At Artful Strands Inc., our guest experience begins and ends with our cutting-edge team. Their advanced training, combined with their talent, care and commitment to quality, ensures that your service is everything you wanted and more!
We are unsurpassed and committed to providing everyone with exceptional customer service. We always set ourselves apart from other salon & spas in the Charlotte Metropolitan area by our razor- sharp attention to customer satisfaction. Our staff will give each and every client nothing but the upmost respect, whether on the phone, in person or in any other situation.
Artful Strands, Inc. has been established since January, 2017. We began as a single stylist entity and have continued to grow. It has always been our mission to become a full service salon and spa. Our passion is to provide all beauty services available under one roof. This allows for optimal convenience to our clients instead of traveling to multiple locations to have their services performed. With our newly exapanded, 3,300 square foot location, nestled right in the heart of Denver, NC, Artful Strands Inc. will finally be able to provide this and more! Artful Strands, Inc. is not like other salons and spas. We are 100% a team atmosphere with tons of positive and uplifting energy to go around.
Rachel and Mark Parish are a husband and wife team that have the determination to achieve their goals and make this a reality. Their priority is to treat their team of hired beauty professionals and clients as family. They strive to provide their stylists with everything they need to succeed in this industry along with exceptional services for their clients.
"A woman who changes her hair is about to change her life."
- Coco Chanel
Leave your thoughts at home, emotions at the door and let us take care of YOU!
We offer an array of cutting styles and techniques for each individual client. We offer cutting for men, women and children. All of our stylists are trained in all basic hair cutting/texturizing techniques and some even specialize in advanced cutting techniques.
We offer numerous makeup services/applications for brides, bridal parties, proms, homecomings, pageants, dance/cheer competitions, etc. We offer basic, full face and full face glam, which includes the application of false, strip lashes. Airbrush options will be coming soon!
We offer hair coloring serivces that range from basic (all over color/color retouches), blonding (highlighting/foiling) and corrective color. We have many stylists that specialize in advance color and blonding/foiling techniques.
We offer chemical texture services which consist of perms, relaxers and keratin straightening/smoothing treatments. Our most popular treatment is the number one, asked for by name, Brazilian Blowout. It uses breakthrough bonding technologies that improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate 100% frizz, up to 75% curl and smooth the cuticle. It also prevents dry, brittle strands, cuts blow dry time by 50% and eliminates fly aways. It's time to protect your hair from the inside out. All stylists are trained and certified in Brazilian Blowouts.
We offer an array of hair extensions including: clip-ins, tape-ins, I-tip, hand-tied/sew-in and fusion. Our lash techs offer lash extensions to enhance the length, curl, fullness and thickness of the natural eyelashes and lash lifts to shape, curl and volumize the natural lashes from base to tip with a chemical solution.
Our waxing services consist of: eyebrows, lips, chin, full face, arms, underarms, legs and full body. Brazlilian waxing will be coming soon to our service menu!
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Rachel graduated from Paul Mitchell the School on Dean's list with honors in color, cutting, chemical texture and makeup. She also graduated from the University of North Carolina - Asheville with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Education. She began her career behind the chair in Denver, Westport area, where she called home until fulfilling her dream of opening her own full service salon and spa. She now specializes in blonding, color, special occasion hair & makeup, long hair and cutting. Her #1 passion has always been behind the chair making each and every one of her clients feel beautiful and confident.
Amy graduated from Paul Mitchell the School. She then began her career behind the chair in Denver, Westport area, before attending and graduating from CVCC with her cosmetology instructor license. She is now a full time instructor for the CVCC Cosmetology Program and has been with Artful Strands since February 2020. She is now specialized in color, cutting, lash extensions & lifts and teaching continuing education classes. Her #1 passion in this industry is being an instructor and providing her talent and knowledge to her students and fellow stylists inside the salon.
Emily graduated from Paul Mitchell the School with honors in cutting. She began her career behind the chair in Denver, Westport area, after graduating. She now specializes in short hair, mens cutting, texture (natural & chemical) and color. She prides herself on being naturally talented with curly/textured hair as she has dealt with it personally with her own hair her entire life. She is very family oriented and that carries over to each and every one of her clients and fellow stylists.
Charleah graduated from Gaston College Cosmetology program. She was on Dean's List and graduated with honors. She began her career behind the chair at Smart Styles where she then became their salon manager. Once she moved, she found her home in Denver, Westport area. She now specializes in color, cutting (men's & women's), waxing and special occasion hair. She has also been taking additional continuing education and practicing her natural talent of doing nails. Charleah is a very outgoing and has an amazing personality. Her clients absolutely love her and she strives to make each and every one of them walk out feeling beautiful.
Jordan graduated from Gaston College School of Cosmetology program. She is a mom of four with the most recent being born in July! Her favorite things to offer in the industry are: vivid hair coloring, blonding and men's cutting. She has experience cutting hair for kids with disabilities and sensory issues. She looks forward to working with and making all of her future clients look and feel as beautiful as possible and being a part of the Artful Strands family.
Lauren graduated from the Cosmetic Arts Academy in Hickory, NC. She began her career behind the chair at Lifestyle's Salon. She has most recently found her salon home at Salon Reign over the past 3 years but is ready for a change in her journey. She has two daughters who are her motivation to be successful in the salon. Making people feel beautiful is what she lives for. Lauren specializes in balayage, vivid hair coloring and blonding.
Jessica graduated from CVCC Cosmetology program where she was the Secretary for the Cutting Edge Club. She began her career behind the chair at Salon Reign in Claremont. Her passions in this industry include vivid hair coloring, makeup and graphic design. Her goal as a cosmetologist is to make the world a more colorful place and helping her clients feel free and be able to express their true selves.
Natalie graduated from the Gaston College Cosmetology Program. She began her career behind the chair in Denver, Westport area. She specializes in color and chemical services such as perms and roller sets. Her Grandma inspired her when she was a little girl to follow her dreams and that’s what she plans to do at Artful Stands Inc.
Artful Strands Salon and Spa will soon be seeking a part time, possibly full time, stylist to join our family. Stay tuned for updates on when this will be happening. Feel free to come fill out an application, drop off a resume and/or meet our team of talented hair artists. We would love to meet you!
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"...always professional and my hair looks great."
"Rachel and Amy are amazing!! I have never had anything done to my hair except cuts...went in for highlights and a cut...I was a little nervous, but Amy really took her time with me and explained each step of the process. She really put me at ease. My hair looks and feels Great!! All the while I watched Rachel work with other clients with beautiful results as well. I would trust either one with my hair. WILL BE RETURNING!!"
"Rachel is an absolute hair color ARTIST! Truly masterful!! After many unsuccessful attempts by others to achieve the results I wanted, Rachel nailed it the first time."