Wilmington Staff Bios

Ashley Stetson-Stylist

Ashley recently joined Van Davis Aveda in Mayfaire Towncenter and brings over six years of Aveda styling expertise to our team! With extensive Aveda knowledge and training, some additional Vidal Sassoon training, and numerous classes to expand her repertoire, Ashley is a seasoned professional and ready to enjoy the Wilmington area, having moved from Massachusetts. Her passionate approach, her hunger for education and her positive energy all add to her desire to make people feel great about themselves to help them face the world with a positive outlook! Ashley embraces Aveda’s earth-friendly mission and loves raising her daughter to appreciate the hard work and compassion that goes in to being a top level professional. If a fun, well-trained, highly experienced stylist that has the genuine talent to achieve outstanding results sounds like the right fit for you in Wilmington, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Ashley, she is fantastic!

Chandler Stewart-Stylist

Fashion and art have always been Chandler’s passions and to be able to attend The Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill has really offered him the training and talent to succeed and meet every guest’s expectations!  While at the institute, Chandler was recognized as outstanding for his guest satisfaction skills while participating in multiple EarthJam Fashion Shows and acting as the mascot (ambassador) for the Aveda school at various functions.  Not only does this show his passion for Aveda, it also shows what an interesting person he has become while pursuing his career.  This cannot overshadow his natural gift for styling and cutting and it is refreshing that he still counts his love for meeting interesting people as his reason for loving what he does!  On so many levels, do yourself a favor and book an appointment with Chandler before he is too busy to take new clients!  You will enjoy a great experience, receive fantastic results, and make a friend in the process!

Courtney Wight-Stylist

With over five years in the beauty industry, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every service and it really shows in everything that she does at VanDavis Aveda!  Her passion for helping people to feel good about themselves with creative suggestions and the talent to fulfill every guests goals have made her a joy to watch on our salon floor!  As an avid outdoor lover enjoying hiking, running, rollerblading, tennis and the beaches, Aveda is a natural fit for Courtney as there is such a positive focus toward giving back to the earth in everything we do.  If you are an active person that loves to look amazing, then Courtney is a fantastic stylist to visit for your next hair appointment!

Emily Hines-Stylist


When asked “What do you love about what you do?”, Emily emphatically answered that “hair is my life”, and that pretty well sums it up!  From an early age, the endless possibilities and forms of beauty have fascinated and excited Emily!  When she finally began her career in beauty over seven years ago, she knew she had found just the right forum to exhibit her artistic flair and her genuine talent for hair.  In addition to winning her first hair show in 2013, a true accomplishment in the industry, Emily has joined Aveda to add to her already extensive product knowledge and she has truly developed an appreciation for all that Aveda can be in the lives of her clients and herself!  Her drive to satisfy every guest, her spunky flair and her true passion for beauty make her a wonderful choice to select as your next true hair professional!  Don’t wait, book your next appointment with Emily and see what a true professional can do!

Jessica DeGolyer-Esthetician

As a dual licensed professional, in massage and esthetics, Jessica has an extensive knowledge to share with her spa guests. Whether nurturing the mind and body through a massage suited to each individual’s needs, or assisting a guest in caring for their skin via a custom selected skin care regimen, Jessica has the understanding and training to help every guest reach a whole new level of health and wellness, feeling better in many aspects. Aveda products combine with the latest in a variety of approaches that you will discuss with Jessica to determine your best course of action. She will provide a service second to none and will help you to understand how best to care for any concerns that you may be dealing with. Jessica is also able to provide an assortment of additional services including ear candling, waxing services and numerous other spa offerings. Her belief that these things are important to a person’s overall well-being and mental health are what brought her to the spa industry and her passion shows in every service. If it is time for the therapeutic benefits of a spa visit, make it with Jessica and see just how beneficial a spa visit can be!

Kaitlyn Browning-Stylist

As a student, Kaitlyn won honors to participate in Beacon 2014, a west
coast hair expo, NAHA, a national stylist competition, and then went
on to be chosen among 100 out of 6,000 applicants to participate and
attend the 2014 PBA Beauty week in Las Vegas where she met some of the
most influential educators in the beauty industry. These experiences
combined with a life of exposure to the beauty industry have poised
Kaitlyn to be a rising star as a stylist. From cuts to color and
everything in between, Kaitlyn is proficient in dealing with any goal
you may have for your hair and looks forward to the opportunity to
assist you in reaching and exceeding your hopes. She has a bubbly
personality, an optimistic outlook and amazing talent so do not delay
to get in and see what Kaitlyn can do to make your visit special. If
creativity, skill and enthusiasm are attributes that you appreciate in
a stylist, you really should book an appointment with Kaitlyn in the
near future!

Mariya Nosovitskaya-Stylist

As a child, Mariya was introduced to the world of luxury salons accidentally…and she loved it!  On that day, she knew that building a professional life in the salon environment was something she was inspired to do!   With over six years of upscale salon experience, extensive Aveda training and a natural gift for listening and understanding her guest’s goals, Mariya is a perfect choice for anyone that is a bit apprehensive about trying a new salon such as VanDavis Aveda!  Her calm approach and outstanding competence in about anything you can do to hair make booking your next appointment with Mariya a choice you can relax and look forward to!  Experience the treatment that made Mariya choose the beauty industry and you will certainly be happy with your exciting new look!

Keylee Lederer-Stylist

As an avid lover of the outdoors and nature in general, it is only fitting that Keylee should have found her success in the Aveda family!  Since deciding in the ninth grade that cosmetology would be her calling, Keylee has consistently and persistently chased the training, opportunities and experience that have led to becoming an outstanding stylist by every measure.  From films, to photo shoots, to formal events, to fashion shows and weddings, Keylee excels in virtually every aspect of hair design and would love to meet you and find just the right look for you!  With over fifteen years of outstanding Aveda connection, Keylee truly lives the Aveda life, from her bike rides to her attempts to make vegan recipes delicious, she is always focused on making all around her the best that they can be!  If an appreciation for the Aveda approach to beauty, an appreciation for a professional that listens and has the skill to achieve your goals, and the desire to look your absolute best are reasons that you are considering a new stylist, then we feel sure that Keylee will be a great addition to your life!  Call Vandavis Aveda soon and book your next appointment with Keylee!

Shannon Lowe-Stylist

Shannon joined VanDavis Aveda bringing her 17 years of experience to Wilmington, NC. She is a consummate professional and loves meeting her new guests, enjoying the local beaches, and helping each guest feel beautiful. Shannon has worked with a number of beauty lines during her tenure as a stylist but has found a home with Aveda because she so appreciates the organic aspect of the products along with the company’s commitment to giving back and protecting the earth in general. Shannon has the natural talent to assist every guest and is happy to teach styling techniques and provide little tips that every guest can use to look salon fresh every day. She is a true expert in every aspect of hair design, color and care and will happily listen to your concerns and proceed to amaze with the results she is able to obtain. You will absolutely love your time with Shannon, and the results you will experience, so do not hesitate to make an appointment immediately, you will be glad you did!