Glam Salon & Blow Dry Bar Glam Salon & Blow Dry Bar toggle menu

Our Team

Valerie Wright

Valerie Wright

I am not a stylist but love getting my hair and make-up done while learning new techniques, ideas and about the latest products. I wanted to bring more options of a big city to downtown Tuscaloosa with a Salon and Blow Dry Bar. While traveling during the past 3 years I saw the growth of the Blow Dry Bar concept, but also as a busy women the convenience to ensure I was always ready for the next event, business meeting, or even that special date night. I also learned that getting your hair done by a professional and with the right products it could last 2-3 days longer than it would if I styled it myself. In looking for the perfect location downtown, not only did it take me a couple years, but when I found it the space was amazing and big enough for not only a Blow Dry Bar, but also a Full Salon. 

I wanted a salon that was a “Spa Like” atmosphere with that LA -New York feel and a contemporary clean look that would offer products that no other salon in Tuscaloosa had currently.  I had used Bumble and Bumble over the years and was so excited when approved to be the first salon in Tuscaloosa to carry them in several years.  We look forward to seeing you in the salon for either an appointment or if you just want to come in and look around! You might also want to check out our Promotion tab to see what the specials are for our Blow Dry Bar. 

I am always looking for Stylist with a passion for hair that want to be part of a “Team” for learning, growing, and caring for each other. If interested go to our Careers tab and send me an email! 

Landon Ballard

Landon Ballard

This is our stylist Landon Ballard, who believes her passion in hair is not just her career. As a child she had her own collection of wigs and would pick out a different wig to wear every day. She knew right then that hair was her calling.

Landon graduated from Cosmetology school at Shelton State, has been in the hair industry for 13 years, and actually doing hair for 7 years. She believes continued education is important and had the privilege of attending a Guy Tang course, as well as many other hair classes. She is able to take the techniques that she has learned and apply it to her work in the salon. Landon specializes in Keratin Complex color and Redken color. She appreciates the latest trends within color for all hair types. Not only does she have a passion for her career, she has acquired many special relationships with each of her clients. "I love creating a beautiful look for each person and giving them the confidence to walk out of the salon and feel beautiful."

Text me
Nicole Eaton

Nicole Eaton

Hi. My name is Nicole Eaton and to keep it basic.....I LOVE HAIR!!!! I have worked at GLAM Salon since the beginning of 2018 but (not to show my age) started in the hair industry when George W. Bush was our 43rd president. If that doesn’t deter you from reading the rest of my bio then allow me to tell you my qualifications and achievements. I graduated from Shelton State Community College with my degree in Cosmetology while simultaneously getting hands on experience under Master colorist Ashley Lowry. Since then I have also received my certification as a Redken Color Specialist and attend many national hair classes yearly to ensure that I stay up to date on all the latest styles and trends. I am HUGE on promoting healthy hair while offering my honest and professional opinion to ensure my clients have the best hair possible for them as an individual. For me doing hair is FUN!! I feel that along with my God given talent and my continued education in a field that is ever changing, I am one of the top hair stylist/colorist in the Tuscaloosa area. My body of work will not only show you amazing hair, but I hope you can also feel the love that I put into every single head of hair that I am blessed enough to do. I am available by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays. Consultations are always free. Please allow me the pleasure of giving you great hair and a wonderful salon experience here at GLAM.

Text me
Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey

Hannah studied at The University Academy of Hair Design where she fell in love with all things hair. She graduated in July 2015 and has been working in the hair industry ever since.

Hannah specializes in men's cuts and beard trimming and is always expanding her skills and knowledge in makeup, hair color, and cutting techniques. She recently discovered that she has a passion for special effects make up and thrives to expand her knowledge and skills in that field.

She loves the feeling that comes with seeing the look on a clients face when they feel beautiful and confident about themselves. An anonymous writer once said 'It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.' This is exactly what Hannah believes to be true about herself. She is dedicated to excellence and always putting the client first.

Text me
Shelby Cox

Shelby Cox

From an early age, our stylist, Shelby Cox was highly interested in all forms of art. She was (and still is) inspired by the art of music, photography, film, and many other artists she has felt drawn to. This has led her through a journey of finding her passion and confidence in an industry that continues to motivate and support her. Shelby began her education at Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham soon after she graduated high school. She loves all that being a stylist has to offer; however, color, makeup, and styling sparks her interest most. With Kat Von D being one of many inspirations for Shelby, she has an eye for finding the beauty in the unique and loves to play with different styles. 

Text me
Emileigh Bryant

Emileigh Bryant

Hey guys! I’m Emileigh Bryant and I’m one of the newest employees at Glam! I graduated from UAHD in August with certification in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments, color, and cutting! I also am certified in TPF Cosmetics! My specialty is makeup at the moment but I can’t wait to learn more about color and turn that into my specialty! My favorite thing about my job is I can make any one in my chair feel beautiful inside and out! Glam is the perfect environment for anyone wanting to just relax and be pampered in a modern atmosphere! Follow my beauty page @thelookbyemileigh!

Text me
Kelsena Young

Kelsena Young

Hello!  I am Kelsena Young and I became apart of Glam in July 2019. I graduated from Hair School in Atlanta, GA and received my cosmetology certificate in March 2018.  My absolute passion is hair and has been since I was 10 Years old.  My specialty is natural hair and styling. I am eager to learn more about color, cuts and product knowledge. It is my ultimate goal to make everyone who sits in my chair feel and look FABULOUS!  Follow my hair page @kelsstyled

Sam Young

Sam Young

Hey, I’m Sam!  I am originally from Decatur, Alabama. I moved to Tuscaloosa in October 2019, and so excited to be a part of GLAM!
 
I fell in love with the beauty industry at a young age, and have been doing special event hair and makeup since high school. I graduated in 2014 from Paul Mitchell School in Huntsville, AL. I’ve been working behind the chair ever since and loving it.  I am always attending classes to further my education and learn as many new techniques as I can.  I’ve had the privilege of learning from some of the biggest names in the beauty industry.
 
I specialize in color especially blonding, balayage also with special event makeup, and men’s cuts. I strive to make each and every client look and feel incredible! You can check out my work on Instagram: @styledby.sam. 
Danielle Montgomery

Danielle Montgomery

Danielle has a passion for gardening and all the different avenues that cosmetology has to offer. From esthetics, to chemical services, to haircuts and styles - Danielle enjoys it all!

“My compassion for people has always been the fuel for finding my calling in life. One of the reasons why I love gardening is that you get to watch the seed, no matter how small, grow into something beautiful and full of life. My passion for planting and my love for people has directed me to the beauty industry because cosmetologists plant a personal seed into each client’s life and watches them blossom into strong and confident individuals. I want all of my clients to feel God’s love and peace when they come and get their services with me.”