“Master stylists Gary Topple and Alejandro Jimenez announce the launch of Ashes & Steel Studio, their new state-of-the-art hair salon, set in the heart of the River Art District at 347 Depot Street in Asheville, North Carolina. The salon hosted a “City Lights” Grand Opening Celebration on November 10, 2018 with live music, dancing and refreshments.

Ashes & Steel Studio offers guests an extraordinary salon experience second to none. The expansive studio features 10 styling chairs; a blow-dry and treatment bar; a bridal suite with the finest in wedding hair services; and an inviting café. Guests can enjoy an elevated salon experience focusing on creativity, transformation, and the highest level of customer service. The salon specializes in precision haircuts and styling, hair color, highlights, blow-drys, updos, Keratin treatments and Great Lengths extensions. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday.

Topple and Jimenez are thrilled to launch this innovative salon experience in Asheville.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to move to America,” notes Topple who hails from the United Kingdom. “When I started my hairdressing career, my dream was to own my own salon. Throughout the years, I have pushed myself to get where I wanted to be. Now I can say those dreams have come true with the opening of our salon here in America.”

Alejandro adds, “I have always lived by the quote, ‘Hold the vision.Trust the process.’ My journey has made my vision a reality . . . Ashes & Steel Studio.”

For more information about Ashes & Steel Studio, email or visit the website at”