About Salon Savvy

Shirley & Wendy

Owners & Master Stylists

Owners and Master stylists at Salon Savvy, Shirley and Wendy specialize in haircutting, voluminous hair, and beautiful colorizing. Always with smiles on their faces, they are sure to make you feel amazing.

Taylor May


Taylor graduated in 2013 from the Douglas J Aveda Institute, East Lansing. She loves making people feel good about themselves and boosting self esteem. Taylor continues her education by taking advanced color classes. She has a fun loving, down to earth personality, and will make you feel received and comfortable with every change you make! Book your next color, haircut, or facial wax with Taylor!

Carley Thokala


Carley graduated from Grondins College of Cosmetology in 2017 and recently relocated to the East Lansing area. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet new people and help them feel beautiful! She loves learning and keeping up with the latest trends. Carley continues her education by taking classes and observing her very talented co-workers. She looks forward to taking care of your haircare needs!



TC came to Salon Savvy with 37 years of experience. After owning a salon in Okemos for 13 years, she decided her passion was to be solely behind the chair doing what she loves. TC loves doing women’s short cuts and playing with fun colors. TC herself has the perfect shade of purple hair!

After searching for a perfect salon fit, TC chose Salon Savvy! Her clients have been nothing but ecstatic about the calm and relaxing environment of this salon.

Barb McKessy


Barb has been a stylist for many years! She owned Ultimate Image and Esthètique for 25 of those years with her best friend Suzi Wyman, before deciding to back away from ownership and enjoy family and some free time. Barb is blessed to create beauty and help people feel good about themselves! The most important thing in this career is continued education-styles are ever changing. Please come join us, there are always smilies waiting just for you.

Cheryl Cole

Nail Technician

Cheryl has been doing nails for over 29 years. She sincerely loves her work and each of her clients, some of who have been with her since she began her career and have become part of her extended family!! Every day, Cheryl looks forward to coming into the salon to drink coffee, visit with friends, produce beautiful nails and do great pedicures!!!  She specializes in acrylic nails, vegan manicures and pedicures. Cheryl looks forward to meeting you soon!

Kelly Vail


Kelly has been a hairstylist for 25 years. She specializes in Color and Hi-lites and loves making her clients feel beautiful every visit! Kelly also offers facial waxing and brow / lash tinting. She looks forward to seeing you!

Suzi Wyman


Suzi loves being part of the very talented team at Salon Savvy! She has been a stylist for many years, owned Ultimate Image & Esthètique for 25 of those years with her best friend Barb McKessy before they decided to back away from ownership and enjoy family and some free time. Suzi loves pampering her clients by doing a new hairstyle, color or hi-lites and making a difference in their lives! Her goal has always been to make the client in my chair feel special and hopefully feel better when they leave than when they arrived.

Pam Bellon

Customer Service Coordinator