A Chat with Teased Salon
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our salon has a vintage and quaint, cozy feel that makes our clients feel welcomed. We also listen to our clients’ desires with their hair while offering them affordable services.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to put my own design and creativity into my salon and my clients. Venturing out on my own has given me the ability to grow as a stylist so much!
What do you love most about your job?
Making someone feel beautiful.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
When someone tells you they have been to so many salons trying to find someone that understands what they want. And when I finish their hair, they can’t thank me enough because I’ve done exactly what they have been trying to get done.
Teased Salon owner Brooke Hammer has saved people from what she refers to as "hair hell." She and her staff of stylists have witnessed sea-green color catastrophes; they've consoled mothers whose manes look butchered by their children; and they've rescued cuts after patrons visited a "chophouse with a new girl," says Brooke. For such cases, and for all her clients, Brooke employs the tips and techniques she learned during 11 years and through training with Aveda and Paul Mitchell. Each haircut or style—for men, women, kids, and brides—centers on communication; she consults with clients before snipping a single strand. And she gauges not just physical attributes such as face shape and hair texture, but also personality traits, such as edgy, conservative, or Aniston.
Brooke's path to a career in hairstyling wasn't always laid out before her, even though as a child––to her parents' dismay––she altered the hairstyles of several dolls and a few cousins. Yet she always had a creative streak, which a master stylist and instructor nourished in a protégé program. After nearly a decade in the business, she struck out on her own with Teased Salon, in the company of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and other Hollywood icons who now star in the salon's chic, vintage decor.