Julie Gentry recently joined the Kristin Karl Salon team as the resident nail-care technician. When she isn't polishing, buffing, and shaping nails, she might be found readying her clients for summer with full-body waxing services.
The stylists at Studio 23 Salon Boutique know how a good hairdo can positively impact one’s confidence; imparting this confidence in their clients is the mission that drives them each day. Studio 23 specializes in extensions—braidless sew-ins, custom-color weaves, and Brazilian hair, to name a few—but they also expertly execute haircuts, color treatments, and relaxers. They further enhance faces with eyelash extensions and eyebrow arching, especially convenient for villains who don’t want to constantly hold up one eyebrow anymore.
Helmed by an associate educator for Paul Mitchell, the Paul Mitchell-trained stylists at Mopp Hair Day Spa blend their keen eye for style with Paul Mitchell products to beautify clients. Before trimming hair, shampoo consultants lead clients to the spa’s lather lounge, where they soothe scalps with massages and revitalize hair with shampoos formulated for each client’s specific hair type. Before the final whisper of the blow dryer reveals their polished new ‘do, clients can keep their excitement in check by admiring the salon’s modern decor, which includes a waiting room filled with tufted leather benches, as well as chairs that were born as brunettes but now bear trendy zebra-stripes instead.
Natural hair finds its perfect style at Lavish Hair Spa, which twists strands into zulu knots, coils, or straightens them with a ceramic fusion silk press. At this Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, stylists keep hair hydrated and healthy with newfound color and sheen with products from Paul Mitchell to Kera Care Naturals to Design Essentials Naturals and Jane Carter Solutions to Miss Jessie's. Stylists also use house-brand straightener Silk Out, which is composed of organic ingredients. At its Browz Waxing Bar station, the salon also removes unwanted hair from eyebrows, underarms, and legs.
Whether the stylists at Soteria Hair Express are cutting, coloring, or treating their clients’ hair, the experience is uplifting and the results rewarding. The salon’s colorful motif, with its bright reds, blues, and yellows lending an upbeat vibe to the space, mirrors the professional coloring services stylists administer with the Ombre product line. Other services include keratin treatments, relaxers, and sew in weaves.
Rosa Montes is proof that great flavor knows no borders. Born in Lima, Peru, she immigrated to New Jersey in the 1990’s, where she ran her own Peruvian restaurant for 20 years. Over that time, she tasted and learned to prepare classic American dishes, such as fried chicken, turkey with stuffing, collard greens, and broccoli casserole. When she and her family moved to Fayetteville, she decided to change tracks and open Rosa’s Home Cooking, a diner where she could feed customers her favorite soul food recipes made with fresh ingredients. Guests can find Rosa in the kitchen six days a week slathering ribs with bbq sauce, stirring pots of okra and corn, and making sure slices of strawberry short cake don't grow too tall.