jesse Gallagher

Jesse has been a hairstylist for 17 years.

He has been trained under educators from Redken, Matrix, Logics, Socolor, and Paul Mitchell. He specializes in custom cuts for women and men; personalized coloring in all techniques. He has 9 years experience with Paul Mitchell color.

He considers himself lucky to have such a fun and creative job that serves both artistic and practical purposes. It is very important to him to make his clients feel confident and comfortable throughout their service; therefore, a thorough consultation is always part of the appointment. He can customize your cut, color, and style to suit your lifestyle.

Baylea Joanne

Baylea has only been a licensed stylist for a little over a year. After her 3 year stint in Houston, she made her way back home to Mississippi to start her career and to be back with family!

She is a Paul Mitchell of Houston, TX Alumni where she had the honor of receiving education and training from people in our industry such as Robert Cromeans, Winn Claybaugh, Matt Beck and James Vincent. She was part of the hair and makeup team for the Women’s Expo of Houston, Vietfest, World of Dance and has been featured on CW39 News.

She has also trained under educators for Tigi Professional, Matrix, Redken, Wella and EasiHair Pro hand tied extensions.

Baylea loves any and everything that is blonding but at the end of the day, she just wants her hands in hair! She believes that integrity is of utmost importance; in hair and in life. She takes pride in being someone her clients can trust and count on. People don’t buy goods and services. They buy relationships, stories and MAGIC!

Kaylyn Gartrell

Kaylyn has been in the creative arts industry for 10 1/2 years. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in General Theatre. Having a background in hair and makeup, she decided to further he career in cosmetology. Kaylyn studied at Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails, and Cosmetology.

She is in love with the hair industry, and is thankful for the opportunities that have come her way. She has experience working with Redken and Paul Mitchell color lines, and is looking forward to expanding her education in other lines. Kaylyn specialized in balayages, but also enjoys doing color and making the client feel and look great.

She is thrilled to be working at Refinery Salon and doing hair that embodies the client’s vision.

Zoe Barfoot

Zoe has always been passionate about the beauty industry. From studying fashion design at Mississippi State University to finally falling in love with hair design.

Zoe started as front desk for Refinery in 2019 where she realized that the hair industry is the place for her. She wanted to do exactly what the stylists were doing all day every day, watching in admiration. When she realized she wanted to go to cosmetology school, she began shadowing the stylists at Refinery to soak up every opportunity to learn. She is a graduate of Mississippi Institute of Cosmetology and has now been in the industry for a year and a half.

Zoe enjoys services that involve blonding and color transformations. She enjoys working with all lengths and textures. She believes that hair plays a major factor in how people feel about themselves. Her goal is to make them feel as beautiful and as authentic to their true selves a

s possible. Zoe is also in love with anything involving hair extensions! She specializes in custom clip in extensions and also offers tape in extension services. Zoe is also certified in Brazilian Blowouts.From being in theatre, modeling, and designing for Mississippi State’s Fashion Board, she has become skilled in theatre, pageant, and photography makeup and hair. She is currently focused on the hair aspect of the beauty industry but is hoping to branch out to makeup artistry soon.