Shannon Atkinson (who also goes by Shannon Aldridge these days) is the owner and manager of Poppy Salon.
She began her career with Mitchell’s Hair Styling in Southpoint Mall in Durham in January of 2009 after graduating from Cosmetology School. At Mitchell’s she quickly established a reputation as a very accomplished stylist with an innate ability to solve problems and manage customers. After establishing a loyal following at Mitchells, in May of 2012 she took the first step toward operating her own salon and became a booth renter at a privately owned salon located in SW Durham. In her two years there she continued to build upon her professional experience and expand her client base. In April 2014, Shannon relocated to another salon continuing as a booth renter. Working in other salons has given Shannon valuable insight in the operational side of the salon business and helped to refine her vision for what would become Poppy Salon.
Shannon is passionate about her salon, her clients, and all of those who visit Poppy Salon. Shannon is dedicated to working with each client to create the individual style that gives them the look and confidence they deserve. It is her goal to ensure that everyone has a positive experience, and most of all, everyone leaves feeling great about their hair and themselves.
Shannon’s specialties include:
- creating rich dimensional hair color;
- difficult corrective color challenges;
- easy to manage, precision hair cuts; and
- Bridal hair & up-dos;
Shannon lives in nearby Brier Creek with her husband Bryson, their daughter Ella and fur-babies Willow (American Foxhound) & Pumpkin (Maine-coon cat.)
To book an appointment with Shannon Atkinson visit the contact page or call Poppy Salon at (919) 246-6222.