Cindy Hawkins

Illusions Hair Studio

About Cindy Hawkins

I have been in the beauty industry for over 28 years now. I was fortunate enough to meet not only a wonderful person, but also a good teacher right out of school. I went to work as an apprentice for him. A well known local color artist Allan Trottier. He was very willing to share his vast knowledge of color and color correction. Both of which I was terrified out at the time. Right away he invited me to work on the makeover segment on channel 4 with him in the early 90’s entitled “The Best You Can Be” it was a lot of work, but I was able to work with so many different people in our industry .

I was also introduced to an alternate method of highlighting called Shellizing. Which Allan invented because of the hazards of foiling that he had experienced. With the shells I can get a little closer than foils because they snap closed and keep the product from expanding and rolling out onto the hair that you d not want it on. As a result you can get about 2 more weeks out of your highlights before touching up the roots. I continued to apprentice for Allan and build my business for about the next 12 years.

After which I decided to go into a larger salon. I worked at Artistic Cutters for about 5 years . But decided that I wanted to open my own, smaller salon. So I opened Illusions Hair Studio in downtown Greenville and I was there for about 11 years before deciding to come and join the Sola Salon team.

Most of my clients I have had for many years. They are like family, with some I have several generations as clients. I have saw many of my clients raise their children, as they remember me with mine. I appreciate being in a profession that allows me this window into peoples lives.

Now I am looking forward to starting a new journey meeting new clients as well as other people inside Sola to learn from and continue to grow.

I provide a free consultation to clients whether new or existing who may want to make changes. I always strive to make sure every client knows they are important. And listen to what they want and need.