Michele MacLeod

Master Hair Colorist and Hairstylist. Curly Curly Cutting Expert. Educational Advisor for Joico Color Systems


Even though it’s a beautiful 70 degree day outside I hate to break it to you but Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!! Make sure to book your holiday hair dos before all my appointments are snatched up!!!

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 10/10/2021

Jessica Rabbit who???
is about to stop traffic!!

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 09/11/2021

I’m all about a beautiful Bronde for fall!!! I’m so ready for cider and fire pits!! 🍂 🍁 🔥


To the artists that never give up! 2020 has certainly made necessity the mother of invention. Had a blast on this collaboration and so excited to do more!!

Photography: .beauty.photography
Hair color and style: yours truly 💋


Goodness knows I’ve been every hair color under the sun! Very few photos of me brunette. Should I go back???



Happy First Anniversary Hazel O salon!! The vision Nikita and Marcia created of a beautiful uplifting salon space for every person of every background in ode to their grandmother is a beautiful thing for sure. One I feel so lucky to be a small part of!! Congratulations ladies!! Your hustle and grit is so inspiring, and I have no doubt that Hazel has the biggest proud smile on her face right now.


Pearl Blonde on the awesomeness that is !

Timeline photos 08/29/2020

Hey guys.....it’s pumpkin spiced latte season!! 🍁 ☕️

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 08/25/2020

Doctor Pepper makeover!! Swipe to see the before. (Previous color not my work) A big change is a lot of trust for a first time visit. Thank you for letting me have fun with your locks!

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 08/19/2020

One of the many things I love about curly hair is how moldable it is. With the right cut and disciplined blow dry, you can really have fun with it and make it your own. always lets me have at it with her beautiful full hair. Swipe ➡️ to see her before. Thank you for coming in my dear! And the friends that you have sent my way!!

@ Torpedo Factory Art Center


came in for her first color correction since reopening and released her normal various warm tones to give me complete creative control.
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This cool creation is a custom mix of some of my favorite shades including Periwink and Tru Lav. Of course I had to finish it off with a classic Hollywood Wave!!!

I’ve always been thankful that a winding path has lead me to the hair industry. However, now I’m even more grateful for my craft and that I get to be creative for a living. As well the social aspect of what I do I so appreciate. This whole new reality has completely confirmed what an extrovert I am. 😂 My heart goes out to all of the salons and stylists across the country who are unable to work in even new normal conditions. 🙏🏼


Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 08/11/2020

Good bye quarentine madness, hello smooth and healthy. ✌🏻 swipe to see the crazy before! 😵 Some of you remember me mentioning the Defy Damage in salon treatment. We always use it on to bring her hair back to life!
What is it? It’s an in salon pro treatment, which strengthens smooths and repairs hair, and an at home system that keeps the magic going. Arn’t we all defying damage these days? 😉

Timeline photos 08/10/2020

This beautiful wheat blonde brought to you using the n**e NW line by . Summer is in full force!!

Timeline photos 08/05/2020

These days our smize game is strong!! Always great to see the beautiful . A blonde bob is one of my favorite chic looks.

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 04/29/2020

Show me your roots!!! Slide 👉🏻 to check it out closer. Anything you see in that 2 inch regrowth isn’t blonde. Yup those are my wisdom lights! I have little antennas too. You’ve just not seen them before because normally I keep those suckers under 🔐 Hairstylist-they’re just like you. 😂

No make up no blow dry selfie, just a little clear lip gloss. My skin was a complete mess going into quarantine but I’m working on it getting back to right. I don’t think it’s used to not wearing makeup everyday, or, ya know stress. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Some kitchen remedies at first and now I’m testing some products including a Vitamin C serum. I’ll let you know how that goes!! Support your stylist in the simplest way-wait for us!! 🙌🏻🙏🏼💜💜💜

@ Alexandria, Virginia

Timeline photos 04/06/2020

The DC police department is asking for empty travel sized spray bottles for their supply of hand sanitizer to be distributed to their officers and first responders. I’m taking up a collection that will be picked up from my home. Let’s rally the troops. Please contact me if you can help or pass the word along.

Timeline photos 03/23/2020

The Governor of VA has now mandated all salons to close for the next 30 days. It may be more. I’ll be reaching out to everyone as time goes on to keep everyone in the loop. If you have any questions (no matter how wacky you think they may be) let me know!

Timeline photos 03/13/2020

I’ve had a lot of you reach out to make sure that I’m still honoring and booking appointments and the answer is yes! The new salon has always been and always will be meticulously clean and sanitized, we have plenty of soap and hand sanitizer. (We’re all germaphobes on a good day) If you are at all not feeling well please contact me and we can reschedule when your feeling better. As well I respect you and your health and will notify you if I feel the need to reschedule. Stay calm and healthy everyone!!

Timeline photos 03/05/2020

Hello Beautiful People!! Availability for Saturday and Evening appointments with me for March and April are very limited! Please plan ahead so that you can get a date that works for you!! Use the BOOK NOW button in the bio or feel free to contact me directly. As always thank you so much for your continued support! Yours forever in Style.💆🏼‍♀️💇🏼‍♀️

Timeline photos 02/27/2020

New Buisness Card Who Dis?

Timeline photos 02/21/2020

I’ve never entered the for before but, hey why not? 🤷🏼‍♀️ came back in to get her do done. I love hanging out with this lady, and hang we do. She’s got quite the mane! 🙈 good luck everyone!

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my loves out there! Inspired by one of the sunrises I saw in Marina Del Ray last week, this romantic blend has a lot of the shades from the Love Aura collection. I melted together Hot Kiss, Passion Berry, Mauve Amor, Peach, Rose, and Light Pink to mimic the morning sky. My top things I love in life is a beautiful view, bright intense colors, and the laughter of my friends. I’ve gotten all of them in spades lately and they make this Valentine’s day very special!

@ Chart House


Every year I go train with Joico but this year I got the opportunity to train in the headquarters at Hinkle’s Academy of Hair! With Guest Artists and Advisors from all over the world we learned the latest trends techniques and tips. We also laughed and bonded a ton. Enjoy this little video of highlights from my experience.

Photos from Michele MacLeod's post 02/09/2020

⚡️Color Correction!!⚡️Swipe 👉🏻 to see the before. 😱😱😱 (previous color not my work) I came home from LA and as usual straight back into the salon 💃 I got to transform from a unicorn back to a beautiful copper á lá curly Amy Adams. Converting someone to intense colors is one thing, bringing them back to a natural hue is a whole other level! You can see the power Defy Damage Pro and Lumishine color has. 👊🏻 Used step one of Defy Damage I then decided to start with Blonde Life cream lighter to extract the pink and get the benefit of the Monoi oils. Wash-Dry-Step One again then filled using Liquid Demi 7NC. Wash-dry-then step one again. Taking slices, my lo-light was equal parts liquid 6NW and 8NWB, what was left out again was liquid 7NC for extra pigment hold. Glazed all over with perm 8NC and 5vol to create a completely blended result!! What do you think? 🤔 Do you enjoy a good color correction?

@ The Light Horse

Timeline photos 02/05/2020

So grateful to be a part of Joicon Global 2020!! Great first day completed and I can’t wait to bring back what I learn for my clients and to teach it to other stylist!!

Joicon 2020

Our largest group in the Henkel HQ! Much love, admiration, and gratitude to everyone here!!! Kicking off 2020 with an amazing and Joiful start!!!

Timeline photos 02/01/2020

First month of being a business owner complete and I couldn’t be more joyful!! It’s occurred to and I that we didn’t fully explain that we are separate entities but we work as a team. 💪🏻 We both have very different strengths, but the same sense of humor. 😜 This journey would not have been as wonderful or as successful with out each other, along with all our friends, and clients! Thank you to everyone who has made this so successful we love you all!


Timeline photos 01/31/2020

Want some wine? 🥂 Silly question of course you do. Tomorrow from 1-3pm will be in my new salon home 108 N. Washington St. Alexandria VA. 22314. A perfect excuse to stop by, say hi and taste their clean environmentally friendly varietals!!

Timeline photos 01/25/2020

Getting in on the trend and well I freaking love Dolly!! thanks 😘

Timeline photos 01/23/2020

“What’s a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet?” Let me re-introduce myself. Why is my handle ? Well, simple answer is - It’s an abbreviation of my name. But I am anything but simple. 💃

Playfully it’s a spin off of “mish mosh” 🤓 In this world of branding where you are suppose to be known for doing one thing-that’s not who I am. I do many things. Straight, curly, beautifully natural, bright intensity, sexy, or classically simplistic. I refuse box myself in. To me it’s about connection and authenticity. Screw the boxes. 📦

Also I’m a mish mosh of a person. Sometimes loud out going, sometimes shy and secluded. I say please and thank you like a saint, but swear like a sailor. Yeah, OK, complicated, but in the best way. 😎

I am named after my godfather Micheal, hence why I have one L in Michele. My last name MacLeod is a point of pride. I can trace may family back 500 years from USA to Nova Scotia and then Scotland. Unless you are a fan of The Highlander, almost no one spells or pronounces it right. (Still love both the series and the movies though)
I grew up going to the Highland games in New Hampshire, listening to bagpipes, and watching the sports that started in the Jacobite days. Thanks to my father and family, I know all our family tartans and our fairy tales. Our family castle on the Isle of Sky is a dream of mine to visit.

The Chief of MacLeod’s motto when I was born was “murus aheneus esto” Loosely translated it means, “Be thy a wall of brass” In my experience that motto can both help and hurt you. Be strong, hold your ground, get through it. But it can also be a hindrance when you try to be too strong, and too proud to ask for help, or not recognize your own weaknesses.

Luckily I have amazing people in my life who have told me to be kind to myself. The people who have inspired me, have made me want to inspire others to pass on what some don’t even know they have done for me.

My logo is a play off of a sketch my mother drew. I love the industry I’m in, and have fought hard to stay in it. Let’s see what the future Holds!

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Joico Global training 2020 highlights.



108 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 4pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm

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