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Shawn Minton Shawn Minton

Avair Owner Shawn Minton has been a stylist for almost 20 years. In that time, she has seen many styles and trends come and go but the one constant she knows is that clients need individualized styles to meet their daily needs. In addition to her required continuing education, Shawn stays current on all the latest styles by attending at least 3-4 professional trade shows annually, both national and international. Specializing in foiling, coloring and cutting, Shawn realizes the importance of client satisfaction.

 
"My goal is to know my client and to give them the style that will best suit their lifestyle.  I look at the whole person and design the hair for that individual. I want to send my client home with a style they can create every day. After all, if you can't do it at home, then I haven't done my job."
   
Sylvia Littleton   Sylvia Littleton has over 50 years experience in the salon industry. This talented stylist, originally from Europe, has perfected the art of the shampoo set. She has undeniable abilities in coloring and perming, and also specializes in hair pieces. Her education began in Germany at the age of 14. From there, she traveled to Switzerland and worked for an elite salon before moving to the United States. Having been in this country for 42 years now, Sylvia has dedicated herself to becoming a premier stylist of unequaled caliber.
Sylvia Littleton
   
"I am loyal and dedicated to my clients, and enjoy seeing them on a weekly basis."
     
Norma McMillan  

Norma McMillan, hair stylist, has recently joined the Avair staff, bringing 30 years of experience in the salon industry. She has owned her own salon, has worked with Tressa as a technical specialist (teaching their perming system), and for two years has taught cosmetology at Columbus Technical College. Norma specializes in precision haircutting, clipper cutting, conventional and spiral perming, foiling, coloring, and up dos. She attends as many hair shows as possible to stay on top of the latest trends in the industry.

Norma McMillan
 
"I think listening is the most important part of the client consultation. Hair plays such an important roll in the way we look and feel, so making my clients look and feel good about themselves gives me total satisfaction. I love my clients, I listen and I care."
 

Eva Gould

 

Master Cosmetologist Eva Gould has recently joined the Avair staff with 33 years of experience in the salon industry. Not only is she a hairstylist, she has been a nail technician
for 20 years. She has owned two salons herself in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Tampa, Florida. She worked with Don Shaw
in Atlanta as a platform artist and received several awards while in Tampa.

Eva Gould
 
Eva specializes in hair extensions, foils, colors, cuts, and up-do’s for any special occasion. Plus, she is a great make-up artist to take that special occasion a step further in great looks. Her nail technician work is awesome. The technique she does
is a natural French manicure where the client doesn’t even have to wear polish and the nails never yellow.
“One of the most important things I have learned in my 33 years in the cosmetology industry is that my work going out of the salon is a walking billboard. I love bending over backwards for my clients and when they leave with a smile on their face I know that they will be giving me one thing back and that is repeat business with another smile bigger than the one I started with. I have been called a ‘jack of all trades’ hairstylist, nail tech, make-up artist, and just one big, happy artist period. I just love my work and my clients, and making them happy makes me happy.”
 
Brenda Tyson

Brenda Tyson
 

Master Cosmetologist Brenda Tyson has been a stylist for
15 years. Most of those years have been affiliated with the staff in this salon. Brenda specializes in cutting, specialty colors, corrective colors, specialty foiling techniques,
perming techniques, chemical straightening and styling as well as nail services. Brenda has always believed in having
an educated understanding of all aspects in this industry.
She attends at least two trade shows a year to stay up-to-date on all styles and techniques. Brenda has a college education in a healthcare-related field and has knowledge in the area of special needs clients.

 

“I love this industry! During all the years I have been in and out of this profession, this has always been my true passion. I strive to make people feel better about themselves and their ability to do the same through product education and hands-on demonstration on the techniques involved in re-creating their service at home.”

 
Ratha Kosal  

Ratha Kosal or “Sros” moved from Cambodia about a year ago and practiced as a stylist for two years with virtually no knowledge of the English language. Since then she has learned to speak English fluently aiding in the advancement of her experience and knowledge as a cosmetologist. A dedicated member of the aesthetic industry, Sros is currently enrolled at Rivertown School of Beauty expounding upon the latest styles and techniques taught in her field today.

Ratha Kosal
 
“While working here at Avair, I have had the pleasure of adapting to a warm and welcoming social environment all while providing a service that gives me and my clients a great deal of self-confidence."
 
Lesley Beard

Lesley Beard

 

Lesley Beard is a nationally certified massage therapist who has been practicing for over 11 years. She graduated from the Mountain State School of Massage in Charleston, West Virginia, and is a member of the National Massage Therapy Association. Lesley is highly proficient in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, chair, stone and medical massage, as well as exceptionally skilled in reflexology. In addition to massage techniques, Lesley has dedicated herself to expanding her skills in a variety of spa modalities including herbal slimming body wraps, salt glows, mud wraps, paraffin wraps, and hydro therapies.

 
“My clients are extremely valuable to me. I want each and every person to feel a sense of relaxation and balance as they leave my table.”
 


Abby Pallister

 

Abby Pallister is a licensed massage therapist. She has been practicing for 4 years and graduated from Ashmead College of Massage Therapy in Tacoma, Washington. Abby
is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association along with the National Massage Therapy Association. Abby specializes in deep tissue massage, medical massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage and Swedish massage, as well as spa treatments. In Seattle, she worked all 4 years for local chiropractors.

 

“I take an extreme sense of pride in my job. I strive to give my clients the best care possible leaving them with a sense of well being.”

 


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