At Working Shear Wonders Salon, owner and head stylist Traci Duker shows off her hairstyling skills, honed over 14 years of practice, by gracing her clientele with bold new coiffures. Styling, shampooing, and conditioning treatments combine her expertise with top-shelf salon products from Design Essentials, Moroccanoil, and Nexxus. Other services include weaves—which use 100% Brazilian, virgin Indian, Malaysian, or Peruvian hair—keratin hair-smoothing treatments, and eyebrow waxing.
Inside Beauty Express Shop, the pros take their time to ensure each client is fully pampered. Some services, including threading, require a steady hand, whereas others, such as waxing, require strong enough arm muscles to rip hair out of its nesting holes. Specialists also alleviate acne, excess oil, and other dermal issues during soothing facials and cover blank canvases with colorful makeup for special events such as weddings or birthday parties.
To the stylists at Shay's Hair Salon, clients are the top priorities. That's why the staff works to build a friendly rapport with everyone who walks through the door. The team helps promote healthy hair while fashioning stylish 'dos using expertly applied weaves and relaxers. Cascading waves, pin-straight layers, and elegant curls are all possible at the hands of the capable staff.
Hair Ndustry Salon's stylists creates flattering hairstyles worthy of being photographed, a quality of which the shutterbugs who captured their work have taken advantage. Sophisticates Black Hair, Style Q, Hype Hair, and other publications have displayed Hair NDustry's styles in their pages, immortalizing the precision short cuts and extensions in which they specialize. Specifically, the team might employ hydration steam therapy to help locks hold styles longer than those held together with bobby pins and the same kind electrical tape that holds every part of dad's furnace in place for 30 years. Or, they might use relaxers to alter texture for both virgin locks and those in need of retouching.
Certified in microcurrent treatment, LED photo rejuvenation, and MediClinical spa peels, Takesia LoRusso performs facials and deep-cleansing body treatments to revitalize skin. In facial and body waxing services, she uses warm wax to lift out hair by the roots. During facials, she cleanses pores and massages face muscles until they're relaxed and glowing. In body treatments, LoRusso uses a collection of salts and essential oils to exfoliate hands and feet, removing dead skin cells and patches of wet cement. Most of the products she uses are organic, natural, or handmade.
If the Stone Mountain location of Fresche Hair Salon & Boutique feels like home, that’s probably because it’s nestled inside a ranch-style house, where salon artists work in rooms filled with rustic decor. The Oakhurst location, on the other hand, has the funky air of an art gallery—amid the stark contrast of kelly-green walls and brown furnishings, a colorful painting perches atop the mirror of every styling station. No matter their surroundings, the staff brings a hospitable and savvy approach to each service. They tend to a number of hair needs, including cutting hair into new looks and adding length with feather or 100% human-hair extensions. Their color services drench hair in enticing hues and strengthening proteins that protect from UV rays and people hucking gum for no reason. Meanwhile, professional makeup artists apply lipstick and blush and hold eyelash-extensions lessons and makeup tutorials.