collective - (ke•lek’•tiv), adj., n.
1. Denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole (e.g., a flock of birds).
2. Marked by similarity among or with the members of a group.
3. A vision shared or assumed by all members of a group.
about our collective
When Aviary first opened its doors in 2009, it was the first Atlanta-area spa and salon to embrace product lines that were gentle on both the body and environment. But it also became revered for its friendly personnel, all of whom quickly developed into some of the city’s top, trusted talent. Allure, InStyle, American Salon, Citysearch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan and several other prominent media outlets have all given Aviary fierce accolades, celebrating it as a tranquil oasis in the heart of a big, bustling city.
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Amy Leavell Bransford
For Aviary founder and owner Amy Leavell Bransford, music and green living are a family affair. Her father, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, is a tree farmer and noted environmentalist who has performed with everyone from the Indigo Girls to The Rolling Stones. Her mother, Rose Lane Leavell, owned Macon, Georgia’s most forward thinking and fashionable women’s boutique for 25 years, opening in 1977 when Amy was 2 years old. Amy spent Summers and afternoons at Cornucopia Gallery unintentionally learning the how-to’s of operating a small business from Rose Lane. Bransford’s career hasn’t fallen far from her family tree.
For nearly a decade, she was a publicist for bands such as Cake, 311 and Widespread Panic before enrolling at the Atlanta School for Aesthetics. In 2008, after working at Atlanta’s top spas, Amy opened a private facial studio which offered bespoke, organic skin care in a relaxing, music-filled setting. She founded the Aviary in 2009 after seeing an increasing desire for a wider range of sustainable beauty treatments in a boutique setting. Amy is actively involved as a fundraiser, chairperson and volunteer for a variety of local organizations, including Community Farmers Markets, Westchester Elementary School and the Inman Park Festival. She lives in Decatur with her husband Steve, sons Miles and Rocco and dog Penny Lane.
A metro Atlanta native, Deb started her career in the communications field before enrolling at the International School of Skin, Nail, and Massage Therapy for her esthetics license. She worked as a makeup artist for five years before discovering her true passion was actually under the makeup and set out to become a skin guru. Having won a battle with cystic acne in her early 20’s, Deb is passionate about making her clients feel beautiful in the skin they were given. Her communication background comes in handy as she is a great listener and loves to connect with clients to address their specific issues and stay committed to their skin goals. When she’s not at Aviary, you can find Deb at her home in Decatur, hanging with her two cats - Kilo and Kona- sewing, making jewelry, taking detox baths, or watching Law & Order.
Meet hairstylist Victoria, a decade-plus pro at styling high-profile clients. Victoria graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2005 and went on to study under Jon Reyman for Spoke and Weal in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, Victoria gained experience styling for film, photography, television and runway shows. She worked alongside Emma Stone, whom she styled for Visit California’s “Dream Big” campaign video, The Foo Fighters (styling the cover for Rolling Stone Magazine), Incubus, Miyavi, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, Donna Karan and Ne-Yo. Victoria joined the Aviary in 2016 after relocating to Atlanta and seeking a private hair studio where her laid-back manner would be the perfect fit. A certified OWAY colorist, Victoria’s specialty is in helping her clients find the best color and cut for their personality and styling and finishing hair. When she isn’t using her superpowers styling the stars, Victoria enjoys cooking, crafting & being outdoors with her French Pin pup, Bowie.
Alexis grew up wanting to do something that would help people through the power of loving touch and transfer of positive energy. Alexis graduated from The Academy Of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) in 2009, and is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Therapeutic deep tissue and Swedish massage. She also has received advance certification in Massage Cupping, Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy. Her mission is to create collaborative relationships with her clients for the pursuit of optimal holistic wellness. She brings this, along with her generous and grateful spirit, to Aviary. These talents have helped Alexis develop a loyal clientele of local residents as well as a string of devoted film industry clients who seek her out when they are working in town. Alexis lives in Atlanta with her husband Benji and their son Oliver.