Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Angie's List Super Service Award

Fresh Salon, of Charlotte North Carolina has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie's List Super Service Award!

The Super Service Award, now celebrating its 12th year, is reserved for companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List the nation's leading provider of consumer ratings on local service companies throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of companies on Angie's List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for the award.

Established in 2009, Fresh Salon is conveniently situated in the Promenade on Providence. Our team is comprised of a welcoming and knowledgeable personnel devoted to providing clients with beautiful, healthy hair in a harmonious atmosphere. We maintain a friendly and creative work environment, which promotes individuality, fresh ideas and hard work - while dedicating ourselves to consistently exceed our clients' satisfaction and expectations.

Angie's List Super Service Award winners have maintained a total and overall grade of "A", have received a minimum number of reports, are NOT in the Angie's List "Penalty Box" and do NOT have an unsatisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau. Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie's List, but members can find the 2009 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on

Angie's List is where thousands of consumers share their ratings and reviews on local contractors and companies in more than 500 categories. Currently more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie's List to help them find the right contractor or company for the job they need done. Members have unlimited access to the list via internet or phone; receive the award-winning Angie's List magazine, which includes articles on home improvement and maintenance, consumer trends and scam alerts; and can utilize the Angie's List complaint resolution service. Get more information about Angie's List at

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Promotion!!

This holiday season give your loved ones a "Fresh" look... Purchase a Fresh Salon gift card of $100 or more and receive a FREE GIFT!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Letter from the President of Angel's Dog Rescue and Adoption

We would like to take the opportunity to once again thank each and every one of you who contributed to the Angel's Dog Rescue and Adoption fundraiser we recently sponsored. It was a great success, Fresh Salon raised over $500 towards the rehabilitation of these animals in need.

Dear Fresh Salon,

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to raise money for Angel’s Dog Rescue and Adoption!

The money raised has allowed me to rescue a beautiful English Setter, Mona, and her 9 two week old puppies from the Catawba County Animal Shelter! Mona was dropped off at the shelter in very poor health condition and in desperate need of medical attention! Mona and her puppies were due to be euthanized if someone did not take them immediately!

The money Fresh raised is paying for her and the puppies’ medical needs! They are all doing great; Mona is thriving and ‘FEELING FRESH’ again! Thank you again for helping me save these precious animals!

Fresh is awesome!


Kimbra Hill, President

Angel’s Dog Rescue and Adoption

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anthony Craig Butler

Anthony Craig Butler, originally from the North Carolina coast, made his move to Charlotte in 2002. After the completion of his year long training at the Paul Mitchell Academy in 2004, Anthony was rewarded the opportunity to work backstage with the Paul Mitchell artistic team in both Winston Salem, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While at his previous salon, Anthony studied with such companies as Vidal Sassoon, Tigi, Orbie, and Sebastian. Later, Anthony was given the chance to complete the Paul Mitchell associates program, which provided him the opportunity to teach several professional classes. Since becoming part of the Fresh team in August 2010, Anthony has been quoted saying, “I have found a freedom to teach my clients how to fall in love with their hair again.” He has a strong love for the hands on aspect and bringing his creative visions to life. Anthony’s passion and determination to perfect his skill as well as his desire to offer the highest customer service has made him a valuable asset to the art of hair styling.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lasio Brazilian Straightening Treatment

Fresh Salon is proud to offer The Lasio Brazilian Straightening Treatment!!

The Brazilian Hair Straightening treatment is an innovative process that transforms the hair without chemically altering the hair strands, but by sealing the hair in keratin. Keratin is the primary protein of the skin, hair and nails. The use of a keratin-based product adds moisture and strength to hair damaged by blow drying, coloring and traditional relaxers.

Lasio Brazilian Straighteners offers a gentle, commitment free, alternative to anyone that wants to relax their hair but would like to avoid the destructive results of a traditional straightener. Lasio's innovative treatments will never break the hair bonds, instead they will form a protective coating over the hair that will impart a brilliant shine. Our keratin based formulas will rebuild and strengthen hair while locking in moisture and leaving it absolutely frizz free.

Our treatments are effective on all hair types and can be used over color treated, processed, damaged or previously relaxed hair. The results will last 3 to 4 months and it will gradually wash out of the hair without leaving any lines of demarcation. This is the perfect solution for anyone that wants healthy and manageable hair.

What to expect:

The treatment will relax your hair. It will soften your wave considerably and remove frizz. Your hair will eventually revert to its original texture. It will not damage your hair. It can be applied over previously relaxed, color treated or otherwise processed hair. The product is heat activated, by applying heat (using a blow dryer or flat iron) you will yield very quick results and your styling time will be greatly reduced.

What not to expect:

Because the straightener does not break the hair bonds it cannot give you a pin straight result. Results will vary from person to person according to the unique texture and density of each person's hair type. However, the more you get the treatment, the straighter you hair will become.

Do's and Dont's:

Do NOT, wash your hair frequently. The less you wash your hair the longer the effects will last.
Do NOT, go swimming in pools or sea water. Chlorine and salt will strip your hair of the product.
Do NOT, use clips, pins or any other types of hair fasteners during your 24 hour processing time.

Do, dry your hair quickly to a sleek finish if your hair gets wet or you perspire.
Do, wait the entire time required before washing your hair (24 hours).
Do, use sodium chloride free shampoos and conditioners only (these will be provided to you at no additional cost, post the completion of your service).

Hear what some of our stylists at Fresh Salon have to say about the Lasio Brazilian Straightener and its amazing results! ...

"I JUST got back from having mine done. It is truely amazing. I've been doing them on everyone. You have to see the results. Worth every penny. I don't even have wavy hair. I did it so my hair would be healthier, YES, healthier & look great ALL the time with NO work. Especially since I have trouble drying my hair because of arm pain. Now my hair it shinnier. It looks like it does when I come into the salon to have someone else dry it!" - Wendy D'Oleo

"This service is amazing!!! I love mine just as much as I love doing them for my clients. I wish that I had been doing this for years, it has made my life so much easier!!" - Jen Spil

For additional information on the Lasio Brazilian straightening treatment, please feel free to contact us at 704-841-2100 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hairdreams Hair Extensions and Fresh Salon

Fresh Salon has recently partnered with Hairdreams, the leading provider of quality hair extensions. Our Fresh team is excited at the many possibilities regarding Hairdreams in our salon.

Recently, several of our stylists participated in extensive training perfecting the art of Hairdreams extensions and all that they have to offer. Fresh Salon continues to have great results, with clients who have recieved the Hairdreams hair extension service. They have raved about how shiny, managable and amazing the extensions have proven to be.

The Hairdreams extension service first requires a complimentary consultation. This will ensure that you and your stylist have the opportunity to discuss how Hairdreams can work for you.

Hairdreams exclusively uses 100% human hair, which is hand selected and of the highest quality. Hairdreams hair stands out with its healthy, glowing shine, brilliant lasting colors and natural elasticity. It comes in two quality levels: "Basic" and "Special".

"Special" Hair:
This signature specialty is hand selected hair of the highest quality. This healthy European type hair comes in natural colors from black to blonde and can be reused up to two times and for up to 18 months.

"Basic" Hair:
This hair is strong and healthy; thus well suited for hair extensions. It is carefully lightened, refined and colored in a time consuming and elaborate process by Hairdreams experts. This hair is suitable for a wearing period of up to six months.

The colors, shapes and lengths of Hairdreams hair extensions:
The palette of Hairdreams hair allows for an almost infinite spectrum of possible styles.
- Colors: the selection of color tones ranges from discrete natural tones to brilliant fashion colors. Your own personal colors are possible as well!
- Shapes: Several hair structures are available to you: Straight, several level of gentle perms as well as naturally wavy hair. The hair can be permed as well as colored after the application.
- Lengths: Hairdreams hair comes in 8 standard lengths from 10 inches to 22 inches if this is not enough special lengths of up to 26 inches are available on request.

Besides the actual hair the quality of the attachments or bondings is of considerable importance for a good result.
- Hairdreams Standard Bondings: Hairdreams Standard Bondings stand out because of their high durability and neutral, unobtrusive appearance. A selection of various strand thicknesses allows for an optimal fit to all hair structures and scalp areas.
- Comfort Point Bondings: Comfort Point attachments are an innovative Hairdreams specialty which have a special ergonomic shape. These attachments provide extra comfort and thus a particularly pleasant wearing experience, as well as an unusually natural fall and look to the hair.

For additional information, or to schedule your complimentary consultation feel free to contact Fresh Salon, at 704-841-2100 or send us an email to

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Now Carrying Russell Organic's Argan and Camellia Oils

Fresh Salon is now the proud distributer of Russell Organic's Argan and Camellia Oils! Over the past week, these amazing oils have proven themselves an extreme asset to the salon and a wonderful addition to the many other excellent product lines we carry.

Here's a bit more information about both Argan and Camellia Oil and why they may be beneficial for your hair...

Argan Oil

Argan Oil has proved to be a wonder tonic for dry, brittle and frizzy hair. It is surprisingly a kind of non-oily non-greasy oil. It is also found that it locks in moisture and improves luster and shine. Argan Oil has an inbuilt tendency to penetrate the hair shaft and the results are almost immediately seen. It boots nourishment and increases the elasticity of the follicle. This, along with its other primary ability to hydrate the hair and arrest frizz, is what makes Argan oil very good for the overall health of the hair.

Argan Oil is known to help repair cellular damage and improve the strength of the hair. It is rich in natural antioxidants, which are very effective against free radical fighters. Vitamin E is what helps renew and revive hair that has been exposed to heat, dust, wind, and artificial processes such as coloring, styling, perming and rough handling. For colored hair, the essential fatty acids found in Argan oil smoothen the follicle and shaft, which gives the colored hair extended life.

Argan Oil has proved useful in so many way to improve the overall health of hair that is fast gaining popularity as the miracle hair health restorer.

Argan Oil contributes to hair health in the following ways:
- It softens thick and and unmanageable hair
- It lends a healthy shine to dull, lifeless hair
- It encourages healing and provides nourishment to hair that is damaged by color and/or styling
- It maintains the pH balance of your scalp and hair
- It quells itching and dryness of the scalp
- It protects your hair from UV damage
- It conditions your hair naturally

Camellia Oil

Camellia oil has been used for centuries for hair and skin care. For hair and skin are, the oil penetrates quickly without leaving an oily residue. The sweet-scented oil also works well for moisturizing hair and making it more manageable.

Uses of Camellia Oil for Hair Care
People have used camellia oil for hair care for centuries for conditioning and styling hair. The oil is a popular choice for hair care because of the following benefits:
- Moisturizing and effectively seals in moisture
- Penetrates hair quickly without leaving a greasy residue
- Light herbal scent that does not linger
- Hypoallergenic
- Soothes dry scalp
- Works well as a carrier oil with essential oils
- Improves hair elasticity
- Works well for people who find other natural oils too heavy for their hair

To find out how Argan and Camellia oils can benefit your hair, be sure to ask your stylist for more information at your next visit.

Matter Of Trust

Fresh Salon is proud to announce that we are currently contributing to Matter Of Trust. Matter of Trust is an ecological charity operating the Hair Mat and Oil Spill program. Salon owners from around the United States, Canada and beyond also contribute by sending their hair clippings in recycled shampoo boxes lined with large plastic garbage bags. The swept up hair is shipped to specific US manufactures who weave them into mats that can soak up oil and clean our beaches and harbors.

Recycled hair clippings are also made into hair "booms" which are sausage shaped. Hair is stuffed into recycled nylons (with mesh to provide an strong exterior). These booms are then tied together and are then used to encircle and contain oil spills to keep oil from spreading. They protect fragile coves and habitats.

Each of you will be excited to know that you yourself have made a contribution without even being aware. Over the past several months while visiting the salon for your regularly scheduled appointments, your hair clippings have been gathered and sent to assist in purifying the gulf and saving wildlife.

Please go to their website to see how else you can get involved!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We'll miss you Helen!

We are very sad to announce the departure of a longtime friend and amazing stylist, Helen Hotchkiss. Helen was an extremely important part of the Fresh family and an invaluable asset to the Fresh team. We would like to wish Helen and her family the best of luck as they move forward in their new life together. Helen will indeed be dearly missed, by both her Fresh family and clientele.

Fresh is aware that it may be hard to adjust from a stylist with whom you are compatible and feel completely comfortable with and we are absolutely prepared to help each and everyone of you transition in the smoothest way possible. In order to provide you with the same FRESH results, Helen has left behind several recommendations which we will be happy to pass along in the thoughts of offering the same great service that she continued to provide you over the years.

Helen was saddened by being unable to say goodbye to each and every one of you. Each of you have shown her loyalty and gratitude beyond expectation and that's all a stylist can ask for; Thank you! We appreciate all of you and hope that you continue this journey with us as part of our Fresh family!

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us!
704-841-2100 or

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Exciting Announcement!

Fresh Salon is proud to announce that we have recently added Wella's System Professional to the line of hair care products we currently carry. Several of our stylists and colorists have worked with the SP line before and it seems to be a fan favorite. We are very excited about this new addition and look forward to being able to offer it to our clients. If you have any questions, be sure to speak with your stylist!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fresh Salon Voted Best New Salon in Charlotte!!

Fresh Salon is very proud to announce that we have been voted Best New Salon by Charlotte Magazine! This is a great achievement and we are very proud of our staff, and wish to send out the warmest thank you to all of our great clients! Check out the article below...

"The atmosphere inside Fresh Salon matches the name: bright shades of pale blue and celadon green anchored by sleek, dark, chocolate-brown furnishings and funky, mod light fixtures. Its team of thirteen colorists and stylists pride themselves on originality in their design -- so you know you'll never end up with the same blonde, layered shag as your neighbor across the street. We love that the salon offers free Wi-Fi so you can answer e-mail while your color sets (helping to assuage guilt about leaving work early to get your hair done). Women's haircuts top out at $65, men's at $55. 5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Ste. 800, 704-841-2100"

Friday, March 5, 2010

Future Vision Unplugged

March 6th, 7th and 8th our Fresh Team will be venturing out on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia! While in Atlanta we will be attending the Future Vision Unplugged show, where several of Wella and Sebastians top artists will debut the trends for 2010. Our team will also participate in the Look and Learn educational session, where we will receive hands on training. We are all very excited to make this trip together as a team and to return with great new "fresh" styles and knowledge. Be sure to ask your stylists about the latest trends when we return!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Fresh Salon would like to send congratulations out to one of our loyal clients Dora Blaskievich who recently won our Davines Raffle! Dora has received a full size Nou Nou shampoo, Conditioner and the hammam ritual hand cream. Next time you're in be sure to ask our front desk receptionists how you can participate in one of our raffles.