250 Racine Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed. & Fri.10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Design Team Profiles
That’s right, believe in the hype--we’re the best at what we do. Not only are we good we are fun too! If your hair ever looked this good, welcome back!
Ray and Cindy Steed, owners of Passion Hair Salon met at a hair show in Toronto, Canada. They discovered they both have a passion for hair, enjoy working with people and sharing their talent with others.
Cindy has been doing hair for over 33 years and owned her own Salon North of Toronto for 11 years. Ray is a former Calvin Klein model and International Stage Artist performing platform stage hairdressing for several world-renowned top educators in the industry. The Steeds moved to Wilmington and opened Passion Hair Salon in January of 1995. They are both International Color and Design Artists.
Ray Steed, International Color and Design Artist
“I am originally from North Carolina and moved to Wilmington 14 years ago and fell in love with the area and the people. This profession is definitely where I found my passion. I enjoy every aspect of what I do. There are no limits to what I’ll allow myself to explore. I work with all kinds of clients, whether you are in need of fabulous color, a short fun cut, or updated long layers. I am your guy!
When I am not working I enjoy kayaking, surf fishing, playing horseshoes, paddle ball, Wii Games and anything else I can turn into a sporting competition.
Can’t wait to see you at the salon!"
Cindy Steed, International Color and Design Artist
“Hi! My name is Cindy and I’ve been so blessed to spend each day with a wonderful group of people who truly enjoy my passion. I believe the greatest gift anyone can receive is a love and a passion for what they do in their life. I also believe that having fun and a lot of laughter keeps the heart young and the mind open to possibilities.
For 33 amazing years I have felt this way about my craft. I’ve been a stylist, an educator and a business owner. I’m originally from Canada…eh! but have made Wilmington my home. I like to spend my time off with family, friends, playing on the beach and painting. I also love to cook, work out and best of all go to wine tastings. Life is Great! Come see us!”
Kalisa Tuck, Design Artist
"I am a creative design artist who grew up in Wilmington. My many years experience in the hair industry has given me the confidence and ability to create the most flattering looks. I love what I do! It is very rewarding to have a job that you thoroughly enjoy.
Art is my passion. I see and feel the art in doing hair, as well as other forms of art. As a hobby, I like to do multi-media art in my free time. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and it tends to show in the work I do.
Besides being 'AWESOME' what else is there to say?”
Hey ya’ll! My name is Paige, and I was actually born and raised right here in Wilmington, NC. I have always had a passion for hair, so decided to pursue a career in hair design. Being professionally trained, I am not only creative but confident in what I do. I love having fun, and I show my creativity through my work.
I met the gang at Passion after dropping off a resume. We immediately clicked, and I have been part of the team for a year now.
I love every aspect of being a hair stylist, but my favorite is making YOU feel beautiful! Come see me today at Passion!
Barbara Raffel , Design Artist
Barbara has been in the business of making people feel beautiful for 25 years! She started her training in south Florida, and life has brought her to Wilmington! Her training and experience includes the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, as well as the Gold well Academy in Baltimore. Barbara has extensive training not only in color, hi-liting, and haircutting, but also in hair smoothing, retexturizing treatments, and fusion hair extensions. She prides herself in making her guests feel and look their very best!
Rachel and Kyra Skairus, Lash and Skin Specialists
Hi! We are Rachael and Kyra Skairus. We are the estheticians of the team. Leaving our home in Colorado, we found a passion for working in the beauty industry. We believe the eyes are the most important feature on the human face, which is why we made them our focus. We specialize in lash extensions and makeup applications. Finding our way to Wilmington, we both have had a plethora of training. Kyra has been trained by LASHE, one of the most educated lash extension studios in Chicago. In addition, she is also Xtreme lash certified and volume lash certified. Rachael has completed advance training and is Xtreme lash certified. Not only, do we help our clients achieve the look they desire by providing synthetic, mink, and blended sets of eyelash extensions, but we also provide eyebrow waxing, tinting, shaping, and skin care services.
We forgot to mention… we’re identical twins! Come visit us at the salon today!