A chandelier sparkles over stylist Alicia's clients at Attache Salon while she cuts, colors, and conditions their hair. The salon's earth-toned palette adds warmth to the surroundings, weaving throughout the patterned armchairs, hardwood floors, and full-length, black-framed mirrors.
The highly trained stylists at Barnette’s Salon are accustomed to hearing compliments from satisfied clients, but in the past few years they've also had to get used to reading praise in print. Along with being named a "Top 100 Salon 2011" by Elle Magazine and "Reader's Choice for Best Salon 2012" by Mississippi Magazine, the salon––which boasts three locations––has also earned the title of "Best Beauty Shop of Jackson 2012" from the Jackson Free Press](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/25/best-of-jackson-2012-urban-living/), who proclaimed, "the staff is not only friendly and professional, but also immensely talented, consisting of some of the top stylists in town."
Those top stylists owe much of their success to the salon's training program, which divvies the staff into five levels, according to experience, and inducts new stylists only after they have endured at least one year of extensive training and learned to identify each hair color by its smell. Specialists if precision cuts and custom color, the team reaches for products from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, MoroccanOil, and CareTrico, and add instant length and volume using 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths. For tresses in need of a new texture, they can also calm unruly curls with Keratin smoothing treatments or set strands with permanent waves to help cut down on time spent dealing with hot curling irons or hot rollers.
It's no mistake that The Hair Nook has an old-school beauty-shop vibe: the salon has been open for more than 25 years. The staff's skills extend beyond traditional cuts and rollerwraps, though. Their extensive training shows through in a lengthy service list that includes everything from eyebrow arching to curly perms to braids and weave ponytails to facials.