Hair Innovator & Creator of #HairBar!


Ridgeland, MS


Stylist & Owner

Hairstylist In Ridgeland, Mississippi

Merry Lunsford has been a celebrated stylist/colorist for 30+years in the Greater Metro area of Jackson, Mississippi. A true Southern girl who knows style…and hair is her passion! Merry is so hairpassionate that she has perfected her skills in advanced levels of hair training. Merry’s experience is unparalleled, fostered by years of training with the hair gurus of the ‘90s, to today.

Merry has learned from the very best in the field:

  • L’OREAL Colorist: Jackye Stewart
  • REDKEN Master Colorist and Chemist: world-renowned Roy Peter (the set stylist for the “Three’s Company” sitcom)
  • Redken/Joico /Minardi Colorist: esteemed colorist Beth Minardi
  • Master Award Winning Canadian Hairstyling Icon: Sabino Di Tacchio 
  • Toni and Guy
  • Sam Villa 

Expanding her education and knowledge, Merry traveled to learn from top stylists in: 

  • Las Vegas
  • New York 
  • New Orleans
  • Birmingham 
  • Orlando 

Interwoven in her travels, Merry developed skills and experience at top-rated local Mississippi salons:

  • Armstrong McCall
  • Wavelengths (for 10.5 years) 
  • The Salon/ Gloss (for 13 years)
  • KC & Co )for 2.5 years)

And then, Merry was thrilled to open a salon of her own! Southern Style, started 4.5 years ago, is her pride and joy. Currently undergoing much transitional growth and change in order to provide the highest quality and most cutting edge services for you, a brand new version of Southern Style…#HairBar!

Specialties Offered


  • All cuts & styles
  • Middle Aged + Women


  • Latest trends & tried-and-true


  • Foilayage, Balayage, Shadowing & Color Contrasting, Money Pieces, Highlighting