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
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
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
Gabby - Stylist
Gabrielle is native to Wayne County. She graduated from Alexander Paul Institute and her passion is the art of hair. Gabby is furthering her education on color correcting and fashion colors. She enjoys being behind the chair giving each guest a fun and relaxing experience. Gabby is excited and motivated to continue to grow in her talents as a professional hair stylist.
"I love making my guest look and feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside" - Gabby.
Sarah C - Stylist
Growing up surrounded by the hair industry has always fascinated me. My sister inspired me to chase my dream of becoming a cosmetologist as this is the career path, she chose from the age of 18. I enrolled and attended Mitchell’s Academy and graduated in 2022. I have been exposed to a vast array of skills and have focused on perfecting my techniques and skill set. I am so excited to be on board at Panache Hair & Body Loft and look forward to increasing my knowledge from my fellow peers. I am focusing on becoming a color expert and plan to exceed this goal and more!
"I'm so excited to be a part of the Panache Hair & Body team and making my guests feel beautiful" - Sarah
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
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
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
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
Sarah W - Guest Services
Born and raised in Upper Michigan, my husband, 17-year-old son and I have spent the last 20 years traveling the US for the military. We are so happy to have been in this area for the last 3 years and plan to retire here. I enjoy baking and quilting but most importantly I love that I can display my love for hair color with blue and purple being my favorites! I love meeting new people and spreading joy to all through my diverse skill set.
"I am so excited for this adventure at Panache Hair and Body Loft and can't wait to assist our guests of the community" - Sarah.