About Savvy Salon

Savvy Salon and Day Spa is located near Lake Norman in charming Cornelius, NC just 15 minutes north of Charlotte. As a visitor to the salon and spa, guests enjoy an array of beauty and spa services and an escape from the pace of every day routine.
The sleek decor, quiet meditation area, soothing music, and trickling fountains of the spa ensure total relaxation. Hair and Beauty services can also be enjoyed at a different energy level in the salon, where experienced and trained artists create the customized look just for you. Pat Helmandollar, Michelle Anderson, Andrea VanDyke and Sabrina Nunnery are, in addition to being Master Stylists, ranked as "Color Specialists" by the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.
Spend an hour or the day basking in pure relaxation. Treat yourself or someone else to the many services offered by the skilled and caring hands of the staff of Savvy Salon and Day Spa.
Escape . . . Enjoy . . . Experience the power of touch within any area of the spa or salon. When you need to get away, just for a while, the staff of Savvy is sure to provide you with just the experience you need.

Savvy Salon and Day Spa Name One of the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today Magazine.

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL (January 2011) - Lake Norman's Savvy Salon and Day Spa owned by Pat Helmandollar, was recently named one of the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today Magazine, the premiere business publication for salon and spa owners.

The magazine's 14th annual Salon Today 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January 2011 issue. The 200 salons were selected for their best business practices from applications submitted by Salon Today readers, who represent the 25,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2011 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and fresh, sales-building ideas."

Associates & Recognitions

  • Recognized as "The Best of Salons and Spas" by readers of "The Lake Norman Magazine."
  • Winner of "Community Service Award" by Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.
  • Winner of the "Global Salon Business Award", honoring entrepreneurial excellence of salons throughout the world. Administered and coordinated by the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Recognized in "Salon Today" magazine as one of America's top 200 fastest growing salons for six individual years.
  • Member of TSA (The Salon Association)
  • American Board of Certified Hair Colorists
  • Member of Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
  • Member e-WomenNetwork
  • Member Professional Beauty Association

Our Culture

Our team is extremely unique in that we work and are compensated totally as a team. When providing services, the first question we ask ourselves is, "What is good for the guest?". In order to provide first quality service the guest always come first .
Our Skills

Each team member is fully licensed in accordance to the requirements of the state of North Carolina. Additionally, each team member experiences continuous, extensive training. Before performing services at Savvy, a skill certification program is completed by all.
Our Owner

Pat Helmandollar has been in the beauty industry since graduation from cosmetology school in 1967. She has owned three different salons, worked for two multi-unit salon companies, and contracted services to a major manufacturer.
Her experience includes being trained in many of the high profile fashion cities in the world. Additionally, she has helped design hair trends and taught hair stylists from all parts of the world. This vast experience background gives her the "Savvy" needed to provide the ultimate in service and fashion to the Cornelius/Charlotte area. 


Title: President and artistic  director, Savvy Salon and Day Spa

Professional titles, accomplishments, recognitions:

Artist council, Zotos International, (1990-1992)
Educator and platform artist, Zotos International (1980-1994)
President and artistic  director, Shear Dimensions (1978-1993)
Creative Director and manager, Your Father's Mustache (1975-1978)
Team Spirit award (PBA/TSA 2005)
Other awards are more business driven and are listed accordingly.

What are you passionate about?

Everything I do.  If I am not passionate about it, I don’t do it!

From where do you derive creative inspiration?

Everything and everyone around me.  An idea can pop into my head and I can't let it go until I develop it or it flops.

What do you like most about working at Savvy?

I like everyone I work with.  I also enjoy the community around us and the guests that sit in my chair.  What an amazing journey!

What service is your "Specialty"?

I have been doing this all of my life, so I am pretty darn good at all services, but I would have to say that haircutting is what I enjoy doing most.  Hair color correction can be a great challenge and I love a challenge.

Any personal comments or Favorite Quote

"If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well."  ~~My mother

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About Savvy Salon

Savvy Salon and Day Spa is located near Lake Norman in charming Cornelius, NC just 15 minutes north of Charlotte. As a visitor to the salon and spa, guests enjoy an array of beauty and spa services and an escape from the pace of every day routine.

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Our Service Area

We service customers all over the charlotte, Lake Norman areas of

Lake Norman, Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Charlotte, Denver, Concord, and Statesville.

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