, the shop in Stone Mountain Village that carries natural hair care products, this week added a new salon called "Green Without Envy," and a natural hair stylist, Vanessa Carter.
"She's concerned with the well-being of [clients'] hair," said Chris Sharp, co-owner, with wife Rhian, of Curls of the World ).
Sharp said Carter is "filling the void. A lot of people are looking for a natural stylist that’s going to care for their hair."
Carter said she has worn her hair natural -- relaxer-free - since the late 1970s. She said she wants to bring customer service and education about natural hair to her clients.
"This is what I do," Carter said. "This is all about how I service people."
Natural hair is something that has piqued the interest of many local women. Earlier this month, was standing room-only.
Carter's approach and Curls of the World's goals are similar - to keep things simple, free of chemicals, healthy.
"When it comes to African American hair, we need somebody who's going to be dedicated," Carter said.