A knack for gorgeous styling runs in Emily Rexford’s genes. Growing up, her mother was a hairstylist — and her two aunts owned salons. She fell in love with the art of transformation, the art of boosting clients’ confidence with a stunning, fresh new look. For the last decade, Emily herself has practiced the craft of professional hair and makeup artistry, and she is now the owner of her own studio, Heir, at Sola Salon Studios in downtown Asheville. Not only does she enjoy making people look and feel their best, she loves the human connection that comes with the job. There’s something about allowing another person into your personal bubble, she says, that just instantly opens two people up to one another. Specializing in gorgeous bridal hair and makeup, along with dimensional color work, Emily is able to treat her clients to everything from sun-kissed natural colors to bold and beautiful looks. While she is skilled in many types of cuts including women's, men's and kids' cuts, Emily has a particular interest in textured cutting and shaping. She also lends her color skills through services such as root touch-up, foil lights, bleach and tone, balayage, vivid colors, color correction and toner/gloss for shine (included in every full highlight and balayage). Starting her career working in children’s salons, she’s no stranger to working with a moving target. Cutting kids’ hair, including first-ever haircuts, she learned to be patient and to go with the flow — a skill that’s helped her in other areas, such as bridal parties, where clients are often distracted by all the goings-on. Because of that energy and excitement, bridal stylings are among her favorite jobs — and she’s been told by brides that her hair and makeup was the easiest, most relaxing part of the pre-wedding process. A transplant from the Midwest, Emily fell in love with Asheville the moment she drove into the mountains. When she's not busy staying on top of trends and making sure her clients get exactly what they want, she’s out enjoying the outdoors, practicing yoga and reading. Please call 920-277-8321 to make an appointment at Heir today!
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