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Sherry Akins
Master Stylist

Joe Wood
Master Stylist


Erika Reese
Master Stylist

I opened Salon Elite in 2001 because I wanted to create a place where stylists could be mentored in a positive atmosphere and enjoy coming to work every day.  At home, I enjoy spending time with my two boys.  My passion is helping women with hair loss feel better about themselves.

In the business for over 30 years, I have seen it all.  I enjoy passing along my experience and expertise to our apprentices and watching them grow as stylists.  When I am not here you will find me at the golf course or relaxing on the Outer Banks with my wife, Cathy.

After two other jobs, I began my career at Salon Elite over 20 years ago.  My favorite part of being a stylist is making people feel good about themselves.  Since I have two very active girls, Payten and Kendyl, I have very little free time!  My favorite vacation spot is Charleston, SC.

Susan Charnock
Master Stylist

Lindsey Weech
Master Stylist

Taryn Hall
Master Stylist

With over 30 years experience behind the chair, my home is Salon Elite.  I have always been dedicated to learning and skill building and consider myself a perpetual student.  People are my passion and I value the relationships I have built over the years.  My other interests include nutrition, fitness and whole body health

I started my career over 10 years ago at Salon Elite.  My favorite part of my job is chatting with my clients and building relationships with them.  When I am not behind the chair you will find me either road-tripping to Key West, lying on the beach in Key West, or dreaming of being in Key West! 

I have been a stylist for over 10 years and with Salon Elite for more than 5 years.  I love being able to learn something new every day in my craft.  In my free time I love to go to the beach, out on the boat, or hang out with sweet children, Vera and Van





Shanin Knapp
Tier 3 Stylist

I became a stylist as my second career and came to Salon Elite with over three years experience.  I am originally from New York but have made my home Yorktown with my three kids and my wonderful husband.  When I am not making clients beautiful, I love to cheer my children on in their various sports and go to the beach.

Kristi Hansin
Master Esthetician

I started at Salon Elite as a receptionist and quickly fell in love with the beauty business.  I got my aesthetics license and have been doing that for more than 15 years.  My favorite part is all the friendships I have made over the years.  When I am not at the salon, you can find me on the boat, on the beach, or at a concert.  My other passion is Young Living Essential Oils.

Ready to change the world, one head at a time?  Love working in a fast paced, uplifting, and fun environment? Want to continue to grow in your career?  If you answered yes to these questions, Salon Elite may be the place for you, click on the join us button above and show us your awesomeness!


Beverly Clark
Salon Coordinator

Donna Thompson
Guest Services

I have been with Salon Elite for over 10 years as an employee and 20 as a client.  My favorite part of my job is the daily interaction with both stylists and clients.  In my free time, I like to do anything creative, from painting wooden signs to taking photos. I am married to my best friend, Russ and mom to my favorite person, Troy. 

As a client of Erika's since her apprenticeship, I was excited to be able to join this wonderful team!  I love all the conversations I get to have with our clients every day.  When I am not here, I love to exercise, especially outside.  My happy place is the Outer Banks and we visit there every year.

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