Debby Sprankle

Owner/ Master Artist 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 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. Specializes in: color, corrective color, multi-dimensional color, design cuts – including razor, deva cuts Certified in: Brazilian Blowout, Deva Cut, and Hot Head Extensions

Katie Nava

Senior Stylist

I have had a passion for all things hair since I can remember! I can’t ever get enough of this forever evolving industry. I am obsessed with all things color! I’ve been licensed going on 6 years now. Started my journey in Michigan where I was born and raised, then headed for Texas, where I was able to finish and get my license. From there followed my husband, who joined the army, to the desert of California! Spent a few years out there, had our beautiful son, took some amazing classes, learned a lot! From there we packed our things and headed to the East Coast, which brings my story to the land of the pines and I was lucky enough to find @exhale_asalon  and this beautiful team that I work with now! As I come up on my one year mark at this salon, I can already see how much I’ve grown and how much I’ve learned and I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store…and to see how much the industry will change! My goal is to make sure every client gets out of my chair falling in love with their hair. Whether it’s creating custom balayage looks, color transformations or looking for a new haircut to better suit your needs.

Certified in: Color, design cuts

Anna Wilbur

Senior Artist

I’m originally from Cincinnati Ohio and have been doing hair for 12 years. I love being in the hair industry for so many reasons. I love coloring and cutting someone’s hair to create the perfect look for them, while taking into consideration maintenance and personal preferences. I also love doing updos. It’s a nice change up in my schedule. Doing hair is more than a job to me; it is my passion, it’s a creative outlet that gives me my own place to escape to. Which is really important when you are a mom of two girls!

Certified in: Brazilian Blowout

Lorna Lassiter

Master Artist

I have been in the industry for 30+ years! My specialty cuts include razor cuts, all hair types and textures. I also love color and Brazilian Blowouts.

Certified in: Brazilian Blowout

Kerri Gooch Blue

Master Stylist

14 years in the industry and always seeking continuing education in haircutting, color techniques, and up styling. Color is my passion! Very seasoned in wedding styles and experienced on-location wedding parties. I love to create and I love when my clients leave the salon confident in their look!  

Certified in: Brazilian Blowout

Sam McBride

Master Stylist

With a resume boasting some of the biggest names in the industry, Sam prides herself on taking the techniques she’s learned from traveling the world and applying that special “Sam McBride” touch. With her exponentially large vocabulary of cutting edge hair designing skills, and unique coloring techniques, you will leave the salon feeling like a new person! Sam is a Nationally Certified Keune Educator, a Certified Keune Colorist. Among all of her accomplishments, her biggest one yet is making her clients feel and look their best. So, Exhale…. your hair is in good hands.

Jessica Lopez

Junior Stylist

I was born and raised in North Carolina and completed the Cosmetology program at Sandhills Community College. I want to keep continuing my education to grow as a stylist. Being a stylist gives me the opportunity to express myself through my clients’ hair. My top priority is to make my clients’ time with me pleasant and relaxing. I want to give my clients a professional solution to make each and every one of them feel fabulous!  

Interested in a career at Exhale…A Salon?

We are seeking creative stylists looking to learn the industry and train with salon educator and owner Debby Sprankle to gain valuable knowledge with a stylist highly experienced in color and both maintaining and repairing damaged hair. We are always seeking new talent to grow and build our team. If you think you would be a good fit, and are interested in a career at Exhale…A Salon please email resumes to: