Meet The Staff


Sandra Hasting

Owner, Lead Hairstylist (HWY 98 Location)

Sandra Hasting has been in the beauty industry for 35+ years. She opened Changes Hair Studio in 2007 and is committed to serving the Baldwin County area with integrity and skill. As a classically-trained haircutter, she creates beautiful, strong shapes in her haircuts and utilizes color to emphasize those shapes.

When Sandra is not working behind the chair, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her family. She is a self-proclaimed movie aficionado and always has new Netflix recommendations!


Jami Gentry

Manager, Lead Hairstylist (HWY 181 Location)

Jami Gentry was raised in the beauty industry, and began her career in 2012. She is a precision haircutter who loves clean lines and classic shapes; as a colorist, she loves to create rich, dramatic looks to suit her clients' personalities.

Jami became a mother to a precious baby girl in 2019. She loves to spend time with her husband watching their daughter learn and grow.


Hope Russo

Assistant Manager, Hairstylist (HWY 98 Location)

Hope is a self-described texture advocate who loves performing both artificial wave and keratin smoothing services. She is particularly skilled in color correction. Hope also enjoys working with clients who require accommodations. 

Hope is currently completing her college degree. She is married, has five pets, and loves to talk about books & current events. 


Candy Saxon

Hairstylist (HWY 181 Location)

Candy Saxon started her career in the beauty industry in 2011. She has an eye for light and texture and loves blonding services. Candy is also a professional hair product advocate who loves getting her clients into a regimen customized just for them.

Candy prioritizes her faith and her sweet family. She also loves to cook!



Kayla Puckett

Hairstylist (HWY 98 Location)

Kayla has a fresh take on the beauty industry and a phenomenal eye for color. We are so happy to welcome her to the Changes family and look forward to watching her build her business.

Kayla is engaged to be married. She lives full-time with her Jack Russell mix puppy, Ollie, and spends her weekends with her fiancé in Mississippi.


Jess Byrd

Hairstylist (HWY 181 Location)

Jess is a talented colorist with an eye for dramatic transformations. She is also skilled in fading and men's haircutting.

Jess looks forward to taking fun vacations and making memories with her daughter. 

Marian Bowman

Marian Bowman

Part-time Hairstylist (HWY 98 Location)

Marian is a veteran of the industry, and previously owned her own salon in Illinois (her home state). She is skilled in all hairstyling, but has a special passion for short hair.

Marian loves landscaping, decorating, and spending time with her grandsons. 


Lorie Grisham

Hairstylist (HWY 181 Location)

Lorie has now been an addition to Changes for 2 years. She moved here from Atlanta previously owned her salon for 10 years and with over 25 years of experience in Haircuts, color/highlights and Specializing with Bridal Up-Do's!


Lorie enjoys the beach, friends & family visits, eating great food and shares her faith making Scripture Booklets from the Bible.


Karla Edwards

Part-time Hairstylist (HWY 98 Location)

Karla has been in the beauty industry for decades, and has worked all over the country. She brings that knowledge to her clients and coworkers at Changes on a part-time basis.

Karla loves Nascar, spending time with her friends, and coming home to her two sweet pets. 



Taylor Steiner

Hairstylist (HWY 181 Location)

Taylor is our newest addition to Changes Hair Studio, but she fits in like she was always here.