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Ashley Blair Salon is committed to providing customers with exceptional service. Whether you’re looking to get pampered or need to prepare for an upcoming event, I promise to bring your vision to life and to highlight your best features to make you look stunning. Read on to learn more about me and please stop and say hi in person next time you’re in the area!

Ashley Benitez

Owner | Hair Artist 

Welcome! I am the owner of Ashley Blair Salon, a private studio located in River Reflections Luxury Suites- Downtown Hudson, WI. While I have just recently made the move to Hudson for my business, I have been my own boss for 4 years. Formally I had my own studio in Woodbury, MN at a collective space called Salons by JC. Why the move from Woodbury to Hudson? My career truly began in Hudson, and that is where most of my clients are from. I have gained so many wonderful clients while starting out on my own in Woodbury, but it was time for me to come back to my old stomping grounds. I have been active in the hair industry for almost 10 years.

I like to think my passion for the hair/beauty industry began at the age of 3 when I performed my first haircut on myself. Rest assured, my skills have significantly improved since then.              In 2012, I graduated from The Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury, MN with a license in Cosmetology. After finishing school and working at a salon in Minnesota for a year and a half, I decided to cross the river to Wisconsin and continued my career there for approximately 5 years, where I also became a licensed cosmetologist in Wisconsin. In 2015, I trained at the Bumble & Bumble University in New York City and received a certificate in advanced styling and cutting methods along with learning a wide-range of product knowledge. I am certified in Easihair Pro Tape-in Hair Extensions,  Aqua Tape-in Hair Extensions and Aqua Hand Tied Hair Extensions. I have also participated in extensive training with Wella, Aveda, Affinage, Goldwell, Tigi, Pulp Riot, and Oligo Pro to expand my color theory. I have worked with a large variety of product lines and feel confident in choosing the best products for each individual's needs. At Ashley Blair Salon, I currently offer Amika Hair Products which are vegetarian-friendly, cruelty-free 
and free from sulfates, MIT, MCI, phthalates
and artificial colors. While providing high quality performance to all of their products. 

I'm always seeking to learn something new in this industry. It is always evolving, and it is very important to me to evolve with it to ensure I am providing the best service possible and keep my clients up to date with the current trends.  I love to connect with my clients by listening to their concerns and requests to give them the look they desire, all while creating a fun, energetic and comforting atmosphere where they can feel right at home.

I look forward to seeing you!

XOXO

-Ash

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Here's RICKY!!!

You'll hear me talk about my husband a TON, so it's nice to have a face to the name. He's my rock- my ultimate best friend and one of the main reasons Ashley Blair Salon exists. We got married almost 3 years ago in our happy place- Marathon, Florida on New Years Day. 

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...And here's my other sidekick- Bruiser! He's been with me for 16 wonderful years and counting! Bruiser used to come to the salon and hang out some days, but a year ago he had to have surgery to remove his eye after having an ulcer, so ever since then and with his age, he demands a little more attention from me when we are together. It's just been a little easier to keep him at home so my clients get my undivided attention.