Gilda Santiago and Christine DiBenedetto, two girls with curls, met over two decades ago and decided they had an idea for a salon whose time had come. A place where the educated stylist wants to continue learning and the educated client wants to be served, included, and heard. Wink is the result. 

Since opening the doors in 2005, Wink has been awarded one of the BEST OF in Mountain Xpress' Readers Poll from 2005 to 2019 - every single year.




Education is a big deal at Wink, because we want to do more than stay current.
We want to explore, invent and collaborate.

One of the ways Wink is exceptional (and we say this with humility and pride) is Wink University.

Wink U is our in-house education series hosted monthly. Every member of the Wink team has skills to share and gets an opportunity to showcase his or her talents by instructing a Wink U session. We also bring in top educators from Goldwell, Rene Furterer, Oribe, DEVA CURL, Rene Furterer and others. We've found that most of our stylists were attracted to Wink because of Wink U and our dedication to continued education. We all love our monthly gatherings to listen, learn and grow together. 

Interested in being a model for one of our upcoming classes? Volunteering as a model means complimentary hair services for you. LIKE us on Facebook and watch for our posts calling for models. You may also send us an email, salon@ilovewink.com or give us a call (828.277.4070) and let us know that you'd like to be consider for future model opportunities.