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After five years in New York, the “largest natural beauty festival” made its way to Atlanta this year. CURLFEST aims to change the conversation about beauty standards.
Hair feeling dull? Check out these three Atlanta colorists.
Ever since puberty, the texture of my hair has resembled that of curly straw. And as I’ve gotten older—and, let’s face it, grayer—it’s only gotten drier, particularly in the arid winter months. I happily volunteered to embark on a month-long quest for lustrous, supermoisturized locks.
“Even with the rise in popularity of on-demand beauty apps and [styling salons like] Drybar, women of color and multiracial backgrounds still have a hard time finding trusted stylists who know how to work with their hair.”
On Sunday afternoon, Jenn Jones transformed the locks of swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen into a showstopping icy blue hue at Atlanta's Akasa Salon.
With all the haircare products out there, how do you know which ones are best for you? Thanks to Candace Mitchell and Chanel Martin, who studied at Georgia Tech, there’s an app for that.
Before he headed to the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center to begin his second term Monday, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed paid an early morning visit to Rick’s Barber & Beauty to get his ears adjusted. Owner Rick Walker doesn’t normally work on Mondays but he opened up his shop on Campbellton Road and Ben Hill early to accommodate one of his oldest customers. It’s become a tradition, after all. Four years ago, Reed paid Walker a visit before taking the oath of office to become Atlanta’s 59th mayor. “We joked that it was an election-winning haircut,” recalls Walker. But four years ago, Reed didn’t have a Facebook page with 26,476 followers. After Reed posted about his cut Monday, Walker’s quiet day off quickly became a memory.
Ever since GlowDry opened last summer, offering topknots, fishtails, ponies, and braids as part of its basic blowout service, we’ve been curious about quick but chic styling possibilities that fall somewhere between down and up.