Norman Zapien values his passport as much as his scissors. His hairstyling acumen has taken him across the world, including to New York City, where he served as education director for Paul Mitchell; to London, where he taught at Vidal Sassoon; and to Beverly Hills, where he owned his own salon. Between his travels, he's found time to appear as a guest artist on CNN and E!'s Fashion Emergency. Norman's latest stop on his ascension through the industry is Zapien's Salon, where he continues to fashion cutting-edge styles with a team that supports his high standards for artistry and technique.
Norman's tiered stylists, colorists, and cosmetologists help redefine clients' images with an eye for style and a knack for their craft. Fresh haircuts receive a boost from shadowy lowlights or balayage highlights, and frizzy or damaged locks find new shine with Juvexin hair-smoothing treatments. Stylists also make sure their work looks good in between visits: clients get lessons on how to style their new haircuts six different ways and receive complimentary neck and bang trims until their next cut. Meanwhile, aesthetic experts offer facials, makeup, and waxing services for individuals and bridal parties trying to out-glamorize the wedding cake.
Belladonna’s professional strand artisans personalize haircuts and highlights on a scalp-by-scalp basis, earning accolades as one of Lake Oconee’s best salons from readers of Lake Oconee Living magazine. After a thorough consultation, the shampoo, cut, and style option commences in a relaxing flurry of lather and rinse before scissors raze strands in a search for new textures, bountiful layers, and constitutional loopholes that would allow frizzy locks to filibuster blow-dryer bills. Alternatively, Belladonna’s hair painters can apply their coloring knowledge to discern the best pigments for each patron’s particular skin tone, planning natural-looking highlights or a bold and brassy look, depending on client preferences. In a process lasting up to two hours, they will clothe tresses in metal foil to highlight certain segments of hair and improve the inner ear’s TV reception. As colors set, eyes can freely wander the salon’s shelves of hair products from brands such as Aveda, Redken, and CHI.
Salon Bella and owner Norma Alexander treats scalps to a comprehensive list of hair-care services in a relaxing environment. The salon exclusively equips each scissor-wielding hand with quality Redken products to produce lustrous results that induce jealousy from freshly waxed cars. Skilled specialists can tailor the women's cut to styles ranging from playful bobs to cascading floor-length dos ($48) and men ($25) and children ($25) can opt for shiny matching pompadours. Meanwhile, the waxing services employ Lilliputian gardeners to aesthetically shape eyebrow hedges ($15) and mow moustache lawns ($15). Meanwhile, freshly bared faces can dress up exposed pores thanks to a 20% discount on mineral makeup, which is good for an assortment of pharmacy-grade Glo Minerals cosmetics products such as blush ($24), lip pencils ($16.99), and liquid foundation ($36.50) for supporting liquid houses.
At Salon Chambre, upbeat stylists chat with their regulars as they update 'dos with haircuts and color services. They'll summon a healthy shine from locks with deep-conditioning and hot-oil treatments, and promote circulation and relax frazzled strands with scalp massages. For a quick transformation, they can add instant length with sew-in and glue-in weaving, or soften and straighten strands with hair relaxers.
Amanda Jane Salon’s sextet of stylists and one masseuse pair 65 years of combined know-how with high-end products from Aveda and Oribe. Oscillating between hair services, skincare, and massage therapy, Amanda Jane Salon provides a one-stop shop for corporeal and follicular rejuvenation, where artfully dyed highlights can shimmer brightly above the stress-relieving strokes of a classic Swedish massage or holistic foot rub. Waxing services scour brows, lips, and chins for excess fuzz and misplaced Groucho mustaches, and fashion-forward makeup services accentuate facial features with sophisticated soupçons of vibrancy. The salon’s stylists stay abreast of current trends through continuing education, even as they foster goodwill in the community through regular involvement with the American Cancer Society and Methodist Home.