MEET OUR STYLISTS
We believe in hard work, passion, and a love for hair.
Launched in December 2017, Tribe Hair Company is founded by master stylists, Jessica Mingledorff and Catie McWhirter.
With more than 30 years of combined experience, We founded Tribe on hard work, passion, and a love for hair.
We believe in learning, growing, educating, and giving each person who sits in our chair the confidence to change the world.
We are proud stylists, continuing to build upon our stellar reputations and accomplishments in the industry. As salon owners, we are taking our love for hair care on a new journey.
We look forward to seeing you along the way!
Tribe Hair Company is located in Athens, GA. Tribe is a stone’s throw from downtown. Find us on Prince Avenue across from Piedmont Hospital.
We are proud to have been voted the best hair salon in Athens for 6 consecutive years!
Meet The Founders
Owner | Master Stylist
Doing hair is the best job in the world.
I love the connection I get to have and the relationships I build with my clients. To teach someone how to style their hair that will add ease and confidence to their day or suggest a color change that will enhance their skin and eyes and make them feel beautiful.
I love that this is a skill I will continue to grow through education, techniques and trends are always evolving.
My specialty is extensions for women seeking to gain hair confidence. I also specialize in blondes and lived-in, low-maintenance, and high-impact color.
Owner | Master Stylist
Hi, I’m Catie! I’m one of the founders, a master stylist, mom, teacher, and leader.
I specialize in extensions, blonde hair, and haircuts. I’m dedicated to creating custom looks that enhance your natural beauty while maintaining the health of your hair.
My motto is “look good, feel good!”
I’ve been in the hair industry for over 10 years and I’m constantly learning and improving. I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and passion with others, which is why I opened Tribe salon with my business partner Jessica. We offer classes in extensions, custom color, and salon-specific business strategies.
Outside of the salon, I love spending time with my family and animals. I’m also an avid traveler and exercise enthusiast.
As a client in my chair, you can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere where your hair dreams come to life.
I’m dedicated to your satisfaction and I’m ready to make you feel your absolute best!
MEET OUR STYLISTS
Click the images below to learn about each member of our tribe.
I’m Melissa, but better known as Meme! I’m the manager here at Tribe Hair Company. I have been with Tribe since we opened our doors in 2018. I love watching our girls grow and flourish in their art, but I love getting to know our clients even more. You’ll find me walking through the salon talking about my kids my animals, or if you’re lucky, doing a little karaoke. I can’t wait to meet you!
Hey, I’m Kandice! I’ve been a stylist for 20 years, and I’ve been with Tribe since they opened in 2018. I specialize in lived-in, low-maintenance color and extension transformations. I love giving confidence back to women who struggle with hair loss or can’t seem to grow their hair as long and thick as they want. I love watching women take back their power!
Hi, my name is Brooke Korom. I am a Master Stylist at Tribe Hair Company. I have been a stylist in the area for 17 years. My specialties are bridal hair, hand-tied extensions, and color, but I have a special place in my heart for redheads. I love giving someone the hair of their dreams and being confident in who they are. When I’m not in the salon, I spend time with my husband, son, and daughter. We are a busy family who spend most of our time with sports and on the lake during the summer. I am thankful for my tribe and blessed to be able to do something I love every day.
I’ve been doing hair for over a decade now, and have worked at Tribe for four years. I thrive and specialize in Blondes and Extensions. My favorite part about my job is transformations. I love seeing my clients light up when they see the results. I have loved all things beauty since I was a little girl, and I can confidently say doing hair and making people feel their best is my passion.
I have always had a love for the beauty industry. I started as a makeup artist, and then I started an apprenticeship. I have been a hairstylist for 6 years and love every minute! I love creating a personal relationship with all my clients. I specialize in low-maintenance color for blondes, brunettes, and extensions! When I’m not working, I spend time with family and friends. You’ll always catch me going to a concert and redecorating my house. Sit in my chair and get to know me more! I look forward to meeting you!
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Hi, I’m Tiffany! I’m a Master Stylist of 20+ years and a mom to 3 awesome kids!
I specialize in extensions and custom color. I look forward to having you in my chair!
SENIOR STYLIST 2
Hey, I’m Melissa! I was born and raised in Athens, and my husband and I live in normal town! Family is everything to me! If I’m not at work, I love to workout, and you can catch me and my husband hanging out with friends in five points! Hair has always been a passion of mine, and I specialize in balayage and hand-tied extensions! I love working here at Tribe and love all my girls here!
SENIOR STYLIST 2
Hi, I’m Karla! I grew up in Athens, GA. Go Dawgs! I started my journey in the hair industry in 2012. Blondes are my specialty, but I also love doing lived-in color and extensions. The best part of being behind the chair is helping my clients feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. In my free time, you can find me with my husband and our two sweet babies enjoying our farm animals, going for a boat ride, or watching a ball game.
I’ve been in the hair industry for a decade. I started as an apprentice and learned from the best stylists in Athens. I’ve been with Tribe for 2 years now. I love doing all types of color services, but I enjoy lived-in color techniques such as balayage, teasy lights, and baby lights. My favorite part of my job is making someone’s day; good hair is always a good day!
SENIOR STYLIST 1
Hi! I’m Caity-Jane Guthrie. I’m a senior stylist at Tribe Hair Company with nine years of experience I’ve honed my craft and developed a passion for creating natural, lived-in looks and jaw-dropping transformations! When I’m not behind the chair, you can find me with a good book or enjoying quality time with family and friends!
My name is Amber Longo. I have been with Tribe since we opened in 2018. I specialize in lived-in color, brunette, balayage, and extensions. I have two little ones at home who keep me very happily busy!
Hi, I’m Layna! I’m a stylist at Tribe Hair Company, and I couldn’t love it more! I specialize in lived-in color and extensions. I started my career at Tribe in July of 2020 as an apprentice and have since graduated to a Level 1 Stylist. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been working on. I look forward to seeing you in my chair!
Hey, I’m Aly! I’ve been working at Tribe for a while and completed the apprenticeship program here! I specialize in blondes and tribe-tied extensions. I love being a stylist here and am very passionate about my work! Making people feel confident and enhancing your natural beauty is one of my favorite things about doing hair! I can’t wait to see you in my chair!
Hi! I’m Makena Hanley, and I’m one of the lead apprentices here at Tribe. I love blonding, but I really love everything this industry has to offer & all the new friendships my clients have brought me. I hope to see you in my chair soon!
Hi, I’m Hannah, and I’ve been at Tribe for about 2 years! I am the lead apprentice and am so excited to go on the floor very soon! I love everything: hair and meeting new people! I enjoy doing lived-in color, blondes, and extensions. I’m so blessed to work where I do and alongside some of the most talented women in Athens. I have learned so much over the years and am excited to apply it to my everyday life doing hair. Come see me and sit in my chair! I’m so excited to meet you.
Hey, I’m Ivey! I’ve been with Tribe since September 2021 as an apprentice and behind the chair for the past year! I love beauty and believe hair is a massive part of our identity. Whether you’re blonde, brunette, red, or a fun fashion color, my passion is to make your hair goals a reality!
I’m Neely, an apprentice at Tribe. I love funky cuts, unique shapes and colors, and anything that makes my clients feel like their most authentic selves. I’m always up for a challenge and love to see transformations happen. I believe everyone should feel 100% at ease in my chair, and I value communication, honesty, and identity. I genuinely see hair styling as healing.
I’m originally from Chattanooga, TN, but I’ve lived all over the southeast since high school. My husband and I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, and dozens of plants. I love to travel, run, eat, thrift, watch reality TV, do puzzles, drink wine, and be in the sunshine. I’m booking clients via Instagram DMs. Let’s make your hair dreams come true!
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Hi, I’m Kristen! I am currently doing my apprenticeship at Tribe Hair Company alongside the best of the best stylists. Right now, I am working full time as an assistant and slowly adding some friends and family to help build my clientele. I am working toward applying all the different techniques, such as extensions, lived-in color, blondes & haircuts. I love making people feel confident and beautiful in their own way. I can’t wait to have you in my chair soon. While becoming a stylist, I will continue to do education classes and to expand my knowledge to bring the best care to you in my chair.
Hi y’all! I’m Kaylin & I have been at Tribe since January 2023. I have been working with some of the best stylists Athens offers, and I am proud to say they are my mentors! While still learning, I have learned that I love being behind the chair. I cannot wait to share my passion with you lovely people & help you reach your highest potential in your confidence. I am looking forward to having you in my chair!
Hey, y’all, I’m Madison! I started my apprenticeship at Tribe this summer and have grown so much already. Since I’m new, I don’t specialize in anything specific, but I love learning new things daily from the fantastic stylists here! When I’m not at Tribe, you can find me at the gym, with my dog Romeo, or getting a pink drink at Starbucks!
Hi, pretty people — I’m Gracie! I recently started my apprenticeship at Tribe in April of 2023. While I don’t have a specific specialty yet, I’ve already learned a tremendous amount from working alongside the best of the best stylists, and I’m eager to learn more! I grew up in a hair salon, so I’ve always been passionate about this industry. There’s nothing better than seeing clients walk out with pure confidence in themselves. This has always been my dream, and I hope to see you in my chair!
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