At KriShun's Hair Loft Salon, the goal is simple: Bring out clients' natural, unique beauty, from their curvaceous fingertips to their lush hair color. To accomplish this goal, they perform beauty services that run the gamut from manicures and pedicures to relaxers and sew-in weaves.
Piedmont Barbers offers a relaxing, masculine environment designed to put city-dwelling males at ease from the moment they walk in the door. The owner Chris, created the Barber Shop to cater to urban men by providing a sophisticated yet masculine environment.
Lakenya Morris?owner of Allure Beauty Bar?recently went into business with fellow stylist and makeup artist Carla Brown. It was a bit of a risky move; the two had never before seen each other's work, but, upon meeting, they shared and instantly recognizable passion for beauty. So, they joined forced to create their ideal salon environment, a place to transform clients' looks while giving them a break from the world. "We love bringing out that inner diva in all of our clients," Lakenya says. "We love knowing that we have given that self esteem [a] boost that may not have been ... totally present before."
Those boosts come in many different physical forms: Luxe hair extensions, hair-styling and relaxing treatments, and make-up and waxing services for the face. Regardless of whether they're performing a quick trim or a full styling and coloring service, the owners dedicate themselves to making their clients feel good about themselves, especially in contrast to naked molerats, who never get to go to salons.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Extensions & Custom Color
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Morracan Oil, Design Essentials, Kera Care
After growing up and learning precision cutting and hair coloring in London, David Barron came to Atlanta for a job as a stylist on the set of Fried Green Tomatoes. Since then, he's had a hand in the hairdos of many celebrities, including Glenn Close, Elton John, Jimmy Carter, and the Duchess of York. His skill is as much technical as it is social?he strives to connect with each client before doing anything else. That way, he can style their hair to suit their personality, instead of just vouching for the newest trend or the biggest hat.
He's so devoted to his client-based business model that he handpicked his team of stylists for their ability to follow it?and, of course, for their scissor-wielding prowess. Their precision cuts and color treatments have earned the salon numerous mentions in magazines and media, from Best of Citysearch to Southern Living. In addition to publications such as Allure, Modern Salon, and InStyle Hair showcasing his work, David himself has garnered score of personal accolades. He earned a spot as a finalist for Hairstylist of the Year for NAHA 2014 and is a two-time International Stylist of the Year finalist for the Mirror Awards 2013 and 2014.
In addition to scissors or clippers, your stylist may pull out a razor. Learn what it does with Groupon?s look.
Shears are often considered the tool of the trade, but stylists carry an oft-forgotten but equally important tool in their arsenal?the straight razor. Deciding which one to use depends on a variety of factors, the texture and density of your hair chief among them. Though shears can create virtually any style from any angle, the result is always a straight, blunt cut?lending the hair definition but potentially making it look thick. A razor, on the other hand, cuts with a single fine blade, forming a softer, feathered appearance more akin to a peacock's majestic bouffant.
For people with fine to medium hair with a fairly smooth texture, this can create a dynamic, tossable style with lots of movement. If you have coarse or very fine hair, however, scissors might still be the better bet, as the razor might end up making it frizzy. Curly hair raises somewhat of a dilemma; though its coarse texture seems to demand shears, the tendency for ringlets to accumulate as a single, thick mass means a razor might be able to reduce the hair's weight and boost its movement and playfulness.