the story behind common citizen


Taylor, a licensed cosmetologist, and Cory, a licensed esthetician, joined forces to create Common Citizen salon, a common workspace for the uncommon stylist. Located in a historic home in the heart of Charleston’s Cannonborough Elliotborough neighborhood. 

taylor & cory //

Both Taylor and Cory grew up in Las Vegas and made their way to Charleston between 2017-2022. Taylor graduated college in 2014 with a degree in Communications and Journalism, while Cory graduated with a degree in History/Art History.

Taylor became a stylist in 2019 after graduating from cosmetology school, and later moved to Charleston in hopes of bringing her West Coast hair techniques to the Low Country. While her sister was in school, Cory fell in love with aesthetics and decided to pursue a career herself as an esthetician. Together, they bring years of experience and a new light to salon culture in Charleston!

beyond the name

When trying to name the salon, we
began researching the history of the
neighborhood to find inspiration.
We stumbled across this…

In reference to the Cannonborough — Elliotborough neighborhood where the salon sits: “While there is not the concentration of grand mansions and historical markers found elsewhere on the peninsula, Cannonborough — Elliotborough provides a history of the Common Citizen, local commerce, and vernacular architecture of Charleston. As it remains today, the community is a place of residence and business for genuine Charlestonians.”

what we specialize in

For new & existing clients


Our stylists are highly trained in a variety of custom color and cutting techniques. We are known for combining multiple techniques in one service to create the most impactful color that stands out and grows out seamlessly. 

for new & existing clients


We are best known for our undetectable extension transformations using the highest quality hand-tied or sewn weft hair. Each install is catered to your hair and everyday life needs. This is by far our favorite and most rewarding service!

for stylists


Our owner and founder, Taylor, offers intimate hands-on extension classes that will elevate your career instantly. Whether you are new to the extension game or you want to master your craft, Taylor can help you choose the right course. 

we can’t wait to see you!

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