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Artana-Owner/ Stylist
After graduating from Kenneth Schuler Cosmetology School in 99', my family and I started Shear Xpectations in 2002. I have the privilege of being able to work with my two sisters, Lynn and Jill, my cousin Beka and my husband Patrick. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl, Peyton, and 2 handsome little boys, Keaton and Bryson.  I love being in the cosmetology field and I enjoy hair color, highlighting and hair cutting.  I received my instructor’s license in 2001 and with that, I am able to teach my knowledge to new stylists in my salon. We have a huge support staff and are such a strong team that constantly have each others back when in need. We are such a fun group at Shear Xpectations and I enjoy working with these talented girls. 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

Lynn- 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

Nora Kate- 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 since 2007, 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 say I am a stylist at the best salon in Columbia!

Leslie -Stylist

A remix of DMX's "X Gon' Give it to Ya":

Only lady you know who can chill, come back and get these streets open.

I've been doing this for nineteen years.

Ladies wanna fight me? Fight these tears.

I put in work and it's all for the kids, but these cats done forgot what work is (Uh-huh!). They don't know who we be. Lookin', but they don't know who they see ladies!

First we gonna CUT, then we gonna BLOW!

Then we let it POP, DON'T LET IT GO!

Les gonna give it to ya

She gonna give it to ya

Les gonna give it to ya

She gonna give it to ya!

Beka-Customer Service Coordinator
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 husband, Logan, and our three dogs. I hope to see y'all soon at Shear X and Beaches!


Hi, my name is Kathryn! Some of you might recognize me from next door at Beaches! I have been around the salon since 2011 and love working with such funny and intelligent ladies. I genuinely look forward to coming to work everyday! When I'm not working I enjoy going out with my husband, Steven and trying new restaurants or events around

Columbia. If you have any questions, comments or needs feel free to ask if you are in the area! 

Patrick, I am the co-owner of Shear Xpectations with my wife Artana. You will probably see me around the salon from time to time doing business errands and such. Aside from running the salon I sell Real Estate with Exit and it keeps me pretty busy. If you need any help in buying or selling a home feel free to give me a call. 803-665-2181

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

Katie- 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!!!!!

Hailey- Stylist
Hey, my name is Hailey! I have always been interested in the beauty and fashion industry, which is why I decided to go to school for cosmetology and received my license in 2009. I started working at Shear Xpectations in October 2011. I have awesome co-workers and could not ask for a better place to work. As a stylist, I believe it is important to keep up with the newest trends, which is why I am always trying to take advantage of opportunities to learn and practice new things. I enjoy coloring, cutting, and styling hair. I also love applying makeup for special events. I love being able to make people feel good about themselves. So, if you need your hair or makeup done, come see me at Shear Xpectations!


Ever since childhood I have been enthralled with the cosmetology industry . I have been cutting and coloring my own hair since I was 15. Soon after my friends and family followed. I have had advanced training in New York, Minneapolis and Orlando. I wouldn't dream of doing anything else.  Come visit me at Shear X :)

Teen-Office Manager
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 husband, Kevin. I look forward to seeing you at the salon soon!