At Salone Divino, talented tress-tamer Anna Williams brings more than 15 years of experience to relax crazed coiffures and imbue lifeless locks with lustrous tints. Perms coax coy curls out of shy strands ($70+), and a relaxer helps tense tendrils unwind after a hard day of flouncing and kissing light sockets ($80+). Fool clingy, ever-present reflections with full ($95+) or partial ($55+) foil highlights or a delicious all-over caramelizing ($100). Or, get a corrective color treatment to restore damaged hair that has turned green with envy or purple with mutant-envy ($75/hour).
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer water, soda, coffee, and magazines for the clients' comfort.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of being a hairstylist is [creating] color and haircuts. I look at color as an art, and the person in my chair is like my canvas. I love to make each and every client that sits in my chair feel gorgeous, confident, and happy when they leave the salon. It is an extremely rewarding feeling to get to know each client and know when they leave that they are truly happy with the service and experience they received.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Out of the entire repertoire, my absolute favorite service to perform is color. The reason I enjoy this more than any other service is because it brings out my creative side. Also seeing the difference a color can make on someone is an amazing experience. A client can come in and look really old and leave looking vibrant and youthful because they simply changed the color of their hair.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Juvexin Global Keratin treatments and color
Brands Used: Redken, Bedhead, and Juvexin Global Keratin products
Tell us about your business.
I [have] been doing hair for more than 15 years. I spent the past eight years as a color specialist and educator at the biggest salon in Knoxville. I spent years traveling and teaching everywhere from California to Texas as a full time educator for Wella-Sebastian, one of the number one hair color companies in the world.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
I specialize in color, especially reds, blonds and color correction—changing from one color to a completely different color.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started cutting hair when I was 13 for friends and family. I fell in love with the craft and never stopped.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
Seana's Sanctuary offers a private one-on-one atmosphere. I offer my expertise at examining a client’s skin tone and face shape to give suggestions for what will complement their features. I also offer complimentary wine, water, or soft drinks.
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