To explore her more artistic side through styling, Memphis native Nai'Vasha Johnson moved to Atlanta. With the new environment came a creative surge of provocative, sophisticated, and colorful looks that are at home in magazine editorials and on the heads of fashionable clients. Nai'Vasha, a Paul Mitchell the School graduate, was named a finalist in the Newcomer of the Year category at the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards. When not transforming tresses out of her cozy studio, she gussies up models for high-end publications such as Obvious, Idoll, and Sophisticates Hair.
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.
Over the past two decades, Bridgette Hunt has honed her styling and cosmetology skills across North Central Florida and the greater Atlanta area. With salon services ranging from relaxers and perms to highlights and deep-conditioning treatments, Bridgette creates bold new looks for clients so they can impress friends or prove the value of hairstyling to a herd of yaks. Her clients can further reinvent their appearance with brow, lip, and chin waxing, lash extensions, and bridal updos and weaves.
The stylists of SalonBar prioritize hair health when using only top-of-the-line products and careful styling techniques for all hair types. Each appointment begins with a consultation and hair analysis to devise a styling strategy that suits your hair texture, facial contours, and natural running speed. Along with basic cuts and coloring services, the stylists also beautify locks with weaves, Keratin treatments, and extensions.
The stylists at Salon Do are busy. They're busy making people look and feel beautiful, thanks to a full array of haircare services. Their haircuts for men, women, and kids can range from as simple as a trim to as complex as an entire new style or paper-mache head. They also transform looks with blowouts and up-sweeps, highlights, lowlights, and other coloring services.
Unlike many of her peers, Salon Aspire owner and stylist Taylor Andress continued her education in hairstyling long after she finished cosmetology school. As a Paul Mitchell–trained stylist, she's completed specialty classes in razor technique and color application, and holds certifications in keratin smoothing treatments and hair extensions. In fact, she's gathered so much expertise that she's spent time as an instructor, sharing her secrets with future stylists.
Alongside her knowledge and skill, Taylor calls on another secret weapon to forge fashion-forward hairstyles: premium styling products. After years of personal research, she's boiled down her selections to GK Hair, Woody's Men's Grooming, and Pravana ChromaSilk color—a line that, like a nonconformist dalmatian, comes in 101 shades.