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The history of Carter • Barnes on Paces.

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    Mitchell Barnes and Carey Carter
    Mitchell Barnes and Carey Carter launch their friendship and career as the Style Directors for all of Rich’s Department Store hair salons. Building a renowned reputation for their color variations and styling creations, they caught the eye of L’Oreal Paris and a partnership formed that is still strong today.
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    Photos of Perri
    Perri Higbie was busy building her career teaching coloring techniques all over Australia, the US, and Europe. In 1984, Perri also joined the L’Oreal USA team as a color specialist for their Salon Professional Division.
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    Hair World Photo
    Carey and Mitchell are asked to represent L’Oreal at Hair World in Las Vegas, affectionately known as the Hair Olympics. Over the next two decades, Carter – Barnes would participate in Hair World four more times.
  • 1986

    Three Owners of Carter Barnes
    Mitchell, Carey, and Perri join their talent, experience, and style to create and build their own unique brand.
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    May 5, 1987

    Photo of Carey, Ann & Carter at Carter Barnes Grand Opening
    Carey, Mitchell, and Perri opened their stunning salon, Carter Barnes Hair Artisans, inside of Atlanta’s premier shopping center, Phipps Plaza.
  • 1990’s

    Carey Carter and Mitchell Barnes were invited by L’Oreal to lecture and perform in Paris. Along with Frederic Fekkai, they headed up the L’Oreal design team. Mitchell, Carey, and Perri have represented L’Oreal in fashion shows, store openings, and at conventions all over the world.
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    April 1996

    Carter Barnes on Paces has its grand opening as a second full service boutique style location in the heart of Buckhead.
  • August 1996

    1996 Hair World Photo
    Carter Barnes is honored to represent L’Oreal USA at Hair World in Washington D.C. marking the third trip to this prestigious show.
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    May 1997

    Carter Barnes 10th Anniversary Photo
    Happy 10th anniversary to Carter Barnes Hair Artisans!
  • 2002

    Carter Barnes was awarded the esteemed Glamour Award by the Fashion Institute.

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    Carter Barnes Hair Artisans in Phipps Plaza was featured as a location plot-line in author James Patterson’s novel, The Big Bad Wolf.

  • May 2007

    Carter Barnes 20th Anniversary

    Happy 20th anniversary to Carter Barnes Hair Artisans!

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    Carter Barnes hosted our own successful event, Beauty Boost, and gave free hair services and job counseling to more than 200 Atlanta residents affected by the 2008 real estate bubble burst and subsequent recession.

    Carey Carter was awarded the 2009 Community Service Award by WXIA channel 11 for his extensive philanthropic work in association with abused and foster children through the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. Over the years, Carter and Carter Barnes have raised millions of dollars for organizations such as AID Atlanta, UNICEF, Susan G. Komen, Open Hand, Jeffery’s Fashion Cares and the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • 2012

    Mitchell Barnes raised more than $50,000 by “Dancing with the Atlanta Stars” for the Alzheimer Association of Georgia.

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    Photo of Carter Barnes & Renovations

    Carter Barnes on Paces began a year-long expansion and renovation, transforming the boutique salon into a stunning and stylishly updated new home for our entire family. The salon had a grand re-opening in March of 2013.

  • 2016

    Carter Barnes was humbled and honored to be awarded as one of L’Oreal’s top 10 salons

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    May 2017

    Carter Barnes 30th Anniversary Photo

    Happy 30th anniversary to Carter Barnes!

  • January 2018

    Carey Carter

    Our dearest family member and owner, Carey K. Carter passed away following a stroke. He is missed terribly and loved beyond measure. His presence is still strong around our salon and his memory will be forever cherished by the Carter Barnes family. In May of 2018, we said good-bye with a reception and fashion show staring the models Carey worked with over the years. The event raised more than $40,000 for his beloved Murphy-Harpst. Carey would have loved it. To learn more about the life and legacy of Carey, please click here.

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