Matthew Fascenda – Owner

Welcome to our team page, we have asked the stylists to put afew words together about themselves to give you some insight to their personally, strengths, and passion. I hope that you find the quick bios below helpful in understanding the great talent and knowledge that we have at our salon. I can tell you that each stylist below is very passionate about cosmetology and continue to grow every day to be the best in the area. I am the co-owner of this wonderful salon, I continue to look for areas to improve in as we grow our family of guests and stylists. We would love for you to just stop in and hang out, ask questions, and just enjoy some time away from the day to day stresses. The stylists below can all help transform your crazy day into a day at the beach. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you soon and the greatest tip you can give us is to tell your friends about us!

Christina Fascenda – Owner, Stylist, Makeup artist

Christina has been in the beauty industry in some way, shape and form for more than 10 years and considers herself an artist in every aspect of her personal and professional life. Inspired by classic icons of style like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, Christina seeks to bring style, color and vitality to each guest in her chair.  With a background in the performing arts, Christina found a love in makeup artistry and has worked toward honing her craft in all aspects of the makeup arts, from bridal and airbrush to editorial and special effects.  This same passion for excellence has transcended into her work as a hairstylist, specializing in the creative aspects of color application, as well as a love for precision cutting and detail work.  She is a 2 time award winning makeup artist and stylists, with work featured on runway and in print.  As a Paul Mitchell graduate, she strives to provide the utmost attention to detail and customer satisfaction and expects a high standard of excellence in both herself and her staff at Drift Salon, embracing the Paul Mitchell culture of teamwork, positive energy, environmental and community focus.  When not behind the chair, she can be found with her 3 boys, doing “the mom thing” and loving it, and spending time creating new ways to energize her team and grow their many talents.


Holly McLester – Stylist

Holly is a recent graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte. She loves being a cosmetologist. While studying at Paul Mitchell, Holly discovered her passion for color, makeup, bridal and men’s cuts. On her off time she enjoys hanging with her husband and dogs. Holly is very excited to be starting her career.
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Sara Richards – Stylist

“Change, Create, Inspire”, Sara’s number one goal is to make every guest fall in love with themselves again. For alot of us if our hair needs love so do we. She wants everyone to see their beauty inside and out. Sara has an enormous passion to change peoples lives and lift their spirit, creating a personal style that is unique to each individual and educating each guest to help recreate their look at home. Sara went to school at Paul Mitchell in Charlotte; She has advanced training in textured hair and loves anything that is challenging. Sara was Design Team captain at Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte where she participated and coordinated with designers and future stylist to create magic on the Charlotte runway. Sara loves being a stylist, using her technical skills, creativity and warm caring spirit to make every guest feel like one of a kind.  Sara is both Paul Mitchell trained through of Paul Mitchell School Charlotte and Aveda trained from Dolce Lusso.
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Crystal Rinehardt -Stylist

Crystal is originally from the Hickory area and has been in the industry for ten years. She graduated from Caldwell Technical Institute in Hudson, NC. She specializes in cut and color and has vast technical knowledge of various color lines. She is also a talented makeup artist. The combination of these talents allows her to offer her clients a well rounded beauty experience for everyday wear or special occasions. She keeps up with her education by attending classes so she can continue to offer the latest in color techniques, styles, cutting techniques, and makeup applications. Her passion for perfecting her craft is shown through her work.
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Que Blankenship – Stylist

” Are you looking for a Stylist that is professional? Who listens as well as gives her professional opinion? Then you’ve found her!

My name is Que Blankenship and I am a talented hairstylist with over 7 years of experience in the Charlotte area.

I love to give ladies amazing color that enhances and reflects their true personalities; add hair extensions to lay graciously down their backs, haircuts that leave your hair flowing with movement like no other, and styles that you can achieve with a little guidance.

Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me now!  And I promise you will not be disappointed! ”

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