the history of us
Located in downtown Ashland, Oregon, renú is tucked in the alley (called “Will Dodge Way”) that runs parallel between North Main and Lithia Way.
Renú is owner/stylist, Shannon Christopher’s second salon. Salon Anubis was the foundation for building renú. This shop was located in a cement and wood basement of another downtown building; was full of quirks and presented various adventures in ownership. In 2008, after 3+ years in the basement, Shannon closed Salon Anubis, took the equipment and started from scratch to build a new salon.
Her vision was to have a fresh, inviting and beautiful space where customers would feel rejuvenated and cared for. The décor is colorful and comfortable. The very cool front desk at renú is a relic from Salon Anubis and has its own history as a DJ stand. The unique, custom-made steel mirrors are also from the original shop. Shannon is a bit of an orchid collector and plant lover so there are continually blooming plants in the window and lots of greenery throughout the space.
With a solid history, renú has become known for its knowledgeable and diversely talented stylists who specialize in cuts and color. Our mission is to bring you our best services in a professional and upbeat salon.
renú in the news
An Interview with Shannon Locals Guide, 10/27/2010
An Eco-Cut and Color, Please Ashland Daily Tidings, 2/14/2009
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praise for our stylists
“Renú is THE place to go for curly hair. Shannon has been my stylist for years and knows exactly how to cut my hair to make my curls fall just right. She also introduced me to DevaCurl products which changed my life. Bye bye dry frizzy hair, hello luscious locks! The atmosphere is relaxing, the stylists so sweet, and I always feel happy after a visit to renú. XO” ~Erin
“It’s always a bit daunting going to see a new hair stylist, and I feel so lucky to have found Melinda at Renú, whom I cannot recommend highly enough. She listened to what I said, and gave me a cut and colour that I am delighted with, the best I’ve had in years. Melinda is intuitive and gentle, and I really enjoyed the whole experience. I am so happy to have found a stylist who I want to return to repeatedly, and look forward to my next visit. I also really like the salon in general, a peaceful, calm and beautiful environment, a pleasure to be in.” ~Fiona
“Thanks to Ann-Britt, the curls of my childhood sprung have back into life! Those lively blonde ringlets were just waiting for the magic touch of the artist/hairdresser that she is. Ann-Britt brings art into hair in a way that I have not before experienced. A trip to the hairdresser becomes a sweet love affair to be enjoyed at every level. What a gift!” ~Mirela
“Ieva has an attention to detail that is both professional and sincere topped with a desire to please her clients. All of these attributes shine through with her many years of experience. Her no-nonsense attitude and they way in which she executes each move with her scissors is enhanced with an intensity and passion for what she does. I am forever bound to her chair.” ~Tara
“Morgan is an amazing hair stylist and makeup artist! I have curly hair that can be difficult to work with, but Morgan knows just what to do with it. We have a lot of fun whenever she cuts and styles my hair, and she is very skilled with makeup ranging from a natural look to dramatic. I highly suggest her services.” ~Lisa
“Shannon is truly a master stylist. I have curly hair and no one has ever been able to cut my hair in a way that accentuates the curls and blend layering. I have tried to keep my hair long to weigh down the curls because any other stylist would create funky “shelf” like layering. I may as well have had a mullet! But Shannon is truly an artist when it comes to sculpting curls. She cut my hair at a shorter length lending to volume and blend I have dreamed of! I can sit in her chair and just ask her what she thinks I need and leave feeling like a Botticelli! I have never, and I mean never, had that kind of trust with a stylist before. She also taught me how to care for and style my curls. I highly recommend anyone (especially with curly hair) seeking a remarkably skilled, intuitive, and caring stylist. She is super sweet and fun too making the whole experience lovely.” ~Mary
“I have had Ieva cutting and coloring my hair for over 10 years. It is always done with care and the results are wonderful. I highly recommend her to all my friends.” ~Susan
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