At Salon Galleria, which is divided into private suites, there's no danger of stylists running into each other on their trips to the shelf. Brittney Byrum prizes the intimacy that her studio affords, saying that the salon "gives our guest the ‘homey’ feeling." With hardwood floors and carved cabinets, her suite has a slightly Victorian vibe, which acts as a counterbalance to the modern 'dos she produces.
Brittney's specialty is multidimensional color—she loves to transform the tints of her clients' hair with new all-over shades as well as carefully applied highlights. She has also mastered the ombre trend, which gradually shifts the hair's hue at the ends for a bold, two-toned look more chic than simply wearing a chessboard as a hat. Brittney uses Redken and Pureology products to help nourish strands as she works, and sometimes, she even sells decorative headbands to complement her styles. Whether she's administering a simple trim or a complex wedding updo, her goal remains the same: to ratchet up her clients’ confidence.
Good things come in groups of 11, as evidenced historically by the players on a football team, the knights of a round table, and the number of fingers shared between two hands. Perhaps that's why Capelli's Salon and Spa splits its expert styling department between 11 stylists??one of which is Amber Rice. Amber relies on communication during sessions to ensure that her cut and color treatments are tailored to her client's personality, as well as facial features. Clients may also solicit one of the salon's two licensed massage therapists for a soothing bodywork session.
A cream shag rug, exposed steel beams, and zebra-print ottomans impart a funky feel to the interior of Co. Capelli Hair Salon, whose grand opening attracted the likes of Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. An expert in hair extensions, owner Sam Parker handpicked a multitalented staff of stylists to enhance clients' locks with glue-free Klix extensions or trim and highlight existing hair. Med-spa treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments leave skin smooth and glowing, and massages help muscles to unwind.
Stylist Fritzi Knapp carves out her own coiffing niche inside Hair For The Family salon using a combination of Redken, Rusk, and Paul Mitchell products. Armed with her scissors, coloring brush, and attention to detail, Fritzi revamps manes until they’re eye catching enough to redirect plane traffic. Fritzi can accent new cuts with elegant updos and brow waxings.
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.
Tell us about your business.
The intention of my work is to follow the recipe of Ida Rolf, who is the founder of Structural Integration/Rolfing. The goal of SI is to align the body into vertical and horizontal planes by slowly manipulating the fascia layer.
What sets your business apart?
There are many different modalities within the massage profession and in my personal experience working with the fascia creates the greatest overall, long-lasting change. It is a slow body stretch in which no lotions or oils are used.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I have been blessed with the hands and spirit of a healer and by giving the gift of this type of massage, I can give of myself for the greatest good!
What is your most popular offering?
Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) in which I work on the most superficial layer of the fascia as I move broader bands of that fascia. This is a great place to start for the client because it introduces the SI work more gradually, but I would always recommend the client evolve to the SI ten series.
What kind of training/expertise do you have?
After massage school four years ago I had 600 hours. Then, I went on to train in Miami for two years running and I have accumulated 1,030 hours with my sole intent being the study of SI. My heart is truly wrapped around this study. It is a magnificent modality and I'm quite proud to be in the lineage of Ida P. Rolf.