Athena Pelcher

Studio Athena

About Athena Pelcher

I started my career in the beauty industry in 2008, when enrolling in my local beauty school. I’d always done my friends’ hair in high school and figured it would be a good way to earn money while figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. Along the way, I found that I loved the art and creativity behind it more than I ever dreamed I would, and didn’t want to do anything else. I worked for an Aveda salon while in school, and was able to find another Aveda salon in Greenville when moving to the area in 2009. I built an incredible clientele during my time there, but always knew I wasn’t cut out working 9-5 for someone else. I come from a large, Greek family full of entrepreneurs and was itching for my chance to be a business owner, myself. In 2013, I made the scary decision to leave the Aveda salon and start ‘Studio Athena’ inside of Artistic Cutters Salon. After almost 6 years of growing my business there, I discovered Sola Greenville. I had out-grown my current space and was ready for a fresh start in a beautiful, new space, and couldn’t be happier where I am now!

I specialize in color, balayage, and keratin smoothing treatments.


Joan Crawford said, "I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser." Joan, I am in complete agreement. Athena, by far, is the best stylist I've ever had. She truly listens to me, ensures my hairsyle fits my life & personality, and never lets me walk away unless I'm completely satsfied. I've received more compliments on my hair since seeing Athena than ever in my life.


Athena is hands down the BEST! When you're in her chair, you feel like you're the only person in the world. She makes you her top priority!


Been going to Athena for years.. She's great at cutting/styling hair and is super sweet too! I feel like I'm catching up with an old friend every time I get my hair cut! ☺️ She's very flexible/easy to work with and payment is easy!


Athena is an addiction! I came to her with cut/color-damaged hair and she's brought it back to life...restored it to the silky texture, movement and shine I had as a girl--I am 61 years old!


I would let Athena do anything to my hair, and that is not something I take lightly. She's never steered me wrong, you won't be disappointed!


Athena did a great job cutting my hair. She did an ombre on me as a color virgin and it was exactly how I had pictured it. I was so sad to lose her when I had to move!