Kelly is the areas only Certified Master Colorist. “As a little girl, I would pack my overnight bag and go door-to-door in the neighborhood looking for anyone that would let me work on them! And if you ever came to visit, you were fair game.” Kelly has had the stylist gene since she was a small child. That interest grew into a career that has lasted over 35 years. Kelly has spent her career training and mentoring many stylists, all the while building a great life for herself and many others.

Bryan is a graduate of the International Beauty School and has been a stylist at Opposite Genders since 2010. He continues to train in advanced color and cut techniques at the Redken Exchange NYC and at numerous hair classes in Baltimore and New York, and also has education in salon training. Bryan enjoys using creative displays in the salon to inform and educate clients to new products.“I love the creative process. I enjoy interacting with the clients and making them look and feel beautiful!”

Kim has been in the hair industry since 1985, starting in Baltimore, where she worked for 10 years, before returning to Cumberland. She has been with Opposite Genders since 1996, during which time she has attended several educational trips to the Redken Exchange 5th Avenue NYC, and taken multiple classes with P.M., Graham Webb Academy, and International Conferences, NY. “The pleasure of my career choice is the benefit of helping people feel better about themselves. Doesn’t everyone want to feel good when they look in the mirror?”

Melissa started her career in cosmetology at age 20 when she graduated from the International Beauty School in 2002. Opposite Genders has been her home ever since. Among her many advanced certifications she has obtained in cutting and coloring, in October 2013, she became a Redken certified master colorist. She along with Kelly, are the area’s only stylists with this certification. "Having healthy hair and beautiful color is always an instant fix for a bad day, boredom, or even for a confidence boost. When your hair looks good it makes you feel good. I am so lucky to be the one to help someone look and feel their best".

Taryn started her career in cosmetology at the age of 21. She attended Morgantown Beauty College and graduated from Internation Beauty School. Both of Taryn's grandmothers were cosmetologists and she has been working in a salon since the age of 15. "I knew I wanted to be a cosmetologist from a very young age. I practically grew up in a Beauty Salon and loved every minute of it. I'm very excited to be a part of the Opposite Genders team!"

Jenna's journey as a hair stylist began when she was a very young girl. "I have always enjoyed doing hair, makeup, and nails. I was always the go-to girl when my friends needed their hair and makeup done for special occasions." In October, 2013, Jenna decided to pursue her dream in the beauty industry, attending a Paul Mitchell cosmetology school in Frederick, MD. "My journey in becoming a cosmetologist has been the most rewarding experience for me. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my client's faces and smiles once I have finished their services. I have the privelege of making people feel more beautiful about themselves everyday. Nothing is more rewarding to me than that!"

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