A sliver of industrial London lies just outside the heart of Atlanta—at least, that's how it feels when walking into Flick Hair Studio. Past a silver beaded curtain the salon's centerpiece wrenches away one's sense of geographical permanence: giant, cracked letters spelling "Flick" layer a wall-sized, blue-toned version of the Union Jack. And this industrial-chic aesthetic continues in the stylists' knowledge of modern hair trends, but doesn't limit them. At their freestanding mirrors, they draw from a range of botanical Aveda cosmetics, haircare, and skincare products to create both bold and natural looks. They cut custom styles, give hair a sun-kissed sheen with highlights, and lead lessons on self-makeup application so that clients have the tools to create their own smoky-eye effects or finally become Michael Jackson in Thriller.
Apryle Blu may be all about making beautiful hair simple, but her career has been far from one-note. The experienced stylist has transformed the tresses of everyone from reality TV stars to dancers at the Soul Train Awards. She brings that same red-carpet attention to her clients at PUSH Salon, caring for their hair using Diva Smooth straightening treatments, Mixed Chicks haircare products, and GKhair shampoos and conditioners. Apryle is especially skilled at maintaining chemically-treated hair, and crafts natural blow-styles with ease. She can also provide extensions for those looking for longer styles, carefully installing strands rather than simply handing clients nametags reading “Rapunzel.”
Hairstylist Chadd Jonesmith started tending tresses 14 years ago at Van Michael Salon. Two salons later, he opened À La Mode, which is French for "in fashion," not "ice cream hairdo". His team of stylists live up to this name by drawing on their knowledge as educators and platform artists. A student of Vidal Sassoon, Chadd sets a good example for them by teaching for Kevin Murphy—a famous hairstylist who worked on Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. He also brought his color bar out into the open to create a more social environment where clients could have their new tints applied and talk casually among themselves.
Jewels Beauty Bar founder and GKhair educator and color expert Julia Hart discovered her love for the beauty industry at age 11 when she became intrigued by the styles, makeup, and hairdos of her peers. Now, she and her Dream Squad run a private women's beauty boutique that eliminates wait times and the assembly-line feel of nonpersonalized salons. Exuding a personable charm, Julia styles, moisturizes, highlights, colors, and tames hair exclusively using the sulfate, gluten, ammonia, and paraben free product line GKhair. GKhair color products also contain Juvexin keratin which leaves hair soft and shiny.
Haircuts are never one size fits all. That’s why the stylists at Melange Hair Studios tailor their services to create looks that suit their clients’ lifestyles and personalities. This individual attention is the hallmark of all of their beautifying services, from cuts and coloring to relaxers and updos. Facials ensure freshly trimmed hair has a polished place, and body wraps enhanced with aloe, clay, and infrared heat smooth cellulite and contour physiques. Head-to-toe pampering is conducted in an elegant salon space accented with polished wood styling stations, tall mirrors, and the ghosts of split ends past.