enV Salon Color Bar Owner + Master Stylist
Owner / Master Stylist
Hey, I’m Joey, the owner of enV Salon and I’m a very passionate person when it comes to my family here at enV. Growing up in a small town in eastern NC, I learned the value of hard work. At the age of thirteen, during my summer break, I could usually be found working in the tobacco fields at five AM. No matter the task, I was always willing to work hard and do the best job that I could. My determination opened many doors for me along the way. After graduating from UNCW with a degree in Marine Biology and Theatre, I decided to explore more of the world. I moved to Hollywood, and after 6 months realized that the “Hollywood lifestyle” was not for me. I then made the choice to move back to the east coast where I knew I could plant my roots. Once back, I worked several different jobs but nothing would quite satisfy what I looked for in a career. That was until I learned all that the hair industry had to offer.
My future mentor told him “You can do anything in hair, from Research and Development, to working behind the chair, to sales, to management, etc.” and my career in hair began! Going back to school at age 25, I was one of the oldest in his class, but that only drove me to move faster and gain as much knowledge as I could. Obtaining my license in record time, I then went on to get my teaching license, another true passion of mine that I carry into the business.
Fast forward 20 years, I have been the successful co-owner and business partner of Atomic Salon LLC, which I helped expand from 7 stylist in 2004 to two locations and 20 employees in 2011. Also during this time I found the love of my life, started a family with two beautiful daughters who are both daddy’s girls, obtained my glider pilots license, started riding motorcycles, pursued my passion for bass fishing, learned wakeboarding, flyboarding, snowboarding, and just about any other sport that includes a board.
Being such a busy man was wonderful but also led to many new challenges and not to mention lack of time with my family. With all that on my plate, I made one of the biggest decisions for my career. In 2014, I chose to break away from Atomic, and begin a new chapter in my life; a chapter that would afford me more time at home with my family. All of this led to the creation of Sky Parlor Salon. A place where family comes first and a strong dedication to the craft of hairstyling is still strong. Thirteen years into my career, I found the tables were turned and now I am the mentor, and that is a lifelong dream to a person who has the heart of a teacher.
In 2021, I had another amazing opportunity to transition my career even further. I was able to purchase enV Salon Color Bar and finally step into being a mentor 100% of the time. My career path has been able to transition into a teaching role for my staff at Sky Parlor Salon as well as at enV Salon and my true passion in life is finally a reality. Being able to take my knowledge and experience of my 20+ years in the hair industry and to instill that knowledge into the next generation of hair stylists is so exciting for me! I love teaching and explaining techniques and skills to my staff and being able to meet a whole new group of employees and guests at enV Salon has been such an amazing experience that I cherish everyday when I come into the salon!