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Salon owners aim to bring life back to downtown

The staff of new Ironton business Meraki Studio. Pictured left to right, Maria Fuller, Casey Edwards, Paige Clifton, Chris Sammons and seated, Heather Birch.

The staff of new Ironton business Meraki Studio. Pictured left to right, Maria Fuller, Casey Edwards, Paige Clifton, Chris Sammons and seated, Heather Birch.

 

A new salon, now in its sixth week of business in downtown Ironton, hopes to bring a friendly, warm atmosphere for customers.

Meraki Salon, co-owned by stylists Christine Sammons and Casey Edwards, is located at 303 Park Ave., and offers all hair services, such as cuts and coloring, as well as make up, spray tans, facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures by walk-in or appointments.

Sammons said it was their first time at running their own business.

“I’ve been doing hair for about 13 years,” she said. “I’ve worked at several salons and have always wanted to open my own salon. And so did Casey.”

She said business has been great so far.

“Being downtown has helped a lot,” she said.

Edwards said the location was something they sought out.

“We wanted to be here to hopefully bring life back to downtown Ironton, like it used to be when we were young,” Edwards said.

In addition to Sammons and Edwards, the salon employs stylists Heather Birch, Paige Clifton and Maria Frazer Fuller.

Sammons said they are interested in providing “quality, not quantity.

They hope everyone who comes finds a comfortable atmosphere, she said, pointing to the fruit and snacks they had on hand for customers.

The salon is planning an open house from 6-8 p.m. May 20.

“Everyone’s welcome to come,” Edwards said. “We’ll have refreshments, door prizes and little gift bags.”

Meraki is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m.-6p.m. on Saturdays.