Experience + Integrity + Passion
Poza Salon was established in 2006 and is located in the heart of Myers Park of Charlotte NC. It is the conception of two well known stylist, Pooran and Zahava, who both have extensive training with Vidal Sasson Academy, Wella, and Kevin Murphy. Poza ( a combination of the two names), prides itself on it’s experienced, exceptional, and passionate hairdressers who excel in a team based environment. Driven by technical excellence, advanced education, and a client-centered approach to hair. We are a small, private salon and welcome those who value our skill and space. Since hair is our specialty, we offer all hair, and hair removal services.
What makes us unique?
We are often asked, “Are you commission or Booth rent?” The answer is neither. You're probably thinking, "How can this be? How do they make money?" If you’ve ever been a client at Poza Salon, you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you come in. Everybody is laughing, smiling and having a good time. Unlike many salons, you'll notice team members helping each other out. In fact, it's not uncommon for you to receive services from one, two or even three people before you leave the salon. Behold our secret to happiness!
We don’t pay commission. Not on service sales and not on product sales. You know how you dread going to some places because as soon as you walk in the door, someone is trying to sell you something? We know the feeling too, and we don’t like it. So we designed our system to be different and more enjoyable. How? You ask? We compensate all of our staff by salary, a very nice salary. This means no matter what’s going on, they are getting paid.
By compensating our staff on what’s known as aTeam Based System, it allows us to function more efficiently and to allow more flexibility to our clients. Can’t get in with your favorite stylist or maybe just want to try out someone else? Go for it! We don't mind. We actually encourage it! The entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest's day is being made. This even comes down to products. When our staff is recommending a product, it’s because they truly believe it’s the best product for you, not because they're trying to make commission on the sale. The same goes for services too.
So next time you feel like switching it up a little, just let us know. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Originally 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.
Zahava, 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.
Alex has a strong passion for art and beauty. She has a very sweet personality and loves to connect with others. Alex attended the Aveda Institute and enjoys keeping up with today’s trends.
She looks for opportunities to expand her skills and abilities because she wants to help find the best look and style for her clients based on personality and lifestyle. Her plan is to help others achieve their beauty goals by providing them with great service and a relaxing time at the salon.
Courtney joined our team at Poza Salon after studying Political Science and Business at the University of South Carolina. Having studied media marketing and management in college, she focuses her efforts into growing Poza's presence on social media sites and within the local community. If you stop in our salon Courtney will likely be the first to greet you and offer you a cup of our famous Almond Cookie tea. Her passion for customer service was a perfect fit for the Poza Team because here everyone is a part of the family.
Maryland native, Lily, moved to Charlotte in 2014 to pursue her passion in the cosmetology industry. Just days after arriving to Charlotte she started attending Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte for her cosmetology education. Lily understands that when clients and coworkers alike come into contact with her, she may carry the only smile they see that day. She holds the phrase she learned in school dear to her "day maker". She has a passion to make someones day through amazing customer service and seeing everyone around her with a smile.
Beth was initially drawn to cosmetology by a desire to help people express their best self. Beth has a background in art and enjoys the creative expression of hair cutting and styling.
She attended the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, continues to challenge herself, and master her technique. She thrives at creating a comfortable space for her clients. So whether you're wanting to maintain a style or desiring a fresh and bold change Beth is happy to assist.
Ashley has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2012. Her passion for beauty goes beyond hair, as she loves to be adventurous with makeup and even face paint. She enjoys baking and anything involving crafting. From simple tasks to creating costumes from scratch: Ashley puts a special touch into everything she does. She knew she wanted to be stylist since childhood, and loves everything about her profession. After a big move from Chicago to Charlotte, Ashley is excited to be pursuing her lifelong dream of a career in the beauty industry.