Charli has been a member of our team since February of 2009, as a licensed Master Cosmetologist and makeup artist, as well as an honor graduate of The Esani Institute, A Paul Mitchell Partner School. She has attended numerous advanced education classes and hair shows including studying abroad in 2008 with the creative team at the TIGI Academy, London. Charli has also trained under national celebrity makeup artist for photography/ film and bridal makeup for basic application makeup training. She has been credited in local small films and has worked on film and photography sets doing hair and makeup.
In order to further her knowledge within the industry Charli makes it a priority to keep up with new education within her profession, she says “I make it a point to take advantage of every educational opportunity that presents itself, inside the salon and out. Whether it is attending hair shows, education classes, or just taking advantage of the knowledge within these walls, and learning from the mentors and talent here are J. Thomas Salon.” Charli has also recently become an educator for Framesi North America, and is traveling to educate other stylists and salons in the southeast.
Specializing in bridal styles and haircutting, Charli enjoys every aspect of hair design. By being aware of her surroundings and keeping up to date with red carpet, magazines and TV shows, she keeps up with the latest trends and fashions. “Fashion is all around us; just keep your eyes open. I think the hardest part is not finding or identifying the latest trends, but making them your own” says Charli. She loves the artistry within hair design, being able to express her creativity every day. She says “there is always something new to learn and the industry is ever changing. I love what I do overall, because being able to see that someone feels better about themselves because of what I am able to give them is such a rewarding experience.” Charli feels that comfort for her clients is so important, whether it’s within the atmosphere, their stylist, or their overall appearance and style.
Charli has been such an asset to the J. Thomas Salon family, she has a true passion for what she does and the ability to have the joy and privilege to play and express her creativity every day. She listens to her clients wants and needs and strives to accommodate an individual style that compliments their best features as well as their personality and lifestyle.