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Lake Ladies MEET FOUR LOCAL LADIES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY A ROOM OF HER OWN SHOULD FEEL FRESH, NOT FRILLY MOTHER-ANDDAUGHTER-OWNED CHERRY BLOW DRY BAR BRINGS GLAM TO MIDTOWN


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

To Strong Women THOUGH MAY IS TRADITIONALLY A TIME TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS, AT MIDTOWN LIFESTYLE, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE

MAY 2018

ALL OF THE STRONG LADIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. From activists, entre-

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You may even catch a few of them around town!​ CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Since May also brings the start of spring and, often, warmer weather, you’ll

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also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway to make the most out of

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 16 A Decatur Dream Home A Room of Her Own Should Feel Fresh, Not Frilly

20 Lake Ladies Take a Quick Trip to Lake Oconee with the Girls this Spring

24 Midtown’s Female Movers and Shakers Meet Four Local Ladies Impacting the Community

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34 Blow Dry Bond Mother-and-Daughter-Owned Cherry Blow Dry Bar Brings Glam to Midtown

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

16

Open House

19

Realty Report

20 Road Trip 28 DIY 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

Rolls-Royce Phantom Unveiling Making its debut in Georgia, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Atlanta unveiled the new RollsRoyce Phantom. The Georgia Aquarium was the perfect setting, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to see the new Phantom close-up. The vehicle features a stunning and powerful exterior with a combination of sculptural beauty and design.

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AROUND TOWN

NEW INTERACTIVE GAMES AT THE ONUP EXPERIENCE AT SUNTRUST PARK SunTrust is unveiling several enhancements and

an Atlanta-based organization benefitting the Share Military Initiative at Shepherd Center which helps in the rehabilitation for veterans in post-9/11 combat.

hosting events at The onUp Experience, the interactive

Blackberry Smoke has been a long-time supporter

entertainment center providing fans with baseball-in-

of Shepherd’s Men and Find a Light will be their

spired fun while learning about financial confidence.

second beer brewed in collaboration with the orga-

Fans can engage with exciting new activities includ-

nization and Hop City Craft Beer & Wine. Made with

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Golden Promise malt and Lemondrop hops, Find a

their pitching skills, virtual reality lounge with behind-

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the-scenes footage of SunTrust Park and a mobile

that symbolically represents the 22 current and for-

device charging station, broadcast booth allowing

mer service members that commit suicide every day.

fans to watch the live pre-game coverage from 680

Available at Hop City’s Krog Street and West

The Fan, and an interactive display with access to

Midtown locations, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft

onUp.com where visitors can get free financial tools,

Bar and Monday Night Brewing’s Taproom, there

tips and resources to better manage their money.

are plenty of chances for Atlantans to drink up and

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Super Bowl Live, a 10-day festival featuring live

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Transportation

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Generating Economic Recovery grant. The $12.6

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million grant will help fund a $48.6 million, 9.4-

ing up to the game.

mile route of Bus Rapid Transit from the historic

Last year, in partnership with the Minnesota Host Committee, OLE produced the Super Bowl

Summerhill neighborhood to the MARTA Arts Center Station in Midtown.

Live festival in Minneapolis leading up to Super

The Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit route will

Bowl LII. More than 1 million people, attended the

include stations and vehicles linking Midtown,

10 days of festivities.

Piedmont Park, Downtown, existing MARTA stations

The Host Committee has designated OLE as the

and the new Summerhill mixed-use development.

national sponsorship agency for this year’s Super

It represents the first installation of BRT in the

Bowl Live, where On Location will be working with

state. BRT is a high-capacity transit system that

sponsors to enhance brand activation at the festival

utilizes existing roadways and dedicated lanes to

and other events around Atlanta.

transport passengers quickly throughout a city

At previous Super Bowls, OLE has produced

or region via bus. BRT lines are connected to

A-list concerts, pregame tailgates and postgame

local traffic grids so they trip lights, stop less fre-

parties, in addition to providing fans with Super

quently than traditional buses, and have prepid

Bowl tickets and hospitality packages.

ticketing systems.   The project also includes the purchase of

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A ROOM OF HER OWN SHOULD FEEL FRESH, NOT FRILLY ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH PHOTORAPHY PROVIDED


WHILE WE ARE LOYAL TO MIDTOWN, IT’S OFTEN FUN TO TAKE TIPS FROM ATLANTA NEIGHBORS ON DESIGN THAT MAKES AN IMPACT. Everything about this Decatur house, from layout to trim, makes the home feel like a historical foursquare that has been standing strong for a hundred years. + Location, location: Just blocks from both Decatur Square and Oakhurst Village, the home is perfectly placed for those who like to be on foot. + R&R: Five full bathrooms and five full bathrooms offer plenty of space to rest and restore. Plus, the master bath features a double vanity and garden tub.

+ Head out: Drive-under carport in the back serves a dual purpose: a place to park cars or for outdoor entertaining. The back porch has a wood-burning fireplace ideal for fireside chats. + Diamond in Decatur: Gas lanterns and diamond-paned windows are a glimpse into the past.

+ Keeping it Hip: While the house was built in 2017, the hipped roof is a nod to American foursquare design of the mid-1890s to the late 1930s.

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OPEN HOUSE

(CON TI N U ED)

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO TEAR SOMETHING DOWN TO MAKE IT LOOK NEW. IT CAN MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOU AND FEEL FRESH WITHOUT REWRITING SOMETHING." —MEGHAN RILEY PARHAM, KELLER KNAPP REALTY

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REALTY REPORT

MIDTOWN

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$1.399,000

$1,366,120

98%

1

5

7

Morningside

$1,955,000

$1,850,000

93%

0

5

6

Inman Park

$850,000

$815,000

96%

48

3

4

Ansley Park

$2,995,000

$2,925,000

98%

37

5

7

VA Highlands

$1,399,900

$1,370,000

98%

70

5

6

Loews

$1,600,000

$1,575,000

98%

11

3

3

The Brookwood

$692,000

$700,000

101%

35

3

3

The Astoria

$689,000

$700,000

102%

10

2

3

Grant Park

$839,000

$835,000

99%

26

5

4

The Atlantic

$695,000

$675,000

97%

29

2

3

905 Juniper

$565,000

$565,000

100%

2

2

2

Sherwood Forest

$1,450,000

$1,350,000

93%

2

4

4

Midtown

$1,395,000

$1,315,000

94%

80

5

5

Morningside

$865,000

$865,000

100%

2

3

3

Chastain Park

ORIGINAL PRICE

This data is a sampling of sold properties from 03/1/18-04/01/18. Source: IRES MLS system.

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ROAD TRIP

LAKE LADIES

TAKE A QUICK TRIP TO LAKE OCONEE WITH THE GIRLS THIS SPRING

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+ SUNRISE AND SUNSET YOGA The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

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TLE AS YOU’D LIKE. The charming Southern town of

yoga experiences in several locations with panoramic views of Lake

Greensboro, Georgia, clocks in at just over an hour from

Oconee. At The Spa’s Fitness Center, a variety of classes are offered

Midtown and offers a detour from daily life straight to the

throughout the day.

lake. Whether pampering yourself with a red Georgia clay

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spa treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee or trying a slice of buttermilk pie at a famous Southern eatery, girlfriends love Greensboro.

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ROAD TRIP

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DESTI

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GREEN

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SBORO

+ EAT

The Yesterday Café 114 N. Main St., Greensboro, GA 30642 TheYesterdayCafe.com

The icing on the cake of Carrie Underwood’s dream wedding at Lake Oconee came from The Yesterday Café, Greensboro’s destination for Southern sweets. The Main Street neighborhood eatery became famous when the singer ordered 300 buttermilk pies known for their sweet, Southern custard.

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The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee has long been known for

for walking or hiking. Bikes are available for hotel guests want-

restorative spa services but has expanded its services to locally

ing to cruise around the resort in style. Switch it up and explore

inspired, natural treatments. The Georgian, a full-body treatment

with one of the resort’s Schiller Water Bikes, canoes, kayaks and

utilizes red Georgia clay combined with the antioxidant properties

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MIDTOWN'S FEMALE

Movers + Shakers

MEET FOUR LOCAL LADIES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH

t h e c l o s e r Kirsten Howard KIRSTEN HOWARD KNOWS HOUSING IN ATLANTA. From Ansley Park’s big, traditional houses, to Midtown’s high-rises, the real estate attorney celebrates the variety of homes in the city. “I have a different perspective on Atlanta by doing real estate because I see where people are buying,” she says. “It’s fun to see how each community, even within Midtown, has its own vibe and its own types of housing.” In 2004, she and her husband, John, founded Partnership Title Company which has now grown to 11 team members and specializes in real estate closing services. Photo by Charter Taylor 24

“If you have a good or bad closing, that’s what you remember,” Kirsten says. “We are the last stop in the process, so we want it to be a seamless, quick and fun closing.”

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Rachel Evans Rachel Evans may have her head in the clouds, but the Atlanta native artist is grounded and disciplined. “While I’m creative, I’m also a very structured person,” Rachel says. “I’m a deadline-driven person. If I don’t have a deadline for a painting, I’ll give myself one.” Her cloudscapes exhibit at Brickworks Gallery displays the clouds she captures using aerial photography and interprets at her painting studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. During the day, Rachel is operations manager at SCAD Fash Museum of Fashion and Film. “I believe art is a useful tool for all types people, even if they don’t consider themselves artistic,” she says. “Even viewing art, design or fashion helps you activate a different part of your brain.”

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MIDTOWN’S FEMALE MOVER + SHAKERS

(CON TI N UED)

Photo by Charter Taylor

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Yvette Thomas-Henry As general manager of the Four Seasons Atlanta, Yvette Thomas-Henry is more drum major than manager. She believes Four Seasons has a tempo, rhythm and sense of place that reflects Atlanta. The St. Croix native credits vibrant people for fueling her nearly 11-year career with the Four Seasons. Yvette is a leader who listens. She meets one-on-one with new team members, celebrating their first 90 days to see how they are settling in. She’s dedicated to the growth of her team, but also to Atlanta. “You just never know who you are going to meet,” Yvette says. “I connect with wonderful people in Atlanta. Wherever you go, you connect with the hotel; you connect with the city. You certainly become part of the fabric of the city.”

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t h e d e s i g n i n g r e a l t o r

Meghan Riley Parham When Meghan Riley Parham considered adding real estate to her love for interior design, she consulted her friends. Unanimously, they knew the social butterfly would be a natural agent. “My friends and family keep me grounded so I don’t run myself ragged,” she says. “Since I am so passionate about what I do, my friends and family remind me to stop, take a breath and take time for myself, which refuels me to continue to do the things that I need, and want, to do.” Meghan has been a real estate agent in the Atlanta area for 13 years. Just as she reinvented herself, she has a knack for seeing the potential in a home, restoring its spirit and selling it fast. May 2018 | Midtown Lifestyle

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DIY

Lifestyle Hack

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings SHAKE UP YOUR JEWELRY BOX WITH THESE HANDMADE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS— PERFECT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT FOR YOUR BEST LADIES ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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+

SUPPLIES

them in the order you want your earrings to

+ 2 half-circle stamping blanks

consider switching up the placement of each

+ 2 large gold bars + 2 medium gold bars + 2 ear wires + Jump rings, assorted sizes + Embroidery thread + Metal punch + Bent nose forceps

Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the gap, and place the jump ring through the holes in the pieces you are connecting. When securely through both pieces, gently twist the jump ring in the opposite direction to close the gap and secure the pieces.

flow. You can see how we arranged ours, but item for varying earring styles. 3. Mark where each of the holes line up on the individual pieces. These spots are where you’ll be creating holes with the metal punch to connect each item with jump rings.

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1. Make sure to have all of your materials

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gathered before starting the project for easy assembly.

5. For an added touch, punch extra holes in the bottom piece and finish off with

2. Take your half-circle stamping blanks, large

knotted embroidery thread for a bohemian

gold bars and medium gold bars and arrange

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M AY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1

5

PONCE CITY FARMERS MARKET

2018 BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF GEORGIA PEACHTREE JUNIOR

Shed at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Farmers Market is open

America's biggest backyard pastime showcasing the South's best barbecue cooking, great food and beverages plus live music and an interactive children's area. Atlanta's top barbecue restau-

Piedmont Park

rants will serve up their specialties while

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday,

The event will feature a 3K timed run

more than 30 professional teams will

rain or shine. It's a producer-only

for ages 7-14, a 1/2K for ages 5-9 and

compete in the Cook Off event for cash

market—vendors sell only products

50-meter dash for ages 6 and under.

prizes, trophies and bragging rights.

they grow or produce themselves,

After, participants are invited to enjoy

ATLBBQFest.com

and farmers use organic practices.

a post-race festival on the Active Oval

Look for veggies and fruits, pas-

including decathalon events such as

ture-raised eggs and meats, artis-

hurdles, long jump, high jump and

anal food vendors and natural beau-

shot put. AtlantaTrackClub.org

ty care vendors. CFMATL.org

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3 ATLANTA'S TASTE OF THE NATION

SHEPHERD CENTER DERBY DAY

5 LA FETE DU ROSÉ Historic Fourth Ward Park

Le Fête du Rosé is a celebration of all things rosé. Attendees adorned in their finest pink and white attire will indulge

Chastain Horse Park

in wine, Champagne, frosé and rosé

Cobb Galleria Centre

Join Shepherd Center to re-create the

cocktails while enjoying DJs and live

Prepare your taste buds for the re-

magic of Churchill Downs at Atlanta’s

music, picnic baskets of food curated

turn of the city’s most anticipated

largest Kentucky Derby party! All pro-

by top chefs, and other fun activities.

culinary event of the year, Atlanta’s

ceeds from the event support Shepherd

General admission: $65, VIP: $150.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hun-

Center's Recreation Therapy Depart-

Noon to 8 p.m. RosePicnicATL.com

gry. Celebrating its 30th anniversary,

ment. Enjoy food and beverages, live

the event will feature more restau-

music, casino and lawn games, live and

rants and more chefs. One hundred

silent auctions and live broadcasts of

percent of proceeds support Share

the Kentucky Derby. DerbyDay.com

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PICNIC IN THE PARK

paign to end childhood hunger in

Historic Fourth Ward Park

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Grab a blanket and picnic basket prepared by some of Atlanta's favorite chefs while enjoying beer

Overlook III

and wine, live music, dancing, lawn

Ever wondered if you had what it

games and beautiful scenery. Guests

takes to be fearless and face new

will even have the opportunity to

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challenges head-on? Well, here’s your

bid on gourmet picnic baskets and

May 4-6. The scattered-site tour of

chance! Join more than 80 “edgers”

win prizes. Tickets are $35 for a

model homes will showcase new

who are brave enough to raise $1,000

two-person picnic basket and $70

homes around the metro Atlanta

to rappel over the edge of a 22-story

for a four-person basket. Proceeds

area. Many of the open homes are

building for Special Olympics Geor-

benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia.

award-winning

gia. SpecialOlympicsGA.org

WholesomeWaveGeorgia.org

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2018 ATLANTA PARADE OF HOMES

decorated

mod-

els that feature the latest, most popular

trends

and

convenient,

comfortable features in home design. Model homes of all sizes,

ATLANTA BBQ FESTIVAL

"CANDIDE"

price points are available to tour.

Atlantic Station

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Facebook.com/ATLHomesParade

May 5 and 6. A two-day celebration of

Nine performance between May 9-20;

layouts,

architectural

styles

and

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M AY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR times vary. The Alliance Theatre and

Illness and Mental Health America,

of wine, all within an exotic outdoor

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will

a variety of performances, food, and

destination that’s home to more than

co-produce a concert staging of the

games and activities for the kids.

1,000 animals from around the world.

Tony Award-winning musical "Can-

ImaniWithinFoundation.org

Guests under 21 will not be admitted. ZooAtlanta.org.

dide." In this popular adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naïve Candide is separated from his beloved and journeys around the world to find her. AtlantaSymphony.org

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FIFTH ANNUAL MIDTOWN GARDEN STROLL

ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Historic Midtown Garden District

Loews Atlanta Hotel and Piedmont Park

This free event is a self-guided tour,

The much anticipated, eighth annual

providing a rare opportunity to expe-

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns

rience some of Midtown’s most im-

May 31-June 3 for a weekend filled

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

pressive private gardens. Guests can

with more than 150 of the South’s

Atlanta United FC has two home

expect to see formal gardens, casual

best chefs, sommeliers, mixologists

games this month: 7:30 p.m. Wednes-

gardens, backyard beekeeping, foun-

and pit masters. Atlanta Food &

day, May 9, vs. Sporting Kansas City

tains, espalier, intricate brickwork,

Wine Festival provides guests with

and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, vs. New

and inspiring ideas for beautiful, fully

endless ways to #KnowTheSouth

York Red Bulls. For tickets, visit

functional family yards. Maps avail-

through immersive learning experi-

ATLUtd.com

able at MidtownAtlanta.org or 771

ences, all-you-can-indulge tasting

Myrtle St. NE the day of the event.

tents, and unique dinners and parties.

9 ATLANTA UNITED FC

12 CHASTAIN PARK ARTS FESTIVAL Chastain Park

May 12 and 13. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area, and

ATLFoodAndWineFestival.com

26 KENNY CHESNEY "TRIP AROUND THE SUN TOUR" Mercedes-Benz Stadium

local food and beverage concessions

Country

including gourmet food trucks. Lo-

Chesney is bringing his "Trip Around

music

superstar

Kenny

cal acoustic musicians will enliven

The Sun Tour" with Thomas Rhett,

the atmosphere. This event is orga-

Old Dominion and Brandon Lay

nized by the Atlanta Foundation for

to Atlanta. Join as eight-time ACM

Public Spaces and volunteer artists.

and CMA Entertainer of the Year

Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

Chesney takes the stage in the world-

ChastainParkArtsFestival.com

class Mercedes-Benz Stadium in one of the year’s biggest concerts.

12 LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE Piedmont Park

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Let Your Light Shine Talent Show-

BREW AT THE ZOO

case for Depression and Suicide

Zoo Atlanta

Awareness is a free outdoor festi-

Atlanta’s

Day

We are always accepting submissions

val that takes place during Mental

weekend festival tradition returns for

for events you'd like to see included

Health Awareness Month. It will fea-

another year! Have a brew, save the

in our Calendar section. Submissions

ture dozens of vendors, speakers

planet. Enjoy more than 70 selec-

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

from National Alliance of Mental

tions of brews and a limited selection

at MidtownLifestylePubs.com.

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BLOW DRY BOND MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER-OWNED CHERRY BLOW DRY BAR BRINGS GLAM TO MIDTOWN

FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ISABEL AND JEN NUÑEZ SAT TOGETHER LIKE GIRLFRIENDS DURING COSMETOLOGY CLASS. Today, they can honestly say their Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Midtown feels like family. Starting a mother-daughter salon was a just dream the duo had while attending cosmetology school. Life led Isabel and Jen in different directions, but when they came across the Cherry Blow Dry Bar franchise concept, they knew Midtown needed a Cherry of its own. Since last May, Isabel and Jen have put their own style into the salon. The design style of the West Peachtree Street location includes spacious, open seating in a U-shape and chandeliers as the cherry on top. Their management style is rooted in putting people first. “We love our stylists, and we try to have a family feel,” Jen says. “We all want to feel we are connected somehow, more than just by work.” Isabel and Jen are at the salon day in, day out, but they don’t get in each other’s hair. “We are best friends really, but we’ve had to learn how to treat the relationship a little differently when we are at work,” Jen says. “Sometimes she has ideas that I didn’t think about and vice versa, so it’s nice to have the different perspectives.” Together, they intentionally work on their professional relationship and communication style. “I may see things one way, she may see it another, but at the end, we talk about it and compromise,” Isabel says. “What we both want is to keep growing.” In just one year, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has grown. Women may stop by for a quick blowout or a makeover complete with mimosas, but Jen knows ladies seek out her salon for more than just their hair. “Women sometimes come in here having a bad day, but when they are walking out they feel like they can take on the world,” she says. “It makes us feel good for people to feel good coming out of our place.”

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