Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:23
The new hair salon, Tangles, is a dream come true for owner Alison Schultz, who along with friend and colleague Jess Platz, are looking forward to offering customers a relaxing and enjoyable spa-type experience.
The new salon will offer massages, spray tanning, pedicures, manicures, hair cuts, perms, hair styles and many more new products, Schultz said.
In talking about the new services and products, Schultz said she plans on having the spray tanning available in March.
“We also have two pedicure chairs because everybody goes with a best friend, their mom, sister or someone,” she said.
She said she knows that a lot of people may have gotten their haircuts with them, but went to Wichita or Newton for a pedicure.
“The idea is to keep more people in town,” she said, “by visiting the salon and shopping downtown.”
One example of how her new business can collaborate is combining services with other businesses.
“We are doing a special with Jan’s flower shop next door,” she said. “It is called, ‘Peddies and Pedals.’”
For $40, someone can get a gift certificate for a pedicure and also a flower arrangement for Valentine’s Day.
Another new product is the OPI?Gel Nails, she said.
“These type of nails are kind of like artificial ones, but gel nails are all polish that is cured by a light and dries instantly,” she said.
A massage therapist, Denaye Dies of Lehigh, will also be involved in the business by offering customers a way to unwind.
Schultz said Dies will start off working Tuesday afternoon and evening by appointment.
Dies will charge $45 for a one hour massage; $35 for 30 minutes and $65 for 90 minutes, she said.
Although Dies isn’t offering it yet, she plans to add “hot rocks” with a massage.
Many of the more familiar services of the hair salon will include haircuts, shampoos, styling and perms for everyone in the family.
One of the things Schultz said she is most proud of is the up-to-date equipment and look of the new business.
A family affair
When she and her husband, Scott, decided to buy the building, she said they worked long hours to make it modern.
“Scott did all the plumbing and was here every day for two and a half months,” Schultz said.
They tore out the old carpet, replaced the subfloor, added new wood flooring, put in two new rooms in the back and closed the two openings between her store and the flower shop to the south, she added.
Her two older children, Christina, 16, and Trinity, 11, also pitched in by painting walls and helping with some of the flooring.
The older girls, she said, also helped with the younger children, Parker, 6, and Makenzie, 2, by staying home while their parents worked at the salon.
“We also had a lot of good friends and family help, too,” she said.
After a lot of late nights though, the 2,000 square-foot shop opened Jan. 3, complete with stations for shampooing and six hairstylists to work, plus a children’s area.
The prices for hair services are the same as what Schultz previously charged, she said, including a haircut at $15; haircut, wash and style, $18; and men’s cut, $12.
Tangles is located at 106 S. Main St., Hillsboro, and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
“We also come in Saturdays to do hair for weddings, prom or other special events,” she said, “and at least one evening a week, we are here after 5 p.m.”
For more information or to make an appointment, call 620-266-2288.