Meet Our Team

Challise & Company hair | skin | body hires team members who are dedicated to the salon and spa industry. We pride ourselves in continuing education to stay ahead of the industry trends to provide our clients with up-to-date styles and techniques for everything from hair to massage to skincare and nailcare.

Get to know our Owners

Our Team Challise Copeland

Challise Copeland
President / Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Challise

Challise started her cosmetology career in 1991. She has seen a lot change throughout the beauty industry over the years. Challise was a wig and make up apprentice with the Atlanta Opera for 5 years, and she freelanced with Clayton State University, Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University in their drama departments specializing in hair and make up. Studying business and marketing at Kennesaw State University, as well as working with SCORE prior to opening Challise & Company, prepared her for business ownership. SCORE allowed her the opportunity to network with, and learn from, a variety of local business owners. Challise & Company hair | skin | body was founded in 2003. The salon has won numerous awards such as Salon Today Top 200 which is nationally recognized and earns the salon the respect and admiration from other salon owners. Challise continues her education for the business and the field by regularly attending business and trade seminars. When not working Challise enjoys spending time with family. She and her husband have 3 children and live in Woodstock, Ga. She feels strongly about a servant leadership which she strives to bring to her staff and clientele daily. This industry drives her to explore the inner beauty in each person and bring that out in her clients.

Our Team Carrie Cox

Carrie Cox
Vice-President / Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Carrie

Carrie is a mom, wife and co-owner of Challise & Company hair | skin | body. She is a licensed master cosmetologist and has been in the industry since 2001. Carrie graduated from Sprayberry High School and attended Kennesaw State University in the business management program. She lives in Marietta with her husband Scott and her 2 beautiful daughters. Carrie loves educating her clients in the world of beauty and is passionate about the world we are leaving for our future generations. She is extremely active in our community working hard to make this the best place possible to live, work & play.

Get to know our Service Providers

Our Team Carrie Cox

Mady Stinnett
Assistant Salon Manager

Meet Mady

Mady has been in the salon environment since she was 14 years old. After she graduated high school, Mady attended Paul Micthell The School Atlanta and graduated to beomce a licensed cosmetologist. Mady loves doing all things hair! One of her favorite services is blonding. Follow her work on Instagram to see beautiful transformations. Mady looks forward to getting to know new clients and growing her education.

Our Team Carrie Cox

Stephanie Krauss
Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie has been a Master Cosmetologist for 32 years and a team member of Challise & Company for over 13 years. She specializes in Aveda color, precision cutting, perms and special occasion styles. She also has extensive training and knowledge of the Aveda product line.

Our Team Carrie Cox

Anya Stetsenko
Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Anya

July 2018 Anya celebrated 20 years in the salon industy. As a Master Cosmetologist she loves everything about styling, coloring, and cutting hair – always looking for new ways to make her customers feel even more beautiful than they already are. Besides working behind the chair she has worked for the L’Oreal School and Aveda corporate. Anya loves spending time with family and friends – including regular trips back to Russia to visit her home town. She recently dropped her son off at LSU to begin his first year in college.

Melissa Lippman

Melissa (Missy) Lippman
Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Missy

Melissa, known as Missy at the salon, started her career in cosmetology in West Palm Beach, Florida, 20 years ago. She is a mother of twins, a boy and a girl. She started working at Challise & Company over 3 years ago. Missy specializes in working at the assisted living facilities during the week and on Saturday she is in the main salon providing a full array of hair serivces, as well as facials and waxing services that include eye brow, face, underarms and legs. One of Missy’s favorite services is hair color. She loves making the client’s face light up as they leave the salon with a fresh new look.

I love to see the transformation, she says, from beginning to end.

As the Aveda Ambassador for Challise & Company hair | skin | body, Missy attends extra training through Aveda to keep the team informed of new products and services offered by Aveda. She enjoys expanding her knowledge through online classes to ensure she is up-to-date on current trends.

Our Team Carrie Cox

Missie (Mimi)
Sr Master Cosmetologist

Meet Mimi
Missie “Mimi” recently moved to Georgia and has joined us at Challise and Company. She has been in the industry for 35 years. Mimi worked at a salon in her home state of Florida for her entire career and continues to go back once a  month to serve her clientele.
Mimi’s love for Aveda started in 1989 and throughout her career she has taken numerous classes in training, business, product knowledge, cutting and coloring. She became an Aveda mentor, now called an Ambassador when it was first introduced and now carries that title to Challise & Company.
Mimi enjoys all things to do with hair. While being a Sr. Master cosmetologist, she also enjoys inspiring new stylists. During her career she became an in salon educator in cutting and training new stylists.
Stop by and meet Mimi. She would love to help you achieve any hair goals you might have!
Our Team Carrie Cox

Judith (Judy) Shuman, R.N.
Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Meet Nurse Judy

A graduate of Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in 1973, Judy began her nursing career as a Labor and Delivery Room nurse. At a time when “family centered maternity care” and fathers in the labor and delivery room were new concepts, she organized and taught the first Lamaze Childbirth Education Classes in Cobb County. As the need for prenatal education continued to grow, Judy developed and taught prenatal, breast- feeding and parenting classes.
After raising four children, Judy returned to nursing and found her new niche, aesthetic nursing. The difference between those that pick up a paintbrush and place color on a canvas and those that can turn the canvas into a work of art is artistry. The same difference exists for those who practice aesthetic artistry. Rather than merely injecting, applying product or treating the face, as an aesthetic artist Judy shapes and sculpts the face in a way that reclaims each person’s unique beauty by accentuating their most positive features. Judy has been providing advanced aesthetic services since 2009. In addition to providing Botox and Juvederm, Judy is licensed and certified in ArcDerma Facial Filler Sculpting, PRP Facial Rejuvenation, The Vampire FaceLift and The Vampire Facial.

For 20 years along with her husband, Dr. Robert Shuman, Judy was co-owner of Physician’s Choice – Face & Body Group Med-Spa. Judy was married to Dr. Robert Shuman for 40 years. They were blessed with four children and five grandchildren. After a long battle with Lupus, Robert passed away in October 2017.
Without Dr. Shuman to serve as Medical Director, Judy made the difficult decision to close Face & Body Group. Challise Copeland and Carrie Cox, owners of Challise & Company, one of the top 200 salons in the country, stepped up and opened their doors and hearts to Judy. Now, under the direction of Duriel Gray,MD, Medical Director, Judy continues to offer clients Botox® and Juvederm® at her location at Challise & Company.

The tremendous support and comfort Judy and her family received from Hospice care during the finals days of Robert’s life made a lasting impression on Judy. She now divides her days between Challise & Company and providing care as a Hospice RN. Judy keeps balance in her life with frequent family gatherings, attending church, activities with her children and grandchildren and enjoying the companionship of her English Cream Golden Retriever, Rhett Butler.

Melissa Lippman

Courtney Cox
Massage Therapist / Spa Manager

Meet Courtney

Courtney graduated from the Massage Institute of Cleveland in Tennessee in 2012. She is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting into the muscles as needed, but also giving the client a deep sense of relaxation. Every client’s body is different, therefore Courtney creates a special massage experience customized just for them. At Challise & Company Hair | Skin | Body she provides her clients with Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Prenatal massage. Courtney lives in Marietta with her boyfriend David and their two furbabies. Nevadah is a Chocolate Lab and Cedar is an Australian Shephard/Birddog. She enjoys being out in nature as much as possible – doing everything from camping to hiking to swimming and more!

Our Team Carrie Cox

Amy Vo
Sr Nail Technician

Meet Amy

Amy has over 25 years experience in the nail industry, 15 of those years have been serving the clients at Challise & Company hair | skin | body. When not in the salon, Amy enjoys spending time with her family.

Maria Harris

Maria Harris
Sr Nail Technician

Meet Maria

Maria is a graduate of the International School of Skin and Nail care in Atlanta, GA.She has over 28 years of experience in the nail care business, spending 23 years as owner/operator with Nail Advance.

Abigail (Abby)

Abigail (Abby) Misencik
Lash Technician

Meet Abby

Abby has been working at Challise & Company hair | skin | body since 2021. She is an eyelash technician. Abby has always been interested in the hair, skin, and spa industry. She loves seeing happy clients walk in and out our door! When she’s not in the salon she loves spending time with friends and family.

Chachy Dee

Chachy Dee
Microblading Expert

Meet Chachy

A self taught makeup artist and YouTube enthusiast, her love for enhancing natural beauty led to her discovery of microblading. Chachy then trained with Solé beauty to become a microblading specialist and obtained her cosmetic tattooing license soon after. She has performed thousands of procedures across the metro Atlanta area as well as Miami. Chachy is known for her welcoming personality and great attention to detail, she loves servicing her clients and is continuously working to master her craft.

Get to know our Front Desk Team


Front Desk Coordinator

Meet Jasmine
Jasmine has been with Challise & Company for over 2 years and along with working as part of our front desk team, she is working on her apprenticeship to become a licensed cosmetologist. Jasmine loves working with people and helping them be more expressive with themselves through beauty. As a boy mom, Jasmine loves how much he keeps her youthful through imagination and play. She enjoys seeing all the fabulous clients that come to the salon and is thankful to each one for making the day brighter.
Our Team Carrie Cox

Front Desk Coordinator

Meet Sadie

Bio coming soon!

Our Team Heather A Stafford

Heather A Stafford
Digital Manager

Meet Heather

Heather brings her previous experience as a salon owner, operations manager, executive assistant and years in retail to Challise & Company to assist with the front desk, administrative tasks and social media content. Heather’s love of the salon industry is why she enjoys working with the team at Challise & Company hair |skin | body – it keeps her involved in what she loves.

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