It was a cold winter night. I had been running around the City of Asheville for weeks, so much that my hair was gaining length. I reached out to her several times, asking for just a little piece of her time, a few moments to cut me down to size; but she could not. I wandered aimlessly for a few more days, with hope still alive. Then she appeared, but not the one I originally sought. She touched my hair, looked into my eyes, and saw my bare soul. It was then I fell into her chair, spread my hair, as the scissors began to cut away the locks.
Weeks later, the one who owned my hair reached out to me. I then went to see her. She smiled, grabbed my head, felt the length of it, and said “someone has had a hair affair.” I felt exposed, violated; as if I cheated on a lover I had dedicated my heart to. But it was not my heart, it was my hair. And she was not my lover, but my hair stylist. I bowed my head in shame and said “it is true.” I then poured my heart out to her about how lost and lonely my hair was without her, how another had trimmed me away; and how I was swept off my feet for a moment. But now I had come back.
With the many folks that we meet, and all of the ends of town that we visit regularly; some of us get our hair cut at a few different places. I mean a good hairstylist or barber is busy, especially when then get well known, and sometimes there are scheduling conflicts, many times ours. We may have a photo shoot or video to do suddenly in the next day or so, and it is too short of a notice for them. So sometimes with our schedules we need backup. Now there are hundreds of barbers and stylists out there, but we wanted to introduce you to two that we know and have experienced; plus a mention of a third. We actually sent some questions over to them so you could learn a little bit more about who they are and what they do. Please read:
Jenna is a stylist at Love, Daisy. She has been in the hair industry for seven years and has worked in Michigan, Hendersonville, now Downtown Asheville. Jenna specializes in Color & Style, and also does cutting, event styling, bridal, extensions, and waxing. “As a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, we are always learning and growing as stylists. I am a National Educator for Paul Mitchell, traveling and teaching in salons, and working hair shows. My goal is to give you hair that makes you feel confident and beautiful.” When asked about the shop, she said.. “we are a hair salon and tattoo studio with a laid back environment of individuals passionate about their craft.” When she is not crafting hair, Jenna likes to ride and show horses, and spend lots of time in the great outdoors. For an appointment, you can call or text 828-707-3991 or online at Style Seat.
Shasta is a stylist at the Shear Shack in South Asheville, and she is the 6th person shown in this fine line of stylists. She has been cutting hair for over 16 years, starting her career in Knoxville Tennessee for Regis for about seven years. Since then she has experienced several angles in the salon industry ranging from quick calculated cuts at Great Clips to personally pampering clients at Adelaide Spa & Salon. Shear Shack, which is a fashion forward & quality haircare Keratin Complex salon, is locally owned and operated, has been in the Asheville area since 1977, and was recently bought by Christina Robinson. Shasta offers cuts, colors, up-styles, smoothing treatments, and facial waxing. She also specializes in razor cutting, businessmen cuts, and dimensional foiling. Shasta says “I am excited and inspired by others, and enjoy working as a team.” When she is not cutting hair, she spends time with her family, traveling, the great outdoors, exercising, photography, and being artistic. For an appointment, you can either call the salon at 828-274-4490, or call or text 228-238-9811.
Maybe you have a favorite hair stylist in the Asheville area that you would like to mention. Or maybe you are one that we should know about. Comment below and tell us more about this person. Thank you!