Designer 4 GreenGate

Advanced Men's Cutting w/ Michael Pavlick
Advanced Razor Cutting w/ Bit
Bb Styling w/ James Ruiz
Bb Updos w/ James Ruiz
Crushed Citrine Haircolor w/ Jimmy Girgenti
Curly Cutting w/ James Ruiz
Reds Haircolor w/ Jimmy Girgenti

It all started when I was a child and was constantly in trouble for cutting the hair off of anything I could find... dolls, barbies, and stuffed animals. I received my license over 18 years ago and have learned a lot in that time. I've completed advanced training in cutting, coloring, and styling and work hard to give each guest a relaxing experience and a refreshed look. 

BIT ABOUT ME   My curly hair can be quite unruly at times and I've discovered products and techniques over the years to style curly hair. 


July 31,2019
Always a pleasure.


July 29,2019
Amanda always does a fabulous job! She really is the best!


July 29,2019
Again, fabulous!


July 26,2019
Thank you for fixing my hair (again !!!) !


July 24,2019
Amanda did her usual amazing job. My hair looks and feels great!


July 18,2019
Everything was the absolute best! Amanda is a true artist!


July 12,2019
always the best! and I note that other stylists ask for her help.


July 10,2019
Excellent stylist w/ awesome talent!


July 09,2019
my absolute favorite hair stylist


July 01,2019
Always a pleasure. I love the way she cuts my hair.


June 27,2019
Always top notch!!


June 19,2019


June 18,2019
I absolutely love the highlights! Thank you so much!!!


June 18,2019
Amanda always rocks! I get so many compliments on my cuts, even when it's near the 6-8 week mark. She's the absolute best.


June 17,2019
Love my haircut! Amanda always does a wonderful job!


June 13,2019
Amanda is the best!!


June 13,2019
I get so many compliments on the color of my hair thanks to Amanda!!


June 12,2019
Amanda does an outstanding job every time! She does an amazing job!


June 12,2019
Always without fail, the best!!


June 05,2019
She is very talented. I love the way she colors and styles my hair, even paying attention to the curling when it is very humid or raining outside. She is the best!!!


June 03,2019
Always a great experience with the hair cut.


May 31,2019


May 22,2019
Always the best!


May 16,2019
Amanda is the best!


May 16,2019
Amanda is amazing!

Donna T.

May 10,2019
Perfect !

Donna T.

May 10,2019

Donna T.

May 10,2019


May 07,2019
Always always THE BEST!


May 03,2019
She nailed it - again!


May 03,2019
She knows her way around curls and always makes sure it is perfect. She is so attentive!!


May 02,2019
Amanda is the best!! Is attentive to me and my styling wishes as well as helping other stylists with tips and technique suggestions.


October 09,2018
Friendly, listened to what I wanted, offered feedback and did an awesome job


October 06,2018
My first time with Amanda and it was fantastic! She exceeded my expectations. With my rough idea of the cut I wanted for my curly hair, she ended up delivering an amazing cut that looks fantastic! Love my new look!


October 03,2018
Best service by a great person


August 27,2018
Love my new hairstyle! Amanda really listens and is an excellent designer.


August 14,2018
She is amazing. Best thing about her is that she tries to understand what kind of style i need. I am definitely going to recommend for my friends.


July 26,2018
So great! She listened and was super friendly.


June 30,2018
Amanda consulted with me regarding expectations and scanned the pics I provided with great care. My finished look closely matched the pics! She consulted with me about styling products when i asked and my purchases to achieve the hair health and look i w


June 27,2018
As usual Amanda was excellent, professional and personable. Always a pleasure coming to Mango Salon.


June 22,2018
She is a lovely person who always does a great job.


June 19,2018
Simply awesome! Makes my hair look fabulous every time! Thank you Amanda!!!


June 12,2018
Love Amanda always. Compliments on my cut every time. Wouldn't go anywhere else.


February 27,2018
It was my first time being there. I am very picky about how I like my hair and for it to be cut because most of my experience in the past with other hair places, it seems no one knows how to cut thick hair without wanting to thin it out. As well as not knowing how to cut hair that has a cowlick (and I have 3). BUT THIS PLACE is amazing!!! Amanda was my hair dresser and she was amazing!! She listened to what I wanted and gave me exactly that! Because of how well my hair cut went, I trusted her judgement in trimming my bangs and I was more than satisfied!!! Amanda did not thin my hair put. She kept the length and cleaned up the dry ends as well as shape the front of my face (and again without having the thin my hair out). She showed me a trick on how to shape my bangs with the cowlicks without having to use a hair straightener every time. I absolutely love his place and will be going back and seeing Amanda!! I also had a great experience with my hair being shampooed. I believe her name was Mallory but I could be wrong. She was so sweet! I was not expecting a complimentary hot towel and hand massage. It was very relaxing and what I needed.


February 27,2018
Amanda actually listened to me, and worked to give me the haircut I wanted. She was pleasant and professional. I will be back!


February 25,2018
Amanda is AMAZING! She is highly professional and very friendly. Amanda turned my dull hair style into an attractive look. I received many complements. Thank you.


February 10,2018
Amanda did a great job with my color and gave me lovely scalp and hand massages. I felt so pampered!


February 07,2018
Amanda always does a wonderful job of coloring and styling. Also, she is very thoughtful and creates a lovely experience for her clients.


February 02,2018
I love Amanda! I come from out of town just for her to cut my hair! She’s so knowledgeable about MY hair and how to cut it and how for me to take care of it.


February 02,2018
always very professional and accommodating


January 29,2018
Amanda did a great job with the cut and color.


January 29,2018
The text which reminds me of the date and the time is a great idea. All of us are busy, even we "old ducks", so a text reminder is wonderful. Also the upbeat and cheerful attitude of everyone in the salon is so very nice. I appreciate the cleanliness of the salon also.

Kathryn W.

November 25,2017
Friendly, fast and a beautiful haircut. Amanda came up with a perfect hairstyle that really suits me. Sorry I did not come in sooner!


November 24,2017
Always a cheerful greeting and a question, "would you like something to drink?" The staff knows what I like and are like dear friends. Amanda is a very creative stylist...she works with my hair which is naturally curly and brings out the best. The whole experience is ver positive. I also enjoy the hand massage as I have a lot of arthritis in my hands and the firm massage feels so so good.


November 20,2017
I’ve only known Amanda for a few months, but it seems like I’ve know her for ever. She has built a lot of trust in little time! I can’t wait for my next cut.


November 19,2017
Everything! Amanda is extremely talented. I've been getting my hair colored for years. I've tried several salons and no one has ever done as great of a job as Amanda does


November 09,2017
The haircut and atmosphere was great! I love the head massage and hand massage that is a great extra touch to help you relax and unwind! Everyone was super friendly!


November 04,2017
I always enjoy coming to Mango. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Mallory gave a wonderful shampoo and had a friendly and pleasant manner. I always love my cuts with Amanda, and she makes me feel at ease .


October 25,2017
The whole experience was great and consistent!

Mary Ann

October 14,2017
Amanda always knows what’s she’s doing and dose it well. She is the only one I ever use, she is amazing.


October 11,2017
Nice and welcoming presentation of the salon, nice hair and hand massage, clean area, friendly staff


September 29,2017
very efficient, friendly, and they listen to the client! Love this salon and my stylist


September 14,2017
Exceptional. Andrea is personable, professional and knows what she is doing.


September 13,2017
Thanks!! Enjoyed my visit and am happy with the end result!


September 06,2017
Awesome job


September 04,2017
Always professional and warm welcome when I come into the salon.


August 31,2017
Everything, from the greeting to the check out. Ladies upfront were very nice and friendly. Amanda gave another great haircut.


August 31,2017
Amanda is the best! Professional, skilled, talented and SO friendly and warm! My hair has never looked better


August 30,2017
She did a great job of shaving my neck.


August 24,2017
Great like always - Amanda is awesome!


August 16,2017
Amanda is perfection. Color is amazing and she has the best and sweetest personality. Her along with my other favorites, Katia and Sierra are THE reason I come back and send people to them!! Y'all are the best!!


August 05,2017
She took the time to understand my struggles with my curly hair and asked specific questions that I would not have thought of to tell her upfront.


August 04,2017
Amanda did a great job. It was my first time seeing her and I am very happy with my hair cut.


August 02,2017
Amanda always pays close attention to my feedback as I have lived with the cut and adjusts accordingly. I often feel self-conscious about accepting a hand massage during the washing of my hair, but always enjoy the attention to those "hardworking hands!"


July 31,2017
Amanda always does an excellent job!


July 26,2017
I love Amanda and Mango. I always have a great experience.


July 19,2017
Amanda is wonderful and my daughter's haircut looks amazing!


June 28,2017
I am a repeat customer for Amanda because I appreciate the care she takes to get the cut right. I also enjoy her laid-back and personal manner.


June 13,2017
Great experience Amanda does a wonderful job with my curly hair

Mary Ann

June 11,2017
Amanda Smith always does an amazing job for me, I will only sure her.


June 09,2017
Great !


June 05,2017
It was a relaxed atmosphere and I enjoyed the experience and like my haricut.


May 27,2017
Amanda was Great! Her hair was beautiful which I commented on & she knew how to work easily with my hair too.


May 23,2017
Amanda is always great! In personality & capability!


April 24,2017


April 14,2017
Amanda took time to listen and asked about my regular hair routine. She was obviously trying to get a good understanding of how she could best serve me.


April 13,2017
There was no wait time, the staff was friendly and helpful. I had a great cup of coffee while Amanda started on my husband's hair. We both had a great experience.


March 25,2017
Haircut, head and hand massage


March 23,2017
Amanda is so attentive and thoughtful: plus she always does such a great job with my hair. I get a lot of compliments!


March 17,2017
Amanda was amazing!! Very welcoming staff. Enjoyed my experience and look forward to my next appointment!!


March 17,2017
Amanda is always great!!!!! My color has never been as good as when she does it!


March 13,2017
I love amanda. I've been searching for a good stylist forever and am so happy with my experience with her. She has totally transformed my hair and I love it.


March 12,2017
Amanda is the best stylist and colorist I could hope for


March 09,2017
Great experience!


February 23,2017
Great colorist and stylist.


February 23,2017
Amanda was amazing!! Very nice and made sure I got what I wanted. Her attention to every detail during the haircut was perfect. I love my haircut from Amanda!


February 18,2017
Excellent cut


February 17,2017
Amanda is great. Best hair cut i have had in Richmond !


February 17,2017
Amanda cut my hair one week ago for the first time. It was a learning experience for both of us. I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted it cut; however, I did want curls. Amanda brought out my curls and I liked my cut. In the week since my first cut, I realized I needed my hair shorter. I had difficulty getting it to look like Amanda did. In fact, I couldn't. After Amanda cut my hair for the first time, she mentioned to me that she wanted to know how I was doing with the cut. When I realized I was having trouble, I called Mango and they kindly set my appointment for this morning. My hair is considerably shorter and I love it. I know I can style it now. Thanks to Amanda and everyone at Mango.


February 09,2017
I felt so welcome from the moment I walked into Mango. A friend recommended Mango to me and Amanda in specific. However, I still didn't know what to expect. I appreciate the way that Mango stays in touch with their clients. Before and after their visit. Welcomed me in a caring, friendly and warm manner. I so enjoyed the treatment while my hair was shampooed. The hand massage was very enjoyable. Amanda was great. She listened to me and shared her thoughts. Amanda did a great job in bringing out the curl in my hair. I felt so comfortable. Thanks, Amanda.


January 28,2017
Everything from A to Z


January 15,2017
Everything! I am never nervous when I'm in Amanda's care. She's knowledgeable, professional, friendly and most important, talented. I will never go anywhere else but to see Amanda!


January 14,2017
Great visit!


January 11,2017
I liked booking my appointment online. It was very convenient. Amanda always does a great job with my cut and styling.


January 04,2017
Service was prompt, staff was quick to get us in robes and get us fresh water and coffee. Amanda is so skilled, she makes both my husband and myself feel completely at ease. And our haircuts and colors are wonderful. We couldn't be happier.


December 24,2016
Best color, haircut (both by Amanda), and service!!


December 07,2016
Cup of hot tea and the best haircut I've ever had with Amanda.


December 06,2016
Extremely accommodating and friendly.


November 25,2016
Amanda is your BEST stylist ever!


November 07,2016
The staff is very professional and most of all friendly. Amanda S. is my stylist and she is the best! She is incredibly talented, informative and makes you feel completely comfortable. I have total trust in her. In fact, when she asks me what I want to do with my hair, I usually tell her to do whatever she thinks is best! As always, I already have my next appointment scheduled! :-)


October 25,2016
Amanda does a great job, my husband and I couldn't be happier with her skills and her ability to address our preferences. She has a great personality, talking to each of us while she's styling is so relaxing.


October 13,2016
Amanda did a fantastic job on my haircut and dye.


October 12,2016
I decided on a new hairstyle (highlights and haircut) and Amanda really took her time to execute it perfectly. I love it! Thanks, Amanda!


October 10,2016
Amanda is the most amazing hair stylist I have ever had. After having her do my hair I could NEVER go to anyone else. Love her


September 28,2016
Amanda is the BEST! As usual, I left feeling prettier and better than I did when I arrived. There is also a lovely girl who works at the front desk named Megan. I had returned a few bumble and bumble products that had not worked for me. I had selected a few items on my own, but did not check with amanda or ask for any assistance. Megan was very happy to answer my questions and took the time to find me the correct products and how to use them properly. She was very professional and knowledgeable about bumble and bumble items and thanks to her kindness, combined with Amanda's great hair cut and color, my hair looks fabulous and I can style it the way Amanda does when she blows out my hair.

Karen A

September 28,2016
Amanda Smith and the Short Pump staff always exceed expectations.


August 29,2016


August 22,2016
I absolutely LOVE the Mango experience. Amanda, at Short Pump, does an amazing job with my color, cut, and style. I have been using the B&B Thickening line of products, and have been very pleased with the results!


August 01,2016
My husband and I had a great experience at Mangoes. Amanda does an amazing job with my haircut and highlights, and it was a first time experience for my husband. We will be repeating it again.


August 01,2016
The past year has been challenging for me with a few ups and downs. However, I always look forward to my appointments at Mango, and thanks to the stylists I have visited, my hair is back to looking fabulous and my confidence has returned. Amanda Smith is my current stylist. She does an exceptional job coloring, highlighting, cutting, and styling my hair. She not only has a talent for being a wonderful stylist, she also has a very pleasant demeanor and enjoyable to talk too. I had also visited Jaime at Libbie Grove before I lost my job, which was closer to that salon, and she was just as pleasant and talented. Heather and Henri have done my hair in the past, and are amazing too! Mango Salon is very consistent every visit with their professionalism and great guest service skills. The front desk coordinators, salon assistants, (Mary Paige) and Cheryl the wizard with makeup are worth mentioning too. I leave the salon feeling better than when I arrived with each visit, and I thank you. I am sure management/owners are aware of how lucky they are to have hired such a talented and kind staff, but I wanted to personally send some feedback and mention by name the lovely staff I have had the chance to meet and work with. - Jacquelyn Nelson


July 18,2016
I love Amanda! I will remain loyal to her for evah!


July 13,2016
Front Desk Associate was very friendly and upbeat. Stylist was awesome, she listened to my concerns and offered a clear concise plan going forward. I booked a future appointment for my hair color.


July 09,2016
Amanda is a wonderful stylist; I especially loved having her wash my hair using her great hands to deliver a heavenly massage.


July 08,2016
Great hair cut


June 21,2016
Michael R. is amazing. Everyone at Mango Short Pump is friendly, professional and talented. I'm sold


June 09,2016
I love my hairdresser Amanda. She always does an excellent job with the cut and is a genuine, friendly person. I'm a fan.


June 06,2016
Amanda is JUST amazing!!

Mary R.

June 03,2016
Everything. Timely seen on day of appointment. Amanda S. is always professional and friendly. Great experience.


May 23,2016


May 22,2016
Amanda was terrific! Everyone was friendly and helpful. I love my haircut!


May 14,2016
Amanda is always warm and welcoming and manages to achieve a perfect color and lovely style for me on each visit. I thoroughly enjoy each visit with her and know that the results will be great. I hope she stays at the Broad Street address for a very long time.