About

Sumetri Martin // Owner

Through her work in the most innovative salons, Sumetri has established herself as a sought-after stylist in Birmingham. She discovered her love for the industry more than a decade ago during a trained Aveda apprenticeship. Before working as a stylist, Sumetri graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Her lifelong passion for learning has motivated her to continually hone and master the craft. Sumetri expertly uses a wide range of techniques and specializes in custom cuts and color for her clients. Guests always feel refreshed after a visit in her chair. Aside from owning the salon, her greatest pride and joy is her handsome son Alexander Fox. 

Laura Lowery

Laura Lowery // Stylist

Laura is a Paul Mitchel graduate. Since she graduated, she has spent her time honing her skills in doing color and extensions. She is a Certified Stylist with Bellami Hair Extensions. Originally from California, she moved to Alabama in 2015 and has loved Birmingham ever since. She has 3 girls – Leilani, Lilah, and Luna. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new cities and traveling with friends, taking family trips with her daughters, and hiking.

Dina

Maria “Dina” Medina // Stylist

Growing up in Locust Fork, Dina always knew she had a passion for all things beauty. She is fascinated by how her work can completely change not only how people look, but also how they feel. Since she graduated from the Aveda Institute, her time in the beauty industry has been spent learning about her favorite things to do in the salon: balayages, fashion colors, and event hair & makeup. She is also a mommy of one girl named Serena. Her ideal day would include taking her daughter to get a cake pop from Starbucks, doing some shopping with her boyfriend Wesley, and going to Itty Bitty Magic City as a family. She looks forward to seeing you in her chair and making you feel your best!

Kira Yancey

Kira Yancey // Guest Care Specialist

Kira is from Opp, Alabama and completed her degree in Anthropology at the University of Alabama. She has worn many hats through her work, which has included teaching kids robotics, social media marketing, producing and editing podcasts, and hosting bar trivia. In her spare time, Kira enjoys crocheting, reading, and watching reality TV. Her favorite pastime is being outdoors with her boyfriend and their Australian Shepherd, Teddy, preferably camping or kayaking.

Aveda

An Aveda Concept Salon

At Sumetri and Company, we celebrate the beauty of the individual. We are inspired by the uniqueness of every texture, type and pattern of hair. Our team goes to great lengths to care for each person who visits our salon. We create a welcoming environment where guests feel comfortable, affirmed and encouraged to embrace a true and authentic style. We believe the transformative power of hair can help restore confidence and wellbeing in everyone, and we are grateful for the opportunity to impact our clients and community from our beloved location in downtown Homewood.

Our salon is guided by the founding principles of Aveda:

“Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”