Lather Hair Salon To Prepare Models For “Threads”

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April 13, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Lather, a Raleigh hair salon, is donating its stylists’ hair and make-up expertise to prepare the runway models for “Threads: Senior Collection 2009” to be held Thursday, April 16, at College of Textile’s Courtyard, North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Threads” will showcase the work of 21 seniors from the College of Textile’s Senior Design Studio. Each student designer created three to six ensembles that the models will present during the show.

Lather is a full-service, upscale Raleigh hair salon that specializes in complete makeovers, including airbrush makeup application, so owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams was delighted when the budding fashion designers at N.C. State asked her to design the hair and makeup for their models.

“Preparing models for the runway is just like doing a complete makeover,” said Lather’s owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams. “And we always enjoy doing hair and makeup on location. It allows us to be really creative. Besides that, we love working with up-and-coming designers, such as the seniors in the College of Textiles. I was honored when they asked us to participate. I can’t wait to see the fashions they’ve created!”

Opened in October 2008, Lather Hair Salon marked its sixth month in business last month by going on location to provide professional hair styling for a fashion spread for Social The Magazine featuring spring couture from Catch 22, a boutique in Raleigh’s trendy Glenwood South district.

“Threads: Senior Collection 2009” coincides with the College of Textile’s Industry Open House. Seats are available for $5. Standing room is free. For more information, email

Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh is located at 8521 Cantilever Way near the corner of Glenwood Ave./Highway 70 and Ebenezer Church Road. . For more information, including business hours and the salon’s “Hair Academy” blog, go to Lather is also available on Facebook and at

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Official Salon Announced for High-End Fashion Show in Downtown Raleigh

February 5, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Samuel Cole Salon, an award-winning hair salon in North Raleigh, and its sister salon, Salon Moxie, will serve together as the Official Salon for STRUT a gala fashion show to be held in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 3, 2008, beginning at 9 p.m.

According to producer Brian Williams of Brian Williams Television ( STRUT will spotlight new collections by top designers with Raleigh roots, including Miranda Laughlin (dresses), Amy Stephenson (jeans), Guy Marshall (boots), Elizabeth Yarborough (jewelry) and Holly Aiken (bags), plus fashions from several local designers and boutiques.

And when the models strut down the catwalk in the designers’ couture, they’ll also be wearing hair and make up created by the stylists of Samuel Cole Salon (

“The behind the scenes action of a fashion show has more electricity than any other type of live production,” said Jack Ray, senior stylist and co-owner of both North Raleigh salons with his wife, Joelle. “All the creative energy and effort coming together to create a vision that will walk down the runway – it’s quite a rush. We are excited to be chosen for this amazing opportunity.”

Besides the cameras capturing the show itself, which will be televised on CW22 (Channel 2), more cameras will capture the excitement and frenzy backstage as the stylists prepare each model for his or her turn on the catwalk.

“Our stylists from both salons are very excited,” Ray said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our team to showcase their talents and really be involved with fashion in the full context of hair, clothing and makeup.”

STRUT will feature live musical and dance performances along with the fashion show, Williams said. The specific venue will be announced soon, along with advanced ticket information. Social The Magazine is a partner in the venture.

Samuel Cole Salon, located at 240 Newton Road, was featured this summer in both Salon Today and American Salon magazines and will be featured in an upcoming edition of Estatica, an Italian style magazine. It was named one of the Top Ten Hair Salons and 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.

For more information on Samuel Cole Salon, visit For more information on Salon Moxie, go to