LAKE LINDEN - The stylists at All Styles Beauty Salon want to help customers not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well.
"It's kind of our All Styles beauty mission," said salon owner and stylist Gail Roberts. "We've been in this industry long enough to know that personal appearance is important to people and with the busy and hectic lifestyle today, we want to provide the products, services and care for them so that all these needs are met here conveniently."
At All Styles Beauty Salon, located on 9th Street in Lake Linden, Gail is joined by experienced stylists Jane Pini, Christy Richards and a new member of the staff, Shelly Lucchesi, who, together, offer a range of beauty services for men, women and children. The full-service salon specializes in hair cutting, styles, perms and coloring, along with facials, waxing, pedicures and manicures.
All Styles Beauty Salon owner/stylist Gail Richards, second from right, wearing yellow, stands with stylists from left to right, Jane Pini, Christy Richards and Shelly Lucchesi. All Styles is celebrating its grand opening during regular business hours this week to introduce customers to their new spa room, shown below left.
"We built a separate room especially for the spa services," Gail said. "It's a private room where people can relax and heal in a soothing environment."
Shelly, a stylist and also a certified technician, provides all of the spa treatments. To further pamper her clients, she offers moist hot towel wraps and massage with each spa service.
"That's what makes her a cut above the rest," Gail complimented.
With Shelly's facial procedure, people drift into complete relaxation with excellent results. The artistic technique of waxing combined with superior product is provided with her waxing procedure. Among other amenities, the spa room is fitted with a Maiden Spa brand pedicure chair. It features the newest technology with a pipeless spa basin, which allows for maximum sanitizing.
On the retail end, All Styles carries the complete Aveda hair and skin care line. Aveda is an elite, botanical-based product manufactured in Minnesota.
"What I like people to know is that Aveda knows the specific hair, scalp and skin needs of the Midwest woman," Gail said. "A lot of people have a concern about the cost of Aveda products, but they're no more costly than other product lines in our industry. In all reality, what's really higher about them is the level of quality. They're wonderful products."
Kenra and Biolage are also two leading product brands that are also available for purchase.
All Styles also carries the Schwarzkopf hair color line, renowned for its intensive and long-lasting color.
"It's the number one color line in the industry," Gail said. "Almost every other color line in the industry buys its pigment from Schwarzkopf, but its a less concentrated amount of pigment. That's why we are able to achieve such a wide range of colors with lasting hold and shine."
Christy, Jane, Gail and now Shelly, have decades of experience in hair color, and oftentimes, consult with one another while a customer is in the chair.
"We've become good color technicians over the years and everyone knows the importance of that," Gail said.
Gail said she wanted to remind customers that they don't have to have an appointment in order to come to the salon.
"We want to serve all the people of the Copper Country," she said. "We are an Aveda retailer and carry a variety of salon products for your daily needs. So we have retail customers as well as service customers."
Through May 16, All Styles Beauty Salon is hosting a grand opening to introduce the new spa room, reacquaint customers with their retail lines and welcome new customers.
"We have a wonderful business community in Lake Linden and we're enjoying being a part of it," Gail said. "We have convenient access with ample parking."
To grand opening will be held during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday).
"We're going to have refreshments, finger foods and there will be lots of drawings for prizes," Gail said. "We're also going to set up an Aveda sample bar so they can take samples home and try the product."
Gail first opened All Styles as a home-based business in 1980. Ten years later, she and her husband, Randy, built the business where it exists today.
The open house, she said, is another way to say "thank you" for the last 29 years.
"I want to thank the people for being our friends and clients," she said. "We want to reintroduce who we are and want people to see all of our recent upgrades."
Gail said everyday it's a pleasure to be working with such experienced stylists as Jane, Christy and Shelly.
"There are various challenges that come up and with our ability to consult with one another like we do provides an added benefit for our customers," she said.
All Styles Beauty Salon is located at 923A 9th St. in Lake Linden. Salon hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 296-0267.
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