As a licensed cosmetologist with an affinity for art, Oak Ridge North resident Kellie Nedd opened South Woodlands Art Gallery and Salon Beaux Cheveux simultaneously in October.
S.W.A.G. hosts works from six artists, including three local artists as well as mixed media artist Victoria Kovalenchikova from The Netherlands.
“I’ve been an artist my whole life, and I wanted to do something for the community,” Nedd said. “I wanted local artists to be able to put their art [here]. It was perfect when we decided to open the salon.”