Micah Yarbrough Lipscomb
Salon Owner, Micah Yarbrough Lipscomb, started her career in 2005. It didn’t take long for her to have a following of clients that appreciate her attention to detail. Micah has always aspired to own a salon so that she could create the perfect experience. She feels that building a staff through apprenticeship is the best approach so that all of the stylists have the same core training and workmanship.
Because of her dedication to be the best, Micah has continued education well beyond getting her masters in cosmetology. She has trained under some of the nation’s best stylists and educators helping to make her one of the most sought after stylists in the Birmingham area.
Jana Lacey Thomas
Jana Lacey was Micah’s first apprentice and has a very similar creative style. Jana brought many years of experience working for dermatologists so she became an excellent source of knowledge for our clients with skin care needs. As a master cosmetologist, Jana has traveled throughout the United States to train under some of the top educators and industry leaders. She feels that continuing education is not only fun and extremely motivating but also a priority when striving to be the greatest version of yourself.
Jana lives in Crestwood with her husband Grant and their two pit bulls, Jazz and Effie May. She’s an avid dog lover and promotes humane treatment for all breeds. Having two siblings who are also stylists, you might say Jana was born to be a stylist! Jana handles our social media and is always in the know of all things trending! When not at the salon Jana is enjoying live music at our local venues, dining out, hiking and traveling.
Paige Randolph Johnston
Paige started her career as a hair stylist in 2011. She has trained in New York, Atlanta, Denver, Miami and Orlando to stay on top of her craft. Paige has received her L’Oreal Professional Expert Network training and plans to continue with training to become a traveling artist with L’Oreal Professional. With an array of experience in sales, marketing and management– working with clients is second nature for Paige. She is trained in all things beauty but every stylist has their specialties; bob haircuts, color, balayage and natural make-up enhancements are her expertise.
Paige lives with her husband, Mark and their zoo of animals. They enjoy cooking, entertaining and traveling. They are excited to embark on a new adventure and become foster parents. Paige’s greatest passion is helping people. Whether she is sharing her favorite restaurant or recipe, teaching her clients how to style their hair, sharing advice or a story, Paige always has something to say that will peek your interest. She says, “If I live each day with the attempt to make others happy, then it was a good day.”
Morgan Thompson is an art major, that has, for years, been developing skills that stylist use daily in their craft. Working with texture, color and dimension come naturally to her. Make-up is an extension of art and she has become a pro at teaching clients how to look their best with Jane Iredale make-up as well as helping clients with event make-up. Morgan is using these same skills with color and haircutting.
Morgan graduated cum laude from Troy University with a BA in Fine Arts. Prior to joining the Muse team, Morgan was a Rotary Scholar in France for a year. Her time abroad inspired her to teach French for 5 years after returning to Alabama. Morgan lives in Southside with husband, David and their 2 cats, Buddy and Ralphie. Their historic Southside home was built in 1910 and has brought them much joy restoring to its original beauty. Living a sustainable lifestyle by recycling, composting and gardening are a big part of their lives and have inspired us here at Muse Salon to recycle and try to lower our footprint as a business.
Emily Walton Nava
Emily joined Muse in 2015. She earned her cosmetology license in 2013 and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Birmingham where she was voted Class President. Emily has won numerous hair and makeup competitions including the Aveda Edwin Neil Full Potential Award Finalist, NAHA Participant, and BEACON where she was named one of the top 100 cosmetology students in America. Anywhere from Birmingham to Nashville to Las Vegas, Emily has worked with and studied under some of top industry leaders and continues to master her trade and stretch her skills everyday. Before joining Muse Emily was a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics and worked as a freelance hair and makeup artist for various photo shoots, weddings and special events. Although she has always had one foot in the beauty industry, she has an eclectic background with a degree in Print Journalism and a Masters Degree in Education. Emily has a true love for her trade and is thrilled everyday to be able to take her passion and create a rewarding career in this industry surrounded by beautiful people and beautiful souls.
Tori Johnson is an Alabama graduate with her BA in art and minor in advertising. She has always aspired to pursue a career in cosmetology. Friends and family have always turned to her for advice when it comes to make up and hair. Prior to joining the Muse team Tori attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell where she learned the fundamentals in cosmetology. She lives with her husband Haden and their three dogs Lucy, Piper and Teddy. In her free time she loves to go to the gym, shopping at local boutiques, and spending time with close friends and family.
Kayla is a Birmingham native who has earned her education through an apprenticeship here at Muse Salon! Before entering the world of cosmetology, she worked in the automotive industry which aligns with her interests outside of work. Kayla enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with her two dogs, attending car shows, modifying vehicles, and spirited driving in her spare time. She changed fields to pursue her long-time dream of helping others express their personalities through beautification with cosmetology!