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In the Spotlight – Steve Dunlap

Steve Dunlap of My Brother’s Barber at Salon Suites Vestavia Hills grew up in Birmingham and had always been the creative type. He cut his own hair and did all types of styles on his own hair when he was younger, but his drive to become a barber came a little later in life. From 1999 to 2001 he performed volunteer work in Brooklyn, New York. As a volunteer money can be tight and volunteers

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How to Choose Extensions that Work for You

HaloCouture Extensions Tape in, braid, weave, bead, glue, wire, the list goes on and on for the options of hair extensions. So how do you know what is the right fit for you? To help you understand the selection for extensions let’s follow the extension story of Salon Suites’ VP of Sales and Marketing, Sherry, and her journey to HaloCouture Tape Ins with salon owner Tiffany Penley. Sherry had used extensions since her early 20’s

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Benefits of Salon Suite Rental

Be Your Own Boss It’s a growing trend sweeping the nation, support local. Empower your local neighbor, church member, friend, or family member to control their own destiny and be their own boss, and why not. Why not support those in your local community and enhance your local economy that allows for a greater and stronger city, but many in the beauty profession wonder what this could look like for them. How do they control

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In the Spotlight – Crystal Judd

This hair styling, crossfitting, water loving momma is one of our salon owners at Bazaar 280. Crystal Judd owns Salon 5 and decided to open an individual private salon with Salon Suites after 7 years of owning a traditional, multi-chair salon. Crystal decided it was time to focus on her individual talent and clients rather than having to manage employees and her business, and Salon Suites was just the right fit. Learn more about Crystal

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In the Chair with Melanye Morris

When you are having skin troubles and ask your girlfriends what to do most likely they will suggest you try skin guru, Melanye Morris at Salon Suites Bazaar 280. When our Social Media Liaison, Megan, had the chance to get in the chair she jumped at the opportunity. Below is the video of Megan getting her facial with glycolic peel and an interview of her experience. Can you relate to Megan’s skin struggles or do

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In the Spotlight – Jonathan Dunlap

Let’s Meet Master Barber, Jonathan Dunlap Please everyone give a warm welcome to Salon Suites first barber, Jonathan Dunlap. Jonathan has joined the Salon Suites Vestavia Hills location and we couldn’t be more excited. Jonathan has experience in everything from fades and mohawks to old fashion shaves. While always an artist and creative in school, he wasn’t sure how to channel his passion. His mother made the suggestion that he follow in his brother’s footsteps of

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In the Spotlight – Amber Boyd

How many manicurists can you think of that have been in the business for 20 years? Go ahead…we’ll give you some time to ponder…not any would be a safe guess we would venture to say. Unless you already know Amber Boyd of Nails by Amber Boyd that is. Amber is a master manicurist with over 20 years of experience. Growing up in pageants, Amber always wanted to be in the beauty industry and nails were

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In the Spotlight – Terry Hall

Education: The beauty industry just fit for Terry Hall. His mother worked in salons while he was growing up and then owned one with his brother and his partner. So for Terry, joining the world of beauty was a natural progression. Growing up around hair and learning everything from cuts to color did not stop his thirst for knowledge. After getting his cosmetology license from Winonah International School of Cosmetology, Terry advanced his training with

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Hottest Spring Trends

Spring is in the Air It’s here. It’s finally happened. Spring is poking it’s green buds out of the cold, damp earth to share bright vibrant colors and warmer weather. Or so we thought because here in Alabama the first day of Spring we went from nearly 80 and gorgeous to 50 and windy. That coupled with many of us still lagging from Day Light Savings and it’s hard to see what we were looking

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In the Spotlight – Angie Gaither

Her small town roots show the moment you step into her salon. Southern hospitality at it’s finest. Angie Gaither of Shear Serenity at Salon Suites Greystone immediately makes you comfortable and what could be better for someone you are entrusting with your locks. Angie is from Weogufka, Alabama a small town with Southern charm and felt a calling to the beauty industry. Always having a compassionate heart for others her joy comes from making her

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In the Spotlight – Stephanie Lorino

Stephanie Lorino Salon was established at Salon Suites, Colonnade, in September 2014. After a desire for change, Stephanie made the move and hasn’t looked back. “I was ready for a more personal atmosphere. Low key and self sufficient.” But what is even better is that her clients haven’t looked back either. “Oh they love it. Oh my gosh they love it. Its never boring. There is such a good energy {at Salon Suites}. People love the

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4 Hacks for Lasting Curls

4 Hacks for Lasting Curls How to Make Your Curls Stay with Monat How often do you see pictures of those girls on Pinterest and Instagram with soft, romantic curls and think my hair could never look like that. Or if you can get your hair that soft and voluminous it won’t last longer than you putting down the curling or flat iron and getting out the door. We have all been there so we

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