SILVIA MINEVAOwner/ Platinum Stylist
Silviya is originally from Bulgaria. She came to the United States in 2005 with a dream to open an upscale salon and spa. She got her cosmetology license in 2004 from the Charleston Cosmetology Institute and passionately created Silvia Salon and Spa in 2011. To help build her dream salon and spa she attended Inspiring Champions business classes. Silviya has participated in various styling competitions and traveled to the Orlando, Atlanta and New York City international hair shows. She believes in the power of continued education and is always working to improve her techniques.
Growing up in New Jersey, Michelle always had a passion for hair design. She decided to pursue this passion while living in Myrtle Beach by attending Strand College of Hair Design earning her certificate in Cosmetology, as well as other awards for excelling in various hair and makeup competitions. After completing her certification, Michelle did an apprenticeship under a Paul Mitchell educator, helping expand her knowledge along with her skill set and providing her with a newfound love for the Paul Mitchell brand. She enjoys keeping up with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry by attending hair shows around the country. Michelle moved to the area in August of 2016 and is excited to be able to grow as an artist, share her knowledge, and create amazing hair alongside the fabulous team here at Silvia's!
Amy first fell in love with the beauty industry while working as a salon assistant. She attended the Charleston Cosmetology Institute and became a licensed cosmetologist in 2011. Amy has attended various beauty conventions across the across the country and prides herself on being on the cutting edge of the latest hair trends. She came to Silvia’s in 2014 and has been enjoying sharing her passion for beauty with her clients.
MEGAN SWATTSilver Stylist
Megan became a licensed cosmetologist in Ohio in 2002. She completed a two year apprenticeship at one of Cleveland’s top salons specializing in color and cutting. Megan moved to Charleston in 2007 where she worked at a local resort and became exceptionally skilled in bridal styling. She came to Silvia’s in 2014 and has enjoyed more opportunities to continue her education through in-salon education and traveling to international hair shows.
APRIL MIDDAUGHSilver Stylist
April attended the Paul Mitchell School of Charleston and graduated in 2016 with her Cosmetology license. Since then April has attended various hair shows throughout the country including New York, Florida and Las Vegas. She loves all aspects of the beauty industry including her passion in HotHead Tape-In Hair Extensions. She continues her education to keep up with the latest trends and techniques while expanding her knowledge in the industry.
CRISTINA SHELTONBronze Stylist
Cristina grew up all over the world until her father retired from the Navy and Charleston became her
forever home. Hair has always been Cristina’s true calling even though she spent several years
pursuing other passions. She earned her degree in Psychology from Columbia and bartended for many years after.
Cristina decided it was time to follow her true calling and went on to graduate top of the class at
Paul Mitchell in 2021. Color and balayage are Cristina’s favorite services to perform.PS: She
loves to cut up with clients, and she gives amazing scalp massages!
Bronze Stylist/Skin Care Specialist
Emma is from New Jersey and knew she wanted to do hair at a young age. She was trying to find a career that would be fun and didn’t feel like a job to her. Emma has worked in a variety of fields but ultimately decided she wanted to pursue her passion for hair. She started going to a trade school in New Jersey for cosmetology and realized that was definitely the career for her.She got licensed and started doing men’s haircuts along with doing some women’s cuts. She worked in barbershops in New Jersey for five years before making the leap to move to South Carolina. She began assisting at Silvia Salon and found the place for her! Emma is currently doing men's haircuts while enhancing her skills for women's hair. When not at the salon, Emma can be found snuggling up with her cat, Sansa, taking walks in nature, or watching a good chick flick.
ANGEL RICESalon Coordinator
Angel is a South Carolina native having spent her most of her life in the upstate and her college
years at Clemson University. She relocated to Charleston after college and has held multiple
leadership positions over the years. She enjoys the relationships built through customer service and
promoting healthy, happy work environments for employees. She stumbled across Silvia Salon and Spa
and found immediately that she wanted to join the amazing group of kind, talented souls here. In her
spare time, Angel is usually baking, reading, or adventuring with her boyfriend and pup.