About Us

The Hair and Face Lounge

1398 Kildaire Farms Road
Cary, NC 27502
(Northwest corner of Cary Parkway and Kildaire Farm Road)

The Real Hairstylists of Cary

Cary, North Carolina’s Retro aveda Concept Salon

We Specialize in Customized Creativity

Using your personal needs as a guide, our highly developed and hand picked team of hair and face artists will create a look that caters to you and your lifestyle. We offer complete services for men, women and children using AVEDA products which will enhance your natural beauty and refresh your spirit.

Hair cuts, highlights, lowlights, all over color, color retouches, conditioning treatments, Great Lengths hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, we do it all for you right here in Cary, North Carolina.

Each visit will be a unique one with our changing decor and ultra hip stylists. Beverages are complimentary, and our atmosphere is always fun and friendly.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Call us today at (919) 380-2029!

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Karen Parsons - Owner & Creative DirectorKaren Parsons
Owner and Creative Director

You could say I was born to own a beauty salon. In fact, that’s where my parents first met. My mother Karen Parsons, my namesake, was a shampoo girl for her sister Elaine in the early 1960’s at Erna and Yvette’s Coiffures in Lakewood, Ohio. My mother didn’t know it at the time, but Yvette was her future mother-in-law. She was set up on a blind date with my father while working at the salon. The rest is history!

When I was little, my grandmother and mother taught me almost everything I know about beauty. The rest I’ve learned on my own. Over the years, I’ve traveled the globe to continue my education and compete in numerous hair and make up competitions. I enjoy what I do and love making people feel and look their best.

That’s why I’ve decided to follow in the footsteps of my mother and open my own salon. It’s an adventure that I would like you to share with me. Please call, stop by or just hang out at The Hair and Face Lounge. Check out some original 60’s Salon memorabilia as well as everything you need for today’s hair and face needs. I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

Ashley Johnson - Master StylistAshley Johnson
Master Stylist

On a network not yet developed in 1975, Ashley Blum was the star of a once, soon to be popular sitcom; The Braid E. Bunch. She then became the star operator of a trendy salon in Cary, NC. After mastering many modern magic tricks, like call waiting and e-mail, this sexy Capricorn is hip to hair as well. She is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill and is an amazing stylist, and a wonderful addition to our family behind the chair!Ashley Johnson

Alli Taylor -- Senior StylistAlli Taylor
Senior Stylist

In July of 2010 I began my journey at The Lounge. Working alongside Karen just seemed right, seeing as she has been our family hair stylist since I was 2! Its been an enjoyable journey on my way to earning my chair next to the best hairstylists in Cary. As I followed in the footsteps of my peers I discovered my love and passion for AVEDA and I cant wait to have you in my chair!Alli Taylor

Lindsey Jepson - StylistLindsey Jensen
Senior Stylist

I graduated from the Aveda Institute in the far off land of Provo, Utah. Originally from Roosevelt, Utah. I finally found my home at The Hair and Face Lounge in beautiful Cary, North Carolina in July of 2012. When I’m not at the salon I enjoy spending time with my baby Odin, who is the cutest Border Collie in the world. I am so grateful to work aside these incredible girls, and continue my passion for the beauty industry with Aveda. I’m looking forward to being your day maker!Lindsey Jepson

Lexi Hanlon - ReceptionistLexi Hanlon
Senior Stylist

You could say cosmetology has always been in my blood. As long as I can remember, I have been cutting my Barbie’s and doll’s hair, along with my own. I have been the guest coordinator at The Hair and Face Lounge since my senior year of high school. I am scheduled to graduate from the Aveda Institute in late 2013. I can’t wait to be a part of the stylist team here. I know that doing hair will be a great creative outlet for me and helping others feel better about themselves will just add to the joy I will get out of doing something I love.Lexi Hanlon

Morgan ComerMorgan Comer

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Cortney StricklandCortney Strickland

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Christy & Bailey RhodesChristy & Bailey Rhodes
Guest Coordinators

This North Carolina Salon needed a little Alabama touch so Karen hired two Bama Belles as receptionists. They’re a mother and daughter duo. Christy did hair for 25 years and Bailey was raised in the Beauty Shop from the first week of her life! We absolutely love The Hair and Face Lounge and feel lucky to be working with these talented Ladies. Bailey plans to attend The Aveda Institute after she graduates high school in 2017.

Chase ParsonsChase Parsons
Guest Coordinator

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Cooter - Greeter & SecurityCooter

The fun begins with Cooter. Rescued from a life of farm living and dumpster diving, Cooter loves his job as The Lounge’s official greeter and head security guard. He is an all-time favorite with everyone who paces though our doors. Only the occasional squirrel gets a rise out of him. Come see what everyone is talking about.Cooter