As the stylist/owner with over 20 years of education, training and experience, DRee credits many of the industry’s best talent for her never ending passion. Some of the people and organizations she has been fortunate to learn from have been, Sassoon, Rusk, Aveda, and Paul Mitchell. Having worked approximately seven years as an assistant to Mr. Lyal McCaig, the previous Artistic Director of IBS, DRee traveled to many locations throughout the US supporting him. She has had extensive opportunities to work closely with some of her mentors. These experiences prepared her as an educator for ARTec in the Northeast GA area. DRee has been a member of the Professional Beauty Association since 1999, a member of NCA and previously GCA, and she currently sits on the Advisory Board for Cosmetology at Athens Area Technical College. DRee was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology in August 2011 by Governor Deal. Another example of her unquenchable thirst for learning and always being up for a challenge. We can’t pinpoint a specialty for DRee because she excels in all categories. Her joy comes from transforming her guests to a new level by providing amazing hair color along with a flattering haircut and style each and every time. The atmosphere created for DRee and Company is like going home again.
As a native Athenian, DRee believes in and commits to giving back to the community in many ways. DRee and Company supports a large number of local charities and fundraising events as well as sponsoring a baseball team with Athens Little League.
Christi is a Atlanta native that graduated from the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts in Atlanta where she specialized in neuromuscular therapy. Christi “truly cares about people” which is why she became a massage therapist. She promotes healing and wellness of body, mind and spirit through neuromuscular relaxation and energy work. Other modalities Christi specializes in are sports massage, myofascial release ( soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain) and lymphatic drainage.