Calynn Thacker

The Modern Hippie

About Calynn Thacker


Calynn has been enjoying the art of hairdressing for over 10 years. She received her training at the Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy in Scottsdale, AZ in 2003. There, she was certified in Goldwell Color Systems, in all of Toni & Guy’s custom cut and color techniques, and was able to gain extensive product knowledge. She has become a Master Colorist in lines such as Schwarzkopf Professional, Matrix, Redken, Keune, and her newest line of Beth Minardi Color. She also has extensive experience doing hair and make-up for wedding parties, photo shoots, and has even worked on set for a local TV commercial! After spending years behind the chair in salons that didn’t quite represent the extent of services she offered, she decided to branch out on her own. Calynn has finally achieved her dream with the opening of The Modern Hippie Studio Salon. She will be forever grateful for the help and support she has received from her friends, family and amazing clients! In an industry that is ever growing and changing, she stays educated on the latest styles and trends like her beautifully perfected Ombre color technique. She uses only the best coloring and styling products, and will help educate you on what products to use when, and suggest styling routines that are easy for your busy lifestyle. Whatever you're looking for, from the softest beachy waves to runway ready hair and make-up, Calynn's expertise will help you get there. Calynn's eye for detail, matching hair color to your skin tone and cutting to compliment the shape of your face will make you feel beautiful and renewed. She uses techniques and products that will protect your hair and leave it in the best condition possible. She loves nothing more than to share in the happiness you feel when the blowdry and style is complete and you see the finished product. If you're like most women in America that juggle work and family while trying to remain fashion forward, reward yourself with a trip to the Modern Hippie Salon. Come in for a day of pampering and let Calynn wash that stress right out of your hair and send you off with the confidence you need to face your life feeling balanced, and beautiful!


“Calynn has been working her magic on my hair since 2005. Her eye for color is awesome and her haircuts are amazing! For me it's rare to like anyone's blow-dry but I love the way Calynn styles my hair. If anyone is looking to make a change to a new hair dresser give Calynn a try. She'll soon be your hair goddess too!”

Robin Bowie , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

!“ I have been a client of Calynn’s for about 5 years now. She is the best! I like to change my hair often and she has managed to keep my hair long and healthy the entire time. I have been black, brown, blonde, red, ombre, half and half, I’ve done it all. She is a great listener and I trust her judgment, we chat about what I want and she gives me her professional advice on what would be best for my hair and appearance. And when I leave the salon the results are exactly what I expected, I have never been disappointed. I have recommended multiple people to try Calynn’s styling techniques and they are now loyal clients of her as well and I will continue to recommend her to others! Just keep in mind, she books up fast because she is in the “hair-care business!”

Jenny Swaffer , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

! “I have been seeing Calynn for over 2 years…her skills and talent keep me coming back! She is creative, intuitive and professional. I always feel comfortable letting her “go with it” in regard to color and cut as she always gets it right! I feel lucky that such a talented stylist is located in Phoenix, make an appointment today!”

Melissa G. Mehaffey , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

“Before Calynn was doing my hair I hadn't had a regular stylist for over 10 years. Now if Calynn ever moves away I will have to move with her. Calynn has been doing my hair now for over three years. I walk in to her salon and just say, "make me pretty." I always boxed job my hair and now I won't touch the stuff. Calynn’s color is always perfect, beautiful and balanced. I trust Calynn completely with my hair knowing that when I leave the salon I got exactly what I want. My best friend, aunt and mother have all been to Calynn as well. My boyfriend even has a term for after my haircut and it's "Calynn soft". She truly is the best around!!”

Tammy Bowen , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

“Calynn has colored my hair red, blond, brown and even ombré . I have had bangs, short hair and long hair. Every single time it turns out fantastic! She is truly an artist.”

Renee Robinson , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

“Calynn was a regular at my Starbucks at the time when she was a stylist at Rumors. She is not only a talent stylist, she is a wonderful friend! I have had the pleasure of having 7 wonderful hair styled years! From cuts to colors, Calynn and I are NOT afraid to mix it up every time I'm in her chair! I used to be her last client some nights and we would hit the local bars! I so excited she has her own studio, she deserves it! I see nothing but amazing things for this girl!! Come check out my recent cut at Salty Sow or Hopdoddy Burger Bar. :)”

Paul Del Rosso , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

“I always feel like a supermodel when I leave Calynn's chair!! Calynn is the absolute best at her job! It's not even a job to her, it's her art, and she is the best artist I have met in a long time! I have been seeing Calynn for about 4 years now and I will never see anybody besides Calynn ever again! I am very particular about my hair, most of us are, and I trust her 100% to do whatever she wants to my hair! I have been from long bleach blonde to almost pixie deep red with Calynn and I have loved every single thing she has ever done!! My color and cut always come out perfect! I always get compliments on my hair, so I send everybody I know to see Calynn, literally everybody I meet gets one of Calynn's cards.Calynn doesn't do just hair either!! She does makeup and nails too!! She's a perfectionist so everything is done right! I love my makeup every time she does it!! Like I said she's an artist and hair, makeup, and nails are her art!! She's is and amazing artist and friend! You will never go anywhere else, once you've sat it Calynn's chair!! Just ask my brothers she does their hair too!”

Stephanie Bezverkov , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

“Sometimes you meet Angels, and those Angels are stylists. Calynn and I met under duress, what do I mean you ask. My hair was killed by a former stylist. Killed? The type of kill that when you touch your hair it breaks, and smells burnt no matter how much perfume you spray on it. Calynn sat me down with her warm inviting smile, clever wit when explaining my hair was dead. She gave me options, told me it would be hard, but said it would be beautiful again. We started out with short hair, conditioning, and every few weeks cutting a bit more until we had grown out the bad and brought in the new improved lush mane. I LOVE MY HAIR! Bouncy, Shiny, Bright! 2 1/2 years of loving care by Calynn - a touch of magic!”

Carmen DeLeon , Paradise VAlley Village, AZ

! “The first time I saw Calynn she told me she was in the hair care business. She always looks out for what would be best for my hair and is always up to date on current hair trends. She's not only a knowledgable person about her craft, but makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Calynn takes her time and uses the best product out there to make sure that my hair is in the best possible condition. I'm happy I was referred to her because now, I won't let anyone else touch my locks. I've always walked away from her salon thinking to myself, "This is EXACTLY what I wanted." Book an appointment with Calynn, you won't be disappointed! By the way, I've gotten ridiculous amounts of compliments on my hair!”

Melanie Crame , Padadise Valley Village, AZ

“I've been seeing Calynn for years and I've always walked out of the salon thrilled, no matter if it was a simple trim and highlights or complete overhaul. She's always great at steering me to colors and styles that flatter my face and skin tone. I even used her for my wedding hair and make-up and couldn't have been happier with the amazing results.”

Kim Panasewicz (Kaiser) , Paradise Valley Village, AZ

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