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.
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.
Brandy Sellers works out of Pure Salon and Spa, a large and welcoming space where relaxation and physical transformation occur simultaneously. Inside, staff members offer facials, body wraps, and massages to rejuvenate the skin and quiet the mind. Then after appointments, patrons can take a walk through the space's 1,000 square-foot art gallery to get their synapses firing again.
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.