About Us

Your Trusted Hair Salon Since 2013

Maven Salon in Lynchburg is a hub for Paul Mitchell-trained hairstylists and cosmetologists. Led by owner Mallory Evans, the Maven team is committed to providing you with a remarkable color (or haircut) through its dynamic combination of style and service. With a combined 30+ years of experience in their field, the Maven stylists deliver the styles you crave. Let the ladies at Maven Salon prepare your hair for your next wedding, prom, or special occasion.

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Elizabeth Hill

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Savvy Stylist

Elizabeth has been in the hair industry for 7 years. She loves creating lived-in-looks with textured cuts and balayages, as well as creating wild fantasy colors. She is a proud wife and mom of two beautiful children - Bella and Ace. She is a firm believer in the importance of traveling to experience new people and cultures. Some countries she has visited include South Africa, Spain, Germany, France, El Salvador, Italy and England. She plans on taking many more trips with her family in the future. 

Ashley Speck

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Talent Stylist

Ashley graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Roanoke in October of 2019. She thrives off of interacting with guests and making them feel confident. Blondes and vivids are her favorite, but she loves everything in between as well.  She has one calico cat named Pumpkin.

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Amber Krapf

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Salon Assistant

After a brief sabbatical, Amber rejoined the Maven Salon team in March of 2021. She is a skilled thinker who is quick on her feet and is constantly furthering her talents. The word no is rarely in her vocabulary. When she's not pounding the pavement at Maven, Amber spends her free time running her own business (Haven Aesthetics), making candles, hunting/fishing, and being a great dog mom to her sweet fluff baby Kamry.

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Mallory Evans

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Owner / Maven Stylist / Paul Mitchell National Educator

Mallory, the owner of Maven Salon and Maven At The Lake, is a Forest resident and graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Tysons in McLean, Virginia. Mallory is also a National Color Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. She is happily married with three children.

Paige Viar

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Talent Stylist

Paige is obsessed with every type of art there is, and hair is no different! She loves creating and achieving her guest's dream hair. Paige has an art and science degree and has trained in hair for four years. She has two fur babies and enjoys playing videogames, painting, and eating chocolate in her spare time. Continued education and fun hair is her Maven mantra.

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Coleen Reed

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Student Apprentice

Coleen was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has always loved hair and makeup. She especially enjoys creating new, never-before-seen looks! Blondes and pinks are her favorite, but she will gladly give her guests any color they desire. When she's not working hard at her in-salon education, Coleen is lifting at the gym (to help fuel her dessert obsession). She also loves relaxing by all bodies of water (pools, lakes, oceans, etc.). Give her a try!

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Hattiebelle Spigener

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Salon Assistant

Hattiebelle grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from Heritage High School in 2018. From there, she moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She also completed the Musical Theatre Conservatory program in 2020. During COVID-19, Hattie decided to come back to her hometown. When she did, she discovered a newfound passion for hair and makeup. In her spare time, you’ll still find her dancing and singing around her house. She also thoroughly enjoys Disney Movies.

Drew Evans

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Owner

Drew considers himself blessed to work in one of the fastest growing industries today. While not a licensed member of the beauty community, his experience as an owner of Maven Salon has created a new appreciation for the positive daily impact salons have on the general public. Drew is a graduate of Shenandoah University and takes pride in learning through interactions with Maven Salon's guests and team members, as well as traveling the world for hair shows. 

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 Jeff Johnson

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Salon Manager

Jeff is a graduate of Longwood University, where he received his degree in Business Management. Jeff's people skills are second to none, and he considers himself to be a math wizard. He loves helping people, especially the Maven team and their amazing guests, and is here to please everyone. Outside of work, Jeff loves playing sports and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Maryhelen Baker

Talent Stylist

Maryhelen graduated cosmetology school in 2021. She is always excited to bring a guest's hair vision to life. Maryhelen is always excited to learn the newest trends and techniques. She wants her clients to feel welcome and comfortable in her chair and confident and beautiful when they leave the salon. When not in the salon, Maryhelen loves spending time with her English Shepherds, Penny and Finn, traveling and trying new foods.