Meet the Dolls


Get to know the staff at Shampoo Dolls Salon

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Candace Solesbee
Candace Solesbee Owner & Founder, Shampoo Dolls Salon

Candace grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon.  In 1987, she attended The Creative Institute of Design where the beauty industry stole her heart.  She moved to California's Bay Area, opening her first salon at the age of 21.  Today with 7 successful salons under her belt, she has trained and employed well over 100 stylists during her career.  Candace Solesbee's salons have won numerous awards including Best Salon & Best Spa.  She is excited to return to her roots in Cottage Grove for her newest venture...the opening of Shampoo Dolls Salon in 2015.

As a successful salon owner and master of her craft, Candace Solesbee knows it is essential to stay on top of the latest cutting and coloring techniques, and is known for pushing the boundaries of hairstyling.  She has trained extensively with the Sassoon Academy, Bumble and Bumble, Tigi's Toni & Guy and Redken 5th Avenue.

"Everyone deserves to feel beautiful.  My approach to hair is simple-it's about understanding each client's hair type and lifestyle,  then giving them a customized modern look that they can recreate in front of their own bathroom mirror.  I truly believe that everyone can feel beautiful and it's my job to show them the way."

-Candace Solesbee, on why she adores her chosen life path.

Here, she puts the final touches of "bling" on the chrome wall for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

"A girl knows her limits, but a wise girl knows she has none." -Marilyn Monroe

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Cassandra Branstetter
Cassandra Branstetter Salon Manager

Cassandra is goal oriented and driven to succeed. When she was offered the position of Manager at Shampoo Dolls Salon, she was excited to be part of this exciting new adventure.  She is an asset to the salon because of natural leadership style, which is non-threatening, non-competitive way.

She loves one-on-one interaction with clients.  Cassandra's desire to inspire and help others is what ultimately led her to the beauty industry. [clear]

“There is nothing better than watching a client after she is pleased with her hair. They get a boost of self confidence and an uncontrollable smile.”


Cassandra has always been inspired by beauty and fashion and is known for having her own unique sense of style. She has a passion for color and is particularly known for her beautiful blondes. Cassandra is a perfectionist with her color formulations, delivering custom highlights, lowlights, balayage and ombré, always with rave reviews.

Cassandra has continued her education under numerous labels including:

Babe hair extensions Paul Mitchell Framesi color and cuts Shadow Box Hair Color Kenra Pravana Background

Cassandra grew up in Cottage Grove and dreamed of being a labor and delivery nurse.  However, after watching her father battle terminal health issues, she realized that would have a difficult time with the emotional aspect of a career in a hospital environment.

She enrolled in the International Beauty School and never looked back.

Favorite Quote(s):

“I am not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.”   Erica Cook

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”  Albert Schweitzer


Jennifer Perini
Jennifer Perini, Stylist

Jennifer is definitely an artist. Even before any formal training in the arts, she had an undeniable natural ability.   After graduating from Cottage Grove High School, Jennifer went to college where she studied color theory, figure drawing, airbrushing and many other art mediums and applications.

She has applied her artistic skills towards tattoo design, advertising and commissioned paintings. She even worked as a florist at one time.  Moving into the beauty industry was a natural progression!

She excelled at the IBS School of Cosmetology where she won first place at the school’s winter updo challenge. She loves hair color and is trained in all the latest techniques including custom highlights, balayage, ombre hair and the popular bright and vivid colors.

She enjoys working with people and is a great listener.   She is very sweet and caring, and truly wants each and every client that sits in her chair to leave happy and feel like they have made a new friend. Jennifer takes plenty of time during a consultation and is attentive all the way through to the finished style.

I believe hair is the picture frame of the face. It is so important to find the right look for you, it can change your whole energy and what you project to the world.

She loves her community and is proud to be a district rep for the South Lane School District budget committee where she is serving for her 11th year.   Jennifer is a single mother of a son and a daughter, both fellow graduates of her own Alma Mater, Cottage Grove High School.

Favorite Quotes

"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."  ~Coco Chanel

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