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.”

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.

Brenda Leal

Stylist/Make-up Artist

Brenda's bubbly outgoing personality makes it easy for her to connect with her clients. She lives for education and loves to play around with new patterns and trends. She offers a variety of services from traditional foiling to balayage, women's cuts, men cuts and is certified in Brazilian blowouts. She loves to finish off her services with a great blowout style. Come see her at Shine!

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.

Timothy Nguyen

Stylist/Balayage Specialist

Hello, my name is Timothy. I knew I've always wanted to pursue a career as a hairstylist! I take pride in my work. Making my clients happy is what I strive to achieve. A star never stops shining! Not only am I doing hair in my chair, but giving you an amazing experience! 

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!

Kyle Clement

Up and Coming Stylist

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! 

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!"

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!

Elissa Campitelli

Stylist/Extension Specialist

Hi, I‘m Elissa,  I was born and raised in Houston and love calling it my home! I have always danced to the beat of my own drum, doing hair has given me the freedom to fully explore my creative side! I may like to step out of the box but I also like rules and structure. I love to attend classes to better myself and that helps me make sure I’m giving you the best service possible! I’m so grateful for all my clients, together we’re making Houston Shine a little brighter!

Alex Lopez

Stylist/Color Specialist

New to Houston from California, and 13 year in the industry. I’m a second generation hairstylist, and doing hair has always been my passion. I pride myself in making each and every person that sits in my chair feel their absolute best. I believe if you can make someone look good, they feel good! I keep up with the latest trends and styles, through continuing education. I love what I do; from cut and color, balayage, and foilayage. I am certified in extensions and Brazilian Blowouts. But most of all, I have a passion for curly and textured hair. Come see me at shine today!

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!

Spencer McBride

Stylist/Make-up Artist

Spencer McBride graduated from The Aveda Institute Houston where she learned extensive color theory and cutting techniques. She especially enjoys blonding, balayage, and customized, textured cuts. Originally from Port Arthur, TX, she has lived in Houston for 4+ years now. Whenever she’s not in salon she enjoys retail therapy, cartoons, and playing with her puppy.

Josie Cole

Up and Coming Stylist

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.

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.

Savana Medina

Stylist/Extension Specialist

Art is a big part of my life, I always felt like I had to do something creative with my life. I love how Balayage gives me that creative freedom. Doing hair is a passion of mine, seeing my clients smile and Shine when they leave is a bonus. 

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!

Mel Teal

Stylist/Color Specialist

I have proudly been a hairstylist for going on 9 years spanning Ohio, to South Carolina, and now into my newest venture in Houston, Texas! I enjoy every aspect of doing hair, and seeing my work come together as a complete package for my clients. I am a certified Redken Specialist, as well as Brazilian Blowout certified. My work does not fall into one single category, as I love to create both classic natural looks, as well as edgy and colorful. I am always learning and finding new inspiration, as well as attending classes often to keep things exciting and fresh for both myself and my clients. Beauty has many different forms to appreciate and I love to explore them all! 

Safa Shamma

Stylist/Goldwell Educator/MUA

Originally from Syria, I grew up all over the Middle East and was always drawn to the glamorous world of hair and make up. After moving to the States, I realized soon after that my heart will always belong to the beauty industry and that sharing my talent with others gave me true joy. I finally graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2015 and haven’t stopped doing hair since. I am a Goldwell color educator, color correction specialist, Bellami extensions certified and a makeup specialist who is certified in both Oribe & Goldwell cutting methods. I believe that your perfect hair color is best when paired with the perfect haircut. When I’m not working, I enjoy working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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!

Mary Meehleder

Up and Coming Stylist

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!


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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