Sherry Akins
Owner

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.

Joe Wood
Stylist

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 with my wife, Cathy.

Erika Reese
Stylist

After two other jobs, I began my career at Salon Elite over 16 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
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

Lindsey Weech
Stylist

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 also love to longboard with my son, Landon.

Taryn Hall
Stylist

I have been a stylist for over 10 years and with Salon Elite for more than 3 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 my pup, Buck.  My new obsession is Orange Theory Fitness 3-4 times a week.

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Shanin Knapp
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.

Carson Weinreich
Stylist

After a year as a receptionist, I have stepped behind the chair and recently completed my apprenticeship at Salon Elite. 

I love how styles are always changing and each day brings the opportunity to learn something new.  I am from Alabama and my favorite thing to do is explore Hampton Roads and go to the beach.

Kristi Hansin
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.

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Beverly Clark
Salon Manager

I have been with Salon Elite for over 9 years as an employee and 18 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. 

Lori Smith
Shampoo Granny Emeritus

Donna Thompson
Reception

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.