Our seasoned stylists offer the ultimate in hair therapy, helping you look and feel your very best.

Close to Uptown Charlotte, Illuminate is in the heart of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.

Whether long layers or a cropped pixie, balayage or grey blending, our expert stylists have you covered.

Haircare products link to Davines, Kevin Murphy, and Sunbum

Illuminate Salon carries an extensive haircare collection to nourish and volumize your tresses.


How did Illuminate get its start?

It’s pretty simple really. Friends Rob Murphy (formerly of Paragon Salon and R Murphy Salon), Chip Perry and Brandi Piana (formerly Carmen! Carmen! Salon, Salon Indigo and Fuze Salon) came together on a new concept. What if they could start a Co-Op of some of Charlotte’s hottest talent and give them a fun and creative environment to flourish. What would happen? They would Illuminate.

The word of the Co-Op set fire and by the second week of opening all of the chairs were full and the support staff duties assigned.

It’s a small salon compared to some, eight stylists focusing on exactly what they love to do; hair. No massage, no facials, just really great head-turning hair.

You can learn more about the opening as it was announced to the press for their first day on August 1, 2012 by clicking HERE.


Who are the Illuminators?

Ben Mauney, stylist

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Brandi Piana, owner/stylist

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Chip Perry, owner/stylist

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Corey Van Vliet, stylist

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Melissa Hungerford, stylist

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Michelle Roberts, concierge

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Raquelle English, concierge

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Rob Murphy, owner/stylist

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Susan Stallings, stylist

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Terra Hines, stylist

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