Shear Xpectations -
Team Biographies

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.



Artana-Owner/Senior Stylist
Artana-Owner/Senior Stylist
After graduating from Kenneth Schuler Cosmetology School, my family and I started Shear Xpectations. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl, Peyton, and 2 handsome little boys, Keaton and Bryson. My husband Patrick supports me in every way. I love being in the cosmetology field and I enjoy foil highlighting and haircuts but I can say that formal styles and updos are my favorite things to do. I received my instructor’s license in 2001 and with that, I am able to teach my knowledge to new stylists in my salon. My goal is to one day travel around the world and perform at hair and trade shows. We have such a fun staff at Shear Xpectations and I enjoy working with every one of them. Thank you for all the help and love from my husband Patrick, my family, and the awesome staff and clients that we have at Shear Xpectations.-Artana
Patrick-Owner/Photographer
Patrick-Owner/Photographer
Patrick( photography) I am the co-owner of Shear Xpectations with my wife Artana. I enjoy capturing life's special moments with my photography. I received my photography certificate from midlands tech in 2006 and have a fully functional photo studio. I specialize in wedding, maternity, children and modeling photography. Call me for an appointment.
Sarah-Manager
Sarah-Manager
Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm the Salon Manager. I started working at Shear Xpectations back in 2003 as the receptionist and knew I had found a company and a team of people I loved working with. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and then got my Master's Degree from Columbia College in 2007. At that time, I left Shear Xpectations and worked as a recruiter and then as a retail store manager for a few years until I realized I would never find a place I loved more than Shear Xpectations. So, in July 2011 I came back to the salon as the Manager. I love my job and I love the group of people I work with. I feel like we are a big family and that is what I look forward to coming to work for every day. If you have any questions, feel free to call the salon and ask for me personally!
Jill-Senior Stylist
Jill-Senior Stylist
My name is Jill; in 2002 I received my cosmetology license at the Academy of Cosmetology located in Charleston, South Carolina. My area of expertise consists of cutting, coloring, and styling hair. I specialize in a range of different designer cuts for women and men. Cutting techniques I use for women include long or short layers, a-line, stacked or angled bobs, and many other designer cuts. For men’s cuts I can create texture or depth for long and short hair as well as craft other requested styles. When I color hair, different color combinations may be used with foils to create the desired look based on the request or my recommendations. Hair and fashion has always interested me and been a part of my life. I love the fact that I can wake up every morning and make people feel better about themselves and their hair. I thrive on making someone’s vision a reality when they come in with an idea about their hair.-jill
Stacy-Senior Stylist
Stacy-Senior Stylist
Hi, I'm Stacy Mitchell. I am a hairstylist at Shear Xpectation, but I believe I was born a hairstylist. In my earliest memory of my trade I was 4 yrs old. I would put my mothers unused pieces of weave in my barbies hair. My mother knew then that I was destined for style. Although it seems as if I have been a part of the Shear X family forever, that isn't where I began my career. I was a stylist at local salon for almost 4yrs. Moving to Shear X was the most important decision I have made since I became a stylist, it was also the best! I have been at Shear Xpectations since 2004, and I love it! While working at Shear Xpectations, I began to specialize in certain areas of cosmetology. I like to think I can do anything I put my mind to, especially pertaining to cosmetology. But I mostly specialize in precision haircuts, soft weave styles, and color. These three techniques are my passion. Our Shear X family strives to continue our education so that we can continually perfect our craft, because everyday the styles are changing. So don't be a stranger, come visit me at Shear X
Blair-Senior Stylist
Blair-Senior Stylist
Hey, My name is Blair. I have been a licensed cosmetologist and have been at Shear Xpectations since December 2004. I specialize in a range of different cutting stylist for women and men and my expertise consists of coloring / foiling hair. I love my job and everyone I work with, also making people feel amazing about themselves. On a personal note, my husband and I were so blessed with our son in Sept 2012. I feel so lucky and couldn't be any happier with my personal and professional life
Jenny-Senior Stylist
Jenny-Senior Stylist
I have been a licensed cosmetologist since February 2006. I remember my parents asking me and my sisters what we wanted to be when we grew up, I answered "A Beautician"! I have always enjoyed doing hair and make-up, and I actually did my own hair and make-up for my Junior and Senior prom. I love making people feel and look good. I have been at Shear Xpectations since March 2008 and absolutely love it. I look forward to seeing you soon. Come check us out. You won't regret it!-Jenny
Lynn-Senior Stylist
Lynn-Senior Stylist
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to help others. I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2000, I have helped many people with pain relief. I wanted to broaden my career with helping others and decided to go to cosmetology school. I graduated in March 2009 from Kenneth Schuler Cosmetology School and have loved doing hair ever since. The best thing I love about my job is the wonderful people that I get to meet. I make people feel great about themselves and make them feel happy about their hair everyday. I love working at Shear Xpectations. I work with my two sisters(Artana and Jill), my brother-n-law(Patrick) and the best coworkers that anyone can ask for. If you haven't been to our salon, please come by and see us. Thank you for reading my story, I hope to see you soon. -Lynn
Katie-Senior Stylist
Katie-Senior Stylist
Hi, I am Katie. I have been in this amazing industry since 2001 and I love making people look and feel beautiful. I specialize in designer haircuts and color for men and women, and I love formal occasion styles for weddings and events. Come visit me at Shear X!!!!!
Megan-Designer Stylist
Megan-Designer Stylist
Hello, my name is Megan. I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Columbia with honors in cutting and coloring. I have always had a love for hair and makeup. There are pictures of me when I was younger styling and playing with family members hair. I absolutely love what I do; I have the best job in the world. I get to meet wonderful people everyday and help them enhance and realize their beauty. Though I love everything about my job, my favorite thing to do is color. I love learning and doing new techniques. Come by and visit me at Shear Xpectations, I look forward to seeing you. - Megan
Carly-Designer Stylist
Carly-Designer Stylist
Hey there, I'm Carly. I graduated from Paul Mitchell The School of Columbia in April 2010. I joined the Shear X team shortly after completing my cosmetology license in late August 2010. I love foil highlighting, coloring, and cutting hair. My passion doesn't stop there though, I love doing formal styles and updos for special occasions. I enjoy expanding my knowledge of color, cuts, styles, make up, and more through specialty classes, hair shows, and hands on practice. A little more about me; I married my best friend, Kevin, in September 2012. Come in to see me and let your sassy and beautiful self show!
Nora Kate-Designer Stylist
Nora Kate-Designer Stylist
Hey ya'll my name is Nora Kate, and many of you may know me from the front desk here at Shear X. Working here almost six years, I have two kids and live in the area. I am proud to say I have finished cosmetology school at Kenneth Shuler in April 2013, and with the great support of all the staff here, I am very excited to now be able to say I am a stylist at the best salon in Columbia!
Beth-Massage Therapist
Beth-Massage Therapist
My name is Beth. I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT). I graduated from the Southeastern Institute in 2009. Being a massage therapist is very rewarding to me. I am able to help others on an emotional and physical level. Every client I meet is very special, has different needs and wants from a relaxing massage to a deep tissue therapeutic massage. I customize every massage to every client. As a LMT I learn new things everyday. I am always expanding my massage techniques and learning how to help each and every client. My job is very important to me and I love it as well. I feel I am very blessed to be working here at Shear Xpectations
Bobbie-Esthitician
Bobbie-Esthitician
Hi, I am Bobbie. I am a licensed esthetician. I graduated from Esthetics International in 2005. I have had a career in skincare and makeup since 1992. I joined the Shear X family in August 2011 after working at another local spa for six years. I specialize in facials, chemical peels, waxing, and lash and brow tinting. I absolutely love what I do and enjoy making people feel and look better. On a personal note, I am proud to be a single mom of my son, Reid. I enjoy spending time with him, family, and friends. If you want to feel better about yourself and leave with a smile, please come see us at Shear Xpectations!
Tameeka-Nail Technician & Full body waxing
Tameeka-Nail Technician & Full body waxing
Hi I'm Tameeka aka "The Wax Queen" I am known for my Brazilian waxes in Columbia and the surrounding areas. I am a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor but my area of expertise is in Skin Care. I received my license in 2000 from Fairfield Career and Technology Center in Winnsboro SC and have been in the industry ever since. In 2012 I joined Shear X as a Professional Waxer and Nail Tech. I ABSOLUTELY love everything that I do.
Hailey-Receptionist
Hailey-Receptionist
Hey, my name is Hailey! I started working at Shear Xpectations in October 2011 as a receptionist, and I really enjoy my job and the people I work with. I am from Greenville, SC and have been a Gamecock fan all my life! That is why I moved to Columbia, to attend the University of South Carolina where I am majoring in Elementary Education. I received my cosmetology license in 2009 and have been enjoying the beauty industry ever since
Teen-Receptionist
Teen-Receptionist
Hi! My name is Teen. I started working at Shear Xpectations in April 2012, and I love it so much! Working with a classy, smart, driven group of women is so inspiring. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2011. In my spare time, I train dogs of all kinds. I have three pit bulls of my own that I graciously share with my boyfriend of five years, Kevin. I look forward to seeing you at the salon soon!
Beka-Receptionist
Beka-Receptionist
Hi! My name is Rebecca but most friends call me Beka or Bex. I started working at Shear Xpectations in April 2013 but you may recognize me from Beaches Tanning Club, where I have worked since October 2011. I moved to Columbia from Augusta, GA in 2011 when my cousin, Artana, offered me a job at Beaches, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made! I have always been interested in the beauty industry and I love working with a group of such amazing, smart and beautiful women. Some of which are my family and best friends. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my sweet finance, Logan, and our two dogs. I hope to see y'all soon at Shear X and Beaches!
Brittney-Receptionist
Brittney-Receptionist
Our new Receptionist!
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