After an extensive career in the Atlanta area, celebrity stylist William Murphy and Salon Encore are once again offering an acute attention to detail and the highest levels of service. Whether you're looking for long locks, a short bob, curls, or a new hue, Salon Encore's stylists can outfit you with a fashion-forward style. Their work has been featured on the cover of beauty magazines and fashion events worldwide. At Salon Encore, the licensed stylists offer chic haircuts, brilliant color, and extensions, and help men, women, and children alike look their best. They also offer a host of treatments designed to make hair look healthy and radiant. Their keratin smoothing treatments straighten and de-frizz hair, and their slew of Recitals haircare products imbue manes with a silky sheen more tempting to touch than a button that says "Do Not Touch."
LaVonda, the eponymous stylist of Madam LV Salon, draws on experience accrued over the course of a 16-year career that is still going strong. She and her team of stylists emphasize styles based on the natural states of each client's hair. They perform haircuts, shampoo follicles, and host makeup parties, all with an emphasis on augmenting the innate beauty of hair rather than constantly treating it with chemicals. Beneath shelves brimming with products from Phytospecific and Juvexin, the team also educates clients so that they might maintain hair at home or even while modeling for an oscillating-fan catalog.
When Juedey graduated and began working with hair more than 15 years ago, her education was far from over. She keeps her hands in tune with the latest cutting and coloring techniques by taking continuing education classes on a regular basis. She aims to please her clients, who include men, women, and the occasional alien, and she keeps hair smooth with MoroccanOil treatments and a variety of other products. Juedey has also helped models transform with different hairstyles and makeup applications for photo shoots and commercials.
From inside Image Salon, where dark-hued walls give way to gilt mirrors and original artwork, Angela Wilbanks lets her talent shine. The color specialist brings more than 15 years of experience to her cutting station, where she expertly updates hues using Goldwell color. A cache of Pureology products allows her to protect these color-treated tresses. Additionally, Angela twirls tendrils into special-occasion 'dos and sprinkles in highlights to add more depth than the Grand Canyon on Philosopher Discount Day.
Ashley Terrell at Image Salon distills a decade of styling experience into each appointment. With products by Goldwell and Schwarzkopf, she performs her specialty: color treatments. She may render a color tint, foil highlights, or shade glossing. Ashley also can shine hair through keratin express treatments or complete basic haircuts for women, men, and children.
Though they’ve earned multiple nominations in Best of CitySearch categories such as Hair Extensions and Hair Weaves and Hair Straightening and Relaxing, the influence of Soho Salon’s staff reaches far beyond their doors. The team has also cultivated hairstyles and looks for local photographers, fashion designers, and magazines, as well as the film and theater industry.
These aestheticians gather their influence from current hair trends in cities around the country, but aren’t limited by urban aesthetics. Using approaches customized to each client, they perform cuts for men and women, correct DIY color mistakes, and add a glossy sheen to tresses with double-process color and foil highlights. In each service, they use only high-end products—such as Kerastase, Moroccanoil, and Kevin Murphy—that they deem acceptable for strengthening hair or erasing stubborn shampoo stains.