Licensed cosmetologist Vicki Stafford has helped beautify people in the Knoxville area for the last 13 years. For seven of those years, she also helped educate, serving as a cosmetology instructor. Now, at her one-room salon suite, she focuses directly on her customer’s hair, snipping stylish coifs and altering hair's hues with highlights and color. She also offers Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex treatments, which improve hair strength and shine by infusing locks with keratin proteins, a welcome respite from the T-bone steaks you’ve been making hair eat every night.
Merideth Paskel, the owner and head stylist at Salon Illustras, is a born-and-raised Knoxville native, and she's always loved doing hair. After graduating from Reuben-Allen College and taking instruction from top stylists at Redken, Keune, and Kenra, she opened her own salon inside Studios West Salon Suites, where she offers chic haircuts and rich color services to both men and women. Also offering waxing and updos for special occasions, Merideth makes certain her clients feel at home the minute they walk in the door.
Many stylists gravitate toward cutting women's hair and shy away from cutting men's or kids' hair. Not Kim Rasor. She's just as comfortable creating long layers and highlights for women as she is giving men clipper cuts and freehand clipper designs. The mother of three sons also loves giving kids haircuts. In her private salon, The Art of Hair at Studios West Salon Suites, she even provides clients with children's DVDs and books to help keep both kids and parents happy.