© 2019 Shine in the Heights Salon | Site by Krista's Design Studio



1051 Heights Blvd. Ste 290, Houston, TX 77008





Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am - 8pm

Wednesday: 9am - 8pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm



518 E. 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008





Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am - 7pm

Wednesday: 10am - 8pm

Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am -4pm




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.”

Cherryl Gryder

Owner/Lead Stylist

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.

Jodee Bliss


With 14 years of experience in the salon industry Anna is originally from Austin, TX.  She began her career with Aveda becoming an expert in enhancing natural blondes and brunettes. Her passion is styling hair, whether that be for your wedding, a photo shoot or the high paced rush of New York fashion Week.  One of her proudest moments as a stylist was working behind the scenes with Moroccan oil styling the hair of the Maison Martin Margeila show at Fashion Week in 2013.  After that week of high frenzy and fun she became a top educator for the line until 2015.  Staying on top of trends and the highest level education, Anna is sure to listen while gaining her clients trust to enable her to provide the most successful service. Her goal is to always have a client look and feel confident when leaving her chair.

Anna Alvarez


I always keep up with the latest techniques and the top trends which allows me to create a custom look for all my clients. I love competition and my desire to be the best at everything drives me to stay on top of the industry .  Bring your style, add my artistry, and together we will make you shine!

Elissa Campitelli

Stylist/Extension 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!

Alex Lopez

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!

Peyton Flores

Stylist/Color Specialist

Native Houstonian with 22+ years experience in color, highlights and cuts. I specialize in natural looks that grow out with grace, helping people look great with low maintenance. My clients appreciate my punctuality and speed as well as the final, beautiful result because we all have busy lives with places to be. Looking great shouldn't take all day. 

Vikki Veach


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! 

Timothy Nguyen


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

From the moment you walk in, she makes sure you feel welcome and cared
for. She is always ready to cater to your needs so that your experience with us is outstanding.

Wether it’s a glass of wine or booking your next appointment with the
stylist of your dreams, Fryda is there to make sure you are taken care of.

Fryda Gonzalez

Salon Coordinator

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!"

Jesse Hartsfield

General Manager

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!

Jamie Bradham


Randi has been with us for a year now, graduating from Aveda Institute Houston five years  ago. She has a passion for haircutting and coloring equally and is always educating herself to learn more.  Randi's education extends from Paul Mitchell Cut and Color techniques to Vidal Sassoon Precision Cutting.  She enjoys doing bold haircuts and color, but she is known for her blondes! Randi truly has a gift for client care, taking time with every person and making sure they truly feel amazing when they leave the salon! 

Randi Harrington

Stylist/Blonde Specialist

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!

Crystal Medel

Stylist/Make-up Artist

Kraig has been working in salons since 2014. He enjoys the salon atmosphere and meeting new people. Kraig specializes in hair design, coloring, Brazilian Blowout Smoothing. He believes in keeping up with the latest trends and making you feel your best!

Kraig Jackson


Maddie Atkins graduated from the Aveda Institute where she learned intensive color formulations and precision haircuts. She enjoys cutting bobs and loves the technique foilyage. Outside of work Maddie is constantly working out, kayaking, and hanging out with her family and dog.

Maddie Atkins


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.

Povielle Barnes

Salon Coordinator

Get ready for the most luxurious shampoo you have ever had with Ms. Jocelyn and the most Bombshell Blowout you can imagine! And don't forget to add on one of our fabulous Goldwell Treatments at the shampoo bowl to lock in your color!

Joceyln Zepda

Up and Coming Stylist

I spent many years working as a manager in hair salons, I am Brazilian Blowout certified and trained with Jentry Kelly Cosmetics. I love getting to exercise my creativity while helping people feel great about themselves. Come by and let me schedule your appointments with US!

Kate Castillo

Assistant Manager

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. 

Savana Medina

Stylist/Extension Specialist

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!

Brenda Leal

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.

Taylor Laurell

Stylist/Make-up Artist

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! 

Mel Teal

Stylist/Color Specialist

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.

Spence McBride

Stylist/Make-up Artist

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!

Mary Meehleder

Up and Coming Stylist

I have 10 years experience in the industry as a Salon coordinator and some managerial. I absolutely love the industry, all the creativity and art that goes into it. I enjoy interacting with guests and helping to create the best salon experience. So happy and grateful to be part of the Shine family!!

Chance Thomas

Salon Coordinator


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 shineintheheights@gmail.com for consideration.