To support the sustainability of my business, due to the dramatic increases in overhead and supply costs over the past year, service prices will be increasing as of May 1, 2022. If you already have an appointment reserved beyond May 1, the price listed at time of booking will be honored at checkout.
I have also made the decision to no longer accept gratuities. Eliminating gratuities helps keep my service pricing completely transparent and allows you to feel better prepared for your appointment.
I will continue to use the best technology in hair color products and offer top quality take-home products. Additionally, you are now able to buy take-home products on my website for delivery or in-salon pickup.
Thank you for understanding these are necessary steps in making sure I can continue to give you the most amazing result possible.
My first month at Salon Serenity has been amazing! The other four stylists and assistant have made me feel so incredibly welcome. I appreciate every single client who has followed me just the few blocks down Neponset Ave.
Salon Serenity is spacious and each station chair is 6ft away from the next, giving us plenty of room to work but not be on top of each other. And with two shampoo sinks, there is no waiting for your turn. Clients have already given great feedback about this, which just reassures I made the right decision moving to a new salon.
Parking is SO easy. Plenty of open spaces on either side of Neponset Ave. I've had a few clients come in saying "that was too easy, is that really a spot?"
Being in the salon Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings has been great! Those days seem to be more quiet in the salon (its rare for all five of us stylists to even be working the same shifts, anyway) for anyone who feels more comfortable with less people.
Thank you again to everyone who has made this transition with me and to the team at Salon Serenity for making me feel so welcome!
I look forward to spending my first December at Salon Serenity, participating in the toy drive benefiting St. Mary's Center (all unwrapped toy donations welcome!) and doing some gorgeous holiday hair for you!
See you soon!
I literally cannot do my job without touching another human being. I cannot do my job 6ft from anyone. I might touch 10 different people in one day at the salon.
Anyone who knows me at home and at the salon knows I am a clean freak. My hands are ALWAYS ugly from washing them too much. I wipe every surface before AND after I use it.
Most importantly, I follow the sanitation guidelines and regulations set by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. I wash my hands before and after touching each client. Any tools or implements that touch a client needs to be sanitized before they can be used again. This means any brushes, combs, clips, bowls, etc. need to be washed and disinfected between uses. Capes, robes, and towels need to be laundered. The tray tables need to be cleaned between use. This is normal and basic sanitation. If your current stylist isn’t doing this bare minimum requirement, LEAVE THEM NOW!
I’d like to assume your stylist is like me, and respects the industry and clients and follows the sanitation guidelines. Here is what I am doing in preparation to return to the salon (yes we have a few weeks before then, but I’m still preparing now).
The last day I was working in the salon before we temporarily closed, I emptied all of my tools from my station. I took them home in a trash-bag so I could sort through, re-clean, and replace. My tools stay in great shape, because I take such good care of them and keep them clean, but I still threw out a LOT. What I did keep, I sanitized again and packed up for the salon. I took advantage of the free shipping the supplier is offering and I replaced ALL of my old brushes. I bought new clips and threw away all of my old ones. I also ordered new trimmer blades and all of my razors have new blades (which get changed between clients anyway). And I restocked my home supply of brush soap and Barbicide disinfectant. I also have a brand new blow dryer, waiting to be used, after my old one fell from the holder one-too-many times (may it rest in peace, in blowdryer heaven with my 20 other ones).
Why am I telling you all of this? Because I care so unbelievably much about this industry and my salon clients and I need you to know that I have been and will do everything in my power to protect both you and I.
If you ever have any questions about salon sanitation, you should feel comfortable asking your salon professional. Ask me! I love answering questions!
You can also check out this quick and informative bulletin published by the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.
I've been in the cosmetology industry for 21 years and have seen it all :)