An industry veteran, Dana created Alter EGO. Together with her team of senior stylists, Dana is responsible for our training and coaching programs and all artistic direction.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at d.hunter.
Operations Manager,Lead Colorist & Stylist
Meghann is one of our most tenured stylists and a Joico Global Educator. When she's not on stage somewhere, Meghann educates Alter EGO Associates in coloring techniques and manages Alter EGO's vast inventory to ensure we always have the products and tools to achieve your heart's desire. Meghann specializes in Blondes, Gray coverage, color corrections, keratin treatments, and dry cutting.
Mandy studied cosmetology at the Emerald Academy, a Paul Mitchell School, and completed advanced certifications at the Redken Exchange on 5th Avenue in New York. She is responsible for Alter EGO's continuous education program including our Associate Program, a 40-week intense training program for new hires. Mandy specializes color and cut corrections, keratin smoothing treatments, and gray coverage.
Hailing from the North Carolina Outer Banks, then the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, Aspen is known for her talent in tailoring precise cuts and creative colors. One of our most artistic minds, she plays a leading role in Alter EGO's SPECTACLE events and much of Alter EGO's original media. Aspen specializes in razor cuts, color corrections, and balayage.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at aspenteal.
Stylist and Curl Specialist
Whatever your texture - straight, curly or somewhere in-between - Samantha's philosophy is to get to know your hair inside and out. Whether a unique curl pattern or distinctive style, she will advise you on cut, color, and treatment services to help your hair get softer, stronger, and healthier. Having completed advanced training with both Devacurl and Ouidad, the industry's leading curl experts, Samantha is committed to letting curls be curls - beautiful, brilliant and brave.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at hairbysladd.
Aaron began his cosmetology career in his native South Korea. After 8 years experience, including a year in Australia, Aaron made the move to Raleigh. Aaron draws upon his global influence and continued passion for learning to provide his clients with personalized style.
With over a decade of experience, Shayla joined Alter EGO from Southern California. An expert on trends, Shayla particularly enjoys specialty services such as balayage and ombre. She finds joy in tailoring an individualized look and helping her clients achieve the perfected salon look at home.
Laura listens. And she gives a great shampoo massage! Laura’s focus is on finding what works best for each person that sits in her chair. Her true love is braiding, which makes her a fabulous formal stylist, but she'll enjoy giving you a trendy braid at the end of any cut or color.
Ashley graduated from the Paul Mitchell School and completed her advanced training here at Alter EGO. Spunky and cheerful, Ashley’s personality translates into her hair design. She particularly loves creating edgy, and fashion-forward styles for her clients, and often draws inspiration from the fashion industry. Ashley really enjoys cutting design, particularly shorter cuts, along with customized color such as balayage and creative color.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at smashcuts.
Jen is one of Alter EGO’s most experienced stylists. If you are looking for a stylist who can deliver a superb cut with attention to detail or need a specialty color service, Jen can deliver.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at muffinzz.
A Charlotte native, Maggie cut her teeth at a highly awarded salon in Chapel Hill before making the jump to Alter EGO. Maggie specializes in individualized and corrective color services, especially highlights and balayage. She loves contouring the cut to compliment her client's best features.
After graduating with her cosmetology diploma and Associates degree in Applied Science, Amanda completed Alter EGO’s post-graduate Associate Program working alongside Dana and Meghann. She loves Downtown Raleigh, and specializes in tailoring services for her clients. Amanda loves to satisfy clients who have had a hard time finding just the right stylist. She specializes in pixie cuts, dry cutting, balayage and creative color, men's hair, and keratin smoothing treatments.
See more of her amazing work on Instagram at hairbyakg.
A graduate of Paul Mitchell, The School in Raleigh, Raven specializes in custom color services as well as men’s detailed cutting. Through her commitment to ongoing advanced education Raven will keep your traditional look updated or offer you the hottest, latest trend. One thing's for sure; your style will never be stale.
Liz always considered herself an artist and knew by high school that she was destined to work with hair. She enjoyed changing the color of her own hair and graduated school early to begin her career. After graduating from Mitchell’s academy with her cosmetology degree, Liz joined Alter EGO’s post-graduate training program. Liz specializes in creative colors and updos.
Janay's fiery personality and trendy shoes are sure to make an impression. Don't let her youth fool you, both her parent's own salons. She grew up in the art of hairstyling, and she knows how to make you look amazing, no matter who you are. Janay specializes in all things textured/Natural, balayage, keratin smoothing treatments, relaxers, fashion colors, braids and extensions. Also wax and tint!
A North Carolina native with a passion for eclectic expression and serving others, Michelle trained at Mitchell’s Academy, growing her love for the art and how society receives it. Michelle loves being able to use her hair knowledge to assist the clients of Alter EGO!
Kari is a Raleigh native who has cultivated a career providing great customer service. She loves matching our clients with the perfect stylist for them and seeing them explore new styles. Kari has a special passion for music and enjoys keeping the salon moving to fun tunes!
Kristen completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University before beginning her professional career in the banking industry. Her right brain called so loudly that she left the suits for a life of self-expression in the arts. A certified stylist trained by Dana's original mentor, Kristen knows how to deliver superb customer service and can advise you on all things hair.
Co-Owner, Chief Image Officer
An interior designer by trade, April created everything you see.
Co-Owner, Head of Marketing & Sales
Shawn's entrepreneurial spirit and fearless drive was the original catalyst behind Alter EGO. She is a business strategist and technologist stolen from the software industry.