About Us

Studio 180 Salon is located in the historic district of Cary, North Carolina. It is a renowned boutique hair salon that focuses on fine hair care and product support, special occasions and general fashion consulting.

The studio is on the second floor of Chocolate Smiles Village and directly across from the Matthews House of Cary, a prominent historic site for weddings and special events. Our new location is welcoming and spacious, as we emphasize personal care with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

Our work is the product of talented and highly educated hair stylists. With 20 years of experience in the hair industry our focus is providing impeccable service, consistent quality, and outstanding product selection. Ensuring that our clients are pleased with their services and that they get what they want at a fair price is always our goal.

Look and feel your very best! Call us for an appointment and let us turn your look around!

Our Staff


AnnaAnna Smith is owner and Creative Director of Studio 180 Salon. Working with clients to come up with styles specific to their needs is the most important thing to her- She specializes in hairstyling, color, and special occasion hair. Whether you want a contemporary or classic cut, or a funky avant-garde style with color, you will be pleased with the experience you have with Anna as well as the result.

Anna has been in the industry for 20+ years and regularly styles hair for fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings and other special occasions. Her professional focus is on precision cutting and creative coloring techniques, and she is gifted with artistic vision and attention to detail. Many of her makeovers, articles, and photo shoots have been locally published.


ReneeRenee has a wealth of experience in the salon industry and hair is a life long passion for her. She excels in all types of cutting, coloring, styling and special occasion hair, not to mention beautiful makeup application and facial waxing services. Renee’s experience has led her into teaching new techniques to other stylists as an industry educator and she enjoys sharing what she knows to make the team around her stronger. Her color skills make her an expert in the science of correcting unwanted color results. Because of her love of the art of doing hair, she believes that continued education, staying up to date on all trends, and building a good relationship with her clients is key to her success.

“The fun still hasn’t stopped and I am glad that I have made it a career-I was the one with no hair on my Barbie’s head, and I was also the girl doing all of my girlfriend’s prom updos and makeup with no time to do my own. If you are looking for a fun, talented hairstylist then I’m your girl!”


LissaLissa has had a passion for the art of doing hair all of her life and she has already established herself as a solid foundation for the future of Studio 180 Salon. She excels in a wide range of techniques including long hair styling, cutting, and up-dos, Her passion is color – particularly alluring reds. Lissa is a firm believer of our Schwarzkopf color products, including the new revolutionary hilighting product Blondeme . She also does beautiful work with makeup artistry and facial waxing services to complete your look. Her goal is to give you the look you want by providing excellent service, and she focuses on listening to what you have to say, understanding your needs and respecting the health and integrity of your hair. Lissa strives for continual education to stay at the forefront of her craft with current knowledge of new products and services available.


AnthonyAnthony is the central administrator for the salon and, as Anna’s husband, is also a General Managing Partner. There is a lot more to Studio 180 Salon than meets the eye or hair and most of those things are what Anthony takes care of. These areas would include: administrative operations; (IT) Information Technology; public and community relations; design, branding and marketing.