Through more than 15 years in the industry, stylist and makeup artist Minrell Bowers has masterminded makeup for theatrical performances, honed her cutting technique with Aveda, and developed her own sense of styling smarts. At A'jewel4sure Hair & Makeup Studio, she and her staff beautify clients' hair with cuts that run the gamut from conventional to contemporary and creative. The stylists cut, color, and treat hair of all ethnicities. Products from Redken and Moroccanoil moisturize strands more effectively than standing underneath a waterfall until your head is numb.
Jewel Brown uses her vast experience to bring out the best in clients at Hair By Jewel Salon. After receiving her degree in cosmetology, she worked as a hair specialist in the heart of Manhattan and spent time as a stylist at the Apollo Theater, working with Diana Ross and Salt-N-Pepa, among other celebrities. She also has a wealth of continuing-education experience, including classes in cutting and coloring, as well as a certificate from Great Lengths as a hair-extensions specialist. She puts her knowledge and experience to work with a diverse clientele as she snips away split ends, adds dimension with highlights, tames frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, smoothes strands with relaxers, and nourishes locks with conditioning treatments.
Barbara "Beebe" Love seems to be something of a heartbreaker. From the testimonials on her website, it's clear that, as she's moved from salon to salon throughout the Midwest, she's left a trail of clients searching for somebody to fill her place. Their loss, however, is Dunwoody's gain. In the studio she recently opened near Perimeter Mall, she designs hairstyles for maximum versatility and shares beauty tips of all kinds. She and her staff also specialize in high-quality extensions and in color that leaves hair looking healthy, which means using conditioning Redken Chromatics products rather than braiding in broccoli florets.
With 19-foot high ceilings, bright colored walls, clean exposed brick, and cast iron flourishes, Shear Salon maintains a vibe that is both upbeat and contemporary. This lively salon is owned by Jodi Schwartz Grieshop, who studied under the founder of Aveda and worked as a stylist in the film, photography, and theater industries. Here, Jodi has assembled an equally talented cast of master stylists and makeup artists who dole out everything from haircuts, glazes, and keratin treatments to transform clients into the best version of themselves.
Jodi and her crew at Shear Salon emphasize comfort, which extend to more than just the rich wood furnishings and mosaic tile artwork. Upon entering, clients are offered a choice of complimentary beverages, as well as access to free Wi-Fi.
Though her pampering skills once enriched the lives of students at Redken School in New York, these days, master cosmetologist Pat Alessi uses her more than 30 years of experience to upgrade looks at Salon 1580. Along with specialty services in creative coloring, Global Keratin treatments, and rejuvenating organic facials, Pat counts communication as one of her greatest styling assets, taking the time to carefully listen to each of her client's wants and concerns before expertly shaping locks with Redken, L'Oréal, and Rusk products. To keep abreast of the latest trends in European styling and croissant making, she also frequently attends seminars led by industry leaders, melding modern techniques with her own creative flair to create looks that are completely fresh.
The stylists and technicians at Image Hair Studios refine tresses in a male-friendly salon environment that also caters to women's haircare needs. A hostess greets arriving visitors with a complimentary beer, cup of coffee, or bottled water before guiding them to the waiting area, where WiFi and an onsite hedge maze help clients to pass the time. The staff is equally adept at styling locks, affixing extensions, and treating scalps with nonsurgical hair-replacement therapy and employs such industry-standard products as Redken and Joe Grooming. Before committing to a salon service, customers can request a consultation with one of the studio's professionals in order to learn more about the treatment or the history of the scrunchie.