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Meet the Stylists!

Posted by Larry Brooks on September 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Larry Brooks /Salon Owner/ Master Stylist, Master Colorist/Curly Hair Specialist

Larry Brooks has been a professional hairdresser, curl carver, color expert, and overall creator of hair that makes heads turn for over 30 years. Originally from just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he recently moved to Greenville from Jacksonville Florida where he owned a salon for 14 years. He has now lived in Greenville for 7 years. Larry has been a salon educator and Core Team member for Paul Brown Hawaii and has been involved in many hair shows, traveling to places such as Boston, Savannah, Birmingham, Atlanta, Orlando, and more. Larry discovered a cutting technique for fine limp hair called Volumextrix, which helps create more volume and texture. Larry is the creator of the curly haircutting technique called "Curl Carving" which removes excess bulk and creates a softer, looser look.

"I believe your hairstyle is an expression of your inner beauty. Bringing that inner beauty out through beautiful hair is what I am here to help you achieve. Is your beauty expression simple and practical? Stylish and sassy? Sporty or fun? Whether your perfect look is locks of curls or silky straight, bold color or soft highlights, you deserve the best. Over time I have discovered the secrets to creating beautiful natural looking, vibrant hair. As a Master Hairstylist and Artist my goal is not only beautiful hair, but also that my clients are able to recreate what I do for them in their own mirror at home." --Larry Brooks.

Chris Ward /Master Stylist/ Master Barber

Chris Ward is a master hair designer and colorist with 24 years experience. She has expertise in razor cutting and specializes in cuts  for women and men. Chris, a licensed master barber, has completed extensive advanced training with Beth Minardi, Wayne Grund, Ray Peters, and many other talented educators focusing on facial shape and bone structure.

"I like to give each client a cut that reflects their own personality and style. Our salon atmosphere is friendly and inviting--come in and be pampered with hair treatments. There are products for every hair need." --Chris Ward

Clay Daniel/ Master Hairstylist

Clay Daniel first became interested in hair in 1995. Throughout his career he has worked as a makeup artist for runway shows, fashion shows and photos shoots. Since 1997, he has been working with the hair extension and hair replacement methods, "Custom Bio-Matrix, "   to help clients who suffer any type of hair loss.  He enjoys the chemistry, physiology, geometry, mechanics and overall joy a client feels at the end of a service.  After moving back to the Upstate from Charlotte, he developed very specific functional methods of cutting and coloring that offer longevity and ultimate ease of style without sacrificing the health of the hair.

"I dedicate my life to the beauty industry, and it has done a great job returning the favor. I can't imagine doing anything else with my life." - Clay Daniel                               To see what makes Clay different from other stylists, visit his website at                         

Angela Ayers / Master Stylist -Master Colorist/ Color Correction Specialist

With 15 years experience Angela's passion for hair started with creativity and inspiration from her mother. She gets great pleasure out of getting to use her creativity to help her clients feel and look their very best. Working as in instructor, she had perfected the art of color correction. Color is her niche whether its correcting or creating exciting blondes, rich brunettes or sultry redheads, you can be assured you will look your best.

Listening and helping her clients achieve the look that best suits them comes natural to her. Keeping current with the latest styles and techniques, you will leave Angela's chair feeling and looking like a new person.

Deidra Davis/ Hairstylist/ Curly Hair Specialist

Her vision as a stylist is to bring out the very essence of life in you, by giving you, the client personal attention and creating head turning hair art!  She strives to be on top of hair and make-up trends and constantly tests and educates herself on the highest quality products in the industry.  She looks for products that accentuate the health of your hair while also being environmentally responsible.

She has trained under Larry Brooks and has developed a flair, creativity and passion to make your experience a fantastic one. She knows how to  bring out your true beauty for all occasions. She looks forward to inviting you on a journey to amazing hair!

Allison Burrous/ Master Hairstylist

Allison is originally from Greenville SC. She began her hair career 16 years ago in Savannah, Ga and relocated to the upstate in 2005. With a background in art, painting and graphic design, it was a natural transition into the hair industry. She was an educator for L'Oreal Professionals which involved teaching classes and working hair shows.

"A consultation is the most important part of any service. I want to not only meet the client's wants and needs, but also be able to suggest new techniques and styles. I have a creative approach with attention to detail." - Allison Burrous

Brittany Fortescue / Hairstylist

Brittany joined the industry in 2012 after graduating Upstate College of Cosmetology.  She mentored under a Master Stylist for several years to further refine her skills and currently mentors under Salon Owner/ Master Stylist Larry Brooks while she builds hew own clientele.

She excels in haircutting and is a certified Brazilian Blowout / Keratin treatments specialist. She has taken advanced classes in Balayage/ Hair painting.  She has a love for men's cuts and dimensional color.  Her passion is to enhance her client's natural beauty.