Our Story

When Charles Powell first opened the door at Total Hair Salon in 1986, the goal was to create an excellent work environment set apart by great education, support, and positive reinforcement. He knew with this type of work atmosphere, the stylists could reach their full potential while advancing within the beauty industry.  So what do you get when you have an excellent work environment and excelling stylists? You create a legacy of satisfied and loyal customers who expect the best every time.

Now, years later, Total Hair Salon still has the same goals and expectations. They want each client to feel confident and excited about their style! And they want the salon’s atmosphere to welcome you time and time again. At Total Hair Salon, you can also expect collaboration. The stylists will not only partner with you but also each other, to leverage their varying specialties so you can reach your Total Hair potential.  


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At Total Hair Salon we believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We also believe in partnership. By combining our industry and listening skills, we will bring out each client’s inner style and beauty to enhance their confidence. Transformation starts from the inside out. 


Charles Powell
Founder & OWNER

Charles Powell

Charles has been in business for 47+ years and owner of Total Hair since 1986. His goal is to provide the very best in education for his staff. Their training has come from the very best in the industry, traveling to Texas, Baltimore, and New York with countless hours of in-salon training from world renowned trend setters.

Charles continues to have a passion to grow personally as well as to see his staff become even greater.

OWNER & Stylist

ChUCK Powel

Chuck has been in the hair industry for over 25 years. He has trained with educational companies across the country such as Tigi, Redken, Pivot Point, Wella, Goldwell, as well as others. He was recently chosen to participate in the Goldwell Ambassador Program where he was intensively trained in Goldwell color education.Chuck is passionate about color, corrective color, and highlights.

He is certified in the Chi Straightening System and the Bio Ionic Straightening Systems. He is also passionate about keeping up with the cutting trends that are constantly changing.

Our Stylists


At Total Hair Salon (THS) there are four Tigi educators that have worked locally and internationally teaching alongside some of the most widely known stylists in the industry. Each Stylist has varying specialties and experience which makes up a team of the best and brightest talent in the industry. THS not only has the education and skill, they have the personalities to make you feel like family.

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Dianne has been a hairstylist for 27 years. She enjoys natural, classic looks. She has trained with such brands as Goldwell, Tigi, and Sebastian. Dianne specializes in razor cutting and she strives to stay current with the latest trends. Dianne is a person with a relaxed attitude and strives to give her clients the best look possible.

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With more than 20 years of experience, Kim has excelled in the industry by not only working in the salon but also serving as an international colorist for TIGI/Bead Head. She has been involved with the development of some of your favorite TIGI products, as well as TIGI Colour. In the salon, Kim’s commitment to her clients is excellence. Taking time to understand each client is what separates her from others.

Kim specializes in color and corrective color. She is also the preferred hair and make-up artist for local and national television personalities. Kim is also an airbrush make-up artist and is certified in two types of extension services.




Mel specializes in color, balayage, special occasion hair, and makeup, as well as naturally curly hair. She got her start by doing hair and makeup for friends for the prom, military balls, and even school musicals.

Her favorite part of the service is styling because that’s when the whole look comes together, and she always strives to further educate her clients on how to achieve the best results for their hair!




Jenna specializes in balayage and updo’s. She enjoys creating natural styles that reflect the personality and lifestyle of each and every client. Jenna seeks to personally interact with each of her clients to help determine and achieve their hair goals.

It is her desire that every client leaves with beautiful color and cut that is personally styled and can be easily maintained.

Our Products


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Because Total Hair Salon (THS) strives to be the best, it is only natural to use the best color lines and products.   THS specializes in Goldwell which guarantees stunning hair and outstanding looks. Goldwell provides 100% coverage, superior shine, natural and dimensional color and offers a wide variety of color choices, all of which leave your hair feeling silky-soft. In addition, it is GENTLE. Goldwell offers Nectya which is an ammonia-free permanent color.

Goldwell Elumen is a line of vibrant fashion colors without oxidation giving you a stunning look, without damage. The Elumen product works with the different shades of your hair providing the ultimate dimension. Get ready to turn heads!

Goldwell is more than just color treatment. This product line also offers professional-grade shampoos, conditioners, and styling products to keep your hair beautiful at home. THS stocks the best so your hair looks the best!

Our Products
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Total Hair Salon is proud to offer their clients Moroccanoil and TIGI Copyright product lines. These can only be found in salons, sold with your Stylists’ tips on how to use them at home to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

Moroccanoil products provide a ton of moisture so it is great for people with dry, frizzy, curly, or highlighted hair. It is much more hydrating than many other lines leaving hair with a shiny, smooth finish. It is also very concentrated so the products will last a long time. This line has great products such as dry shampoo, smoothing treatments, curl creams, and Argan oil treatments.

Surface Hair – Launchpad Reader’s Choice Award Winner, this line is organic with all products being cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, color safe, vegan, gluten free, and having natural preservatives giving all products a 5 year shelf-life. 

Total Hair is proud to offer products in all of Surface’s 8 lines: Bassu Moisture, Trinity Color Care, Natural Stylers, Blowout, Awaken health, Curls, Violet blonde toning, and Surface Men’s.  Some of our favorite products in this line include: Shine Spray, Volume Mousse, Frizz Free Spray Gel, Push Styling Powder, and much more!