Salon Hours

Monday8:30am - 8pm
Tuesday8:30am - 8pm
Wednesday8:30am - 8pm
Thursday8:30am - 8pm
Friday8:30am - 5pm
Saturday8:30am - 4pm
Appointment suggested for hours between 5-8

Owner / Master Stylist

photo of Cara Hughes, Owner / Master Stylist Cara Hughes
Cara & Company
4401 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL, 36608 USA

Cara Tanner Hughes grew up in Mobile and earned her AA in Cosmetology at Bishop State College in 2001. "My father taught me the benefits of being self-employed. I admired his hard work and the pleasure he got from working with his hands. I have always liked making things - crafty stuff, sewing, projects. After high school, I knew that working with hair would be the perfect career for me. I love the creative aspect and the client relationships – nothing is more gratifying to me than helping my customers look and feel their best."

Cara specializes in natural looking color and highlights. In order to stay at the top of her game, she has continued her education by frequently attending industry training seminars. Some of these include L'Oreal Academy of Color in New York City, a TIGI cutting class in Austin, and classes with celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo in various cities and in his New York City studio.

"Nick Arrojo has become my mentor. He taught me how to approach the art and the business of hair from both a practical and an artistic angle. It is so exciting to take his concepts about style and bring them to my clients here in Mobile."

Cara is married to Keenan Hughes and they have three daughters. When she isn't thinking about hair and beauty, she is probably on her boat.
Continuing Education:

September 2010-  3 day Premier Hair Show in Austin TX

October 2010- 2 day Premier Hair Show In Birmingham

April 2011- Up close with Nick Arrojo- A business course on running a successful salon

September 2012- Classic Cuts 1 at Arrojo Salon in New York

July 2013-New York

February 2014- Pureolgoy product knowledge  class 

March 2014- Classic Cuts 2 at Arrojo Salon in New York

March 2014- Elements of Balayge with Brooke Evans

September 2014- Color, Cut & Style a 2 day educational show from

September 2014- Balayage Class with Daniel Jones

September 2014- “Make Money, not excuses” Morale and educational class by Daniel Jones

January 2015- Symposium- A 3 day hair show in Las Vegas

March 2015- Foundations of Color with Shelley Mohr

May 2015- Michael Cole Class- A leadership and business class

July 2015- Loreal Product Knowledge class with Errin Thomas

August 2015- Cezanne Smoothing Class

September 2015- ProFiber Treatment  Training

September 2015- Lanza Color hair show

September 2015- Fall Trends with Reds with Carlo Novoa

May 2016- Celebrity IT Looks- a Creative Balayage class with Theresa Adams

July 2016- Color Correction using Creative Balayage with Theresa Adams

September 2016- Colour Encounter with Suzie Bond at the L’oreal Academy in New York
December 2016- First Impresions Class by Lashawnda Hall
January 2017- Business & Marketing Class
May 2017- Advanced Haircut class with Sam Villa
May 2017 Business Marketing Class
July 2017-Creative Balayage & Haircut with Alexa Jolly
October 2017- Advanced Haircut class with Jill Enleson
October 2017-Creative Color class with Suzie Bond

April 2018-Daniel Mason Jones-Social Media & “Treat it like a hobby and it will pay like a hobby. Treat it like a career and it will pay like a Career”



Women's Haircut $64
Mens's Haircut $38
Color $104
Men's Color $59
INOA Color $110
Color Change (additional) $20
Partial Highlight $124
Full Highlight $159
Loaded Highlight (top to bottom, packed tight)      $200
Combo (Color and highlight)       $149
INOA Combo $159
Style $38
Curl/Flat after style $10
Brow Color $8
Lip/Brow Wax $15
 Treatment  $20-$40

4401 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36608