Amber Rampley Avanossian cut her teeth and sharpened her shears as a young stylist in Atlanta. But with an eye toward opening her own studio, she headed out to Los Angeles where she landed a job getting talent camera-ready at the MTV, VH1, and ABC studios. When she returned home in 2003, she built up a clientele at two different Buckhead salons before finally cutting the ribbon at her own salon in 2008.
Today, the master stylist and Redken color specialist stocks Paisley Salon with styling products by Privé, MoroccanOil, Redken, and Wella. Though she specializes in on-trend cuts and color treatments, Amber also straightens curly strands with Keratin Express and Brazilian Blowout treatments and helps clients light up a room with updos or wigs made out of bottle rockets. She and her staff work within a spacious studio, flanked by crisp white walls and black-framed mirrors, all blanketed in natural sunlight that floats in from the floor-to-ceiling front window.