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Octavia Hair Design was established in 1998 with the idea of bringing exceptional hair care to the east side. As a Toni and Guy Support Salon, our education is top of the line focusing on leading trends, rocking styles, and amazing color!

The TIGI Copyright Colour is setting a new industry standard for professional hair color; providing the opportunity to color your hair with freedom and expression, using your unique personal style to enhance your individuality.

American Crew brings us the tools to help the men in our lives get their grooming up to par. With products for every hair type, they make it easy to keep our men on top of their game.

Nioxin has kept hair growing for over 15 years and we support their systems for helping hair grow back; they have never let us down.

Keratin Complex Smoothing System has revolutionized the hair straightening world by bringing a wonderful formaldehyde free smoothing treatment. The system reduces drying time by 50% and removes 90% of frizz.

Octavia also features fantastic add on services such as, Shellac manicures, pedicures, air brush tanning, and eyelash extensions.

We specialize in special occasion up-dos and welcome bridal parties for hair and makeup as well as high school girls going to prom or any dance!

Meet the Stylists

Melinda Pahl

Melinda Pahl


As the owner of Octavia Hair Design, Melinda had the idea to bring the latest trends and upscale customer service to the east side. She has successfully built a great environment that has been in business since 1998. Melinda earned her cosmetology license while she was in high school through the program offered at Warren Woods Tower; she has been in the beauty industry for 20 years. Melinda has amazing passion for the industry and is always striving for the best. She attends classes regularly to ensure that her clients are getting the latest styles and techniques. Melinda plays an active role in every aspect of the salon, from behind the chair to behind the desk, she enjoys coming to work every day to see the smile on her client’s faces. Melinda recently graduated from Paul Mitchell Schools in 2013 and received her license to become an educator.

    Sammy Weedman

    Sammy Weedman

    Salon Manager/Stylist (hair/nails/waxing)

    Sammy started her relationship with Octavia Hair Design as a client. She realized how fun it was to express yourself through your hair style and that intrigued her to enroll at The Gallery College of Beauty. She graduated in 2007 and began assisting right away, she has now been a member of the Octavia team for seven years. Sammy encourages each client to find a fun way to express their personality through hair and makeup. Not only is Sammy specialized in hair, she also has branched out into nails, makeup and waxing. Sammy recently became Salon Manager back in February and now does hair on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

      Jessica Mackey

      Jessica Mackey

      Stylist (Cutting, Coloring, Make-up, Manicures, Up-dos, and Waxing)

      Jessica started her journey at Octavia while completing school at Paul Mitchell the School, she got her license in 2009 and began building her own clientele in 2010. Having passion for the industry and a strong sense of creativity, Jessica takes great pride in her career. She loves seeing her clients leave with a smile on their face. Just like the rest of the Octavia team, Jessica attends regular classes to keep up on the current techniques and trends in the industry. Jessica took a trip out to Denver, Co to take an American Crew men's cutting class and is now on her way to becoming an educator for American Crew!  Her specialties include, men’s cutting, Women's cutting and coloring and special occasion up-dos.


        Aubrey Harris

        Stylist (hair/nails/waxing)

        Aubrey is the newest face to Octavia. She joined the team while still attending Paul Mitchell Schools and graduated in September 2013. She has her certification in airbrush make-up and also helps at the Detroit Opera House doing hair and make-up for the cast. Aubrey is eager to learn and master her skills in the industry by attending classes and keeping up on the latest trends. Aubrey loves interacting with clients and strives to give them the best look!


          Christina DiMaggio


          Christina has over 20 years nail experience in the business.  She started her education at the Fashion School of Beauty in Troy. Christina has worked with Melinda for 13 years and started over at Total Tan where Octavia was first located. She is our part time nail tech and spends the majority of her time at home with her daughter.

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