STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: SAVANNA HONAKER
Our mission at Harper Ellis Hair Co. is to support stylists in their quest for personal success. We elevate our hand-tied artists not only by providing them access to the highest quality hair extensions on the market but also in offering an unparalleled stylist support network and industry-leading hair education.
In this spotlight, we chat with Nashville stylist Savanna Honaker! We’re so excited to share Savanna’s story with you and talk all about her plans for this summer!
Hi, Savanna! Tell us a little more about you!
I live in Nashville, Tennessee. I’m originally from Virginia but have spent most of my life moving around different cities. I love to travel, try new food, and paddle board with my boyfriend and pup. When I’m not at the salon, I enjoy cooking at home for my food blog @savsdish with a glass of wine and some good tunes!
We would love to know what’s brought you to where you are now!
I always had a love for doing hair. I knew it was my path when I modeled for a Pureology hair show for Wendy Belanger and Ruth Roche. Shortly after graduating high school, I enrolled at the Aveda Institute in Tampa and won an award to attend the North American Hair Awards. Networking there, I took a job working for a salon in New York City. I then moved to St Petersburg, Florida before I made my way to Leigh, Edwards & Company here in Nashville! Eight years later, I’m still so grateful I decided to take this chance!
What advice would you give to other stylists starting their careers?
My advice would be to say yes to every opportunity. You never know who you’ll meet!
Can you tell us why you choose to use hand-tied extensions and why you use Harper Ellis hair?
It took me a while to decide when to start offering extension service. I had seen poorly done hair extensions cause a lot of damage in hair and knew I wouldn’t do that to my clients. It wasn’t until I saw the Harper Ellis Method that I finally found a method I could trust. My clients love the hair and we obsess over the quality every move up appointment we share together!
Tell us something you’re really looking forward to this summer!
My boyfriend and I are going to Cabo, Mexico in September. I’ve never been so looking forward to the pretty views and fresh margaritas!
Be sure to follow Savanna on Instagram and check out some of her recent Harper Ellis transformations!