Hi! I’m Rachel Yancey, creator of Bold City Hair. I am your Jacksonville hair stylist, hair colorist, hair extension specialist, and hair extension educator. I am an independent hairstylist working inside My Salon Suites in a private salon studio. I carry color and hair care products by Davines. I created BCH in 2015 and have been a working stylist since 2009, specializing in hair extensions for the last twelve plus years.

I love being creative and while drawing is one of my favorite hobbies, I also love creating custom looks and makeovers for my clients. Your personal style and personality are important factors in creating custom looks. Having references is an important tool for communicating with your stylist. I have heard many times ‘I don’t know how to explain it.’ Find pictures and we can evaluate and give you fabulous hair!

I believe your hair should look great every day of the year, not just at the salon. I am committed to giving my clients the best customer service, freshest ideas and emerging trends. I believe in giving clients education and a hair care routine that works to their suites, so they can have great hair at home too. I take pride in my career and love staying on my toes with continuing education, whether it is learning or teaching!

I started out young in all kinds of art classes, naturally thriving on anything creative. My dad has been a Barber for over 40 years with his own shop, and I always knew I wanted to do hair. However, my parents wanted me to go to college so I went for Graphic Design, still keeping my creativity flowing. But sitting at the desk wasn’t for me. I went to hair school and I’ve been at it since! I’ve worked at salons in Jacksonville such as Fusion Salon, Verde Eco Salon, Elite Salon & Day Spa, and West Coast Hair Design, and as of lately Studio Emme. I soon followed my move to the salon with a Bachelors Degree in Supervision and Business Management always with the plan to one day have my very own salon!

What is Davines?

Davines is a family-owned company from Parma, Italy founded in 1983 by the Bollati family. All products are formulated and produced in Parma, Italy. Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide.

After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas. Our skin care lines were further expanded in 2018 when the Skin Regimen brand was born. We are now a B Corp and have an international presence in more than 90 countries with a multicultural staff. In addition to the main office in Parma – the Davines Village – we have offices in New York, London, Paris, Mexico City, Deventer (Netherlands), and Hong Kong.

Davines is a CO2 neutral company that supports a reforestation program to compensate the carbon dioxide emissions, caused during the packaging production. All our products are formulated and manufactured in our facilities in Parma, Italy, where we utilize electricity from renewable resources.

Do Davines products contain sulfates?

No, all Davines products are sulfate-free!

 Do Davines products contain parabens?

No, all Davines products are paraben-free.

 Do you test on animals?

No, Davines does NOT test our products on animals!

 I’m vegan, can I use Davines products?

While Davines products are not certified vegetarian or vegan, the majority of our products contain no animal-derived ingredients. An exception to these for people who adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet are:

  • Naturaltech Restructuring Miracle, Naturaltech Hair Building Pak and Essential Haircare VOLU/hair mist because the formulation contains keratin;

  • Naturaltech Nourishing Royal Jelly Superactive, because it contains royal jelly;

  • More Inside This is a Strong Dry Wax and More Inside This is a Strong Molding Clay, because they contain beeswax.

Please note, that the suppliers from whom Davines purchases the above-mentioned raw materials guarantee that for their production, no animals are harmed or killed.

Do any of your products contain nuts?

Yes, a few of our products do contains nuts, listed below. Usage of these products for people who suffer from any kind of nut allergy is at the sole discretion of the consumer.

  • Essential Haircare VOLU/mist is made with hazelnut.

  • LOVE/curl shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, hair cream, cleansing cream, primer, revitalizer and controller are formulated with almond extract.

  • MELU/ shampoo, conditioner and hair mist

  • NOUNOU/ shampoo

  • OI Hand Balm

  • Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator

  • All Finest Pigments shades and gloss

 Are Davines products gluten-free?

Yes, most Davines products are gluten-free, except the following:

  • Essential Haircare Love Curl Cream and Momo Potion

  • More Inside This Is An Oil Non-Oil

  • Naturaltech Nourishing Hair Building Pak and Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner

  • Liquid Spell Reinforcing Bodifying Fluid

More About Rachel 2

Rachel is a kind hearted, gentle soul who is constantly chasing life and challenging herself. She fell in love with the art of hair cutting at a young age watching her father behind the chair. Growing up in the barbershop she knew she wanted to one day be behind the chair also. She has been focusing on the art of color and extensions since 2009. When she’s not living life she can be found behind the chair with one hand full of hair extensions and the other with her paintbrush. She loves creating major transformations and ultimately helping her clients love themselves again.

Followed closely by the depths of our universe, the movement of changing lives through plant based products, and her individuality in fashion, she aims to express her multifaceted heart, as well as be a strong leader to the community and industry.

Words from Rachel:

I love what I do and take pride in it, I enjoy it. I enjoy making people look and feel better about themselves. To be able to give someone the power of their own confidence is priceless. I enjoy investing in myself as well with continuing education classes, and being able to keep up with the ever-growing and constantly evolving industry. I cannot fill this brain up enough! If I could, I’d be in school learning forever about anything and everything.

I do hope you find value in my investments. I am here to be able to provide you with the information and tools to help you with all things hair! Not only that, I am committed to providing you with the best customer service and professionalism, and accommodating you to my best abilities. If you need to schedule an appointment you can find all of my contact information on the contact page of this website, and at the bottom of this page.

I appreciate all of my clients that support me. Not only does it keep me open and able to continue to provide you with the same awesome service, but it literally keeps me going. You are all my drive! You are what gets me out of bed every morning. So thank you for choosing me from the bottom of my heart.

Keep tuning in for new blog posts and news. There will be so many topics discussed here. It will be fun and informative, and like I said earlier- if you have anything you want to discuss or talk about let me know!

I hope to build lots of positive relationships and provide you with services that exceed your expectations.

~ Rachel Yancey


Hair artist

Hair colorist

Hair extension specialist

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