BRISTLES – Who We Are
About Bristles Hair Design & Day Spa
Welcome to our website and thank you for taking time to check us out! Our award winning salon has been recognized for over 14 years as The Best Salon in Charlottesville from readers of C-ville Weekly and The Daily Progress. The integrity of our work, staying on top of the ever-changing world of beauty and placing client service above all is the reason for this honor. We are grateful.
Since 1987 we’ve been making Charlottesville beautiful! We have grown from a hip 4-chair hair salon on “the corner” at UVA to our natural light-filled spacious salon uptown. We are located very near the Fashion Square Mall about 500 feet off of route 29 at 716 Rio Road West, with plenty of flat and free parking. We have become “wedding central” it seems, and we love it! Brides and their parties come from all over the country just about year round and our make up artists and special bridal stylists do such beautiful work. Manager Jocelyn is also the Bridal Coordinator and she loves Saturdays; great energy! I could go on and on…tattoo need covering? No problem! Well, how big did you say it was? OK back on track…
Please see our bridal page to begin a very organized process for your wedding. We will take the best care, you can count on Bristles. Only a few photos of bridal work is represented here, but I can tell you there is nothing the bridal team can’t do. There are more bridal photos on our Facebook site, just click the Facebook link on the bottom of the page to go to our Facebook page or search Bristles on Facebook. Become a fan by pressing the “like” Bristles button and we’ll inform you of fun contests, deals, giveaways and other fun stuff constantly going on.
We only employ Master Stylists, the very best licensed experienced nail technicians and licensed highly experienced skin care/waxing esthetician and Nationally certified massage therapist.At Bristles, we also have a Certified Hair Replacement Specialist on staff. The spa technicians are well educated using the finest products available and very aware of sanitation practices that are so important. Our hairstylists receive the benefit of having continuing education from the Redken Exchange, New York 5th Avenue’s finest educators that teach world-wide, since we import the educators with hands on classes designed for us right here at Bristles. Many of the staff have gone to the Exchange for education as well as many other educational events. It was just last year I believe a group on the staff was at a big hair convention in Florida when one of the stars of the show was up on the stage and recognized the Bristles team and asked if they would come up on stage to cut HIS hair! You have to understand with so many salons represented in the crowd to be singled out, even noticed….well the vivacious stylist CeCe was very proud and excited…as was all of the Bristles people who were there.
My personal education goes back to the real Paul Mitchell before he died, whom I saw many times…Jamison Shaw of the Best Salon in Atlanta before he gave it to his daughter (what a man!) Michael Cole came to our salon…so many of the biggest names in the industry I either saw in management seminars over and over again, and many I brought into the salon who now have their own product lines and books.
We offer free consultations so you can meet your stylist and see what ideas she has for you for a slight design change perhaps or color modification, or just to check out the salon and meet your perspective new stylist. The men and women of Bristles are experienced; they will suggest but they leave their egos at the door. Nothing worse than a stylist who did what HE wanted 🙂 Our goal is healthy hair, stylish hair; that makes you look and feel fantastic whether classic is your style or the edge of the next trend is what you’re looking for.
Don’t forget about giving the perfect gift…Bristles Gift Cards! You can order gift cards in any dollar amount and we can mail them for you or you can pick them up at the salon; they can be used for any service or retail item for a year and make a great gift for the person that never does anything nice for themselves. We package them so that they are all ready to give to the person, they come in a silver box with a bow, inside a pretty tote. Great for Christmas, birthday, mother’s day……
We know you come to us because you expect the best and we appreciate you. Let me know how we’re doing, please. I invite you email any of the management team for a personal recommendation or for any reason. You can count on extraordinary results and service.