For over 22 years, Special Effects Hair Design of Annapolis has been serving the greater Annapolis area. Our continued professional services in a warm and friendly environment make our salon unique -- an experience you will want to continue for a lifetime! We are there to provide you with the artistic and creative look you have been searching for. Whether you'd like just a cut and style, or a whole new you with color and highlights, we will be able to transform you as you please. Feel free to stop by and meet with us and discuss your future look.
We proudly use Wella color, and offer a wide variety of retail products, including Sebastian, Pureology, Brazilian Blowout, Big Sexy, Rusk, Provana, Matrix, and Biolage. We can also special order products based on your needs.
Special Effects takes great pride in the longevity of our stylists. Not only are they extremely talented, they have the unique bond of being together for many, many years!
Sally Roberts Russell
Born and raised in the Annapolis area, she brings a creative touch to hair that is untouchable. From her incredible razor cuts to her meticulous foiling and coloring, it's a pleasure to be in her chair. With 28 years of experience, and 18 with Special Effects, you can't go wrong!
Tracy Coleman Wilson
Our energizer! Tracy's enthusiasm in life transfers directly to her ability behind the chair. Her complete knowledge of coloring, perming and cutting are hard to match. From the wonderful greeting and consultation to the final snip of her scissors, you will be pampered and emerge looking fabulous. Tracy has 24 years of experience -- 21 years with us.
From the moment you sit in her chair, you feel special. Kathy will cater your hair to your lifestyle to make you look incredible. Whether it's for a special occasion or everyday life, she can make your day happier through her abilities in cutting, coloring, and perming. After 24 years -- and 21 with us -- she can do whatever you need to feel and look beautiful!
Class from head to toe! Her never-ending knowledge of product and the way it transforms your hair are outstanding. Her foiling, coloring and cutting skills are superb. She brings a sophisticated look to all her hair designs. Men's hair has never looked better. Carol-Ann has 17 years of experience -- the last seven with us.
After 38 years of doing hair, there is not much that Gwen isn't good at! She has seen many different styles during her 22 years at Special Effects in Annapolis. She loves children and older people, and is comfortable with all those in between.
Margaret Trott Phipps
An Annapolis native with 39 years of experience, Margaret is most comfortable with an older clientele. She enjoys perming, cutting, coloring and roller sets, and has pampered her clients for the the past ten years at Special Effects.
One of our newest members of the Special Effects family! Cathy is an Annapolis native and has been doing hair in the area for over 30 years. Her ability and knowledge of all aspects of hair are amazing. She excels in perms, foils and coloring.
Another fine addition to our family! We are extremely lucky to have found Jamie. She is an outstanding stylist with a complete understanding of hair. She loves to foil and color and her men's haircuts are fantastic. Great with people, and a nice, easy going personality. Jamie has been doing hair for 12 years.
and introducing our newest two stylists:
Dawn is our newest stylist, specializing in all aspects of Hair Design. She is a certified hair color specialist, with additional expertise in custom coloring, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, specialized perms, and Great Lengths Hair Extensions. She has over 20 years of experience in the Annapolis area.
Brittany is another welcome addition to the Special Effects family. She began her career as a stylist in 2007. She is certified in hair extensions, the Brazilian Blowout, and all aspects of hair, nails, waxing, and makeup application. Brittany recently relocated from South Carolina and is eager to establish herself in Annapolis.
Ellen Wells Taylor, Co-Owner and Stylist
Ellen enjoys hair of all types. She was trained in precision cuts and can master most any cowlick! She thoroughly enjoys coloring and highlighting, and loves people of all ages and the diversity that they bring to her career. Ellen has been doing hair for 33 years.
Deborah Lynn Durling, Co-Owner and Stylist
Raised in the greater Annapolis area, Debbie is our early bird! If you need a hair cut, color or perm before work, she is your stylist. Her 25 years of experience and her vision with hair are outstanding.
Our go-to girl! She is not a stylist, but other than hair, she does just about anything you need in the salon. Make appointments, order products, shampoo your hair, even order your lunch if need be. Just ask and Sue can do... Sue has been with us 14 years!
Our evening shampoo assistant. What a treat to have one of her magical shampoos! Elaine keeps us running like a well-oiled machine.
Call us for your next appointment at 410.263.8266 or 410.266.0792.