Exciting changes are still happening

You may have recently noticed a few changes on the Splitting Hairs Salon website (such as the ability to book appointments online). Those changes are but a minor sign of things to come, as the salon is now under new ownership.

Old is the new “new”, as long-time familiar stylist, Martha “Navi” Ward, has become the owner of Splitting Hairs Salon.

The changes have already started to work their way from the virtual to the physical. The boutique is now a splendid memory and is home to stylists, where they work their magic. Not only will you see logistical alterations to the salon, but a number of major cosmetic changes are already in place (such as the new stations). Don’t worry, the same warm and friendly atmosphere will prevail, as Splitting Hairs Salon moves into a future filled with possibility.

If you have any questions about what’s in store, feel free to contact Navi via email or in person at the salon.

As always, thank you for your patience and patronage as we make this transition.

Welcome Jo Bennie

We are proud to announce the addition of a new stylist to the Splitting Hairs creative team. Meet Jo Bennie.

From an extremely young age Jo knew that she wanted to be a hair dresser. And for the last 11 years she has been living her passion. After recently moving back to the area, she is so excited to be joining the salon, where she used to be a guest.

When she is not in the salon she is spending her time with her fiancé, Jeff, and their three children. They enjoy spending their time at the kids sporting events and she loves to cook and work in her garden.

Welcome Chyenne Smith

We are proud to announce the addition of a new stylist to the Splitting Hairs creative team. Chyenne’s aunts introduced her to the love of hair styling at an early age. She followed her dream to make beauty her career. She loves helping people look as beautiful and unique on the outside as they are on the inside.

When she is away from the salon, she enjoys spending her time reading, baking and relaxing with her husband and son, Parker.

When you see Chyenne in the salon, give her a warm, Splitting Hairs welcome.

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Ask the Stylist: Growing out hair

Q:  I’m trying to grow my hair out.  Why do I need a haircut?

A:  Even when your goal is to grow your hair longer, regular maintenance trims are still a good idea and should happen every 6-8 weeks.  Just a ¼ inch off the edges can make a huge difference in how the hair looks, feels, and behaves.  Unkempt ends can split, become fuzzy, and continue to unravel up the hair shaft, causing breakage, defeating the purpose of growing the hair longer.  Cleaning these edges up regularly can help to prevent this, and make the process less awkward.

Stephanie Wallen


Mountain biker, gardener, mother, knitter, gourmet cook.

Stephanie first began working in the cosmetology industry in the 90’s, but as life does sometimes, it put her on an alternate path for a season. She spent many successful years in the health and fitness field as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, founded a local women’s cycling  team, worked as a vegan baker, and even dabbled a bit in the bike racing scene.

Stephanie counts raising her three children among her greatest success and accomplishments.  Returning to the cosmetology industry has been a continuation of doing what she’s always loved and strived to do…to make others feel good about themselves.

Splitting Hairs welcomes Kenneth Abersold

232We are proud to announce the addition of a new stylist to the Splitting Hairs creative team. Kenneth is an award-winning, nationally-recognized stylist who specializes in creating beautiful, unique updos for any occasion. When you see him in the salon, give him a warm, Splitting Hairs welcome.