Lite Brite: Spring Hair Inspiration

Despite the strange shifts in weather, spring is in full bloom here in Atlanta (hello, pollen) and we’re excited to freshen up your tresses! Stylist Jenni Renshaw says collar length; multi-texture hair is hot for spring. Make this “spring breeze blown” look your own in 4 steps.

  1. Set the tone: Use Davines Minu shampoo and conditioner for vibrant, juicy color.
  2. Go sleek: Blow-dry with Davines Melu heat protector spray.
  3. Get styled: Section hair into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces. Using a 1-1/2 inch barrel curling iron, start your curl in the middle. Leave the ends out for a tousled, wavy look.
  4. Finish it: Davines medium hold spray gives you soft, flexible hold.

To achieve this stunning shade, we’d use OWAY hair color for an organic, ammonia-free, bold and beautiful red! Craving a little more color in your life? Book an appointment for yourself here.

be gilty & save big on your new spring ‘do

If you’re feeling like your ‘do needs something new for Spring, jump over to GILT Atlanta for deals on color, cut and blow-outs with our newest nester and decade-plus style pro, Victoria Gutierrez.

New and current Aviary clients are invited to experience Victoria's expertise (which consists  of training under Jon Reyman at Spoke and Weal in LA and styling for Emma Stone, Donna Karan, America's Next Top Model and more) by purchasing a voucher through Thursday, March 24th.  You have until June 7, 2016 to utilize the discount, so see you soon! P.S. Check out some of our favorite before and after styles by Victoria below!

welcome to the nest: stylist victoria gutierrez


Meet hairstylist Victoria Gutierrez, a decade-plus pro at styling high-profile clients and Aviary’s newest coiffeuse! Victoria has worked with variety of clients of many cultures and backgrounds and has experience styling for film, photography, television and runway shows.

While living in Los Angeles, she worked alongside Emma Stone, whom she styled for Visit California’s “Dream Big” campaign video, The Foo Fighters (styling for the cover for Rolling Stone Magazine), Incubus, Miyavi, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, Donna Karan, Ne-Yo, and Access Hollywood to name a few. Victoria also lent her skills to participants on the latest season of America’s Next Top Model.

Victoria graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Orlando in 2005 and went on to study under Jon Reyman for Spoke and Weal in Los Angeles.

When she isn’t using her superpowers styling the stars, Victoria enjoys cooking, crafting & being being outdoors. She is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for all hair cut and coloring services. You can book online with Victoria here.

welcome to the nest: hairstylist jenni snyder renshaw

We are thrilled to announce that some incredible new talent has landed at the Aviary! Hairstylist Jenni Snyder Renshaw will begin creating her hair cut and color magic within our space, beginning immediately. Jenni is a Detroit native who spent her most recent years as the owner/operator of an award-winning, 5-star salon in Durham, North Carolina. She is Toni & Guy trained and a certified Davines colorist who also has experience working in film. Just this past week, Jenni had the opportunity to give a complete haircut overhaul to Atlanta PR and marketing expert Tucker Berta Sarkisian. Recently married, Tucker was looking for a new look post-wedding and opted for the Red Carpet-hot “wob” or “wavy bob.” Tucker says, “After wearing my long hair in a top knot for 363 of the last 365 days, it was time for a change.  I took Jenni a pic of Sienna Miller at the Golden Globes -- she took that, adapted it for my hair type and face shape, and it's perfect.  And - shockingly - it's as easy to do as the top knot."

Since she is new to town, Jenni is building her clientele, giving Atlantans a wonderful opportunity to have this in-demand talent transform their hair and keep their style at the forefront of current trends.

We are so glad to welcome Jenni and her skills into The Aviary family and to see what she creates with you!

Book your appointment online here now!


Amy Leavell Bransford & Aviary {organic beauty collective}

last-minute gift guide (don't worry, we've got ya covered)

As always, Christmas has snuck up on us and it being a mere week away doesn't mean we've got all of our gifts to give under the tree. Don't fret, though. We have something to bring a smile to everyone on your list. We promise. For the skin conscious - This is an easy one thanks to Clarisonic. The skin cleansing system who boasts the mantra, "Clearer skin is healthier skin," has been a favorite of ours for awhile. It works by using a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second, which, in turn, removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt than our hands ever could. There are options, too, with the Clarisonic Pro (perfect for the queen bee – as it is one itself – and is only available through estheticians), the Mia 2 (Pro's baby sister is the pick for the globe-trotter, complete with a handy travel case), the Clarisonic Opal (palm-sized and designed to help around the eyes) and the Clarisonic Face and Body (the ultimate all-over skin treat).

For the lock lover - A Mason Pearson hairbrush is one object every woman longs for. After all, we know the feeling. The not mass-produced, coveted brush originated in London in 1885 and hasn't changed much since – meaning it's an investment that will last for Christmases to come. The brushes come in four sizes, eight colors and three pads including Boar Bristle (for fine to normal locks), Boar Bristle and Nylon (for normal to thick locks) and Nylon (for those super thick locks) and promises to clean hair, stimulate the scalp and produce a healthy sheen. Yes, please, Santa.

For the one who has it all - Sometimes gift cards get a bad rap, but there's nothing bad about treating someone awesome to a hair cut or color, massage, facial or waxing complete with a therapist who will customize each treatment to address specific needs and wants. It'll even score them one of our favorite above mention gifts – without the stress of picking it out. And to that, we cheers the season of giving.

aviary's newest (full-time) bird: jenn jones

Remember when we announced that hairstylist and color specialist Jenn Jones was coming part-time to Aviary? Cue good hair because you can now find her here full-time (and we couldn't be more excited). A North Carolina native, Jenn studied at the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill, later honing her skills working at reputable studios such as Van Michael Salon of Atlanta, Mudhoney Hair Salon in New York City and the highly acclaimed alt-salon Graceland Brooklyn - where she still makes a regular appearance. Most recently, working as a stylist and instructor at the Aveda Institute Atlanta, Jenn has made Atlanta home with her her husband, photographer Raymond McCrea Jones, and their two young sons.

With over ten years of experience behind her, Jenn has locks on well, lockdown. She has a love of color - which shows through her expertise in techniques like balayge and being named Atlanta's best colorist by InStyle Magazine - and can make any dreamy 'do happen.

Jenn is available Sundays from 11:00-5:00, Mondays from 9:30-5:00 and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-7:00. Contact and booking information can be found here.

Welcome to the nest, Jenn!

nyfw trends to hold onto (hairspray not included)

Ah, New York Fashion Week.  A week out of the year that will partially dictate how we wear our hair and faces for weeks to come.  We’re not talking extremes like the extraterrestrials walking down the Alexander Wang runway but two simple trends we wouldn’t so much mind carrying on (and how to do so).

We’ve been seeing words like “dreamy”, “sun-kissed”, and “whimsical” pop up all over fashion week this year.  Loose, flowing locks and captivating up-dos may be an ode to this.  Everyone from Calvin Klein (surprise) to Charlotte Ronson have been rocking the allure of loose locks and it’s not so much of a surprise considering the pure, stunning nature of this undying do’.  The trick is to do it right.

How?  Klein has been taking a one inch curling iron to his models stick straight hair and in result, getting a bounce that moves like the model herself.  Pairing this with products like volumizing shampoo, conditioner (my personal favorite), and thermal styling protection from Number 4 will keep locks both flowing and healthy.

As for up-dos, there’s a lot of structure, from slicked back ponys to Wu’s stunning braids.  But what we love is the slightly more playful ones of Hérve Léger as well as some undone, colorful up-dos that are hanging around.  Whimsical indeed.

How?  We believe EVO would strongly support your love of locking in a cool up-do, especially with products like Mister Fantastic Texture Spray and Mister Fantastic Your Tool For Creation.  But if you just feel like treating yourself, remember Jenn Jones has a bit of braid expertise.

So here’s to fashion week and it living for a bit longer (especially these trends).  Their undone nature and natural feel support things we love the most: wellness, beauty, and all of the good things that come with it.

Juliette Lewis & The Hot Two-Toned Hair

A few nights ago my hubs and I took a break from the Winter Games and watched Whip It, the recent Ellen Page vehicle and Drew Barrymore's directorial debut. I must admit that I am a total sucker for this type of story. If the synopsis of the film is "misfit girl meets boy" or if the TV show's main character is named Lindsay Weir, then I'm there. Whip It takes the awkward girl and introduces her to her high school lover, Roller Derby. Just like I won't apologize for liking the movie, I won't defend it either; it follows the formula and at times is so sweet that you have a toothache. But it was an easy watch for our TV date night and didn't require a tenth of the brainpower of trying to understand the rules of Roller Derby. But the standout star to me was Juliette Lewis' hairstyle. Oh. My.The hairstyle that was mine in middle mom let me get highlights (through a cap) and I doused it with a Sun In/Peroxide combo (so subtle that my mother would never notice) and then grew it out because there was no other now back but with intention. Why do I love it so much? It's perfectly right now, yet soooo back then.

I think that my fingers are crossed that we see a bit more from Juliette in the future and not in the DON'T pages of tabloid magazines. 80s revival done well!

Thank you, Mother Nature (Network)

A few weeks ago we were visited by Jolene Eyre and the camera crew from Mother Nature Network for an in depth interview about what makes hair color "organic." Watch as Sidney wows their host as well as his client and talks about his hair color of choice for Aviary {organic beauty collective}.