MELANIE PACKER - OWNER
Melanie, owner and founder of Deep Roots ATX, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. She began her professional career in education as an elementary school teacher, later transitioning into banking, and then in 2009 became a stay-at-home mom. In 2011, Melanie knew it was time to pursue her passion for artistic expression and follow her dream of becoming a stylist. After graduating from Avenue Five Cosmetology School in Austin, TX in 2011, she went on to complete a year-long apprenticeship under top Davines educator Piyushkumar Ragha. After six years at a premier Austin-area salon, Melanie was ready to move towards her goal of ultimately owning her own salon, so in 2018 Deep Roots ATX Salon was born!
Melanie holds certifications in Color, Cuts, and Extensions through Sassoon Santa Monica, Business of Balayage, Best of Balayage, HairTalk, Hot Heads, Freespirited, and Bellami. In addition to these certifications, Melanie has taken classes led by Tim Hartley, Joel Torres, Kien Hong, Raquel Nicole, Michelle Zeller Porumb, Jenn Malone, Linh Phan, Lisa Walker, Amy McManus, and Gina Devine. Melanie’s work has been featured in publications such as Allure, Editorialist Magazine, Business Insider, Refinery 29, Petra Magazine, Flare Magazine, Womens Health, Austin Way, People Magazine, and Tribeza. She has been featured on sites including @modernsalon, @mastersofbalayage, @maneinterest, @daviniescolor, @beautylaunchpad, @certifiedhaircolorist, @bestofbalaage, @balalayageartists, @hairtalkusa, @hairstylist_tribe, and @oligopro. Her work can be seen on networks such as NBC, Paramount, Netflix, Bravo, MTV, and Animal Planet.
Melanie is passionate about education, and hosts educators from all over the globe at the salon. In addition to this, she teaches balayage in the Austin area and heads up the color apprenticeship at Deep Roots ATX, all the while maintaining the philosophy that she is always a student. She does color, cut, extensions, and styling, and specializes in balayage. Melanie develops and maintains strong relationships with her clients, feeding her soul through her art. Welcome to Deep Roots ATX!