About Our Ballantyne Team

Nathan Davis

Cut Specialist – Artistic Director
Nathan is a graduate of Carolina School of Cosmetology in 2000. He started his passion driven career with Carmen! Carmen! in 2000. Nathan specializes in haircutting of all lengths and textures. He was awarded “Best of Charlotte” in 2009 and 2010, as well as Charlotte’s top 30 under 30 Future Business Leaders. He wants you to feel great in his chair and feel confident that he will listen to your desires to deliver the best haircut for your personal style.

Janet Wolke

Color Specialist – Artistic Director
Janet began her career at an upscale salon in New York in 2000 with exclusive training in hair color under some of the top platform artists in the area. After extensive research of salons in the area, she chose to work at Carmen! Carmen! when she moved to Charlotte in 2007. She loves to perform colors of vibrant red and natural sun kissed blondes, with Janet’s love for Aveda’s color line it is so customizable that the possibilities are endless.

Cassandra Cutrona

Cut and Color Specialist – Artistic Director
Cassie is a graduate of Aveda Institute in Charlotte, NC. She has been a stylist since 2005, but started working at Carmen! Carmen! in 2001 as a Customer Service Representative. She has taken many advanced cut, color, and styling classes. Cassie specializes in cut, color, curly hair, and men’s cut. She is certified for Keratin Complex, Hotheads and Hairdreams Extensions. She strives for perfection and enjoys building lasting relationships with you. Cassie wants to be your day maker!

Jennifer Shows

Color Specialist – Artistic Team
Jennifer has been with Carmen! Carmen! since 2009, and in the beauty industry since 2005. She graduated from Paul Mitchell Beauty School and is now an Artistic Team Member and Educator for the salon. Advanced education as a colorist with Aveda has allowed Jennifer to specialize in color and use her focus in blondes. Her favorite part about the industry is expressing her passion through her work while seeing transformations, and giving her guests confidence at the end of each appointment.

Ashley Higa

Advanced Artist – Mentor
Ashley is a graduate of the Empire Beauty School in Pineville, NC. She began her career as a stylist in 2013 and started with Carmen! Carmen! in 2014. Ashley loves doing highlights, but she does both cut, color, and all texture services. Ashley wants to build a relationship with you and help you to feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.

Lia Baudoin

Advanced Artist – Mentor

Ben Kincaid

Advanced Artist
Ben is a graduate of Burke Academy of Cosmetic Art, and also trained under the late Daniel Rizzardi formerly of Vidal Sassoon in London. He started his career with Carmen! Carmen! in 1990 – 1997 and returned back to our salon in 2013. He does both cut and color, but specializes in short hair haircutting. Ben loves to build your confidence when you’re sitting in his chair.

Dana Emig

Advanced Artist – Mentor

Dana has been a stylist with Carmen! Carmen! since 2014. She graduated from Empire Beauty School and has been in the industry since 2013. Dana specializes in color, makeup artistry, and has certification in Hairdreams hair extensions. With her spontaneous personality, Dana is able to give you just the look you’re searching for with creativity and confidence.

Amanda Watts

Advanced Artist

Mandy began with Carmen! Carmen! Salon in 2008, fulfilling a roll as Customer Service Manager. She has always possessed a great interest in the art of hair technique and decided to change her career path. She attended Paul Mitchell School of Charlotte and returned to our salon as a hairstylist in 2012. She equally enjoys both color and cut, along with developing a style that will suit your skin tone and face shape. She appreciates gaining and maintaining loyal guests as she masters her craft.


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