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The team

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meet heather

heather mariano / OWNER + STYLIST  

Fletcher and Gaines was created by Heather Mariano as a place for community to grow and competition to be a thing of the past. Heather started her career in 2011 when she stormed the wedding industry with the idea of creating an unforgettable experience for brides on their wedding day by launching Sweet Magnolia Beauties. Since then she has worked with 100+ brides, had her work featured in publications including The Knot and Wedding Wire and won The Best Of Award. Before opening Fletcher and Gaines, Heather owned two previous salons, this is where she was able to find her core values and learn exactly the type of space she wanted to create for not only clients but for the stylists who would call this salon their home. Now she is living out her wildest dreams with her high school sweetheart, raising two beautiful little girls.

Carleigh Plott / STYLIST 

Carleigh began her career in the hair industry in August of 2021, but her passion for all things beauty started at a young age watching her big sister behind the chair. Once she completed high school, Carleigh jumped right into Cosmetology school. There the industry stole her heart and she couldn't wait to get behind a chair of her own. Her passion for this industry didn't stop there, she expanded her skills, traveling to Florida to became certified in JZ Hair Extensions along with offering brides wedding hair and makeup for their big day. Carleigh completed the cosmetology program in just 11 months and began her career as a booth renter in a salon in Downtown Kannapolis. After a few months, God opened up a new door that led her to joining Fletcher and Gaines. With the abilities and talents that God has given her, her goal is to make every single one her of clients feel beautiful from the inside out when they walk out of the salon.

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meet carleigh

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meet  stefanie

Stefanie Nichols / STYLIST  

Stefanie began her career in this industry as a receptionist at a local salon then shortly after she was promoted to a salon assistant for two years where her love for this career became undeniable. After two years of assisting and learning priceless, hands on skills she earned her Cosmetology license. That was 14 years ago and there is no stopping her anytime soon. Stefanie has a love for color transformations and textured, lived-in cuts when she’s behind the chair but her real passion is the mountains and living for outdoor adventures with her husband and two daughters, Breighlee and Adella.

Katie White / STYLIST 

Meet Katie, a licensed cosmetologist in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Katie has been doing hair since 2018 and can truly say this is her truest passion. Connecting with others is huge to Katie, so creating gorgeous hair while doing that was a dream come true.  Katie's salon home is Fletcher and Gaines however her and her husband, Jake actually reside in Lexington (home of the best BBQ in the sound - hands down). They love traveling together and take every possible opportunity to make it over to the coast. Katie is a beach lover. That's why her lived in color, hair extensions and blonding will give you ALL the beachy vibes. Katie's #1 goal is to bring a touch of salt and sand to the salon so that her clients always leave feeling sunkissed and ocean tumbled. 

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meet katie

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meet aleksa

Aleksa Plott / STYLIST  

Aleksa started her hair career shortly after realizing attending a university wasn’t her true passion. She quickly realized her passion was to make women feel beautiful and give them their dream hair. She attended the Aveda institute in Charlotte. While there, she got engaged to her high school sweetheart. After graduating from Aveda, she got married and went on her honey moon. Following that she started working as an assistant and continued to learn more about the industry. After 3 years and 2 salons later and building up her dream clientele, God opened up a door for her to join the Fletcher & Gaines team. Aleksa specializes in beaded weft extensions and blonding services. She is excited to start growing her family and continue to make all her clients feel beautiful and loved!

HALLE MORRISON / STYLIST 

Coming Soon!

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meet halle

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meet lexi

Lexi Brackett / SPRAY TAN + MAKEUP ARTIST  

​​Lexi Brackett, a girl who has a heart for making others feel beautiful from the inside out. Lexi got spray tan certified early this year to begin her dream of being back in a salon with her closest friends, the Fletcher and Gaines Family. She started her makeup journey in her early teenage years, always being the go-to girl for prom and formal makeup for her friends, and now for YOU. She is so excited to be a part of the family, and help keep Landis, and you, looking lovely.

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