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HELMET: Midtown Hairstylists

Your hair tells a story and we're here to help you write it with well-executed services and high-quality products. Whether it's highlights, balayage, grey blending, or a cut you've always wanted, your style is waiting for you here.

Ryan Lee, NEW FACE

We welcome Ryan Lee back to Helmet, the  place he began his career almost 20 years ago. An expert colorist, Ryan has taught other stylists in the industry, as well as achieving recognition for demonstrating his skills in front of large audiences. Specializing in balayage, foiling, and an array of other techniques, including corrective color, he's ready to work with you on your ultimate look.  He also specializes in cutting layers and longer hair. 

five stars "Ryan is a color Goddess! He took the time to listen to my needs and wants with my hair. He provided his expertise and recommendations to make my color gorgeous! I highly recommend him to anyone, even though I secretly want to keep him my best hair secret!"--L Lelly

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Tim Ewton, Senior Stylist

Tim's experience spans more than 35 years, and he's been with HELMET since 2005. His approach to color and design will leave you loving your look. An expert in Aveda color, Tim has a tremendous following. He has appeared many times on stage, educating others, as well as in the classroom. Seeing art in many different forms, he sees hair as an extension of that, a form of sculpture, design, and painting. When asked his favorite part of serving clients, here's what he has to say: "Giving them what they want and need for their hair, not just the latest fad, but classic looks that are timeless."  

five stars "Do I dare give away the secret of the single best blond-highlighter in all of ATL? Yes,Tim at Helmet. I am super picky about blonde highlights-- can't be too chunky, too stripey, too blond . . . But Tim gets it just right...."--Miss S, Yelp

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Jeremy Matthews, Senior Stylist

As a network Bumble and Bumble Educator, Jeremy's experience and education make a daily contribution to HELMET's growth. As a team member since 2012, he takes pride in educating our junior team, as well as helping you make the best choices possible for your style and your hair.

five stars "My newly designated hair stylist (Jeremy) is perfect! He asked all the right questions. Listened to me yak yak yak. And, even made an interesting recommendation on my next appointment with him. Can't wait!" --TimM

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Dana Smith, Senior Stylist

 A Michigan native, Dana moved to Atlanta for its vibrant and progressive arts culture. Specializing in curly hair, she even started her own line, "HEY CURL," which you can find on our apothecary shelves. Dana loves working with clients with one goal in mind: to help you manifest your vision and have fun while doing it.

five stars "Dana was wonderful. Very vibrant and easy to talk with and explain what I was looking for. I gave her a little liberty to be creative and she delivered. It's sassy and unique and I can definitely work it." --CharityF

five stars "First time in a long time going back to Helmet and I'm glad I did... met stylist Dana and she was very responsive and talented. highly recommend!"--MDavenport

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Perry Steele, Senior Stylist

 Perry has been with HELMET since 2003. With more than 30 years experience, his enthusiasm for his craft and commitment to HELMET's growth continue to inspire his team. Perry is equally dedicated to designing for men and women.

five stars "Haircut with Perry Steele was an excellent experience, one which I will definitely come back for again and again"--online review

five stars "Excellent service as always. Perry Steele is a first rate stylist. I wouldn't let anyone else touch my hair."--Les H

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Sunnie Craven, Senior Stylist

 As a stylist who has been in the industry since 2012, Sunnie enjoys crafting beautiful hair. She trained at Aveda Institute Atlanta and is also a certified makeup artist through Industry Makeup Academy. She loves creating customized looks and making sure the client's hair is in top-notch health. Fantasy colors, creative cuts, and glam makeup are some of her favorites. In her spare time she uses her skills to work on photo shoots, creating any and every look imaginable. Be aware: if a Journey song starts randomly playing in the salon, she will expect you to sing along.

five stars "I've been a client of Sunnie's for many years now, and she never disappoints. She's very knowledgeable, friendly, and makes sure we are both on the same page. The staff are friendly as well, and the shop is always clean and inviting."--Elizabeth T

five stars"Sunnie is amazing! She always listens to both my ideas and what my hair wants to do, and she is great about doing fun changes in healthy increments so that I can get used to them and make sure I love everything with no regrets. She’s also very sweet and so talented. Highly recommend her to everyone." --Angel S

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Robin Summers, Senior Stylist

Robin has been an amazing stylist with HELMET since 2006. After a brief move up North, she's back to deliver the same amazing service she became known for at our East Atlanta salon. Artistic and thoughtful, she brings a unique approach to your style.

five stars "I absolutely adore Robin Summers! She goes above and beyond each and every time I come in to see her--from the consultation to the end result, she's insanely knowledgeable and incredibly attentive to her clients' wishes." --Gina B

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Rachel Laughlin, Senior Stylist

Atlanta native and Toni & Guy graduate, Rachel has a serious passion for hairdressing and has been with Helmet since 2016. From funky, fun fashion colors to beautiful blondes to edgy and alluring haircutting, she loves it all! Rachel is delighted to call Helmet her home and can't wait to create gorgeous hair with you.

 five stars "Rachel was great and took her time. I love my hair!! The shop has a really cool vibe."--Julianna A

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Ford Fincher, Core Stylist

Ford Fincher is an exceptional young talent, having found his home at Helmet after training at the Aveda Institute and as a professional stylist. His natural ability and evolving skill set make him an obvious choice for your next service with us. Give him a try... you won't be disappointed!

five stars "Really cool salon (neat building, awesome atmosphere) with lovely people working there. I had the best experience with Ford Fincher - he did a perfect job on my cut and was so considerate and attentive. The front desk was friendly, and prices were reasonable - the best hair salon experience I'vehad in the city! Definitely recommend."--Sarah Miller

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Dan Adams, Barber and Men's Grooming Specialist

Dan received his training by Master Barber Randy Addison and the stellar education team from our LOFT program.  Now an experienced Master Barber in his own right, Dan's attention to detail makes him a great choice for your cut and style.

five stars "Once again, Dan Adams provided excellent and professional services, listened to all of my concerns, and gave the best cut I could have asked for. "--online review

five stars "Dan did an amazing job and provided tips on how to improve the texture of my hair which I definitely will give them a try."--online review

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Carly Williams, Core Stylist

Carly has been making clients feel brand new at Helmet since 2019. Her eye for cutting is phenomenal, and she specializes in foiling and balayage.

five stars "Carly does amazing highlights! I love my hair color!!"--Cheryl D

five stars "My stylist Carly was amazing! She was very personable, explained every step of the process. I felt at ease and like I was in good hands. I definitely will be coming back! Thank you Carly!" NDeLeon

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Alan Zubay, Senior Stylist

With a rich experience as a seasoned hairstylist, Alan brings his skills back to Atlanta and finds his home at HELMET Midtown. His warm and friendly manner, extensive knowledge in cut and color, and convenient availability make him a great choice for your next HELMET experience!

five stars "Alan was great. Helmet is lucky to have him! The receptionist was also flexible and friendly booking our last minute hair appointment"--Demandforce review

five stars "I love this salon! The smartest, most efficient team ever. And, and I may be biased, the most talented as well! Super convenient parking, especially for Midtown! Alan Zubay is an absolute magician, keeping my "as natural as possible, please" blonde hair color exactly the same for YEARS."--Kim P

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Rain Hickson, Senior Stylist

With many years of service and experience, Rain continues to forge an impressive career as a HELMET veteran. Her skills include a full range of cut and color for both men and women.

five stars "I love my stylist and colorist, Rain. She is very talented! My hair looks great and I've never gotten so many compliments before. Also, what a great scalp massage...so relaxing. The salon is very nice and very convenient to me. I like the selection of products...especially, the Bumble & Bumble. I tell everyone about Rain and Helmet :-)"-- RStiles

five stars "Rain is both a quality human and a great stylist! Great cut and great conversation. Highly recommend Rain for a men's cut - thank you and see you again soon!"--KAltshuler

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