Meet The Team



After a rousing beginning to her career in Savannah GA, Averil soon heard the beckoning call of New York City.  It was there she quickly advanced her skills as a Balayage Specialist, color artist and editorial stylist.  Averil was able to collaborate with some of the top professionals in the industry on photo shoots and fashion shows including Mark Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Victoria Secrets.  Her publication shoots include Vogue, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Love Magazine, Nylon and Harper’s Bazaar.  

This energetic and creative designer knew she had come full circle when her heart was summoned once again to make her mark in Savannah as the new owner of JW Salon.  Her love of business along with her marketing degree from Kent State University continues to serve her well.  Averil enjoys educating both seasoned and younger stylists in cutting and coloring, as well as helping them in developing their careers.  No matter what your needs, when it comes to hair, you will find Averil to be the perfect stylist: kind, caring and most of all professional. 


Following Taylor Smart’s graduation from Paul Mitchell Academy, she spent her first few years in the industry working for the top salons in Jacksonville. Her dedication to the art of hair made her one of the best in the industry. She is a color specialist, with an emphasis on Balayage color. Taylor is known for her ability to create the perfect cut to compliment the color. She thrives on making a connection with her client and watching them walk out of the salon feeling beautiful.

Taylor’s creative side extends far beyond the salon chair, she can often be spotted on film and commercial sets. You can see some of her work in such films as Jade, Sotting, and the series, Craft. Moving to Savannah has given her more opportunities to pursue this passion.