"As an experienced hairstylist, I realized my dream of opening my own hair salon. Having worked in other hair salons I knew how I wanted the atmosphere to feel for my clients; the name says it all, Refuge Hair Salon." Dianne Hanniger
Peggy, Taylor, Olivia & Madelyn
All of our stylists have many years
of experience in the industry.
Dianne moved to the area 16 years ago and has worked in salons in Buford and Dawsonville. She absolutely loves doing hair and working with clients. Listening to the needs of her clients in conjunction with their lifestyle helps her make informed decisions as to what the best course of action is regarding services and maintenance. She loves highlighting and color but her favorite is the art of beaded weft hair extensions. She's an expert in this life changing service.
Rebecca has been a master cosmetologist & worked in her hometown of Dawsonville for 20 years yet she can't think of anything she'd rather be doing! Her favorite is razor cutting short, sassy styles. She also enjoys coloring & highlighting as well as sculpting naturally curly hair to enhance its natural beauty. Education is important to her so she stays up to date & informed of the latest trends of cuts & colors.
With 12 years experience, Alyssa is well versed in the art of hairstyling. She enjoys being a part of the process of changing the way someone feels about themselves. Whether it's a cut designed specifically to fit your personality and lifestyle or completely transforming your look with a customized color & a few extensions to add volume; giving her clients that confidence boost makes her even more passionate in working to exceed their expectations.
Ilissa has been working in the beauty industry for the last 10+ years. Previously being raised in and around her mother's salons, Ilissa decided to completed her initial training at the Esani Institute. Having a strong desire for continuing education and an energetic and welcoming personality provides her with the ability to always go above and beyond so that everyone feels welcome when they come in, and refreshed & confident when they leave. She specializes in customized haircutting and color.
Previously working in Gwinnett County, Cristi has grown with the hair business for over 20 years. She believes in the importance of continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. One of her favorite aspects of her profession is that it doesn’t get old or feel like work to her. Every day is different and she enjoys meeting new people and making them leave the salon feeling truly confident. Cristi specializes in cuts for both men and women, and is a color specialist.
Heather's experience ranges from doing hair in a Buckhead salon to working on the launch of a new color line as an Educator & Stylist. She graduated from The Aveda Institute 10 years ago and is ready to work behind the chair again, where she is the happiest. Color is her absolute favorite, especially highlights, but all of her color & cuts are focused on precision and detail. Her goal is always to make sure the client is pleased.
Amber has been a hairstylist for 16 years and an artist for even longer. She loves painting and working with color so each client is like a blank canvas. She has perfected her craft at several salons in Alpharetta & Roswell. She recently moved to Dawsonville and is very excited about getting to know her new community and getting back to the creative side of her life!
Find her on Instagram: @amberdayalvarez
Kadi is a native to Dawsonville. She was raised here and is now raising a family of her own right here in this beautiful county! She is totally a Jesus girl, and above all else, she values her relationship with Him! That is the reason she became a stylist to share His name & make others feel beautiful! She has been behind the chair for over 5 years and specializes in balayage, blondes & textured hair cuts.
Find her on Instagram: @stylist.kadielliott