who we are

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Salty Hair Salon lives in Kitty Hawk North Carolina, the heart of the Outer Banks. Salty Hair is a Paul Mitchell focus boutique salon. Most would say it is a cozy + bright space with a birds eye view of our beautiful ocean. Our desire is to make all of our guests know they are welcomed along with feeling relaxed and comfortable. We strive to satisfy our guests with any and every service they receive. We love helping people look and feel like their best self. Be assured that you will leave Salty Hair confident in who you are and full of life.


meet Our Salty team


Esther Faith

Esther Faith is the owner / lead stylist at Salty Hair Salon. She grew up right here on the little strip of paradise we call Kitty Hawk. Esther received her training at Paul Mitchell the School Nashville, Tennessee. She became a hair stylist because she loves bringing out the best in people. What better way to do that than to enhance their natural beauty? She loves all things cosmetology, but especially enjoys balayage, blonding and cutting. As a born and raised beach babe, she draws her inspiration for Salty Hair from the ocean, her love of surfing and the laid back beach culture of the Banks. She hopes that our bright and intimate space can be a day escape for our guests while feeling comfortable and right at home. 


Kendall Hamm

Kendall, like all of our other stylists grew up on the Outer Banks as well. She attended Rudy & Kelly, a Paul Mitchell partner school in Virginia Beach. Her favorite part about being a stylist is the customization of each guest. Listening to their wants and needs for their hair, and producing an end result that can make them feel good about themselves. Her strengths as a cosmetologist are men’s haircutting/women’s short hair cuts and blonding. She enjoys everything she does as a stylist, but the ultimate goal is getting to make whoever sits in her chair, happy.


Shea Presgraves

Shea is a born and raised Outer Banks native as well . Growing up she always had a passion for working in the beauty industry. Shea is Paul Mitchell educated, she attended Rudy and Kelly, A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Virginia Beach. She specializes in color, cutting and styling. Shea is always eager to learn new techniques/styles and believes it is important to continue education throughout her career. She loves all aspects of being a stylist, mainly being able to make someone feel good about themselves. 


Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen grew up on the Jersey Shore. She attended Maison De Paris beauty college in Haddonfield New Jersey.   Licensed in  Virginia and North Carolina she trained with the "Bubbles" team of Ratner Co. and "The Salon" team of JCP from 2007 to 2016. Through continuing education she earned her instructors license manage several locations and taught classes at Regency Cosmetology School. She moved to the Outer Banks in 2014 to pursue self care  and get away from corporate constraints. Salty hair allows Maryellen have a more personal experience with her guest and help them be their best self with her Beauty and her art knowledge. Her artwork has been featured by the Urbana Oyster Festival , Red Bull energy drink and she has also been featured in Richmond Virginia magazine for her creativity with art and hair.  Come see Mary Ellen and she will help you create your look.


Sierra Jones

Sierra was born and raised on the Outer Banks. She graduated college from East Carolina and got her degree in Hospitality Management. After college, Sierra worked in the spa and salon industry for a few years before she realized she wanted to go back to school for cosmetology. Sierra attended Rudy & Kelly, a Paul Mitchell partner school in Virginia Beach, along with her sister, Shea. Sierra has experience working in a salon and spa setting using her full license which includes:  hair, skin, waxing, and nails. What she enjoys most working in the beauty industry is doing weddings. As herself, who is married, was very particular about her hair and makeup on her wedding day. She feels like she can relate to the brides and is genuinely happy and excited for the bride-to-be.


Forest Davis

Forest is the Husband of Esther Faith. He was born + raised on the Outer Banks. Some of his hobbies include editing/taking photos, surfing, skateboarding, drinking coffee, and whatever else typical millenials do. He runs all of the  website/social media marketing and loves curating the Salty brand. He also helps manage the Salty Team and encourages them on a weekly basis. He also specializes in the more creative aspects of the salon.  Esther and Forest work together well as a husband + wife team. They both have so much passion for their little slice of homeland and they draw a lot of their inspiration, passion, and vision from the culture of the Outer Banks.