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Jenn Jones, Owner/Lead Stylist
Organic hair care has been a passion of Jenn Jones from the beginning. After graduating from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, NC she moved to Atlanta to work for Van Michael Salon, a full-service Aveda concept salon. She quickly excelled as a color specialist and in 2007 moved to New York City where she continued her work at several independent salons in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In 2011 she relocated back to Atlanta and worked as lead educator at the Aveda Institute. After two years in education she felt called back to the salon floor and has worked independently at several salons in Atlanta while continually crafting her vision for Creature Studio. Jenn is a regular on many "Best of ..." lists and has been featured in national publications speaking about hair trends. Jenn created Creature Studio with her husband Raymond McCrea Jones who serves as creative director.
*Jenn is not available for online booking. To book with Jenn please call (678) 701-7484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Anthony, Manager
Adrian comes to Creature Studio from the world of beauty and fashion via New York City. He joins us after his most recent venture with hair stylist Nick Arrojo. Adrian developed and curated the team at Arrojo’s newest NYC location in the pulsing neighborhood of TriBeCa. Previously, Adrian was a member of the leadership team at Scott J Aveda Salons. There he found a beauty brand that paired aesthetic with global compassion and action. With that same sensibility he is delighted to continue his journey with holistic sensibility at Creature Atlanta.
“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” - Diane Vreeland
Hannah Yancey, Stylist
Hannah began her journey in the hair industry in 2013, while living and apprenticing in Birmingham. After moving back home to Atlanta in 2014, Hannah’s path crossed with Jenn, and they’ve been making magic together ever since. Hannah assisted and mentored under Jenn, while simultaneously attending Paul Mitchell the School-Atlanta. She completed the program as an honor graduate. Hannah hit the ground running, building a loyal clientele and honing her skills. From home to salon, her priority is using the best, most natural products attainable while making your hair look and feel as natural as the products it took to get you there. Away from the salon, Hannah enjoys taking it easy, coffee shop hopping, constantly trying out new hobbies, and spending time with her husband, Joseph, and her trio of pets.
Ashley Creal, Stylist
Ashley comes to Creature by way of Salem, Oregon and, funny enough, she just happened to attend the Aveda Institute in Atlanta while Jenn was the lead instructor there. After Aveda she worked for Van Michael Salon and then Alli Roberts Salon where Ashley says she found her creative freedom and passion for doing hair. Ashley is driven by perfection and spreading the love. “Spreading happiness is what I live for!” she says. Ashley specializes in Balayage, creative color, dry cutting and editorial styling.
Callan joins Creature Studio as an assistant having most recently worked at Salon Red. She will be assistant to Lead Stylist and Owner Jenn Jones. Callan is South Georgia born and raised but began her career in the hair industry during a short stay in Texas. She attended Paul Mitchell the School-Arlington where she graduated in the top 5 of her class. In 2016 she relocated to Atlanta be closer to home and began exploring the local hair scene. Since being in Atlanta, Callan has trained under some of Atlanta’s top stylists, participated in photo shoots in NYC and furthered her continuing education while beginning to find her place behind the chair as a stylist. Callan comes to Creature in search of new knowledge and a brand rooted in organic beauty.
Photos by David Crawford
Ray Jones, Co-owner/Creative Director
Ray and Jenn have worked hand-in-hand for the past five years carefully deliberating over every single detail of Creature while building it from the ground up. Ray, also Jenn Jones’s husband, is creative director at Creature Studio. He brings his wealth of knowledge and experience as a photographer and director to the Creature team. Ray’s focus at Creature is everything visual; from branding to photo shoots to the website and even the infamous custom wallpaper in the bathroom. You might have seen the name Raymond McCrea Jones around. Yes it’s the same guy. Artists do this weird thing where they use their full names. But whatever, it’s cool. Ray began his career at The New York Times and is now an independent photographer and director doing visual storytelling for publications and companies all over the place. Ray has also published two books of photography, Out of Step: Faces of Straight Edge (Empire Press 2007) and Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training (University Press of New England 2015). Check em out!