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Meet Judie René of Marabou Curls and Beyond Salon in Fayetteville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Judie René.

Judie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a little girl growing up in Haiti, we had a hair salon next door for a few years. I used to hide behind the door and listen to the gossip. I was more interested in the interactions between women then the hair.

Eventually, the stylist whom I realize in hindsight was looking out for eight year old me promoted me to mini assistant. I learned how to do a perm rod set and I was amazed at the art form. I could make women look good and they where happy. However, my mom was not interested in me becoming a hairstylist. I went on to college in Montreal and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I worked in Health and Wellness prior to attending Aveda Institute Atlanta four years ago. Once I got my license, I decided to specialize in natural hair exclusively.

Has it been a smooth road?
I have worked in multiple salons, including Ulta and Loop Salon. As a mom and a wife, I have struggled to find a home salon, so I decided to offer my expertise to my clients in a salon suite. This allows me to service my clients in a more personal setting . I generally only have one client at a time.

I had the opportunity  to attend natural hair care training workshops at the Bronner Brother show offered by Aeleise Ollarvia of  I am black girl curls, Cut It Kinky and the 30-day hair detox. I went on attended her Cut It Kinky professional class and I have also assisted her in the Cut It Kinky trainings here in Atlanta.

The most challenging part of my job is finding work-life balance as a wife mom and stylist.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Marabou Curls and Beyond Salon is the winner of the Best Salon in Fayetteville for 2019. As a owner and stylist, I specialize in tight curls. My clientele is largely from Wakanda. I am a texture expert who encourages eliminating the use of castor oil, coconut oil and Shea butter # 30dayhairdetox.

I enjoy helping my clients understand and learn to manage their hair. I educate my clients on how to hydrate and care for their hair and also educate in four steps turning wash day in to wash hour  I offer them product recommendations and how to use these products properly to help them get the most out of their styling sessions

I’m known for tight curl definition aka wash n go textured hair cuts and color. I pride myself on offering great customer service. Being that I work in a salon suite, my client gets one on one time with me and a chance to ask questions.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
There is a need for other good educated natural hair stylist in the Fayetteville/ Peachtree City area. I feel businesses like mine are providing a much-needed service and can be part of a large movement off changing the perception around natural hair at-home care in the community. Gone are the days off all day at the salon faster service is a must.

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