Ashley would love to spend every day working on blondes, but in reality, she’d miss dipping her feet into a little bit of everything – highlights, dimension, cutting, balayage – you name it.
But what she loves most about her work is that every day is new. Getting to know her guests, their stories, their travels, and making them look and feel fab never gets boring.
It makes sense. She is engaging, well-traveled and as easy going as they come. That she genuinely cares about her guests, their hair and her coworkers is an understatement.
While she’s a self-proclaimed homebody who jumps at the opportunity to soak in an agenda-free day, she’s also an avid traveler who appreciates an off-grid camping trip when time permits. Up next? She has her sights set on international adventures when she can steal away the vacay.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention what was likely her first love, and still an extension of who she is today: music. That, and the fact that it’s no secret, she’d replace her entire food pyramid with chocolate and candy if she could get away with it.
If you’ve found your way into Eric’s chair, consider yourself lucky.
There is something truly magical about his spirit that emanates these perpetually youthful yet deeply mature, knowing and wise vibes. I mean, come on, how could anyone resist that?
His background in public relations brings a unique perspective to the industry, and it totally reflects in his work. From free and organic styles to meticulous and structured cuts, he deeply reveres the art and skilled discipline it takes to pick up hair and know exactly what it’s going to do when he starts working his magic.
As a self-professed wine connoisseur, on any given day you might find him kicked back with his husband and pups, a delectable glass of the driest white in hand, binge-watching a show or devouring a new novel. However, if it’s in the summertime, you’re more likely to find him cruising around in his jeep. He loves traveling and getting lost in time with the top-down, pups and husband still right by his side.
A confident stylist who understands cutting principles and delivers the freshest styles and latest trends, every time? Um, yes, please!
First things first.
“I’ve always wanted to be a stylist.” Hannah has an instinctive will to learn new things. She’s always listening and is extremely passionate about this industry. She’s never wanted to be anything else. She’s got a sensationally light spirit, but takes her work as a stylist seriously. Her favorite class to-date has been a Pravana Vivid class, specializing in spunky colors like pinks and purples.
When we asked Hannah three things she couldn’t live without she said:
She’s a concert enthusiast and enjoys traveling. However, she maaaaay have forgotten one important thing: her husband Brandon. She’s completely smitten with him. They enjoy going to farmer’s markets in search of artisan crafts, fresh flowers and old records. They specifically appreciate the small-town friendly vibes.
She’s sassy and represents everything feminine. Think: shopping, glitter, playing dress up, jewelry and makeup. We dig her style and think you will too.
And in case you’re wondering, her favorite product is Powder Grip. Because instant volume and texture, duuuuh.
Time to shake things up a bit.
Crystal is one of the newer stylists in the Shannon Aleksandr’s family, and she’s just as comfortable as a part of the team as she is in her own skin. A former factory worker, she refused to “hate her job in her 60’s,” and found what she truly loves in this industry. If bright eyed and bushy tailed had a face, it’d be hers. She is a sponge when it comes to learning and practicing new techniques.
She is humbled by the array of diverse clients she experiences in this profession, and looks forward to every new experience. Her intense energy and quick wit pair exquisitely well with her passionate nature and immense devotion to listening to her client’s needs. She can’t be outdone.
She married her high school sweetheart, Omar, and they have three children she dedicates her free time to. “We love to picnic on this little lake, and catch baby turtles.” Excuse us, while we all melt.
She rocks her own style, but an open-mind, a broad perspective and hard work are always at the top of her to-do list around the salon.
JD has been a member of the SAS family since the salon’s inception, so it should come as no surprise that along with extensive experience, he’s also become a top educator for the salon.
JD is sort of a ‘no excuses, get it done’ type of guy. His work ethic is transparent, but he’s still an open book. He’s always there for his coworkers and eager to help with every need. Above anything else, education and customer service drives him.
Watching others grow, teaching and seeing the salon’s stylists transform is where he thrives.
While he is intensely invested in his work and being an educator-this guy knows how to unwind. He’s a wild good time, loves a good old fashioned grey goose cocktail and any opportunity to turn it all off and binge watch a good Netflix series, with his three doggies: a King Charles, a Papillon and a Teacup Chihuahua. Does it get any cuter than that?
We’re not mad that he loves having breakfast for dinner, either. Actually, can we come over?
Design is most important to Logan in structuring a great haircut. And he doesn’t miss a detail. Lines, angles, shapes-it’s all being taken into consideration while in his chair. He’s a self-proclaimed analytical hair cutter.
But when it comes to color he’s methodical, yet creative. Like an artist, creating a masterpiece. Baylayage free hand, color melting, ombre and color-correction are some of his most loved subjects.
If he weren’t being a stylist, he’d be pursuing his quest to become Anthony Bourdain. He is obsessed with traveling and experiencing other cultures: their food, religion, history and theology-every aspect of other worlds. He takes great pride in being educated and keeping a fresh perspective.
His wife, Olivia, daughter, Madeline and music are his soft spots. In fact, he is a dynamic tenor one opera singer. And he still teaches voice lessons.
Transparency is his not-so-secret weapon. He flourishes at communication, adapting to clients’ needs and being honest. Insert mic drop.