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Creating Images Salon Changing How Customers See Themselves

by Clarence Thomas, Jr.

Keshel Walker refers to her staff at Creating Images Salon as hair doctors. And that's because their intent is to heal people inside through the beautification of their outside.

Reopened in 2009 following a brief hiatus, Creating Images Salon is Walker’s platform for making over Macon. She says God gave her the name to help people in need of seeing themselves in a more positive way "A lot of times people will open up to a stylist when they won't for others," said Walker. "We're here to rejuvenate people."

Customers have Walker and four other staffers with two decades of experience to get them on their way and healthy inside and out. The stylists provide a variety of scheduled and walk in services including natural hair care; chemical services; weaving; coloring; specialized cuts; facials with skin care; makeup application and eye brow wax and filling. Folks in need of special attention to their hands and feet can get manicures and pedicures as well by appointment.

Creating Images Salon distinguishes itself says Walker by providing what is referred to by staff as a "drama free" environment. The idea behind this concept is to maintain an environment where gossip, outside solicitation and other disruptive activities that have traditionally taken place in barbershops and hair salons doesn't exist. "You attract what you are. I attract people that are doing business and here to relax and enjoy their experience," Walker said. "Our focus here is serving our customers and getting them on their way." She places a premium on customer service. According to her she is so finely tuned to them she can even determine when they are stressed out by analyzing the condition of their hair and scalp.

Creating Images Salon caters to all, but has become a destination for distinguished members of Macon's spiritual, professional and civic communities. She attributes the attraction, in addition to the environment, to the staffs' ability to meet clients' personal care needs. Besides years of experience Walker depends on a monthly cross reference and training staff meeting as a venue of continued development. She also ensures that she is available to customers when they request her direct time and attention. "My customers are number one when they are in my chair," Walker said.

Walker says making money is nice, but educating the clients is the priority. To help customers maintain in between visits, retail items, including a special detoxifying scalp treatment along with natural hair care products are available. She even shares tips with them to help get them through until their next appointment.

Creating Images Salon is committed to making Macon feel and look better says Walker. An initiative entitled Polished Jewels Power Hour is underway and will provide free makeovers for some local residents that can't afford services. Over the next few months women will undergo major changes. In April they will share their transformational experiences at a special public event. Walker says this community outreach effort is an extension of what the salon is truly about - providing an over the top experience that guarantees you will come out looking and feeling beautiful. "Our focus here is not price, but helping people. We want to be a blessing to someone."

Creating Images Salon is located at 3355 Pio Nono Avenue. To schedule an appointment or purchase products call 478-960-5977. For more information concerning the Polished Jewels Power Hour initiative send an email to

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