New Howell salon proprietor and stylist educator Ninalee Costelnock is passionate about doing hair.
Costelnock, 30, is just as passionate about serving to other stylists get techniques and make a great living. She reported one target at her salon is to supply stylists personnel gains that are not often accessible in the salon field.
“The target is to have 401k and clinical added benefits,” she reported. “There should not be an marketplace standard of no maternity go away, no positive aspects.”
Costelnock, after about 15 a long time in the hairdressing business, turned a initially-time organization owner earlier this month when she opened District 308 Salon & Boutique, 138 W. Highland Highway/M-59, suite 900, in the Crossroads City Center purchasing intricate.
“I started in high faculty and failed to consider at the time I would do it endlessly, but it came so naturally and uncomplicated to me,” she explained. “It was an different to going to faculty, but then my enthusiasm for it arrived. I turned submerged in it and now I reside, breath and dye hair.”
Costelnock and seven other stylists are delivering a array of hair products and services, which include cuts, shade and extensions. Some of the stylists also do lash extensions, and the salon also has an esthetician who specializes in waxing.
And the salon features a boutique with clothes, jewelry and fashion extras.
Costelnock set up a “stage-dependent” pricing structure, which offers a variety of price ranges for expert services based mostly on the expertise degree of her stylists. The far more experience and abilities they attain, the increased the cost.
“I have located absolutely everyone has a value they want to shell out for solutions, so we have something for everyone’s funds,” she stated. “When they amount bounce, they get a tiny more commission and the value goes up.”
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She is also continuing to provide stylist education and learning right now she has two up-and-coming stylists in her six-month affiliate program.
“They educate with me and truly function one-on-just one. They are practically my added established of hand, and they are so significantly far more than the particular person who washes hair,” she claimed.
Costelnock invested about 5 months redesigning the area with dazzling, white counters, new floors with a marble pattern, new lighting and other improvements.
The new salon loaded a emptiness remaining by Studio 103, a hair and nail salon that shut past summertime.
Costelnock stated she is previously thinking about increasing the fashion boutique, probably into an other space, but a small boutique region in the salon supplied a way to examination it out.
“I’ve been residing listed here for a yr and there aren’t numerous places all-around below, and there are not variations for even larger girls,” she mentioned.
The boutique sells clothes from smaller to XXXL, jewelry and extras, these kinds of as hair scrunchies and fanny packs.
“When you get a new haircut, you want a new outfit,” Costelnock explained. “I want it to be a complete working experience when they come here.”
She claimed she handpicks clothing and style things from distinctive suppliers.
“I precisely choose what I believed fit the model. I am 30, a mother and plus-sized, and I am continue to young adequate to be stylish,” Costelnock said.
Bailee Vaughn, who operates the salon’s marketing and social media, grew up close by in Hartland Township, and agrees the area could use extra clothes possibilities.
“There aren’t quite a few. Escalating up I would drive to Twelve Oaks Shopping mall (in Novi),” stated Vaughn, 23, who established her own marketing corporation Branded by Bailee.
District 308 Salon & Boutique will host a grand opening get together, with absolutely free foods and drinks, from 6 to 10 p.m. Might 21 for clients, prospective purchasers and everyone who wishes to assistance welcome a new Howell business enterprise.
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