Meraki Team


Kate Wilson

Hi! I am Kate Willson, founder and signature stylist of Meraki Beauty. 

At a young age I found my love for all things beauty whether it was fashion, hair trends or overall design. 

I attended cosmetology school from 2005 through 2007 and I have continued every year since. 
After school I continue to grow my knowledge and skills through training classes and partaking in hair shows.

My love for education in this industry is what helps keep me fresh and inspired to create styles that people can confidently display to the world. 
I feel very blessed to have a passion for my work and such love for the guests who invite me Into their worlds, one hair appointment at a time.

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more about Kate?

Outside of being at the salon, you will find me spending time with my wonderful husband, Adam. We enjoy travelling, mostly to beachy spots, but we also enjoy checking out new cities to catch a sports game and go to a nice dinner. 

When I have a couple hours to myself, I am most likely to be indulging in a pampering treatment for myself such as a massage, pedicure, facial, or even just a wash and style for my hair. I believe that this type of “field research” inspires me to bring the best and most relaxing environment to our own hair salon, Meraki Beauty.

  Thank you for taking some time to understand and learn more about me and what has inspired me to become a hair stylist. I am beyond grateful for each and every one of you and I look forward to serving new and loyal guests each and every week!

My Values

I have a great love for pampering. Whether its a great massage, pedicure, facial, or a simple hair wash & style. Whenever there is a free day on vacation or a personal day at home you will most likely find me enjoying a pampered treatment for myself. I believe that this “field research” helps inspire me to create a great & beautiful guest experience, which results in a relaxing environment at Meraki Beauty.
My family morals run deep and I have a great love for children. My nieces and nephews have such a special place in my heart and I enjoy spoiling them with fun adventures, movie dates, and overnight trips.

My Personal Journey

Outside of the salon, you will find me spending time with my wonderful husband Adam. He has been constantly encouraging me since the very first day working at a salon 12 years ago all the way to creating and opening Meraki Beauty in January 2019. Adam and I also enjoy travelling, mostly to the beach but we also love checking out new cities for a sports game and a nice dinner. A few places that have stole my heart include Saint John in the US Virgin Islands, Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina.

My Admiration

Kate Willson, the founder and signature stylist, is so grateful for all her guests, friends, and family that have supported and encouraged her to open Meraki Beauty. This support is directly related to the success and what has made Meraki Beauty thrive. Kate understands that there is un-measureable power in all of these connections and for that she is so thankful for every single one of you. Thank you for taking the time to understand me, now give me a chance to learn about you. I look forward to meeting and serving new and loyal guest each and every week.


Our Hair Stylists

We make sure that our team is the best of the best! 
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Brittany Lochren

Hair Stylist
Hi! I’m Brit. I have been in the hair industry for over 9 years now. I have a great love for this industry and I enjoy growing my skills every passing year. I specialize in Goldwell lived in color, healthy hair, and also enjoy vivid coloring (adding pops of fashion tones). I stay up on new cutting techniques which I believe allows me to create your perfect cut and style custom to you. 

I love making my clients feel even more beautiful, happy, and confident after each visit. My love of styling also led me to become a pro educator for the hair brand, Amika. I enjoy sharing my styling and product knowledge to help you build beautiful hair at home too! Looking forward to our next hair date!
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Emma Salome

Hair Stylist
Hi! I’m Emma. I began in the cosmetology industry in 2018, receiving my license in the Spring of 2020. I have assisted Kate here at Meraki Beauty since I started my journey in hair. I am very passionate about the beauty industry. 

I love working with guests to create the perfect style for them! I enjoy furthering my education and growing my skills behind the chair. I specialize in blonding, balayage, beaded extensions, and all things color! I also enjoy cutting, styling, and making inspirations into a reality! I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you in building your beauty goals!
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Maria Canzoneri

Hair Stylist
Hi, I’m Maria! Growing up, I had many family members in the beauty industry. This initially got me interested in beauty and fashion. In high school, I started to create looks for weddings, proms, formal occasions, etc. This is when my love and passion grew for my career. I attended Leon’s Beauty School in 2018. I went on to assist for a year and then became a full time stylist in the Buffalo area for 2 years. Continuing my education is what keeps my flow of creativity fresh and this is reflected on my clients. 

I enjoy coloring, balayage, eyebrow waxing/tinting, as well as bridal styling; makeup and updos. Not only do I love creating high fashion looks, but I also love enhancing one’s natural beauty. Having confidence and good self esteem play a huge part in who you are every day. I love bringing this out in my guests through my work. I am looking forward to providing my services to you at Meraki!
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Rachael McShea

Hair Stylist/Eyelash Technician
Hi! I’m Rachael. I was licensed in Cosmetology in 2007. Fun fact, I went to cosmetology school with Kate and she is one of my best friends! I have continued to keep my license active since graduating and after several years in another career, I feel I have finally found my calling in the beauty industry. I am beyond grateful to be a stylist here at Meraki Beauty and I’m loving meeting all the amazing people we serve. I am a wife, a mom of 2 beautiful baby girls, and a dog mama to 2 big pups so I know what it’s like to need some pampering! Recently, I have been continuing my education in esthetics by becoming certified in lash lifts and lash extensions.

I love to enhance someone's natural beauty through their lashes. If you’re ready for some relaxing treatments, head my way. I can’t wait to make you feel your best! Looking forward to your visit!
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