Sally Marchand Collins


Owner & Artistic Director

Voted Best Hair Stylist by Indianapolis Monthly

Sally Marchand Collins has been a passionate award-winning hairstylist since 1986 and is owner and artistic director of Sundance SalonSpa in Zionsville, Indiana since 1997. She has been inspiring her team and the salon’s guests to love themselves and develop their beauty from inside and challenge them to get outside, live life to the fullest and conquer their fears. One of her greatest accomplishments is training a team of employees to work in harmony, while focusing on her employees’ strengths while eliminating weaknesses and reinforcing their accomplishments has been a key to our successful business.

There is a saying in behavioral psychology, “Catch’em being good!” It makes a difference in the working environment and comes back to you two-fold.

Additionally, Sally has been a mountain bike instructor since 2003 and is owner/Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Sundance MTB Skills Clinic and Adventure, LLC, offering elite mountain bike skills instruction, bike retreats, team building bike camps, racing tactics and on-trail clinics and mountain bike trail guide.

Further, she is owner of Electric Fox, offering professional mountain bike fitting service, customized training programs, race events, mobile assistance to mountain bikers along with bike rentals, and public speaking engagements.

Recently, she started Sundance MTB Powered by Electric Fox mountain bike race team and club to build youth and adults’ confidence, leadership skills, and fitness through mountain biking.

Sally enjoys fundraising, having raised $40,000 for trails in multiple state parks throughout the Midwest and $150,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and has been coaching the LLS Team In Training cycling team since 2002. She lost her husband in 2001 to leukemia and finds working with others during their tough times and providing comfort when life becomes minus one to be at the heart of what she does.

She participates in community service activities such as Earth Day clean-ups, Hoosier Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance crew work for Brown County State Park mountain bike trail systems, and serving as a volunteer firefighter (#538) for the Jackson Township Fire Department in Brown County.

Sally has been featured in multiple media outlets including the Indiana Business Journal, Indianapolis Star, USA Today, WTHI TV, WISH TV Indy Style, CBS 4, among many others.

Sally retired from the pro-endurance mountain bike race circuit, finishing 3rd in the Solo Elite 24 Hour World Championships in California.

She lives in Nashville and is the proud owner of two dogs (Sadie and Charley) and two cats (Boulder and Moab).

    Industry Education

  • 2015
    Qnity for AVEDA: An education & tools company that helps creative professionals in the beauty industry achieve greater prosperity.
  • 2012
    Extraordinary Guest Services
  • 2009
    No-Compromise Leadership Boot Camp
    The Strategies Incubator
  • 2006
    Aveda Business College
    Advanced Aveda Color Classes
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 2005
    Aveda Business College
    Inspiring Champions
    Advanced Aveda Color Class
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 2004
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
    Advanced Aveda Color Class
  • 2003
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 2002
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 2001
    Brown Institute Mentor – Ohio
    Minneapolis Aveda Congress
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 2000
    Van Michael Salon – Ohio
    David Wagner Juut Salon and Spa – Ohio
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class
  • 1987-1999
    Roy Peters Conference – Michigan 1987, 1988
    Trevor Sorbie Conference – Michigan 1987-1990
    Doug Cox Conference – Michigan 1987-1988
    Horst Rechelbacher Conference – 1988-1998
    David Wagner Juut Salon & Spa – Ohio 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    Scott Cole Color Cutting Training Systems – Michigan/Chicago/Indianapolis 1994
    Antoinette Beeders – Ohio 1995
    Martin Parson – Chicago 1995, 1996, 1997
    Aveda Institute Minneapolis, Minnesota 1995, 1997
    Advanced Makeup/Photo Shoot Class with Fatima Olive 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
    Van Michael Salon – Ohio 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    Brown Institute Mentor – Ohio 1995
    Aveda Hair Color/Hair Cutting Class – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    Pivot Point – Chicago 1996
    Aveda Institute – New York 1998
    New York City Aveda Congress – 1998
    Mahogany/David Adams – New York 1998

  • Our truest life when we are in our dreams awake. - Henry David Thoreau
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou