Ashley was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She is the oldest of five siblings, by at least ten years! She grew up in both North Alabama & Mississippi and graduated from Pontotoc High School in Mississippi in 1999. She’s an Ole Miss fan, and has family ties to Ole Miss for 100+ years! Hotty Toddy!
She married her husband Bob in 2008, and has 3 teenage sons, Peyton, Parker & Manning. She currently works at Martin/Watson Studio with two of her long time hair stylist friends. Ashley is super attentive to detail and is notably a perfectionist! When she isn’t tinkering with curls and color, she enjoys traveling, working in the yard, painting, crafting and repurposing roadside finds!
Ashley the Fabulous began as a nickname from a Halloween costume, and never died. During the initial rebranding phase of her business, Ashley decided that her nickname also encompassed her business identity. As much as Ashley’s hair styling is fabulous, she also believes that each client and bride should finish their time with her feeling beautiful, confident and, of course, fabulous!
Ashley received her cosmetology license from Pivot Point at the Masters in 2004. She holds a managing cosmetology license. Other certifications include Redken Specialist, Pureologist, Deva Curl, Kuene and on-going product, styling and color classes.
Ashley also has years of experience in styling naturally curly hair. Since she has curly hair of her own, she understands the struggles of styling naturally curly hair.
Ashley began styling for weddings directly out of cosmetology school and has worked with dozens of bride’s in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. She has participated in the Modern Brides Celebrations Show for over 7 years and is the stylist for 20+ models during the show.