• About Barbara

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    With over 44 years of experience, Your Grooming Guru, Barbara Brant-Williams, is the go-to source for hair, makeup and beauty product knowledge in Charleston, SC. She provides thoughtful answers and beautiful applications in a fun and personal way.

    Barbara has the technical and practical skills in achieving that perfect dimensional color and consistent natural gray coverage. She'll produce a skilled textured haircut with scissors or a razor, or give you the most elegant, polished party or wedding hair and beautiful makeup. Her passion is using those skills to give you the look you desire. 

    In addition to her salon experience, Barbara worked as an educator and sales representative for professional hair care product companies and as an associate and instructor for natural food store cosmetic departments. She is also a veteran of the US Army.

    With a penchant for researching and understanding the ingredients in the myriad of cosmetic products available, she teaches seminars on "decoding ingredient labels" to clients and "effective retail marketing" to peers and student cosmetologists.

    When it comes to helping you keep your hair maintained at home, look no further. Barbara will teach you the how-to’s with the easiest of methods. She'll also make you laugh, give you a great head massage, and talk about the next best movie to see!

    Your Grooming Guru is a certified Non-toxic Haircolor Specialist and is considered Charleston's expert in organic hair care. If you are looking for professional hair treatments without the toxic build-up or want to reduce chemical exposure, Barbara is the Guru you need to get with! 

  • CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS POLICY

    It’s a busy, busy world, and like you, I’ve got a schedule to keep, as well as other clients wanting service.  If you can’t make an appointment; be a doll or a gentleman, and give me at least 48 hours’ notice, please. Anything less than a 24 hour notice for a cancellation is challenging to fill, so the same charges as no shows will apply.

    No shows are a no go!  That’s just common courtesy… wouldn’t you agree? This is my livelihood and if you don’t show up, I can’t fill that space, and my bill paying power is compromised! If you no show and don’t call, I’ll need a credit card before scheduling your next appointment. You will be charged half of your appointment cost for 1st time offenses, and any future missed appointments will need to be paid in full.