The stylists at Salon Bella keep their clients up to date on style trends with luxurious beauty services that include both haircare and nailcare. And the elegance doesn’t stop with their service menu. The salon is decorated with textured walls, rich fabrics, exposed brick, and sleek red and black furniture, with styling chairs situated in front of vintage-like dressers adorned with ornately framed mirrors that make everyone look like a young royalty.
Most Popular Service: Haircuts
Brands Used: Redken, Aveda, Brazilian Blowout
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Ashleigh, Hairdresser
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
When I was 22, I realized hairstyling was something I had always enjoyed doing.
The sweet irony of becoming a stylist is that no matter how good you are, you can never give yourself a haircut. What do you look for in a stylist when you need a trim?
Someone who listens and is knowledgable.
If the apocalypse ever comes, what low-maintenance hairstyle would you recommend for the foraging person on-the-go?
A pixie cut.
One appointment is all it takes to gain a new look at Hair by Maryam. Stylists can drastically reinvent their clients' appearances or recreate popular hairstyles by using keen aesthetic intuition, professional-grade products, and a 3D copy machine. The salon's coloring and texturizing treatments create even more dynamic looks by adding extra depth and dimension to a fresh cut.
Though her passion for glamour goes all the way back to her early childhood, it wasn?t until Jeanice Bouvier Davis leapt into Manhattan?s Robert Fiance Hair Academy that she began to realize her true obsession. After graduating with honors, Davis went on to train with industry leaders such as Aveda and Paul Mitchell?groups that allowed her to build a solid understanding of how to properly serve a multicultural clientele. Armed with a varied set of skills, she eventually took another bold leap by opening Hair Cafe in 2004. Situated directly across from the Eastern Market Metro station, the salon gives Jeanice and her diverse team of male and female stylists the chance to focus on a variety of high-end services, from artful cuts and curls to relaxers and keratin treatments.
Jim Ostrosky, erstwhile fashion consultant for the local Fox affiliate and fashion writer for the Birmingham News, now brings his eye for texture and color to bear on the manes of clients at his intimate home salon. More than three decades in the industry inform his oversight of a team of stylists who wield organic products from Aveda instead of threatening hair into obedience with vats of liquid nitrogen. As they craft new 'dos, the stylists employ advanced techniques such as halo brick and paneling to create highlights or keratin smoothing treatments to banish frizz. In addition to snipping locks into classic coiffures, the professionals delve into new styles and trends, such as fusion and micro link hair extensions.
A team of specialty licensed educators lead the Crave Beauty Academy, where students master cutting-edge techniques for caring for hair, skin, and nails. Haircuts, coloring, and highlight treatments can be augmented with skincare services such as facial peels and epidermabrasion, which works to make skin look younger. And they address full bodies with soothing body wraps and back facials.