Salon owner and stylist James Akers has had over 32-years of experience in hairstyling. With his original training at Mitchell's Academy, he continued his education through Rusk, Tigi, Redken and Graham Webb. After working 19-years in a privately owned salon, this Durham native opened salon Do or Dye in 2001. James’ vision is to cultivate a positive, creative and professional environment for both staff and clients.
Luann is a graduate of the Atlantic Beauty School and has worked as a hairstylist for over 24-years. She is proficient with Goldwell and Matrix Logics Color hair systems. Her specialities include perms, highlights and hairstyling cuts. Luann enjoys styling hair for formal occasions, such as proms and weddings.
Tim has worked in the salon industry since 1978. Over the years he has continued his education to stay current with the ever changing trends in hair fashion. He has trained in places such as Washington DC with Graham Webb and Minneapolis at the Aveda Institute. Living in different communities has enriched Tim's career. He has worked in many cities such as Boynton Beach, FL, Albuquerque, NM and Greensboro, NC. However, Durham, his hometown, remains closest to his heart.
Deborah Walsh Bonsignore
Deborah has worked for over 20-years in the hair industry. She has been trained with La-Brasiliana Keratin Treatments, Logics, Rusk and Goldwell. Deborah has worked in salons in cities such as Charlotte, New York City, and Greensboro.