Xpectations Salon & Tanning  


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

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!!!!!

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!

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!

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

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 :)

Chelsea -Stylist