0

Looks Salon dream comes true

Owner Angie Hutchison shows off the unique vintage door stylist’s work stations.

Owner Angie Hutchison shows off the unique vintage door stylist’s work stations.

photo

“Ya’ll come on in and sit a spell,” hostess Courtney Lynne Smits welcomes visitors to Looks Hair Salon Friday evening.

photo

Guests to the open house were treated to gourmet cupcakes.

photo

A bar and buffet table highlighted the open house and grand opening event at Looks Hair Salon in Locust Grove. (Staff Photo: Jim Zachary)

photo

Work stations are spacious and feature vintage decor.

LOCUST GROVE — For Angie Hutchison, Looks Hair Salon is not just a business, it is not just a job, it is not just a new location in Locust Grove — it is more the fulfillment of a dream many years in the making.

Looks Hair Salon in the Grove can be found along Ga. Highway 42 in the historic downtown district in the newly renovated building Hutchison designed herself.

“I wanted coming into the salon to be like coming to our home for a visit,” she said.

The salon has spaces for eight stylists, but there is room for one more.

“We are looking for one more special person to join our family,” the owner said

From the furnishings to the hospitality, Hutchison and her team have definitely created a home away from home.

It started with her own large family.

Her husband and children all pitched in as they renovated the salon building and furnished it with vintage chairs, tables, fixtures and even doors.

That’s right, vintage doors have been turned into work stations and booths for the stylists.

The salon even has a bar and lounge area to finish off the unique facility.

Hutchison herself is a triple threat — stylist, color specialist and makeup artist.

Like many salons, Looks offers a wide range of services, specializing in styling, coloring, highlighting, waxing, balayage, Brazilian Blowout and hair extensions.

Among the custom services is a salon bridal party experience.

Bridal parties can rent out the entire salon, and with years of experience and expertise, Hutchison and staff will treat the bride and her party with styling, makeup and pampering.

Hutchison describes the service, “It’s the day you have dreamed about since you were a little girl — your wedding day, a day that calls for beautiful hair, flawless makeup and attention to every detail,” adding that the salon takes care of everything, including refreshments.

The salon is also building an online presence, encouraging patrons to “like,” them on Facebook and visit their website at www.lookshairsalon.net.