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 Our mission is to provide our guests with an extraordinary experience through advanced education, creativity and passion.

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Untangled Salon’s goal is to enhance our clients’ personal image with the aide of the most caring, educated, motivated and professional staff possible, in an environment that promotes friendliness, courtesy, respect and pampering. Untangled Salon works as a structured team that strives to provide affordable upscale quality hair care to the Lake Norman and surrounding areas.  

We use professional color created and perfected by a hair stylist and chemist, Jack Winn, who uses only level 4 pharmaceutical botanical ingredients which include Argan Oil for superior hair healing and shine; Rice Protein to strengthen the hair; Aloe Vera to protect and soothe the scalp; and Calendula Extract to soften your hair.  

Our stylists are talented and trained professionals who are passionate about constantly learning and bringing new techniques and technology to you!  Click the “Book Online” button  to reserve your personalized appointment now.

Our Location in Cornelius  centrally located between Lake Norman and Charlotte NC

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A finished style that will be sure to turn heads. just be sure to let them know your secret when they stop you on the street!


Explore the potential of color when imagination and expertise come together.


For a bad hair day “pick-me-up”, to prepare for an important meeting or looking for a great style for an important night out, we can help.

Our Team

Lori DiDonato

Lori DiDonato



In 1999, Lori moved to the area from the Pittsburgh suburbs, she was tired of corporate America.  She was looking for something new - something exciting and challenging - cosmetology.   Ms. DiDonato is constantly learning and dedicating her time to expanding her knowledge of the latest beauty trends to meet clients needs.

Today, Lori owns and works at Untangled Salon.  She is passionate about providing unsurpassed customer service, and unrivaled hair designs.   Lori specializes in HairDreams human hair extensions, all color techniques and hair cutting.  All of Lori’s colors are customized to her individual clients needs.  She regularly attends an educator’s summit for the pharmaceutical grade botanical color offered at Untangled.   Lori not only educates her team at Untangled, but also other stylists around the country.

She is an active listener and can understand the challenges expressed by clients to exceed their expectations.  Lori educates her staff and customers on the products and techniques required to maintain their styles at home.

Lori believes in continually educating and stay abreast of all the latest and most sought after beauty trends.   She also has a passion for a healthy lifestyle.  In her limited spare time, you will find her at the gym, with her pup, Beastie, working in her landscaping, or spending time with her daughter.  

Ms. DiDonato sees clients on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Lori’s favorite product is Jack Winn Pro’s VitaSilk and Prime Shine.   You can order online for home delivery at







Crystal has been a stylist since 1998.   She originates from Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to this area to be closer to her brother and his family.  Having been raised by a mom who was a stylist, and going to work with her while Crystal was in her teens, the passion for hair and the beauty industry is in her blood.  Crystal has done most everything there is to do in a salon, including owning her own salon for eight years.  

Crystal specializes in color of all techniques, perms, scissor cuts, and razor cuts.  She keeps current on all her hair styling skills by attending continuing education on a regular basis.  Crystal enjoys working with perms, as well  

She says she loves the environment at Untangled and the clients here.  “The salon is friendly and fun, and I felt welcomed the moment I walked in the door for my interview.”

In her spare time, Crystal enjoys time with her husband, two step-children, and extended family.    

Crystal sees clients on  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.




Kim Gelina

Kim Gelina


 Kim made a major life changing move from Rochester, New York, to Cornelius, NC, because of the weather and of course, our friendly and welcoming community.   Kim has been practicing since 1981 after graduating from Wayne Technical Center in New York.  Prior to moving and joining the team at Untangled Salon, Ms. Gelina was a self-employed hair stylist for over 20 years.

Kim says she loves the team work environment, drive for exceptional customer service and the continual education provided at Untangled Salon.  Kim enjoys meeting new people, being creative and helping others to feel great about how they look.  

Her favorite services are cuts, color, highlighting techniques, perms, keratin smoothing treatments, and hand-tied extensions.   Gelina’s quiet and thoughtful demeanor lend to her patient and caring style of taking care of her clients who she sees on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

 Her favorite product in our take-home care for your hair is Prime Shine and  BAM humidity armor.   You can purchase in the salon or online at: 


Breanna Kelly

Breanna Kelly

Stylist/Salon Coordinator


Breanna Kelly is a North Carolina native originating from the Hickory/Iron Station area.   Breanna graduated Aveda Institute in Charlotte in 2016 and spent two years with a focus in men’s hair cutting while building her color clientele.  Ms. Kelly enjoys being a part of the team at Untangled.   She says she loves the fun,  yet professional atmosphere where she is able to focus her passion and dedication to excellence.    Breanna’s bubbly personality has helped to catapult her success at Untangled in a short amount of time.

Bre excels at highlighting, balayage and vivids.  She is proficient in microlink extensions, tape in extensions and invisible row hand tied extensions.

Her favorite products are Jack Winn BioBond System and Jack Winn Daydream styling lotion.  You can grab these products at your visit or order online at




Heidi Caton is originally from Buffalo, New York.  She sees clients on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.    

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Heidi Caton

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