I have had the privilege of serving the needs of my clients in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody area since 1979. My area of expertise is cutting and coloring. I feel so fortunate, because I still love what I do. As a co-owner of Strand Central Hair Studio, it has been a great joy to watch our team grow and mature in to a cohesive unit. Our clients truly feel like family, and we invite new clients to share in this experience.
As co-owner of Strand Central Hair Studio, I am a Master Stylist and have studied at Vidal Sassoon School in London, England; The School of Hair Design in Toronto, Canada; and a graduate with honors from the Art Institute of Atlanta.
I take great pride in knowing that our amazing staff has been serving 3rd generation Atlanta families for over 30 years.
Master Barber with over 29 years experience. Graduated from Roffler/Molar Barber College in 1982. I worked at Executive Hair Design for 14 years, as a barber and manager. Specializing in men’s haircuts, and taking the time to get to know my clients, and meeting their hair cutting needs to fit their lifestyle.
As a former international men’s hair stylist and international guest artist, I have found that I like working ‘behind the chair’ better. I like having that personal touch with my clients. Talking ‘one-on-one’ beats talking to audiences any day! Over the fifty years that I have been in the business of hair styling, I have never worked in a more relaxed atmosphere than Strand Central Hair Studio. We are very real and down to earth here, ‘where everyone knows your name.’
I love to mix it up from the ‘norm’ to the ‘funk’ . I do cuts and styles for men, women and children. I have advanced training which includes color, color corrections and keratin treatments, which straightens and eliminates frizz. I also offer natural feather extensions that blend well or bright colors that stand out; glitter tinsel to highlight and sparkle or to make a bold statement. I also do straightening processes. I have apprenticed with platform artists. Through continuing education classes and seminars, I stay up to date with new styling trends as well as with recreating the classics. I am certified in all chemical services, such as color placement and keratin treatments. I love my job and the people I work with. Making people feel good about themselves and trying new things are my goals. I’m cheaper than a therapist, and you look better when you leave !
GARY & CHARLENE VANOVER
Former owners of Executive Hair Design in Dunwoody, which was voted winner of ‘Best Barber Shop of the Year’ award in Atlanta Magazine. We are now team members at Strand Central Hair Studio. We can assure you that every staff member will work to see that your overall ‘Hair Experience’ will include not only professionalism and excellent service, but also a desire from every stylist, that you “our customer” will be pleasantly pleased with each visit to Strand Central Hair Studio.