Founder and President, Samuel Cole Salon
Director of Salons
My family and my salon family, reading and traveling.
Our Kyle Highsmith painting (The Coquette Bar in Aix en Provence, Italy)
“When you’re going through hell-keep going.”- Winston Churchill.
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Best Celebrity hair
Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Beyonce, and Penelope Cruz
Favorite place to grab a bite
Raleigh- Bloomsbury Bistro, Lemongrass, Vivaci, and Margaux’s, NYC- Union Square Café, Gaby, Per Se.
Love about Samuel Cole Salon
I love the energy, creativity and collaboration that are ever present.
Giorgio Armani Prive Couture Show, Damir Doma, Paris. Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani Emporio, Milan. Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Bastian, Staerk, Wayne, Bibhu Mohapatra, Karen Walker, Bill Blass, Nathan Jenden, Davidelfin, Naeem Khan, New York. Oribe, Las Vegas, Backstage Editorial Styling Event with Oribe Canals, Raleigh, Exclusive Samuel Cole Salon Master Styling Class with Oribe Canals, Oribe Cutting Event with Tom Gallagher, Oribe Editorial Styling with Steven Schmidt, Clinton Kelly- What Not To Wear- Make Over America. Bumble and bumble University, NYC: Immersion I, II, & III, Treatment Launch, Style Immersion Classes with Alejandro Jimenez.; Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy, Dallas: Educator, Classics Collection, Progressive and Advanced Collections, Redken Exchange, NYC: Master Design: Style and Cutting, Redken Symposium, Las Vegas, Master Class with Dhaniel Doud, Master Class with Michelle Johnson, Advanced Cut and Color Workshops with Kimberly Teff, Wella Studio, NY: International Color Compilation, Salon Summit, Tampa, The Goldwell Academy, Maryland, Color and Design with North American Colorist of the Year- John Simpson, Strut 08, Strut 09/Raleigh Fashion Week, Pink Fest, Social Magazine Photo Shoot, Awards and Fashion Show. Served as Master Hairstylist for Theatre in the Park productions. Facilitator for Immersion, Advanced and Master Class education curriculums.