• Clarissa Lacy

    Clarissa Lacy

    Co-founded Theory in 2006

    Color is my passion… I love creating color that is natural looking and complements the beauty within each individual.

    I am a skilled listener and believe that getting to know the client is the first and most important step in obtaining the perfect cut and color. The second is educating them with the right products and techniques to be able to re-create the same style at home.

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    My passion for the beauty industry led me to an incredible opportunity as a national platform artist and color educator for nine years, allowing me to travel the country educating stylists on hair care products, haircuts and up-to-date color techniques.

    When I am not at the salon I am watching soccer with my family (go Liverpool!) or you may find me on the track playing roller derby as my alter ego, Lacy Lawless! I also enjoy being outside honing in on my photography skills.

  • Magan Frers

    Magan Frers

    Co-founded Theory in 2006

    I love my job! I have been so blessed to have found an occupation that is as rewarding as the beauty industry. Everyday I have the pleasure of giving someone else a more beautiful version of themselves. I love having the opportunity to create a color, cut and style that best suits a client’s skin and eyes. I love being able to see a face and know what will frame it best. I’ve got a talented eye when it comes to blonds, it’s my specialty.

    It’s been a privilege to be the co-owner of Theory Salon. I’ve put my heart and soul into creating an atmosphere that evokes beauty that best suits the individual.

  • Andrea Aikens

    Andrea Aikens

    Andrea, originally from update New York, has been a Charlotte resident since 2012. After receiving her cosmetology license she continued her education in the hair industry; assisting, becoming certified in keratin smoothing treatments, attending classes through various education programs. She loves the artistic freedom behind all color services using various techniques; balayage, color melts, foilayage, or any combination in between. Andrea’s goal is customize each one to fit her clients needs. She also offers facial waxing services, brows are her favorite! Outside of hair she enjoys going to as many music events as she can, kayaking and cat naps with her feline best friends.

  • Claire Herr

    Claire Herr

    Claire is a Charlotte native, and was part of the first graduating class of the Aveda Institute. As a stylist of 16 years, she has been part of the Theory family for over 11. She has done several academies and training with Aquage, Wella, Redken, Davines, Tigi, and Kuene to name a few. She specializes in a range of services including women’s custom cut and color, keratin treatments, and special occasion hair. If she had to pick a favorite cut, it would be a modern day shag-It is completely versatile, and can be customized to work with so many hair textures and face shapes. As far as color, that’s easy, there is never been a blonde that she couldn’t handle.

  • Danielle Atkinson

    Danielle Atkinson

    Attitude, knowledge and skills are the best foundation of real beauty.”
    These are words Danielle chooses to live by every day. Danielle constantly strives to better herself in her knowledge and skill set, while staying up to date on the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry. After graduating from the Aveda Institute in 2011, Danielle entered into an advanced assisting and training program at a high end salon in Charlotte for a year. Upon completion, she worked in that salon as a stylist for almost 5 years before starting at Theory, which she has been proud to call her home away from home for the past 3 years.

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    According to Danielle, “The warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the tremendous talent I’m surrounded by make Theory the perfect environment for me to continue growing as a stylist.” Although Danielle enjoys all aspects of what she does, color and styling are what she’s most passionate about. Danielle specializes in blondes, and balayage, and she is also known for her AMAZING blowouts. Danielle is Keratin certified, as well as available for all wedding/special occasion updo and styling needs. According to Danielle, “Something that sets me apart as a stylist, and that I pride myself in is the relationships I build with my clients. I am personable, honest, and I truly listen and care about the wants and needs of my clients. If you’re looking for someone who will make you look and feel beautiful, I’m your girl!”

  • Karie Duncan

    Karie Duncan

    Karie has always been drawn to the beauty industry so in 2009 she decided to start her journey at the Aveda Institute. After school, assisting, and advanced training and education, Karie has been behind the chair and loving every minute. Karie loves getting her hands into any cut or color, and making sure her client feels their best when they walk out the door! Karie loves continuing her education and keeping up with the trends, and being able to share that knowledge with her clients. When Karie is not working she surrounds herself with friends, family, music, and most importantly her dog.

  • Angelica Jones

    Angelica Jones

    Junior Stylist

    My passion for the beauty industry stems from the empathy I have for others around me. I feel their want and need for consistency or for change. I want every client that I have the privilege of styling in my chair to feel beautiful and happy at the end of each service.

    A graduate of Paul Mitchell Charlotte, ‘Blonding’ in any form is my specialty.

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    Whether it be highlights, balayage, or an all over lightening process; I love to do it! I am always watching new videos and learning new techniques. The hair world is forever changing and my dream is to live in it and move with the times. In my free time I live and breathe music of any kind! I run a little coffee shop on my days off and my dog Tank is my road trip partner.

“Karie has been my stylist for the better part of a decade. I trust her 100%. Every time I leave her chair I feel amazing. I have recommended her to everyone I know. I’m a fan for life.”

Christina Winter

“Andrea is the only stylist who has touched my hair in years! She knows exactly how to balayage my hair and I have gotten SO many complements. I highly recommend going to her if you’re interested in a cut or color.”

Katie