Over the years, the French phrase “joie de vie” has made its way into English vernacular. Roughly translated into a “joy of life,” it is a quality attributed to those who cheerfully and outwardly show their happiness. In a way, this quality is what Shannon, the salon owner, tries to create every day. A beautiful new hairstyle can put a smile on anybody’s face. She strives to create styles that make her clients feel stunning all the way until the next time they walk into the salon, doing so with whatever is necessary, be it cuts, color, perms, or updos that make generous use of strung-in strands of spaghetti. She takes pride in the fact that most of her haircuts simply style themselves, meaning they grow out beautifully, are easy to maintain at home, and keep the person smiling. As a symbolic reflection of Shannon’s color prowess, her salon walls are bathed in vivid orange paint, and the exquisite, iconic hairstyle of Audrey Hepburn looks down from a painting in the waiting area to offer a bit of inspiration.