Mel Wikner - Founder
Mel began her career in 2006 after graduating from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. She has since developed into one of the most dynamic and versatile stylists in the Twin Cities. Her work has been featured in Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine, at New York Fashion Week, and numerous editorial and commercial shoots.
Mel has an eye for detail, and for bringing out her clients individuality and style. Opening Brixton Hue is an exciting step in her career, and one that draws on her years of experience to create an atmosphere of luxury, style, and creativity.
As an artistic entrepreneur, I owned and operated a prominent upscale salon for over 20 years in Michigan. I have recently relocated to Prior Lake to become a part of the Brixton Hue Salon team. I specialize in Business, Advanced Color, and Technical Coursework. I have the experience of working in multiple Fashion Weeks, The Oscars and several reality television programs in Hollywood, New York, and London. My optimism, energy, sense of humor, and natural ability to connect with people has helped me coach and mentor throughout this industry. I am continuing to challenge myself and look forward to growing in my new community.
I started my journey in the industry after college in Willmar, MN. Being that I was raised in Shakopee, being close to home in Prior Lake is so nice. I specialize in blonde hair. It can be so complex, yet so simple in certain situations, always leaving the opportunity to learn something new. I pride myself in education, I would love to become an educator myself one day to inspire many others in the ways I feel inspired. I am constantly learning new trends and styles to keep my clients feeling fabulous, while also providing them with the easiest and most efficient ways to create the looks they love at home. I am so stoked to welcome all new and returning clients to this beautiful new space.
My family and I have been living in Prior Lake since 2011, and we love this community. I have worked in the salon industry for almost 7 years and I love watching the transformations of the clients and creativity of each stylist. My favorite part of this job is interacting with each of the clients that visit. I love getting to know all about them and their families. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service field, and I will do everything I can to make sure your experience is better than you expect!
I am one of Brixton Hue’s front desk coordinators. I am also a student at Metropolitan State University. I will be graduating with a Business Marketing Degree in the near future, and I am eager to put my marketing skills, knowledge, and experience towards this business! Prior Lake is my hometown, and I look forward to working in this community and seeing familiar faces walk through our door. Brixton Hue is such a fresh, bright, and fun space to be in; I am excited to have you come in and enjoy it as well!