Welcome To The Lyons Mane Salon!

1390 Sand Hill Road #3

Candler NC 28715


The Lyons Mane Salon first opened it's doors to the Asheville community May 1st of 2007. Since our first day we we have worked diligently to stay in touch with current trends as well as continuing our education to better serve our clients.  When you enter our doors you will realize you are in a salon built  not just on professionalism but friendship as well. Sit back, relax and enjoy the break because you're life will be waiting when you leave!

COVID 19 ***UPDATE*** As of 05/14/21

As a business owner, I can assure you, each and every of my waking hours is consumed by Covid. There is nothing more important to me than the health, safety and well-being of my staff and guests.

We are very happy for all who have received their vaccine shots and ready to get back to some normalcy. 

As the Governor's mandates change we will update requirements. If you have questions or concerns, you may direct them to Judi at [email protected]

In an effort to reduce touch points in the salon, our computer system has been removed and each stylist is in turn using their personal handheld device. Stylists WILL NOT answer the phone during services as to not risk cross contamination between phone and client/stylist. Phone messages will be retrieved by a stylist and messages distributed to whom they belong.

As of 05/14/21  Governor Cooper’sexecutive order number 215 releases all salons and guests from the state mask mandate.

`~There is a certified covid killing air system in the salon for your added protection.This system is currently being used in The White House, Google, Harvard University as well as Johns Hopkins just to name a few.

Please know and understand that the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases is the hallmark of why our industry is licensed. It is our duty to all of you to provide the best services in the safest environment possible regardless of Covid. I am receiving weekly updates from healthcare professionals as well as the CDC. It is upon this information that I base all my business decisions. I will not debate with anyone who does not agree with the standards I have set as we continue to do our very best with the information provided.

On behalf of all of us at The Lyons Mane we thank you for your continued patronage

Thank you


God Bless

Judith Lyons-Picard


If you are interested in becoming a team player at The Lyons Mane Salon  please contact us directly with your resume and photos of your work. We would be happy to meet with you and consider where you may fit in our salon family.  We are always looking for new talent to add to our diverse skills and talented team.

Online Booking

Anytime, anywhere, 24 hours a day 7 days a week you can schedule, move or change an appointment on line. Life happens and sometimes it gets really deep. Take control of your schedule when you need to and don't worry we're still here for you if you need us! 

                         **Please note all stylist are independent contractors. If you have a price question                     please call the salon to speak to the stylist of your choice**


Our Talented Team

We Love Doing What We Do For You!

Judith Lyons-Picard


Judi is a native Charlestonian that transplanted to Asheville in 1995. In addition to her art training from Wingate College and The College Of Charleston, Judi completed finishing school and the professional modeling program at Millie Lewis Modeling Agency. Judi was a finalist in the Miss S.C. USA Pageant 1992 as well as Mrs. WNC 2009. Judi received her cosmetology certification from North Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art and has been honing her skills for 20+ years.

When not behind her chair and available, Judi is a freelance curl educator. Judi specializes in cutting curly hair, color, long hair styling and men's grooming. Judi has been trained extensively by Paul Mitchell over the past 20 years. Judi received her level 3 (highest level) DevaCurl Certification from DevaCurl Inc. in October of 2019 and is a DevaCurl Product Pro. Judi is also certified in hair extension installation from Dream Catcher Inc. You can follow Judi on Instagram @Judipicard


A Curly-Q cut  is a trans-formative service that will have you thinking differently about the care of your hair. Plan to be "Brain Washed" of all of what you thought you knew about curly hair! From the cut to styling you will be walked step by step through what "your" hair needs.

 Don't let your hair control you! Take control of your hair! Wavy, curly or super curly see what a Curly-Q cut  can do for you!

We want you to love your curls!

 This revolutionary technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in it's natural state. This service includes a transformation service.

**Prepare your hair for your  service by showing up at the salon with clean, dry, detangled hair avoiding ponytail holders and clips. 

 Curl Transformation: From wavy to super curly, the beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. The luxurious process begins with a healthy botanical cleanse and condition, followed by a styling and coaching session for at home curl care.

Our Team

We Love Doing What We Do For You

Sarah Owenby-Bishop

Massage Therapist

11 yrs. at The Lyons Mane

Sarah Owenby-Bishop Is a native of Asheville, NC. After graduating from Enka High School Sarah obtained her massage certification from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Sarah is always actively learning new ways to bring relief to her clients through voluntary continuing education. In addition to her traditional table massage skills, Sarah has quite the following of Thai Massage clients. She is currently working toward being certified as a Thai Master. In addition to her Massage certification Sarah  also has obtained her Associates of Science  from A-B Tech. Sarah is married to Simon Bishop and has a beautiful son as well as several fur babies. In her down time she rides horses with her Mother Laura and enjoys running with her Father Kenneth. Sarah also is an active participant in Cosplay.

Contact Sarah

Cara Hardin


5 years at The Lyons Mane

Cara Hardin is a native of the Waynesville area. She has been a professional hairstylist for over 25 years. Cara has had extensive training with top companies such as Redken, Scruples, Goldwell, Schwarzkopf and Paul Mitchell in hair cutting and color techniques. Cara is extremely meticulous when cutting hair and loves short sassy hair cuts! Cara is a most  warm and friendly person to all who meet her. Cara in her down time loves to shop and be with friends going to dinner or traveling! 

(All stylist's services are independently priced)

Savannah Constance


3 years at The Lyons Mane

Savannah Constance is a native of the Enka/Candler area of WNC. She is a graduate of Enka High School and Haywood Community College and did I mention she's an AMAZING young lady! Yes, she's 24 and licensed in Cosmetology for five years but don't let that fool you!  Savannah was a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award Class of 2018 for her excellence in industry. She is highly self motivated and an eager learner. This reflects in her tremendous talent. She is trained in Schwarzkopf color and has quite the following on social media of those who appreciate her talent.You too can follow Savannah on Instagram @coloredbysavannah . In her down time she likes spending time with friends and riding her horse Georgia. She's passionate about Christ, loves singing  and going Church.

(All stylist's services are independently priced)

Gabi Greene

Gabi Greene Is a native of WNC, right here in Candler. She is a graduate of Enka High School where she was a cheerleader. Gabi is also a graduate of Haywood Community College. Like many stylist before her, she knew being a cosmetologist was in her future, experimenting with new colors and hair trends. A single mother of a beautiful and energetic son, Gabi loves spending time with her family. In her downtime she likes attending car shows and playing with her four  dogs Marlee, Blake, Slick and Zoey. Her immediate goal is to become a blonding specialist with a future goal of becoming hair extension certified. Her favorite services are men’s barbering and color services.

You can follow her work on Instagram @stylezbygabi

Our Products Carried in House

There's not one company that makes "The Best" of every kind of  product...but there are companies that are "The Best" at specializing in certain kinds of products. Same goes for hairstylist, so be sure to let us know if your hair is long, short, fine, thick, straight or curly! If there's a particular product you love that we don't carry, let us know and we will get it for you!

Paul Mitchell

​Tea Tree


Forever Blonde


It's A 



For curls