Salon owner wants to serve, educate

May. 10, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

In addition to offering hairstyling and other services, Lisa Reneé Reyes says he hopes to help educate customers on proper hair care.

Her business, The COLOR bar hair salon, which is at 3905-B Providence Road South in Waxhaw, opened in December of last year.

Reyes has been working as a hairstylist since 2005. She previously worked in Charlotte but is happy to now have a business in Waxhaw.

“Waxhaw reminded me of home,” Reyes, who is from Long Island, New York, said in reference to why she wanted to open a business in the town.

At her business, customers can get hair coloring and creative cuts, as well as their makeup done, eyebrows waxed and other services. She uses an organic aloe vera based hair care system in her salon and works with each of her customers to help them understand proper hair care and how to care for their hair at home in order to keep it healthy. To her, the work she does when it comes to hair and other cosmetology related activities is art and she considers herself and the salon staff as artists instead of just hairstylists and employees, she said.

Communication is important among staff at the salon as well as with customers. She and others at the salon, work to create a friendly atmosphere. They also work to maintain good relationships among themselves and with customers. Along with her husband, who sometimes helps with different tasks around the business, she considers everyone working at the business as her family, she said.

“We are all very sarcastic and fun and that’s why we do so well. We all love what we do so it’s not a job it’s a craft. I have a great team and without them we would not be here, (or) so successful today. I love my community, I love Waxhaw. We’ve gotten a great response from the community and I really think that I am making a name for myself here,” she said.

She enjoys what she does, working with clients and seeing her staff every day, she said.

“I love coming here and I love my clients,” she said.

Some upcoming activities planned at the salon include a Prom Glam Event for Weddington High School students on May 17th and a grand opening celebration on June 8.

For more information about the salon or its upcoming activities call 704-843-4000 or visit the business’ Facebook page.

The COLOR bar hair salon is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. It is closed Sunday.

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