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Caleigh, a St. Louis native, has loved doing hair and makeup for as long as she can remember. At six years old, she cut her own bangs – all the way up her forehead – much to her mother’s dismay as they were leaving for vacation that week. Caleigh’s cousin in Georgia was a hair stylist, so they popped in on the way to Florida for a quick fix. In addition to fixing her cut, her cousin gave her a mannequin head to practice on. Caleigh cut the mannequin’s hair and took it everywhere with her. A stylist was born!

Caleigh sees inspiration in everything – from travel, nature and fashion magazines to her coworkers, friends and family. Her favorite part of the job is making people smile and feel beautiful. Adding shine is Caleigh’s number one tip for a good hair day (“Bassu oil by Surface is great for that!”), and she believes changing up your hair color is an experience everyone should have!

Color is a specialty for Caleigh, and she was in the honors program while attending the Paul Mitchell cosmetology school. She is also certified as a Chanel makeup artist. The best part about working at Salon Basia for Caleigh is coming in to a place she loves. “It doesn’t feel like work because we are one big family,” says Caleigh. “The clients are always a joy too!”