Hey there friend!

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I'm Anita Howard

Owner - Specializing in Multi-dimensional Colors, Grey Blending & Grey Coverage

I get it...Finding a new salon and hairdresser can be so intimidating!  I hope I can put your mind at ease.

  I started my career in Dallas, Texas but I'm now proudly serving clients in the beautiful college town of Ames, Iowa.

As a mom of  2 myself, I understand how important it is to feel pampered and taken care of while relaxing in a quiet and peaceful environment!  That is exactly why I've designed my salon suite in a way to be sure you have not only access to all of your beauty needs but I am located in the quaint community at Green Hills.  You will find it's away from the hustle, bustle and noise of downtown or campus town.  Here you can feel uplifted & confident in yourself like you've never felt before and relax for awhile!

I truly enjoy watching the self confidence of women of all ages change as they see the new look we have created.  I've seen women go from withdrawn and shy to bright eyes and grinning from ear to ear and it always reminds me of how much I LOVE my job!

I have been a stylist for 30 + years now.  I knew from my early teen years that I would be a hairdresser although I don't remember how i actually figured it out....I just "knew".  After a few salon disasters at a young age, I wanted to be sure no one EVER had to experience the trauma of bad hair! 

I specialize in precision color services and pride myself in the fact that I will travel nationwide to obtain more advanced training at least once a year, if not more!

I understand that most stylist offer a great first visit and an after-care plan, but I look at my role a bit differently.  I work with my guests to create a long term plan for their hair.  Whether it's a haircut, color, or both, I will always be checking in with you to make sure your hair not only looks great when you leave the salon, but weeks, and months afterwards as well!   Be ready to learn some styling techniques and professional product recommendations to maintain your look at home.

  When I'm not behind the chair, you might find me at the park with one of my grandchildren and my fur baby, Churro, or in the kitchen channeling my inner Martha Stewart by whipping up my famous chocolate chip cookies.  (Hands down mine are the best!) 

On lazy days, I enjoy a good non-fiction or self-help book because the human mind and emotions are so fascinating to me.


When we have the chance, my husband (the love of my life) and I love to travel but we enjoy the beach more than anything!  There is nothing better than toes in the sand, and sun on my skin!   Next up from our bucket list is Hawaii!  If you have any "must sees" while we are there I'm ALL EARS!

 

 Ready to take the plunge?  Let's connect! Send me an email at saloninthehills@gmail.com and lets see what I can do for you.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!