Established in 1979
Mister Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design was established in December 1979 at its present location in the Willow Tree Shopping Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. Owned by Melissa Fletcher, the 2,300-square-foot Redken Premier School is OPI-certified and includes a full-service salon and facilities for instruction in all phases of the master barber curriculum. A large number of our graduates have made successful careers for themselves across the U.S.


Mister Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design is dedicated to a barber training program of outstanding quality for all men and women who desire a career in beauty and hair design.

We're attuned to the changing needs in the beauty field and are continuously striving to provide you with hair salon skills that will fully equip you for a beauty career today and in the future. Mister Wayne's also realizes the importance of human factors as a part of a well-rounded beauty school education and encourages responsible leadership, morals, citizenship and a positive attitude of professionalism in our students to enhance beauty career success.

It is our obligation to produce well-trained and properly motivated beauty school graduates to potential employers in the hair design field. Many of our students have gone on to open their own hair salons upon graduation as master hair stylists and barbers.


All of Mister Wayne's instructors are licensed by the State of Tennessee.

  • Melissa Fletcher

    Melissa Fletcher

    • Owner/CEO
  • Karen Harris

    Karen Harris

    • Financial Aid Officer
    • Business Office Manager
  • Beverly Villard

    Beverly Villard

    • Educator
  • Tammy Dodson

    Tammy Dodson

    • Educator
  • Bridgette Maynord

    Bridgette Maynord

    • Educator, Theory & Practical
  • Emilee Matthews

    Emilee Matthews

    • Administrative Assistant
  • Caitlin Warren

    Caitlin Warren

    • Educator
  • West Vettraino

    West Vettraino

    • Educator
  • Britney Master

    Britney Master

    • Front desk guest specialist

Proven Success

  • Melissa Fletcher talks about Mister Wayne's
    Mister Wayne's owner Melissa Fletcher talks about how the school has grown in the 40 years since she and her late husband, Wayne Fletcher, started it.
  • Mark Massa & Callie Cunningham
    Mark Massa is a stylist in Nashville, Tennessee, and Callie Cunningham is the owner of Jane Rose Salon in Cookeville, Tennessee.
  • Successful Shop Owner
    Victor Hardwick tells how Mister Wayne's master barber program helped prepare him to be a successful shop owner.
  • Family Atmosphere at Mister Wayne's
    David Morales, owner of The Master's Hands, talks about the family atmosphere at Mister Wayne's.
  • Tammy Flynn talkes about Mister Wayne's
    Tammy Flynn, owner of Envisions Salon & Spa, discusses her experience at Mister Wayne's.