Salt + Waves Salon Now Open in Leander
With the Austin-RR area growing at a rate of approximately 152 people per day (Austin Business Journal), more and more people are choosing to settle down in Austin’s suburbs to the north. One of these suburbs, Leander, was ranked the fastest growing city in the nation in previous years and continues to not only see strong population growth, but also a rise in business and development growth. Two local women teamed up to pursue their dreams of opening up their very own salon. Read their story below and check out the salon’s transformation.
Libby Bednarek and Cassidee Johnson met years ago at Austin Aveda Institute where Libby was employed and Cassidee was attending. “Cassidee always stood out from the crowd, as an exceptionally talented and upstanding student, she caught everyone’s attention.” Cassidee would go to Libby for support throughout her time during school, and their friendship took off from there.
Libby and Cassidee wanted to create a salon environment that is welcoming, high end, where their team and guests feel comfortable, valued and well taken care of. From stylist to our guests, they hope by cultivating a nourishing, positive, team oriented, beautiful environment, everyone will enjoy being part of the Salt + Waves Salon community.
Owners Libby Bednarek (left) and Cassidee Johnson (right).
Based in dedicated care Salt + Waves Salon is a collaborative, creative, and welcoming community where we thrive on providing our guests with amazing customer service and technical excellence; providing a variety of hair services utilizing products chosen for their high quality and advanced performance.
Owner Libby Bednarek has built a name for herself in the beauty industry through integrity, continuous hard work, desire to reach new goals, and leads with an infectious positive attitude.
She began her journey at Duncan Brothers Barber School in Oklahoma City. Afterward, she spent 9 years as a hairstylist where she grew her passion and pursued her strength in the business side of the hair industry. Libby then moved into her career path at the Austin Aveda Institute and following managed multi-location salons where she successfully led style teams, management teams, and gained a larger perspective of the industry with strengths in teaching the best in customer service, marketing, style, and support.
Through this experience and motivation, naturally, the next step was to open Salt + Waves Salon alongside her business partner and lead stylist Cassidee Johnson.
Owner Cassidee Johnson is an award-winning stylist and her work has been featured in Austin Bridal Magazine.
After 2 years of business school, she made the decision to follow her passion for hair and style. She attended Austin Aveda Institute where she met her now business partner Libby Bednarek.
Cassidee loves her hair people and they love her back, from cut, color, style, to Wedding hair and Habit Hand-tied extensions. Cassidee’s motto has always been, “Do what you love!” Her heart and passion show in her art and style with those who sit in her chair.
Salt+Waves Grand Opening
Or visit Salt + Waves Salon at 3550 Lakeline Blvd Ste 175 (11.58 mi)
Leander, Texas 78641.