It’s no surprise that most my clients worry about their appearance the day of their photo session. I love recommending places I know and trust that provide great services to their customers. That is why my first business spotlight is a place I love to visit for all my hair needs. Not only do they specialize in cutting and coloring hair, they offer waxing and eyelash extension services too. They are a service I trust and leave feeling well taken care of.
Velvet Luxe salon opened its doors in December of 2013. It sits on the bustling main street of Royersford, PA. It’s easily recognizable with its brick exterior and large sized windows on the corner of Main Street and Second Ave. The first thing you’ll notice is how clean and inviting the salon is. After the person behind the counter welcomes you in, you are asked what you would like to drink while waiting for your appointment. A drink menu is posted at the counter and at the waiting area table. Eliza is the salon owner, and Unite brand educator. The salon provides haircuts/style for women and men, updos for special events, facial waxing, hair treatment services, color/processing, hair extensions, dreadlocks, and eyelash extensions.
Q: How did your business get started?
A: “I wanted to be a better salon owner than I had ever experienced. I wanted to reach a level of respect, professionalism, education, and pay to my employees.”
Q: Is there something you would say to yourself at the beginning of your business?
A: “I remember saying, who would do this? Why would anyone open their own business? Because this is not easy (laughter). But man, I wake up every day and I don’t hate who I work for and I don’t hate the people I work with. So it’s worth it.”
Q: What is your biggest “business’ win”?
A: “I already feel like our training program is our biggest win. Julieann has already become confident in blow drying, single process, she’s amazing, and we have her doing $15 blowout and curl now until December and she’s already getting booked up. She goes on the floor in January and I feel like she’s already going to be busy. She’s already going to have clients. So I’m thinking that the training program is working.”
Q: What is a fun tidbit about your business?
A: “It always makes me happy when a new stylist gets their hair done by an old stylist. Because that is like their rite of passage. Casey just did Julieann’s hair and that’s what you have to do to be accepted. It brings us together. We all do each other’s hair.”
Q: What is your staff’s favorite food?
A: “Pizza and onion rings from ‘Wilkies’ in Spring City.”
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “What you permit, you promote.” – Geno Stampora
Left to right (top): Eliza, Casey, Julieann, (bottom) Beth, Tiffany, Dee
I highly encourage all of my clients to get their hair and makeup professionally done for their photo session. Not only will you look fabulous, but pampering yourself puts you at ease the day of your session. Visit Velvet Luxe Salon the next time you are looking for someone to go out of their way to personally style your hair. Their staff is fun to work with and you’ll be happy you came in! Your hair and portraits will thank you!
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