Welcome to 1051 Salon & Spa.
We are a premier full service Salon & Spa with a passionate and talented group of stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists serving Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and surrounding areas of coastal southeastern North Carolina. We invite you to come in so we can meet you and give you a tour of our facility.
Amy Dickson- Owner / Stylist
Amy is a Wilmington native ,she has been in the industry since 1992, it has been a life long dream to have her own salon and she has created a relaxing elegant experience but with a personal feel! Amy is very passionate about her work and strives to continue to provide the latest trends as well as the classics ,her continuing education for her self as well as her staff will ensure that you have the best style possible. She has put together an amazing team of stylists and spa professionals for everyone to experience 1051 salon and spa!
Becca Semon- Salon & Spa Manager
I am a licensed cosmetologist who specialized early on with spray tanning and salon management. I had been in the cosmetology field for over twelve years before I decided to pursue my love for baking; leading me to become a pastry chef for four years. Only after working endless hours and perfecting my baking skills did I realize how much I missed the salon atmosphere, so I decided to give it another try. I was extremely lucky to finally find my home at 1051 Salon and Spa! It has brought me immense joy to work in an establishment with such a strong, passionate, and talented group of people who have entrusted me to be their manager. When I am not working in the salon I stay busy with another one of my passions, which is charity work. Not only do I participate in a number of events around the community throughout the year; I am also in charge of overseeing our salon’s annual She Rocks Cut-A-Thon. In addition, I belong to three local marketing groups and one women's empowerment group. All of that being said, I am beyond thrilled to have a seat on the She Rocks Organization board and cannot wait to represent our community!
Alicia B. Benton - Colorist/Stylist/ L'Anza Educator
Alicia is a native of Wilmington who has been a hair stylist for 16 years. Her passion for the industry lead her to become an educator for L’ANZA Healing HairCare. For six years she has traveled the U.S. and Canada as a platform artist, Education Development Specialist, trainer and Advanced Healing Artist for L’ANZA. She has trained with and has been mentored by the leaders in the beauty industry. She is excited to bring her experiences and expertise back to her home town. She specializes in both color and cutting and is dedicated to individualizing both to suit her clients’ unique personalities. “No matter where your path leads you….take pride in what you do and share with others your gifts, without hesitation or expectation of gratitude. Satisfaction comes with a job well done.”
Annette Kennedy- Colorist/Stylist
Originally from Columbus Ohio, Annette now considers Wilmington to be her home. With 25 years of experience she has a loyal clientele, but always welcomes new clients! Annette keeps her skills current by traveling to hair shows and has studied at Redken Exchange in NYC and is certified with DevaCurl. "I love coming to work everyday and making people feel good about themselves!”
Brittney Dickson- Colorist/Stylist/ L'Anza Educator
Hi, I am the daughter of Amy Dickson who inspired me to become the stylist that I am today. I have nine years of experience and trained at the Paul Mitchell Academy in Virginia. I am originally from San Diego, CA but have found my home in Wilmington, NC. where I established and since flourished in my career. I specialize in color, wedding hair and make-up. I have also enjoyed my roll as a L'Anza educator for the past three years. You are sure to enjoy a positive and professional experience when your in my chair.
Gena Fernandez - Esthetician
A licensed Esthetician since 2003, Gena has acquired comprehensive experience and training in all aspects of skin care. Possessing extensive understanding in body waxing, PCA chemical peels and skin care treatments using Yonka products. Gena specializes in Xtreme eyelash extensions; a revolutionary product that provides longer, more luscious lashes. She has been an Xtreme certified lash stylist for 10 years. Possessing a passion for helping you feel more confident in your skin, she aims to educate you on skin care and treatments to help you maintain healthy and radiant skin.
Hollis King - Colorist/Stylist/Extension Specialist
Hello, I'm Hollis and I was born and raised here in beautiful Wilmington, NC. I started my hair journey in Nashville, TN where I went to school and worked at a Redken Professional salon. My passion to learn all things hair has lead me from east to west coast where I have trained at the Bumble and Bumble Academy and Deva Curl in NYC as well as a becoming a certified extension specialist with Hair Dreams USA. I love creating natural looking highlights, complimentary tones, and I would love to help create a fabulous look for you that will work great with your lifestyle. My goal is to help women and men alike achieve a style that is manageable in the salon and at home. I am so excited to be a part of this team and to introduce to my clients what the 1051 VIP experience is all about.
Hope Burton - Colorist/Stylist/Extension Specialist
Hope has loved being a hairstylist since 2006. She will love creating your signature look through hair and makeup. Hope firmly believes a great look starts with a strong consultation. She always takes the time to understand every client’s needs and expectations. Hope believes your hair is your permanent accessory. She has traveled the country continuing her education so your look is guaranteed to be beautiful and current. Through her positive attitude and professional expertise you are sure to enjoy your salon experience.
Joy C. Balderson - Colorist/Stylist
Joy began her career in 1999 as the assistant to a senior stylist at one of Wilmington's premiere salons. After graduating from UNCW with her bachelor's degree in business management, Joy quickly realized she didn't quite feel at home in the corporate world and decided to explore her interest in the beauty industry by enrolling in the cosmetology program at a local Community College. It wasn't long before Joy knew this was her destined path. After years of experience, Joy has acquired a diverse and loyal clientele. She has also had the privilege of training under some of the world's foremost beauty industry artists. By attending trade shows and educational events, Joy continues to further her knowledge and hone her craft behind the chair. While Joy provides a wide variety of services, her true passion is combining cut and color to create a customized look unique to each of her guests. However hair isn't Joy's only love. Some of her favorite things include coffee, scarves, cardigans, birds, organic foods, chocolate chip cookies and hearts!
Kathrine Pope - Nail Technician
Hi, I am 1051's nail tech extraordinaire. I was trained by the one and only Pamela Stelling here in Wilmington in addition to being a Creative Nail Master Technician. My goal is to provide each client with beautiful nails as well as an amazing experience. I'm confident your visit to 1051 will be a great time and provide great results. When I'm not making nails beautiful, my free time is spent with my husband and daughter loving life. Thanks... Katherine.
Kelly Andrews - Asp
Kelly is a native of Wilmington. She brings over 20 years of experience to 1051 Salon and Spa. She is absolutely excited to be a part of this amazing team. Kelly is a master dimensional colorist and perfectionist in precision and razor cutting. She also does Brazilian blowouts, keratin smoothing treatments, and if you need more length or fullness, she offers So-Cap extensions. She is a true professional and has a passion for delighting her guests.
"Your hair is your best accessory! Hair is personal and should suit the person that wears it. Consultation in key. It is my desire to have everyone leave our salon and spa feeling amazing inside and out.""
Linzy Ewing - Licensed Esthetician
Linzy always had a love for skincare and makeup growing up which she turned into a career after attending the esthetician program at Santa Monica College in CA. She also studied at the Dermal Institute for advanced skincare and received her makeup artist certification from Studio Makeup Academy in Hollywood. After working in the film industry for several years she began building an esthetics business here in Wilmington and added becoming an advanced Xtreme Lash artist to her resume. Whether you are looking for an exhilarating customized facial, a beautiful makeup look for a wedding or event or a full set of Xtreme lashes, Linzy is your girl!
Melissa McNeely Hernandez- Licensed Skincare and Bodywork Therapist LMBT#2003
Hello everyone! I am one of the licensed skincare and bodywork therapists here at 1051! I have 18+ years of experience in massage therapy. I also recently added skincare to my list of services, and will soon be adding Xtreme lashes in October. I have worked in a European style spa providing relaxing therapies and also in the medical field assisting doctors that treat pain. I have medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, and dentists who all refer clients to me to help them with their pain. Whether your stress is mind or body, I am here to assist you. I can help with muscular tension from daily stress, TMJ, old/repetitive injuries, or provide a customized facial to help you relax. I can combine the two in a treatment called a 'Fassage' for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation service! Not to worry, I will work with you to find what works best for you. I believe no "body" is the same, so no treatment will be exactly the same. I would be my honor to share the gift of healing with you! Blessings, Melissa.
Jacob Sickles- Colorist/Stylist
I am very fortunate to have found what I love doing early on. As a stylist for 22 yrs now I have gotten to work with a lot of great people. I started my career in the early 90s at Bangz Hair salon where I workedfor 12 years. From there I joined my old friend and mentor Steve Ward at Steven Ward Hair. Where we collaborated artistically to create fashion and music videos. After being there for 9 years I rejoined some of my old colleagues from Bangz here at 1051 salon.
Kelly Kennedy Ashby - Licensed Massage Therapist NCBMBT#11580
Kelly has been a massage therapist since 2008. Since childhood, she has always loved caring for others. She obtained a BS from East Carolina University in Recreational Therapy. She worked in the field for several years, but wanted to explore other healing modalities. Massage was just the right fit. Kelly is passionate about bringing peace and comfort to the clients she works with. Her clients leave feeling calm in both body and mind. Kelly specializes in head, neck and upper back work. She uses a combination of deep tissue, stretching, and Swedish massage to attend to each client's needs. Schedule your appointment today!!