Melissa J Wood; Hair Stylist

Melissa J Wood; Hair Stylist

With over 27 years experience in the beauty business, the last 5 years as the owner of Aria Salon, I have chosen to embark on a new journey to create better focus on my work with your hair.  I have taken on a new business venture, working independently, to ensure I am able to fulfill my passion for the craft of hairdressing, providing you, my loyal guests, with my full attention to your hair and your experience.  

My vision is to build relationships with my guests and take care of their hair care needs while celebrating individuality and sustainable beauty. Specializing in haircutting and color; with a focus on perfecting gray coverage, my passion for my craft lies in creating beauty from within and providing an exceptional experience for my guests.

Starting my career in Minneapolis Minnesota, I moved to Tucson in 1996 to get away from the winter. Even though Tucson is now my home, Minneapolis has a very special place in my heart.

Working with Gadabout Salon Spas for 13 years as a stylist and educator provided me with amazing opportunities to train under some of the top hair stylists in the industry; Nick Arrojo, Luigi Murenu, Vidal Sassoon, Mike Karg and Robert Cromeans, to name a few. Working with Davines since 2003, and also educating for the company since 2010 has proved to have opened my eyes to a bigger world of beauty and the affect we have on our environment.   Having been introduced to Oribe in 2009, I brought the line to my salon in 2017 and haven't looked back, I am truly Oribe obsessed!  

When I am not behind the chair with guests, I spend time working on building my business and technical skills at various workshops and conferences.  I am also have a passion for photography, even though I am still figuring out my camera. ;) With a heart for philanthropy, you will find me out in the community working closely with children's charities.