ABOUT

A Mother and Daughter.

A Grandfather's loving gift.

One fantastic dream.

FAMILY THYME

 

 When Amara McGhee turned 6, she knew she wanted to be a hairstylist. So when the high schooler saved $1,500 from working as a salon assistant, she was ready to put the funds toward opening her own hair salon.

"Being a stylist has always been her dream"

says mom Robyn McGhee.

In addition to the money she had saved Amara received an inheritance from her grandfather. But at only 16 she still needed her mother's help to launch a business. For Robyn, the logical move was to purchase a salon where Amara could continue her work as an assistant and begin training at the Aveda Institute.

 In  February 2018, the mother-daughter team took over an under-performing, eight-chair salon in Austell and set about transforming it into RAG thyme salon. As for the salon's name, the duo chose RAG in honor of Robyn's father, Robert Albert Germany, whose monetary donation served as an investment in the salon. And "thyme" recognizes the health benefits of the herb and is on brand with Aveda's plant-based products.

 

An important focus for the co-owners has been to develop a multicultural salon where stylists are available to work on all textures of hair. Growing up biracial (her mother, Robyn, is white, and her father is black), Amara was always challenged with finding the right hair solutions for her tousled tresses. So, she found herself hopping from one stylist chair to the next. Thus, Amara's vision for her salon was specific - it has to offer hair care for all, like sew-in weaves and keratin treatments.

THE VISION

 

Hey, Atlanta, it’s our grand opening! Stop by and say hi, schedule a service or check out our products!

HOURS:

 

Monday: 10am-5pm  |  Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday: 10am-7pm  |  Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-5pm  |  Saturday: 10am-5pm  |  Sunday: By Appointment Only

4180 Austell Rd Austell, GA 30106  |  (770) 745-4999

©RAGThymeSalon • 2018 • All rights reserved

In addition to the money she had saved Amara received an inheritance

from her grandfather. But at only 16 she still needed her mother's help to launch a business. For Robyn, the logical move was to purchase a salon where Amara could continue her work as an assistant and begin training at the Aveda Institute.

 In  February 2018, the mother-daughter team took over an under-performing, eight-chair salon in Austell and set about transforming it into RAG thyme salon. As for the salon's name, the duo chose RAG in honor of Robyn's father, Robert Albert Germany, whose monetary donation served as an investment in the salon. And "thyme" recognizes the health benefits of the herb and is on brand with Aveda's plant-based products.

An important focus for the co-owners has been to develop a multicultural salon where stylists are available to work on all textures of hair. Growing up biracial (her mother, Robyn, is white, and her father is black), Amara was always challenged with finding the right hair solutions for her tousled tresses. So, she found herself hopping from one stylist chair to the next. Thus, Amara's vision for her salon was specific - it has to offer hair care for all, like sew-in weaves and keratin treatments.