The Wellness Center

518 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686


Dawnette Wessell


Owner, Active Technician, Instructor and Cosmetology Business Consultant


Downtown and East

More about Dawnette Wessell:

I have been in the Cosmetology profession since 1988. I have worked in the Traverse City area as a hairdresser and nail technician for many years. Then I went into salon management for eight years and enjoyed the experience. I have worked as a color specialist and trained students in the Law of color. I loved the short time I performed on stage as a Platform Artist. Then I became a trainer in primary law of color and hairdressing. I make it a rule to never stop learning and attend no less than 4 educational shows or classes a year. Now, I have designed my own cutting style and share it with technicians that I train for Epiphany.

In the year 1999 I decided to own my own salon, Epiphany Salon & Spa. It has been a great opportunity for me and I am enjoying every day of it. Never once have I not wanted to go to work. In 2006 I opened a second location, Epiphany East Salon & Spa. Epiphany East opened with a unique philosophy. I hired students fresh out of school and mentored them to become successful. In doing that, I had found what I love best in the beauty field, that is teaching. Open my first School/Academy in 2018 then a second location in 2019. Still very active in all sets of the Cosmetology and in Business, in 2022 the Michigan governor appointed me to be on the board of cosmetology for the state of Michigan. I will be a member for the next five years on the Michigan State Board of cosmetology.

I truly believe that we all have a gift and I feel I have found mine in the salon, spa and school industry.