Cherryl Gryder

Owner/Lead Stylist

In my twenty plus years as a stylist, I have honed in on my creative talent into an art form…and in the process, developed a devoted list of clients. My staff and I are committed to making the atmosphere at Shine warm and inviting, and most importantly, client focused.

“Being a stylist doesn’t mean experimentation without regard to who is in your chair,” says Gryder. “Every face shape is different. Hair texture, integrity of the hair and manageability for the client must all be considered. And we must listen. No one knows a client’s hair better than the client.”

Chance Thomas

Assistant Manager

Born and raised in Texas, Chance has been in the salon industry since 2010. With great love for the hair world, customer service and salon management. Making sure each client that comes through the door has wonderful experience at SHINE is his top priority. He wants you to leave Looking Good, Feeling Good and SHINING.

Taylor Laurell

Stylist/Make-up Artist

I am always interested in staying on top of new trends. 


All my life I've truly care about making others happy. I am patient and kind in order to make sure I am able to provide the best possible experience for my clients. Participating in continuing education allows me to stay on top of new trends and techniques. I strive to create trusting relationships with clients as well as to work with all types of people, because I really do enjoy getting to know my clients and find out what makes them shine. This industry has allowed for me to grow in so many ways.

Jessica Garnica


My name is Jessica Garnica. I started off my career 4 years ago at Toni&GUY, an educational UK based international salon. The apprenticeship program at Toni&GUY consisted of a 6 month intense cutting and styling program, and a 6 month coloring program, plus an additional 3 weeks to get you salon ready. Combining demonstrations, and workshops on live models. Building my own brand through the years while delivering best possible customer service has always been essential. Disciplined training has pushed my boundaries and helped me develop strong skills to perfecting my craft with a sharp eye and building relationships with clientele. Continuing education has always been an important factor to me in order to reach success, especially working in this industry. Art has always been a part of my life, and I wake up everyday happy to let my creative juices flow into my day to day work, while making other people happy in the process.

Monica Rahmutulla


I was born and raised in Houston and I will never leave. I love my city and my sports teams! I have been in the industry for over 10 years and being a stylist is my way to create walking art.

I thrive on building new meaningful relationships with my clients and making them feel beautiful inside and out.  I love attending continuing education classes to better my craft. This allows me to stay current with the new trends and techniques.

Mary Meehleder


I have been doing makeup for 5 years. I specialize in looks ranging from natural to glamorous. My true passion is making people feel confident in their skin. I’ve also been recently licensed as a cosmetologist in may of 2018. I’m so excited to get to be apart of the shine apprentice program for a year as I begin my new career!

Gabby Spruill


As a stylist at Shine, I love to offer my clients a wide range of services from maintenance to full transformations. Color is my passion and I enjoy the creativity of formulating custom color looks for anyone who sits in my chair. I strive to preform a very client focused service while still offering modern and trendy colors and styles. Come see me so we can Shine!

Jesse Hartsfield

General Manager

Originally from Austin TX, I found my passion in the Salon Industry in 2007. With a strong background in High-End Retail Management, it was an easy transition; after all your hair is the fashion accessory you wear everyday! What makes me shine is how energetic, humorous, and driven I am.  I take great pride in what I do, and with a healthy does of humor I try to bring a smile to every person I meet.  I found my true fit with Shine in the Heights and love every day I get to work with this amazing team. 


As the old saying goes "Love what you do, and you'll never work a day in your life!"

Jodee Bliss


As a fifth-generation resident of the Heights and the daughter of a hairdresser, I have been able to combine my two loves (home and hair) at Shine in the Heights!

While attending classes at the University of Houston, I enjoyed welcoming clients from behind the front desk at one of Houston's top salons. After graduating with a BS in Sociology and a minor in Mathematics, I immediately went on to earn my cosmetology license and began assisting master stylists. Learning is a passion, so I went on to receive the L’Oréal Professionnel Expert Network certification in haircolor, cutting, and finishing. I have been certified by the Business of Balayage in advanced balayage, and I am also an educator for Living Proof. I am thrilled to bring my passion for hair and advanced education to the Heights community.

Selena Delgado

Stylist/Make Up Artist/Educator

Selena began her career in the beauty industry at The Paul Mitchell School in Houston. She furthered her education and training at Toni&Guy, becoming a cutting specialist. She loves cutting pixies and men’s haircuts. She trained extensively in Goldwell color, where she pursues color corrections, vivid’s, and balayage. Her love for hair and her clients showcases in her attention to detail and patience to achieve your hair goals to become the best version of yourself. Her outgoing personality will make you feel comfortable and cared for to be able to trust her with your transformation. She’s loves seeing her clients smile after they see how beautiful their hair will SHINE!

Madison DuBois


Madison has been in the salon industry for six years. She has always had a passion for making people feel beautiful not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. She believes in developing meaningful relationships with her clients and always strives to create the perfect end result. Madison stays up to date on current trends so she can further transform her client's look. Whether it's a subtle balayage or a major hair transformation, Madison can execute any look flawlessly. In addition to her color expertise, she is also a master extension specialist certified with Dreamcatchers Extensions and Bombshell Extensions in several methods. Come see Madison so she can help make you shine!

Kyle Clement


I grew up in the suburbs of Houston and attended the Aveda Institute in the Woodland,  I have a passion for dimensional hair color and textured hair cuts, bobs and fades. In my free time I am an urban junkie always wanting to try out new restaurants and bars or ride my bike or long board around the Houston area while meeting cool friendly people! 

Eleanor Corcoran


I’m an Up and Coming Stylist here at Shine and have been licensed since 2018. My passion in life is helping people look and feel their best, my bubbly personality and hunger for knowledge has always been my two best qualities. I have always had a love for anything creative and was introduced to cosmetology when i was 16, and I have been in love ever since! I love cutting and coloring all types of hair especially something with a little bit of an edge.  When I’m not in the salon I’m either at the gym or hanging out with my sweet dogs. I can’t wait to meet you and make you SHINE BRIGHT!

Jordan W.


Hello, my name is Jordan W. I’ve been in this industry for a little over 4 years now. I began my career in Rice Village, shadowing under two master stylists my duties entailed color formulation, product knowledge, theory, as well as customer relations . After completing my apprenticeship, I then moved  to River Oaks area where I applied my principles of hair, and hospitality into services. I obtained certificates in Brazilian Blowout, Bellami Hair Extensions, as well as In depth knowledge over L’Oréal Professional, Shú, and Kevin Murphy. My goal as a professional is to provide exceptional service in hospitality, while also maintaining a bond , and strong desire for your hair needs and goals.

Povielle Barnes

Assistant Manager

Povielle has been in the high end customer service industry for 5 years plus. With a secret love and passion for makeup and hair Povielle fits in perfectly with the SHINE culture. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son, making wigs , and experimenting with a variety of different looks. Making Clients shine with not only the service they receive from the stylist but from the experience they receive from the front desk right when they walk into the door is her ultimate goal.

Crystal Medel

Stylist/Make-up Artist

Crystal has been in the salon industry for 8 years. She specializes in coloring, custom blending, highlights, low-lights, Balayage, ombre’s and color corrections. Crystal is also certified in the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment, an amazing treatment that smoothes and defrizzes hair, leaving it silky, shiny and effortless. Crystal also provides her hair-cutting skills through extended training to service Women, Children, and men. Her devotion to her clients over the years has allowed her to develop a special bond with each and every one! Call and book your appointment with Crystal today!

Peyton Flores

Stylist/Color Specialist

Peyton is a Houston native who loves making a personal connection with her clients as not only their stylist, but also their go-to resource on how to have healthy, happy hair and a straight-out-of-the-salon look day in, day out. She has years of practice and began intensive training as a stylist while she was still in high school, making her a veteran even at her young age, and she has experience in virtually every aspect of beauty and styling. She lives in Independence Heights, loves the Houston Rockets, and can't wait to help you find and maintain your next look!

Jamie Bradham


I've been a hairstylist at Shine in the Heights for nearly 6 years and I have truly grown with the Salon over my career.  I absolutely love my job, being creative, and giving my clients beautiful hair.  Education is a HUGE part of my career, I stay on top of the most current trends in the industry and styling techniques.  Here at Shine our goal is to make you feel like you are a guest in our home!

Josie Cole


I’m Josie, a stylist at shine who is always hungry for knowledge in my craft. I grew up in a small town and moved to houston to pursue my hair dreams of becoming a kick butt stylist. I’m a third generation hair stylist, so you can say I’ve spent pretty much my whole life in a salon. I love all aspects of the hair industry, from the use of my creativity to the connections I make with clients. I love all aspects of hair but I really enjoy blondes, and creative colors.  Being at shine has always felt like I am part of a family, I love calling it my salon home.

Summer Madisyn


Summer is a stylist at Shine On Heights Salon. She is committed to continually educating herself, in order to deliver superior styling services to her clients. She specializes in high-impact foilyage techniques, perfect for dark haired clients seeking massive transformations. She is also a hair extensions specialist in various methods including: hand-tied wefts, sew-ins and tape-ins. This curly hair specialist is also determined to cultivate a healthy relationship between clients and their natural curls. Book now to see scheduling availability.

Fryda Gonzalez


Through her upbeat and personable customer service, Fryda sets the tone for client experience at Shine in the Heights Salon.

Fryda prides herself in her passion for hair and her hunger to never stop growing as a stylist. She spends most weekends taking classes—even traveling to learn from big names in the industry.

Her favorite part about being a stylist is getting to connect with the clients she sees every day. To check out her work, follow her instagram


Shine in the Heights is a eclectic, trendy and collaborative salon environment with a team that will inspire your creativity, support your education and consistently drive new clientele to your chair. We are always looking for ambitious, highly motivated stylists to join our fabulous team. We are selective and seek artists with dedication to build their careers both creatively and professionally. Ideally, we look to recruit stylists with a passion to collaborate with other talented artists and define our vision for high quality and exceptional service.


We are continually striving to build a culture of continuous education, quality work and celebrating each artist’s individuality and unique perspective. We want a team that is absolutely focused on their craft yet enjoy an interactive and fun, eclectic vibe! If you feel like you would fit in with our Salon family please email a current resume to for consideration.  




518 E. 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008




Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am - 7pm

Wednesday: 10am - 8pm

Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am -4pm



1051 Heights Blvd. Ste 290, Houston, TX 77008




Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am - 8pm

Wednesday: 9am - 8pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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