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.”
Christa has been a professional stylist since 2006. 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.
Alchemy Fine Hair is proud to be partnered with Sara Smith. Sara recently moved to Greenville from the Atlanta area. She is a newlywed and a new Mom to baby Oliver. Sara loves outdoors, travel and cooking.
We are lucky to have Sara as part of our team because she offers diversified point of view built over 14 years of training across the country. Her aptitude in the industry earned her many educational travel experiences New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, to name a few. Her too honor to date was being chosen. As a stylist for IBC HAIRCARE at the 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York.
Sara is inspired by natural beauty and uses soft and natural colors paired with precision cuts to create a classic look.
Amber Callahan SpaceStylist
After a two year hiatus to raise her son, Amber reentered the beauty industry in 2015. Now that her son is in grade school Amber is able to pursue her passion for making her clients look and feel beautiful.
Amber began her career as an esthetician and stylist in 2003 leading her to become a spa leader in an Aveda salon. She relocated to Columbia, SC to open a new salon and spa. After managing the team for two years she returned to Greenville where her family and her heart is.
Amber loves bringing relaxation, beauty and education to her salon guests. Amber enjoys working with all hair types and textures.
In addition all of her skin and hair training, Amber has just completed a ten month apprenticeship focusing on French Hair Cutting and balayage hair painting.
Amber is able to combine her expertise in skin, hair and color art to bring you excellence in hair care and caring customer service.