A new salon concept in Inman Park provides a workplace for stylists, photographers, nail artists, wellness gurus, and other creatives to share. Creature Studio is the brainchild of hair stylist (and three-time Best of Atlanta winner for hair color) Jenn Jones and her husband, photographer Raymond McCrea Jones (who sometimes shoots for this magazine). Jenn, who has worked at independent salons in New York and Atlanta, including the Aviary and Akasa, and who was formerly a lead educator at the Aveda Institute, has long used organic products. Now, she’s extending her natural ethos to the new collective. “You’re never going to be assaulted by a gnarly chemical smell, from myself or another stylist,” she says.
The Joneses wanted their space to attract like-minded professionals. For example, the minimalist 2,700-square-foot studio will offer massage therapy by Ritual Bodywork and ecofriendly nail services from Petit Sparrow, an offshoot of Grant Park’s Lark & Sparrow. “We spent hours and hours thinking about how we wanted to build this—and how we wanted to work,” Raymond says. “Atlanta is exploding now, and we realized how important it was to support the creative community.” creatureatl.com
This article appears in our June 2018 issue.