NOLAS began as a chance brainstorm of Denise Riley and Kelly Rapp, two savvy business women whose differences seemed to fit together like yin and yang - It's the collision of two go-getters. In August 2002, they opened NOLAS (which is salon spelled backwards). Denise who worked as a nail technician and owned her own salon in the Detroit area before moving to Akron, says, "I treat our salon's reception area like it's my living room, I want our clients to feel as welcome here as if they were a guest in my home". The salon decor, which features warm colors, comfortable chairs, candles and seasonal floral arrangements, was also designed to reflect that warm welcoming feeling. And while atmosphere is important, keeping up with trends and styles is top priority. Kelly Rapp is a third generation hair stylist, she is known for her great cuts and expertise in hair coloring and highlights. Kelly, and the team of passionate, and out-going professionals, simply put, love what they do. Our fundamental values, talent and enviable reputation, fuels the growth of NOLAS.
I went for a new look not knowing what I would want. Lisa was so helpful and made great suggestion on what would look good on me. I got a great highlight and cut and fully enjoyed the entire experience.
I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER WHEN I SEE MELISSA FOR MY HAIR APPTS!!:) SHE IS TRUELY AN ARTIST AT WHAT WHAT SHE DOES!!:) YESTERDAY, I DIDN'T NEED MY COLOR BASE DONE, WHICH WAS SCHEDULED. BUT SHE SUGGESTED A COLOR "SHINE"TREATMENT. I HAVE TO SAY, MY COLOR LOOKED AMAZING, AND THE CUT WAS , YET AGAIN, PERFECT!!:)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT AT NOLAS, SURROUNDED BY THE WONDERFUL STAFF THAT IS SO WARM AND FRIENDLY!!!:)