If you need a haircut and want to help a good cause, the new Uptown Salon is the place to be Friday.
Sandy Town, Uptown Salon owner, is celebrating the opening of her hair salon by hosting a grand opening starting at 9 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Town said the feature event during the grand opening will be a gift basket giveaway with hair care products and coupons. The proceeds will then go to the Salvation Army for its Thanksgiving dinner meal program.
Mrs. Town, who has been a beautician for six years, said opening her own salon was a goal because she enjoys the service she provides her clients.
Norma Stanton, Sandy Town and Courtney Schauman are the beauticians at the new Uptown Salon, located 380 Fairmount Avenue. The salon will be hosting a grand opening Friday.
Photo by Ashley McChesney
''I love being around people. I love the way I make people feel good,'' she said. ''They feel good when they walk out the door. That's great to be able to do.''
Mrs. Town said she carefully selected top-notch hairdressers to work with her at the Uptown Salon, which is located at 380 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown. Norma Stanton and Courtney Schauman will also be two beauticians working at the salon.
The boutique will provide all the services people expect from a fully operational hair salon. People can receive haircuts, coloring, braids, foils, feathers, extensions, straightening and waxing. Mrs. Town will also sell hair care products like shampoos and conditions, including Kenra Hair Care products.
The Uptown Salon has plenty of parking. Also, the hair salon will be offering specials and discounts regularly, including men's haircuts for $10 and a 10 percent discount for Cummins Engine employees and their families, seniors on Tuesday and all military personal.
''I really respect what they do for us,'' Mrs. Town said about the young men and women in the military.
The salon accepts walk-ins and appointments can be made by calling 720-5054. Mrs. Town also plans to expand the business to include a coffee bar where people can also enjoy a beverage while receiving salon treatment.
Mrs. Town said the only reason she could open her own business was because of the help she received from her family.
For the past few months, her husband, Todd, and three children, Ashley, Joseph and Nicole, all helped in preparing the business. Ashley is a professional photography and is handling all the photos of haircuts through her own business, Ashley McChesney photography.
''My family has supported me and had a hand in everything,'' she said. ''If I didn't have their support, I wouldn't be able to do this.''
The salon will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Night appointments can be made for Thursday and Friday for people who cannot make regular business hours.
For more information, call 720-5054 or visit the Uptown Salon's website at www.hairatuptownsalon.com.