welcome to Salon Refuge


hello suite guest

a note from the owner of
Salon Refuge

Hello Friend,  

I have often been asked the simple question: Where did the name "Refuge" come from?  After being a part of varied salons I found elements of the environment

 I wanted to provide, but never the experience as a whole. I found that I was craving a space to exist unencumbered..... 


A safe space that reminds you of the comforts of home. A space to come as you are, a place that inspires you, and a space to belong. A Suite Escape from the Chaos of Life...  Life is something to celebrate and all are invited! You can always sit with me, in my chair.


You're invited to a space that is safe and inclusive for all. A space that encourages creativity, community,  art, relationship, relaxation and will leave you better than how you were found. Our time is precious friend, and I can't wait to have you.


Salon Refuge is a milk_shake
focus salon

A z.one concept brand

Why z.one concept?

z.one is a brand that I have fallen in love with. With a collective 15+ years behind the chair I have rarely found a brand that has won me over completely. From pre-color treatments, to hair color and the perfect finishing elements.... Each facet of the brand fits perfectly within the mission to leave each guest better than how they were found. Below is a message from z.one.



The philosophy behind every z.one concept™ hair care and color product is to bring hair back to its natural state. From care and styling to bleach and hair color, our products go further to treat and condition hair. Our secret? The right combination of natural ingredients and the latest innovations in hair care and hair color technology.

z.one concept (milk_shake) offers a superior range of products, the latest in stylist education, and professional management training.

To see services offerings, pricing and availability follow the link to book now. 




On Insta

I have NEVER had a stylist take the time to tell me so much about MY hair, what looks great on my skin tone, a style I can do in 10 minutes (I'm a busy mom and business owner), and every time I go in I'm excited to see what things we're going to do next! Even when the color starts to fade out it still looks great. She really knows how to get the most out of your color, a true genius. I can't imagine going anywhere else EVER!

~ Trisha


Without having any experience taking out or adding color to my hair, Nicole indulged my desire to add silver highlights to my hair in an effort to balance my natural graying process. I LOVE it. My naturally dark brunette lifted to a yellow (never in my life has a stylist had the skill to be successful at that) and she added a beautiful silver, in one visit without damaging my virgin hair at all. I only wish we had done my entire head instead of just highlights. Maybe next time. Thanks! You have a client for life!

~ Heather

let's give them
something to
talk about...

Nicole's salon is rightly named Refuge as every time I come I feel refreshed and renewed. Nicole has an amazing talent of helping people feel beautiful and look their best. All who come to her salon are blessed and valued. I really appreciate how she takes time to listen and help you figure out the best look for your hair.

~ Ann



Salon hours

Tuesday-  12-8

Wednesday- 12-8

Thursday- 12-8

Friday- 10-6

Saturday- 9-5 (hours may vary based on schedule during wedding season)

give us a
shout out

Phone: 309-749-8609

Email: Refugeqc@gmail.com

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