Durham's Premier Full Service Salon
Kate Gunther
Kate has been working as a stylist for over 13 years.  Originally from New York, she has been keeping Durham beautiful since 2003.  Kate uses Davines, a family owned earth-friendly Italian hair care brand, which offers both low ammonia and ammonia-free permanent hair color.  Kate specializes in all aspects of hair color, including corrective and speciality techniques, as well as haircutting for men/women and Brazilian blowout.  Kate has completed advanced training with Bumble and Bumble in New York.  She is also currently a part-time art student at NCCU.  You can book an appointment with Kate online.

Michele Tucker
Michelle specializes in hair design for men, women and children, with a particular focus on style customization to fit your hair and lifestyle.  This is achieved by applying a variety of contemporary techniques to create beautiful and meaningful style experiences.  With over 20 years of serving the greater Triangle area, Michele continues her education in the latest coloring, cutting and styling techniques with leaders in the industry, such as Goldwell International, Toni and Guy, Rusk and Aquage.  Michele also enjoys special occasion styling, including proms and weddings.  She is available for offsite events upon consultation.


Salon Do or Dye is expanding.  Are you a well qualified and established hair stylist?  Please contact our salon manager, Angie Mayes, for questions regarding booth rental or to schedule an interview.

Anne Fairchild
Anne is Vidal Sassoon trained with over 14-years of experience in hair styling.  She has been trained in precision cutting and her philosophy involves listening and creating styles to fit the individual and lifestyle.  Anne specializes in bobs, cutting to the curl, dimensional color and natural looking gray coverage.
Our Stylists       
James Akers
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 Craig
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 Truelove
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.