Meet the Stylists
Debby Sprankle has been in the hair care and color industry for 23 years – and counting. She is a three time Ironman Triathlete originally from Binghamton NY, competing over 12 years. Training brought her to North Carolina in 2008 and the need for a place to continue creating all things healthy and dimensional hair was the reason Exhale…A Salon came to be in 2009.
“Education is power; it’s my passion. I truly enjoy creating dimensional color and individualized haircuts to match your lifestyle!”
Debby started her career with Wella color. She then trained with Redken for many years, and made the switch to Keune; a luxury hair care and color company, family owned for 93 years. She is Deva Cut certified, was the first stylist to bring frizz taming Brazilian Blowouts to the area, and is her current area of focus is training to become an educator with Keune Hair Cosmetics.
Debby had the honor of being a part of The Beauty Underground team who participated in the 2017 North American Hairstylist Awards in Las Vegas, and joined them again in NY for fashion week. Debby has traveled all over the country learning and training to enhance her skills and techniques – and still does – in order to stay on top in the industry.
Debby continues to pursue her athletic goals. Crawling up the chronological ladder, she still wants to test her body’s limits, so she hired a bodybuilding coach. While she doesn't plan to compete, she likes pushing herself in order to see what her body can do. Debby also enjoys competing in local pickleball and tennis tournaments.
Specializes in: color, corrective color, multi-dimensional color, design cuts – including razor, deva cuts
Certified in: Brazilian Blowout, Deva Cut, and Hot Head Extensions, Keune Educator Training, Keune Advanced Color Training
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Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Rachel Flood is a North Carolina transplant who moved to Southern Pines when her husband was stationed at Fort Bragg. Rachel is a huge Eagles fan (Go Birds!) She attended Cosmetology school in 2012. Rachel found that she loved working closely with people and learning as much as she could. These new-found loves ultimately led her to assisting at a men's salon where she was offered a management position. While performing her management duties, she found her true passion for salon customer service. Rachel loves being the calm in the middle of the storm as well as helping both salons and stylists build into their best versions.
Rachel recently took a hiatus to enjoy married life, be a stay-at-home mom, and raise her son. She feels very blessed to be offered the opportunity to work at Exhale! The stylists at Exhale feel like family. Rachel can't wait to see where her collaborations with the stylists can take the salon. But she's even more excited to meet all of you!
Sam’s resume includes some of the biggest names in the industry. She’s travelled the world to learn cutting-edge hair designing skills and unique coloring techniques. Sam prides herself on applying her special “Sam McBride” touch to her impressive technical skill, allowing her clients to look and feel their best.
So, exhale… your hair is in good hands.
Certifications: Nationally Certified Keune Educator, Certified Keune Colorist.VIEW SAM'S GALLERY
With more than thirty years of industry experience, Lorna’s specialty cuts include razor cuts on all hair types and textures. She also loves working with color and Brazilian Blowouts.VIEW LORNA'S GALLERY
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Anna has been in the hair industry for twelve years. For Anna, doing hair is more than a job. As a busy mom of two girls, hair is Anna’s creative outlet. She’s passionate about hair—and especially updos. She loves combining cut and color with more practical considerations like maintenance and a client’s personal preferences to ensure the perfect look for her clients.VIEW ANNA'S GALLERY
Jessica was born and raised in the Sandhills of North Carolina. With a passion for art, Jessica paved her way into this creative industry. She jumped into her career with the Exhale family by choosing to continue her education under our lead stylist Debby Sprankle. As a result, Jessica wields a color brush like a professional artist and painter. As an established stylist at the salon, Jessica's continuing education has resulted in her promotion as a stylist. She now uses her deep passion for art to express herself through her clients' hair!
Jessica welcomes you to her chair for a relaxing experience and will provide a professional solution to make you feel fabulous!
Certifications: Advanced Color Training at Keune AcademyVIEW JESSICA'S GALLERY
We don’t all take the same path to reach our destination and Rachel is no exception. Rachel was born and raised in Massachusetts surrounded by three generations of stylist and barbers. Although she always had a passion for hair, she started her journey by achieving a Bachelors degree in Health Science with a minor in Chemistry at Western New England University. While it wasn’t the most direct path to her dream, it led Rachel to meet her now husband. After spending a few years in the medical field, Rachel decided it was time to change routes and chase her dream by attending the Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy. Shortly after completing her training, she moved to Southern Pines to reunite with her husband who was stationed at Fort Bragg.
Even though her path was indirect, Rachel now has the opportunity to make connections with amazing people, hear about their unique journey, and help them feel more beautiful all at the same time. By understanding her client's journey, Rachel is able to create the best look for them based on their personality and day-to-day lifestyle. Rachel loves all the things hair, but her current specialties are natural bright blondes, sun-kissed highlights, and dimensional brunettes. She's so happy that her journey has led her to this ever changing industry, and she looks forward to taking more classes to further her education!VIEW RACHEL'S GALLERY
StylistBorn and raised in North Carolina, Hallie Mejan is a graduate of Sandhills Community College. She's always considered herself a girly-girl from head to toe. For Hallie, being a stylist is a way to best utilize her creativity and love of style. As a result, she's passionate about helping her clients feel confident and stylish. From color, cuts, and blowouts to the newest trends and techniques, Hallie continues to pursue her education as a stylist.
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