Deanne Speer is the owner and operator of The Moderne Salon, headquartered in Benton, Arkansas. This is a highly regarded Full-service salon in Saline County.

Deanne as well as her other staff beauticians have expensive training. She is a Certified Colorist, Certified Educator and a licensed Cosmetology Instructor. She has over 1500 hours of training + 600 more to qualify as an instructor. In addition, she does continuing education every year to maintain her licenses and to keep up-to-date on the latest styles and trends.

Header image for the siteSome of the services The Moderne Salon provides include: Full-service hair salon that also offers facials, make-up service, manicures, pedicures and eye lash extensions. They use an environmentally-friendly product line from Italy with no invasive chemicals that doesn’t negatively affect the hair, skin and nails. The product is ammonia, peroxide and PPD free.

When it comes to providing expert salon services, nothing takes the place of experience. Deanne began working in cosmetology 38 years ago and purchased The Moderne Salon in 2010 from the previous owner. Moderne Salon prides itself on Southern Hospitality and is the oldest hair salon in Saline County, at the same location since 1931.

One of The Moderne Salon’s goals is to provide their Saline County clients with professional, high quality, diverse and affordable services. People often choose The Moderne Salon because it is a very welcoming, full-service salon, They “love” their clients and treat them like family. Everyone is welcome and Deanne goes out of her way to create a very relaxing and comforting environment. The building is very old and antiquey. She wants customers to be able to come in and relax, get a cup of coffee and forget about their troubles for awhile. Cancer patients are welcome when they need to get their hair cut or head shaved. She closes the doors and offers privacy. Customers donating their hair are also encouraged to come in. She will cut and prepare the hair to be donated to charities of the customer’s choice.

The result, one of the most successful full-service salons in Benton, Arkansas!  

What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “I left with a great hair cut and they offer so many different things.”

Another fan of the The Moderne Salon publicly wrote, “Loved it! The ladies there were so informative and did an amazing job on my hair!”

Having owner operated experts, like Deanne providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Benton and Saline County, Arkansas.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Deanne Speer that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Deanne for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need a full-service salon, haircut or similar service? Give The Moderne Salon an opportunity by visiting them at 205 West South Street, Benton, AR or by calling them at (501) 778-2420 or visit them on the web.

In addition to running a successful full-service salon, Deanne supports and donates to Wigs for Kids, Global Teen Challenge as well as to local churches and various local and national charities.

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Deanne Speer, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Saline County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Arkansas and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Deanne Speer!


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