International Beauty Expert Joins Samuel Cole Salon

May 7, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC)–Internationally renowned hair colorist and beauty expert Yvette Cannas has joined the award-winning team of stylists at Samuel Cole Salon in North Raleigh. Trained at the Vidal Sasoon Academy in London, Cannas has won numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious Hair Colorist of the Year award presented by Canadian Hairdresser Magazine.

Cannas brings 18 years of experience and expertise in corrective color, make-up artistry and “glamour” styling to Samuel Cole. Her list of clients includes the Princess of Saudi Arabia and television personality Gayle King, and her work has been featured extensively in Salon Magazine and other international publications.

According to Cannas, who has worked in Italy, Paris, London, Toronto, Greenwich (Connecticut), and New York, the level of professionalism at Samuel Cole Salon is unmatched anywhere in the world.

“There’s not a salon anywhere else with a better work ethic or that is more interested in their clients,” Cannas said. “We take classes once a month to continue becoming a master at our craft. And the staff is so innovative and talented that we are constantly sharing fresh and new ideas with each other.”

In addition to hair coloring and make up artistry, Cannas will add “personal makeup shopper” to her list of services. Clients can schedule a consultation and hire Cannas to assist them in buying makeup for special occasions or everyday use.

“I’ll help my clients find their ‘First 5’ or ‘Essential 5’,” she explained. “Every woman needs five basic pieces of makeup and needs to know how to apply them correctly in their beauty routines. I specialize in designing a customized makeup prescription for each of my clients. I love to use my expertise to help women feel beautiful by giving them the knowledge they need to achieve amazing results every day.”

With a self-proclaimed love for challenges, Cannas says her favorite part of her job is making people happy and helping women look as “young, believable and natural as possible.” Although she’s only been in Raleigh for a month, Cannas is ready to make the city her home and Samuel Cole Salon owners Jack and Joelle Ray could not be happier.

“Jack (co-owner and master stylist) always recommends that his clients try Yvette if for some reason they can’t schedule an appointment with him,” said Joelle. “She loves a challenge and she loves to work with clients who want extensive expertise.”

Samuel Cole Salon, located at 240 Newton Road, has been featured in Salon Today, American Salon and Estetica, an Italian fashion and style magazine. It has been voted as one of the Top Salon’s in Citysearch’s Best of the Triangle readers’ poll for several years. In 2006, it received Metro magazine’s “Metro Bravo” award for Best Salon in the Triangle.

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