“I like a mix of old and new, and I add little by little as we go,” said owner Lindsey Buckner. “The salon’s decorated with art, music and fashion because those are what trends are made of — so everything is based off those three elements.”
The salon also provides a serene, forest-like setting with plants nestled into random corners and a color scheme of black, browns and greens. Rows of lights are scattered above, and a fireplace welcomes customers into the salon’s sitting area. Perhaps the most inviting part of the salon is the room sectioned off for pedicures. Two black leather seats are situated side by side underneath a brightly colored, draped canopy.
Buckner noted that the salon has been open for 15 years, but has been in its current location for the past five. Its previous residence was right next door, now home to Sweetie-licious.
“It was very small next door, and it wasn’t full service,” explained Buckner. “Now we’re the number one salon in the area.”
Buckner has owned the salon for a little over a year, but has worked at the salon for five and a half. She credits the previous owner, Karen Vlahakis, for teaching her much of what she knows now. Vlahakis still works as a stylist for the salon.
“I love this place, it’s right in my community,” said Buckner. “I wanted to do more than just cut hair, and I love a good challenge.”
The salon currently employs 17 women, although Buckner said it “wouldn’t mind throwing in a male.” Their staff includes 10 stylists, a nail tech, an esthetician, a masseuse and a few receptionists.
“We have a medically certified massage therapist who does everything from pregnancy to hot stone massages,” said Buckner. “She finds knots you didn’t even know that you had.”
Their services range from cuts, colors, perms, hair and scalp treatments, to waxing services, facials, makeup application, nail services and ear piercing. Highlights start at $50, color at $35 and women cuts with style start at $28, but are reduced when combined with a color treatment. Facials start at $55, conditioning treatments at $20; massages are $60 for an hour, manicures start at $20 and pedicures at $40.
Packages are available as well. Some of the salon’s more popular packages are its bachelorette and wedding day packages. It is also known for its prince/princess party packages including a mini pedicure, manicure, mini-updo and make-up application for $55 per child.
Buckner noted that they always have monthly specials on services and products. For April, the salon will be featuring specials including $10 off a highlight and hair cut together, a deep conditioning treatment for $10, 25 percent off custom facials and 20 percent off all in-stock products.
One thing that the salon has never done that Buckner wants to incorporate is a reward program for frequent guests.
“Our main goal is to keep our clients satisfied,” said Buckner. “We love to give back to our community and I think we reach out to everybody, not just women or one group of people.”
Buckner noted that their business was up from last year and still maintaining growth.