Teri Claiborne – Beauty Queen
Our fearless leader, Teri Claiborne, was born into the salon business and has spent 30+ years perfecting her craft. Her extensive resume, which includes stage work, teaching, print, television, and runway, proves how much she loves the business and the business loves her back. Teri’s opinions and beauty advice are continually sought after due to her creative expertise and experience. She credits her success to her firm belief in building relationships with her clients. “The key to perfect color and style is in understanding who your client is and how she lives,“ says Teri. “Every person has something beautiful about them that can be brought out.” Her mother and mentor, Rita Claiborne (now retired), taught her that ”Beauty can always be created” – and Teri continually proves that by helping transform her clients looks into the very best they can be.
Chandler Thomas – Color Specialist
Since joining the Claiborne’s Team, Chandler has achieved one milestone after another. She is an educator as well as the in-salon expert for various color lines. She loves a challenge at any level and excels under pressure. Besides being a color expert, she loves precision cuts and up-dos. When a bride comes in, her creative juices just take over to create amazing results. Her intricate, beautiful party styles have been featured in more than a few hair and beauty publications. When she is not busy with clients, she enjoys a good book, baking, and cruising around town in her Mustang.
Heather Foster: Hair Wizard
Heather comes to Claiborne’s with a decade of experience. She moved to Georgia from Miami and since that time, she has honed her hairdressing techniques. She loves to texturize dry hair to make her haircuts “pop”. She creates special color formulations that result in unique images for her clients. As Heather puts it, “Hairdressing is my passion and my clients are my heart and soul. I love nothing better than to see their smiling face when I have finished!” She is excited to bring her creativity and personality to the Claiborne’s team. She is fun and playful with a witty sense of humor. She loves work, but when not here she loves to entertain, swim, and spend time with her dog, Leilani.
Michele Riedel: Image Maker
Michele has over 20 years experience at bringing out the very best in every client that sits in her chair. She creates flawless images for each person by doing one very important thing. . .LISTENING! She considers herself a beauty consultant because she sees the whole picture. She looks at your strong and weak features, combines it with the things you like and dislike, reads your personality to create the perfect image designed especially for you! She excels at precision cuts and loves nothing better than creating a customized color! She is also a makeup artist and loves up-dos. She came to Georgia from Florida and has worked in Atlanta for 10 years. We are excited that Michele has joined us here at Claiborne’s.
Suzi Mandore : Design Diva
Suzi comes to us from Toni and Guy where she is an instructor. She missed the salon environment and has decided to work at Claiborne’s on Fridays and Saturdays. She worked for us a few years ago and we are so excited to have her back. She loves everything about doing hair from cuts, up-dos and custom color. She believes in staying humble, and always challenging herself to never stop growing, both personally and professionally. She always stays current on trends and top industry practices. But in spite of all her talent, she makes everything fun and enjoyable.
Gayla Selivanova: Skin Goddess
Gayla has been making people beautiful for over 23 years. She is experienced in all types of facial services including Ultra Sonic and Microdermabrasion. She also provides many different waxing services as well as lash and brow tinting. Once you have had one of her Signature Facials, you will be begging for more!
Julie West – Bliss Boss
If it’s relaxation you’re after, Julie has it down to a science. This licensed massage therapist, certified foot reflexologist, licensed nail technician, aesthetician, waxing and body treatment specialist knows how to make clients look and feel their best from head to toe. “It’s not just about making people look and feel good, it’s an expression of creativity for me,” she says. This commitment to comfort has secured her as a mainstay at Claiborne’s for most of her adult life and will for many years to come.
Bryan: Creative Spirit
With a creative eye for alternative, modern hair, Bryan is our lead Color Technician. His vast experience, along with his fresh take on style, paired with an unwavering commitment to perfection, has made him a trusted member of the Claiborne’s team. Besides, he has magic hands! Our clients love him!