Meet the Stylists

Jodi Mehan

Jodi Mehan has reinvented herself as a comeback hair designer and is taking on this amazing profession once again.  Dually educated in Exercise Physiology and Hair Design, her experience has been both in the fitness industry as an owner/trainer and as a Stylist who was awarded Membership to the $100,000 Stylist Club at Rumor’s Salon.  Jodi loves to help women feel good about the accessory they never take off, their hair!  Jodi recognizes that the consultation is the key component of any hair appointment.  This is where her expertise in helping clients find the most complimentary style and color for their face shape, coloring and lifestyle comes into play.

Jodi graduated from the Orlo School of Hair Design in 2001 and began her career at Rumors Salon in Loudonville where she had continued education in coloring, styling and haircutting from companies such as Paul Mitchell, KMS and Goldwell.  Jodi also became an educator traveling nationally to teach Salon Business Coaching based out of the UK. She then moved to Saratoga and joined a successful  high end salon on Broadway and built her clientele specializing in makeovers.

After becoming a successful entrepreneur in the fitness industry to 10 years, as her family grew up she decided to get back behind the chair to revisit her creative side while still loving the way Wellness and Beauty go together in making a woman feel her best! Her goal is to have you looking and feeling your own skin and she looks forward helping you do just that.

Alex DeAngelo

Alex started her career in Austin's School of Spa, graduating in 2015. She loves coloring – blondes in particular. She's an amazing makeup artist and just generally a natural in the cosmetology industry.

Chris Sorell

Chris is a fan of re-invention.  He began with serving in the US Navy for four years and followed that up by progressing through the ranks at a local jewelry store - beginning as a shipping and receiving clerk, climbing to Director of Operations within 21 years.
Chris and his wife, Melanie, opened up 2 hair salons within 6 months of each other in Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa NY. After running the inventory, expenses, payroll and other hats, he decided it was his time to get behind the chair – Graduating the cosmetology program in 2019. Chris is passionate about the business his wife and he built, and is looking forward to serving clients as a licensed hairstylist, in addition to continuing serving everyone as a small business owner. He will focus on coloring and cutting initially, and will add as he grows behind the chair.

Contact Chris at (518) 330-2004.

Jennifer Badaszewski

Jenn a long-time resident of the Saratoga region has been working hard perfecting her craft behind the chair for 9 years. She values being inspired by continued education and honing her skills to share with her valued clients. Jenn is a Wella color expert who specializes in the most natural, highly dimensional blondes, aiming to provide that sun-kissed look only vacation usually provides. She has taken multiple advanced cutting classes with ColorProof guru Phillip Wilson as well as learned many classic and modern techniques at the Wella World Studio in NYC. In addition to these, she has attended both Moroccan Oil and Wella formal styling classes. She has been lucky to train with some very influential stylists in the industry and will continue to strive to provide an exceptional experience for her clients.

Diane Palma

Diane is native to the Capital District and has trained internationally, nationally and locally in hair and makeup artistry while working 30 years in salon as well as freelancing as a television, celebrity, print, editorial and NYC fashion week hair and makeup artist. For the past 10 years she has concurrently worked in the mental health field, and is also a Reiki II practitioner.  Her focus is on bridging her skill sets as an Integrative Beauty and Wellness practitioner.

Melanie Sorell
Senior Stylist/Owner

Melanie has worked in the hair industry most of her life, beginning at the age of 12 she worked with her mother in a salon on Long Island, washing and sweeping hair. After moving to Upstate New York, Melanie attended Yandon-Dillion BOCES through her high school. She started her professional career at age 18, in a salon in the Wilton Mall where she mastered clipper cutting. At age 20, Melanie worked at a small, high-end salon in Saratoga Springs where she was educated in hair coloring and foiling, and developed her own style of women’s cutting. Melanie's further education includes Wella Master Colorist, razor cutting with Arrojo and up-styling with Martin Parsons, and becoming a Sebastian Educator. Melanie is currently focusing on the business she and her husband created with her family. Melanie has a heavy client schedule and is currently only available for consultation with new clients. Melanie is always happy to help out in other ways, whenever she is needed.

Contact Melanie at (518) 496-3702.

Meet the Team

The Lockettes Team