Inside Salon Pennae, Tangela LaRue helms Art of Perfection, where she provides haircare education and services to women of all ages. Tangela works with tresses of all textures and specializes in vibrant color, smoothing relaxers and silkings, elongating extensions, and stylish cuts. In addition to hair services, she artfully applies makeup, shapes eyebrows, and adds extensions to make lashes lush enough to bat away fog.
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.
Jewels Beauty Bar founder and GKhair educator and color expert Julia Hart discovered her love for the beauty industry at age 11 when she became intrigued by the styles, makeup, and hairdos of her peers. Now, she and her Dream Squad run a private women's beauty boutique that eliminates wait times and the assembly-line feel of nonpersonalized salons. Exuding a personable charm, Julia styles, moisturizes, highlights, colors, and tames hair exclusively using the sulfate, gluten, ammonia, and paraben free product line GKhair. GKhair color products also contain Juvexin keratin which leaves hair soft and shiny.
Jessica Renee Bentley's touch might not be magical, but it does have the ability to create dramatic, eye-catching transformations. After graduating from beauty school at the age of 20, she began to pursue her passion creating these sorts of transformations, giving clients a personalized look that leaves visitors feeling confident and proud. Jessica's basic cuts and trims can add striking layers, coloring treatments add depth and dimension to a style, and straightening procedures create flowing, curl-free hairdos. Additionally, Jessica specializes in applying a wide range of different extensions, including braidless sew-ins and weaves. Her approach hinges upon the goal of creating a glamorous and flattering hairstyle that still manages to look natural.
Within Grady's Cuts lies Atlanta Cut Master, where the team works at a lot more than clipper and precision cuts—they also work on building community. A regular day brings in a solid a base of repeat customers who come not only for the head stylist's perfect lines and edges, but for a bit of good conversation. Not restricted to men's cuts, the team also snips women's styles and does eyebrow shaping, as well as styling for kids. Throwing back to an earlier time, barbers give men old-school razor shaves to keep facial hair at bay or to keep mustaches from turning on their wearers.
Besides beautifying hair, stylist Bettie Monroe Salon's main mission is to make their clients feel at home. That's why she's filled the freestanding brick building with leather furniture, dark hardwood floors, and a cozy fireplace. Yet, in spite of her emphasis on hominess, her professional salon services are hardly the kind you get at home. Precision haircuts descend from her fingertips along with Big Sexy Hair products, keratin smoothing treatments, and color services. Clients looking to augment their natural lengths can opt for feather and hair extensions.