Lynda’s passion for helping make people look and feel beautiful dates back as far as she can remember. She attended cosmetology school directly out of high school, where she developed a love for the beauty industry. Her career began in New York as not only a stylist, but also a key component in growing the salon that she worked at into the full service salon and spa it is today.
After relocating to North Carolina in 1995, Lynda established herself as a stylist in Matthews. In September 2003, she opened Attitudes A Salon in Matthews Station, and 5 years later opened her second location at McKee Farms. After selling her original salon in 2011, Lynda now solely focuses on Attitudes A Salon at McKee Farms. She currently employs a full staff of 10 highly trained stylists and associates.
Lynda has taken advanced courses all over the country including New York City & Las Vegas. She has also attended hair shows in Toronto, Canada. She prides herself on being able to offer a wide variety of services for all walks of life.
Lynda, along with her daughter and salon manager Erica Deppas, has earned a reputation of involvement in the Matthews community by participating in many charity events, donating services to the Matthews Help Center, sponsoring sports teams, and being actively involved with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce.
“I look forward to welcoming you into our salon family!”
Erica Deppas has beauty running through her veins. As a second generation hair stylist and member of Alterna’s National Luxury Haircare Creative Team, Deppas takes advantage of every moment to cultivate her craft. Whether she’s styling clients at her salon, absorbing the latest trends at hair shows across the country, or perfecting her skills working under Alterna’s Global Creative Director, Michael Shaun Corby, Deppas prides herself in her artistic versatility and her ability to take from her experiences and use that knowledge the moment she steps behind the chair. Erica is also a certified Mirabella Makeup Artist and Brazilian Blowout Specialist. Deppas works to give every client a look they can feel great about. “I can take you from soccer mom to rocker mom in a matter of minutes!”
April Kuhn has trained across the country perfecting her craft. She has many years of education with industry professionals such as: SHE by SoCap, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, American Crew, Alterna Professional and Lanza Healing Haircare, which gives her versatility and an eye for detail. Kuhn takes pride in being a certified Brazilian Blowout Specialist and Lanza colorist. “I believe every client deserves to look and feel their best,” says Kuhn, “and nothing says confident like a killer hairstyle and a new attitude!!!”
April Crooke completed the cosmetology program at Roffler Moles School in Georgia, where she obtained her cosmetology and full barbers license. Crooke specializes in color, highlights, and precision cuts for both men and women. She enjoys giving her clients a low maintenance look with a polished style. “I like to create a style for my clients that suits THEIR life, not the runway. I want everyone who sits in my chair to feel like the star of their own show.”
Brittany Katzman began her hair journey in the fall of 2009 and since then has trained with some of the industries’ elite such as: Oscar Bond, Paul Mitchell & Michael Sean Corby. Brittany specializes in both color and cutting and is also a certified Brazilian Blowout Specialist and Mirabella makeup expert. “I love working at Attitudes A Salon! We have such a wonderful team of stylists here and I feel so lucky to work in an environment where I can put my passion for making people beautiful to work!”
As a passionate artist and stylist, Taylor Payne has completely immersed herself in the world of creativity and beauty. Payne’s resume includes extensive one-on-one training in precision cutting with the top educations in the country at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco. Taylor is also a certified Mirabella Make-Up Artist and Brazilian Blowout Specialist, and enjoys every opportunity to sharpen her skills. “Hair has always been my obsession. It is my way to express my artistry and creativity,” says Payne, “it’s about pushing myself to the limit, always on a constant quest for perfection.”
Bri Rubac is the newest member of the Attitudes A Salon hairstylist team. Graduating in the spring of 2012, Rubac worked as an independent stylist in Albemarle. Since joining the Attitudes A Salon team, Rubac has been training under owner/stylist Lynda Carlson and Alterna’s Creative Team member Erica Deppas for just under a year. Bri is a certified Mirabella Makeup Artist and Brazilian Blowout Specialist and enjoys attending any class available. “I am so excited to grow as a stylist at such an amazing salon,” says Bri, “making people beautiful has always been in my heart, and I cannot wait to do that at Attitudes A Salon!”
Attitudes A Salon is always looking for new creative team members. If you are a hard worker and a team player, Attitudes A Salon is the place for you! Great work environment, competitive pay rates & flexible schedules. Apply in person!