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Our Philosophy...

"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

Owner/Master Cosmetologist:

Dianne Hanniger

 

Master Cosmetologists:

Alyssa Pittman

Cristi Watts

Ilissa Jones

Amber Alvarez

Savannah Young

Kathy Colgan

Raquel Hunter

Assistants:

Peggy, Patsy & Shirley

All of our stylists have many years

of experience in the industry.

 

Dianne Hanniger

Dianne Hanniger

Dianne moved to the area almost 20 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.

Alyssa Pittman

Alyssa Pittman

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.

Cristi Watts

Cristi Watts

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.

Amber Alvarez

Amber Alvarez

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

Savannah Young

Savannah Young

Savannah has always had a passion & love for all things hair. Ever since she was a child, she knew it was a field she would one day pursue and fall in love with. The only thing she loves more than experimenting with her own styles & colors is seeing a client’s face light up when they leave her chair with a new boost of confidence. Her favorite thing to do is get her hands dirty with some fashion colors. Thanks to her bubbly personality she will have you feeling at home in her chair in no time!

Ilissa Jones

Ilissa Jones

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.

Kathy Colgan

Kathy Colgan

Kathy has over 40 years of experience in the hair industry. She loves to do color, highlights, and is experienced in women's and men's cuts along with razor cuts. She also does perms and Keratin Treatments. Kathy likes to keep up with the different trends in the industry. Come visit her for a great new look!

Receptionists

Peggy

Peggy

Patsy

Patsy