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About Us

The Salon And Spa Sanctuary was first conceived while in Germany in 1999. I always loved hair and did hair. I always wanted to own a beauty salon, where clients could come and get all their beauty desires met. Hair styles, Manicures and Pedicures, Make Up, Lashes, Facials and Skin Care and Massages by Spiritual, Intelligent, Professional, Skilled, and Beautiful Hair Designers, Estheticians, Nail Technicians and Massage Therapist.


As a military spouse, and during our time in the military, I would do military spouses hair for free. My desire to do hair was so great, I wanted to do it professionally, however we never settled long enough for me to complete the laboratory requirement of the Cosmetology Program. So I decide to continue my studies completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies (University of Maryland), then a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management (Webster University).


When my husband decided to retire from the military, I finally had the opportunity to pursue my hearts desire. I could attend Cosmetology School without the concern of relocating. Completing my Cosmetology Education at Precision Point School of Cosmetology, in FairView Heights, IL and my Cosmetology Instructor’s Education at Pure Beauty Institute of Cosmetology, O’ Fallon, IL. 

Karen Hill Gray, M.A., B.S.,

Proprietress, Cosmetology Educator

In August of 2020, we relocated to our second location, in Swansea, Illinois. We are a full service salon, offering hair, barber, facial, lashes, brow & waxing services. I particularly specialize in Hair Extensions, Wigs, and Hair Systems.


To God Be the Glory! I’m so excited to continue my journey in the Beauty Industry. It’s so invigorating. I love learning and improving my skills. Please stop by our salon, we would love to team with you to bring your innermost beauty to the surface with the most recent advances in the beauty industry.

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