For Tammy Stanley, the owner of Kera Vie, the learning process never stops. Even after more than 20 years as a professional stylist, she still regularly attends hair shows in an effort to keep her skills sharply fashion-forward. This commitment is also demonstrated by the mater stylists at the salon, who bring decades of experience to their chairs. They perform basic cut and color services, as well as advanced treatments such as color correction, seamless hair extensions, and Global Keratin's Juvexin smoothing system, which reduces frizz and increases shine for up to five months. In addition to hair services, the team is also adept at delivering makeup applications with Mirabella Beauty cosmetics.
Stylist and salon owner Michelle Wood leads the charge at Apollo of Alpharetta, where she draws on 20 years of experience in the hair industry to specialize in hair replacement and barber cuts. Her professional cohort Tina Styles, who has designed looks for high-profile clients, specializes in makeovers, during which she upgrades clients’ hair and makeup and clears wardrobes of outdated clothes and busted Gutenberg printing presses. To complement Apollo’s range of hair services, the crew also offers facials, mani-pedis, and body wraps.
At Cabana Salon, clients who come in for a haircut get much more than just a trim. Upon entering, clients are met by staff members who offer complimentary cups of exotic tea or glasses of wine. Beyond the waiting area, stylists customize cuts and Global Keratin treatments, which give strands a mirror-finish shine. At the end of each service, aestheticians offer complimentary makeup touchups and a parting gift from the salon such as a bronzed comb to commemorate the cut.
The team at Atlanta Hair Restoration knows the importance of having hair where you want it. With that in mind, staffers transplant follicles to receding hairlines, restoring them to youthful states without restoring childhood bowl cuts. They remove unwanted hair, too, waxing away stubble and leaving areas from the bikini line to the calves silky smooth.
• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.