Emily

HOW’D YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO?

I grew up working with my dad in his custom cabinet company where I developed an appreciation for the precision of design and working with my hands. As a young adult I decided to turn my creativity towards hair. The rest is history.

DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE ACCESSORY?

My hair.. Of course.

YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT AT CHAKRAS OR PRODUCT LINE.

Bumble and Bumble Surf spray and Oribe Texturizing Spray.

Specialize in:

I specialize in a customized experience for every client. Fusing style and personality throughout the creation of a hairstyle that incorporates all of a persons attributes is what I do for every client. My love for this industry comes from being able to be an artist. I can rock out a color, cut, or style~ whatever you desire.

Career highlights:

Graduated 2001 Kenneth Schuler. Completed advanced classes with Bumble and Bumble, Oribe, Aveda, Davines, Redken, Hotheads Extentions, Keratin Complex, Helix, and Vidal Sassoon Miami

Amanda

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACCESSORY?

My smile.

HOW DID YOU GET IN TO WHAT YOU DO?

As a young child I enjoyed combing and brushing anyone’s hair that would let me. The smiles on their faces made me happy. I thought I was magical because I could do that for them. Being so young I didn’t know what it was called, I just knew I was called.

Specializes in:

Most aspects of textured hair. I consider myself a minimalist with haircare with maximum results encouraging healthy and vibrant hair. Thermal hair straightening or chemically enhanced texture structuring. And of course hair cuts!

Career highlights:

Amanda has over 26 years in the beauty industry. She has a wide range of experiences from being a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Advice Columnist for Heart and Soul Magazine, and last and most honorable…hairstylist to former First Lady Michele Obama.

Kathryn

Your hometown?

Marlborough, MA

HOW DID YOU GET IN TO WHAT YOU DO?

After getting my degree in photography, I decided to take my creativity and unique perspective to the hair world. I’ve always loved hair and makeup; my earliest memories involve a lot of doll haircuts and styling my friends’ and family’s hair. It was only natural for me to refocus my career to this industry.

Specializes in:

Creative and alternative hair colour, ranging from vibrant reds and rich brunettes, to saturated violets and pastel pinks. Hair extensions to create length and fullness. Cutting and styling techniques suited for finer haired clients. Balayage. Presenting each client with a unique and individual style that truly suits them.

Career highlights:

Initial training: Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy (MA)

Advanced training: Cutting and advanced colour education with Toni & Guy. Formal upstyling with Patrick Cameron (NYC). Advanced colour theory with Wella, Redken, and TIGI. Coppolla’s Keratin Smoothing System certified. Numerous product knowledge and styling courses with Wella, Davines, Sebastian, Kevin Murphy, Living Proof, and Bumble and bumble. Runway and editorial experience (Boston, MA).

Molly

HOW DID YOU GET IN TO WHAT YOU DO?

Its safe to say my passion for creating beautiful hair styles started with the Barbie Hair Salon. Growing up I LOVED going to the salon. During that time that I grew a very deep interest in hair care knowledge and styles.Always brush wet hair with a wide tooth comb(one of the first lessons I learned).Once I got into high school all of my peers were making 4 year plans for after graduating high school.This was slightly intimidating given the fact I was at a point in my life where I was unsure of a lot. The Aveda Institute Charlotte was a short distance from where I lived and the program was only a year long. The best career decision I have ever made. No turning back!

Specializes in:

Making every person who has a seat in my chair feel special and even more beautiful than when they came in. Creating a customized style for every client based on their individual lifestyle. Specialize in working with all textures and sharing my endless amount of hair care knowledge.

Career highlights:

Studied and Completed Cosmetology at the Aveda Institute of Charlotte. Had the opportunity the meet and shadow many stylist that have made contributions this wonderful industry. Worked behind the scenes of Charlotte Fashion Week 08′. Redken cutting and color education, as well as reference of Sweden (REF) color training. Completion of Coppola Keratin Treatment class. Last but definitely not least, I cannot forget all my clients and co-workers I have met along the way, who educated and inspire me in so many different ways. Thanks!

Yingzi

HOW’D YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO?

When I was as little as I can remember, my mother used to do all kind of braids with my long hair. She been gone since 2001 from cancer, she was a very hard working mom, I learned a lot from her. Then , I went to college, I moved around few times with my husband, at that time I thought maybe I could go to hair school to learn do hair because it sounded so much fun , then I fell in love with it. It is not only about hair, it is also about making people feel good about themselves.

YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT OR PRODUCT LINE AT CHAKRAS?

I love Bumble & Bumble everything. Oribe texturizing spray.

Specializes in:

I specialize in hair cutting.

Career Highlights:

I trained under vidal sasoon cutting technique back in Portland, ME.
I have attended Bumble and Bumble classes in NYC for styling and razor cut. I have been to Jane iredale make up class in Vermont. I also have worked with kerastase, Living Proof product line.

Brian

Your hometown?

Elkin, NC

YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT AT CHAKRAS OR PRODUCT LINE.

My favorite product at Chakras would definitely be the oi!! Oil and milk love the smoothness and shine that it gives to all of my clients hair.

HOW’D YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO?

Well in high school I did many of my friends’ hair that I cheered and danced with. I also did some family members hair so after doing that for a couple years I realized I had a passion for doing hair so after high school, I moved to Greensboro and decided to go to school to pursue my dreams of being a hair stylist.

Specialize in:

Healthy naturally textured hair and cuts and color.

Career Highlights:

Worked with Macray Huff and Austin Maxfield from Style Networks TV Show Chicagolicious, having the privilege to work with and train under NYC celebrity stylist Mark Garrison, and also working with numerous local musicians.

David

Your hometown?

Belmont, NC

Specializes in:

Hair therapy. My services are geared towards bringing light to those who wish to receive. I’ve had a spiritual awakening with my yoga and meditation practice and am more attuned with picking up the subtle healing energies around us. Being an empath, it’s my utmost importance that I use my gifts to channel them for my clients who are receptive to these benefits. I am most skilled at bringing the beautiful out in my client’s hair, less is more, coming up with product and styling solutions to fit their lifestyle needs. Curly textures and perms, long hair cutting and styling. Detailed men’s short cuts. Full head of hot heads extensions (top and sides).

Career highlights:

Bumble & bumble Razor Cutting, Vidal Sassoon ABC, Oribe Styling, and NC Shakespeare Festival Wig and Up-styling

Stacy

HOW’D YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO?

I began my interest in doing hair as a child, shadowing my grandmother in her salon. I am a third generation stylist. My interest began o blossom more as a teen, being interracial it was hard to find stylists that could handle different hair textures.

DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE ACCESSORY?

My grey eyes are unforgettable but my hair always says trending.

Specializes in:

Braids, extensions updo’s, sew-in’s, kids cuts & styles.

Career highlights:

National Nomination for the NC Deans List of Paul Mitchell School, Masters Barber cut certification (2016), Paul Mitchel teaching travel dam (2010-2013), 1st place BB Brothers hair show competiion (2014).

Tori

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