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Meet Your Stylist

A Cut Above Hair Design

Tracie Ackerman

Hi, I'm Tracie! I opened A Cut Above Hair Design in 2005 and have 25 years experience behind the chair. I strive to make everyone feel pampered, beautiful and important while they are in my chair.  One of the things I love most about my job is the lasting relationships I create with my clients.  


I feel that hair color should compliment my clients' natural beauty which is why my passion is to create natural looking hair color through the latest dimensional coloring techniques.  I stay current with the hair industry as it is constantly changing, by taking hands-on classes as well as using many online sources to keep myself refreshed and up to date on the latest trends and techniques.  I have completed a 4-day Redken Hair Color Authority Course, become certifed as a Redken Shades EQ Color Specialist and continue to further broaden my knowledge, creativity and passion for hair color.  I am a certified Sunlights Balayage artist as well as certified in French Haircutting.


My goal is to work with you to figure out the best hair care strategy that fits your life style and budget.  I always say I love a challenge, and finding creative solutions to get you to your hair goal is what I do best!  



My clients always look forward to my heavenly shampoos and fantastic conditioning treatment featuring a refreshing peppermint scalp massage!  My clients feel comfortable knowing they can come in and talk about whatever they want, or nothing at all.  But they always leave feeling better than when they came in!

When I'm not working at the chair, I love spending time with my son playing badminton in the backyard.  My husband of 23 years and I like to stay healthy, so you might find us on the nearest hiking trail or in our home gym.  I'm also a sucker for a great coffee flight or trying out a new coffee shop with my coffee buddy. To relax, you can find me on my front porch with our 2 rescue dogs, a cup of coffee and whatever book I'm currently reading.

Tracie Ackerman-Owner/Stylist
Ashley Rettig-Independent Stylist

Ashley Rettig

Meet Ashley, an exceptionally talented independent stylist at A Cut Above Hair Design.


With a passion for short haircuts, men's cuts, and a wide range of color services from classic blondes to vibrant coppers and daring fashion colors, Ashley brings a dynamic skill set to the salon.

Ashley's expertise goes beyond haircuts and color. She is also skilled in waxing, makeup, and bridal services, ensuring all your beauty needs are met under one roof. Whether you're preparing for a special occasion or just looking to refresh your everyday look, Ashley is here to assist with expertise and a creative touch.

Looking ahead, Ashley is excited to expand her repertoire by adding hair extension services, offering even more ways to enhance your style and self-expression.

Ashley has been a licensed Cosmetologist for five years and continues to further her education in the services she provides. From traveling to hair shows to modeling in shows, Ashley is passionate about all realms of the industry.

Outside of the salon, Ashley enjoys traveling, working out at the gym, and attending classes at flex yoga. Spending time with her family is one of the most important things to her, and she loves traveling back and forth to South Carolina to see her friends and family.

Ashley's favorite thing is providing a specialized experience for each of her guests and creating a personalized look. From barber cutting to customized short to long hairstyles, and advanced coloring techniques for any hair color, Ashley loves it all. Whether it's the biggest color correction or just a monthly touch up, getting to work closely with her guests is what it's all about.

Ashley also provides all traveling services for hair and makeup for special events, weddings, maternity, and professional photoshoot sessions.

Ashley is truly excited to be at A Cut Above and can't wait to meet her guests and any future guests here!

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