Salon Moxie, a new hair styling salon in Raleigh's North Ridge Shopping Center, has opened the first of its ongoing series of art exhibits. The premiere exhibit, â€œUrban Images,â€ features large-scale photographs taken in downtown Raleigh by Cara Grace Galati and Jonathan Kaz of f8 Photo Studios, Raleigh.
Salon Moxie is a new concept from Jack and Joelle Ray, owners of the more upscale Samuel Cole Salon on Newton Road, Raleigh, that fills the void between â€œbudgetâ€ salons and the more expensive destinations and gives â€œrising starâ€ stylists an environment in which to enhance their skills.
According to the Rays, the vibe at Salon Moxie is â€œfresh, hip, and high-energy,â€ so revolving art exhibits in the salon are a natural fit.
"We wanted to find a way to connect our emerging artists at Moxie with other emerging artists in the area,â€ Joelle said. â€œWe are excited to offer our support to the North Carolina arts community."
The salon's interior design features Raleigh artist Clark Hipolito's special painting effects: Cherry-red walls feature dramatic slashes of color evoke images of giant scissors and locks of tumbling hair. Against that backdrop, â€œUrban Imagesâ€ offers night views of city streets and inner-city details, effectively linking the North Raleigh salon with the pulse of the downtown district.
â€œUrban Imagesâ€ will remain up through June. The next exhibit will showcase the work of Wrightsville Beach artist Dawn Anderson Capron of Adamantine Creative Design Studio.
Salon Moxie is located at 6196-112 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information on the salon, call 919-850-0721 or visit http://www.salon-moxie.com.