Our Experts

Our Team of Experts

Cayce Smith - Lead Artist / Owner

Cayce, the owner and director has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, spending 15 of them with AVEDA. She loves AVEDA and the fact that it is so fashion forward with the year-round education keeping her in the know. She enjoys teaching others about her craft, so you will not find it unusual to see her with new apprentice’s shadowing during any part of the styling process. She believes strongly in sharing all the knowledge she has acquired over the years. One of her favorite passions though, is color……

“I live for color! The transformation from start to finish is more self-rewarding than anything!” - Cayce
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Star Barwick - Advanced Artist

Star is one of our beloved advanced artists. Star is from right here in Wayne County and has been in the hair industry since 2000.Her passion is to give her guests a stylish yet customized look.

"Each guest is special in my eyes and therefore needs their own specific Personalized cut and custom color for an original look." - Star
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Melissa Ireland - Senior Stylist / Salon Coordinator

Melissa has dreamt of becoming a hair stylist ever since she was young, but life took her in a different direction. Melissa enlisted in the United States Air Force for seven years working in Medical Logistics. After her time in the service, she dedicated her life to her three boys and became a stay at home mom. Years later, she finally decided to follow her dreams and enrolled in the LCC Cosmetology School! Melissa graduated November of 2019 and finally joined the rest of our stylists on the salon floor, Feb of 2020. She has quickly advanced in her talents and has moved her way into management as the Salon Coordinator. You can still find her behind the chair on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

"I'm enjoying being a part of the Panache family and in the beauty industry which I am SO passionate about!" - Melissa
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Marissa Cooper - Senior Stylist

Marissa is one of our Senior Stylists and our Salon Ambassador. She enjoys creating beautiful balayages and highlights and is furthering her education to become a Blonding Specialist. Marissa has a bright and bubbly personality, making it easy to express your requests, ideas, or concerns with your hair. She loves to educate everyone in maintaining the health of their hair while achieving their goals for the overall look.

"I truly love learning about Aveda's newest products first hand so that I can share all of the new information with my teammates and guests! The results always blow me away!" - Marissa
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Sam Coley - Manicurist

Sam completed her manicurist license in 2013 from Lenoir Community College and soon after, started working for an AVEDA spa where she fell in love with the different aroma’s. She also enjoys the ongoing continued education and is so eager to learn more about the products. Sam loves to meet new people and takes pride in making their hands and feet beautiful!

“I love what I do because I enjoy making people feel good and I love painting nails- I love colors” - Sam
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Baeleigh Beasley - Guest Services

Baeleigh is currently a junior in high school at Faith Christian Academy and she also is in college at Wayne Community College. She is a true people person and loves working with people daily.

"I love greeting people and making them feel welcome in the salon and seeing their confidence boost once they leave." - Baeleigh
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Madison Morris - Guest Services

Madison is originally from Greenville, NC and moved to Goldsboro to be closer to her fiancé. She is currently a Senior at East Carolina University studying Psychology and neuroscience. She loves health, fitness and spending time with her family.

"The guests are our main priority and making sure they have the best experience with us. In my position as Guest Services I will ensure that it happens." - Madison
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Maria Diaz - Guest Services

Maria has devoted herself to being a full time mother since 2019 and decided she missed being out in the workforce. She enjoys hiking, photography, camping and is a huge advocate for animals. Maria loves watching others express themselves through their hair, style and hobbies.

"I love feeling welcomed into an establishment to receive services . To return this same feeling to our guests is very rewarding and fulfilling." - Maria
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Karen Peele - Guest Services

Karen is native to Goldsboro, NC. She has been a Unit Secretary at UNC Health Wayne for 32 years and enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and decorating for all holidays. She loves all things fashion and beauty. She is excited to contribute her talents, communication, and proficiency in teamwork at the salon, which she feels is essential in a work family environment.

"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark" - Jay Danzie
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