Talent

Meet our staff.

Earl Cox

Owner/Hair

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

Hair

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

Hair

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

Hair

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

Hair/Makeup

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.

Amy Billingsley

Hair

Amy’s dedication to education has yielded techniques unique to her style, while keeping customer centricity first. Her color formulations, from edgy primaries to subtle hues, are applied using up to date artistry. By focusing on client’s wishes, Amy is able to enhance their natural beauty or give an elegant look for a special event. With talents that lend to precision cuts, whimsical up-dos, romantic curls, and brilliant blowouts, Amy has devoted her last fifteen years to the joy and passion that resonates in her craft.

Katie Bender

Hair

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.

Randall Dawson

Hair

Shears, brush, and flat iron are magician’s tools in the hands of Dawson, as he creates distinctive looks for brides, celebrities, socialites and the girl next door. A gifted colorist, his signature foiling technique produces dramatic and long lasting highlights. Dawson specializes in innovative up-do styles and he consistently creates flattering and individualized hair designs for his clients. So, come see Dawson for that amazing look you deserve.

Windy Jones

Skin/Makeup

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

Nails

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.

Leah Weinberg

Nails

Leah brings a unique passion to the art of healthy and beautiful manicures, pedicures, and natural looking nail enhancements. With twenty five years experience, she specializes in clinical pedicures and her concern for the health of her clients, brings her many referrals from podiatrists. With devotion to continuing education and product knowledge, Leah has perfected the art of gel polish, the latest in nail enhancement systems, both nail-friendly and natural in appearance. Leah will apply her extensive education and years of experience to render a polished look for you and your image. To schedule an appointment, please call 615-385-4397.

Barbara Bane

Massage

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.

Elina O'Connor

Hair

From Southern California to Nashville, Elina brought her roots along with her. A salon brat, Elina was born into the beauty industry. Although a fresh artist, she has worked under some of the best stylists in both salon and on set in Los Angeles. She is a sculptor when it comes to men’s cuts and likes seamless layers for long hair. She has three years of experience working under Rona O’Connor, a top colorist in the United States. Working under her, she has had the privilege to get her hands on people like Heidi Klum, Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, Blake Lively, Collin Ferrell, Lorraine Schwartz, Debra Messing, and Brooklyn Decker, to name a few. Elina believes in the integrity of your hair and aims to recreate the hair you might have had as a child: youthful, natural and beautiful. Keeping things looking natural is seamless, timeless and classy for her. Elina travels back and forth to New York and Los Angeles to take care of clients and help assist master colorists, always keeping up on new formulations and techniques.