The experienced stylists at Revival Salon slather strands with plant-derived Aveda products. The team works from a services menu that catalogs updos, flying curls, and Brazilian Blowouts. Their hair extensions make use of So.Cap.USA products, which are manufactured in Italy from 100% human hair and unicorn eyelashes. The staff also performs permanent texture adjustments to take strands from straight to curly and back, as well as Ombre and Balayage treatments to render natural-looking highlights. In addition to treating manes, Revival’s staff tints eyebrows and applies airbrush tans to the bod. Their studio fills one of the oldest buildings in Suwanee, replete with Louis XIV-style furnishings—the gold, ornate mirror frames look like backdrops for the queen's castle—and Damask-print fabric covers the walls.
• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.
As the leader of Jackie & Company Salon, Jackie Frye possesses the most impressive resume of the team's six stylists: in addition to her more than 20 years of industry experience, she holds certifications in Goldwell color and Brazilian Blowouts. But the rest of her staffers are no slouches either. Colleen Brown and Tammy Greenway both specialize in Redken color, and Kristen Reigart continues her cosmetic education by attending classes taught by prominent stylists across the country. Casey Palacio has taught several classes herself and regularly styles hair for events such as the Atlanta Bridal Show. Rounding out the beauty squadron is Crystal Bonds, who counts Brazilian blowouts and Invisilocs, a new patent-pending extension system, among her many specialities. At the salon, these experts perform services ranging from simple cuts and colors to smoothing treatments such as the GK taming system. To enhance their work, they use Pureology, Redken and Moroccanoil products, and they listen to the soundtrack of Edward Scissorhands all day, everyday until it haunts their very dreams.
The team of stylists and cosmetologists at Sara Hair & Spa are devoted to helping their clients achieve silky-smooth hair and even smoother skin. While custom cuts and coloring services transform hair, threading and waxing treatments remove it from unwanted areas, such as the face or soles of the feet. Staff also perform soothing facials, and ready bridal parties for the big day with airbrush makeup or henna applications. To care for hair, the team relies on high-end products by Redken, Matrix, and Loreal—and to add color to faces, they use MAC Cosmetics. The salon's decor soothes visitors with a rich color palette of creams and reds.
Not surprisingly, the team at The Hair Extension Studio focuses on hair and eyelash extensions. But the follicle amplifiers don’t stop at basic extension and haircare treatments, and have expanded their menu to include such specialized services as careful sew-ins, meticulous strand-by-strand weaves, and a wealth nonsurgical hair replacements. The team can even work shears on location for wedding prep, but does charge a tiny fee for grooming the tiny people on the cake.