Tash $$$ aka Natasha Vranic is a hairdresser extraordinaire, co-founder of Craft Salon, and proud owner of the 10 (hopefully) coolest fingernails you’ll ever see. After nine years behind the chair, and educating with Paul Mitchell, she has finally made her dream a reality and co-founded a salon that reflects her standard in the industry. Seriously gifted, with an eye for the strange and unusual, Natasha is particularly skillful with upstyles with a vintage flair, dynamic/bright hair color, balayage, short pixie cuts and personalized haircutting. The only thing that can outshine Natasha’s talent is her personality, because you will always leave her chair as her friend. Where is Natasha outside of the salon? Traveling the country, having adventures with friends and singing songs to her little black cat Lucipurr.
Meet Sarah Worden, or as we like to call her, Sparkle. Sarah has been behind the chair since 2006. Have you been searching for someone to create the most suitable style for your hair and your life? While she loves a good vivid hair color, she leans heavily toward haircutting. If you have curls or waves, she will use her extensive education to carve out the low maintenance hairstyle of your dreams. She is also your person if you seek a mullet, a razor shag, or a gender-affirming haircut. In her free time, Sarah loves to hang with her husband Scott, tend to her bees, cruise around in her old Mercedes Debbie, and plot ways to make Craft better than it already is.
Have you ever wondered who can actually keep an orchid alive? It’s B Smith, Martha Stewart’s long lost daughter... Brittney began her career of hair design at Paul Mitchell the School Michigan, where she graduated in 2010, and she is also certified in Di Biase fusion hair extensions . So if you just want a little fullness, or you’re ready for full-on mermaid locks, Brit would love to create the custom hair of your dreams. Men's cuts and curly hair are her specializations as well.
Liz Novak is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Michigan, and a previous freelance artist. If there was an award for someone who has a way with making everyone feel AND look like a million bucks, this gal would win every time. She shines bright like a diamond in styling, fantasy unicorn colors and full-on bleach outs. If you're looking for someone to chat about dogs or the latest Netflix phenomenon with, it's definitely her.
Meet Carol or as some like to call her Carol Ann. Behind the chair, Carol specializes in Shags, Lived in Blondes + Brunettes, and Wedding + Event Styling. Carol is someone you meet and within five minutes you feel as though you've been friends with for years! Not only is Carol an amazing and kind listener, she is also extremely professional at lawn games and will be the best cornhole coach you’ve ever had.
Chelsea attended Douglas J Aveda Institute Ann Arbor and graduated in 2010. Her main love is cutting hair, but her skills encompass it all. When Chelsea isn’t creating fun lived in looks and interesting color, she is probably going to shows, weaving, and spending quality time with her partner and two adorable pups.
Emma graduated from Elevate Salon Institute in the summer of 2021 and joined us at Craft Salon not long after. Their favorite hair services are fantasy colors, bold haircuts, and they are currently falling in love with anything curl related. When they are not assisting, Emma likes to grocery shop, watch Rupauls Drag Race, and go to concerts with their friends.
“You’re not Sarie, I am” Sarie is a graduate from Paul Mitchell. She loves to get her hands in hair, from blonding services to block fantasy color. She also loves working with curly hair. Outside of work you can catch Sarie throwing darts at her favorite local spots, reading (especially Sci-Fi/Fantasy) and going to concerts.
Grace graduated from L’esprit Academy in 2018, top of her class. Grace loves connecting with people and wants to give people hair that reflects who they are, making them feel like their most confident selves. Grace loves everything in the realm of color, from simple brunettes, to sunkissed blondes and striking vivids. She has a soft spot for redheads, too. In her free time, you’ll find Grace cuddled up with her cat, Juniper, with her nose in a book. You could also spot her wandering an art museum, jogging around town, or dancing the night away.
Kayla came to join us at Craft after graduating from Douglas J Aveda in Royal Oak in 2019. Her hair loves include fantasy colors, balayages, a well crafted dimensional hair color, and creative specialty haircuts. Outside of the salon, Kayla likes to collect oddities, watch horror movies, and consume as much coffee as she can get her hands on.
Meet Elaina. Elaina is the newest member of our team! She graduated from Michigan College of Beauty in October 2021. Her favorite things to do in the salon are creative cuts and colors. She is also very interested in curls! In her free time she loves to go to as many concerts as possible and make art.
Shane graduated from Aveda in 2019. Their favorite things to do in the salon are Gender Affirming haircuts, razor cuts and vivid colors. Outside of the salon, Shane can be found at punk shows, making art and watching horror movies.
Lilli graduated highschool with a license in cosmetology by pursuing Brighton High Schools CTE cosmetology program. She is passionate about all kinds of alternative music, cartoons and doing your hair! You can count on her to make your hair funky and cool with a textured haircut or a colorful statement. When not at Craft she will be out meeting new people at drag shows, ska/punk concerts, roller skating, and cuddling her two grey kitties Bedhead & Kirby!