Like summery dresses and wheels of fortune, salon chairs reach their full potential for fun when spinning in circles. Swivel in enjoyment with today's Groupon: for $39, you get $100 worth of hair services at Paisley Salon in Palmetto.
Paisley Salon woos style-seeking customers with a variety of hair-modifying services performed by owner Amber Rampley Avanossian and her seasoned staff of hair trimmers and color specialists. Achieve a distinguished yet flavorful salt-and-pepper style with Color Camouflage ($60), a service for men that mixes in natural hair color with existing grays to create a youthful appearance, or simply snip existing locks into a new cut ($60 for women; $45 for men). An express keratin straightening and smoothing treatment ($120 value, which includes a haircut) coats hair follicles with a protective protein layer, cutting styling time in half and eliminating the need for a flat iron for four to six weeks after treatment. Kids' haircuts ($25) send children to Space Camp in style, and bridal updos (starting at $100) induce tears from proud fathers and regret-filled exes. Natural light floods onto Paisley Salon's hardwood floors, illuminating vintage-inspired décor and cushy couches.
Amber Rampley Avanossian cut her teeth and sharpened her shears as a young stylist in Atlanta. But with an eye toward opening her own studio, she headed out to Los Angeles where she landed a job getting talent camera-ready at the MTV, VH1, and ABC studios. When she returned home in 2003, she built up a clientele at two different Buckhead salons before finally cutting the ribbon at her own salon in 2008.
Today, the master stylist and Redken color specialist stocks Paisley Salon with styling products by Privé, MoroccanOil, Redken, and Wella. Though she specializes in on-trend cuts and color treatments, Amber also straightens curly strands with Keratin Express and Brazilian Blowout treatments and helps clients light up a room with updos or wigs made out of bottle rockets. She and her staff work within a spacious studio, flanked by crisp white walls and black-framed mirrors, all blanketed in natural sunlight that floats in from the floor-to-ceiling front window.