If the Stone Mountain location of Fresche Hair Salon & Boutique feels like home, that’s probably because it’s nestled inside a ranch-style house, where salon artists work in rooms filled with rustic decor. The Oakhurst location, on the other hand, has the funky air of an art gallery—amid the stark contrast of kelly-green walls and brown furnishings, a colorful painting perches atop the mirror of every styling station. No matter their surroundings, the staff brings a hospitable and savvy approach to each service. They tend to a number of hair needs, including cutting hair into new looks and adding length with feather or 100% human-hair extensions. Their color services drench hair in enticing hues and strengthening proteins that protect from UV rays and people hucking gum for no reason. Meanwhile, professional makeup artists apply lipstick and blush and hold eyelash-extensions lessons and makeup tutorials.
At Alisha’s Salon & Spa, a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists attend to clients’ every beauty whim. Organic ingredients clarify the skin in more than 10 types of facials, each designed for specific concerns such as acne and fine lines. Using herbal oil and therapeutic strokes, massage therapists diffuse stress and beeping smoke detectors hidden within the body. Henna can be applied during salon services to nourish and color strands, or drawn on hands for intricate body art that lasts two to four weeks.
Beauty is more than a goal at Ruby Beauty Center. It's a mission. Working traditional Indian influences into Western aesthetics, the skin, hair, makeup, and massage experts help men and women achieve everyday beauty and specialize in bridal makeovers. Whether seeking softer, younger-looking skin via one of the spa's dozens of facials, or catching all eyes with mehndi makeup for the hands and henna for the hair, clients can enjoy total self-transformation without setting up an elaborate teleportation accident. They also offer waxing, hair coloring, and threading treatments.
Brands Used: Onesta
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Master stylist Jessica Dunn keeps up with the latest haircare trends through her Onesta continuing-education classes. She uses the organic, eco-friendly, and PETA-approved haircare brand while styling hair at 97 Main Salon, where she also creates low-maintenance layered 'dos by wet-cutting hair and imbuing locks with multi-dimensional color.
Her fellow beauty experts tend to hair as well, removing unwanted strands on the body through waxing or electrolysis, both of which are performed in a private room in the salon.
Charmagne Grant, master stylist and owner of Salon Envy, comes to Atlanta by way of Kingston, Jamaica and the Big Apple. She brings nearly two decades of beauty industry experience to her salon, where she oversees a team of fellow stylists and massage therapists. This crew specializes in cuts, colors, and glamorous styles, and are equally adept at working with both natural hair and weave extensions. Click here to view their style gallery, which features bold wedding updos and stunning red-carpet downdos.