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.

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 Lopez


Texas-native stylist Katie Lopez 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.

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.

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!



Piper is a brow and skin perfectionist. She has worked as a licensed aesthetician in the Nashville area for 14 years and helping clients love their skin is her passion. Piper is experienced in a range of services including dermaplaning chemical peels, facials, face and body waxing, lash/brow tinting and more. Her vibrant personality and care for her clients' beauty goals keep them coming back for more. You can book your time with Piper at www.browsbypiper.com or call/text (419) 560-7913

Lori Boysen


Lori Boysen is a Nashville- based manicurist specializing in natural healthy nails. With a well earned reputation and work ethic, Lori's impressive clientele includes Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Simpson, Meghan Trainor, The Band Perry, Alabama Shakes and more. You can also see Lori's work in the pages of Harper Bazaar, Elle and Interview Magazine. To book an appointment, call or text 615-473-3381