A graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts, where she was Head of Hair and Make-up for all plays.  In Minneapolis, MN Jodi attended and graduated from the Aveda Institute where she was the President of her class and studied under many of the best hairstylist’s in the world, including Horst Reckelbacher (Founder of Aveda).  Jodi was chosen to do hair for "Congress", a world renowned hair show that happens only every 2 years, and then completed advanced training for a month after obtaining her license.  She went on to study haircutting techniques at Ficocellos Hair Salon in Minneapolis. 

After choosing Atlanta as the place to launch her professional career Jodi started her own company, J. Schwartz Hairdressers LLC, handling hair and make-up for film and photography as well as salon services Atlanta area clientele.  Four years after making a name for herself in Atlanta, Jodi realized her dream by opening Shear Salon. 

Jodi has been featured as a stylist for Lolita Designs, worked in film and photography, created hair designs for numerous wedding parties, volunteered as a stylist for PincBubble, and was one of fifteen chosen to study with Philip Wilson (global trainer for FHI).  She is also certified in Jane Iredale make-up, Schwarzkopf Color, and Coppola Keratin Straightening. 

"I love being in this industry and doing everything I can to bring out the inner beauty in us all.  I am proud I have created a beautiful boutique salon, which is friendly yet pampering, with a hometown feel.”

Over 13 years of experience styling hair in the Atlanta area.
Licensed at the Aveda Institute Headquarters in Minneapolis, where she also did advance training after her license.  
Participated in hair shows in Paris and New York for Intercoffier. 
Specializing in cutting, certified in Jane Iredale Make-up and Keratin Complex.

"I enjoy doing natural, dimensional highlights; a look that is modern yet suitable for everyday styles."

Graduate of the Paul Mitchell School in Baton Rouge, LA., U.S. Army Veteran and certified Administrative Assistant.  Timothy always had a passion for the hair industry and going to hair school was the best decision of his life.  He has had the privileges of participating in designing hair and makeup for fashions shows and model calls including Barbizon Modeling Agency, New Orleans Fashion Week, and Essence Festival 2011.  In addition to the training and education that is involved with styling hair, Timothy has also had advanced training with Ultimate Face Cosmetics and Jane Iredale makeup.  He specializes in Natural hair.

"In my opinion being in this industry isn't just a job or career.  To me it's a honor to be able to meet people who allow me in their space, to touch them and make them look and feel better about themselves."

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Attended Dale Strebel School in Highlands, Atlanta.
Advanced training in color theory at  the American College in Atlanta, as well as studies in Europe.
Bebe fashion show hair stylist.

"I enjoy working with color that looks natural, and works with skin tones. Best part of my industry is making people feel confident about themselves."

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Jessica was born in Carolette but grew up in Kennesaw, Ga. After high school she went to Georgia Southern for marketing. Knowing her passion was for hair she moved back to Atlanta and graduated with her degree in Master of Cosmetology from Paul Mitchell the School of Atlanta. While at Paul Mitchell she was apart of the honors program Phase 2, a member of the design team and the product team.

She has had extensive training in hair and make-up. She has trained under Scott Cole artistic director of Paul Mitchell. Trained by famous movie and TV make-up artist James Ryder. She is certified in Jane Iredale make-up, Keratin Complex, DS Labs hair growth, Cinque Science, and Cinderella Hair Extensions.

While at Shear Salon she has been a master colorist and stylist, and assistant manager. She has been apart of many fashion shows as a hair and make-up artist. From Bebe to Betsy Johnson.

"I love to share my talent and passion with others. Making people feel better about themselves is what is so amazing about this industry. I hope to see you."


Kit is a young and vibrant hair stylist who grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. At an early age she was attracted to hair and make-up and decided to pursue her dreams of working in the beauty industry promptly after high school.  She received her education through apprenticing and really enjoyed the experience, as she was able to work next to many talented stylists in Atlanta. Apprenticing allowed her to have constant hands-on training and also taught her the importance of building strong client relationships from the very beginning.

Kit has had the opportunity to take a hands-on cutting class with one of Redken's top educators, Hugo Urias, and an advanced cutting class with Redken's Global Artistic Director, Chris Baran. After discovering the importance of being able to recommend the proper at home care for each client she became a Certified Pureologist. She values continuing education and is eager to keep extending her knowledge of the beauty industry.

Nature has always been Kit's biggest inspiration. It has helped her understand color and movement on a very creative level. She believes in thinking outside of the box when it comes to hair because every client is different and deserves their own tailored look when leaving the salon.

"I'm thrilled to be able to get to know you and offer a fresh perspective on your style all while providing excellent customer service!"