About Sweet T

Whether you’re a Raleigh native or just passing through, our family atmosphere and attention to detail will offer an experience you won’t soon forget.

Why Sweet T?

Family Hair with a Southern Flair

Hey Y’all call or come in for anything from a fresh look or a pick me up after a long day. We specialize in cuts and color for the ENTIRE family. In order to make sure your Southern roots are as well kept as the roots on your scalp, every customer gets a glass of divine southern nectar- that is, sweet tea- to sip while your tresses are tamed. A coiffed mane and good hydration? That’s an offer sure to make a Southern belle swoon. Whether you are in the neighborhood or visiting Raleigh, our experienced Sweet T design team welcomes you. Our diverse clientele loves Southern traditions — from grits to the Crimson Tide. Start a new tradition today with Sweet T Salon.

We provide healthy oil-based highlights. No more brassy hair. No more breakage.

Our mission

Sharing God’s Love Through
Service and Beauty.

We love the people in our community and are passionate about the following organizations. Please open up your hearts to use your gifts. “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Our Vision

For Everyone in the World to
Feel Loved and Beautiful

Sweet T Philosophy

We practice the highest form of team service. This means that the skills of our entire team are available to YOU. We do not lock you in to any one stylist. As long as there is time on the schedule and the skill is available, we will accommodate your needs without inconvenience or delay. Meeting your needs and busy schedule is our top priority.

To ensure consistent service quality and technical skill, each staff member completes attends continuing education classes. This means you can always have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are in the talented hands of a skill-certified team member. We value our clients and their loyalty to the Sweet T Salon team. We strive to give you the utmost in service and attention.

We are “Family Hair with a Southern Flair”, therefore, we welcome and passionately serve all clients regardless of beliefs and backgrounds. We strive to be Christ-centered in how we serve others. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms (1 Peter 4:10). Our mission is to “Share God’s Love through Service and Beauty”.

Short ‘n Sweet History:

Serving from our location since 2000.

Raleigh natives Derek and Nancy grew up on the same street without knowing it since elementary school. Creator Nancy grew up in Raleigh, studying cosmetology at the International Institute of Hair Design and graduating from NC State University with a B.A. in Spanish. A budding entrepreneur, Nancy gained a keen sense for the salon industry as a stylist at Classy Cuts Salon – owned and operated by her family since 2000. She sharpened those business skills by attaining her MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago, before moving back to Raleigh in 2010 and marrying Derek in 2014. Derek is a public servant passionate about quality care in a family-focused environment. Derek’s creative in-salon surprise marriage proposal with the Sweet T Team filled the salon with love in 2013. The salon team continues to take care of many bridal parties and grooms with top wedding experience.

Sweet T Salon is Derek and Nancy’s revamped and re-imagined version of her mother’s (Amy’s) business, maintaining the Southern hospitality of the original Classy Cuts Salon with an added dash of Chicago’s metropolitan flavor. Simply said, Sweet T Salon aims to be the friendly “Cracker Barrel” of salons. Armed with decades of experience, the stylists have cared for bridal parties, provided healthy perms/body waves, and customized cuts and colors for all members in the family. The Sweet T team caters to casual customers and beauty enthusiasts alike. Our friendly stylists are skilled at crafting designs that match your personal flair. Through advanced training, they are ready to give you up-to-date looks for your night out or your daily professional look.

From our family to yours, we hope to serve you with the highest quality of service in a caring and comfortable environment.

Thanks Y’all!