Sherry Griffin is owner and stylist at Attractions Hair Design. Sherry knew from a young age that she wanted to become a hair stylist. After high school she attended The South Eastern College of Beauty Culture in Charlotte NC. Through the years her career has taken many twist and turns, from teaching for companies like Matrix and Inverness to styling hair for a major motion picture: The Last Of The Mohicans. In 2007, she received an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Haywood Community College.
She graduated with the high honor of Summa Cum Laude. Even though she has accomplished many things in her career, her dream was realized when Attractions opened for business in 1992. Creating a salon atmosphere where folks, both clients and co-workers, feel like they belong had always been her goal.
Now it is a dream come true. Sherry is a native of West Asheville. She has one son, Dustin Griffin and 5 fur babies.
Gail Shelton is originally from Madison County, NC. She has been a successful cosmetologist for 45 years. Her career began in 1970 and with every year her energy and talent have amazed everyone she works with. She is a master at permanent waving, hair cutting and color. Her talent for wedding up-do's is dazzling! Gail is one of the most enthusiastic hair stylist at Attractions. She is always ready to attend a class or learn a new technique. Since coming to Attractions we have seen Gail take several young stylist under her wing. Her years of experience makes her a great mentor to those just getting started. Gail is married to James Shelton and they have one daughter Jaime. She is actually the only stylist here who was truly deemed a "diva" by her peers .
Though she tries to keep it a secret, Gail held the title "Miss Marshall High" in 1967!!
Joan Anderson is a master barber from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the Knoxville Institute of Hair Design. Joan has 25 years of experience in precision haircutting, perms, color, and waxing. Joan has travel extensively for education across the U.S. and abroad. She is a Nationally Board Certified Hair Colorist. In 2008 she was voted East Tennessee's Best Barber!!!! Even though Joan is new to North Carolina and to Attractions her reputation of excellence is without question. She is very excited about starting this new chapter of her career at Attractions and is currently excepting walk-in clients.
Joan is newlywed to her husband Jim. She lives on a beautiful farm in Waynesville , NC. She is the mother of three boys and a grandmother to one beautiful little girl!
John Steele comes to Attractions with an impressive career as a Cosmetologist. He graduated in the top percentile with honors from the Central Florida College of Cosmetology. John has over 14 years of experience with edgy, contemporary and traditional haircutting and styling. John is a Nationally Board Certified Master Colorist, having won trips to the Wella Academy in NYC and NCA in Las Vegas based on his work.
Before moving to Asheville, John opened his own salon which was named by Ocala Magazine as Best Salon in 2013 and also awarded him Best Stylist in 2012 & 2013. John continually attends expos and conferences to stay current with the latest cuts, styles and techniques in the Hair Industry, claiming that his clients are representations of his work and that you are only as good as your last hair cut, color or style.
John relocated to Asheville NC after vacationing here and falling in love with the area. He is married to his life partner of over 26 years, Mike and they have two fur babies.
La Donna Roberts graduated from The Skyland Academy of Cosmetic Arts in 1986. She is among our most talented divas. La Donna is creative and innovative. She is a master at razor cutting, precision cutting, hair coloring and perms. Her clients are recognized as some of the most stylish professionals in our town. La Donna's talents are diverse. She can accomplish any challenge that is brought to her. La Donna prides herself in her ability to relate to all ages from grandma's coiffure,your daughters prom do, babies first hair cut or your personally designed career look.This girl does it all!
La Donna is a native of West Asheville. She resides here with her grandmother and her fur baby Phoenix. In her spare time La Donna can be heard singing in her church choir as well as in a local Motown production. She has a soulful voice that is loved and recognized by many. Her singing ability and stage presence earned her the recognition of being 1st runner up in The Asheville's Got Talent Contest. La Donna also enjoys training and showing dogs.
Laura began her career by attending The Career Education Center for Buncombe County Schools at the age of 15. She now has 12 successful years of experience as a cosmetologist. After working at several local salons and doing hair and makeup for local film-maker, Laura landed at Attractions. She has brought to us a young, fresh and inspiring outlook.
Laura loves the beauty industry and that is the reason she is proficient in so many different areas of her work. She is a specialist in custom hair color, design cutting, permanent waving, and make up. Although she has a God given talent ,Laura is always the first to sign up for continuing education. She is always challenging herself to learn new techniques and to stay informed of the latest trends. With a lifetime ahead of her and a willingness to reach for the stars , there are no limits to what Laura will achieve.
Laura is a native of Leicester, NC and resides there with her fur babies Diamond and Bandit.
If we gave each of our Divas a name, Marcy's name would be "Inspiration". With 36 years of experience, it places her at the top of her career ladder. She has attended advanced training in Hawaii and also Las Vegas. Marcy was a stylist on the film The Last Of The Mohicans which starred Daniel Day Lewis, Eric Schweig, and Madeline Stowe.
Her specialties are custom haircuts, perms, color and pedicures. Although, Marcy loves all her clients among her favorites is the Rev. Billy Graham.
Marcy has been married to her husband Frank for 54 years. They have one son Eddie. Frank and Marcy are currently raising twin boys (age 13), Harley and David.
She continually inspires us with her faith in God, zeal for life, and passion for her career.
Rex B. Hamlin is a native of West Asheville, NC. He is a master barber with 38 years of experience. He graduated from The Winston Salem Barber School. Rex is proficient in all aspects of barbering but he is best known for his precision haircutting techniques. Both men and women come to Rex for his precise skill.
He has a natural talent that makes even the most difficult styles look easy. His clients not only receive a great haircut but they are also entertained by his quick wit and charisma. His personality is often described as being better than HBO!! Rex worked in several salons in the Asheville area before he landed at Attractions. He has been with us for 10 years.
Rex is married to his lovely wife Kelly. They have one daughter Jessica.
Meet Tammy Craig, our blonde bombshell!! Tammy began her journey as a hair stylist 29 years ago when she graduated from The Skyland Academy of Cosmetic Art. For 14 years she successfully owned and operated Tammy's Hair Affair on Leicester Hwy.
Tammy is truly an artist when it comes to styling hair. She is creative in her choices of hair color and an expert in designing the perfect look for her clients.
Tammy has a colorful personality that not only entertains her clients but at times the entire salon! Don't be deceived by her glamorous look, Tammy is God, country, apple pie and Dolly Parton all rolled into one!
A native of Leicester , NC Tammy has been married to her husband John for 22 yrs. They have 3 children Kelly, Kaylin, Shana, and a beautiful grand-daughter Eve.