About Salon El-Khouri and owner, Rita El-Khouri

Our Location

Andrews is a picturesque, unspoiled mountain town nestled between the Valley and Snowbird Mountains in Western North Carolina. It’s a destination in itself, with the best whitewater and fly fishing on the East Coast, as well as fantastic mountain golf and every kind of outdoor activity. For European styling and a very personal touch, it’s worth taking the trip to beautiful Andrews.

Andrews is home of the full-service Western North Carolina Regional Airport, which has a mile-long runway, charters and rental cars.

Click here for info on local accommodations, including fantastic bed and breakfasts.

Salon El-Khouri Staff

Meet our creative and talented owners and staff

Rita El-Khouri, owner of Salon El-Khouri

HAIRSTYLIST, COLOR SPECIALIST, OWNER

Biography
  • Trained with Don Shaw Hairdressers at Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia. Joined their team as a member of the Intercoiffure International Organization of High- Quality Hairdressing. Competed with them on stage in New York City
  • Classic Precision Course, Toni & Guy Creative Academy, London, England
  • Attends Continuing Aveda Education Courses with the industry’s top talent and educators
  • Yearly attends courses with the Sassoon Academy Team, Nick Arrojo and Martin Parsons, at the International Beauty Show in New York City
Anthony El-Khouri, Owner, Manager of Salon El-Khouri

Owner, Manager

Biography
  • Commercial photographer – 26 years in Atlanta, GA
  • Salon Designer and Construction Manager
  • Product and Service knowledge classes at the Aveda Institute
  • Attends  Business Management seminars at the International Spa and Wellness show in NYC
Brittany Humble, stylist at Salon El-Khouri

Esthetician, Nail Technician, Waxing, Hair Stylist, Updos, Makeup Artist

Biography
  • Attended Tri-County Community College, Associates degree in Cosmetic Arts
  • Licensed Cosmetologist in the state of North Carolina
  • Attends Continuing Education Classes at the Aveda Institute including product Knowledge; Salon Styling Essentials, Core Cutting, Hair Color Systems, My Aveda: Skin Care and Makeup, and My Aveda: Hair Care, Body Care, and Aroma.
  • CND: Shellac Brand Certified Pro
  • Performs Air Brush Makeup and Weekend Lashes
Savannah Roberts of Salon El-Khouri

Esthetician, Nail Technician, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist

Biography
  • Attended Tri-County Community College majoring in Cosmetic Arts
  • Frequently attends education courses at the Aveda Institute including Product Knowledge; My Aveda: Skin Care and Makeup and My Aveda: Hair Care, Body Care, and Aroma
  • Attended education courses with Candy Shaw, Eve Pearl, and Tiffany Chiapparelli, at the International Beauty Show in New York City
Cara Jones of Salon El-Khouri

Licensed Massage Therapist

Biography
    • Graduate of Center for Massage & Natural Wellness in Asheville, NC
    • Swedish/Relaxation and Deep Tissue Massage
    • Specializes in Trigger Point Therapy
    • Offers Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, and Pregnancy Massage
    • On-Location Chair Massage
    • Attends Continuing Education courses with Aveda International including Points of Connection
    • Influenced by Esalen, an integrative massage technique
Emily Ogilvie of Salon El-Khouri

Front Desk, Assistants

Biographies
  • Both attend education classes at the Aveda Institute including Product Knowledge, Haircare, Body and Skincare, Makeup and Aroma.
Mikayla Whitehead of Salon El-Khouri

Front Desk, Assistants