Early on as a child in Munich, Germany, it was clear that Ulie Stewart had an eye for hairdressing. After practicing on Barbie dolls, she graduated to humans when she began to style her own hair. A youthful interest soon became a lifelong passion and eventually a career.
Today, Ulie tends to clients’ looks inside the salon she opened with her husband, Michael Stewart. She and a talented team of stylists provide services that leave tresses highlighted or fully colored, straightened, or accented with weaves. Other treatments embellish nails with acrylic tips or accentuate faces with makeup suitable for everyday wear or especially glamorous trips to the library.
To Shannon Smith, hair is an art form. For nearly two decades, she has used this art to imbue clients with style and confidence, and she continues that mission today at Sha'Mari Hair Salon. Whether it's a classic cut or a hair-weaving, Shannon and her team give each clip and snip their undivided attention. And because hair can have profound effects on attitudes and self-esteem, they combat thinning hair with treatments and also provide designer wigs upon request.
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.
The weave and color experts at Kariah Salon manufacture majestic manes while striving to keep locks healthy. Weave services, using 100% human hair, start at a discounted price of $100 (or $70 for a quick weave) and may be sewn into all of your natural hair or, like a helmet made from a halved Wiffle ball, leave some of your hair out. A net sew-in ($150) supplies solutions to those with thinning hair, allowing them to dazzle friends, coworkers, and traffic cops. The relaxer retouch treatment is designed to straighten head-fur that's spawned since a previous relaxer treatment, imbuing a sense of unity and follicular nationalism to once-warring noggin turf.
Affordable haircare—stat! Unlike a costly trip to the real emergency room, a visit to Hair ER finds stylists who aim to keep style budget-friendly by adhering to a simple mantra: "You don't have to go broke to be beautiful." Armed with more than 20 years of experience, they perform advanced beauty treatments such as weaves, hydration treatments, silk presses, color, and precision cuts. Chemical peels and makeup applications keep the face looking healthy and bright, whereas manicures and pedicures make nails shiny and colorful, as nature intended.
Immix Hair Gallery & Day Spa has an inside-out approach to beauty, which means offering detoxifying treatments alongside a host of spa and salon services. Stylists and technicians soothe stressed muscles, smooth frizzy hair, and reveal the natural glow present inside every light-bulb-eating human, with treatments such as ionic detox footbaths, ear candling, and detox facials. In the past, guest speakers have guided hair-extension workshops, where attendees nibble refreshments, tote home some swag, and learn about nurturing their own backyard hair gardens.