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 everyday 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 Salon and Day Spa is sure to provide you with just the experience you need.


Our team is extremely unique in that we work 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 comes first. We strive to create a professional, yet comfortable environment, where we can offer the most advanced, well-crafted products and services to our guests.

Community service is part of the fabric of our business. Each year, as a team, we work together with various organizations to raise money and to provide services and relief to people in our community. We have worked with The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Levine Children’s Hospital, The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, The Barium Springs Home for Children, The Cornelius Animal Shelter, The Ada Jenkins Center, Lydia’s Loft, Angels and Sparrows, Operation Uplink, YMCA, The Leukemia Society, and Second Harvest Food Bank, along with multitudes of local churches, schools, and myriad charities.


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


Pat Helmandollar has been in the beauty industry since graduating from cosmetology school in 1967. She has owned three different salons, worked as Director of Education for a regional chain of salons, and was a Global Creative Artist, educator, and platform artist for 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. Her extensive experience in the hair and fashion industry helped her to develop her vision, beginning in 1995, into what Savvy Salon and Day Spa has become today. She now shares her vast knowledge and inspiration with a third generation of stylists. Her extensive background in the industry gives her the “savvy” needed to provide the ultimate in service and fashion to the Cornelius/Charlotte area.