In the Spotlight

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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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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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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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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