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.
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.
Brands Used: Onesta
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Master stylist Jessica Dunn keeps up with the latest haircare trends through her Onesta continuing-education classes. She uses the organic, eco-friendly, and PETA-approved haircare brand while styling hair at 97 Main Salon, where she also creates low-maintenance layered 'dos by wet-cutting hair and imbuing locks with multi-dimensional color.
Her fellow beauty experts tend to hair as well, removing unwanted strands on the body through waxing or electrolysis, both of which are performed in a private room in the salon.
Kellie Davis is just one of the talented stylists at Brandy's at 97 MAIN Salon, where the team members have more than 35 years of industry experience amongst them. Here, the stylists strive for perfection, which is why they employ only the finest hair care products available, including organic shampoos and conditioners from Onesta, ammonia-free color from Italian brand Advanced Coloration, and vitamin-rich argan oil products from Moroccan oil. Cuts, perms, color touch-ups, and frizz-reducing keratin treatments are all within the staff's expertise, and the team can even tend to body hair by removing it via electrolysis or waxing.
Salon 127's elegant waiting room welcomes visitors with comfy leather furniture, a painting of a flowery courtyard, and a table stacked with magazines. Once they've completed the latest dessert-island quiz in Newsweek, guests make their way to one of the styling stations, which are separated by privacy-boosting partitions with built-in mirrors. The salon's multitalented team then gets to work making over clients from head to toe with services that range from color applications and hair-relaxing treatments to facials and mani-pedis.