Salon Hours

Monday8am - 8pm
Tuesday8am - 8pm
Wednesday8am - 8pm
Thursday8am - 8pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 4pm
Appointment suggested for hours between 5-8




Cara Hughes

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. They have also been fostering since July of 2018 and enjoy getting the occasional little boy to shake things up a bit. When she isn't thinking about hair and beauty, she is probably on her boat!


Mariet Kennedy

Mariet Kennedy was born in Los Angeles, California. She has called Mobile home for the past 17 yrs. She has been in the beauty industry since 2007 and continues to attend Master Stylist classes yearly. She has trained under top industry stylist Sam Villa, at the L'Oreal Academy of Color in New York and is certified in color, design, and formal styling.

"I always knew I wanted to do hair from the time that I was a little girl. I grew up going to my Aunt's salon in California. Seeing her clients transform and watching them leave feeling beautiful really sparked my passion and inspired me to follow my dream."

Mariet specializes in curly hair and in formal styling. Having naturally curly hair herself she understands the struggle to control unruly locks...especially with the high humidity in the South.  She has continued her education by frequently attending education classes from New York to California. She enjoys freshening up her clients hair with balayage to soften thei look! She truly loves helping create beautiful hair and loves to be apart of those special moments in your life.

Mariet is married to her loving and supportive husband Blake. They have 1 beautiful daughter Alyssa, who is a ball of energy and keeps them going. They love to spend their spare time outdoors, traveling or with family.

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Cameron Bush

Cameron Bush grew up in Mobile, Al. She has been a cosmetologist since 2009 and trained under world renowned stylist Sam Villa. She continues to attend yearly education and is certified in Color, Cuts and Formal Styling. She gets her inspiration from the art world and is always looking for new and fresh ideas to offer her clients.

"Growing up I have always been involved in the arts. Being in theatre and seeing how hair and make-up can transform you into a completely different character inspired me to go in to cosmetology. I love that something as simple as a different style can evoke a different mood or emotion. Being able to give my clients a new look or change brings me joy and brings my art to life."

Cameron specializes in Precision Cuts and On Trend Up-Do’s. She is a Certified L'Oreal Colorist and takes pride in continuing her education. Her creativity and warmth shine most with Formal Styling. Being a part of someone’s special day and making memories with her clients is one of her favorite things about being a Stylist.

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Nikki Hilton

Nikki joinded the Cara & Company team in 2014. A small town girl, she was born and raised in Lucedale, MS. Nikki came from a hairdressing family. Her mother was a stylist and her passion for hair started early on. After graduating high school she attended Charles Academy and graduated in 2014. She joined the Cara & Company associate training program where she received one on one training under stylist Mariet Kennedy. She has already attended advanced education classes with master stylist Daniel Jones and is looking forward to developing her craft.

"My mother is my biggest inspiration and best friend. She has had to overcome so many obsticals and has always been so strong for her family. Watching her hands cut hair, and somehow making a trim so special for her clients shaped my love for this craft. Hopefully by continuing in her footsteps, I will make her proud and live out her legacy." Nikki specializes in big changes and transformations. She gravitates towards bold color and likes trying new trends. In her spare time she embraces her southern roots and loves watching Alabama football with her family.

Nicki specializes in big changes and transformations. She is a Balayage Ninja and has been Certified By L'Oreal in Color. She gravitates towards bold color and likes trying new trends. In her spare time she embraces her southern roots and loves watching Alabama football with her family.


Wells Johnson

Wells was born and raised in Springhill. After graduating from UMS Wright, Wells left Mobile to attend Auburn University where she earned her B/A in Liberal Arts. Post college she decided to combine her love of art & compassion for people into a new career. She attended and graduated Southern Union Community College for Cosmetology in 2010. Wells has attended advanced education classes under master stylist Sam Villa and Daniel Jones.

"As a child my favorite subject in school was ALWAYS Art. I loved to work with acrylic paint and fill up a blank space with something beautiful. Having 2 parents who were both doctors, always put what was most important into perspective. But being an artistic child I couldn't help but look at my Mothers beautiful grey hair as a canvas I wanted to paint. I feel being a stylist has given me the best of both worlds being able to express my creativity while enhancing my clients God given beauty!"

Wells specializes in brunettes and natural highlights. She likes to create subtle changes in color and add texture back to limp hair.

In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her husband and new baby.


Mary Beth Tait

Mary Beth is a native of Mobile. She also started out as our receptionist in 2013 when she graduated from highschool. After being inspired by some of our other stylist, she finally took the leap and attended Charles Academy and graduated in 2015. After graduating cosmetolgy school, she joined our Associate Training Program and has thrived

She has completed numerous education classes and is on her way to being a certified L'Oreal Colorist. She specializes in Balayage and BIG haircut changes! Many of her clients enjoy donating their hair to help provide cancer patients with wigs! She also enjoys braids and special occasions styles!

"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosperyou and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11"

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Tamara Mizell

Tamara Mizell was born in Mobile and received her degree in Cosmetology from Blue Cliff Career College in 2017. She was in banking for nine years before she decided she would take a leap of faith and follow her dreams of becoming a hairstylist. "Growing up, I had extremely unruly hair and I taught myself over the years how to manage it. This struggle gave me the heart to share what i learned with other young girls and women with the same struggle. I love to help educate people on how to feel like their best self!"

Tamara specializes in natural color and highlights. her main rolse model in this inddustry has been Cara Hughes, who eas her Master stylist in her Associate Training Program. Cara has led her through her ten month long Associate Training Program, where she has trained her to be a well rounded stylist. "Cara has taught me what it looks like to be successful. She has taught me how to perfect my foiling technique, to genuinely care about client's wants and needs and to find the perfect balance between career and family!"

Tamara had 3 children, two girls and one boy. Sh eenjoys going to the beach, spa days, family fun days and liing out her Faith. "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisioners, heal the brokenhearted and to recover sight to the blind." Luke 4:18
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MacKenzie Smith

Mackenzie graduated from Blue Cliff in January of 2018. She started working under Mariet in the associate program November of 2017. She has since continued her education with a Balayage class with Loreal artist Jessica Buse, and a color correction class with Loreal artist Christine Fitzpatrick. “I chose cosmetology because I wanted a career where I could be in contact with people and be creative.”

My favorite service to offer is balayage. I love seeing people try new things so they feel good about themselves. I was a competitive swimmer for ten years and now I do it as exercise and to help clear my mind. I’m a movie fanatic so I love to watch Netflix. I’m also very involved at my church, Mars Hill.

“My mom is my biggest inspiration. She went back to school to get her masters as a nurse practitioner while raising three girls and working as a nurse. Her hard work and dedication taught me to go the extra mile and work towards my goals. ‘You are only limited to the excuses that you make’.”

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Dalton Bartlett

Dalton graduated from Blue Cliff Carter College in October of 2017. He joined our team shortly thereafter and was paired up with Cameron for his Associate Training program.

“I had been in school four years, for nursing and business, when I decided to go to hair school. It had always been a hobby of mine! When I made it my job, it quickly became my passion.”

One of Dalton’s favorite services to do is creative color. He loves giving his client a new outlook on themselves, simply by changing their hair color. Dalton is most inspired by his mom. “She worked 2 jobs to put food on the table as a single mom and never complained about it. She has always told me to be the best me I could be!”

In his downtime he likes to hangout with friends and coworkers. “I love to go to the beach, out to eat, and be adventurous.”

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Morgan Beech

Morgan is from a small town in Georgia called Euharlee. She graduated from Charles Academy in February of 2017 and joined our team in October of 2017. Morgan did her Associate Training under our master stylist Cara Hughes. She has attended several continuing education classes including a color correction class by Christine Fitzpatrick, a haircut class by Sam Villa among many more.

“I did a lot in high school for my performing arts programs. I knew it was fun to dress people up, but my dad was really the one that pushed me to pursue a career in it. He has always been my role model and pushed me in the right directions.”

Morgans favorite service to offer is a blowout. “It’s fun to be able to teach others how to do their hair. I like being able to give them the power to be more confident at home.” She enjoys doing highlights and formal styles for special occasions!  

During Morgan’s free time you can find her catching up on Netflix, play video games or hanging out with coworkers.

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Denise Villalobos

Denise graduated from Crossett School of Cosmetology in 2014. She moved from Arkansas in 2015 and joined our Associate training program under her mentor, Mariet Kennedy, shortly thereafter! “Doing hair is like art to me. I can express myself with just a little color and a brush.”

Growing up, Denise was inspired by her cousin, who was like the big sister she never had. “I saw her passion for hair and makeup and it made me fall in love with it. It always amazed me how a simple cut or color could change someone’s whole appearance.”

She has continued her education by taking classes with Sam Villa, Nick Arrow, and Jill Engleson.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling with her husband to experience new places. She likes to be active outside, whether it’s playing sports or sunbathing by the beach.

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Callie Waters


Callie was born and raised in Mobile. She graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School in 2016 and started at Cara and Company in March 2017. She worked as the receptionist for one year then transferred to salon coordinator, where she keeps everything running smoothly throughout the day. She also handles some of our social media. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music.  “I come from a large, musical family so it’s just ingrained in me. I usually always have a song stuck in my head.”

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Elizabeth Slaughter

Elizabeth is a stylist at our salon.

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Shelby Bowdoin

Shelby was born in Birmingham and raised in Mobile, Al. After graduating high school in 2017, she immediately went to Remington College and graduated within the same year with a degree in cosmetology. Shelby started woking at Cara & Company right after graduation and is currently training under master stylist, Mariet Kennedy. 

She enjoys an organic, all natural lifestyle from the products she uses on her face to the whole foods of her diet. In her free time she loves travel and take classes that further her career in hairstyling.
Shelby's favorite services are giving natural highlights to her clients.

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Whitney Sorrells

Whiteny is a stylist at our salon.

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Mobile, AL 36608