Hair It Is
401 N Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Our Crew

Sharon Jernigan – Owner & Hairstylist
Sharon has been in the hair industry for over 52 years, opening Hair It Is in 1982. She enjoys keeping up to date with the latest hair styles and trends. She has worked with Joico and Matrix, educating and training other hairdressers over the years. She specializes in color correction, hair designing, coordinating color and new cuts. Sharon can also give you a great look for your special day, including weddings and proms.

She has a variety of creative interests that she pursues when she isn't at the salon, including gardening, dog showing and grooming, and arts & crafts.
Donald (Don) Jernigan – Co-Owner
Don was introduced to the business of hair by his wife, Sharon, in 1996. He is a native of Norfolk, and a graduate of ODU with a degree of Economics. He works in the background, supporting the business, and at the front desk, assisting our customers.

When he is not in the salon, he works as a professional dog trainer and handler, spending many weekends with his show dogs, competing at local, regional and national dog shows.
Our Crew – Hair Salon in Virginia Beach, VA
Nancy Walsh – Salon Coordinator
Nancy has been assisting our customers for the past 3 years, and has been a Hair It Is client since moving to Virginia Beach more than 10 years ago. She has degrees in Health Care and Business Administration. Her years of experience working with various businesses and international organizations have allowed her to develop her sense of customer focus and service. Working with people provides her with the energy and challenges that she enjoys.

She loves spending time with her husband and their family, including their 4 grandchildren. She also enjoys cooking and traveling.
Tiffany Carpenter - Hairstylist
Tiffany has had a passion for hairdressing since she was a child, and that has never changed. She started at Hair It Is as an apprentice 13 years ago. Her true passion is hair color, but she truly loves every aspect of doing hair.

Tiffany is married and she and her husband have a beautiful daughter and two sweet dogs. When Tiffany is not having fun doing hair at Hair It Is, she can be found at Ocean View Church, working with the children. She also loves working out.
Tiffany Carpenter – Hair Salon in Virginia Beach, VA
Katelyn Badjue – Hair Stylist
Katie is a creative hairstylist who loves art, and hair is her easel! Born and raise in Virginia, she has been a stylist for 10 years and loves to style clients with the newest trends in hair design. She specializes in hair coloring, cutting and styling for all types of hair, (straight, wavy, and curly), braiding, and up-dos.

She enjoys spending her spare time with her wonderful husband and daughter, and with her family and friends. She is all about family. She is also out in the field ministry on her days off. She is a firm believer that true happiness comes from being conscious of spiritual needs and in God's word. She also loves swimming, singing and cooking.
Vanessa Wommack – Hair Stylist
Vanessa is an experienced hair stylist who has grown up in the industry. She has 27 years of experience. She started as a shampoo assistant in middle school, worked at her family's hair salon, worked for herself, and is now part of the Hair It Is team. She has certifications and extensive color knowledge and is most passionate about highlighting and hair coloring, as well as hair styling and up-dos for special occasions.

She is a life-long resident of Virginia Beach. When she isn't doing hair, she enjoys spending time with her family and their dogs, working on genealogy, and baking.
Cindy Atwood - Nail Technician
Cindy is a native of Virginia Beach. She has 29 years of experience in the Beauty industry, joining the Hair It Is team in 2009. She takes great pride in her work. She specializes in manicures, pedicures, and gel nails. Cindy also does beautiful nail extensions. Cindy's favorite products are OPI and Creative Nail Design.

She enjoys spending time with her family and her granddaughter.
Sydney Abnet - Hair Stylist
Sydney is a creative thinker, positive and out-going. She is a graduate of the Rudy and Kelly Academy and has been with Hair It Is for over a year. Her passion lies in the art of color, but also loves to do make-up for any occasion, hair styling and blow outs, up-dos, men's cuts and dread lock upkeep.
Casey Montarez
Casey is a graduate of the Rudy and Kelly Academy. She is currently assisting at the front desk. Casey has a real talent for doing make-up and finishing hair for proms and weddings.
Contact our hair salon and day spa in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to request
an appointment with one of our talented stylists for your next color or trim.