Meet our staff.

Earl Cox


Known for creating strong, feminine, yet distinctly modern cuts and color, Earl keeps a finger on the pulse of the changing times. As the owner and a stylist of Trumps, he has come to work with top celebrities and as a result, Earl’s clients have come to trust his instinctive ability to help them achieve their best look. For over three decades Earl has impacted the hair industry and has been routinely chronicled in major beauty, fashion and lifestyle publications. His work in the film industry and major award shows has elevated his reputation to that of a master of customization. Earl’s immeasurable skill, professionalism, and easygoing demeanor has made him the charismatic force behind Trumps.

David Ballard


With over thirty four years in the beauty industry, David has seen many trends and styles come and go only to resurface again. He enjoys watching his creative vision come to fruition by determining the style, formulating color, cutting and reshaping the hair for each client. David’s philosophy of great style is rooted in his love for old Hollywood glamour and all things retro. His ability to update classic looks, including his signature up-dos, will leave his clients feeling current and beautiful. He finds joy and inspiration through working with such a diverse clientele. David’s work continues to transcend time through his deep passion for beauty.

Don Hill


Don’s talent is creating natural looking color and highlights followed by a fabulous haircut. A master in his craft, his continued education while traveling in the United States and Europe keeps his motivation strong and current. With over thirty years of experience, much of that being a salon owner, Don is dedicated to creating the best look unique to each individual.

James Blackmon


Along with twenty five years experience, James brings a unique perspective to the area of hair pigmentation. His ability to transform dull, lifeless hair into rich vibrant locks of color, while never compromising the hair’s condition, is proven. His expertise of color is evident in both his approach and techniques of hair color corrections.

Mark Evans


Mark spent years working in the music industry in Nashville and the performing arts in New York City. Surrounded by inspiring makeup artists and stylists, his passion for beauty and aesthetics emerged. Mark has made a name for himself by designing a custom look for each client. Lifestyle, skin tone, hair texture and the shape of the face, all factor into creating the perfect visage. Mark believes your hair and makeup make a statement about your personality before the spoken word. For the last twelve years, Mark’s talent and aesthetic vision has graced the lives of clients ranging from star-studded celebrities to stay at home moms. Whether it’s coloring, cutting, finishing, makeup applications for special events or actual makeup lessons, let Mark help you project your best self.

Katie Bender


Texas-native stylist Katie Bender has served clients in Music City for eleven years. Studying under a Redken certified color and styling artist, Katie perfected her own unique approach to styling by learning classical European techniques through Paris-based Kerastase and the latest trends through international label Schwarzkopf. As a working mom to an active little boy, Katie’s approach to styling and maintenance is practical, everyday glamour. “I enjoy working with color and seeing new ways to achieve fun and stylish looks while teaching my clients how to get the same looks at home.” With a passion for specialty services such as up-dos, Brazilian blowouts and the widely popular skin weft hair extension method, Katie enjoys the challenge of finding what works for her diverse clientele of men and women.

Barbara Bane


Barbara brings over twenty years of training and expertise as Trumps’ licensed massage therapist. Every session is goal oriented and individually customized where she integrates various modalities to deliver the highest quality of results. Barbara studied at the Hawaiian Island School of body therapies in 1989. Her extensive experience, skill and awareness provides a massage that is a cut above the norm. She utilizes a myriad of massage techniques such as Swedish, pre-natal, post-natal, deep tissue, neuromuscular, cranial sacral, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage (to name a few), and her basic training is medical therapeutic treatment based. It is Barbara’s passion to release stress and the causes of normal aches and pains in order to promote a higher quality of life.

Windy Jones


Windy Jones has been in the skincare industry since 1999. She is an accomplished aesthetician sought after by savvy clients for her results-oriented skincare. She is passionate about providing her clients personalized skincare, with an intuitive approach that insures immediate and long lasting results. She is dedicated to providing her clients an environment that offers spa pampering with clinical results, by combining natural based ingredients and cutting edge treatments. Windy’s advanced training includes certifications in microdermabrasion, advanced peels, specialized facials, many cosmeceutical lines and bridal/special event makeup. In addition, she offers the highest level of detail-oriented services including expert brow shaping, airbrush tanning and eyelash extensions. Windy is committed to continual education and training to keep up to date with the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in professional skin care.

Lori Wiginton


A native Nashvillian, bringing over fifteen years of experience to Trumps. As a professional nail artist, Lori has worked with some of the top country artists in the music industry. Her work has been on the covers of Self, P.O.V., and Lifetime magazines working with artists such as Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Ashley Judd to name a few. Lori specializes and has built her clientele in natural nails and spa pedicures. She uses Essie and OPI polishes and the latest to the fashion industry Shellac, Gellish and OPI gel polishes. To schedule an appointment, please call 615-385-4397.

Philip Dorton


From Dallas, Texas to Washington, DC and up the west coast from LA to Lake Tahoe, Philip brings his dynamic and over thirty years of experience to Nashville! Philip is as comfortable working on a detailed conservative look as he is creating an edgy modern style. Philip is a master of texture and loves creating multidimensional colors with his color palette. With years of bridal experience, Philip can create amazing formal up-dos and sexy down styles. A client can expect to be wowed by Philip’s incredible talent and tickled by his fantastic personality!

Sandra Benedict


Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Sandra brings twenty years of experience to Trumps. As a nail professional, she has worked in one of Green Hills’ premier spas for twelve years, and self-employed for ten years, under the name “Organic Nails”. Sandra’s salon specialties include spa pedicures and caring for the natural nails by making them healthy and beautiful. If you are a health-conscious individual who cares about a safer, cleaner environment, and also cares about chemical free, nontoxic polishes, lotions and scrubs, then Sandra is the nail artist for you!