Located in the Myers Park area of Charlotte, NC; is the conception of two well known stylists, Pooran & Zahava. Poza (a combination of the two names), was created for men and women who demand an individual approach to their haircare needs. Since your hair is our specialty, we offer only hair and hair removal services. We are a very small, private salon and welcome those who value our skill and space.
ZAHAVAZahava, a native of Charlotte, NC, began her career in 1999. Shortly after her internship, she traveled to L.A., Miami , New York and London, to further her training with the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy. Early in her career she participated in North Carolina State Competitions for haircutting and won twice. This, in turn inspired her to work with students and interns teaching them everything learned from abroad. Over the past few years, Zahava has quickly become one of the most sought after stylists in Charlotte. The loyalty of Zahava’s clientele is attributed to her innate understanding of what looks best on a woman from a woman’s perspective. Her passion for this craft is unsurpassed.
POORANOriginally from Iran, Pooran came to the U.S. in 1996. Unable to use her degree in Radiology from Iran, she decided to pursue her long time hobby of cosmetology. In 2000, Pooran headed to London, England where she did her continuing education through Vidal Sassoon’s Advanced Academy and went to New York to attend Redkens color technique course. Pooran is a master in color correction, having worked with many color lines including Redken, Logics, Matrix; Wella is her color of choice. She also specializes in eyebrow threading known in her native language Farsi as “Bande Abru”. Pooran is best known for her wedding and special events hair and make-up. Her eye for detail and cutting expertise has earned her the devotion of her clients.
LAURENLauren has absorbed the art of sultry styling, and has learned to master the timeless beautiful blowout. She has a strong and extensive Wella Color background, and has a passion for rich brunettes and reds. Lauren is not afraid to go for a more eccentric look if you are in search of a change. She attended Paul Mitchell — The School — and quickly found her niche. With 5+ years in the hair industry, Lauren strives for customized look for each and every client.
SONJASonja moved to Charlotte from Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2007 and shortly after she began her internship at Poza. She has a keen eye for detail, and the highest standard of quality almost to a fault. Sonja puts her heart and soul into her work and nothing pleases her more than to see the big smile on her clients’ faces when they see the outstanding results of her work. To perfect her hair cutting skills she trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles and later completed an advanced degree with Sassoon in London, England. Sonja also has a lot of experience in wedding updo’s and formal hair styles.
RACHAELRachael has always has a strong passion for hair and make-up. She loves building relationships with her clients and strives for each to feel and look fabulous. Coming from a Paul Mitchell background, she has since furthered her education with The Vidal Sassoon Academy. Her expertise is in color and it shows in her work. In addition, Racheal also excels in special event hair and make-up.
KATRICEKatrice began to pursue her career in the beauty industry at a very young age. Her natural talent, discipline and ability to learn quickly set her apart from most. The energy she exudes, along with her contagious laugh, is refreshing and allows her to build excellent relationships with her clients.
We appreciate open, friendly, and cooperative relationships with our clients, Creative thinking is the mainstay of our work. Everything we do, we do the best we can, reliably and enthusiastically. We earn your trust through our passion for our craft. To find and design your ideal look, we have to understand you and your needs. Communication is the key and we stand behind our work 100%.
Preserve and maintain the highest standards of precise, high quality color and cuts in a relaxed, comfortable and professional atmosphere.
Strive for creative imagination within the boundaries of hair type, body type, personality and lifestyle. It is the skillful fusion of technique, suitability and precision that defines the essence of Poza.
I would recommend Poza to anyone and everyone! I had a wonderful, relaxing experience and ended up with the best haircut of my life! The color exceeded my expectations as well. Sonja is a true talent! I left the salon on top of the world and am reminded of that feeling by the frequent compliments I receive on my cut and color!
I just moved from the Chicago area to Charlotte and I am thrilled to find a salon who does eyebrow threading. I tease my fiance and tell him I can’t move south until i can find someone to thread my eyebrows! I have been going to the same salon in a Chicago suburb for many years and look forward to meeting this staff!
Just wanted to thank you Zahava for the beautiful blow-out. I was visiting from LA in October of 2008 and was too lazy to do it myself. Zahava generously booked me into her busy schedule and took the TIME to do my hair which is quite difficult for most to blowdry. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you on my next visit to Charlotte!!
Zahava has done a great job with my hair color and style. She is professional and always on time. I highly recommend her, and her partner, Pooran, to anyone seeking a great cut and color at a salon with a personal touch. The Poza Salon experience is relaxing and transforming; I always leave feeling beautiful again.