Stylist in Atlanta Area

belliawavybelliawavy Registered Users Posts: 36
I was wondering does anyone know of a good stylist in the atlanta area. I live outside of atlanta. I live in Covington and i am looking for someone in this area but if i have to go to atlanta i will. Any suggestions? Please help.
2c
low porosity
medium denisty
coarse

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  • TeaTimeTeaTime Registered Users Posts: 59
    Have you tried Flaunt Salon out there in Covington? I went there for years, despite living in Gwinnett. I usually went to Esther, she had been my stylist for years, but Jennifer is very good too (and has curly hair herself). Neither are curly hair specialists, but if you wanted something closer to home they are good options.

    My last haircut I decided to try Martha at Salon Disegno in Lawrenceville and loved both my hair cut and color. She sat down and took notes about the concerns with my hair, what I wanted to do, and gave me a lot of styling suggestions. Also before leaving, I got a bunch of coupons for free stuff for subsequent visits. And just a few weeks ago I got a handwritten letter from Martha thanking me for coming in and gave me a 20% off my next coloring.

    Here's another post about Atlanta stylists to give you some additional suggestions:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=48511

    I hope this helps, and good luck on your stylist search!
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  • hmixonhmixon Registered Users Posts: 214
    I am also looking for a good stylist in the Atlanta area. Here are the ones listed on the Deva website- has anyone had any experience with them?

    The Salon on Jett Ferry
    2500 Mount Vernon Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338
    Sandra Hayes- cut and color
    Melissa Chisman- cut and color
    770-394-6100
    Several people have said they liked Melissa

    Bellabloom
    100 North Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree, GA 30269
    Cheri King- cut and color
    Stephanie Lott- cut and color
    Patty Hollin-cut and color
    770-856-3539
    Auntnett went in the fall and didn’t care for it after all

    Lux Studio
    590 Boneventure Ave NE., Atlanta, GA 30306
    Charlene Owen- cut and color
    Krista Stegall- cut and color
    404-881-1007



    Curltopia
    3150 Highlands Parkway SE, Smyrna, GA 30082
    Taylor Weatherford- cut and color
    Robin Sjoblom- cut and color
    770-434-5585


    Michael Burton Colors
    2957 N. Fulton Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Julie Moore- cut and color
    404-266-1101


    Harmony Salon
    8420 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30022
    Christina Carsillo- cut and color
    770-993-0008
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    True about Bellabloom. I also went to the Salon at Jett's Ferry and had another bad Deva cut, but unfortunately, I don't remember the stylist's name.

    I totally agree with TeaTime about Martha at Salon Disegno. And it sounds like she's further developed her technique since I first went to her - I'm considering going back to her myself. I like the one I'm using now but she's all the way in Peachtree City. Fortunately, my parents live near there, so it's not completely crazy for me to go there, LOL.

    I know HMixon has since gone to Harmony Salon and really liked it.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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  • jamaicacurljamaicacurl Registered Users Posts: 130
    Oh this is helpful as I also live in the Metro Atl area (Lithonia). I need to call my hairdresser and see if/what she knows about doing & caring for curly hair...
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  • VerityVerity Registered Users Posts: 616 Curl Neophyte
    auntnett, is there a stylist in Peachtree City that you actually like? Is it Carol Russman at Salon 54, or is Carol somewhere else in Peachtree City? (I've gone to Salon 54 off and on over the years, and I've never known of a Carol there, but I certainly don't know all the stylists' names.) It would be AMAZING to find someone nearby who really knows how to cut curly hair. When you tell most stylists that you wear your hair curly, even some of the time, they hear, "Take the thinning shears or razor to this woman's hair." UGH!!!!!!
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    Yes, it's Carol. Her card says stylist/owner, and it sounds like she's been there a good while, although I don't know if ever since it opened. She's Deva trained - I found out about her from the Deva site - and uses it on some. She did cut mine dry the second time I went to her, and it was by far the best Deva dry cut I've had, but mine just does better cut wet - we've both agreed upon that.

    She says she just took the whole Deva thing in and incorporated what she believes works - she didn't necessarily buy into it all, so I'll warn you, she's not a big proponent of the whole no-poo thing, in case you're strict CG. However, she does teach/advocate things like coating length of hair with conditioner before using a medicated shampoo (we both have to use them at times), applying product to very wet hair, clipping the top for lift, diffusing, not using towels, etc. - she has curly hair herself (3A) and knew and used a lot of this before ever hearing of Deva.

    She's never tried to use thinning shears or a razor on me. She gives conservative trims, never cutting more than I ask and, in fact, talking me out of going as short as I'd intended the time she did the dry cut - I wanted to get rid of old color and told her to whack it off, but she talked me out of it and cut it dry so she could see the line of demarcation and cut it as little as possible.

    Hope some of this helps you decide - probably worth a try, at least since, as you know, they're reasonably priced, especially compared to any of the other Deva stylists I've priced, including Bellabloom - I paid twice as much for that bad cut! Salon 54 still uses mostly Aveda products and doesn't use or carry Deva - Carol wasn't impressed with the products (like so many of us) or with their requirements to sell them.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • VerityVerity Registered Users Posts: 616 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks so much for the quick response! Now that you describe her, I think I know who Carol is. I've wondered if she's good with curly hair since she has curls herself.

    I do not use the CG method, so that won't be an issue. I might have an issue with trying to achieve lift on top, since I have a rectangular face and think hair that's "big" on top makes my face look even longer, but maybe she can work with me.

    I will definitely give her a try!
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    Good luck! I hope you like her. She can probably cut it so that it won't make your face look too long and give you some tips for styling it so it's not flat but doesn't accentuate its length - I told her I wanted a good face frame, ala Struttswife's description, and she knew exactly what I meant and is working with me to get to that point since it was originally a little short. I've never been able to get anyone else to understand what I wanted for the front.

    FYI, she's probably mid forties, fairly tall, slim, with layered light brown/dark blond highlighted 3A hair, a little below shoulder length - She's usually at one of the stations in the middle of the floor, just behind the waiting area.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • VerityVerity Registered Users Posts: 616 Curl Neophyte
    Carol did cut my hair, and while I like her a lot, I'm not crazy about the cut. To be fair, she was working with the remains of a really horrible haircut (which included razoring--yikes) that I got in July. It is a little below chin-length overall, but just too short/full on top. If I were in my 20s, I think I could get away with this cut; as it is, I think I look like a grandma when I wear it completely curly.

    I think Carol would be great for women with longish (shoulder-length or longer) hair who are committed to wearing it curly all over and 100% of the time. She did cut my hair dry, which no one else has ever done. I see that you have long hair, so I'm not surprised that you are a lot more pleased with the way she cuts hair than I was.

    I have just come to the conclusion that I don't want my hair cut in a way that makes it curlier; I really want a cut that looks good either straight or curly. When someone cuts my hair to encourage curl, it's impossible for me to wear it straight or straightish. (With the right cut and the right products, my hair can get close to straight with just air drying, and looks good on the few occasions when I have it flat ironed.)

    I have a terrible dilemma with my hair. When it is long, I like the look from the back, but from the front, it absolutely overwhelms my small features. When it's a little shorter, it tends to poof out, and once again my eyes and cheekbones disappear. I'd have it cut it even shorter (I have photos of myself from a few years ago with pretty darn short hair, and in my heart of hearts I think it's the most flattering look on me), but every stylist I've been to lately talks me out of getting it cut short.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    Aw, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.

    Did you make it clear that you wear it both straight and curly? If so, I'm surprised she cut it dry as she seemed to be in total agreement with me that that doesn't work for a lot of us if we ever wear it straight. It didn't sound like she used a dry cut as often as wet.

    I say follow your heart of hearts and do what you think is best, not what any stylist does. You know your hair and what you're trying to achieve better than they ever can, although you should certainly listen to their advice and weigh the pros and cons. Be prepared to live with it for a while if you turn out to be wrong, LOL.

    Good luck!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • VerityVerity Registered Users Posts: 616 Curl Neophyte
    Yea, the problem with getting hair cut to encourage the curl (not what I realized she was doing--I thought she was cutting to work with what I have, and yes, I did say I want to wear it straight some of the time) is that it's impossible to straighten if you try. I'd shrug and deal with it, but I have a family gathering in early November that I'm already dreading because my hair won't have grown out enough by then. :::::::sigh::::::

    At least I've learned not to let anyone cut my hair dry, or to even tell them I EVER like to wear it curly, but darn, it was an expensive (in terms of time it will take to grow out) lesson.

    Edited to add that I went back to a previous stylist and finally convinced her to take off some length. The cut isn't perfect, and that may be due to the fact that there are still some too-short layers and choppiness left from previous haircuts, but I think I'm on the right track, finally. The shape of this cut actually creates the illusion of cheekbones--yay! Onward to the baby shower (the family event I mentioned earlier in this post).

    BTW, if anyone is interested, the stylist is Robin at Peachtree Salon (formerly at Anthony Michael) in Peachtree City.

    Edited again to add that Robin is now at Dimension 74 Salon in Peachtree City. Despite the fact that the new salon carries Ouidad products and seems to be curl-friendly, I was not happy with the last haircut she gave me. I asked her to angle it away from my face, indicating the area near my chin, and I ended up with a bunch of REALLY short layers on top and a lot of poofiness. Aargh. It's so frustrating to get such varying results from the same stylist.

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