Boasting experience styling flashy manes at Atlanta runway shows, the master- and celebrity-level stylists at Chique Hair Design transform dull locks into chic coifs with cuts, styles, and deep-conditioning treatments. Place last season's hairdo in the deft hands of a top-level stylist, who will snip away at unruly fringes, add desired layers, or work around treasured pieces of ensnared gum saved since the third grade. Opt for a micro-mist intensive deep conditioning treatment to feel a generous slathering of a follicle-pleasing formula work its way through keratin, leaving hair silkier than a spider's smoking jacket. A final styling fits head helmets with soft waves or flat-ironed follicles.
The staff at Organic Strands Salon have snipped many different forms of hair—from the luxurious locks of glamorous models to the frizzy braids of busy moms. Each member brings versatility and years of experience to space, where they work as both expert stylists and makeup artists.
With shears and top hair-care products in hand, the stylists get to work as clients recline on cushy black styling chairs and bask in the natural sunlight reflecting off of the lime-green walls and soft purple curtains. As guests kick back, stylists can do everything from cuts and colors to frizz-taming treatments performed with hand-blended conditioners or luxurious mixtures of organic oil and avocado. They can even perform deep-follicle exfoliations. They're also particularly talented when it comes to hair extensions, artfully adding length and volume to locks with weaves and sew-ins. Additionally, the specialists offer makeup services, which are ideal for a bride on her big day or a vampire who just wants to fit in. Regardless of the service they perform, though, the staffers always provide clients with initial consultations and tips on maintaining their new looks at home.
Helping their clients have healthy hair is the number one concern at Milly's Dominican Hair Salon, but their team of Dominican hairstylists are most fluent in revitalizing Latin American and African American hair. They do this with an array of deep conditioners blended with aloe, cocoa, and garlic that aim to naturally hydrate and smooth rebellious locks. Alternately, they bestow easy-to-maintain hairstyles with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments, hair extensions, and styling techniques tailored to natural or steamed permed hair. Milly’s team aims to ensure that clients can maintain their new ‘dos at home by providing them with pro tips and tricks and by pointing them in the direction of the Inova, Baba de Caracol, Morrocanoil, and Aloxxi products that retail in their salon.
Black, white, and gray tiles zigzag behind the shampoo station at Nuvo Salon—they speak to the color scheme of the rest of the interior, from a gray floor and a black ceiling to the glass shelf-flecked white walls. The professional staff that calls this elegant location home invites clients into black, cube-patterned leather salon chairs for decadent hair care services. Stylists commit themselves to updating their skills in order to stay at the forefront of current trends. Along with free consultations, the team presents products from Moroccanoil and Aveda, a fully stocked refreshment bar, and free WiFi—which stands for wireless fishing, aka, achieving the impossible.
Relaxation master Leslie Newberry knows that, while stress is universal, escaping it is personal. That's why she tailors each of Hairdressers Inc. relaxing services to meet the unique needs of every client. She and her team shorten hair with cuts, upgrade plumage with feather add-ons, or lengthen manes with Lox hair extensions that come in 39 color options. Makeup artists accentuate features with professional applications and strategy sessions that are clients with take-home tips and color charts. The studio's nail technicians also stay busy, offering everything from simple trims and skin exfoliation to deep wraps and paraffin treatments that help refresh hands and feet after morning jogs through a network of drainage pipes.
The sound scissors make as they slowly but confidently close over a thatch of hair is as comforting to Brandy Wyrick as a child’s security blanket. She first heard that sound at a young age as her mother ran the gleaming edges through clients’ manes in her salon. Brandy spent weekends playing with mannequin heads as a child, later graduating to real heads at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. Today, she recreates those same snipping sounds inside Hair By The Square and during any open mic event she comes across.