The history of Carter • Barnes on Paces.
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.
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.
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.
Mitchell, Carey, and Perri join their talent, experience, and style to create and build their own unique brand.
May 5, 1987
Carey, Mitchell, and Perri opened their stunning salon, Carter Barnes Hair Artisans, inside of Atlanta’s premier shopping center, Phipps Plaza.
1990’sCarey 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.
April 1996Carter Barnes on Paces has its grand opening as a second full service boutique style location in the heart of Buckhead.
Carter Barnes is honored to represent L’Oreal USA at Hair World in Washington D.C. marking the third trip to this prestigious show.
Happy 10th anniversary to Carter Barnes Hair Artisans!
Carter Barnes was awarded the esteemed Glamour Award by the Fashion Institute.
Carter Barnes Hair Artisans in Phipps Plaza was featured as a location plot-line in author James Patterson’s novel, The Big Bad Wolf.
Happy 20th anniversary to Carter Barnes Hair Artisans!
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.
Mitchell Barnes raised more than $50,000 by “Dancing with the Atlanta Stars” for the Alzheimer Association of Georgia.
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.
Carter Barnes was humbled and honored to be awarded as one of L’Oreal’s top 10 salons
Happy 30th anniversary to Carter Barnes!
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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3220 Paces Ferry Place
Atlanta, GA 30305
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed & Thurs: 8am – 7pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
*Salon hours vary due to Covid-19.