Raleigh Salon Owner Takes On New Role

Lather Hair Salon’s Jessica Williams named Wella Training Specialist Jessica Williams

June 23, 2010 (RALEIGH) – Jessica Williams, the owner of Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh, has been named a Wella Training Specialist for the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill “Triangle” region of North Carolina.

As a training specialist, Williams will teach seminars as a brand expert for P&G professional salon product Wella Hair Color Collections. She will also have the opportunity to assist P&G’s stylist teams at national hair and beauty events, and increase her skills as both a hair styling artist and educator.

To stay “on the cutting edge of hair and fashion,” Williams says she is always looking for new educational opportunities in her industry. That is what inspired her to apply to become a Wella Training Specialist. As a training specialist, she will receive free continuing education, both as a stylist and a salon owner.

“This is a great opportunity for me personally and for my salon,” Williams said. “Continuing education is the key to a successful salon and successful stylists. As I grow, so will my staff, and our clients will benefit from our increasing knowledge of Wella professional products. I also look forward to presenting seminars to other professionals outside of my own salon.”

Williams received her initial cosmetology education at Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy. Afterwards she worked in a local chain salon then attended North Carolina State University where she received a degree in communications. Returning to her passion for hair styling, she worked in other established salons until she opened Lather Hair Salon in October of 2008.

Lather Hair Salon is located at 8521 Cantilever Road off Glenwood North/Highway 70 near Carmax. For more information, visit www.latherhairsalonnc.com.

P&G Salon Professional, a division of P&G Beauty and Grooming, is a world leader and expert in hair and beauty. For more information: www.pgbeautygroomingscience.com.

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. The salon was recently named one of the best salons in Raleigh by American Salon magazine. Lather also offers special wedding party services both in-salon or on location, and the 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 www.latherhairsalonnc.com or call 919-792-0715.

Lather Hair Salon Offers Its Own “Stimulus Package”

Lather logo
June 19, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – To promote itself and provide customers with summer-long savings, Lather Hair Salon, a full-service hair salon in North Raleigh, is introducing it’s own Summer Stimulus Package — “Latherwear,” a new line of logo tee-shirts that comes with a key perk:

When customers purchase Latherwear logo tees, they receive 10 percent off any services they receive in the salon that day. Then, each time they wear their Latherwear tees back into the salon, they continue to receive 10 percent off — all summer.

Jessica Williams, owner and senior stylist at Lather Hair Salon, launched her salon’s Summer Stimulus Package this week with radio, print and in-salon advertising. Her goals are to build the brand of this relatively new salon and create salon loyalty while offering hair care cost savings in an economy that has everyone pinching pennies..

The key message: ““Stimulate your hair with Lather styling. Stimulate your body and bank account with Latherwear. Now that’s a stimulus package.”

“In a tight economy, hair care might not fall at the top of anyone’s must-have list,” said Williams, who opened Lather Hair Salon in October of 2008. “So we wanted to make it a little easier to continue to take care of your hair all summer. Of course, we’d also like to see our Latherwear as part of our customers’ summer style!”

Produced by Body Billboards Inc. in Durham, NC, the lightweight, perfect-for-summer white cotton tees feature a small version of the Lather Hair Salon logo on the front and a larger version on the back as well as the salon’s website: www.latherhairsalonnc.com. Sizes are available for men and women.

“Latherwear” is just the newest special offering at Lather Hair Salon. The salon’s website continues to offer a 20-perent-off coupon for first-time clients only as well as other daily specials, such as “hair makeover Mondays” and “hump day highlights.”

Latherwear tee-shirts are only available in the salon, which is located at 8521 Cantilever Way, Suite 109, just off North Glenwood Avenue/Highway 70 West near Carmax. For more information, including business hours, visit www.latherhairsalonnc.com.

Lather Hair Salon is also available on Facebook and through Citysearch.

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Lather Stylists Sharpen Skills at International Beauty Show

Lather Hair Salon owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams.
Lather Hair Salon owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams.

May 13, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Jessica Williams and Whitney Page of Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh traveled to New York City recently to attend The International Beauty Show New York, a leading trade show and educational opportunity for members of the professional beauty industry.

Among the 125 classes available in haircutting, styling, color, makeup and salon business available at this year’s IBS New York Show, the Lather stylists first attended a seminar taught by Martin Parsons, a Canadian hair stylist renowned for his quick and elegant up-dos. Wedding makeup and hair is one of the Raleigh hair salon’s specialties, so the stylists were eager to see Parsons’ latest innovations, Williams said.

Whitney Page then attended a coloring and foiling techniques class presented by Adrienne Rogers of Cutler Salon and Hush Salon in New York, while Williams, who owns the Raleigh hair salon, attended a business class entitled “How To Increase Your Cash Flow,” conducted by Gary Ahlquist, a well-known salon business consultant.

“It was very informative,” Williams said. “Gary Ahlquist consults with small businesses all over the country. He gave great hints and tips on how to make your retail area work better, how to promote more retail products so that your product is flying off the shelf, and how salon owners should compensate their staff.”

Later in the day, Williams and Page participated in an airbrush makeup application class presented by Danielle Fonseca for Temptu Pro, an international brand that creates innovative cosmetics. Airbrush makeup application is a special service available at Lather Hair Salon.

“I’m always the person applying airbrush makeup for others,” Williams noted, “so besides increasing my skills through the class, getting my own makeup applied was a great opportunity for me to experience exactly what my clients experience when they’re sitting in my chair.”

Whitney Page
Whitney Page

The International Beauty Show show is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on West 34th Street in New York City. It is presented by American Salon magazine and wholly owned by Questex Media Group. For more information, visit http://www.ibsnewyork.com.

Lather Hair Salon is a full-service, upscale salon 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 101” blog, go to www.latherhairsalonnc.com. Lather is also available on Facebook and at triangle.citysearch.com.

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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.

For more information on Samuel Cole Salon, visit http://www.samuelcole.com.


Samuel Cole Salon, Salon Moxie Prepare Strut ’08 Models For Two Nights On The Town

April 23, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – When the models come out to play during “Meet the Models,” two Raleigh events to help promote STRUT ’08, they’re offer more than a preview of the haute couture you can expect on the runway on Saturday, May 3, in North Hills. They’re also offer an up-close look at the hair design and make-up artistry of the award-winning stylists at Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie, the official salons for STRUT ’08.

To promote the show — which will feature national fashion designers with Raleigh roots, as well as local designers and boutiques, music and dance performances — STRUT ’08 models are appearing in two Raleigh nightclubs. On Friday, April 18, they joined the party at Buckhead Saloon in downtown Raleigh. On Friday, April 25, they’ll “strut” their stuff at Oliver Twist in North Raleigh (8111 Creedmore Road) from 10 p.m. to midnight.

The salons’ stylists are going for a “club chic” look for these two events, according to Joelle and Jack Ray, owners and master stylists of Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie.

“We work with each model to develop strong texture, volume and movement for his or her individual hair type,” said Joelle, whose expertise in hair and make-up has been featured on Modern Salon Media’s “FirstChair.com” and “BehindTheChair.com” websites. “The look we’re after for these night-on-the-town events is ‘ready to party’ — fun, wild, and sexy.”

To achieve that look, the stylists used Bumble & bumble “Spray de Mode” hair spray to “maximize texture yet leave a touchable finish,” she said. They also used B&b Hair Power, an aerosole styling powder, for volume and fullness. The powder extends the life of a blow-dry style by absorbing excess oil and providing a dry, matte texture, “and it provides an amazing amount of fullness and volume,” Joelle said. “It’s like back-coming in a can.”

Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie are Bumble & bumble network salons. Samuel Cole Salon has been featured in Salon Today, American Salon, Estetica, and Metro Magazine. For the past three years, the salon has received “Best Salon” and “Best Salon for Color” accolades from Citysearch, and the “Metro Bravo” award for Best Salon in the region from Metro.

The Rays opened Salon Moxie in 2007 to meet a market need for a salon where clients can get fresh looks from fresh talent in a hip, high-energy environment at moderate prices, filling the void between high-end salons, like Samuel Cole Salon, and “budget” shops.

For more information on STRUT ’08, visit http://www.strut08.com. For more information on the salons visit http://www.samuelcole.com and http://www.salon-moxie.com.