Lather Hair Salon Tops National Magazine’s List of Best In The City

The Lather team: L-R Whitney Page, Rebecca Bartlett, Jessica Williams, Lauren Lawson, Alissa Phillips

December 9, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – When American Salon magazine came to Raleigh to discover the best of the city’s trendy hair salons, the editors set their sights on Lather Hair Salon, a relatively small salon in a shopping center off Glenwood North/Highway 70 that just celebrated its first year of doing business.

In the December edition of American Salon, one of the leading hair salon industry magazines, Lather tops the list of Raleigh salons that associate editor Nicole Palmieri calls “four of the best.”

“Lather is an upscale salon without the attitude,” owner Jessica Williams told Palmieri. “We offer all the quality of an upscale salon, from extremely talented and continually educated stylists to fine products, yet we keep the salon environment causal and friendly with a strong emphasis on customer service.”

The article, which appears in the magazine’s “Our Town” section, describes Lather’s “comfortable and fun atmosphere” comprised of large, black-framed mirrors, stained concrete flooring, and “sophisticated and whimsical” furnishings. 

Palmieri also notes the salon’s various community outreach efforts, including its recent cut-a-thon to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

“Needless to say, we are thrilled to be featured in American Salon,” Williams said, “especially since we’ve only been open for a year. We keep the magazine in our salon and I’ve dreamed of the day we might be included in it. I couldn’t be happier.”

The three other salons featured in “Our Town” are Primp Salonbar, Marigold Parlour, and Alter Ego.

“I’m sure they’re all just as excited as I am!” Williams said.

American Salon is available on newsstands and in most hair salons. To read the article online go to and click on the December 2009 icon.

Lather Hair Salon is located at 8521 Cantilever Way just off North Glenwood Avenue/Highway 70 West near Carmax. For more information, visit

About Lather Hair Salon:

Lather Hair Salon is a full-service, upscale salon specializing in color, cuts, waxing, deep conditioning treatments, shine glossing, perms, anti-curl treatments, and both trendy and classic styling. Lather also offers special wedding party services both in-salon or on location.. Lather’s stylists maintain “Hair Academy 101,” an on-going blog on hair care, styling, products, and DIY techniques. Lather Hair Salon is also available on Facebook and through Citysearch. For more information visit or call 919-792-0715.

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