Jewel Brown uses her vast experience to bring out the best in clients at Hair By Jewel Salon. After receiving her degree in cosmetology, she worked as a hair specialist in the heart of Manhattan and spent time as a stylist at the Apollo Theater, working with Diana Ross and Salt-N-Pepa, among other celebrities. She also has a wealth of continuing-education experience, including classes in cutting and coloring, as well as a certificate from Great Lengths as a hair-extensions specialist. She puts her knowledge and experience to work with a diverse clientele as she snips away split ends, adds dimension with highlights, tames frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, smoothes strands with relaxers, and nourishes locks with conditioning treatments.
Barbara "Beebe" Love seems to be something of a heartbreaker. From the testimonials on her website, it's clear that, as she's moved from salon to salon throughout the Midwest, she's left a trail of clients searching for somebody to fill her place. Their loss, however, is Dunwoody's gain. In the studio she recently opened near Perimeter Mall, she designs hairstyles for maximum versatility and shares beauty tips of all kinds. She and her staff also specialize in high-quality extensions and in color that leaves hair looking healthy, which means using conditioning Redken Chromatics products rather than braiding in broccoli florets.
With an upbeat personality and a portfolio brimming with styles, 12-year veteran Nita Wooten revises downtrodden looks with an eye that edges toward trendy at Snobz of Atlanta Hair Boutique. As an educator who has worked beauty shows and stylized subjects for the camera, she is adept at finding looks for her clients that suit their facial shapes, characters, and lifestyles.
Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.