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.

Raleigh Hair Salon Expands Staff

April 28, 2010 (RALEIGH) – Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh has recently expanded its staff to include a new stylist and a new cosmetology apprentice.

Cameron Barbour, 30, has joined the Lather staff as a professional stylist. Originally from Benson, NC, she has five years of experience in all aspects of hair styling including up-dos and extensions. She previously worked at Salon 21 in downtown Raleigh.

“Cameron is a great addition to the salon,” said Jessica Williams, Lather’s owner and senior stylist. “She fills our last chair and we couldn’t be happier with her. She’s a very vibrant, very talented member of our professional team.”

Williams has also hired Stephanie Dungan, 24, as the salon’s new apprentice. Dungan studied cosmetology at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, graduating with an apprentice license. She moved to Raleigh when her husband entered the School of Engineering at NC State University. She will complete the requirements to receive a full cosmetology license at Lather.

“I am hoping to hire Stephanie on a stylist as soon as she finishes up her work as an apprentice,” Williams said. “She has fit right into the salon and is a great asset for us.  As an apprentice, she can do everything a licensed stylist does except the physical act of cutting hair and applying colors. So she’ll spend a lot of time shampooing, blow-drying, and assisting in curling hair.”

With these new hires, the Lather team includes five professional stylists, one apprentice, and a salon manager.

For more information on Lather Hair Salon, visit www.latherhairsalonnc.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 Announces Staff Promotion

Schuyler Smith, Lather Hair Salon's new salon manager

April 17, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Jessica Williams, owner and senior stylist at Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh, announced this week that receptionist Schuyler Smith has been promoted to Salon Manager.

A Raleigh native, Smith, 25, moved to San Diego, CA, after graduating from Western Carolina University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She also served as vice president of Delta Zeta sorority at WCU and is a member of two academic honors fraternities. While at Western, she was asked to be a student role model for incoming students by blogging on WCU’s homepage and being featured on posters, giving advice to new students.

In San Diego, Schuyler (pronounced “Sky-ler”) Smith worked for an insurance company where she rose quickly to office educator. She returned to Raleigh in October 2008 and worked as a coordinator for “It’s Just Lunch,” a dating service for busy singles, until the service was sold and relocated to Florida. Her former manager introduced her to Williams.

“Schuyler definitely deserves the promotion,” Williams said. “She is what Lather stands for: the finest customer service in a professional, no-attitudes atmosphere. She exceeds my expectations every day while treating each and every person in the salon, clients and employees, with the utmost respect and importance.”

As salon manager, Smith’s responsibilities include all the duties she had as a full-time salon coordinator, plus handling all marketing, scheduling, and payroll responsibilities within the salon.

Lather Hair Salon is located at 8521 Cantilever Way, just off Glenwood North/Highway 70 West near Carmax. For more information, visit www.latherhairsalonnc.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 Stylist Promoted To “Masters”

March 1, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) — Whitney Page, a hair stylist at Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh, was recently promoted from “undergraduate,” or entry-level, to the salon’s “masters” level.

Whitney Page

Page’s passion for her work, and her dedication to increasing her artistry are the reasons for the promotion, according to the salon’s owner and senior stylist Jessica Williams.

Whitney Page received her cosmetology degree from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill.  She specializes in cutting, coloring and blowing out curly hair, “yet she’s perfectly adept at all hair types and textures,” Williams said. “Whitney loves to create modern, creative and classic styles for her clients. She also loves to make people feel beautiful and pampered.”

Page has also been involved in Lather’s work with fashion shows and magazine spreads, and in community-outreach events held at the salon. She has been with Lather Hair Salon since it opened a little over a year ago. Her promotion allows her to command a higher price for her services.

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” blog, go to www.latherhairsalonnc.com. Lather is also available on Facebook and at triangle.citysearch.com.