If the Stone Mountain location of Fresche Hair Salon & Boutique feels like home, that’s probably because it’s nestled inside a ranch-style house, where salon artists work in rooms filled with rustic decor. The Oakhurst location, on the other hand, has the funky air of an art gallery—amid the stark contrast of kelly-green walls and brown furnishings, a colorful painting perches atop the mirror of every styling station. No matter their surroundings, the staff brings a hospitable and savvy approach to each service. They tend to a number of hair needs, including cutting hair into new looks and adding length with feather or 100% human-hair extensions. Their color services drench hair in enticing hues and strengthening proteins that protect from UV rays and people hucking gum for no reason. Meanwhile, professional makeup artists apply lipstick and blush and hold eyelash-extensions lessons and makeup tutorials.
Brows and lashes, welcome to your happy place. It's called Lush Threading & Spa, and it's home to a team of spa technicians who specialize in everything from brow tinting to eyelash extensions. But the beauty possibilities don't end there: full-face threading and waxing are also available, along with herbal facials and hairstyling services.
Belinda K. Baker, CEO of Salon BKB, is an ethnic-haircare guru. She?s the Wig and Weave expert on TBS?s Movie and a Makeover, and she?s trained tens of thousands of stylists across North America and Europe. Her technique begins with a complimentary consultation that, like speed dating a wig, covers everything from the strands? elasticity to the client?s lifestyle and commitment level. When stylists settle on a look that works for their clients, they use Pravana and Pureology products to enhance razor cuts, lock and twists, and relaxed styles.
Master stylist Howard Baker used his 20 years of beauty industry experience to create JoiB'yon Salon Services, which caters to women's haircare routines. Baker's illustrious career includes a professional association with the Olympic Hair Salon during the '96 Atlanta games as well as teaching stints at styling seminars across the country. Along with his daughter Joi Baker, he couples his stylist services, including precision cuts and color, with personal concierge services and wardrobe consultation.
To Shannon Smith, hair is an art form. For nearly two decades, she has used this art to imbue clients with style and confidence, and she continues that mission today at Sha'Mari Hair Salon. Whether it's a classic cut or a hair-weaving, Shannon and her team give each clip and snip their undivided attention. And because hair can have profound effects on attitudes and self-esteem, they combat thinning hair with treatments and also provide designer wigs upon request.