Salon Moxie Showcases Art Exhibits

 - Jun 4, 2007
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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, “Urban Images,” 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 “budget” salons and the more expensive destinations and gives “rising star” stylists an environment in which to enhance their skills.

According to the Rays, the vibe at Salon Moxie is “fresh, hip, and high-energy,” 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,” Joelle said. “We 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, “Urban Images” offers night views of city streets and inner-city details, effectively linking the North Raleigh salon with the pulse of the downtown district.

“Urban Images” 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