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In the Spotlight – Lelanda Latrice Lee

Lelanda has been in the beauty industry 28 years, but looking back her experience started well before she began her professional education at the School of Beauty Culture. For as long as she can remember Lelanda has enjoyed getting dolled up and experimenting with hair and makeup. It always made her feel special and now she passes that love for beauty on to her clients. “The greatest reward to get is when you turn that client

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In the Spotlight – Amanda Havens

When you walk in Amanda’s Wax and Beauty Boutique at Salon Suites Bazaar 280 you immediately are immersed in overwhelming sense of happy. Bright colors in an overall relaxed environment, its no wonder that Amanda says, “I’ve been accused of being a hippie. More color is always better. I’m bohemian and eclectic, lets go with eclectic.” But don’t let her easy going nature fool you. This lady is all business when it comes to beauty.

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In the Spotlight – Bethany Maldon

“It’s an environment where I can set my own pace, hours, prices and its a community still with people all around you. I have never been so happy with my career. I love coming to my own salon.” You can say that Bethany was keeping it all in the family when she made the move to owning her own independent salon with Salon Suites, Colonnade. Her step-mother, Dawna Watson, is a salon owner with Salon

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In the Spotlight – Tori Doss

“I was the girl in preschool that I always had hairspray in her hair. I would cry if my bangs weren’t perfect.” Don’t let Tori’s fresh face fool you, Tori is a tried and true beauty expert. Starting her training at the young age of 15 Tori has immersed herself in all things beauty and hair! Her mother had her cosmetology license but did not work as a stylist so little Tori was her mom’s

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Nail Trends to Brighten Up Your Spring

THE 13 COOLEST NAIL IDEAS FOR SPRING 2016 With Spring just around the corner we are so excited for the Spring fashions! Time to loose the thick wool scarves and sweaters and pull out the linen and dresses. With the wardrobe change into light fabrics and light colors we thought its time to change up our nails, too. After finding this nail fashion round up from Harpers Bazaar, we just had to share with all

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In the Spotlight – Bobbi J. Boone

Although Bobbi is not a native Alabamian, she has all the ease of Southern hospitality. Moving to Alabama 39 years ago from Arizona she has picked up on Southern charm and sitting down with her makes you feel as though you are sitting on a porch swing with a glass of ice tea on a cool Spring day. The comfort and ease that you feel with Bobbi is just relaxing and makes it easy to

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In the Spotlight – Devon Watson

Devon Watson, owner of Devon Salon, began her career studying theater and received a bachelors degree from Jackson State University. She then channeled her creative energy as an apprentice for Parisian Master Stylist, David Sebbag, in Mountain Brook. Since beginning her professional beauty career in 2007, Devon has continued to expand her education. Trained under the Toni and Guy curriculum and then Aveda for 5 years she has made it a point to attend trainings

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In the Spotlight – Colleen Russell

Colleen Russell, of Shear Love, is one of Salon Suites Vestavia Hills independent Salon Owners. She also was the first to be interviewed for the new Salon Suites, In the Spotlight blog! This being the first interview jitters are to be expected but not from Colleen. Ever the consummate professional, Colleen handled the interview process how she handles her clients: personably, friendly, and expertly. After being a regional manager of 4 salons, Colleen was looking

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Welcome, a quick hello

Hello Alabama…at Salon Suites we have a lot of exciting things happening! And what better way to keep you in the know than a blog. We will cover trends, tips & tricks, and we will have salon owner spotlights. Salon owner spotlights will give you a chance to get to know the individual owners on a personal level. The relationship between beauty expert and client is special. Each salon owner is a creative, fun, and

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Success Story with Tori Doss

Starting her own business with a 4 month old baby girl at home might seem like an inopportune moment, but for Tori Doss it was the right time to start Tease Hair Studio at Salon Suites, Vestavia Hills. Tori’s realization came one night picking her daughter up from her mother’s after she had gotten off work. Her daughter was already asleep for the night and she had missed those precious moments of bath time and

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Success Story with Stephanie Lorino

“To me success is being able to spend quality time doing the things that mean the most to me and provide a quality service that allows me to live independently.” Making the leap to open her own independent salon with Salon Suites was a huge leap of faith for Stephanie Lorino. Before Salon Suites she was at a booth rental salon 20 minutes away. Moving from 20 minutes away for any stylist can be an

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Success Story with Terry Hall

People measure success in different ways but for Terry it is measured in the joy of his clients and their repeat appointments. Seeing his clients booked for standing appointments means that they are happy with his work and brings him a since of pride. Those standing appointments are earned through Terry’s dedication to his clients. He often will follow up with his clients to make sure that the look he has created is working for

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