Alchemy was founded in 2013 by Mande Horne. A twenty year veteran of the beauty industry, Mande set out to do something different for the hair industry in Greenville. Having worked in both commission and rental style salon environments, Mande saw the potential of melding the two styles to give the stylists and guests maximum scheduling flexibility while still maintaining a team based atmosphere.
Alchemy is a Davines exclusive salon set in the bustling Village of West Greenville that boasts six beautifully appointed styling stations with Takara Belmont Luxis styling chairs, three luxury shampoo units with ultra deep bowls and gel neck rests, and a rotating gallery of art work to stimulate the mind and soothe the senses.
Our team of hand pick stylists are experts at their craft and passionate about the art of hairdressing.
Our Team Members
Mande HorneOwner, Stylist, Artistic Director
Mande received her Cosmetology license in Dallas, T.X. in 1994. She has worked in all aspects of the beauty industry including hair, skin, nails and makeup. Mande is super passionate about hair and people. Hard work and dedication helped realize her dream to open Alchemy in January of 2013. Specializing in both cutting and coloring, Mande works behind the chair five days a week and absolutely loves the people she gets to work beside and for. Her hobbies include running, cycling and travel. “I love people.”
Sara offers a diversified point of view built on a background of extensive training across the country. Her aptitude in the industry earned her trips to New York, Panama City, Chicago and Las Vegas for advanced cutting and coloring classes with Redken, Wella, and razor with Nick Arrojo.
Her further education includes classes hosted by Rene Furterer, Kerastase, Redken and Alterna.
Sara has advanced her career in the wedding industry training with the formal stylist for the Ritz Carlton hotel chain.
Sara’s altruistic work includes working at St. Jude’s “Cuts for a Cure” with celebrity stylist Laurant D. While working in Atlanta, she regularly volunteered at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Her top honor to date was being chosen to style hair for the high fashion line, ICB, at the 2014 Mercedez Benz fashion show in New York.
Sara is inspired by easy beauty and uses soft, natural colors paired with precision cuts to create a classic look for her clients. She works with all hair but loves longer styles and creating volume in fine texture hair.
Jillian has been styling hair since 2007. She specializes in French hair cutting and color techniques including balyage highlights. In addition to private hair classes in Greenville, she has studied in New York at Bumble and Bumble University as well as at Vidal Sassoon Academy in South Beach.
Jillian focuses on the quality of a hairstyle. She enjoys spending time on the consultation to make sure her clients get what fits not only their facial features but their lifestyle and styling habits. “I absolutely love making my clients feel beautiful”
Christa has been a professional stylist for eight years. She uses hair as her canvas, bringing a distinctive and fresh approach to draw out each clients unique beauty. “Hair is my art and Iove the process of transforming someone from start to finish.”
Christa has a personal goal to grow and excel in her craft by continuing her education and building her arsenal of skills. She has taken numerous styling, coloring and cutting classes including Bumble and Bumble workshops in New York, private instruction at Sassoon Academy in South Beach, and many locally held workshops.
Melissa has been styling hair for over nine years. She completed an intense one year internship including instruction with Pascal Bensimon and Alessandro Mangerini in a top salon before beginning her career as a hair care specialist. She specializes in the French cutting technique, balayage, and keratin smoothing treatments.