1590 Highland Ave. Melbourne, FL 32935


Meet the Staff

Susan Extein (Creative Director/President)


Master Stylist

  • Hometown: Indialantic, Florida
  • Years in Industry: 30
  • Specialties: Blonde Colouring is my specialty. But, with my many years of experience there is nothing I can not do.
  • President of Maxine’s for 20 years.
  • Maintained an apprenticeship program for 30 years.
  • Active board member of The Children’s Home Society of Brevard.
  • Member at Large for the Women Center of South Brevard (10 years).
  •   Involved with numerous fund raisers through out Brevard County.

“Shopping is cheaper than a Therapist”.


Jessica Carasick

Associates Manager

  • Hometown: Marrietta, GA
  • Years in Industry: Since 2006
  • Favorite Book: Sookie Stackhouse Series, Genius Book of World Records, and Otome’s.
  • Favorite Bands: Jessica loves music so much that She doesn’t have a personal favorite band(s). A little bit of everything is the best.
  • More to Share: Jessica is a cat and dog lover. She foster cats all the time and the problem is that she keeps them.

“Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will let it pass through  me, and only I shall remain.” – Frank Herbert


Joanne Charron

Lead Aesthetician

  • Hometown: Satellite Beach, FL
  • Years in Industry: Since 2008
  • Specialties: Everything to do with skin & waxing!  European Facials, Anti-Aging Facials, Acne Facials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical  Peels, Enzyme Peels & Full Body Waxing.
  • Accomplishments: Face Reality Acne Certified Specialist 2011 – IMAGE Advanced Paramedical Training 2011 – IMAGE Chemical Peel Certified 2012 – Skin Skript Ingredient Certified 2013 – Advanced Skin Care Training 2008 – Space Coast Health Institute Dermal Institute Certified in Microdermabrasion 2008
  • Favorite Books: George RR Martin – A Game of Thrones and Stephen King – The Long Walk
  • Favorite Bands: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – American Girl – Lenny Kravits
  •  More to Share: After a fabulous award winning career in cake decorating, Joanne retired and found her new passion in skincare. Joining the Maxine’s Team back in 2008, she is an absolute icon for our business… As we know her clients would agree! Her focus is now on continually educating herself in skincare for every age. Her clients truly reap the rewards of her OBSESSION with ingredient knowledge , bringing out the true radiance of their skin.Joanne is trained in many specialty certification, confident in treating both acne and aging skin. She believes that with consistent home care regiment and regular professional treatments, whole foods and great hydration (lots and lots of water), your skin will look its very best.For fun, Joanne dabbles in Mihndi Henna Design and is always looking for models to draw on. She also enjoys Crossfit and her Love/Hate relationship with running and boxjumps.Did we mention she won “Best of Show” 3 years in a row for her Gingerbread Houses for Festival of Trees?!

“Beauty is how you feel on the inside… and it reflects in your eyes” – Sophia Lauren

Cecilia Avelin


  • Hometown: Umea, Sweden
  • Years in Industry: Since 2012
  • Favorite Book: Everything with Marian Keyes and Jane Gree.
  • Favorite Bands: Madonna, Maroon 5, Queen, & Kyle Minogue
  • More to Share: Helping and educationing clients to a better skincare regime and the benifits and results they achieve is my absolute favorite part of my job.


Gwen Hufford (Retired Salon Owner)

Master Hair Stylist / Nail Technician

  • Hometown: Kingston, PA.
  • Years in Industry: Since 1982
  • Specialties: Highlights, Low-lights, Precision Haircuts, Up-do’s, Brazilian Blowout, Color Dimension, Manicure, and Pedicures.
  • Accomplishments: Salon owner for 17 years. Advanced classes in all specialties. Meeting and exceeding clients expectations for over 30 years.
  • Favorite Books: The Five People you meet in Heaven (Mitch Albam) / Any hair magazine.
  • Favorite Bands: I like all kinds of music! Too many to list.
  • More to Share: I enjoy meeting new people and I love what I do! Making my clients happy is my goal. I attend as many classes and shows as possible to stay current on all phases of my profession.

“It’s not the years in your life, it’s the life in your years”. -ABC Lincoln.

Senior Hair Stylist / Nail Technician / Wax Technician

  • Hometown: Melbourne, Fl.
  • Years in Industry: Since 2004
  • Specialties: Coley has mastered a wide range range of hair techniques. Such as Foil, Balayage, highlights and lowlights. Precision and modern haircuts. Blowouts styles. Manicures and pedicures.
  • Accomplishments: Redken Style Certified. Various continual education classes for haircuts and coloring techniques.
  •  Favorite Books: Dr. Seuss Collection
  •   Favorite Bands: Fun, Braid, Chicago
  •   More to Share: Nicole St. Denis also known as “Coley” has always had passion for the Beauty Industry. She stays updated on all the latest trends so she can give you the look you are looking for. Coley places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and respecting the integrity of their hair.

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it”

Heather Ahola

Junior Hair Stylist / Skincare / Massage Therapist MA# 83983 / Homemade Jewelry

  • Hometown: Stuart, Fl11182257_1011045052262923_2447719365055796201_n
  • Years in Industry: Since 2015
  • Specialties: Color (highlights), facials, and pedicures. Also, I’m very good at making handmade jewelry. 
  • Accomplishments: Graduated from the Salon Professional Academy. I was the top of all my classes and was able to achieve a level 4 which is the highest you can obtain!
  • Favorite Book: Bible
  • Favorite Bands: George Straight
  • More to Share: I love the beauty industry and how it’s always changing. It makes me feel  good to know that I can take someones beauty to their full potential and give them self-confidence.

“I would like to see every woman know how to handle fire arms as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” – Annie Oakley


Delilah Comito

Junior Stylist / Aesthetician / Nail Technician

  • Hometown:
  • Years in Industry: Since 2016
  • Favorite Book: 
  • Favorite Bands:
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Donna Billie Secura

Massage Therapist MA# 38318

  • Hometown: Melbourne, Fl.
  • Years in Industry: Since 2000
  • Specialties: Deep tissue and everything else.
  • Favorite Book: Donna is always reading a new on her spare time.
  • Favorite Bands: She loves country music.
  •  More to Share: Donna is a superwoman, she juggles between school, work and family.




Suzi Jon Holsomback

Massage Therapist MA# 77988

  • Hometown: Melbourne. Originally from Wisconsin.
  • Years in Industry: Since 2014
  • Specialties: Deep Tissue, Trigger points and an Ultimate Relaxation Massage.
  • Favorite Movie:  Pure Country
  • Favorite Bands: George Straight
  • More to Share: Suzi’s passionate about three things in her life. God, her family and my ability to massage. When given the opportunity to work on guest I feel honored for them allowing me to share my craft.

“What comes around goes around.”