Who is Joahnna
Joahnna has been in the industry for over 20 years with over 10 of those years as a salon owner. Her passion for hair and makeup have included almost every genre of artistry – film, theatre, celebrity work, print editorial and runway work. Beginning her hair and makeup career working on photo shoots for modeling agencies in Atlanta, Miami and New York, she traveled internationally for years and worked with some of the most talented fashion photographers in the world. Her work has appeared in publications such as W magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Allure and Woman’s Day.
Shifting her focus toward further developing and honing her color and hair cutting talents, she settled in the Atlanta area. In 1995 she opened her first salon on Peachtree Road in Buckhead where, over the years, her salon and work were featured in numerous local fashion spots on television. Five years later her vision took her in a new direction and she reinvented herself with the opening of Athena’s Salon & Spa on Buckhead Avenue as an environment that better embraced her artistic vision and created a more vibrant atmosphere. Athena’s, named after her daughter, quickly evolved into a unique and well known place which was awarded Best Salon & Spa in Atlanta. It became a venue for artistic events including fashion shows, hair competitions, book signings for local novelists and parties.
After more than 10 years of owning very busy and successful salons, she decided to give up salon ownership and focus on her creative art as well as devoting more time to her daughter. As an independent, she found herself able to devote more energy and quality time to her long-term clientèle. Today she works independently in both Buckhead and Johns Creek salons, spends time on location for photo shoots, contracts out for weddings and bridal events and devotes time to international hair training for color and cutting with names such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon and Kim Vo. Also, as an international makeup artist, she works with all major makeup lines and is skilled in all genre of makeup artistry including beauty, air brush, bridal, body art, fashion and editorial.
Joahnna has always been hair & makeup obsessed and continues to be a visionary, always reinventing herself and her clients. Never one to settle for the mediocre, she continues to deliver an individual, hands-on approach to hairdressing.