About Us

Our Mission:

At Hair Classics we are dedicated to excellence. We strive to be unique in concept, to achieve quality service, education and commitment to our guests.

Renae Shaffer


Dreams do come true!
Renae wanted to become a hair stylist in high school but life took her in a different direction. She has been an Accountant for 35 years. When her daughters went to college she took the opportunity to go to Cana Virginia Beauty School. She joined the Hair Classics Associate program in August 2019. Having a background in accounting she was able to help Amy and Donna with bookkeeping. With the Lord guiding them every step of the way, in October 2019, Renae purchased Hair Classics.

She is so excited to serve you as a stylist and owner of the salon.

Donna Higgins


Donna graduated in 1968 from Instate Beauty Academy in Norfolk, VA. Won the Most Talented Award. She became an instructor at the Academy for 2 years. Donna then worked at Yackey Yak for 7 years. When Donna moved to Galax she opened Hair Classics in 1978 at the current location. Her daughter, Amy became her partner in 1997. In 2019 they sold the business to Renae and passed on the ownership of Hair Classics.” I’m committed to continuing education and learning new and exciting techniques. So I strive to make my guests feel and look as Fabulous as possible.”

Ashleigh Shaffner


Ashleigh Shaffner has been part of the Hair Classics family for over 12 years. She is a Senior Stylist/Educator with our team. As a second generation stylist, she specializes in cutting edge color techniques, color corrections, foil highlighting, fashion and modern cuts, as well as being a trained make-up artist. Ashleigh believes in continual education and strives to expand her knowledge for her guests. She stays updated on all the latest trends in cut and color. She places high value on listening and understanding her guests ever-changing needs. She also loves stepping “out of the box” with her creative flair.

Carrie Vass


Carrie Vass has been a hairstylist since 2013. While receiving her education through Carroll County High School, she was awarded 1st place at District Level Hair Competition and 4th place at State Level Competition. “My enthusiasm for hair has led me to Hair Classics, where my passion has grown and excelled. I enjoy my guests and love to create a variety of hair styles with excellence.” Carrie is a senior stylist/educator for our team and offers a variety of customizable services!

Autumn Fuller


Autumn is a graduate of Cana Virginia Beauty College. She has been growing her hair career since 2018. She is passionate about hair, and making her guest feel their absolute best. Autumn has a strong passion for short, textured hair and loves mastering the perfect blonde for her guest! Autumn has advanced in skill level and is always willing to help her team.

Whitney Isom


Whitney joined Hair Classics excited to start her career in the beauty industry. She has graduated from our associate program and is now available to take appointments. She enjoys doing blonde services and men’s fades.

Michelle Rosalino

Front Desk Specialist

Michelle received her cosmetology license as a graduate of Grayson County High School and joined Hair Classics as an Associate. She moved onto the floor as a full time stylist in May 2023. Michelle’s goal is to build relationships and provide the best service to every guest in her chair. Michelle continues to grow and learn so she can be the best stylist she can be! We are fortunate to have Michelle on our team!

Rebekah Clark

Front Desk Specialist

Rebekah joined our team at Hair Classics in July 2023. She is our evening Front Desk Specialist. Rebekah grew up coming to the salon as our guest so she is a natural fit! Rebekah started the Cosmetology Program at Surry Community College in January 2024 and plans to enter the Associate program with us upon completion! Rebekah is God First, then Family and Career! She is a breath of fresh air at Hair Classics. She definitely has a bright future ahead!