Meet Our Artists


Deanna Van Ness owner of Magnolia salon has been in the industry since 2004. Starting her work with one of the partner’s of Chicago’s Mario Tricoci she eventually became an educator for the T.U. institute. Her knowledge of multiple products in the industry gives her a well-rounded approach to hair coloring and precision cutting. Deanna is certified in Vomor hair extensions, Aveda full spectrum color, and deep line. She has been a  stylist and makeup artist for the Macy’s fashion show. She believes that an excellent consultation is the best way to deliver what the client is wanting so she attends monthly education classes on multiple aspects of the industry to ensure she is up to date with the newest trends.


Lindsay originally started school at The University of Alabama where she spent two years as a Pre-Med major; however she soon realized that her passion was to pursue a career in the hair and make-up industry. She then made the decision to pursue cosmetology, which then led her to graduate from the Aveda Institute in Birmingham, Al with a Cosmetology Science degree. After graduating she moved to her hometown of Pensacola, Fl and immediately started working in a Davines focus salon. While there she was Davines certified, her work was featured in Bella Magazine, and she was on the hair and make-up team for Fox Sports. Along with traveling to different hair shows, she enjoys traveling for weddings and special events. Lindsay specializes in the most up to date color and cutting techniques, keratin treatments, human hair extensions, and make-up. She is certified in Kenra Smoothing treatment, Vomor Hair Extension System, Aveda Full Spectrum, and Aveda Deep color lines. “Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” -Vidal Sassoon



Samantha Lackey is a Junior stylist here at Magnolia Salon. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Birmingham and has been in the industry for 4 years. Hailing from Alabaster, Alabama, Sam enjoys the creative freedom that comes with cutting and coloring hair. She excels at men’s cutting and creating beautiful balayage blondes. She is certified in Keratin complex treatments and in Global Keratin smoothing. Samantha loves to learn new ways to deliver great results to her clients so she attends continuing education regularly. She is also great at helping clients figure out the right at home care they need to make everyday styling easy for them. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and go to Disney World as much as possible.

Virginia Brandt-Meacham

Virginia is a junior associate stylist here at Magnolia Salon. She has been in the hair industry behind the chair for four years. Before her career as a stylist, Virginia received her Bachelors in theater and wig styling. Where she worked for professional theater companies perfecting her craft as a hairstylist in wig styling. She decided to go back to school to further her career as a cosmetologist. After she graduated Virginia went to a salon to work and fell in love with the industry. Now serving her clientele is her passion. Virginia specializes in men’s cutting, Balayage, fashion colors, women’s cuts, textured hair services that include braiding and dreadlocks, and is VoMor™ Hair Extension certified. As a stylist, it is her mission to help you achieve your dream style while preserving and improving the integrity of your hair. She believes that a detailed and thorough consultation is what will make any service a success.