Our Team of Hair Stylists

Your look is our reputation...

Built on a strong foundation of education, our team of service professionals keeps a competitive edge in the industry by staying current with the latest trends. The loyalty of our guests is of the highest importance to us, and we are committed to meeting your needs and enhancing your image!


Mary Moore, Salon Owner and Stylist

Mary has been in the hair consulting business for 30 years. She makes it a point to stay on top of the latest styles and trends while focusing on shiny, healthy hair by attending hair shows around the country. Mary has trained in Hawaii with the Paul Mitchell team, in Florida with Greg Hauptner, and with other top hair guru’s in NYC. Prior to opening Monte Bella Salon in Matthews, Mary owned and operated a top styling salon in Vermont for 15 years.

Kate Ruh, Salon Manager & Stylist

Kate is passionate, creative and nurturing. She has the knack for making your life easier with her Brazilian Keratin Blowout straightening treatment, and your head will sparkle with the shine from her Paul Mitchell Color!

She has been customizing hairstyles to fit any personality, from kids to adults of all ages, since 2001. She relocated to Charlotte from Buffalo in 2006.

Hilary Welch, Stylist

Hilary is new to the Charlotte area and joined Monte Bella Salon in 2011. She is originally from Vermont and came to Charlotte, NC in search of warm weather.

Hilary is personable, professional and thrives on perfecting her craft for nearly 5 years now. She was trained in intensive Wella cutting in New York City, and she specializes in foiling, multi-dimensional color, waxing and nail services.


Vonda Covington, Stylist

Vonda has been in the hair business for over 20 years in the Charlotte area. She has a passion for hair and helping others grow in the industry. Vonda is a color educator and instructor for the Paul Mitchell School. She has worked with the top in the industry with Paul Mitchell and Wynn Clabaugh. Vonda constantly strives for more certifications and training as she feels you can never have too much education.


Paula Hicks, Stylist

Paula Hicks has been a hair stylist in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. She feels Education is the key to Success. Paula has attended many classes from Sam Villa, Roy Peters, etc. Paula is certified in the Keratin Straightening System Helex and has also worked with Canadian Platform Artist Jeffrey Altenburg from the TV Show “Look-a-Like”. What a Wonderful Profession; making others look and feel their best. Paula Loves what she does and it shows!


Shannon Meredith, Stylist

Shannon has resided in the Charlotte area for over nine years. She has over 24 years’ experience in the industry. Shannon harnesses a skill set that exceeds the industries standard. Shannon specializes in corrective color, multi-dimensional coloring, and foiling, waxing, and contemporary hair design. Shannon is very excited to have the opportunity to make her clients look stunning and feel wonderful about their self-image.


Laura King, Stylist

Laura is a native of Charlotte and has been styling hair for 15 years in the Charlotte and Matthews areas. She was trained by Carmen Cutrona, owner of Carmen and Carmen salon, where she spent several years learning from Carmen and many of his top stylists. Laura continues to pursue her education, most recently by completing a course in New York City with stylist Ruth Roach. She takes pride in being educated in hair and color styles that are current and popular. Laura has two sons that take up most of her free time with various activities, from church events to sports.


Holly M. Smith, Stylist

A native of North Carolina, Holly’s family moved to Charlotte when she was 3 years old. Shortly after graduating from Independence High School, Holly attended cosmetology school.

Holly has been doing hair for 23 years. She specializes in Wella Color and Keratin Complex Straightening System. She also does precision haircuts, hair foiling and waxing. She has a passion for hair and making people look and feel beautiful.


Carol Smith, Office Manager

Whether you call or come by to visit Monte Bella Salon, you’ll be greeted by a warm, friendly face. Carol Smith is a native to the Charlotte area. Her strong adminstrative skills help keep our expert team of professionals organized while her exemplary customer service skills make your experience at Monte Bella Salon enjoyable.