Hailing from Charleston, SC, I love all things geeky, beautiful, and enjoy exploring the world with a great curiosity.
What makes your hair brain sing? My favorite in-salon activity is cutting hair both with scissors and razor. I also love watching movies with elaborate hair-do's and trying to figure out how they were executed.
Go to Davines products- I use the YHA Blowdry Primer and the Oi All-In-One Milk for faster blow dries, shine and body.
What I love about ananda - Our drive toward excellence.
spirit animal - A Dryad riding a Hippogriff.
I grew up in a military family so I’m an explorative nomad! I love the outdoors and doing everything I can in them! Trail running, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, and the list goes on…. I have 2 wonderful little furry babies, my cats, Chester and Tron!
What makes your hair brain sing? I love that I have been doing hair for nearly 20 years and it is never the same! It is always evolving and ever changing!!! I thrive on variety!
Go-to davines product - My go to products change with exploration! So many good ones…. lately its been the Replumping trio!
What do YOU love about ananda - It’s my home away from home! And it feels like family! I also love how I am ALWAYS learning from everyone else!!
Spirit Animal - a cat maybe?!?!
I joined ananda in 2015. I've been in the business over a decade and my passion for my craft has grown stronger each year. I seek out cut and coloring training each year, I believe you never stop learning in this industry.
What makes your hair brain sing? I have a niche for natural and dimensional color. I create hues for hair that are rich and lustrous that shine in any environment. Each application is a masterpiece waiting to appear. I can enhance all varieties of hair . Hair is your best fashion accessory so it should have workability and texture.
Go-to davines product - This is hard to say because I love all Davines products. Since I have to pick just 1, I would have to say Melu Heat Shield as it is a 3in1 product. Protects the hair from heat, cuts down on your blowdry time and adds shine.
What YOU love about ananda - The team and the culture, ananda is my family. These talented people inspire me everyday. Our culture is something you just have to experience .
Spirit Animal - Peacock
I am a native of Asheville! I started my career in the industry in 2004. My passion for hair has blessed me to create and learn alongside of some of the top hair and make-up artists around. Working for ananda has opened up doors for me to grow my craft with plenty of education.
What makes your hair brain sing? I love perfecting and working on looks inspired by Charleston and New York fashion week.
Go to Davines product - Volume Boosting Mousse and Oi All-In-One Milk.
I was born in California but raised in Asheville. I attended hair school in Florida then returned to Asheville in 2010. I have an amazing son, Alberto, and I spend most of my time with my family and traveling.
Go-To Davines Product - YHA Blowdry Primer. I love using it on my clients to help with volume and combat humidity.
What makes your hair brain sing? I love doing color. Transformations are my favorite. Especially when clients give me the freedom to do whatever!
What YOU love about ananda - I love that everyone can be themselves in this happy environment. I’m inspired by my coworkers daily!
Spirit Animal - Tiger
Hailing from Switzerland, I enjoy bringing a European sense of cool to my work. I have worked in various salons and barber shops throughout my time in Europe and New York City. My knowledge in cutting and coloring has been collected throughout these places and travels. I recently joined Joseph diMaggio with Davines and styled for New York Fashion Week!
What makes your hair brain sing? I pride myself on high quality service. I enjoy creating natural blondes and balayage without the high maintenance upkeep.
I am originally from Stecoah, NC, but now I live in Candler with my husband and two dogs. When I'm not doing hair, I spend my time hiking and writing fiction.
What makes your hair brain sing? Braids and Balayage.
What YOU love about ananda - I love the atmosphere and the creative energy of my coworkers.
spirit animal - Dottie Hinson
I grew up in Connecticut then moved out to California for college at 18. I started a career in television production and seeing the behind the scenes culture of hair and makeup is what inspired me to pursue a career in the beauty industry. My initial training was at Paul Mitchell the School. The laid back beach lifestyle, outdoor activities, and endless things to do kept me in California for 15 years. Wanting a change brought me to the mountains of Asheville in 2016. If I’m not out hiking with my dog, I’m likely enjoying a craft beer at the local brewery or planning for travel.
What makes your hair brain sing? My favorite is dimensional balayage styled in loose beachy waves. Classic Vidal Sassoon bobs is where I learned the foundation of precision cutting. Cutting in this style keeps my memory fresh for the importance of this knowledge.
Go-to davines product - Dry Texture Spray
What YOU love about ananda - I feel like we are one big, diverse, chaotic, and beautiful family with talent that is continuously inspiring.
Spirit Animal - A flying gorilla.
I was raised in a magical home nestled in the woods of Hendersonville, NC. Following my mother, I am a fourth generation hair stylist. This passion runs deep in my family. During my home time, I enjoy painting in acrylic, practicing my craft, cooking unique vegetable recipes and spending time with my loved ones.
What makes your hair brain sing? I truly love expressing my artistic ideas through hair as a medium. I enjoy creating manageable styles for each guest in my chair, whether that is a customized color, cut or unique style.
Go-to davines product - The Davines- More Inside - Volume Mousse is my go-to. Wet, dry, wavy, blown out, textured, anything!
What YOU love about ananda- Everyone at ananda is looking to learn. Not one of us the same, we all want to see growth in one another. As my first mentor at ananda said “We will never arrive”... which still inspires me to be better each day. Ananda is a safe sanctuary full of creatives who thrive off of this artistry.
Spirit Animal - The most colorful Madagascan sunset moth or maybe a woodland fairy...
I spent 18 years in Syracuse, New York, then I moved around quite a bit. I settled in Asheville, NC, and joined ananda in the fall of 2014. I enjoy being outside wandering through the woods with my dog, learning new things, Netflix (of course) and people watching downtown or in West Asheville!
What makes your hair brain sing? There is something special about the small details. I absolutely adore precise haircuts. Striking mens' fades, unique textured pixie cuts, and precise color services to perfectly complement your specific cut.
Go-to davines product - Sea Salt Spray all day! I love the volume this product gives. It bulks up fine hair and creates amazing texture in most hair types. Tied for favorite is the Love Hair Smoother. The smell and feel of this after a blowout is so luxurious! This combination is my all-time favorite.
What YOU love about ananda - ananda is my family. Every team member is a vital part of what makes this team so powerful. This space is booming with passion and it's a wonderful place to work.
Spirit Animal - As much as I wish it were a Golden Retriever, it's probably a crow.
I moved to Asheville after working as a hairstylist for 10 years in Atlanta, Georgia. I love rescuing animals and spend most of my free time outdoors with my pups. We love to fish, camp, & hike!
What makes your hair brain sing? One of my favorite things about doing hair is the constant variety and lack of feeling bored. Clients will often ask what I prefer doing - color or cuts? The answer has always been both! I love the full picture of hairstyling and want to be hands-on from beginning to end. I'm passionate about helping clients embrace their natural curl as I have. I love working with bright blondes, but also grown-in natural balayage looks. Pixies, bobs, mens' cuts, and fashion colors - a little bit of everything is what makes my job so much fun!
Go-to davines product - I'm obsessed with the Dry Texturizer. This product is so versatile and can really benefit any type of client. I love the instant grip it gives to fine hair, it's ability to make beachy curls last for days, and the volume it can create in hair is pretty unbelievable.
What YOU love about ananda - Ananda is a beautiful space that overflows with creativity and inspiration. I love getting to work side by side with so many talented hairstylists. We are all constantly growing and learning together as a team.
Spirit Animal - Dolly Parton! I admire every single thing about her SO much!
I am a Southern girl all the way. I love hiking, gardening and reading. I collect dogs, cats, chickens, fish and any other stray that wanders up.
What makes your hair brain sing? Helping someone find that “something new” style and seeing them feel beautiful in their new look!
Go to davines product - Oi All-In-One Milk
What I love about Ananda - The beautiful team of talented stylists I work with at ananda.
Spirit animal - Hummingbird
I grew up in Minnesota and moved to Asheville in June 2016. I have a little cutie kitty named Lemon. I’m super into food, competitive games/sports, and spontaneous trips to the beach (or grocery store).
What makes your hair brain sing? My hair brain will freaking YODEL for a fun transformation. Want to lose 14 inches? I’m all in. Never colored your hair before? Whoa, dreams.
Go-to davines product - Dry Texturizer
What YOU love about ananda - My ananda fam, it’s incredible to be surrounded by such an amazing team of talented and beautiful hearts and faces.
Spirit Animal - Frankie Bernstein
I grew up in Maryland and lived in South Carolina for a few years before moving to Asheville. I am a homebody and enjoy spending time with friends and drawing. Most of the time I hang out with my cat, Whiskers.
What makes your hair brain sing? I really enjoy fun fashion colors, blondes, and short haircuts. Especially a big change from long to short hair.
Go-to davines product - Sea Salt Spray, it can encourage waves and gives great texture!
What YOU love about ananda- I love the whole team. Everyone I work with is amazing and makes me feel loved.
Spirit Animal - Cat
I grew up in Boone, NC and I moved to Asheville 3 years ago. I have a dog named Luna who is my fur child and we love spending time outside together!
What makes your hair brain sing? Ilove natural hair and enhancing the natural beauty of one's hair color. I live for blondes, warm and cool, and all in between.
Go-to davines product - Sea Salt Spray! It’s great for adding a little texture without weighing down curls.
What YOU love about ananda - I love that everyone has their own thing that makes them shine. You can learn so much from watching.
Spirit Animal - Unicorn
I was raised right here in Asheville. I enjoy practicing yoga and hiking with my daughter!
What makes your hair brain sing? I love doing total hair transformations. Like an artist turning a blank canvas into a masterpiece!
Go-to davines product - Oi All-in-One Milk
What YOU love about ananda - The positive energy and upbeat vibes. I love that we are a family and work hard together to make sure our community always has the best hair.
Spirit Animal - Stevie Nicks
I grew up in South Asheville and I have 3 amazing kids. Some of my hobbies are painting, drawing, and reading. I'm also engaged to be married to my high school sweetheart!
What makes your hair brain sing? I love anything abstract, so I definitely incorporate that into my work.
Go to davines product - The Dry Texturizer.
What you love about ananda - The professionalism, talent, and confidence that radiates from everyone.
My spirit animal - Sssssnake
I'm an Asheville native with an affinity for being alive and an enormous appetite for learning. Plants, kids, animals, and connection are among my most favorite things!
What makes your hair brain sing? I'm so in love with textured hair. Waxy, curly, fun and messy with any kind of movement.
Go-to davines product - Volume Boosting Mousse and Curl Building Serum
What YOU love about ananda - I love the mindful approach our salon has to life and work. The end product is a beautiful energy that feels amazing to be a part of, whether you're a client or a team member.
Spirit Animal - Owl
I moved to North Carolina when I was young from California. After high school, I moved to Charlotte to pursue my dream to do hair and trained at Paul Mitchell the School. I moved to Asheville a couple years later!
What makes your hair brain sing? I absolutely love doing color. It definitely makes my hair brain sing!
Go-to davines product - My go-to Davines product is the Dry Texturizer. I use it everyday for an instant full bodied look.
What YOU love about ananda - I love ananda because we are all a family and we all help each other out when needed.
Spirit Animal - If I had a spirit animal it would definitely be a golden retriever because I'm so goofy as a person. I try to be as lovely and happy as I can be!
I’m from Ohio where I received my cosmetology license in 2011. I apprenticed under an editorial fashion hair stylist in Brooklyn, NY, which inspired me to move to a creative city. After being in Asheville for 5 years, I received my BFA in art concentration pointing and a minor in arts management and entrepreneurship.
What makes your hair brain sing? I love to sculpt, so men’s cuts inspire me. Also, long layered cuts excite me. I love enhancing people’s natural coloring so transitioning women into grey and balayage are my favorite color techniques.
Go-to davines product - Oi milk, YHA blow dry primer, shampoo, and rich balm, and volumizing mousse.
What YOU love about ananda - The expansion and endless possibilities to grow, the allowance of full creative expression, the support of local artists, the amazing product line, and the great education that builds our confidence.
Spirit Animal - Cheetah
I have lived in Asheville for the past 15 years and I love it! Along with being a stylist, I am also a hip-hop dance teacher at Elevate Life and Art. I enjoy skydiving, white water rafting, bungee jumping, and hiking to new waterfalls. I am always up for a new adventure!
What makes your hair brain sing? I have a love for updos and styling hair for weddings, prom, and other special events. Long hair makes me happy and accentuating natural beauty is my passion. Whether it is making your reds or browns more vibrant, or by using balayage to add some natural highlights, I love it all!
Go-to davines product - My favorite product is the Oi All-in-One Milk! Along with smelling amazing, it’s multiple uses make it very easy to style hair.
What YOU love about ananda - I love ananda’s passion to make every client’s experience top notch. The team atmosphere is amazing and anyone would be lucky to work here or to book an appointment at ananda. I also love the Davines line as it is eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals which keeps the stylist and client free from harm.
Spirit Animal - A domesticated tiger. I am the perfect mix of sweet and sassy. I tend to be more reserved but like to get a little wild every now and then.
I am an Asheville native. I love all things of beauty, especially hair. I have been playing with mine and my four sisters hair for as long as I can remember. They have been my biggest supporters and motivators in my hair career.
What makes your hair brain sing? l love helping people feel like their best selves. I love the feeling during the service when the client and I are on the same page and are getting excited about the outcome.
Go-to davines product - My go-to davines product is the Oi All-in-One Milk. This is a miracle product that smells great and leaves the hair feeling amazing.
What YOU love about ananda - I love that ananda is education driven and keeps their stylists up to date. Clients can always feel confident that their stylist knows the current trends.
Spirit Animal - Bologna
I am a Florida native but a mountain lover. I love vintage fashion and on days off I enjoy thrifting or binge-watching sci-fi shows.
What makes your hair brain sing? I love to put color on hair and balayage and vivid colors are my favorite!
Go-to davines product - The Dry Texturizer!
What YOU love about ananda - I love the empowering, creative, and overall inspiring atmosphere.
Spirit Animal - Shark. I love being in the ocean and I go after what I want.
Born and raised in the foothills of NC! My first job growing up was sweeping hair in my aunt’s salon, so it only makes sense that I would end up a stylist in the great city of Asheville. I love people and dogs!
What makes your hair brain sing? Taking my lovely clients, hand-in-hand, through their journey to great hair!
Go-to davines product - Melu Hair Shield! Oi All-in-One Milk! They’re all great… when used in the proper manner!
What YOU love about ananda - The culture! Everyone at ananda thrives when working with and for each other. Not to mention everyone’s drive to learn and become a better stylist for our community.
Spirit Animal - River otter
I'm originally from Sarasota, Florida; the sunshine state! I love the beach.
What makes your hair brain sing? Blonde!
Go-to davines product - Liquid Spell
What YOU love about ananda - The colorful hair, art, and the people!
Spirit Animal - Sea turtle because I'm lucky and love the ocean.
My name is Nadja and I'm a current cosmetology student. I grew up in Asheville NC but I'm originally from Charlotte NC. I love all types of art and I have two beautiful kittens I adore. I am so grateful to be a part of the wonderful team at ananda.
What makes your hair brain sing? I love working with colors and vivids are my go to. I enjoy styling and sculpting! I love working with lighteners and blending with highlights.
Go-to davines product - The nounou line helped my brittle and dry curls feel so replenished and brought back to life. I love the added softness it gave me!
What YOU love about ananda - The positivity and smiles the stylists give their clients is very uplifting. I love the beautiful energy you feel as soon as you walk in the door. Everybody is a family and they definitely make you feel as though you are a part of it.
Spirit Animal - Unicorn!
I have lived in Asheville for 10 years, but I grew up on the beautiful beaches of Eastern NC! I stay pretty busy with my primary job- raising a type A six-year-old and our socially anxious yet lovable dog. I enjoy musicals, collecting shoes, and making people laugh.
Go-to davines product - Oi Oil; it keeps my dreads really happy.
What YOU love about ananda - We truly are a family, building each other up and working towards a common goal. Plus, we have more fun than anyone, anywhere- just ask us. I’m never bummed about going to work. I actually have a cosmetology license and even when I decided I didn’t want to do hair, I knew I wanted to stay at ananda.
Spirit Animal - "An eagle with the head of a bear."
I grew up in Roswell, Georgia and moved to Asheville four years ago for school. Recently I have been focusing more on makeup artistry than my psychology degree. My cat is the love of my life and I spend most of my free time doing something creative; drawing, writing, etc.
Go-to davines product- The Volu Shampoo! My hair is naturally stick straight and very flat, and the Volu Shampoo really helps to give me some lift.
What YOU love about ananda - My coworkers! We're like a little family and I love getting to come in and work beside so many amazing, creative people.
Spirit Animal - Some kind of small bird!
A Midwesterner at heart, I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, and have family all around the Great Lakes. After Minneapolis, Maine and Tybee Island, GA, I hit upon Asheville and never looked back. Fashion is my passion and I have spent many years pursuing my own design work. Since having my daughter, I now spend my evenings making doll clothes or re-purposing and reworking clothes into new creations my daughter dreams up.
What makes your hair brain sing? Updos, fishtail braids, and braiding my daughter's hair.
Go-to davines product - Dry Texture Spray! Who knew my fine hair could get such a lift.
What YOU love about ananda - I'm inspired by the true hair artistry created here at ananda and the commitment to excellence across the board. Another inspiration to me is helping to curate the art. I love scouting for new art, working with the artists, and continually changing environment the art creates in the salon.
Spirit Animal - A Reindeer - even the females have antlers! Or maybe a red fox...
Born and raised on a farm in Cleveland, NC, I escaped to San Francisco after graduating high school but after 2 years decided to move a little closer to home and settled on Asheville! I have my BFA in Printmaking from UNCA but am also an avid Potter. In my spare time I watch horror movies and read lots of true crime. I’ve also killed every Christmas Cactus I’ve ever touched.
Go to davines product - Oi Oil
What I love about Ananda - I love how friendly and genuine everyone is here at ananda!
Spirit animal - Somewhere between a sphynx cat and April Ludgate.
I’m a pisces baby born and raised in Asheville! I have over 50 different plants in my teeny apartment, ask me something about pretty much any plant around here and I'll tell you all about it. Art, music, spending time with my people and making everyone laugh are my passions... Second only to answering the phone and booking y'all's hair appointments.
Go-to davines product - Replumping Superactive and the Curl Building Serum. Curly girlie dream~
What YOU love about ananda - Community! We are really like a big, crazy family and I would do anything for these people. Every single person here is so valued and loved, I love coming to work and there's nowhere I'd rather be.
Spirit Animal - Queen bee- large and in charrrge.
I was born right outside of Denver, CO, and moved to Richmond, VA, when I was 10. I started this journey of my life in Asheville in 2014. Some of my favorite things are live music, traveling, exploring this beautiful town and binge watching anything on Netflix.
Go-to davines product - Oi All-In-One Milk
What YOU love about ananda - The atmosphere and being around so many talented people every day. I felt welcomed from the very first day I walked in and couldn’t ask for a better place to call my second home.
I was born in Hendersonville, raised in Asheville. New mom to my baby girl, Meztli. I'm definitely a homebody, so Netflix and home cooked meals are my favorite. Cosmetology is also a hobby of mine, so don't be surprised if you find me working on the floor sometime soon!
Go-to davines product - The Shimmering Mist gives my hair so much shine and smells AMAZING.
What YOU love about ananda - The moment I joined the team I felt so welcomed. Not only is everyone so talented, but they are kind-hearted as well.
Spirit Animal - White Tiger