Congratulations Laura King!
Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly 2022 Award Winner for Best Stylist

meet the Monte Bella team

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  • Jessie Setzer Owner/Stylist

    Jessie has been in the hair industry for 8+ years. Her education ranges from The Aveda Institute, Sassoon Academy, and Wella Professional. She enjoys staying up to date on all the latest trends for color and cutting for both men and women. Jessie will help you find your most empowering look and have fun getting you there.

    Her journey into salon ownership started with her career in management of a clothing retail shop which then led to managing a salon in Myers Park while she attended hair school. Looking to forward her career she moved into an individual salon suite in Sola Salons in Matthews, NC (she grew up in Matthews from the age of 5). After 4 years of being independent she was ready to get back into management and wanted back in a salon team environment. Monte Bella Salon was the perfect fit and she hopes you find it to be your perfect fit as well.

  • Katrice Mcpherson
    Katrice Mcpherson stylist

    Katrice is a Charlotte native who began her beauty career at a young age. She received her education from a high school cosmetology program back in 2009. Her continued education includes Sassoon Academy, Wella Professional, and numerous hair shows.

    Katrice’s natural talent, discipline, and ability to learn quickly sets her apart from most. Her interests vary in blondes and brunettes, curly hair, and is a master at a blow out. She believes strongly in healthy hair and is dedicated to provide her clients with a style that is manageable for their day to day life. Because of her passion, she is able to form excellent relationships with her clients, change the way they feel about themselves and give a customized experience when they sit in her chair.

  • Marlinda Bergdoll
    Marlinda Bergdoll Stylist

    Marlinda Bergdoll a salon owner for over 35 years joined the Monte Bella team in 2020. She is a native of Weddington NC and a graduate of Southeastern beauty college.

    Marlinda loves people of all ages and enjoys making their hair look fabulous… whether a haircut… color or perm… she can do it all!

  • Laura King
    Laura King Stylist - 2022 Award Recipient

    Laura is A native of Charlotte and has been doing hair for over 20 years. She was trained by Carmen Cutrona, owner or Carmen Carmen Salon, where she spent several years learning from Carmen and many of his top stylist. LAURA continues to peruse her education most recently a course at Vidal Sassoon. She specializes in cut and color and is always striving to make her clients happy.

  • Shannon Meredith
    Shannon Meredith Stylist

    Shannon has resided in the Charlotte area for over 15 years. She has over 30 years experience in the industry.  Shannon specializes in correction color, multi-dimensional coloring, and foiling and contemporary design.  She continues to make education a priority.  Shannon is very customer service oriented. She is very passionate about making her clients feel and look fabulous.

  • Paula Hicks
    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!

  • Monica Ortega
    Monica Ortega stylist

    Monica moved to Charlotte when she was 4 years old and is fluent in both Spanish and English. After graduating from Porter High School, she persued her passion for hair by going to the Aveda Institute of Cosmetology in Charlotte. There she received the “Best in Shears” award. Her specialties are in braiding, haircutting, coloring, and fashion colors for both men and women.

    For fun Monica spends time with her son and animals, goes to car shows, listens to music, and is a big Marvel fan. Her goal is for her clients to be happy, love their hair, and have it be healthy. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

  • Holly Smith
    Holly Smith Stylist

    A native of NC who moved to Charlotte when she was just 3 years old.  Holly attended Independence High School where she attended cosmetology school.

    Holly has been doing hair for 30+ years and specializes in Wella Color & Brazilian Blowout Straightening System.  She also does precision haircuts, hair foiling and also waxing.  She has a passion for hair and loves to make people feel beautiful.

  • Christine May
    Christine May Stylist

    Chris has been a professional hairstylist for over 35 years. Her education is in both cutting and coloring, with other certifications in both Keratin Treatments and Brazilian Blowouts. A Massachusetts native, Chris also lived and worked all over the world in areas of France and Italy, before settling in Charlotte.