Doing what she loves, and loving what she does....as the owner of Salon 21, Toni is responsible for the warm atmosphere and creative excellence of the team. Her high energy and love of decorating, give the salon a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing environment. Beauty of surroundings, beauty from wthin, and physical beauty is important to Toni. A new cut or color can build self-confidence and make a difference in how we feel about ourselves. Creating the perfect style and color can transform hair into the perfect accessory! From refined classics to sleek and edgy looks, Toni loves to create "couture" cuts for her client's...something that suits the person's personality and lifestyle. Toni has loved the profession for more than 25 years, and has enjoyed the diversity of where it could take her. She has traveled the seas with a prestigious cruise line as a stylist in the beauty salon. It was there she got to satisfy her love of travel along with the love of doing hair! So many people of all nationalities came through those doors and she believes that all that fast paced experience helped to make her a better stylist, and to develop an intuition about what client's want. Toni has trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and attends Bumble and bumble University in New York to stay on top of the latest techniques. Always eager to learn, she squeezes a few hair shows in each year also! She has done creative and period design for world famous Broadway shows including Broadway Bound, Rumours, and 42nd Street. Toni was also a stylist in her hometown of Pittsburgh, for The Civic Light Opera., where she designed period styles for numerous shows. Her experience and education make her an expert in her field and she cultivates the art of style, and discipline of technical excellence, in all who work with her. Toni's motto? She believes the world should lighten up! And...she does dream in color!
Beccah is down-to-earth and confident in her work as a stylist. She is a natural and has talent beyond her years in doing color corrections, ombre, balayage and undercut designs. Beccah completed her formal education at Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill. While attending Aveda she won Beacon, a nationwide competition for cosmetology, participated in PBA's Beauty Week in Las Vegas and North American Hairstyling Awards in 2015. Beccahs loves to "finish" the look, and to educate and empower her clients to achieve the same style on their own. On her days off you can find her outdoors adventuring with her pup,
Honey, as well as her new baby girl and significant other.
Bentley, son of Toni and Ed, is a sussex spaniel/boykin mix breed. Toni rescued him from a shelter in Salisbury, NC but in all reality he rescued us. He's known for bringing cheer into Salon 21. You can find him laying in the sun or by his Mama's station.
Louise has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is currently taking a break from helping children to help you schedule an appointment. A Raleigh native, her adventurous spirit has taken her around the world, most recently on a 12,000 mile cross country road trip with her husky/shephard mix Lizzie. She started the new year with us, and we plan to keep her until her next adventure comes calling.