Mandi Kelloway is the owner of Once Upon A Stylist and has been beautifying
Jacksonville for over 20 years. When, she is not traveling onsite for weddings or events you can find her at San Marco Strands Hair Salon. She specializes in an array of hair services including balayage, extensions, cuts and color. However, Mandi is well known in the bridal industry for being able to single- handedly beautify large bridal parties with flair and precision. Mandi’s keen attention to detail sets her above the mark. Mandi is also the proud founder of a non-profit organization Just For Grins Foundation which creates annual events to help encourage confidence in teens born with cleft lip & palette, which Mandi was also born with. And is the co-founder of Cup of Love Ministry, a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to going back the less fortunate in the inner city.
Meet the Tribe
Amanda Vereen is a highly motivated woman that is passionate about what she does. Each style she crafts is unique to each person’s personality, hair type, and texture. At Once Upon A Stylist, we use specific prepping methods on each client that ensures your style will last the entire day. Achieving your vision is her goal and she works diligently to ensure that your style will be perfect for you! You will find that Amanda will strive to exceed your styling wishes in the same manner you’ve come to expect from the Once Upon a Stylist brand.
Naya Shealy is the newest member of our team. She is an incredibly talented woman with the ability to make you feel beautiful before she ever gets her hands in your hair. She is well versed in all types of hair and specializes in the curly girl method. Janaya works along side Mandi in the salon daily and has been training under her exclusively to learn the art and execution of what it takes to produce Once Upon A Stylist quality styles. She is highly motivated and always eager to learn.