Our Staff


Employee

Bradi Wise
JUNIOR STYLIST

Bradi, a native of Winter Garden has always had a passion for the hair industry. She knew at a young age that being a Stylist is what she would do. She attended school here in the central Florida area. She specializes in Hair and Dimensional Coloring services such as balayage and ombr?, as well as keratin and special occasion styling. You know that your hair will always be on point because Bradi stays up to date with all the latest trends and techniques. After your time in Bradi's Chair you will always leave instagram ready.
Employee

Brooke White
JUNIOR STYLIST

Brooke knows her way around the salon. She has known she wanted to be a stylist since high school. She grew up in Southwest Orange County, attended Valencia Community College and received her Cosmetology license at the Hair Design Institute. Brooke loves providing her clientele with their own look. With over 4 years-experience her approach is art with a little bit of science which you will pick up on as soon as you sit in Brooke?s chair. Brooke is a Florida native with a natural southern charm and kindness. Come visit Brooke she focuses on color, highlights, balayage, ombre, cut, styles, extensions, keratin treatments and even special occasion needs. She is looking forward to meeting you. Plus don?t forget to follow her on Instagram @brookiestylesxo
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Caroline Furr
JUNIOR STYLIST

With a love of hair at a young age, Caroline always knew she wanted to make this her career. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Caroline has lived in Winter Garden for five years and attended the Paul Mitchell School in Orlando. Her attention to details and communication with her clients are her main goals. Whether it is a style, cut or color, She is determined to make sure you fall in love with your hair. From vivid colors to sophisticated highlights, she loves to do it all. Working with all ages, Caroline will make sure you and your loved ones feel like your best self walking out the door.
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Emily Van Ness
JUNIOR STYLIST

Emily was born and raised in Clermont and attended the Paul Mitchell School for her Cosmetology Licensing. She has a passion for hair and making her guests feel at home in her chair. Emily specializes in color, blonding services and Hair cutting techniques. She also enjoys doing special occasion hair styling for your special events. Whatever your needs, Emily will be sure to exceed your expectations.
Employee

Kelly Hite
OWNER

As one of the owners of Southern Obsession, Kelly brings with her 30 years of business administration and marketing experience. She began her career as a receptionist in one of the first walk-in clinics in the Orlando area and eventually opened Pine Castle Walk-in Clinic. She owned the clinic for 18 wonderful years before selling. Kelly was so impressed with her co-owner/ niece's talent that she decided to go into business with her. With Kelly's "head for business" the salon has captured the attention of many local residence. She contributes the success of the salon to the remarkable stylists that she calls her SOS family.
Employee

Lauren Tewson
RECEPTIONIST

Lauren was born in England but raised in Winter Garden. She has been a client for a little over a year and is beyond happy to join the SOS family! She is a true believer in southern hospitality and how a smile can change someone's day. Lauren comes to us with a background in management which has helped her grow her organization skills, customer service skills and problem solving techniques. She also has a creative side! Lauren is looking forward to meeting everyone and assisting in any way possible.
Employee

Patti Sellars
RECEPTIONIST

Patti has lived in the Orlando area for most of her life. She graduated with a degree from Valencia College in medical office technology and worked as a receptionist in a doctor's office in Ocoee for 12 years. Patti took some time off from work to spend time with her daughter. She realized she missed working and interacting with the public. As it so happens Southern Obsession was looking for just the right fit and to our delight Patti became part of the SOS family. She enjoys helping the stylists and making the clients feel as though they are visiting a friend's house when they come to the salon.
Employee

Erica Santos
SENIOR STYLIST

Erica received her Cosmetology license at the Salon Professional Academy, a Redken school in Gainesville Florida. With 10 years of experience, Erica specializes in color, haircuts, razor cutting, keratin and Keratin express treatments. Her passion for hair shows on each client when they walk out the door. Erica has a very diverse clientele. Her guests vary from hip, trendy girls to classy, sophisticated women and men. She also finds it very important to continue her education and keep up with the latest trends. She is passionate about making her clients look and feel their best!
Employee

Jen Vallillo O'Toner
SENIOR STYLIST

Jennifer's passion for hair has always been in her heart! Growing up in a salon owned by her family, she always dreamed of creating beautiful hair. At only 14 years old, she worked as the receptionist and all through high school, learned as much as she could working at the salon until she was ready to obtain her cosmetology license. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience specializing in color, highlights, various methods of extensions, blowouts, keratin and haircuts. She also loves the challenge of color corrections and blowouts of unruly hair. She continues taking several classes per year to be certified by multiple companies and expanding her knowledge. Jennifer's clients will say that she loves tedious detail and has a true eye for color. Extensions are one of her favorites. She is a certified distributer for Halocouture and has been accredited by; Greatlengths, Hairdreams and Dream catchers. She is able to install tape, fusion, micro links or custom fit a halo to achieve that beautiful sexy hair you desire. Jennifer bonds and loves every single one of her clients and she considers them family. Be prepared to feel right at home in her chair!
Employee

Jennifer Caraway
SENIOR STYLIST

Born and raised in West Orange County, southern hospitality is Jennifer's way of life. Her education began at the Hair Design Institute in Central Florida and she continues to study new trends and techniques endlessly. Her passions for the last 7 years include achieving your desired color, whether it be the perfect blond to the most fiery red, subtle to bold highlighting, sleek and smooth keratin treatments, and of course the perfect cut. Jennifer places emphasis on Customer service and it shows in her extensive consultations and drive to exceed client expectations.
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Jillian Jordan
SENIOR STYLIST

For over 15 years, Jillian Lee Jordan has earned a reputation for being one of the most dynamic stylists in the Orlando area. She has a multitude of 5 star reviews from her adoring clients. Specializing in extensions, corrective color, and precision hair cutting, Jillian?s heart shines through her work. Coming from a family of stylists, hair has always been her passion. Having made Southern Obsession Salon her home for the last 6 years, Jillian has amassed a loyal client base that can?t stop coming back for more. Jillian is trained in a vast amount of color techniques with an extensive education on all the new trends. She has studied under some of the best in the business. Check out her Instagram @hairbyjillianlovesos for pictures and testimonials and call Southern Obsession Salon now, to book your appointment with Jillian!
Employee

Mary Horton
SENIOR STYLIST

Mary is locally born and raised in the Winter Garden Area. She attended Indian River State College and has been a Stylist for the past 15 years. Her passion for the business developed from her enjoyment in making people look and feel good about themselves. Her Joy comes from the relationships she has built along the way. Along with her Womens, Mens and children's services she specializes in working with Long thick hair, making it smooth with Keratin, Extension work or just embracing the natural beauty.
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Whitney Connolly
SENIOR STYLIST

Whitney is a true artist to her craft. She has been a professional Hair Stylist for five years and her impeccable attention to detail has left her clients coming back for more. She enjoys working with clients to come up with styles that individualize their look. Fashion focused haircuts are electrified by her color techniques. Her colors range from natural to the dramatic. Whether you want a bold look or just a little enhancement her highlights, the experience and the final result are sure to please you as well. Whitney's many services include: Cutting, coloring, Keratin treatments, precision bang cuts, men's cuts, Sleek & Sexy, Big sexy VaVa Boom! and Beachy waves.
Employee

Haley Rushing
SENIOR STYLIST/OWNER

As co-owner of SOS, Haley has achieved her dream of owning her own business in the town she was born and raised. Haley's passion for creating beauty has propelled her to an "in demand" stylist throughout Winter Garden and surrounding areas. She excels in bombshell blonde as well as every other aspect of color, trendy cuts and amazing styles. Haley continues to educate herself in order to bring the latest and greatest to her clients. Her relationship with her clients is of utmost importance to her. The clients may come in as strangers but leave with a big hug and smile on their face. You only need sit in her chair to discover the true passion she has for her trade.
Employee

Aubrey Downes
STYLIST/BARBER

Aubrey Downes is a Florida native, originally from Fort Myers. Aubrey is duel licensed in both cosmetology and barbering! With 9 years of working experience, she is equally proficient in both men's and women's hair services. She takes pride in her craft and considers it a beautiful art form. Aubrey listens to her guest's needs and concerns, because their satisfaction is her only priority. Each head of hair that leaves Aubrey's chair, is her own personal work of art! As a licensed barber, Aubrey is a master of men's grooming. From skin fades, to the classic business cut, she carefully sculpts the hair into the perfect shape. She never takes off too much, and never compensates with gels and products. This high end gentleman's barber will consistently give you a picture perfect cut. Complete your experience with a straight razor neck shave, and a scalp-massage shampoo! Aubrey is revolutionizing the lost art of straight razor shaving! She has perfected the classic straight razor shave, and has added her own uniques touches. She uses tea tree moisturizers and shave gels, 2 hot towels and 2 fresh blades, delivering a close, twice over shave. A cold towel seals the pours, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and nourished. It is truly a one of a kind experience! Aubrey also excels in beard detailing, razor line-ups, and designs! As a stylist, Aubrey is an artist! Be it grey blending, highlights, fantasy colors or ombres, Aubrey excels in tinting and lifting hair to the perfect shade. She understands that sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more! She will customize each service to your individual need. She uses pictures and visual aids during the consultation to find your dream hair, and eliminate any confusion. If you have children, your little prince or princess will feel at ease in her chair.