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Jenn Jones, Owner/Lead Stylist @JennJonesATL
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 email@example.com
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 @thehannahjoy
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.
Maurice Webb, Stylist @hairbymaurice
Maurice is an Atlanta native who enjoys working with all textures of hair and is a color specialist. Maurice has worked professionally in Atlanta for six years beginning his training at the Aveda Institute where he was under the tutelage of a Mrs. Jenn Jones. Maurice graduated at the top of his class from Aveda and has attended classes at Bumble and Bumble University in NYC and trained under some of the tip top stylists in the industry. Maurice is passionate about is work and says he is, “excited to wake the creature up in everyone I meet!”
Kat Saffold, Stylist @bbykatelyn
Kat comes from a small town on the gulf coast in Alabama. She started doing hair as a teenager and began attending cosmetology classes while still in high school. She graduated from the Aveda institute in Birmingham at the top of her class and was then recruited by Van Michael Salon. She then worked at Helmet Hairworx as a senior stylist, color specialist and color educator. Kat says she really loves playing with creative colors to create different textures in hair. And she just happens to have five cats.
Luna Yarbrough, Stylist @lalunacolors
One thing you’ll quickly learn about Luna is that her smile and energy are contagious. She brings this same positivity to her work where she specializes in creative colors. Luna came through Aveda Institute Atlanta and then worked at Van Michael Salon before joining the Creature Studio team. Luna is a color specialist who will be expanding her skillset into cutting through education at Creature. She’s an Atlanta native and says the favorite thing about her career is being an eternal student and evolving her craft everyday. Luna is also excited to get behind the Organic Way product line and work with products that are made only with biodynamic, organic and free trade ingredients.
Izzay Houze, Stylist/Assistant @IzzayHouzeATL
Izzay is a young artist who was born and raised on Florida’s Gulf Coast. She moved to ATL in 2017 to not only be with her wife but also grow her career and expand her horizons. She studied at Aveda Institute of Tampa Bay, and promptly began creating at a L’Oréal Professional salon in Sarasota. She joins Creature to realign with her organic beauty roots and expanding her makeup career! She balances her time at the studio mentoring with Mother Creature herself, Jenn Jones, taking care of her own clients and rocking our Instagram. Izzay loves creative color, dry cutting and is balayage and Keratin certified. Izzay believes you can never be overdressed or overeducated!
Bit Sanders, Stylist @bybit.hair
Bit comes to Creature Studio via NYC to be a part of a positive hair community. She found Creature during her search for a new “hair home.” Bit wanted a place that felt like the future of our industry, more than the status quo. Before moving to Atlanta, Bit spent the last 5+ years teaching all over the US and Canada, as (the only female) member of BumbleLIVE; Bumble and Bumble’s global education team. She joins Creature Studio combining her educational training, active experience in fashion editorial and runway and her years at Sassoon to create an effortless cutting aesthetic. Bit specializes in both traditional and razor cutting. “I want to combine classic cuts with modern finishes to bring something wearable for every client.”
Kasey Walsh, Assistant @letmewalshurhair
Kasey, a native of Mobile Alabama, moved to Atlanta in 2016. Her journey with Creature began as a client of Hannah, now she continues her adventure with Creature, joining the team as a stylist assistant, while finishing her education at Paul Mitchell. She is thrilled to be a part of a brand that aligns with her beliefs and her way of living. Her free time is spent hiking or rocking out...learning to play the drums.
Maryl Richards, Assistant
Maryl joins Creature Studio after spending the last years as a freelance artist, lending her talents to weddings and special occasions. After gaining technical training at cosmetology school, she started her professional hair journey with Bob Steele salon. Beginning with their internship program, she quickly graduated to a stylist position before being recruited for their educator program. Returning to the salon environment has re-engaged her love of hair color and precision cutting. Searching for a space with a tight knit family feel and holistic mission, Maryl finds her creative home with us at Creature Studio.
Raymond McCrea Jones, Co-owner/Creative Director @RaymondMcCrea
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!