Salon 127's elegant waiting room welcomes visitors with comfy leather furniture, a painting of a flowery courtyard, and a table stacked with magazines. Once they've completed the latest dessert-island quiz in Newsweek, guests make their way to one of the styling stations, which are separated by privacy-boosting partitions with built-in mirrors. The salon's multitalented team then gets to work making over clients from head to toe with services that range from color applications and hair-relaxing treatments to facials and mani-pedis.
Birdie Hyatt has been known to take up to five hours meticulously handcrafting Poetic Justice-style braids at Divine Diva’s. The highly skilled stylist has more than a decade of experience, including working in fashion shows and music videos. And at Divine Diva's, clients see firsthand the care she takes as she transforms ethnic hair with weaves, dreadlocks, goddess braids, and silk press styles.
The barbers of Chelo's Dominican Barber Shop specialize in making hair neat and tidy by shaping it into a stylish Dominican fade. They steer their razors over men's noggins, keeping hair thicker on top and lighter on the sides, as flat-screen TVs flash overhead with sports, news, and reality-TV shows about baby CEOs.
Brands Used: Onesta
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Master stylist Jessica Dunn keeps up with the latest haircare trends through her Onesta continuing-education classes. She uses the organic, eco-friendly, and PETA-approved haircare brand while styling hair at 97 Main Salon, where she also creates low-maintenance layered 'dos by wet-cutting hair and imbuing locks with multi-dimensional color.
Her fellow beauty experts tend to hair as well, removing unwanted strands on the body through waxing or electrolysis, both of which are performed in a private room in the salon.
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.
Charmagne Grant, master stylist and owner of Salon Envy, comes to Atlanta by way of Kingston, Jamaica and the Big Apple. She brings nearly two decades of beauty industry experience to her salon, where she oversees a team of fellow stylists and massage therapists. This crew specializes in cuts, colors, and glamorous styles, and are equally adept at working with both natural hair and weave extensions. Click here to view their style gallery, which features bold wedding updos and stunning red-carpet downdos.