Meet the Halcyon Salon Family

Laura Gant Eslick – Owner & Platinum Stylist


Laura graduated the Cosmetology program at Isothermal in 1998, and has been helping beautify the men and women of the Carolinas ever since! In 2001 she move to Charleston, SC and worked at Chovine Salon on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston. While working there, she learned from some great stylists, all while developing her own artistic niche. In 2005, after getting married, she and her husband, Donald, moved to Charlotte. There, she continued her career at Halo Salon in Lake Norman. In 2008, they decided to move back to her hometown of Shelby. Laura worked in Uptown Shelby for several years building her clientele and in 2011, Halcyon Salon was born. Laura’s vision for Halcyon is for it to be a place that is upscale without being intimidating. Where, “everyone is welcome and you leave feeling like the best version of you.”


Cassandra Corder – Reception Manager


Cassandra has been with Halcyon Salon as the receptionist and salon manager since 2015, and has played a vital role in the growth of the salon. Her outgoing and sweet personality are the first thing to greet you and the last thing you get to experience as you leave. She enjoys her job and it shows through her attention to detail and her strive for excellence everyday.


Ed Jesse – Gold Stylist


Ed Comes to us from Pennsylvania. He has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 19 years, and loves doing everything from the latest color techniques, to mens cutting, to perms. We are honored to have him as part of the Halcyon family. Come experience this amazing stylist’s abilities!


Casey Allen – Silver Stylist


Casey is a calculated artist who has been in the hair industry since 2011. She Graduated from Paul Mitchell the School where she learned precision cutting, multidimensional coloring, and makeup techniques. After working in the Asheville area for several years, she decided to return to her home of Cleveland County. We are happy to have her warm heart & giving personality at Halcyon. She Particularly loves Men’s cutting, blowing out textured hair, balayaging long hair, and makeup.


Lydia Anthony – Bronze Stylist 

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Lydia was raised in Cleveland County, and attended Paul Mitchell the School Gastiona, and has been in the hair industry since 2010. She approaches hair from an artistic standpoint & strives to create the best look for each person that sits in her chair. She particularly loves short edgy hair cuts and doing fun fashion colors. We are happy to have her with us at Halcyon