MEET THE TEAM
Hair Artist/NBR Certified/Owner
She’s a boss lady … A hair artist… and has a passion for giving her guest the hair they have always dreamed of.
For over 20 years Whitney has been making women feel powerful, confident, and beautiful not only from the outside but from the inside.
Whitney strives to stay on top of her game in this every changing world of hair. Through the years she has not only been a hair artist, but has been an educator for Rusk hair care company. She has attended many classes at the Redken Exchange in NYC, taken classes at 901 Academy, and trained extensively with Natural Beaded Rows as well as SKW extensions . She has also been a mentor to many stylist in the industry helping them to grow, and perfect their craft.
In 2016, over some wine she and her husband decided to take a leap of faith and open a boutique salon in Cary, NC. Their goal was to create a salon that focused on team building, education, and giving the guest the highest quality of service, all while being a family.
When she is not at the Salon you can find her at home with her husband and 4 children going their sports, plays and netflexing...
Whether it’s a simple trim or a drastic color change I love to do it all! Going through the journey that is life, I’ve always appreciated art and all of its mediums. From sculpting to painting in college I’ve developed a passion to do the same with hair. There’s nothing more awesome then doing what you’re passionate about and at the same time making someone’s day special. That’s what we have the opportunity to do! I grew up in Cary, NC with my twin brother and older sister just a mile away from the salon so a natural born “Caryite,” so if you’re new to town, ask away! I'm always growing in this industry and as a salon we strongly value continuing education. I look forward to meeting you all and working with you time and time again. Reach high and grow deep!
Hair Artist/NBR & IBE Certified
I am probably one of the few people you will meet who are born, and raised in Cary (and surrounding), North Carolina! Growing up I saw my life going in two different career paths, both of which people were my focus. After graduating from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) with my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice I realized that my passion was in hair.
After 9 years in the industry I still have an unending passion for hair and most importantly the desire to help people look and feel beautiful! I love doing color, traditional highlights, Balayage and NBR extensions. Education is extremely important to me, and I am constantly furthering my knowledge and keeping up with current trends.
When I am not in the Salon I can be found either spending quality time with my husband Robert, and our two Chihuahuas Carter, and Penelope, reading a good book (I’m a bookworm), or at a reggae concert!
I am originally from New Orleans, LA! (Geaux Saints!) I just moved to the area with my husband, & our fur baby, Frank! I have been doing hair now for 5 years & I love every second of it! I specialize in blondes, anything & everything to do with them! I am also certified in HotHeads Tape-In Extension & soon to be certified in JZ Styles Tape-Ins & Hand Tied Extension ! If I am not in the salon I am either working out at Orangetheory Fitness, watching whatever sport is in season with my husband, walking my dog, or drawing ! Be sure to click on that little camera icon to see my work! I cannot wait to meet all of your beautiful faces !
Born and raised in New York, I have always had a passion for beauty. I started my career in New York City working with top colorist as my mentor, giving me the opportunity to perfect my skills and make them my own. I like to combine different techniques such as Balayage and foil highlights to achieve a look that’s both modern and maintainable. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident as we create a one of a kind color to make you look and feel your best. When I’m not in the salon, you can find me on my peloton bike (@melly_tap_backs),watching sports or playing lawn games with my boyfriend, or cuddled up with our rescue dog Scooter. Check out my hair page to see what I’m all about.
Originally born in Ohio, raised in Raleigh since ‘96. I’m an outdoors girl who loves glam. I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School of Raleigh in 2016 and have found myself falling more in love with this industry as time has passed. I love all shades of balayage and fun vibrant colors! Talking about products and finding the right fit for all my beautiful clients is a passion of mine. I love to have a good time with my clients and enjoy a good sense of humor. When I’m not behind the chair you can find me hiking, beach/mountains, camping, history hunting, with my pup, or reading. I love spending quality time with the people I hold close and look forward to getting to know every new face in my chair! Can’t wait to see you soon!
For over 16 years in the industry, I have loved sharing in the lives of those who sit in my chair and giving them the foundation to love what they see in the mirror. Being a tomboy with curly hair and not carrying too much about makeup - being a hairstylist was not the clear choice!
Upon realizing that engineering was not my passion at NCSU, I asked myself, “What job could you love everyday?” The answer was simple - I loved any day that my blown out straight and smooth. So the answer was simple - be a hairstylist!
I am a Certified Redken Specialist and have traveled to New York, Las Vegas, Austin, and many other cities to keep my education current and on trend. I have spend the last 10 mentoring stylists, by teaching them technical cutting and color skills to build a solid foundation. My heart Will always be with brunettes, curls, grey blending/grow outs, and EVERY single cut you could ever dream of.
When I’m not in the salon, I am with family and friends. Being outside camping, hiking, and enjoying the quieter parts of life soothe my soul. Food is my other passion and the rumor may Be true that I love to post food pics more than hair pics!
I was originally born and raised in Northern Virginia and after moving to North Carolina just weeks before my freshman year of high school, it forced me to jump outside of my comfort zone to become an outgoing bubbly person! I quickly made friends that have lasted almost a decade. Those acquired people skills allowed me to build a clientele as a new hairstylist, fresh out of school. Now going on 6 years in the industry, I’m still learning and growing everyday! I enjoy blonding, balayage, and textured haircuts. I’ve traveled to New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando to continue my education and provide the best experience for every guest that sits in my chair! In my free time you can find me at the gym, playing with my family’s 6 animals, or exploring new restaurants with friends. Hope to see you in my chair soon!