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!

clarify

Ah, there’s that Georgia heat we know and love. While the dryness our skin and hair experiences Winter and the transition of Spring may have faded, heat brings a whole other set of changes. Stuff just builds up, whether on our hair or in the pores of our skin, and sometimes we just need a fresh start. How exactly to combat these new oils is the tricky part. Luckily, it’s Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo’s specialty.

Clarifying shampoo is vital in restoring health and shine when hair just feels down and in need of a (literal) lift. Number 4 has scented their clarifying shampoo with white freesia, golden amber, and warm musk, making you and your hair feel up. Stress, though, can come from associating clarifying with stripping, especially for those with colored hair. But Number 4 has formulated theirs so that it doesn’t strip moisture or color - pretty cool! The ingredients put into making it all work aren’t short on awesome either. Black currants and soy provide vibrancy, acai berry and vitamin c act as an anti-oxidant, and lemongrass and oatmeal cleanses and purifies. And remember, clarifying shampoo only needs to be used weekly so look at it as an opportunity to treat your self. It can also be looked at as a vital step in your routine for those sunny days filled with chlorine, salt water, and hard water from vacation homes and swimming pools.

It’s natural for new seasons to bring new sensations and Georgia has a tendency to bring a heavy summer. But with Number 4 by your side, we promise you’ll be ready to dive in.

the most beautiful things in life are found in the simple

“The most beautiful things in life are found in the simple”, is what Number 4 states under their manifesto. But that’s not the only reason we are hair over heels for Number 4: High Performance Hair Care. They thrive on pure creativity and have developed their lines to run parallel with fashion, science, art, music, and industrial design. They believe that hair should be the ultimate look, defining as well as spanning new territories. Hey, we’re on board.

This beyond brilliant scheme has resulted in lines made with nature’s greatest ingredients, new technology, and innovation (from all angles). Of course Number 4 stays far away from sulfate and sodium chloride, gluten, and parabens as well as animal product and testing. But what is different (besides their general approach) is their development of Liquid Complex Culture or what they call “their backbone”. This system draws from water and an advanced delivery system that takes beneficial botanical ingredients and creates teeny, tiny molecules. These molecules then (putting science aside) create a sort of hair miracle. Number 4 products are gentle, strengthening, AND purifying. Their entire line is also color preserving which is amazing as well as rare (cue applause).

Another cool thing about Number 4 is that they are strongly inspired by French culture. Each collection, right down to its aroma, is inspired by a special moment in Paris. Ooh la la. These collections include Essential, Style, Volume, and Hydrate. And we are all addicted. I love the Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, stylist, Jason Elliott swears on the Fluoro 5 Elixir Restore and Repair oil, and, well, the list goes on.