the crew at Robert James Salon 



Owner, Stylist since 1980,  Robert opened Robert James Salon in 1984. He has been a National Cosmetology Association Board member since 1998 and was President in 2000 to 2002. Robert has studied in Paris, Milan, London, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, and Chicago.

In his spare time, Robert is an avid runner and enjoys running marathons all over the United States. He loves to cook and entertain friends and family.

Cathy started working at Robert James Salon in 1988. A prior career in nursing uniquely qualifies her to care for clients who are looking for information about skin care. In 1999, Cathy was elected president of the state chapter of the National Cosmetology Association and served for four years. In 2002, she became a member of Nail Technicians of America, which is part of the National Cosmetology Association, and taught classes locally and nationally. She also spent many years volunteering with the Look Good, Feel Better program which offers support to people challenged by cancer. Cathy also works behind the chair with a passion for updos, nail art, and client satisfaction.

She enjoys spending time with her family and being outside with her grandchildren.

Kristen Polakowski
Kristen moved to Fayetteville from Grand Rapids, Michigan via the Chicago area, where she did master haircutting for a year and a half. She's been working in the beauty industry since 1996 after completing advanced education courses and earning her educator's certificate in cutting and chemical work. She also completed course work and has been certified in hair extensions and the Brazilian Blowout system. She enjoys challenging herself by being creative with her craft and staying current with styles and techniques.

Michele has worked at Robert James Salon since 1995. She takes care of the bookkeeping, inventory, all around maintenance, and miscellaneous needs.

She enjoys adventure travel and kayaking.

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